Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Primrose Review/Swatch

This is another product I picked up during my haul last Thursday with pearlessence. I am currently going through this lipstick phase where I basically always get a lipstick when I’m at Sephora. Here’s Smashbox’s description for their Be Legendary Lipsticks: “Just one swipe and you’ll see this is the stuff beauty legends are made of. From modern mattes to hydrating creams, our ultra-luxe formula glides on for show-stopping, saturated color every time.” Continue reading

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MAC Lipstick in Fanfare Review/Swatch

Today I’ve decided to do another quick review for a product I got from my haul last Friday. This time it will be the newest addition to my slowly growing collection of MAC lipstick – Fanfare. Just like the cremesheen glass, I am totally in love with this lipstick! I don’t know how it took so long for me to notice this beauty!


It is the perfect pink for everyday wear. It’s pigmented without being “in-you-face”. MAC describes it as a midtone-yellow-pink, which I think is a pretty accurate description.  The formulation is cremesheen, which is one of my favourite lipstick formula from MAC. It’s very pigmented, with pretty good lasting power, has a sheen to it and is creamy (which I guess is summarized in the name LOL)! I usually wear lip balm under my lipsticks, but with the cremesheen formula, I don’t find that to be a need.

(ingredients as listed on the package)

(Swatch on forearm)

Natural Lip Colour

With Fanfare

I am so in love with this lipstick I feel like this will be my go to lipstick for at least the next little while! I love wearing it under the Double Dare Cremesheen Glass!

What’s your go-to everyday lipstick? I would love to hear from you! 🙂

MAC, Forever 21, Aerie and Drugstore Haul

Yes. Another haul. And I would like to call it a “rage haul” since I went shopping because I needed to de-stress.  Too much has been happening lately and it is probably the most stressful I have ever been in my life. But it’s the weekend so I am going to forget about it and deal with it when Monday comes! So here are some of the things I got!

I went to Shoppers Drug Mart to get the Revlon lip butters since they are on sale. I grabbed two more since I really liked the formulation of the two that I got last time. I got Berry Smoothie and Tutti Frutti this time. I can’t get over how pretty the packaging is! I will be posting a swatch/review on these lip butters I got in the near future! 🙂 I also spotted the Essence display and grabbed a blush for $3.99! What a steal! Now I just need to see how’s the quality… I’ve heard mixed reviews about Essence products but hopefully this will be good!

Revlon Lip Butter (Top: Tutti Frutti; Bottom: Berry Smoothie)
 Essence silky touch blush in Baby Doll

Then I went to MAC and tried on some lipsticks… yes I am a lipstick fanatic if you haven’t noticed yet 😛 I tried on a few (hot gossip, brave, fanfare, viva glam V, and captive). I ended up picking up Fanfare because I think it is the best for everyday wear out of those I tried. Plus it’s a cremesheen… which is one of my favourite MAC lipstick formulation. I also finally caved and got my first MAC lipgloss. I opted for the cremesheen glass since I didn’t want any glitter in it, and the sales associate recommended the cremesheen (I don’t really know anything about MAC lipglasses). I tried on Partial to Pink (light creamy yellow pink with light gold pearl), but it was too neutral for me. I then tried on Double Dare, I can safely say that I am in love with that colour! According to MAC’s site, it’s a coral red. It was not really sticky when I tried it in store, so I am very excited to try it out for a longer period of time! I have been shying away from lip glosses because I hate how they are sticky and my hair always get stuck on them. So we will see how this one goes!

Top: MAC Lipstick in Fanfare (Cremesheen); Bottom: MAC Cremesheen Glass in Double Dare

Next I went to Forever 21, it just opened in this mall near my place, so I am super excited! And it’s 2 floors! I picked up a feather patterned dress, a pair of jean shorts (for $12!), and a bat sleeve top. I’m not entirely sure about the dress but I will see! That’s why I love return policies! LOL!

The last place I went to was Aerie, they have 30% off everything in store! I ended up getting a pair of gym shorts (so not exciting), and another bikini! Sounds like it’s gym time for me!

So that concludes my haul! I hope you enjoyed reading it! Did you go on a haul recently? What did you get? Let me know! Or if you blogged about it, linked me! I’d love to read about it! 🙂

Have an amazing weekend everyone!