Better late than never: YSL, MAC, NARS.
Hello everyone! Did you notice anything different?
Welcome to my "p.m." blog, "post makeover" that is!
I found the last layout a bit too grey and dull, especially on a rainy day (I mean, how much grey can one person handle) and decided to make one on my own, since pretty much none of the ones I found on various layout websites was what I was looking for!
I 'm really pleased with the outcome and hope that you are too!
Now, on to the makeup!
I 'm afraid you might find this a bit boring, since these products have already been mentioned and reviewed by many wonderful bloggers, but I thought I should share my thoughts with you anyways... :)
Please meet: the YSL Tresor d' Afrique 5 Colour Palette for the Eyes, NARS Mekong e/s, MAC Colour Crafted lipstick and MAC Assemblage mineralize e/s quad.
The YSL "Tresor d' Afrique" e/s palette was the one item I 've been eyeing pretty much all summer and was unable to get, since my YSL counter was sold out (surprise, suprise). It has 5 lovely shades: toffee, plum, turquoise, navy blue and beige, with the turquoise one really standing out.
Sadly, I 'm afraid it might be a little too late to make bright (summery) turquoise looks, but I could definitely make the rest of the colours work!
These swatches are over UDPP, because the plum shade was giving me a hard time to swatch on a bare hand.
MAC Assemblage quad from the Colour Craft collection. Another item I 've been wanting for quite some time, however I was majorly dissapointed in it at first, to the point of not being sure whether I wanted to keep it. The grey colour was gorgeous, but the rest, especially the gold...? Hello chunky glitter!
That doesn't seem to be the case though, when applied over a base (UDPP for these swatches as well). The difference in colour payoff is huge and, to be realistic, I wouldn't use them without a base anyways!
MAC lipstick in Colour Crafted (top left). Gorgeous rose-y pink shade. Similar to Saint Germain...?
Um... no! I 've swatched it right beside Saint Germain and I don't find it to be similar at all. Saint Germain definitely has a lot more purple/blue tones (and my camera seems to emphasize that) than Colour Crafted. In fact I find it closer to the colour family of YSL Lingerie Pink (horizontal swatch), although it's certainly not a dupe of it in any case.
NARS Mekong. Absolutely stunning! Insanely pigmented, it's a super dark brown infused with flecks of gold glitter, that might appear red, depending on the light. Thankfully the glitter flecks are really subtle in this one (nothing like the "Night" Series), making Mekong a gorgeous, easy to work with shade.
However, use with an extrememely light hand and add more later if necessary, as it could be very easy to apply too much (yes, it's THAT pigmented)!
So, what do you think of these products if you have them already and how do you use them?
And... is there anyone else that doesn't mind picking up items from past collections...? :)