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


  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 i remember what i LOL

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

  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

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

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

    love K

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

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



  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

  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

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

  11. Mac is nice <3

  12. Very nice!
    Thanks for visiting, come back soon <3
    kissing Vanessa

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


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

  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??

  16. we have the same foundation!Love Mac!

  17. great recommendation dear <3

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

  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 :)


  20. I love mac makeup!


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

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

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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


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


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