Hello everyone! It’s been a while since I last posted and I know I said I’d do a review on my Marc Jacobs haul but things got super hectic. Here’s my brief two cents on MJ Beauty:
Must have: The MJ Shameless Bold Blush is gorgeous in its’ formulation. I picked it up in Tantalizing and it is so highly pigmented that you need to be sure to use a light hand or else you’ll look wacky.
Nice to have: the Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl (sheer) in Kissability has become one of my favourite lipglosses of all time. With its’ champagne grape infused formula, it gives a refreshing little tingle to your lips while giving you high shine with no stickiness. Kissability is described as a shimmering lilac pink which is still very natural, with a hint of a deeper berry to give your lips a little oomph. It is shimmery so I try to not wear it when I see my boyfriend since he doesn’t need shimmery lips – but it’s very small and not chunky at all. I generally prefer non-shimmer glosses but I love this one.
Returned: I ended up returning the Style Eye-Con 3 palette in The Glam. I just found that although the shadows were very buttery and pigmented, the colours were easily duped…and considering the $53 price point for 3 colours, it just wasn’t worth it for me. I’m basically a Naked or Naked Basics girl on the daily anyway.
Others: The Love Marc Lip Gel lipstick is pretty decent. It’s not life changing, but it’s very smooth, doesn’t feel dry, and lasts a pretty long time. I have it in Neo-Noir and yes, it has become my favourite red! The Enamored Nail Lacquer is the only thing I still haven’t tried yet…probs not until it gets cooler because I’m neurotic like that and feel that Jezebel is an awesome Fall colour.
Anyway, on to my August favourites! I’m a little late because I was very fortunate in getting a last minute teaching position. It is again not a permanent position, however with the challenges of seniority based hiring, I will take what I can get! Fortunately I am pretty familiar with the school (not the same one I was at last year, but one I had frequently supply-taught at 2 years ago) and the staff, so despite feeling a bit overwhelmed (first week is always chaotic), I’m happy and excited to be there. Alright alright, here we go:
So for August and carrying over into September, I have been consistently reaching for:
-Rimmel ScandalEyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal eyeliner in 005 Nude (great for the waterline to neutralize any redness due to fatigue)
-Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Medium 3 (HUGE in the UK – had to order it from eBay to see what it was all about. It’s light, feels like a cream to powder consistency, and is perfect for under my eyes! I will no longer use my Tarte Maracuja Oil Creaseless Concealer because this one is fantastic!)
-Marc Jacobs Shameless Bold Blush in Tantalizing (I’ve raved about this enough – go get one of these!)
-Mac Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul (my first Mac blush I bought a few years ago – I recently started using it again after a few YouTubers started mentioning it again and it has been my daily work blush)
-Mac eyeshadow in Naked Lunch (reminds me of a more subtle Stila Kitten and I’ve been using it every day with Naked Basics as the browbone highlight. Pretty sure this will also work and be gorgeous as a regular facial highlighter.)
-L’Oreal Infallible pressed eyeshadow in Amber Rush – picked this up for $4.94 at my local Real Canadian Superstore (aka Loblaws) and have loved it! I really wanted Chopper from UD to look like this, but it didn’t so I returned it (last fall). I generally put this over Maybelline’s Bad to the Bronze and it is a gorgeous rose gold eyeshadow.
-Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl (Sheer) in Kissability – also have talked about this, love it, recommended it to one of my friends yesterday and she bought it too.
Don’t know why I started the swatches on such a weird place on my hand, but oh well. L-R: MJ Tantalizing, Mac Warm Soul (heavy swatch here, it’s gorgeous when blended in properly), Mac Naked Lunch, and L’Oreal Amber Rush.
What were your August favourites?
After watching essiebutton’s newest video about Bourjois, I think it’s high time I tried out some of their products. Bourjois is found only at Shoppers Drug Mart and despite rumors – they are NOT in fact owned by Chanel, rather they are both owned by the same parent company, but are still independent lines.
Thanks so much for stopping by! 🙂