Hey lovelies! Hope your all having a great week and happy Wednesday. Today’s post is short and sweet but it is one I am really really excited about and can’t wait to share with you. Some of you may already know, some may not but either way in my eyes it’s great news!
So MAC and Rihanna are collaborating together to bring a collection out called ‘RIRI Loves MAC‘ and will be bringing out the collection through out the year in four stages. That means four different collections. The first product to be launched and the one I really care about and want/need is this lipstick above called RIRI Woo which is inspired by Rihanna’s favourite MAC lipstick Ruby Woo (it’s my favourite too!). RIRI Woo is said be more deeper in colour and a bit more blue but I’m holding out hope it wont be too blue for me.
So when is it out? From what I can tell it will be launched with her tour which kicks of on the 4th/5th May 2013 and should be online after that. Usually when MAC works with famous figures, it’s a one collection thing but it’s interesting to see that they’ve made this one a four collection range. The signature piece of the collection is this lipstick, and it will appear in all four collections – this makes me feel better as I feel like I have a better chance of getting hold of the lipstick before it sells out. I hear that there will also be a lipgloss version of the lipstick too for all the lipgloss lovers out there.
So far that is all I have been able to figure out from browsing lots of different websites and forums whilst drooling over the concept of a Ruby Woo spin off. That’s what I’m really loving, it takes more than a celebrity collaboration to get me this excited!
This is Tanzina with the latest beauty news, and until next time, have a good day. (I really felt like I needed to say that because this felt like a news piece) ! Take care lovelies. xx
Hi lovely! I feel like I’ve been neglecting the blog a little bit, as I haven’t written a post for 8 days but I’ve been swamped with University work which seems to be hell bent on taking over my life. However I have now been freed from it’s grasp and should have a little more time to concentrate on blogging! Today I’ve decided to crack open a few lipsticks that I picked up back in September that have been patiently waiting to receive some love from me. I picked up a few MAC lipsticks and some I’ve already shared with you like Captive and Velvet Teddy however here are the one’s that haven’t been showcased on here.
So I’m going to head straight in to colour and swatches because otherwise I will just go on and on about all aspects of my life etc.
The first shade is this gorgeous orange red called Lady Danger. It compliments my skin tone really well and I have actually dabbed it on all ready a few times even though I was trying not to use it until I photographed it. It’s gorgeous, it’s perfect for me as I love a bold red lip. I’ve been dabbing this on the centre of my lip over Ruby Woo to make my lips look fuller and I can tell you already that out of the three, this is hands down my favourite. The texture is matte, and I prefer my red lips in a matte finish. However it is a little more creamier than Ruby Woo so for those who find that too matte this might be the one for you? It’s definitely a warm red, and I’m sure a lipstick that I will be pulling out quite often this year.
This next lipstick is definitely a bright one, this is MAC Impassioned. It’s so bright it’s almost on neon territory and definitely much less wearable than my trusty Girl About Town, however I had been attracted to it for quite a while and decided to take the plunge and get it. It’s a pink coral with a tiny hint of red and I haven’t yet worn it out. I think it’ll be a colour I’ll be rocking when the weather is warmer. I basically live for warmer weather if you haven’t figured by now, it’s all I go on about! My wardrobe definitely has more warm weather clothing than winter! Back to the lipstick, it is an Amplified finish so it goes on really opaque so you get good colour pay off however it is also really creamy so feels comfortable on and isn’t drying. I’m looking forward to wearing it and seeing what my friends make of it. This is the kind of lipstick you give centre stage, leave everything else hassle free and let it take the limelight.
So the last of the lot is this plum/mauve colour called MAC Amorous. I tend to go to MAC and swatch lots of colours and this stood out to me. I don’t really know how to describe it, it’s plum and has pink in it and I suppose it does have brown undertones to it but on me al I really notice is a pink like plum. It is a satin finish which means it’s like a cross between a matte and a creamy texture, it glides on easily and you get a great colour pay off. I think this can easily be an every day colour which is fuss free and easy to apply. I’m not too sure about it as it isn’t a bright like the other two and I haven’t worn it out so still don’t know how I feel about this one. I know I really like it, but the question is do I love it? I guess that is still waiting to be found out but now that I’ve got this post out the way I can experiment lots and figure that out.
I did take all these pictures at around 10pm so unfortunately these aren’t daylight pictures so the colour might look a little different in daylight. If you follow me on Instragram (makeupatoz) you’ll probably see me wearing them in photos and I’ll try to include more face of the day pictures and posts. I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s post, I’ve been putting it off for a while as I didn’t want to post without swatch pictures. Ooh also a little heads up, my Elemis Giveaway is ending soon so click to enter before it ends! Until next time lovelies I hope you all have a great day and keep smiling – Tanzina x
I was just about to type that the winter season usually has me reaching for bright colours for my lips to contend with the dreary weather however if truth be told, I always reach for a bright colour – winter or not! But one thing I definitely do look for in lip products in the winter particularly is super hydrating, moisturising lip products and I tend to avoid matte colours as they really do dry yours lips out. So today’s post is about two lip products that I’ve been enjoying, that aren’t matte but are bright.
The first one is something I’ve cheekily been able to get hold of prior to it’s release in January. This is the Avon Perfect Kiss Lipstick in Make Out Red which is a gorgeous buttery bright pink with hints of red, it is so flattering and so moisturising. It’s a nourishing lipstick which is keeping my lips happy as they tend to get quite picky in the winter when it comes to liking lippie products.
As you can see from the pictures above, the lipstick has quite a glossy moisturising finish and is really bright. I think the daylight also washed my skin colour out, it makes it look like I have a black and white effect going on in the picture but I promise I don’t! I was able to preview you the whole range of the Perfect Kiss lipsticks, there are 24 shades of lovely colours from brights to nudes however automatically it was Make Out Red that just popped out to me. From trying this lipstick, I would definitely recommend the range and for those wondering when it will be out, they will be released in January 2013 for £8.50.
This next product is the Pixi Tinted Brilliance Balm in 08 Bitten Berry and it is a much less maintenance product compared to the Avon lippie. It’s one of those lip products that you don’t really need to be super careful with when applying and I usually touch up on this even when I am on the move, on the tube or walking. However it really adds a pop of colour, it’s like a red plum which is quite deep so quite fitting for the winter season. It is much more sheer than the lipstick above, however it is also more hydrating. It contains shea butter, probably why my lips love it so much!
So as you can tell, it is more of a balm than a lipstick but like I said it really does at that pop of colour that brightens up a gloomy day. The Brilliance balms leave a stain after the product wears off and I can say that I really noticed this. This leaves my lips with a pinky stain which looks like a prettier version of my natural lips. The colour and intensity of the stain depends on the Ph levels of your lips, my lips must have quite a good level as the stain is quite flattering and long lasting. This comes in 7 shades and retails for £12.00, Bitten Berry was the one that appealed to me most but I’m already planning on Radiant Rose to join my collection.
That is it for today’s post, I haven’t really been reaching for many other lip products in the last few weeks. I’ve been using MAC Ruby Woo but I think that the classic red lip look is something I’ll always reach for so that really isn’t anything worth commenting on. Actually I might just do a post on my most used red lips look and just get that off my chest! I’ve been using the Make Out Red in the centre of my red lips to change things up a bit, and I really do like that effect. Having a lighter colour at the centre of your lips makes them look fuller, which is always a good thing. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, and I shall speak to you all soon! Tanzina x