My Lipstick Method – Even With A Lip Ring In!

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This I guess is a random one but it only occurred to me recently how often I’ve worn lipstick. I know it can be hard enough to apply as it is but with a lip ring it’s even more trouble. You can’t do that magical sweep across your bottom lips in one go like I see on Youtube, it’s just not possible. When I noticed last week that I’d created a sort of method for for it I thought you might find it useful too. However keep in mind this works even if you don’t have a lip piercing, it helps get a more even line without lip liner.

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Kinky Boots – The Statement Red Lipstick At Mac

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In a bit of Birthday spendy mood I went online & ordered a few Mac lipsticks. In a bid to change things up & try something new I choose shades I normally wouldn’t wear. I took a leap & ended up with Patisserie a pink shade with a lustre finish & Kinky a matte neutral red.

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Miners Vixen Demi Matte Vamp Lipstick – Mac Diva Dupe

Miners Vixen - The Demi Matte  Vamp Lipstick  - 1

When it comes to lipstick I seem to always come back to the same shades so when I picked up Miners Vixen it was nothing out of the ordinary for me. I live in shades somewhere between off pinks (see Dusty Pink ), berry shades (Razzberry or Berry Much) & vamp reds which I’m talking about today. Continue reading “Miners Vixen Demi Matte Vamp Lipstick – Mac Diva Dupe”

Positively Dashing – A Mac Lipstick – Before & After #fotd

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Today was a bit of a spur of the moment thing, it’s a sunny day & rarely that makes me want to take the day off work. Although that’s exactly what I did, it was 7.30 am and I knew I couldn’t be bothered to do my hair especially on a hot day like today. Out came the Batiste and put it up in a low bun. Next came the makeup & I kinda knew it needed to be simple, clean but I still wanted to look Positively Dashing with the hopes of it still being there by the end of the day.

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Revenge ‘V’ Mac Diva – Deep Red Glossy ‘V’ Matte

Mac diva and Collection gothic glam in revenge in bullets side by side

At the moment I feel like I’m completely unprepared for what the Spring trends have to offer. It’s all pale pastel shades or as I’ve read many times radiant orchid is the colour of 2014. I’m not so sure either would suit me and I’m still on a kick that consists of bold lips and easy eye make up. So when I picked up Mac Diva I was in my element as I loved the dark burgundy shade. Sadly this is one of the driest matte formulas I’ve tried so since then I was on the look out for a dupe.

I can’t say that Collections shade Revenge is an exact dupe but when I wear this it has the same intense colour but in a glossy comfortable to wear texture. Revenge is part of the Gothic Glam set and is just £2.99 at Collection Cosmetics. Below is me wearing just the Collection lipstick with Topshops Lip Liner In Deception by the names of them they were made for each other. That and because it’s a glossy shade it needs lip liner to stop this from feathering.

Collection Gothic Glam in Revenge Lip Stick

From the swatches below you can see that Mac Diva is more of a true red. It’s more opaque which which you expect in a matte so it’s long lasting as long as you don’t lick your lips. On the other hand Collections Revenge has a pink undertone but is still a strong colour. I find this more forgiving when worn as it doesn’t cling to dry patches. This is more of a needs to be topped up through the day to keep this going, this doesn’t last through eating or drinking.

Collection Revenge v mac diva swatch

I love them both of these lipsticks they are two burgundy lipsticks with different merits but if I had to choose I think it would still be Mac Diva simply because I’m too lazy to be checking my make up all day long. It requires more effort to get right  to begin with it’s all about prepping the lips. If you want something easier and a darn sight cheaper at just a fifth of the Mac lipstick then Revenge would be for you, especially if you just want to try out this shade to see if you like wearing it.

For me I already have both and occasionally I’ll wear Mac Diva but keep revenge in my bag to top up or boost the moisture back into my lips without having to compromise on the colour.

Mac Diva v Collection Gothic Glam in Revenge