As soon as I saw the online advertisement of MACEllie GouldingI can’t wait for weekend to come for my work off to visit MAC cosmetics and purchase some of her products. So what I did the whole week of waiting for the big Saturday to come is to check for swatches and reviews online about the collection. As much as I want to get all of her products, I am leaning towards the 1st look that she created which is the Effortless Au Naturel by Day. Because lately I want to have that natural glowing look yet of course wearing a full face makeup =).
Ellie Goulding, the powerhouse pop goddess, brings her blonde, bold spirit in a collaboration with MAC cosmetics with lovely collections mesmerizing as her music. Inspired by the light and dark dichotomy so present in her artwork and as a performer,
Ellie’s picks on her two signature looks are:
- Effortless au naturel by day
- Breathtaking bombshell by night
Ellie approach to skin care is about being healthy from the inside, out. Thats why the colors that she chose certainly help achieve a radiant face. These two version she created one islighter version for day and a more saturated version for evening. Ellie wants not to overdo it with darker shades. The night version can be used as your daytime makeup as well.
Im a fan ofEllie Goulding that I want to get all of her collection but some of them are all sold out (I was too late). Luckily those that are available were my favorite picks from her collection –
MAC Hold My Breath Blush Duo($28.00 for 0.35 oz.)
- Medium warm bronzewith warm, yellow undertones and a dusting of gold shimmer.
- The texture was really smooth. It had semi-opaque pigmentation but can easily blend on the skin
- Peachy pink pearl, witha light-medium, pinky-coral with warm undertones and a satin finish.
- It has decent pigmentation with a smooth consistency that was a little dry, but it applied without issue and blended out nicely.
MAC Without Your Love Lipstick($18.00 for 0.10 oz.)
warm seashell pink with a creme-sheen finish
- muted, light-medium pink
- pearly sheen
MAC Explosion Plush glass($21.00 for 0.14 fl. oz.)
warm light golden shimmer.
- pale gold and bronze-shimmered
- fine shimmer
When I first see the “Explosion” Lip-gloss I said this is very similar to my Oyster Girl from MAC as well. The only difference is that Explosion is a Plush Glass which means are sheerer and less sticky than lip glasses and more chrome in color and bit of plumping effect because of its tiny cooling effect. While the Oyster Girl is a Lip Glass.
If you are into NO Makeup Makeup look then this is the collection right for you. Too bad I was late for this collection and called up MAC branches here in Metro Manila to check whats still left in my chosen version “Effortless au naturel by day”but these are the only products that I have bought.Though, I was happy and quite contented with what I’ve got, because Ellie and I do have some similarities in terms of makeup. Lately I’ve been leaning towards to light makeup due to my husbands request. Though the collection are all dupable you might not regret of not getting one. Well not for some like me, I bought these cause of effect it gives me while wearing these collection. For me its not about just buying an expensive makeup but the feeling of connection I do get from my favorite makeup brand and singers not dupable at all.
Author: Barbie Lee
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