M·A·C Paint Pots

MAC Paint Pots[click photo for a larger version]

While I photographed my three latest Paint Pots I decided to do a quick post on all my Paint Pots by M·A·C, and here you have all 14 of them! I love the gradient, and just looking at this picture instantly makes me smile. Since it might be difficult to read their labels, I'll add their names below. I must admit.. I'm a little bummed out as my Coral Crepe and Delft have already started drying out, while some of the older ones are in pristine shape still. Oh well, maybe it's a sign to start using them?

  • Soft Ochre
  • Painterly
  • Fresco Rose
  • Nice Vice -Fafi for M·A·C 2008
  • Idyllic -Posh Paradise 2011
  • Coral Crepe -Prêt-à-Papier 2010
  • Cash Flow -Fafi for M·A·C 2008
  • Greenstroke
  • Rollickin' -Fafi for M·A·C 2008
  • Delft
  • Pure Creation -Posh Paradise 2011
  • Electro Sky -Alexander McQueen for M·A·C 2007
  • Imaginary -Posh Paradise 2011
  • Blackground

Soft Ochre is one of my all-time favorite neutral bases. I find it a lot softer and smoother than Painterly, which seems to be a coveted HG product worldwide, and it also fits my skin tone a lot better. I can't really pick any favorites from the rest of the bunch, but Imaginary is absolutely stunning. Nice Vice, Coral Crepe and Cash Flow are also gorgeous, and Delft should certainly be a part of any makeup collection.

Since I'm one of those unfortunate souls with oily skin and eyelids, I'm unable to use Paint Pots without using a primer underneath. If I skip the primer, they will crease like crazy. It's a common misconception that the M·A·C Paint Pots are primers, so it's important to remember that they are indeed cream-based eyeshadows, which can also be used as bases.

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '11


Makeup Collection: Lipsticks #1

MAC lipsticksVegas Volt, Colour Me Coral, Viva Glam Cyndi, Made to Order, Dressmaker Dressmaker

MAC lipsticksSmoked Purple, Lavender Whip, Up the Amp, Bubblegum, Blooming Lovely

I wanted to start a little series called "Makeup Collection". I guess it should have been called "M·A·C Collection", but even though I'm not afraid to admit that I own mostly products from M·A·C, I do have products from other brands as well. I'm not sure how this series will turn out, but I was really pleased with the pictures from my "Paris Haul of Lipsticks", and wanted to repeat the success.

I therefore decided to take some new pictures of my lipsticks, and post them here for you to see. I haven't done any swatches, and I'm don't think I will - there are already so many good swatches out there on the Internet. If you see a lipstick you like and want to see swatches, either do a search in Google - "lipstick name swatch" is a good start - or ask me if I can provide you with one. I'll do the same with my palettes when I'm done organizing them for those of you who are interested in a little peak into my collection.

If you have any questions at all, don't hesitate to leave me a comment or send me an e-mail. Smile

Photos © Shamini Thevarajah '10


Paris Haul: Lipsticks

The Paris Haul: MAC Cosmetics LipsticksSpeak Louder, Lovelorn, Creme d'Nude, High Tea, Peachstock

The Paris Haul: MAC Cosmetics LipsticksMorange, Rebel, Red Pepper, Chili, Ladybug

As I promised yesterday here's pictures of all the lipsticks I got in Paris. Some are from the regular M·A·C store, while some are from M·A·C Pro. You'll find their names under each picture, from left to right. I haven't added their finishes, but if you really want to know the finish of a specific lipstick, then just leave me a comment below. I feel like I'm repeating myself endlessly, but do remember that eight of these lipsticks was financed by Back2MAC, which means I actually only paid for two.

Some of you know I've been on a hunt for a red lipstick for a very long time. I mean, it's not difficult finding a red lipstick, but I'm drawn to the ones with a blue undertone - and they make me look like a two-dollar hooker. The look I'm going for is something like hot and sexy, not cheap and tacky - and I just adore red lips on a mysterious brunette! Unfortunately I have yet to find the perfect shade of red for myself, but I hope some of these will be suitable.

These pictures make me smile, I guess that proves that I'm most certainly a color junkie! Smile

Photo © Shamini Thevarajah '10