I’m the first to admit that mastering a smokey eye look isn’t the easiest trick in the book; but these days, it seems that in order to be an MUO you MUST learn how to do it. Additionally, smokey eyes have been on-trend for what seems like years...so if you haven’t jumped on the bandwagon yet, read on! I’m using the new products from Lashem; the Colour Strokes Liquid Eyeliner & the Extensions in a Bottle fiber lashes mascara- because not only are they smokey eye essentials, but they each contain ingredients which make your lashes grow! And when I say grow, I mean GROW- mine are almost out of control...in the best possible way ;) I’ll also be using a variety of excellent products from Collection Cosmetics, which are readily available at selected Countdown supermarkets. Let’s roll!
What are these??!
MAC Cosmetics latest collection, Liptensity lipsticks.
Am I going to love them?
They are, quite simply, the most highly pigmented lipsticks that MAC has ever made..and quite possibly some of the best I've ever worn. They are SO hydrating and comfortable to wear, and have insanely great staying power. Mine lasted a solid 5-6 hours with no touch-ups (and yes, I did drink wine during some of that time).
What about the finish?
I see it as a satin finish, but I think they're officially described as being demi-matte. Is that the same thing? Who knows? But it's perfect.
How many shades are there, and what are your picks?
There are 24 shades in total, so clearly there'll be something to suit all tastes. I instantly gravitated towards Smoked Almond, but am also obsessed with Doe, Habanero, Fireworks, and Lobster.
How much will they retail for?
The RRP is $50, which is slightly more than other MAC lippies, but I'm a firm believer in paying for quality. Given that you really only need a small amount to begin with (thanks to the colour pay-off), and how bloody long they stay ON- I'd happily fork out $50 when my faves run out.
Are they limited edition?
I am NOT sure- I have heard different things! at first I heard they were, which saddened me, but then I heard 18 of the shades will be staying...WHOOP!
When will they be here in NZ?
On the 10th of October, babies! Set your alarms- the top shades will fly off the shelves.
I don’t know about you guys, but the thought of having naturally long, thick, lush lashes is SUCH a dream. I’ve never been coordinated enough (or motivated enough) to apply false lashes everyday, or ever- so those aren’t an option. Lash extensions, while beautiful, drive me crazy. I’ve been helping my lashes to grow the easy way- by using Lashem! I’ve told you all about this product before, and I’m now not only going to remind you how fab it is- but tell you more about the LATEST Lashem makeup products so keep reading. Why are they so good? In a nutshell- they’re high performing, AND they help your lashes grow. Let’s go!