24 Apr 2010 20 Comments
Week in Review: Mai Beauty, MAC Superglass and YSL FOTDs
Stella lipstick from Mai Beauty
I’ve had a fun week playing with makeup and thought I’d do a round-up of my makeup adventures over the past few days.
Greta lipstick from Mai Beauty
I’ve been testing out some mineral-based lipsticks from Canadian brand Mai Beauty. The first two I tried out from the line was a pretty coral called Stella and a hot pink called Greta. I topped it off with Mai’s clear lipgloss for an extra shine. Full review to come in the coming week with swatches of all the lipsticks in her collection!
YSL on Friday. This was taken later in the evening right before I got the kids to bed. Didn’t have my camera with me at the event sadly for a ‘fresh’ look at the excellent look that Martin created.
On Friday I went to visit my new “makeup counter BFF” Martin (manicuresandmartinis.ca), a specialist with L’Oreal, who was working the YSL event at Holt’s. Martin did my eyes in a way that he calls ‘very YSL spring’ — using greens and pinks to create a look that I never thought would work for me. In the end, I loved it! I did do some minor haulage including YSL’s new Faux Cils mascara (more details on the goodies to come this week)
Here’s a closer look at how Martin did my eyes — he tightlined my upper eyes with a dark green and the lower lash with a teal green and pink shadow. A contact lens wearer, I was blinking like a madwoman while this was happening. I must have looked pretty goofy to passerbys.
Also on Friday, I came home to see a new lippie to try out from MAC — one of its upcoming Superglass lipglsosses! Superglasses are like amped up Dazzleglasses with way more sparkle. Very pretty if you like sparkley glosses. The tube is shaped differently too — this one is more of an octagon shape versus the traditional round. The colour I got to test is Superflash, a pretty hot pink, right up my alley. The sparkle reminds me of glittery nail polish.
Superflash Superglass from MAC
Superflash looks like a bright pink in the tube but it is sheer applied on my pigmented lips. It is quite sticky like a Dazzleglass and the sparkles are definitely much larger than the sparkles in Dazzleglass.
For me, the best way to wear Dazzleglass and in this Superglass is on top of lipstick. Here and in the photo above with the pink sweater I’ve paired it with YSL Rouge Volupte in Pink Caress, which I’ve raved about lately. Love how glossy and shimmery my lips look with this combo.
Today I was inspired to wear navy liner after reading Belle Du Jour‘s post on navy liners. I wore one of MAC’s new Pearglide liners (can’t remember the name!), NARS Sheer Glow (Fiji, which is the wrong colour for me btw, grrrr), NARS Riviera Multiple (love this! Review to come), and Lise Watier’s Vintage Moderne lipstick and Vintage Peach Plumplissimo lipgloss (love the combo, review to come!)
That’s it — what adventures have you had with makeup this week?