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Thursday, 22 September 2016

MAC InstaCurl Lash Mascara Review and Swatches
As a blogger/beauty writer integrity is of the utmost importance to me.  So in the interest of maintaining that, full disclaimer as always, the lot in this post was sent to me/a PR sample. But I'm just so bloomin' excited by all of these products I could not wait to share these with you.  Seriously, I just wanted to apply it all at once and try out everything immediately. So I did.  Ahead of my trip to SuperValue to do the food shop...

First up, MAC InstaCurl Lash Mascara in Instablack.  Wow, call me impressed by the level of curl this delivers.  I thought it might be a bit gimmick-y but no, aptly named as it gives Insta' worthy lashes!  Twist the cap and the wand curls.  See it in action here.  Two mascaras for the price of one!  Long, lifted and most importantly curled lashes.   Mascara but not as you know it, one with a twist - literally. 

MAC Cream Colour Base in Hush.  Lightweight, blendable and multi purpose - what's not to love. I'm not typically a fan of cream products but I have not experienced any issues with this on my oily prone skin and it doesn't emphasise my pores.  I'm quite pale, MAC NC 15 for reference, so I use this as a (beautiful, dewy) highlight.  Hush is a warm and peach toned shade.

When it comes to eye pencil, I'm loyal to MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy which I wear almost daily so was excited to try the MAC Kajal Liner in Squid.  These are twist up and have a gilde on, semi opaque formula. Squid is described as a carbon black.  For day time, I prefer more warm, neutral shades but this has been my go-to for evening looks.

Two products I may have squealed at the discovery of MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Colour in Fashion Legacy.  I was unsure as to how this lip colour would apply but it is dreamy.  Applies smoothly, it is a rich, pigmented orange-y red with a matte finish.  It dries down quickly and is comfortable to wear.   MAC Lip Pencil in Redd is a gorgeous bright red shade.  It wears well and doesn't cling to or highlight dry patches and fades to a nice stain.

You'll know from all of my tweets, blog and insta posts like these that I'm a huge MAC fan and I've been loving all of these products.  In depth, full (rave) reviews are coming!


*PR Sample.

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