Inspired by Runway: Elie Saab Spring/Summer 2013 Ready-to-Wear Look (Great for Monolids)

For Elie Saab’s spring/summer ready-to-wear show, Tom Pecheux (the genius who has been doing a brilliant job rebranding Estee Lauder) created a look with strong eyeliner as the focal point. When I saw the MAC Benelux senior artist, Elke Willeman (you might remember seeing her here and here) doing the look back stage, I knew I had to try it at home. If anything could have made the idea even more appealing, this look is great for those with monolids!

Before I show you the product breakdown and more pictures of my attempt, let’s see how the real pro does it, shall we?

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MAC Heavenly Creature Collection Swatches

Hey everyone!

It’s that time of the year when MAC launches their Mineralize collection, and this year the theme is Heavenly Creature. This collection is due out in Belgium in July, and I had the luck to play with some pieces and swatch them for you a couple of days ago. Are you curious yet? Check it out!

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BREAKING NEWS! MAC Cremesheen + Pearl Swatches — You See it Here First!

Hey everyone!

Breaking news, breaking news, I have MAC Cremesheen + Pearl swatches for you!

The Cremesheen + Pearl collection is due out in August (at least for Belgium), and from what I can see there are 8 Cremesheen lipsticks and 7 Cremesheen Glasses. Do note that since I have not received official PR information yet, I am just sharing what I saw!

Ready for a sneak peek? Here we go! I do have to apologize for the pictures not being the best I have ever taken. However, I had to work with the lighting and so on that I had instead of the equipment I have in my own house!

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2 MAC Products for Instant Eye Definition: MAC Zoom Waterfast Lash Mascara, Coffee Eye Pencil

I used to use only waterproof mascara because they tend to hold curls better, and I lived somewhere very hot and humid. My recent experience has convinced me that non-waterproof mascara could be just as good, but rest assured I’ll need some good waterproof mascara for my trip back home.

In the frenzy of summer waterproof mascara releases, MAC has jumped on the bandwagon with Zoom Waterfast Lash Mascara. For some extra definition, I’m also reviewing the Coffee Eye Pencil in the same post. Curious yet?

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Is there Really a MAC Satin Taupe Dupe in the NYX Rock and Roll Trio?

I am going to make a confession that will make most beauty bloggers and readers scream: I am not (yet) a fan of taupe.

Before you pelt me with stones however, you have to hear my story. In the beginning of this blog, I swatched the NYX Rock and Roll trio (click here for a trip down memory lane). While I was impressed with the quality in general, I just never managed to make the colors work for me. Since people say the middle shade is a dupe for MAC Satin Taupe, I did the math and decided that taupe is not for my rather warm skin tone.

However, recently, to help a bride who never wears makeup to obtain a small amount of foundation she needed for her makeup trial and big day, I had to purchase something from MAC. That’s when I thought: maybe I can make this immensely popular shade work for me after all. Long story short, Satin Taupe ended up in my hands.

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