HAPPY 100TH POST!!
Yep, just first off, this is my 100th blog post – I can’t believe I’ve published 100 posts! To each and every one of you that reads these; you are amazing! ❤
So basically as it turns out I cannot resist limited edition products, and as a lipstick addict I definitely can’t resist limited edition lipsticks – especially when it comes to MAC. Over the past few weeks I have splurged on four new lipsticks. I know, I have a problem, I need to be stopped! Either way I thought I’d share with you my recent lipstick purchases.
The first lipstick is called ‘Toxic Tale’, a satin finish coral red shade that was re-promoted as part of the recent (in the UK) Red Red Red collection. I’ve had my eye on this particular one since it’s first(?) release in the Venomous Villains collection in 2010 so I just knew I was getting it as soon as I saw the collection on the US website at the end of last year. Five years I have waited!
I don’t know if this lipstick is still available as I know it’s sold out the UK website, though you might have better luck getting it in store.
Second up is the long awaited and much anticipated Viva Glam Miley Cyrus shade! A gorgeous hot pink. If you don’t know about the Viva Glam shades I have spoken about it before in posts such as this, but basically all the money (bar VAT) from Viva Glam lipsticks goes to charities to help people effected with AIDS (check out MACs info on their AIDS fund here).
In the first two pictures it does look really similar to Toxic Tale, and much more coral than it actually is, but the bottom/close up photo is a much more true representation of the hot pink shade, as is the swatch below!
The next two are both from the newly released (again, in the UK) Toledo collection. Just look at that packaging! No sane person could say no to that packaging! The cardboard packaging is double layered; the outside with the drawings, the inner layer is plain white with the MAC Toledo signature. The lipstick itself is again white with the black drawings, and has a rubberised texture.
This collection was a large one with eyeliners, blushes, mascaras, eyeshadow palettes etc, but I didn’t bother with anything else other than the lipsticks, which was a selection of six all matte and mostly red shades. Matte finishes and red shades are basically my life so this collection was definitely for me! As far as reds go I went for Victoriana. As soon as I saw the swatches I knew I just needed this shade. It’s a pink toned red and is unlike any other red I have.
Along with Victoriana I somehow added Oxblood to my basket. Contrary to what the name suggests this shade is a peachy-nude, and honestly I think I just bought it because of the hype around it, but I do love the way it looks so far (though I really want to try it with a slightly deeper lip liner). I was debating between this shade and the orange toned red ‘Barbecue’, but really I knew I probably wouldn’t wear Barbecue because it is so orange toned and I just don’t think I would reach for it as often, whereas I am really getting into my nude shades.
Do let me know if you picked anything up from these collections, or if you, like me, just cannot resist anything that is limited edition! Sorry for no lip swatches, I just haven’t had time, but these shades will definitely be appearing in blog posts in the near future – I definitely want to put together some looks.