Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Magic, Mirth, & Mischief to the Rescue!

I've been a little...bored with a lot of my makeup lately. Not my eye shadows - those are pretty constantly entertaining since I have such a fondness for sparkle and so many collections have brought out some excellent sparkle for me to play with.

No, I'm talking about lippies and cheekies here. I tend to have a lot of trouble with face colors for blush (and bronzer while we're at it). I don't like anything too dark or too orange or too...well, anything really. I tend to stick to peachy-pinks with a little shimmer... Enter Nars Blush in Orgasm.

I've been using this blush for as long as I can remember and even though I branch out one day or another, I usually come straight back to this baby the next day. I know some people think it's overhyped or whatever, but I don't care. I love the way it looks on me no matter what time of year or shade of pale I am. It mixes well with bronzer and looks good alone. It's basically the perfect blush for me (and lots of others based on it's popularity!).

But as much as I love it? I'm BORED.

So... I might have been at the MAC counter playing with all their amazing holiday stuff when I discovered something new and decided to take a chance.

This is the Magic, Mirth, & Mischief promo photo. On a side note - how do I get my hair to do this? The sheer volume astounds me. I feel like I'd need an entire can of hairspray and more teasing that I'd ever want to deal with.

Anyway, so I was eying one of their new face palettes and I think I fell a little bit in love.

Here is the Hocus Focus Colourful Face Kit is so pretty! It has three coordinating colors, a Beauty Powder in Pretty Baby, a Sheertone Shimmer Blush in Peachykeen, and a Beauty Powder highlighter in Sunsparkled.

It's not the greatest photo, but unfortunately I had to do it inside as our icky weather up in here in New England is less than ideal for lovely natural light photos. I tried to get some good swatches but it just wasn't happening, so you'll have to trust me!

Pretty Baby is a very soft and matte baby pink... It looks like it has a little mauve-ish tone to it, which I don't normally like, but it's very flattering on.

Peachykeen is a super pretty peachy pink (okay, I didn't branch out that much, but I swear it looks nothing like Orgasm!) with just a hint of pearly shimmer.

Sunsparkled Pearl is actually my favorite part of this trio. It's a frosty beige that doesn't make you look like you slapped a ton of shimmer all over your face. It's the prettiest hint of shine and I absolutely love it.

After deciding to take this little baby home with me, I made the mistake of wandering over toward the lip display. I tried on a few lipsticks, none of which really made me happy, and then I went around the corner to check out the lip glosses and...le sigh. It was love at first sight.

This is the Frisky Business collection of Lipglasses & Lustreglasses. It's bright and fun and just makes me smile.

Here's the best I could do for swatches... I really am going to have to figure out how to get them to look better. Any tips?

Silly Girl - Pastel peach with multicolored pearl
Beaute - Bright clean coral with pearl
Wonderstruck - Lustred-up clean pink coral
Pinkarat - Soft-toned pink with gold pearl
Totally It - Sheer bright pink with intense pink pearl

Totally It is SO MUCH FUN. Seriously. It just screams 'life of the party'. All the colors are very pretty and I would imagine that all are pretty flattering. None of them are sticky and all have the staying power you would expect from MAC lippies.

So that was my gift to myself yesterday. I'm thinking I made out pretty well. Hopefully this will put a kink in my boredom!

What do you think? Have you tried out any of the Magic, Mirth, and Mischief collection yet?

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