Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Mac palette

Hello :) 

Thought I'd do a detailed post on my (beloved) Mac palette :) It was a project to finish, so much fun! I love deputing shadows, I find it really satisfying, plus you get to B2M... Win win. 

*Heavenly chorus*

Top row - All that glitters, Expensive Pink, Woodwinked, Satin Taupe, Sumptuous Olive

Second row - Mulch, Tempting, Antiqued, Mythology, Honeylust

Bottom row - Amber lights, Folie, Brun, Patina, Bronze

All that glitters

Champagne coloured shade, great for everyday. Brightens up your eye area :)


Shimmery chocolate brown, love this. Great for a smokey eye. 

Amber Lights

Orange-y toned bronze.. great for blue eyes. 

Expensive pink

Gold toned pink! Love this.. Really warm toned, and fairly similar to Mythology, but pinker. 


Sparkly gold heaven! Just hit pan on this bad boy, wooo.


Matte red toned brown... good for contouring with.


My favourite Mac shadow, and possibly shadow ever.. Orangey toned bronzy gold-y colour - are you noticing a trend in colours I like? Aha... This is my go-to eyeshadow, if i'm in a rush and want a wash of colour, or to use for a smokey eye, or anything really! Makes my eyes look bluer. If you don't have it, go buy it!


Coppery brown with shimmer, I think would look amazing with green eyes... I'm still a fan though ;)


Matte brown, good for contouring the socket when I've used mostly sparkly colours. 

Satin taupe

Super popular Mac colour, a cool toned taupey colour. 


Expensive pink's cousin... less pink and more coppery. Has chunkier glitter than Expensive pink as well.


Cool toned greeny brown... 

Sumptous Olive

Goldy greeny goodness. Don't have many green colours, so I like this. 


Haven't heard much about this colour on the blogosphere, don't know why.. Recommend it!


Newest baby in my Mac palette, don't know how I didn't have this before. Looks good blended with amber lights, for a casual colour graduation... 

And have a picture of some piglets, for random cuteness.

Laura xx

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Benefit Hervana: Review!


I love Benefit as a brand, I think they're really fun, & I love the powder boxes. I have Coralista, and have my eyes on Dallas...

Anyway, I'd been waiting for this little beauty to be released for ages, after seeing photos online :D

I was in Debenhams, and the MA told me I had £15 of beauty card points, success!

So I managed to buy this for £8.50 - bargain ;)

Hervana - Her meets Nirvana ... love plays on words... 

Love the packaging! So pretty, and unusual. Definitely stands out!

The brush looks so lovely and clean! 
Hervana comes with an angled brush, which I think is better than a straight one. The brush I have in Coralista is actually pretty good though, far superior to most little applicator brushes that come free with products.  This brush seems equally good :)

It's in the new style packaging, with the lid attached, and a little mirror in the lid :)

Four complimentary shades - A very pale pink, a rose, a peach and a dusky pink. The blush is designed to be swirled together with the brush, and the colour made is a cool toned (on me) pink. 

Here it is applied on skin :)

Gives you a nice rosy glow..

I actually bleddy love this! Pigmented, applies easily and blends like a dream.

Definitely recommending this bad boy!

You get 8g of product, which is loaddssss. Less than the old style Benefit though, my Coralista has 12g.

Hervana is available nationwide (sold out online) now at boots, HoF etc... for £23.50

What do you think? 

Are you guys loving a bit of Hervana? 

Laura xx

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