I've gone and done it AGAIN haven't i! No post in over a week. Unfortunately, on top of all the usual issues, the last fortnight has been riddled with all kinds of other drama and this has prevented me from even picking up my laptop until now.
I hadn't done a MAC order since my Viva Glam Nicki lippy soooo, when my student loan went in last week i thought it would be the perfect excuse to sneak in a couple of cheeky purchases!! I wasn't overly inspired this time to tell you the truth but i just HAD to check out the new Tres Cheek blushes and pick up a lippy i've been after for a while but kept forgetting about....
Powder Blush in 'LoveCloud'....
And Honeylove (Matte) Lipstick
I expected to be more blown away by the Tres Cheek blushes than i actually was. Lovecloud was the only one that shouted BUY ME. Luckily this gave me the opportunity to snap up one of my most longed for MAC lipsticks of late, which was Honeylove.
Lovecloud is described to be a Bright Mid-Tone Pink and I'm inclined to agree with them on that one. Although it can seem to lean one way or the other depending on what light you're in. I'd say its got hints of both yellow AND blue in there. It is a Satin finish but has quite a frosty sheen to it which appears when you swatch it. I'm an NC30 skintone as a rule and this shows up nicely on me. In fact, i'd dare say that it would compliment most skintones depending on how you apply and build it. On darker tones it would give a lovely pink glow, whilst on paler ladies you would get more of a POP of colour. I've been applying this with my MAC 168 (yes i finally got my first MAC brush thanks to Yu) and on me it gives a subtle pink glow with a lovely sheen.
Honeylove (and no, i couldn't wait until after this post to christen it, as you can see) was always going to be right up my alley. It is a matte finish and is described on the MAC site as being 'light beige with rose'. I had heard others saying that it was quite ashy, which worried me slightly but i have to say it's plenty warm enough for me! I absolutely adore it. I think it is on a par with Shy Girl now as my favourite go to lipstick. I can always reach for these shades nomatter what the occasion. I also really love the MAC matte formula. It is creamy to apply and gives a good matte finish without drying the lips. It's only my second matte lipstick from MAC (the other is Quick Sizzle, which i haven't had that much chance to wear yet) and i have been enjoying wearing it on its own, or with a slick of gloss over the top (I've been using MAC C-Thru).
How pretty is the Lovecloud swatch!! I'm going to really enjoy this over the warmer months and i've got money on it looking AMAZING with a tan! Honeylove seems to swatch darker than it appears on my lips.
And here are both products on my face. I did layer the blush slightly for it to show up on the photo but in real life you don't need too much to get this kind of colour payoff from it. All in all i'd say that it's another HIT from MAC. I didn't use a gloss with Honeylove for this post as i wanted you to see it exactly as it is. I actually like matte lips but its so hard to find the right formula. My favourite finish from MAC (as you'll know if you've been paying attention) is Cremesheen but i'm really enjoying matte shades too at the moment.
Lovecloud is an LE release and i fear it may have already sold out on the MAC website so your best bet is stalking MAC counters to get your hands on it. I'm happy to report that Honeylove is a permanent shade.
What are your recent MAC purchases?? Did you grab anything from the Tres Cheek collection?? What shades are you loving for summer??