Sunday Review – MAC Painterly Paint Pot

Happy Sunday All!

Today I have a mini review for you, of something that I’ve wanted to purchase for quite a while. MAC Paint Pots are infamous for their long lasting colour and the way that certain shades can be used to blank out the eye lid which makes them ideal for an eyeshadow base.

Instead of trying fancy primers and bases I researched the shade of paint pot that I wanted and decided on Painterly. This seemed like a good neutral shade, which would make sure that any eyeshadows I use wouldn’t crease. One of the great things about using a paint pot, is that it makes the colour of any eyeshadow you use pop more because you are using a lighter base colour. I bought mine from Debenhams online because I already had a £5 loyalty bonus saved up and there was already 10% off MAC (lucky me!).

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I was really pleased with the shade of this when I opened it up, buying things (particularly make up when you are trying to pick a colour) can be tricky online. This nude is a creamy, flesh pink colour and is perfect to use as an eyeshadow base. It actually looks quite pretty just patted over the lid on it’s own, with a touch of brown eyeshadow added into the crease.

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As you can see from the swatch above, it’s pretty similar to my skin tone. I’m enjoying using this to make winged eyeliner look more precise, and it’s good at brightening up the eye area for a really simple daytime look. I’m thinking I might do a tutorial with this, if you want me to do one please comment below or let me know! 😀

Thanks for reading and have a WICKED Bank Holiday weekend!

Roshni xxx

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The Oldest Products In My Make Up Stash

OK so, I’mma put this out there, this may be a bit gross. I don’t really use one of these products anymore, I think I’ve kept it more for sentimental reasons as I bought it a hella long time ago.

I think every girl who loves make up has an item that makes her feel nostalgic about a certain experience or time of her life.

The oldest products I have in my make up bag are the Too Faced Baked Eyeshadow in ‘Deep Space’ and my first ever MAC lipstick in ‘Hug Me’.

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When I bought this Too Faced eyeshadow I think I was about 16 or 17 years old (I’m 25 now, LOL) and I went to Sephora on the Champs Elysees in Paris on a school trip. It was my first time in a Sephora and I remember being mesmerised by the shiny walls and floors and wide displays of all types of make up!

This product is still really pretty to look at but I highly doubt I’m going to be dipping my brush (sounds like a euphemism) into this little pot anytime soon. I remember putting this on for a night out and everyone really liking it and I was so pleased as I had no idea what I was doing with it. I can’t bear to throw it away!

The first MAC lipstick I ever bought for myself was the shade ‘Hug Me’. It’s a Lustre lipstick so it’s not matte, it’s a bit glossy but not too much. It’s a great nude for asian skin and I picked it myself. I again, had very little idea of what I was doing but I managed to pick a decent shade.

I hardly ever hear people talking about this shade and it’s definitely not limited edition. I guess there are other nudes out there that people rave about but this is my favourite (aside from No 17’s Beehive).

What are the oldest make up items in your stash? That is if you are brave enough to say!

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Roshni xxx

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Roll up the Partition, please

Bit of an obscure Beyoncé link, I know, but trust me roll wid it.

I discovered a gorgeous reddy plummy coloured lipstick within the Topshop cosmetics range and the perfect lip liner to go with it. I’m never too fussed about using the EXACT same shade lipliner to lipstick, so these two are good enough for me. The lipstick shade is called ‘Partition’ and it’s a great formula, creamy and matte and not long after applying it sets really well.

Even better, when used with the lip liner if you fill in all your lips the lipstick doesn’t really need reapplying (in my opinion).

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You may look at this colour and think it’s more of an autumnal colour but the pink tone in this lipstick means it’s great for spring/summer too. I think it’s an ideal bold lip that can be paired with a summery outfit. In the swatches image above, the lip liner is the top colour and the lipstick is the lower swatch. I think you could even use both of these to create a bit of an ombré lip as the lipstick itself is quite pink toned.

This combination lasted all night! Both products are really affordable and I also love the packaging. The lipstick has the most satisfying click I ever did hear.

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Have you tried any Topshop make up?

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