Hello Beauties!

I’m so excited that dark lip colours are an unexpected spring trend. In the spring, the usual palette is bright and bold neon or pastel hues. I had purchased a few MAC lip colours a while back that remained unboxed, so after going through my makeup drawer, I felt that these colours would be perfect for this spring’s dark lip trend.

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Here are some swatches (from the top to the bottom):

  1. Captive: It’s a satin lipstick by MAC. It’s a deep fuchsia and the added sheen makes you look very polished. It looks beautiful paired with a brown smokey eye or neutral eye makeup look.
  2. Verve: This is also a satin lipstick. I’ve always hesitated buying this colour. It was something different than any of the others I have. It’s perfect in the fall and will now pair well with bold eyeshadow looks in the spring.
  3. Smoked Purple: This is my absolute favourite of the bunch! It’s definitely not for the faint of heart, but for those who like a bit of fierce in their life. It’s a matte deep purple.
  4. Antique Velvet: This is also another favourite, it’s also a matte. Brown coloured lipsticks have been all the rave lately and this one looks great on medium to deep complexions.
  5. Whirl: When Kylie Jenner made the Whirl lip liner so popular, it was only a matter of time that the Whirl lipstick would be everywhere too. I love this as an everyday lipstick.  I prefer wearing mattes on a day to day, while creamier or satin finishes, I prefer to wear at night.

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I recently wrote an article for my school newspaper The Fulcrum called:  Surviving the Exam Period in Style . Check out this link for tips on how to get ready in 15 minutes or less during exam period. Here are some of the products I referenced.

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Check out the article and let me know what you think!

CAMPUS STYLE: Surviving the exam period in style

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Blushes aren’t my thing, they just aren’t. I can appreciate a pretty blush colour, but when it comes to applying blush on my face, it’s basically a non-existent routine. So in order for me to apply a hell of a lot of blush colour, the blush needs to be absolutely beautiful. I’ve had these two MAC Mineralize Blushes for some time now, but when I was (once again) organizing my makeup stash, there these beauties were.

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I only have two of MAC’s Mineralize Blushes: Love Joy (left) and Love Thing (right). They’re mineralized so there’s a bit of shimmer, but it’s not glittery. I find that mineralize blushes glide on the skin better due to their texture and they deposit colour so well.

The MAC blushes in general are long-lasting and the mineralize blushes are just as long wearing. The pigment is what got me (look at the swatches below). You need to dab your brush in lightly and tap off the excess because a little goes a long way.

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MAC Mineralize Blushes L to R: Love Joy & Love Thing 

Do you have any of the MAC Mineralize Blushes? Are there other MAC blush colours you’d recommend?

-Elle
elleglamd@gmail.com

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  1. Picked up the Women’s Health magazine featuring Khloe Kardashian on the cover for some workout motivation.
  2. Kardashian Beauty Black Seed Dry Oil: This oil is absolutely amazing, I have fine hair but a lot of it and it reduces frizz while giving me beautiful shine. Though I can do without the smell, but it’s now a daily essentials.
  3. NYX Matte Finishing Spray: It’s been very humid lately and this spray ensures that everything stays in place. A few spritz in the morning and I’m good to go for the rest of the day.
  4. NYX Desert Rose Powder Blush: NYX blushes are absolutely beautiful and Desert Rose is one of my top faves. It’s a very girly pink and it just livens up your face.
  5. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Global Glow: I cry when I run out of this product because it’s just that good. The glow, I mean the glow is unbelievable. It’s one of those products that if you don’t purchase it once, you’ll regret it forever, ever.
  6. MAC Twig Lipstick: This is a beautiful everyday lipstick. Not too bold yet not too subtle either. It has the perfect hint of pink, but you know, a grown-up pink. It’s a lipstick that I always want to have nearby.