Review! • Holy Glow Vol. 2 Palette by Makeup Addiction

Back in September I talked about a very interesting highlighter palette, the Holy Glow Vol.1 by a brand that I really admire and happily support, Makeup Addiction Cosmetics.

Now it’s time for me to talk about the Vol. 2!

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Here’s how it’s described on their official website:

“The Holy Glow Vol 2 Highlighter Palette is a collection of 4 highly pigmented shades for a true glow that will suit all skin tones. Use a light hand with our highlighting brushes. Layer for a multidimensional glow or use alone on all areas of the face or body”.

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Palette Composition

  • Pink Flamingo – Described as an “iridescent reflective pink duochrome”, Pink Flamingo is an amazing duochrome shade! It’s a light pink with a soft lilac sheen.
  • Champagne Fizz – Described as a “soft peachy champagne”, Champagne Fizz is a classic pink/peachy highlighter. Love to layer this one on top of the blush.
  • Mermaid Mist – Described as a “light reflecting white with green sheen”, Mermaid Mist is for me the most exciting shade on the palette with Pink Flamingo. It has a pearl white base with a mint green sheen. So lovely .
  • Sunset Bronze – Described as a “luminous golden bronze”, Sunset Bronze has an outstanding pigmentation and is a very luminous bronze, perfect for the deeper skin tones.

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Swatches

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L-R: Champagne Fizz, Pink Flamingo, Mermaid Mist and Sunset Bronze (sunlight).

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Out Now! • MAC x Cinderella Collection • March 2015

MAC‘s limited edition collections look like something magical. Whether it’s a futuristic or a super colorful collection, their collections are always dreamy and the MAC x Cinderella collection is definitely no less.sparkleoflight collection march 2015 disney mac cosmetics cenerentola cinderella makeup trucchi movieMAC teamed up with Disney to create the MAC x Cinderella collection, released to celebrate the theatrical release of the movie remake of one of the most iconic animated movies of all time, Disney’s Cinderella indeed. And this is not the first collaboration between MAC and Disney (Maleficent, Venomous Villans).

  • You can now get the chance to be as glowing as a Disney princess!

Here’s how MAC describes the MAC x Cinderella:
“The most iconic Disney princess of all inspired a limited-edition colour collection magical enough to make all your dreams come true. Beloved for her kind heart and determined mind that dares to dream, Cinderella envisages enough makeup shades to fill a pumpkin carriage. All products are transformed in specially designed pearlized lavander blue packaging that could rival the most regal of gowns”.

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How is the Cinderella Collection composed?

It consists of some new limited edition pieces and mostly of products that are already part of the permanent line.

Stroke of MidnightCinderella Eyeshadow Palette (US$44.00)

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Top Row L/R • Vapour, Phloof! – Middle Row L/R • Omega, Quarry – Bottom Row L/R • Satin Taupe, Stroke of Midnight

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MAC • Ultimate Collection • Fall 2014 / Permanent

Back in 2010, MAC came out with a limited edition collection made in collaboration with Marcel Wanders, the MAC & Marcel Wanders collection.

That collection was described like this: “Design sophisticates will be bonkers for our extra-beautiful partnership with Marcel Wanders, the Dutch industrial designer known for his classicism-meets-futurism objects created with “a sense of love in the product”.

Now, MAC comes out with some new exciting addictions to the permanent line inspired to the Marcel Wanders collection! We’re talking about the Ultimate Collection!

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“The epitome of bold luxury, M∙A∙C Ultimate combines an innovative design aesthetic with the sumptuous formulas of our Ultimate Lipstick and Sheer Mystery Powder. Ten new lip colours are utterly chic, while Sheer Mystery Powder smoothes onto skin in luminous hues that are barely there. Perfectly encased in modern geometric designs, this standout packaging features a sleek chrome finish in two cult-collectible accessories”.

How is the Ultimate Collection composed?

As always, some products are new and others are repromotes.

It is composed by 10 Ultimate Lipsticks and 4 Sheer Mystery Powders. In Asia, the collection exclusively counts 13 lipsticks. They range from neutrals to typical bright colours to deep and daring shades.

Ultimate Lipsticks

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L-R : To Savour, Soft Pout, Marque, Femme-de-Luxe, Ravishingly Rich

To Savour – Light Pink with Cool Undertone

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Ardell • Demi Wispies • Review

False lashes can actually have a huge impact on every look.  A lot women think that lashes are too daring and evident, but there are a lot of different styles! Falsies range from subtle to extremely dramatic to fashion styles. You don’t really need a dramatic lash style to give your look a boost. If you’re looking for a rather natural, but effective lash style, then you came to the right place! In this post, we’re talking about a very well-known pair of lashes, the Ardell’s Demi Wispies!

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Since they’re natural, they’re very used on weddings for the brides that look for a basic makeup that highlights their features.sparkleoflight sparkle of light ardell demi wispies whispies demiwispies false eyelashes uk falseeyelashesuk review detail

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Ellis Faas • Hot Lips L402 • Review

I rarely remain amazed by a product i haven’t used yet. With the Ellis Faas Hot Lips, it was love at first “swatch”. The moment i tried this liquid lipstick on my hand, before putting it on my lips, my jaw dropped.

I never, like ever, tried something so pigmented! A few drops go a very long way!

This is how the product looks like:

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MAC • The Matte Lip Collection • October / Holiday 2014

MAC is launching a new limited edition line, The Matte Lip!

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This collection has everything you may desire, if you’re a matte lover! MAC is worldwide famous for their matte lipsticks, so The Matte Collection should be amazing!

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It offers eight Lipsticks, six Pro Longwear Lip Pencils and three Pro Longwear Blushes!

Some products are part of the permanent line and other ones are new/limited edition!

LIPSTICKS

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L-R: Styled in Sepia, Nouvelle Vogue, Pander Me, Damn Glamorous, Le Vie En Rouge, Fashion Revival, Heroine, Living Legend

Exception made for Heroine, the lipsticks are all limited edition. The Matte Lip Collection ranges from nudes/neutrals to bright wearable colours to dark, edgy shades.

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Out Now! • Anastasia Beverly Hills • Tamanna Palette

A new, gorgeous eyeshadow palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills is now out!  We’re talking about the Tamanna Palette, created in collaboration with the worldwide famous makeup artist, Tamanna Roashan! Her Instagram counts over 812+K followers!

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This is how the palette looks like:

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It has been released for the 2014 Holiday season and “comes with 5 of my very own “Get-The-Look” cards with detailed step by step tutorials on the back“, says Tamanna.

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What do i get?

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