Get Ready with Me: The MUFE #readytomouthoff challenge

Get Ready with Me: The MUFE #readytomouthoff challenge

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Hi hi!

so sometime back, when the MUFE team asked if I am interested in doing a makeup challenge, I found myself quite game for it – and it took me almost 2 weeks to get down to doing something.

I certainly didn’t expect a whole kit filled with the gear – tools and products which I can use to create a bold lip look.  I am guessing others who are doing the challenge might get other sort of challenge, for example, a cut crease eyelook, etc. I guess doing a bold lip isn’t too stressful for me, right?

The kit is impressively packed – and certainly helped create the sense of a ‘challenge’ – but the purpose of this entry isn’t really about the kit… but rather, WHAT I did with the products given to me.

We have a couple of their Artist Rouge Lipsticks (a creamy white, and a creamy deep berry shade), fix mist, concealer, lip pencils, glitter pigments… so with all that in mind, I started some casual mental brainstorming, of what I can do with the products.  I know I probably won’t be able to do those really cool graphic artistic lip looks that I have seen those makeup artists do… but I will try to move out of my comfort zone, and use some of the products in different ways to create something unexpected.  Besides, if my lip look is too ‘out there’, what am I going to do with the rest of my face?

I believe the #gopromakeupchallenge is a campaign which they are currently running (can check out their social media channels) so if you are keen to take part in your own way, you certainly should!  – The MUFE SINGAPORE FACEBOOK page is linked here. 

 

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I did two looks:

One – a rather futuristic glittery grey liplook over a white base.  To be honest, the white lipstick was quite tricky to work out.  It applied rather unevenly and streaky no matter how I tried to blend and build up the colour. So I decided to use the metallic grey pigment and applied it over the white base instead.  I left the middle of my lips quite bare, to create that silvery grey white gradient effect.  Then I pat on some of the silver glitter bits in the centre of my lips.

I kept the rest of the face quite simple and clean so that it’s not competing with the liplook.  I think this is not that outlandish, but it is certainly not the most flattering shade on me (or anyone for that matter) – it seemed to drain my face of colour – which is why I piled on the warm shades in terms of my face colour.

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I decided to make use of the other lipstick included in the kit.

A deep wine berry shade, I decided to smudge it out at the edges, to make it look like I am just ‘drank some blood’ or like my lips are ‘bleeding’ – because the rest of the face is quite clean, I find that this look is definitely wearable.

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So which bold liplook do you prefer?  I have listed everything else used below, in case you are wondering.

All products used: (ALL MUFE unless stated otherwise)

face – Ultra HD Invisible Cover Stick Foundation (shade Y225)

contour/ highlight/ blush – contour with Pro>Bronze Fusion in 10M, bronze & highlight with Pro>Sculpting Duo 02, blush Becca Luminous Blush in Tigerlily

eyeliner – Graphic Liner in Black, outline with white liquid eyeliner from Too Faced Sketch Marker in Pure White

set with IT Cosmetics BYE BYE pores pressed powder

Lips (Look 1 – grey glittery over white base)

line lips with Aqua XL Pencil in M16, fill in with Artist Rouge Creme C600, paint over with Star Lit Powder in 27, and dust the centre with Glitter Powder in 15

Lips (Look 2 – grungy messy berry lips)

smudge the edges and blend out, using Artist Rouge Creme C407

eyes – lightly colour the crease using the contour shade in the Sculpting Kit (shade 2)

 

 

That’s all for now, and thanks for reading!

MAC Collections [September 2016]

MAC Collections [September 2016]

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This entry is a preview of several MAC collections coming to you this September – I have selected pieces which I will use in a GRWM entry soon. Here are the details of dates and availability in Singapore:

  1. MAC Instacurl (Mascara) SG38, 26 Aug 2016 all MAC locations (permanent)
  2. MAC x Star Trek collection 2 Sept 2016, all MAC locations
  3. MAC It’s a Strike collection 9 Sept 2016, all MAC locations
  4. MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande II 16 Sept 2016, all MAC locations
  5. MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Powder and Perfecting Stick 16 Sept 2016, all MAC locations (permanent)
  6. MAC Brow Tech and Brow Sculpt 16 Sept 2016, all MAC locations (permanent)
  7. MAC Bangin’ Brilliant – existing shade additions to lipsticks and eyeshadows 3o Sept 2016, all MAC locations

Click on the following pictures for swatches and close ups!

MAC Spring 2016: MAC Versi Colours Info and Photos

MAC Spring 2016: MAC Versi Colours Info and Photos

M·A·C VERSICOLOUR

The ultimate fusion of gloss, stain all in one fluid formula that melts into your lips for a full on glassy shine that is long lasting.  These are infused with emollient oils, and has a creamy but lightweight texture.

The colours are bright, lustrous and so comfy that you can wear them all day.

SG$43 each, available 15 April 2016, all MAC locations

 

Colour descriptions

Tattoo My Heart / bright pinky coral

Let’s Stay Together / mid-tone warm pink

Resilient Rouge / bright cherry red

Forever, Darling / intense orange red

Truly Everlasting / bright warm pink

Always & Forever / pinky salmon

It’s Never-Ending! / deep raspberry

Can’t Stop Won’t Sto p / intense warm orange

Last Minute / intense pinky cranberry

Constant Craving / mid-tone blue pink

Energy Shot / pale nude pink

Long Live the Night / pale warm nude

Ceaseless Energy / bright raspberry pink

Long Distance Relationship / intense mid -tone violet

Perpetual Holiday / deep grape purple

Preserving Passion / deep wine

 

Pictures and swatches!

MAC Spring 2016: Future MAC Collection Info and Photos

MAC Spring 2016: Future MAC Collection Info and Photos

 

 

Charge ahead into the next generation of hyper-luminous Mineralised products for eyes, lips and skin.

This collection sees new shades of Mineralised lipsticks and lipglass, creating silvery fusion with ice – blues and cosmic greens, eyeshadow quads, and also cheek colours – in new shades.

Bring your highlight game even stronger with the Eye Gloss and Lustre Drops for that supreme glow.

Mineralised Lipstick – SG42 each

Supernova Cooloff – white

Ionised Metallic – silver

Cybernaut – neutral pink

Touch the Earth – mid-tone taupe

Meta-Fabulous – soft peach

Mineralised Glass – SG42 each

Inter-Spatial – silver with multi colour pearl

Telegenius – soft peachy pink with pearl

The Zone – dirty mauve with pearl

Anti Reality – soft white with pearl

 

MAC Studio Eye Gloss – SG45 each

 

Lightly tauped – light beige gloss with pearl

Pearl Varnish – white gloss with pearl

Mineralised Eyeshadow x 4 – SG74 each

 

Luster Drops SG$37 each

Barbados Girl – rose gold bronzer

Pink Rebel – soft pink champagne

Mineralised Skinfinish SG53 each

Other Earthly – soft brown/ soft pink/ silver

 

Warm Rose – pastel pink with pink reflects

W a r m R o s e p a s t e l p i n k w / p i n k r e f l e c t s

 

Mineralised Blush – SG44 each

 

Ray Beam – soft pink

Cosmic Force – dirty nude

Pictures and swatches below! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande

MAC Viva Glam Ariana Grande

MAC’s new Viva Glam spokesperson for 2016 is none other than Ariana Grande.  This collection features a deep dark berry lipstick, along with a almost clear sparkly lipglass.

Here I have swatched them and layered them to give you the options of making the lipstick more wearable, and on its own too.

The Viva Glam duo will launch in Singapore 29 Jan 2016 at all MAC locations.

 

Enjoy the swatches!

Thank you for reading!

MAC Retromatte Liquid Lipsticks

MAC Retromatte Liquid Lipsticks

 

Collection information:

For those who prefer timeless glamour to all out flash, matte reigns supreme.  MAC has created an innovation on this classic texture with 9 saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks.  Whether you choose the intense fire truck red of Fashion Legacy, the vivid fuchsia of Tailored to Tease, or the tantalizing nude of Lady by Good, all these lip colours promise one thing – a big splash of colour in a liquid suede finish that transform lips instantly and lingers, impossible to forget.

Launch Date – 8 Jan 2016, all MAC Stores, this is permanent, with possibly another 6 shades to join the full range later in the year, possibly March 2016.

SGD $39 each

 

My thoughts and top picks

Finally!  MAC caught on with the Liquid Lipstick rage, which is accessible for us to get, for the longest time, I have enjoyed the velvety matte lipsticks like the GA lip meastro, loved the Stila liquid lipsticks, and it is fun to see another big brand doing this major lipstick trend.

These are very long lasting, I have tried and tested, and they are not drying on my lips (note that I don’t really have a dry lip concern).  They are comfortable to wear, and you got to pick out at least a MLBB shade, and a couple of the bold shades.  I often find that these matte liquid lipsticks lend themselves very well to the rich reds and pinks.

 

Hope you find this entry helpful, and thanks for reading!!