Posts

mac eyeshadow collectionI have been slowly re-adding to my Mac eyeshadow collection ever since they brought the price of the single pans down to €7. For a long while I had just stopped buying them and even gave a host of them away. As other brands came onto the market like Makeup Geek or even now Penneys that do great single pans, buying exclusively Mac just wasn’t necessary.

mac eyeshadow collection

As the price is a bit more affordable and Mac is a more readily available for us too with Brown Thomas, Arnotts and even ASOS selling it now. Although, ASOS don’t sell just the pans. I’ve been using it as an excuse to buy up some of the colours I’ve always wanted to try buy just never got around to over my makeup loving years. And some old favourites. I’m not really buying basics as in transition shades or anything, just shades that take my fancy, although that may change. Never say never 🙂mas cosmetics eyeshadow

My Mac eyeshadow collection is way smaller than it used to be, but I thought this might be helpful, just in case, like me, there’s certain shades you want to try. I can update it as I pick up more, and be sure to leave me suggestions in the comments below of other cool single pans to pick up.

I feel like I’m starting again with my collection and it feels good, I won’t lie.

Nine pans are all that adorn my new pro palette at the minute, but they’re very nice pans, and I’m happy with them all 🙂

mac cosmetics eyeshadow pans

From left to right we have:

Naked Lunch, a frosted pale, nearly the same colour as my skin tone kinda shade.

irish beauty blog
irish beauty blogger
dublin beauty blog

All That Glitters is another pale frost with a bit more of a peach tone.

top irish beauty blog
top irish beauty blogger
dublin beauty blogger

 Satin Taupe is exactly what it say on the tin.

top beauty blog ireland
beauty blog ireland
irish beauty blog

 Woodwinked is a warm brown metallic shade.

beauty blogger ireland
top beauty blogger ireland
top irish beauty blog

 Amber Lights is a warm copper with a frosty finish.

beauty blog
top beauty blog
irish beauty vlogger

Coppering is a warm copper with a frost finish.

beauty blogger
irish beauty site
irish beauty youtuber

 Vex is completely new to me, I’ve never owned it before. It’s a pale frost with like a pewter shift to it and I just thought it looked interesting.

top irish beauty site
irish makeup blog
beauty vlogger

 Club is one of my favourite Mac eyeshadows. It has a duo chrome finish and looks different with how you apply it. It shifts brown and green.

top irish makeup website
top irish beauty website
top beauty youtuber

 Lastly we have Cranberry. It’s a warm frosted cranberry shade.

mac cosmetics
mac eyeshadow swatches
dublin vlogger

Here’s some of them in action on my eyeballs really simply.

 

mac eyeshadow makeup lookirish beauty blogger

And that’s it for now! I’ll be sure to update the list as I shop 🙂

xxx

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Cream EyeshadowPixi is a brand I know quite a lot about, but I’ve never really used much of their products. The brand has only been available here in Marks and Spencer, and any time I went to have a look, nothing really stood out for me. The Glow Tonic is a staple in my skincare though. (I did a really old blogpost on it here, if you want to know more). I was super lucky to meet with the PR for Pixi Beauty a little while back. They let me swatch lots of their new releases, and I was honestly so impressed! I got to bring some home to play with, including three of the new Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Cream Eyeshadows.

Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Cream Eyeshadow

They are a cream eyeshadow with flecks of glitter running through them. There’s five shades of these to choose from in total including a gold and a rose gold, which I will be needing in my life.

top irish beauty blogger

The shades I have to show you are:

Bare Brilliance which is a shimmering taupe.

Pixi Beauty
Pixi By Petra
top beauty blogger ireland

Passion Light, this is a coppery shade with sparkles.

irish beauty blog
irish beauty blogger
dublin beauty blog

And the third one is Crystalline. This is a white silvery shade with multi coloured sparkle running through it.

beauty blog ireland
beauty blogger ireland
beauty blog

They come in a plastic tube, with a doe foot applicator and contain 5 mls of product.

top irish beauty blog

There’s is lots of talk online about the Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Cream Eyeshadows being dupes for the Stila Magnificent Metal Eyeshadows. Having tried both, I completely agree with that statement. They range in pigment opacity depending on the shade and are a choc full of sparkle, much like the Stila offering.

top beauty blog ireland

For me, they work best over a cream or shadow base as you would really need to build up the product for full on colour, and that can be potentially super messy as they are cream shadows. I usually apply them from the doe foot applicator to my finger or a brush and press it on the lid. I find there’s minimal fall out that way and you can disperse the glitter better by patting it down.

Overall, I am a big fan of the Pixi Liquid Fairy Lights Cream Eyeshadow. They are comparable to Stila and depending on where you buy them, are around a tenner cheaper! I found them online for the lowest price here. Have you tried them?

xxx

*********PR SAMPLE*********

 

The weather is kind of changing. I can see daffodils when I am out and about. That’s proof 🙂 With the changing season comes new beauty releases, which is always exciting! I thought I would compile some that I have from a few different brands. This is some of the new Spring Blush And Cheek Releases for 2017!

spring blush releases

 

First up we have two (of three) new Perfect Blush colours from Isa Dora.

isa dora perfect blush

05 ‘Poppy Peach’ which is a soft slightly iridescent peach:

irish beauty blogger
isa dora ireland
beauty blog

And, 60 ‘Pinky Peach’, which is very much it’s name sake.

beauty blogger
beauty blog ireland
beauty blogger ireland

I have been using these quite regularly over the last couple of weeks and have been enjoying them. I found them online from Feel Unique. They have an abundance of shades to choose from here. They retail for €15.30.

Next is the Clarins Contour Kit.

clarins ireland

I already have a full blogpost on this here, so I won’t go into much detail. But, I thought it deserved to be in the mix. It’s a cheek product and it’s new 🙂

Next we have a couple of different offerings from the very affordable Essence Cosmetics.

As part of their Spring/Summer range for this year, they have the BlushPlay Sculpting Blush Palette.

essence cosmetics ireland

This is in the shade 10 ‘Play It Peach’.

essence makeup

It has a highlight shade, a scultping shade (although to me this is more of a blush colour) and then a light satin coral ‘define’ colour. This is of course the blush shade. It retails for €4.95.

irish beauty site
irish beauty website

Another new cheek palette from Essence is their Prismatic Rainbow Glow Highlighter.

essence unicorn blush

The internet is kind of going mad for this at the minute. The shade is called fittingly 10 ‘Be A Unicorn’.

top irish beauty blog

The colours, indvidually do show up true to colour.

top irish beauty blogger
unicorn blush

Swatched together though, they give you a really lovely light gold highlight, with subtle flecks of the colours shining through.

top irish beauty blogger
essence highlighter

This retails for €4.40.

 

Next, is the very beautiful 7 Lights Powder Illuminator By Shiseido.

shiseido ireland

This powder was first created in 1917, and this offering is the modern day version of it.

The packaging alone is pretty stunning and then the powder contains 7 colours that are meant to help uneven skin tone and freshen the skin.

shideido makeup

 

I have been using it to touch up my makeup of late and have found it works really nicely.

shiseido 7 colour powder

The brush that comes with it is really perfect for on the go too. Swirled together the colours give you a really pretty peach, wearable sheen.

irish makeup blog
irish beauty website

 

Shiseido is sold in pharmacies here in Ireland. It was actually quite hard to source it in stock online. I managed to find it on the Escentual website here. It is priced at €48.76.

The last Spring blush release I have to show is Benefit’s newest Boxed Blush in Galifornia.

benefit galifornia blushbenefit cosmetics

It smells like holidays in a box.

benefit cosmetics ireland

 

Once the gold overspray is gone, you are left with a really pretty peachy pink blush, with a hint of golden shimmer running through it.

benefit makeup ireland
top beauty blogger ireland

 

Galifornia is available now from Debenhams here and Cloud10beauty here. It retails for between €30-34 depending on where you buy it.

spring blush colours

And that’s pretty much Spring Blush products in a nutshell right there 🙂 Any of them take your fancy?
xxx