MAC Powder Kiss Lipstick

When is the last time you were excited about a new MAC release? I remember when MAC was the be all and end all of all makeup releases who were always innovative and THE brand to try. I think MAC is still a brand that does some interesting things, but their big hits have become…

What is in my MAC palette?

One of the oldest palettes in my makeup collection isn’t an actual palette that is sold as such. When I got into makeup, palettes like the Urban Decay Naked or Too Faced Chocolate Bar had not yet been released. Back then, everyone bought singles and MAC was the place to be. So I decided immediately…

MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural

Today we are looking a bit closer at one of my OG, old time favorites. What we are reviewing today is a MAC Mineralized Skin Finish. Not the shiny highlighter kind, but the mineral makeup setting powder kind. This is a product that I have been using for years as a summer time powder. I…

MAC Paintpot Painterly

It is cult makeup product time! One of my all time favorite cult makeup products is MAC’s Paint Pot in Painterly. These things last ages, which is why it took me some time to get this review up. I owned one of these previously, but it took me years to use it up and being…

MAC Waterweight foundation

It’s foundation time again! I have been trying so many different foundations lately and it had been a while since I tried anything by MAC. I used to own the infamous Face & Body foundation and I wanted to repurchase that. But that foundation doesn’t have a great shade match for me and that is…

MAC 217 | Blending Brush

How is this for a makeup classic? Wooh, MAC’s 217 blending brush is quite possibly one of the most iconic makeup tools on the planet. I have had mine for a few years, but never got round to writing a review. Since I bought this, MAC changed all of their brushes from natural to synthetic…

Let’s Play with Single Shadows

One of my goals for 2019: try more single eyeshadows. So I spent the past few months buying some new ones and that also made me want to reorganize some of my older single shadows. I figured I would film it all and talk you through how I (re)organize my MAC and Inglot shadows as…

MAC Extra Dimension highlighter

When I started hearing good stories about the MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinishes I knew I wanted to try one. The only problem? Which one to get. I hear great reviews on Double Gleam, Beaming Blush and Snow Frost, but I wanted to try something I didn’t own yet. I wasn’t looking for another gold or…

MAC Morange lipstick

When I was in London, I finally got to Back 2 MAC some of my decluttered products. We do get MAC here, but Holland is not connected to the Back 2 MAC programme. But the UK is! So I hung on to my products for nearly a year and decided to get a free lipstick….

MAC Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder Pressed

Today’s review features an oldie but a goodie: a product that I used up, repurchased, but just never had gotten round to reviewing just yet. What can I say: it happens. I’m talking about one of my favorite powders on the make up market. I discovered the MAC Prep+Prime Transarent Finishing Powder when my Mineralized…

3-in-1 lipstick review: Maybelline, MAC, Bourjois

When you buy 3 lipsticks from different brand, but they all fit the same look and feel, what do you do? Yes, you lump them together into one review. I did pick all of these up around the same time though, but just hadn’t gotten around to the review just yet. I bought these in…

MAC Lipstick swatches

I currently own 20 MAC lipsticks. That is more than enough and means I have a little bit of everything. Since I like where my MAC lipstick collection now stands, I thought it was time for me to show you how all of these shades look on. This means that without further ado, I present…

MAC Lipsticks: Whirl, Flat Out Fabulous, Sin & Currant

Happy Monday everybody! Today’s blog post will feature 4 stunning MAC lip products that will be great for fall time. I’m talking about a brown lip, a purple/ pink and a deep, deep red with a matching lip pencil. In short, three shades that work for fall, but each has its own effect and will…

MAC lipsticks: Relentlessy Red, Captive, Rebel, Darkside

If there is one brand whose lipstick I love it would be MAC. I remember the days when everyone was raving about their favorite colors and you weren’t part of the beauty community if 50% of your make up collection wasn’t MAC. Boy, how times have changed. But MAC lipsticks are still getting a lot…

Brand Bites | MAC

Back in the day, when I first found the online beauty community and started this blog, almost 6 years ago, THE brand everyone raved about was MAC. So when I first started my own make up endeavor back in 2008/2009, MAC was the first make up brand I truly decided to invest in. Hence the…

MAC eye shadow: Embark, Honey Lust, Corduroy, Beauty Marked

A few weeks ago I showed you my updated MAC palette. I chose to purchase a new palette and a few additional shadows. I already showed you the palette, but not the shadows. So that’s what we will be doing today. I went with 4 shades that would go well with the rest of the…

MAC lip review: Syrup, Brave, Chili, Staunchly Stylish, Burgundy

MAC lipsticks and lip liners are some of the most revered make up products out there. After a bit of a lull concerning all things MAC in the land of beauty, the brand received a spark of attention after Kylie Jenner fessed up loving MAC’s Faux lipstick. It unleashed a run on the now infamous…

MAC Mehr matte lipstick & Soar lip pencil

Earlier this year, I drew up a massive MAC lipstick wish list. MAC is a brand I went on the hunt for until not too long ago, but this past year or so MAC had disappeared from my radar when it came to purchasing new products by them. But I saw so many shades pass…

30 Day Make Up Challenge #18: Extreme

For this rendition of the 30 Day Make Up Challenge, I decided to think outside of my comfort zone. I decided to pile on the make up and even though this may not be very extreme for some people, it is for me. I often only have 15 minutes, if that, when I do my…

MAC Objects of Affection Pink & Rose pigments & glitter

Up until now I had never purchased anything from a MAC Holiday collection. Every year, all the items that had caught my eye had already sold out by the time I could get my hands on anything. And I hadn’t expected to be able to pick anything up this year. However, I found myself in…

Make up confidential tag

  *Raises hand* I hereby confess that I am a make up addict. But if you’ve been following this space, this shouldn’t come as a surprise to you. I buy, use and enjoy make up more than the average person. This has led to an extensive, yet evergrowing collection. I like to try new things,…

My MAC blushes & MSFs

When it comes to make up brands, MAC is one of my favorites. I love their lipsticks and eyeshadows. What I’ve tried from their face products has also been right on the money. But one item from MAC’s line is not something I get drawn to when I enter a MAC store. It’s their blushes…

MAC eyeshadow palette update

MAC do some of the best eyeshadows on the planet. When I first got into make up, I decided to immediately get started on putting together a palette, rather than relying on individual shadows. I embarked on putting together the palette over the course of a year and a half, starting in late 2010. Now,…

MAC Alluring Aquatic & Candy Yum-Yum

Last week I did a bit of shopping in Amsterdam and while there I found myself veering into MAC. I was immediately taken with one of the eyeshadows from their current limited edition Alluring Aquatic and I was eyeballing their lipsticks as per usual. While trying on the eyeshadow with the make up artist she…

30 Day Make Up Challenge #3: Green

We are still on the color themes of the 30 day make up challenge. The first 10 rounds are, and we are now at round no. 3 which calls for a green make up look. I went with this very autumnal looks, with a mossy green eye and a plum colored lip. It’s a mix…

LOTD: Smokey blues

As I promised you two days ago: my hands were itching to create a make up look with my latest Inglot purchase. I decided to now only use all of the shades in my new palette, but also add some eyeliner and just go pretty much all out with different shades of blue. This is…

Sale Shopping Haul

Summer sale is on, which of course means that I had to go and see what was on offer. I think I managed to get quite a few things that are cool to show you. There’s mostly clothes (obviously), also because I plan to do some make up shopping when I’m in the States next…

Make Up Collection: Single Eyeshadows & Pigments

I thought it would be time for me to show you another part of my make up collection. There are only a few parts left and then, in the course of roughly one year, I will have shown you my entire make up collection in a bit more detail. Today I will show you my…

FOTD: cool bronze

As promised a few days ago, when I posted an outfit of the day, that I would post a separate on a make up look. The outfit I posted went with a makeupless face. I just didn’t feel inspired that day to do any make up and usually on days off I will opt out…

My 5 favorite blushes for spring

Let’s talk blusher! I think one major make up item that can easily amp up any look is blush. Especially when you where foundation or use anything else to even out your skin, it’s a must just to give more dimension to your face. Apart from eyeshadow I think blush is the make up product…

Amsterdam shoplog: Inglot, MAC, River Island, H&M etc

Yesterday I went shopping in Amsterdam. I hadn’t been there in months. The last time I was there at all was November and I last went shopping there almost 6 months ago. Since yesterday would be the last semi-decent day till who knows when I decided to head out do some shopping. It’s not a…

London Shoplog #1 (books, CDs, make up, beauty & accessories)

Just to break up my travel log from my trip to London, today’s post will be showing you some of the things I bought while in London. This post will feature books, CDs, accessories, make up and some beauty products. I also bought clothes, but those will be featured in a separate post because else…

Shoplog: Zara, Bershka, MAC & Urban Decay

Yesterday I took another trip to The Hague to see my allergy doctor. This time not only to get my shot, but also to find out whether I have an intolerance for gluten. Luckily I don’t and these monthly trips usually entail hitting up some stores that I cannot get to on a regular basis…

Shoplog: Lush, MAC, Sephora, Zara & more

It’s been a while since I last went shopping. With a new laptop and flights and hotels being booked so I can do some more fun things throughout the year, there wasn’t much money left for a full blow out shopping spree. However, last Thursday I found myself in The Hague for my doctor’s appointment…

Make Up Collection: MAC eyeshadow palette

Just the other day I realized that it has been a while since I posted pictures of part of my make up collection. Today, we are moving on to my favorite make up product: eye shadows. Since I have quite a few eye shadows (I have so many that I do not want to count)…

Make Up Collection: Blushes

I already showed you all of my lip products in a few separate posts, here, here and here. This time we’ll move up the face and it’s time for blushes. Here are the ones I have, I will indicate which ones are my favorites as we go along. ***Warning*** This post is picture heavy. I’m…

Blogsale

I decided it would be time to sell some of my make up. Buying make up is a bit hit or miss sometimes and so I do have a couple of things lying about that I used only once or twice, or which I swatched and it just turned out it wasn’t right for me….

Beauty shoplog with MAC, Lush, nail polish and more

I got a few beauty related trinkets too over the past few weeks. Some of this I bought on a whim. Other things I bought because I had been wanting it for a long time. Here they are: Nail polish: NYC In A New York Color Minute Chelsea, NYC In A New York Color Minute…

Top 10 favorite lip products

It’s finally here! I taped this last week, but I didn’t have time to edit it. I did have some time yesterday so here it is: my 10 favorite lipglosses & lipstick including swatches. Enjoy! Products mentioned: – MAC Cremesheen glass in Richer Lusher – NARS Dolce Vita – Bourjois no. 49 Rose Pacific –…

Make Up Collection: Eyeliner, lipliner & every day things

Okay peeps, so far so good. We are almost done with the first drawer of my make up stash. Up next will be eyeshadows and I have a ton of those, so stay tuned for that. Right now we’ll focus on eyeliner, lipliner and my every day things such as mascara and eyeshadow primer. Ready?…

Make up collection: lipgloss

Despite being sick I’ve decided to take a few pictures of my lipglosses. I actually wanted to do this in a video and swatch a few on my hand (my favorites), but I will do that during my vacation when I’ve got more time and am looking and feeling better again. The first three pictures…

MAC Paint Pots vs Benefit Creaseless Cream Shadows

I love MAC paint pots. I also love Benefit creaseless cream shadows. Both products are pretty similar: you can use them as eye shadows, but they also function as bases underneath other (powder) eye shadows. They come in a range of colors and both have creamy textures. But which one is the best? Get ready…

Haul post: MAC, Benefit, Lush, Zara & Bershka

If you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know that I went on a bit of a shopping spree yesterday. I had to go to The Hague to visit my allergy doctor for another shot to get rid of my hayfever and I desperately wanted to go to MAC. Since Leiden doesn’t have one, I decided…

Shopping haul

If you read yesterday’s post, you’ll know that I spent yesterday shopping in Amsterdam. I had a friend play tag along and I sort of expected things to run well into the evening which is why I didn’t have time to post any of this last night. Yesterday was a good day too. I got…