Saturday, April 14, 2012

beneath the makeup and behind the smile i am just a girl who wishes for the world.

Trying new makeup is a truly exciting thing....and shopping for new makeup is a dangerous one! I tend to forget about what I actually need and how much I'm spending - the thrill of it overtakes me!

Which is exactly how I ended up buying the NARS Wicked Attraction set the last time I was at Sephora. NARS is easily my favourite makeup brand. I love the quality of their products, especially the blushes and bronzers! I simply could not resist!


This set includes:
- NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
- NARS Eyeshadow in Fathom
- NARS Blush in Orgasm and Bronzer in Laguna
- NARS Larger Than Life Lip Gloss in Spring Break

The eyeshadow is a soft shimmery pink, and the lip gloss is a gorgeous peachy nude. Including their most popular blush and bronzer, along with the eyeshadow primer made this set a great value! It cost just over $50 CDN.

I also recently bought my very first MAC foundation! Going into the store, I was slightly intimidated. However, the staff were really helpful. They found the shade that was right for my skin tone, and the coverage that I was looking for.


I ended up with MAC Studio Fix Fluid in NC15. It's a much warmer shade than what I was using previously, and I love the way it looks on my skin. It is a full coverage liquid foundation, which is exactly what I wanted. I can't imagine going back to the foundation I was using before. This has great staying power and looks flawless on the skin!

Even though I eyed the wall of MAC brushes, I just went with the foundation this time. My next trip to MAC, however, I can't say the same!

Have you bought any new makeup recently?

xo Shannon

31 comments:

  1. haha...i know the feeling of getting carried away! ill look at my bank account later and be like WHERE THE HELL DID ALL MY MONEY GO =)

    great post! have i bought any new makeup....absolutely...do i remember what i bought...no LOL

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  2. I love the dream matte mousse make up. So perfect. Always in love with your posts!!! Thanks for sharing :)

    look-scout.blogspot.com/

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  3. No I haven't bought any makeup :O Im trying to save money... I've heard great things about nars but haven't tried it yet

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  4. Cute blog <3
    If you like my fanpage you can win a Chanel Nail lacquer, goodd luck :)

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  5. LOVE nars!!! the colors are great!!

    love K

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  6. Enjoy your new makeup! I recently expanded my Smashbox cosmetics and looking to get a new duo eyeshadow from Nars.

    http://stylespotlighted.blogspot.com

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  7. Just new eyeliner! I love MAC though, my HG foundation is Pro Longwear:) Adore Nars, but only have the Orgasm/Laguna duo:)

    xoxo

    Ashley

    http://textbooksandtofu.blogspot.com/

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  8. I have just been looking around your blog and I absolutly love your sense of style! It has gievn me a lot of inspiration for my own outfit and makeup ideas! I would love it if you could look at my blog and maybe we could follow each other? xx

    www.rachelsfashionpatch.blogspot.com

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  9. Thank you so much for sweet words on my blog:) I like yours to...I hope you will follow me along...I have more inspiration to come:)
    Have a awsome week.

    LOVE Maria at inredningsvis

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  10. I want that mac foundation! I actually need a good one!

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  11. Mac is nice <3

    http://www.martasfashiondiary.com/

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  12. Very nice!
    Thanks for visiting, come back soon <3
    http://agoratopronta.blogspot.com/
    kissing Vanessa

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  13. I want MAC too, that make up looks gorgeous :)

    B&M
    http://bananaandmandarina.blogspot.com

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  14. Let us know if the eyeshadow base is any good!

    tipsbytippy.blogspot.com.au

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  15. I'm a huge fan of Nars and MAC products as well! I'm like a kid in a candy store at Sephora! Have fun with your new stuff!!! Follow each other??

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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  16. we have the same foundation!Love Mac!
    xoxo
    Faby

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  17. great recommendation dear <3
    X
    http://monicakosasih.blogspot.com/

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  18. Love that palette!
    Mac is a great brand!
    Kiss

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  19. Love the purchases! It is a real dilemma though... I loveeee make up but it gets pricey... I wish I could buy what I want all the time haha.

    Stumbled by your blog and I love it! Am a follower now :)


    Tx

    http://www.awhimsyheart.blogspot.com

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  20. I love mac makeup!

    xoxo,
    Taylor

    taylormorgandesign.blogspot.com

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  21. that quote from marilyn monroe i love!
    and thanks girl!
    can't wait to see you on my blog againC:
    www.faashiongeek.blogspot.com

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  22. Man I haven't bought new makeup in so long. Maybe its time...

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  23. Some of my favourites! I love your blog!

    {Satin&Souffles}

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  24. i love mac. i swear by the product. really like it.

    megha
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  25. LOVE both! I'm obsessed with make-up as you can see in my blog lol!

    www.fashionmavenmommy.com

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