Sunday, 15 May 2011

Lots of lovely MAC goodies!

Over the past month or so I picked up a few new MAC goodies to add to my ever growing makeup collection. I always try to pick things that are somewhat different from what I've already got, but it's often hard to tell until you get home and swatch the items next to each other.

The first of my goodies were the two Viva Glam Gaga lipsticks. The lipstick photographed on the left is Viva Glam Gaga, and the lipstick on the right is Viva Glam Gaga 2. Unfortunately the UK MAC website is sold out of Gaga 1, but I was lucky enough to find it on Ebay for only £1 more than the original price – Bargain! It's a gorgeous creamy lipstick and is quite sheer seen as it is a Lustre formulation, but this does make the colour much more wearable than you'd expect. The Viva Glam Gaga 2 on the other hand is an Amplified, and therefore gives a stronger pigmented colour. It is also slightly more drying on the lips than Gaga 1, which is to be expected as it is an Amplified.

The next of my MAC goodies is called Lickable and is a Cremesheen. I'm obsessed with Cremesheens as they are so moisturising and yet always seem to have good colour payoff. It is a gorgeous blue based bright pink! The photograph above hasn't picked up the colour as it looks to the naked eye - you can get a much better idea of how it might look on your lips by looking at my swatches which I've included lower down this post.

These two little gems are again part of the Viva Glam range and accompany the lipsticks at the beginning of this post. On the left is Viva Glam Gaga and on the right is Viva Glam Gaga 2. Both are Tinted Lipglasses so are not particularly moisturising or creamy and both become quite sticky after a while which is the norm for MAC Lipglasses. If you want something creamier I would suggest the MAC Cremesheen Glasses or Nars lipglosses. As with the Viva Glam Gaga lipstick I had to purchase the Viva Glam Gaga lipglass from Ebay, and did have to pay slightly more for it at £17! I know it seems silly to pay more, and there probably is a lipglass that looks just like it, but I was suckered in by the fact that it was limited edition and I felt 'I had to have it'...totally ridiculous, I know!

Above you can see swatches of all the lipsticks and lipglasses.

From left to right:

Lickable, Viva Glam Gaga lipstick, Viva Glam Gaga 2 lipstick, Viva Glam Gaga Lipglass, Viva Glam Gaga 2 Lipglass

One MAC product that I'd never tried before is pigments. I deliberated for a while over which one to get first, but came to the decision that it had to be Vanilla. Laura AKA Lollipop26 included this in her MAC starter kit video and said that it was one of the best highlighters. I haven't got around to playing with it much yet, but have used it as a highlighter on my brow bone and it looks gorgeous!

Pictured above is Vanilla pigment swatched first with a heavier amount of product and second with a lighter amount and blended out.

So, that's it for my MAC goodies. Let me know of any products from MAC that you think are 'must haves' or that you've purchased recently.

Thank you for reading!




  1. Love the look of Lickable, of course! Nice stash you have there sister! xo

  2. Very jealous of all of this! I'm really dying to get Vanilla pigment, but I have so many other things I want! Viva Glam 5 is on my immediate "To Buy" list, but now I'll definitely have to look at Lickable! xx

  3. Vanilla pigment is one of my most used products from MAC! Love it. I also love Viva Glam Gaga 1 :)

  4. I haven't seen anyone really mention Lickable before but it looks fab! Definitely need to pick up Vanilla pigment next time I'm in MAC :} looks like a gorgeous highlight


  5. You got some great goodies! I never see reviews on lickable wow what a beautiful color love it!

  6. @ArtDonatella Yeah, Lickable is definately a colour I could see you loving!xx
    @Essie Vanilla's definately a lovely product...would highly recommed! Haven't had a look at Viva Glam 5..will have to check it out.xx
    @Lydia I'm so excited to use Vanilla more.xx
    @Charlotte Lickable is a lovely lipstick..and Vanilla is absolutely gorgeous. I think you can get it in a pot eyeshadow too.xx
    @Amber Lickable is're right I haven't heard much about it.xx

  7. love the viva glam gaga lipsticks! x

  8. Got some good stuff hun! I love Gaga I, yet to pick up the second one, but defo on my list. Love your cremesheen lippie, in the pick it looks really red! xx

  9. OK, you went on a total MAC splurge! :)
    I have both Viva Glam lipsticks and they're WONDERFUL. It doesn't get better than them. I didn't buy the lip glosses, but that's because nowadays I use it rarely. I'm saving now for the MAC Russian Red lipstick... X

  10. I love the viva glam gaga 1, i haven't got the other one (yet) i love mac lippies they have the best scent ever!!! xx

  11. Nice haul lady! That Lickable lipstick is absolutely gorgeous


  12. @Catherine They are gorgeous..I love the packaging :) xx
    @Carlito86 I dunno what was up with my camera, it just wouldn't pick up the colour it looks.xx
    @MademoiselleLaLa Haha I know total MAC splurge. MAC Russian Red looks gorg, it's on my 'to buy' list!xx
    @Hayley I know the scent is gorgeous! After I swatched the products I couldn't stop smelling my arm - they should make a perfume xx
    @Christina Thanks hun. It's such a gorgeous bright colour but wearable xx

  13. Great buys hun, I've never heard of Lickable either but will take a look at it. I'm loving my Hue lippie that I picked up and Vanilla is on my list too xx

  14. @Stacey Hue lipstick is lovely..has been on my ever extending list forever now, don't know why I haven't purchased.xx

  15. ive spent about 100 quid in the last month just on mac so i wont be buying much for a while, its nice to have a splurge now and again, although i am getting scared about the size of my make up collection, i need to stop now and use up what i have because its getting ridiculous. absolutely unique products only from now on.x

  16. @SparkleBeautyBlog I know exactly how you makeup collection keeps growing, but then my fiance probably spends much more on his car (because he has a bigger engine he has to spend more on diesel). I just think it's all about spending on what you love, as long as you use the products :D xx

  17. Nice buys!:D

    I love the Vanilla pigment too, I've been using mine for three years now and I still have a lot!;D

    ***** Marie *****

  18. @Marie Yeah I suspect it will last me a long, long time! xx

  19. Lickable is such a beautiful colour!

  20. Hi from a new follower, loving your blog! Keep up the good work :)
    Viva Glam Gaga is a gorgeous colour. I have never bought a highlighter, I'm a bit of a make up novice and wouldn't even know what to do with it xx


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