MAC x Maleficent Collection

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Hi everyone! This entry is kinda special because I have discovered my love for Maleficent thanks to the newly released “Maleficent” movie by Disney starring Angelina Jolie as the protagonist.
The 2014 movie is actually told from Maleficent’s point of view and how she came to curse Princess Aurora with the famous curse such that she becomes Sleeping Beauty.

To really up the hype for the movie, I actually saw this nail art tutorial on Youtube and recreated this look the day before watching the movie. Actually I was just bored and thought the tutorial was easy enough to recreate la #sadsociallife
Please check out her channel, I really love her nail designs! :)
And yes, I did manage to recreate most of the look save for the nails on my right hand because drawing the horns with my main hand was so tough I had to redo it twice :x #noskill #newbie
I didn’t really make the horns as nice as Janelle in the Youtube tutorial but for a noob like me, it’s quite a huge feat already la lol.
So without further ado, my Maleficent nails drawn by yours truly :D

Angelina Jolie was on the cover of 8 Days that week. I subscribe to the magazine via their app because buying the physical copy is so wasteful. I throw them away into the recycling bin after reading actually.

Left hand with the My Dark Magic Mineralize Eye Shadow from the MAC Venomous Villains Collection in 2012 starring of course the cartoon version of Maleficent.

Right hand was much more simpler (polka dots for the middle finger!) pictured here with Revenge is Sweet Lipglass from the same MAC collection as the eyeshadow above.
Now onto the main objective of this entry – reviews and swatches of the items I bought from the MAC x Maleficent collection in conjunction with the release of the movie above.

The vinyl figurines you see here are from Funko Pop which Hidaya got me addicted to lol. The movie edition of Aurora and Maleficent are new releases and I told her to just grab it for me once they were in stock. Thank you Mas Hila :D :D :D (jangan membunuh saya ya! hoho.) You can purchase them at Simply Toys at Plaza Singapura level 7 opposite the cinema box office :)
Here’s what I bought from the collection:
1. Natural Beauty Powder, USD$33.00
2. Anthurium Pro Longwear Lipglass, USD$22.00
3. Nail Lacquer in Flaming Rose, USD$17.50/SGD$24.00

I purchased the nail lacquer in the MAC Cosmetic stores locally because obviously nail lacquers cannot be shipped internationally but the other 2 items were part of my huge MAC haul with the Sharon & Kelly Osbourne Collections which if I have time I will do reviews on. They have not landed on our sunny shores yet. I hope they don’t because I am tempted to get the eyeshadow quad from the Sharon collection but I am on a self-imposed makeup ban till September lol. Which kinda got broken last weekend because I caved into the YSL Fall 2014 collection FML

Ok, enough chit chat really! Swatches :)
The nail lacquer in Flaming Rose is a true red polish and the bottle is adorned with the Maleficent wings that is on all the items released in this collection. I only purchased this colour because the other colours released looked….. plain oops! Black and beige, really MAC? I just got this for collection purposes. The packaging is really to die for! >_<
Here I applied 2 coats of the polish with a top coat. I find that if you really wanna be really careful about it, you can achieve an opaque colour with one coat but I like to pile on the polish to even out things a little. Under indoor lighting, the colour shifts to a dark red (not as bright as it seems pictured in the first nail swatch pic).Wear time was typical of most nail polishes – it lasted about 4 days before the major chipping appeared. A huge chunk just fell off this morning as I’m typing this entry lol.
Next up, the Pro Longwear Lipglass in Anthurium. Oh, be still my heart!

This is a true red that applies opaque and evenly on the lips. However, as with all lip products, you really need to exfoliate well because this really picks up on the uneven surface of your lips if not applied on clean lips.
Formula wise, it is not sticky upon application but it does fade off after I drank my cuppa this morning! So boo for that *reapply diligently*.

I don’t have much experience with prolong wear lipglasses nor normal lipglasses from MAC but this applicator is slightly flat on both sides and I find that this allows me to apply the product more evenly onto my lips.

And last but not least, the Natural Beauty Powder.

I had initially wanted to pass on this because this just looks like a normal powder to me. But look at that casing!!! LOL, yup that’s right, suckered in by the packaging *waves white flag to MAC*.

The powder is really a peachy, skin toned colour powder. I was unable to get a good swatch of it on my arm because the powder just blended in so you get my drift here right? Anyway, I used it all over my face as a finishing powder (you can it for anything – blush, highlighter, bronzer ya dah ya dah) and it didn’t really have good oil control. I was shiny in about….2 hours? And I would only recommend this for fairer skin tones to use.
Well, that’s all folks for the Maleficent products from MAC. I’m really excited for the Simpsons collaboration for Fall. Autumnal collections are popping up left and right now (in August wtf!!!) so…. pray hope I don’t spend as much I did for the Summer collections D:
Till then, adios folks!

NARS Larger Than Life Lipgloss in Paris Follies

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Hi all!
I’m actually back in Singapore already for about close to 2 weeks already!
Went to the Shiseido Sale last week and left with stuff obviously duh.
I couldn’t possibly leave empty handed lol!
So… here’s one of the things I picked up at the sale and I’ve been loving it these few days hence this random blog post.
Now I don’t own that many NARS products to begin with but I do have a few of these Larger Than Life Lipglosses which clearly needs to be given more love from me.
This lipgloss – Paris Follies – was completely new to me.
The ones I own came from the Andy Warhol Collection from last year and while I’m usually quite up to date with new launches because that’s my hobby to be honest, to be updated with the new and latest makeup products, I hadn’t heard of this product before to be honest.
But on a whim I decided to pick this lipgloss up because I liked how wearable it looked in the tube and when I swatched it at the sale. Wasn’t intending to pick up any lip products because God knows how many new ones I have lying at home!
And.. home it came with me and I absolutely LOVE IT!
The shade is a wearable colour for any occasion of the day – I would describe it as a wearable coral colour because I wore it everyday sans lipstick, just my lip balm below it and my lips looked so natural looking.
I didn’t like how drying it felt after awhile on my lips but that cannot be helped because I’m just cursed with dry and chapped lips always T.T
However, it didn’t dry out my lips as fast as other lip products do so…. extra points perhaps? LOL
I like the tiny applicator that comes with these NARS lipglosses simply because it allows me to be more precise in my application.
Usually those that come with the doe foot applicator tends to be too big for my lips (I have small surface area la D:).
It’s pretty unique in my opinion such small applicators – usually companies tend to just put in the doe foot ones – but I’ve read reviews on how others hated it because it was too small and they needed to stick it into the tube a few more times to cover the entire lip area.
It applies opaque when swatched on my hand but on the lips, it looks more like a clear gloss which was what I liked about it.
The lipgloss didn’t settle into the lines of my lips and was free of that sticky feeling that most lipglosses have so that was why this product has been in my bag for the past week (yes, every single day! that’s how much I liked it).
Pardon me for the crappy lip swatch, I wasn’t able to capture the true colour on the lips but you can see it here from Temptalia.
She’s like my shifu and go to website for all things make-up and I absolutely love her website! LOL.
Maybe it’s time for me to go dig out my Donghae (the DSLR) and explore options with it further, shan’t rely on my iPhone 5 too often hahaha.
Anyhow, gonna end this entry randomly!
Hope to catch up with my Europe posts asap but I’ve been very busy meeting up with tons of people because I’ll be heading off to China soon after the new year and it’s also Christmas season so tons of shopping to do.
Till then, annyeong~