Making it Up


Apologies for not getting a post out to you all sooner. I managed to take pictures and everything yesterday, even managed to write my entry, but sadly I forgot my camera at work and so could not show the outfit I wore.

I decided to show the next best thing.  This weekend, my girlfriend is having her Bridal shower in Toronto. There were talks of getting make up done etc. However, being on the budget I am, I decided why not BUY products that I could use for a good 3 to 6 months and do my own makeup, rather than have someone do it for me for one day, where the probability is that I will be disappointed.

So I decided to make a trip to the MAC store in Yorkdale Mall and picked up these three must haves for the spring and everyday use!

My MUST HAVE is the whirl lip liner…similar to the old SPICE liner that MAC used to produce. Reading up on the liners, it was brought to my attention that the formula for the old SPICE liner was changed to make it more chalky and brown rather than have the pink undertones.  How sad! Whirl is the next best think and really matches the shade of my lips well. I find that by putting the liner on, my lipstick stays put for much longer.

I also purchased MAC's fairly recent Viva Glam Gaga lipstick, this one is an amplified crème. I found that it goes one very "beige" but with the right lip-gloss its definitely become one of my favourite looks. Plus 100% of sales of VIVA Glam products goes towards the MAC Aids fund, what a great cause!

My last purchase was for a more pink-ier lipstick. As you remember I also purchased Faux a few weeks back. And while I like it, I wasn’t in love. Chatterbox is definitely my new favourite and can't leave home without it. It’s a great lipstick to add on top of the Viva Glam Gaga and Whirl Liner as well.

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts and favourite lip colours as well. Suggestions for my skin tone is also always appreciated and doesn’t have to be only MAC either!


  1. Love the lipstick pinks are my favourite! x

  2. makeupartistrybyljApril 6, 2011 at 1:12 PM

    omg i neeeeed the gaga 2 lippie in my life!! lol.

  3. how amazing is their makeup! i actually like the lighter colour, the gaga one im sure it would look great on your skin. my favourite colour is morange . thank you again lovely :)

  4. HAHA I know right? I couldnt say no...

  5. Loving everything from the Viva Glam line but I must say, those pink matte lipsticks are really growing on me! At first a difficult color to pull off on my pale skin but after a few test runs...easy breezy, just like lip balm now! Great tips, Ima hafta go check out their new palettes!


    Haute Khuuture Blog

  6. That Lady Gaga lippie is one of my good friend's favourites as well.

    Thanks for sharing. :)

    The Cat Hag

  7. Niki from A Haute MessApril 10, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    my favourite lip colour is Morange by MAC -- it's a really bright orangey-coral. I also love Girl About Town by MAC too - a nice, bright fuschia. Is the pink lipstick in the bottom pic Chatterbox or Faux? I love it!

    x Niki

  8. The picture that you see is for chatterbox. I absolutely love it...better than faux for my lip colour. but I still wear Faux as can look at my post about Faux by MAC below. xoxo

  9. great tips! love new makeup :) might be in the mood for some now <3


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