Monday, 30 March 2015

Fairytale Make Up

Hey guys,

If you didn't get the hint from the title, today I'm chatting about the Mac Cinderella collection :)

This was my first ever purchase of Mac at the counter. I have a pro paint pot but that was bought online and it's my skin tone as I use for a base to help with the longevity of my shadows. The curse of oily/hooded lids!

Cute packaging with the blue to represent the magical dress and gold as a nod to the pumpkin carriage :)

I only bought two things from the collection plus some regular lip liners. I looked at the rest but wasn't spending a fortune just to get pretty packaging.

I give you the Stroke of Midnight shadow set £38.50 and the pinky lipstick Royal Ball £17

Both gorgeous! I'm not bothered that I paid extra for these. Quality closures on the products (I love the satisfying lil pop when I close them) and I loovvveeee the blue iridescent shine. Plus I'm a Disney lover so that pretty much had my hooked.

First time using Mac shadows and I can see why people love them. Lovely texture and blend well. I like how this palette (seems strange to call it that when it's so tiny) has different formulas to play with. From mattes and velvets to gorgeous frost shades :)

From what I've heard the only shade that's limited edition is the dark purple with glitter flecks which is the palettes name sake but fear not if you couldn't grab this set, as my Lorac palette has the same shade called indigo, so I imagine other brands will do a version of it ;)

The lipstick is a lovely peachy pink in a lustre finish. Like a tinted lip balm on its own and on top of a liner it's beautiful. I bought 'hip n happy' which is a fab pink and paired together they look great :)

I tried to capture the metallic frost finish on the shadows and the shine of the lippie but a photographer I am not! :(

So that's my little bit of magic. I love my purchases but I must admit that it's a neutral set of colours. Whilst perfect for everyday use and the pop of purple gives it that dramatic edge for vamping up a night time look, a a few more brights wouldn't have hurt.

Especially after watching the film and seeing the stepsisters bright make up looks. But I suppose this was geared more towards Cinders than the Uglies ;)

What do you think? Did you manage to grab a few pieces in the crazy dash for this collection?

Much Love,

Bex x


  1. I'm so jealous you got some! Can't believe how fast they sold out. They look great! xx

    1. Thank you!
      The drama getting these was crazy! They were going nuts. Lol. x

  2. I'm so jealous! I desperatley need to purchase the eyeshadows! Xx

    1. Lol. The shadows are beautiful :) x

  3. I really love the eye-shadow palette - beautiful selection. It kind of reminds me of the tone of the Naked 3 set of colours. The look you did compliments your eye tone AMAZINGLY too so great choice! Not sure about the lipstick though, but this is coming from someone who will only wear a berry hehe!

    Glad you managed to grab some goodies in the end
    Hannah x

    1. Aww thank you!!
      I must admit the selling point on the lippie was the packaging.
      I mostly wear bright lips but on top of a good liner it gives a nice shimmer.
      I'm glad I bought these but wish Mac had not been so 'safe' with the colours x

  4. Soooo jealous, I want that palette!! xx Izzy |

    1. Lol it's a really pretty set that will suit everyone :) x


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