I’ve been collecting MAC lipsticks since I was in high school. It’s not a massive collection, but I love them and I have shades I actually want to use.
Persistence: This is the newest edition to the family. The website describes it as a peachy cinnamon color, and I call it my perfect nude. I’ve been using persistence the most because it’s such an everyday color for me. Persistence is a matte finish but still super comfortable to wear all day long.
Del Rio: Del Rio is my favorite lipstick when I want a nice everyday color. I like to layer her underneath my Nyx matte liquid lipstick in french maid to make everything more comfortable. The color is described as a muted plum brown and is a satin finish.
Stone: Stone is what I use when I want a full on spice girls 90’s lip. My skin tone pulls the brown color more heavily than the taupe that others tend to get out of it. It is a matte finish (are we sensing a trend?) and a muted greyish taupe brow (straight from mac cosmetics website).
Rebel: My first love. Rebel is the first MAC lipstick I’ve ever owned and I have worn her to DEATH. I got her when I was into super bold lips because I couldn’t blend eye shadow. At one point, I would wear rebel every single day. Rebel is a midtone cream plum color with a satin finish.
Viva Glam 1: This is my perfect red lipstick. It felt good to buy it because MAC donates money to an AIDS charity whenever someone buys products from the viva glam line. Mac describes it as a bowinsh blue based red with a matte finish.
How’s your collection coming along? I’d love to know!
This week’s sales areinsane. President’s day is on Monday and there are so many sales, it took multiple sheets of paper to get them all down! (I also have big hand writing) Most of the sales end Monday, so enjoy your long weekend!! I’m spending it at Disney World! Besides shopping, how are you spending yours?
One year ago, I was in a Starbucks with one of my bestest friends. She cheered me on as made this wonderful little website of magical beauty. I was 19 and wanted to try this out to see what happened. Fast forward to today and I’m sitting in the same Starbucks, with the same friend, but this time, I’m blowing out a candle!! I know I’m not the most consistent blogger, but I can’t put into words how much joy this experience has brought me. Talking about my favortie things in the world and being un-apologetically passionate
It’s always exciting whenever Too Faced release a new palette, especially a scented palette. Putting aside the scented factor, the shadows are really great quality and the price is right when you do the math. The big scented palettes run about $49, and $52 after taxes are added. Divide that number by the number of shadows in each palette (usually 16-18),it costs $2.88-$3.25 per eye shadow. That’s less than most single eye shadows at the drugstore! Now add back the fact that they smell incredible!! It’s no surprise that there is always a ton of hype around these palettes. The Semi-Sweet chocolate bar is my holy grail. I wear it most everyday, and it’s my base product when I am testing out new eye shadows (this review included).
Too Faced brought back their peach scented eye shadow palette along with other peach scented products in their latest collection. I wasn’t expecting to find a supply at my local Ulta because it was sold out online, and the makeup lovers in my town are sneaky but vicious. I picked one up as soon as I saw the display. Here are my thoughts,
What I liked:
The scent duh! It reminds me of a babydoll I had when I was little. There was a whole collection of fruit smelling babies and the one with my skin toned smelled like peaches. That sweet artificial peach scent brought me right back to being 4.
The shimmery shades are unlike anything I’ve ever seen from Too Faced before. Creamy, buttery, little fall out, and so pigmented *swoons*
They included an olive green shade, called “Bless Her Heart”, and it is my favorite shade out of the entire palette. Cosmetic brands rarely bring out green eye shadow it’s refreshing to see TF take this leap.
The sheer black shade (Tempting) included in the palette was a smart move. Having a sheer, yet buildable black is great when creating smoky looks. You can add a little bit at a time to create that smoky effect.
You can use the lighter shimmers as stunning highlights
What I didn’t like:
There are 2 things that really didn’t sit well with me. The matte shadows in the palette are all over the place with consistencies. There are some like “Peaches ‘n Cream” , “Puree”, and “Charmed I’m Sure” that are really nice, a little powdery, but it’s nothing to worry over. The other mattes though? Patchy and chalky. This is really disappointing to see TF drop the ball like this. All of the other palettes are so well rounded when it comes to shimmers and mattes. I don’t see why the same attention couldn’t be paid to this one. I understand the makeup industry is wrapped up in the highlight game right now, and if that was the case, why not make a palette of shimmers and satins? The other thing I didn’t like was how bad the really dark shades, “Delectable” and “Talk Derby to Me”, were. Maybe it was my luck to get a dud palette. I don’t use really dark colors too often, so this isn’t a deal breaker for me but if you love your smoky, dark, sultry eyes, this is something to consider.
So do I love this?
5 good things versus 2 not so good things. The Sweet Peach won’t overthrow my Semi-Sweet chocolate bar, but it is no where near a bad palette. If you don’t already own a Too Faced eye palette, and/or are a collector of the scented palettes, I think you’ll enjoy this one. If you do have this palette, did you have better luck? Let me know!!
Okay so, I started this blog almost a year ago now. Originally I used the name What Elisabeth Is, to not stick myself in a niche that wouldn’t be able to grow with me the longer I stuck with it. While I still love the name What Elisabeth is, it’s a little confusing to type, read, and it didn’t flow together (this is what my family has been telling me since I started last February and I finally agree). I made the decision to change one word in the name from “is”, to “love”. All of my posts are still up, and the content will still focus on the three things I love the most beauty, books, and personal style.
I consider myself to be a pretty creative person. I’d spend my time doing creative things rather than …..anything else at this point. I try to keep a few creative projects going to keep the creative side of me running. If I don’t it burns out and it’s really annoying having to force myself to write paint, or read just to get my brain going again. Lately the obsession has been water color painting. I’ve been painting for a few months on and off and I feel like I’m getting better at it. I love water color because there is so much room for playing around and messing around. If I mess up, there’s less pressure (I guess that seems to be the word that fits).
Long backstory to say that I took down my Niall Horan poster, that has been on my door since I was about 15, to make room for the paintings and book quotes that I love. It was time for the poster to come down, but fear not, there is still One Direction stuff in my room. So far I only have 4 paintings. I still have to put the quotes on pretty paper and stick it up. I’ll try to update the door of art once a month.