MAC Bubbles & Bows Holiday 2022 collection

Every year I’m excited to see the MAC holiday collection. The 2021 holiday collection was not my favourite packaging wise, but I think this year’s Bubbles & Bows collection is really pretty. I also like the products I’ve tried so far, so just as previous years I want to share which products I got with you.

These are the products I purchased from the main collection. I also picked up a palette and two kits.

This is the Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Wrapped In Gold. This pink gold shade is not unique to MAC, but it’s pretty nonetheless, and I love the bow embossings.

MAC usually includes fun, sparkly single eyeshadows in their holiday collection, and this year is no exception. This is the Sparkler Eyeshadow in Ice Gold, and it’s super pretty (I’m wearing it here).

I usually like MAC eye pencils, so I got the Powerpoint eye pencil in Bottle Service, which is a pretty champagne gold.

I purchased three lip products from the main collection. This is the Powder Kiss liquid lipcolour in Cheers Dears, which is described as a red wine. I haven’t worn it yet, but I know I love the formula.

The lipsticks this year are the Lustreglass Sheer-Shine lipsticks. I got the red shade called Put A Bow On It, and I was really excited to try this formula. I’m wearing it here, and I think it looks stunning.

This is a new product from MAC, which is exclusive to this collection. It’s the Fizzy Feels lip balm in Taste for Bubbles, and it’s supposed to react with the pH of your lips. It also smells like wine.

The collection included several different eyeshadow palettes this year. They’re called Eye Love Surprises eye shadow palette X6, and I chose the specific one called Bold Bows. I picked this one, because it was one of the more colourful ones.

Then I purchased two kits. This first one is the Taste Of Bubbly Mini Lipstick Kit in Sparkling Wine. The shades are (from left to right) Burnt Sugar, Dolce De Hooray!, and Sugar Spiked. I’m wearing Sugar Spiked here.

The second (and last) kit I purchased was the Indulgent Glow Face Kit in Rosé. It comes with a cute, little make-up bag, a 142SES brush, and an Extra Dimenstion Skinfinish in the shade Bottomless Brunch. I thought the Extra Dimension Skinfinish was really pretty, and I’ve used it as a blush topper, which works very well.

Christmas in a make-up look

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. If this is not Christmas in a make-up look, I don’t know what is.

(Base: primer – e.l.f Cosmetics Power Grip primer, foundation – Maybelline Fit Me Matte + Poreless foundation (shade: 110 Porcelain), concealers – Sigma Beauty Spectrum Color-Correcting Duo in Light to Medium + NYX Bare With Me concealer serum (shade: 02 Light), powder – e.l.f. Cosmetics Halo Glow setting powder. Face make-up: bronzer – Catrice Bronze Away to… baked bronzing & highlighting palette in C01 Costa Rica (bottom row bronzer), blusher – Clinique Cheek Pop Pearl blush in 05 Ruby Pop, highlighter – Catrice Bronze Away to… baked bronzing & highlighting palette in C01 Costa Rica (bottom row highlighter). Eye make-up: base – Sigma Beauty Eyeshadow Base Primer in Persuade, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Oden’s Eye Merry Christmas palette (shades: New Leaf + Christmas Tree + Poinsettia + New Year + Elf Wish), mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliners – NYX Vivid Brights eyeliner in Snatched + Essence Wood You Love Me? Duo Eye Pencil in 01 Forever Together (dark green shade). Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: NYX Slide On, Glide On, Stay On & Definitely A Turn On Waterproof, Extreme Color lip liner in Red Tape + Maybelline Green Edition balmy lip blush in 002 Bonfire)

Catrice and Essence Disney Villains collections

Catrice and Essence have made another Disney collab, and this time the theme is Disney Villains. I picked up a lot of stuff from both Catrice and Essence, and I think this might be my favourite Disney collab the two brands have done so far.

Let’s begin with Catrice. Both the Catrice and the Essence collections contain three eyeshadow palettes, and I got all six. The three villains in the Catrice collection are Maleficent, Cruella, and the Queen of Hearts.

The Maleficent palette is called 010 I Run This Castle. It has a cool-toned purple colour story, but the shades are very light, and I’m the least impressed by this palette so far.

The Cruella palette is called 020 Fashion Above All, and it’s a black and grey palette with a pop of red. This is my favourite palette so far; the quality is very nice.

The Queen of Hearts palette is called 030 All Ways Are My Ways, and it’s a warm neutral palette with a few yellows and berries. This palette was quite nice as well on first try.

The collection came with two highlighter palettes, and I picked up one of them. I got the Cruella one called 020 Walk Like You Mean It Darling.

These are probably my favourite products from both collections. They’re the Catrice Disney Villains Maleficent liquid highlighter in 010 Magic and the Catrice Disney Villains Cruella liquid highlighter in 020 Divine. Do you see the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand resemblance?

I also picked up the Maleficent face primer and the Cruella hydrating fixing spray. I’ve used the primer a couple of times, but I’m not blown away by it. I haven’t tried the fixing spray yet.

The Catrice collection also included two lipsticks; the Maleficent Satin Collagen lipstick in 010 Elegancy and the Cruella Satin Collagen lipstick in 020 Iconic. I love the packaging and the embossings on the actual product.

The last product I got from the Catrice collection was the Maleficent nail polish in 010 Thorns, which is a super pretty iridescent purple shade.

Let’s move on to the Essence products. The three villains in the Essence collection are the Evil Queen, Ursula, and Scar.

The Evil Queen palette is called 01 Magic Mirror, and it’s a nice warm neutral palette with some purples mixed in.

The Ursula palette is called 02 So Long Lover Boy, and it’s a pretty purple palette. This purple colour scheme is a lot nicer than the one in the Maleficent palette.

The Scar palette is called 03 My Territory, and it a neutral palette with some pops of green. I haven’t worn this palette on my eyes yet.

Essence definitely also got some inspiration from Charlotte Tilbury, when they created the Evil Queen Maxi Blush in 01 Love At First Bite and the Ursula Maxi Blush in 02 Leaving U Speechless. However, I really enjoyed both of these. I used the Ursula one as bronzer and highlighter.

This is the Evil Queen ELECTRIC GLOW colour changing lipstick in 01 Obsession. I haven’t tried it on yet, but the packaging is cute.

These Disney collections usually has face serums, and this one is no exception. The Evil Queen one is called 01 Beauty, and the Ursula one is called 02 Promises.

I love a nice hand cream, so I had to try the Evil Queen one.

Lastly, I picked up the Make-up Tools & Bag Set from the Essence collection. It comes with a make-up bag, six brushes, and three reusable make-up remover pads. I’ve already travelled with the make-up bag, and it’s the perfect size to bring on a weekend trip.

Christmas season

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. Be prepared to see lots of green and red make-up looks for a while; it’s the Christmas season after all.

(Base: primer – Milk Makeup Hydro Grip primer, foundation – L’Oreal Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear foundation (shade: 015 Porcelain), concealers – Sigma Beauty Spectrum Color-Correcting Duo in Light to Medium + NYX Bare With Me concealer serum (shade: 02 Light), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Essence Skin Lovin’ Sensitive mineral powder (shade: 01 Translucent). Face make-up: bronzer –  MAC Next To Nothing bronzing powder (shade: Canyon Dreamin’), blushers – Clinique Cheek Pop palette in Warm Up (shade: Cola Pop) + MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Bottomless Brunch, highlighter – MAC Hyper Real Glow Duo in Fortune Teller/Blizzard Wizard. Eye make-up: base – Sigma Beauty Eyeshadow Base Primer in Persuade, eyeshadows – Revolution The Grinch x Revolution Mean One shadow palette (shades: Mr Grinch + Loathe Entirely + Whobilation + I’m Feeling + Naughty List + Mean Machine + 5:30 Jazzercize), mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – Oden’s Eye Solmåne II gel liner in 006 Green Tea. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Gosh Velvet Touch lipliner in 003 Cardinal Red + MAC Powder Kiss liquid lipcolour in Fashion, Sweetie)

5 favourites – November

Tomorrow it’s finally December; my favourite month! It’s obviously my daughter’s first Christmas, and I can’t wait to celebrate it with her, my boyfriend, and the rest of my family. But first, I’m going to round-up November with some favourites. Even though I haven’t worn make-up that often this past month, all the favourites I’m going to feature in this post are make-up/beauty products. I do have other favourites, but they’re baby-related, so I won’t include those.

NYX Bare With Me concealer serum (shade: 02 Light): I’ve had this concealer for a while, and it wasn’t love at first try, but I’ve since discovered that it applies best with a concealer brush or with fingers. However, I do use a sponge lightly after I’ve applied it with a brush. It has a beautiful finish and texture, and I’ve grown to really enjoy this concealer.

Sigma Beauty Eyeshadow Base Primer (shade: Persuade): My MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly will probably always be my favourite eyeshadow base/primer, but I’ve been loving this Sigma Beauty Eyeshadow Base Primer lately, and it’s nice to have more than one great eyeshadow primer.

Oden’s Eye Christmas Eve palette + Merry Christmas palette: I know I haven’t hauled these palettes yet, and I’ve only worn each of them once so far, but I was so impressed by the quality and the colour stories that I had to feature them in this post. Oden’s Eye eyeshadows are becoming some of my favourites in general.

Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink liquid lipsticks: I’d heard great things about these liquid lipsticks, and I’m not disappointed. I’m actually really impressed by this formula, and now I want all the shades.

MAC Lip Conditioner: I think you’re supposed to use this product before you apply lipliner and lipstick, but I’ve been using it every night before bed for weeks now, and I’ve loved to use it that way. It’s very moisturising, and it has that classic MAC vanilla scent, which I love.

New, incredible blues

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. You know how much I love a blue eye look, and I love finding new, incredible blue eyeshadows.

(Base: primer – e.l.f Cosmetics Power Grip primer, foundation – L’Oreal Infaillible 24H Fresh Wear foundation (shade: 015 Porcelain), concealers – Sigma Beauty Spectrum Color-Correcting Duo in Light to Medium + Huda Beauty #FAUXFILTER Luminous Matte liquid concealer (shade: 1.3G Marshmellow), powder – Huda Beauty Easy Bake powder in Sugar Cookie. Face make-up: bronzer – Tarte Precious Gems Amazonian Clay cheek palette (shade: Park Ave Princess), blusher – Tarte Precious Gems Amazonian Clay cheek palette (shade: Luxe), highlighter – MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Let It Glow. Eye make-up: base – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 05 Granny Pants + Oden’s Eye Christmas Eve palette (shades: Nightfall + Christmas Eve + Blue Star + Blue Ice + Snowflake), mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – Oden’s Eye Solmåne II gel liner in 009 Sky Blue. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: NYX Slim lip pencil in Natural + Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink in 35 Cheeky)

Collective sale make-up haul (October)

I have a collective sale make-up haul to share with you today. This haul includes a bunch of products I’ve been wanting to try plus some other random stuff.

I thought about picking up the Huda Beauty Lovefest collection for quite a while before I finally decided to do so. The Lovefest Obsessions palette is so pretty; I really like the orange and purple colour story.

From the Huda Beauty Lovefest collection I also picked up the Tear & Shade lip quad which comes with two Silk Balms and two Liquid Matte liquid lipsticks. Two of them are in orange shades, and the other two are deeper burgundy shades.

I got a few more shades of the Maybelline Superstay Vinyl Ink liquid lipsticks, because I really like the formula. These are in the shades 35 Cheeky and 10 Lippy.

Now let’s move on to a mix of random products.

Recently, I’ve heard people talk about Clarins lip oils, so I decided to get two different versions; the Instant Comfort lip oil in 09 Chocolate and the Lip Oil Shimmer in 08 Burgundy Wine.

This Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture The Slim Lipstick in 22 Ironic Burgundy was very heavily discounted, so I thought I would try it out.

I love the NYX Ultimate Glow Shots liquid eyeshadows, so I bought another shade and it’s called 03 Come Thru Coconut.

This is my first ever Kylie Cosmetics product. It’s the Lip & Cheek Glow Balm in Pink Me Up, and it’s very pretty.

I love duochrome eyeshadows, so I purchased another Danessa Myricks Beauty Infinite Chrome Flakes. It’s in the shade Strobe Light. I also picked up the Layla Cosmetics Rarity Trichrome liquid eyeshadow in 04 Tanzanite.

Lastly, I bought the MAC Kiss It Twice Powder Kiss Liquid Duo: Pink, which comes with the two shades Billion $ Smile and A Little Tamed. I love this lipstick formula.

Black and gold

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I don’t remember if I’ve ever done a black and gold eye look (I usually do black and silver together), but that was the eye look I wanted to do that day, and I really like it. I think this whole make-up look is quite festive.

(Base: primers – Rare Beauty Always An Optimist pore diffusing primer + Catrice The Glowifier illuminating primer in 010 Glow Rush, foundation – e.l.f. Cosmetics Camo CC Cream (shade: Fair 120N), concealers – Sigma Beauty Spectrum Color-Correcting Duo in Light to Medium + NYX Bare With Me concealer serum (shade: 02 Light), powders – Essence Brighten Up! Banana powder in 10 Bababanana + Sigma Beauty Soft Focus setting powder in Vanilla Bean. Face make-up: bronzer – Danessa Myricks Beauty Balm Contour in Light 1, blusher – Catrice Sparks Of Joy blush stick in C01 All I Want For Christmas Is Red, highlighter – MAC Flash Drops liquid highlighter in Flash Me Outside. Eye make-up: bases – MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly + NYX Glitter primer, eyeshadows – Catrice Disney Villains Queen of Hearts eyeshadow palette in 030 All Ways Are My Ways (shades: Childish + Mood + Chessboard + Cards + White Rabbit) + MAC Sparkler eyeshadow in Ice Gold, mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – MAC Powerpoint eye pencil in Bottle Service. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: Revolution Pro X Marilyn Monroe lip liner in Marilyn Red + MAC Lustreglass Sheer-Shine lipstick in Put A Bow On It)

Enjoyment

Here’s the make-up I wore with this outfit. I really miss doing my make-up every day, so when I find time to do it, I enjoy it even more than usual.

(Base: primer – Maybelline Instant Anti Age Perfector 4-in-1 Glow Makeup (shade: 00 Fair Light), foundation – L’Oréal Paris True Match Nude plumping tinted serum (shade: 0,5-2 Very Light), concealers – Sigma Beauty Spectrum Color-Correcting Duo in Light to Medium + Anastasia Beverly Hills Magic Touch concealer (shade: 3), powders – Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Tone Up in Rose + Dior Backstage Face & Body Powder-No-Powder in 0 Neutral. Face make-up: bronzer – Hourglass Ambient Lighting bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light, blusher – bareMinerals Gen Nude Blonzer in Kiss of Pink, highlighter – Kokie Cosmetics Soft Glow highlighter in Rosy. Eye make-up: base – Sigma Beauty Eyeshadow Base Primer in Persuade, eyeshadows – Essence eyeshadow in 14 Flirting + By BEAUTY BAY Dark Fantasy palette (shades: Atmosphere + Grunge + Nightmare + Hack) + e.l.f. Cosmetics No Budge shadow stick in Rich Amethyst, mascara – Pat McGrath Labs Dark Star mascara, eyeliner – e.l.f. Cosmetics No Budge shadow stick in Rich Amethyst. Eyebrows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze + Maybelline Brow Ultra Slim pencil in Medium Brown. Lips: MAC Boldly Bare lip pencil + MAC Sugar Spiked lipstick)

Collective Lyko haul (October)

I have a collective Lyko haul to share with you today. This haul includes a bunch of different brands and types of products.

I’ve heard such good things about the Sigma Beauty Eyeshadow Base Primers, so I wanted to try one out. I got the shade Persuade, and so far I’m really liking this product, maybe because it does a similar thing to the MAC Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Painterly, which is my favourite eyeshadow primer.

I’ve been wanting to try the Maybelline Instant Anti Age Perfector 4-in-1 Glow Makeup for quite a while. It’s supposed to be a dupe for the Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Flawless Filter, however, I do think that this product has a bit more coverage, and I really like it. I purchased the shade 00 Fair Light.

I’ve been loving the Sigma Beauty Spectrum Color-Correcting Duo in Light to Medium, and I thought I would try a colour correcting product from the drugstore, so I picked up the Catrice Under Eye Brightener in 010 Light Rose. So far I like it, however, I still prefer the Sigma Beauty one.

I missed out on the Essence Pure Nude highlighter, but this Essence Make Me Glow baked highlighter in 10 It’s Glow Time! is supposed to be very similar. It’s a very pretty, more subtle highlighter.

I mainly picked up the Smashbox Be Legendary Monster of Horror lipstick in Dracula because of the packaging and the Halloween theme, but it’s also a pretty red shade.

I picked up three of the Essence Hidden Jungle Effect nail lacquers. They’re in the shades (from left to right) 06 Magical Emerald, 05 Forbitten Berry, and 02 Misty Shadows. I usually really like Essence nail polishes, so I’m excited to try these.

I also got this Lift Up Brow Styling Brush from Catrice. I think it’ll be nice to use with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Freeze.

The last three items I purchased were the Essence Nail Art Duo Designer, the Essence Prime Like A Boss eyeshadow base, and the Kokie Cosmetics Soft Glow highlighter in Rosy.

I also got a By Lyko Moisturising Serum as a free gift with purchase. I haven’t tried Lyko’s own brand yet, so it’ll be interesting to try this serum.