My Mac palette


I simply adore Mac eyeshadows. I consider them the best eyeshadows around – they are beautifully pigmented, come in the most fantastic colours and generally look stunning! I have pretty oily eyelids so I use Urban Decay Primer Potion as a base (which is incredible by the way!)

But back to Mac, I finished my first eyeshadow palette the other day so I thought I’d share with you all my satisfaction, pride and the beauty of the thing.

Most of the palette is fairly neutral, focusing on the golden-brown and plum-pink shades of neutral!

Top row (l-r): Phloof!, Grain, Naked Lunch, Arena, Omega Middle row (l-r): Patina, Woodwinked, Mulch, Sable, Antiqued Bottom row (l-r): Mystery, Club, Cranberry, Sketch, Carbon

Top row (l-r): Phloof!, Grain, Naked Lunch, Arena, Omega
Middle row (l-r): Patina, Woodwinked, Mulch, Sable, Antiqued
Bottom row (l-r): Mystery, Club, Cranberry, Sketch, Carbon

As you can tell, Naked Lunch is well loved! I wear it all over the lid with either Cranberry or Sable in the crease. Woodwinked was my very first Mac eyeshadow and I love it dearly, I wear it on its own and as you work the eyeshadow into the crease it almost changes colour into a deep orange/rust colour which compliments the shimmery gold over the lid. A brilliant eyeshadow!

Omega is for my eyebrows and Phloof! is my inner eye and brow bone highlight.
I use Grain, Patina and Arena as everyday colours with Mystery, Mulch or Antiqued in the crease if I want to give more depth. Sable and Antiqued are great all over the lid colours to make my blue eyes really stand out. Club and Sketch are stunning and I often wear them when going out for a more dramatic look.

Mystery and Carbon are great for smokey eyes and brilliant used as eyeliners, they give a much softer finish which I love!

Basically I love them all and I use them all (which is probably more important). As I’ve got older I’ve realised that paying for quality products is much more worthwhile and though these eyeshadows are not cheap they are such good quality that I don’t mind paying a bit extra.

I hope you like my palette! What do you think of Mac eyeshadows? Do you love them as much as I do? Leave me links and comments below as I’d love to see your palettes!


Benefit Brow Bar

Let’s talk eyebrows!

Confession time. I have never, ever plucked or waxed my eyebrows. Ever. I’m 24. A little weird you might think for someone who is very interested in make up, beauty and all that jazz.

The reason for this is simple: I have very fair eyebrows. I have white, blonde, translucent eyebrows and I always have. They shine beautifully in the sunshine and glow white when the rest of me is burnt. They are very difficult to see – On at least two occasions I have been asked if I have shaved my eyebrows off – yes they are that fair! And as they are so fair, it seemed stupid, irrelevant and pointless to put myself through pain for something that no-one would notice.

That was until a couple of months ago… Whilst they are still about 95% white a few of my eyebrows have started to colour themselves in a bit. They are trying to make a name for themselves on my face and are slowly but surely succeeding!

So, to avoid cocking up my eyebrow shape as I lost my eyebrow-plucking virginity I thought I’d better get a professional to shape my brows for the first time. And I chose the Benefit brow bar in Debenhams Oxford Street. The brow bar itself has just had a revamp – they’ve added waxing services and all manner of other treatments women are conned into thinking are necessary to function adequately in society.

My brow expert was called Monika and she was brilliant – so friendly and down to earth. She wasn’t intimidating or judgemental or any of the other traits associated with counter staff. But to the waxing! Monika used a silvery wax on my brows to shape them and then plucked out some pesky stray hairs. Whilst it was painful, it was no where near as painful as I’d expected. She then used a cooling cleanser to clear away any excess wax, covered up any redness with concealer and then filled my brows in with Benefit’s Brow-Zings. Overall it was a very nice experience – I learnt a lot about the shape of my brows (and what to do from now on) in a really friendly environment.

Once I’d had my brows done I had a nosey around the products and got my make up done by one of the other members of staff. Benefit counters are my favourite for their friendly, positive attitudes and their willingness to help. I would highly recommend their brow shaping service – ask for Monika!

Have you had your brows waxed? What did you think? Would you do it again?? Leave links and comments below as I’d love to have a read!


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