Saturday, 15 September 2012

Lots of Birthday Makeup!

(L-R) Rebel//Lady Danger//Impassioned//Angel//Snob

YSL Rose Paris//MAC Blotting Powder

(L-R) Laguna//Albatross//Orgasm

They're Real Mascara//Erase Paste

(L-R) Immaculate Collection Palette/Lipstick Shade 2//Heaven and Earth Palette

For my birthday I was lucky enough to get A LOT of makeup (my family and friends know me too well)! So here are all the lovely things I got...

My friend Emma got me MAC Impassioned and Rebel lipsticks. I've wanted Impassioned for so long so I was so excited when I got this, it's a lovely bright pink/coral colour and definitely one of my favourites. Rebel is a lovely deep wine/purple colour that will be great for a night out.

From my friend Kaitlyn I got Lady Danger which I think has to be my favourite MAC lipstick so far. I've wanted it for ages but when I went to get it at my local MAC counter it was sold out, then I tried at duty free and the girl said she had never heard of it?! It's a lovely bright red/orange that I can wear day or night.

My boyfriend got me the YSL Rouge Volutpe lipstick in shade 27 Rose Paris which has been on my wishlist for so long. I love the YSL packaging! He also got me NARS Laguna Bronzer which has also been on my wishlist. I've always used MAC matte bronze and heard this was similar. I love using it so far, its such a nice colour and not orange at all.

From my sister I got NARS Orgasm blush. I actually asked for the Sleek Rose Gold dupe but she was nice enough to get me the real deal and I love it, I've been wearing it every day. She also gave me her Albatross highlighter to go with it because she doesn't use it.They both have gold shimmer in them so they look gorgeous together.
I also got from her two MUA eyeshadow palettes and a lipstick. I've never tried any of the MUA products so I was excited to give them a go. The eyeshadows have such great pigment and are gorgeous colours and the lipstick is a lovely purple colour which looks great with some of the purple and pink shadows in the immaculate collection palette.

Tthe rest of my family gave me money and I spend it ALL in duty free! I got MAC Snob and Angel lipstick (Angel is my favourite nude MAC lipstick and I'm on to my third one), MAC blotting powder, They're Real mascara and Erase Paste. The blotting powder's great for during the day when I'm feeling a bit shiny and it's always useful to take out on a night out. I've had They're Real mascara before and loved it so thought I'd give it another go as it was cheaper in duty free. Finally, I'd heard so many good reviews on Erase Paste so when I saw it I thought I might as well give it a go. It definitely lives up to its reputation and it covers the dark circles under my eyes so well, so I recommend it too!

I love every single I got and I'll probably do separate reviews on most of these products throughout the next few weeks, so watch out for them!



  1. Aw you lucky girl, so many amazing products there! Very jealous. Hope you had a lovely birthday :)x

  2. Ahh this is every girls dream :D you got some lovely bits!


  3. Happy birthdayyy!!! I love Mua eyeshadow. I got a bunch of them from UK swaps. you won't be disappointed. I have the same heaven and earth palette and love it.

    1. thank you! I've been wearing the heaven and earth palette almost everyday, its gorgeous. the perfect neutral palette xxx

  4. Wow looks like a perfect birthday to me:)

    My birthday is on the 24th so if im half as lucky as you ill be delighted, look out for my post.

    Really hope you enjoyed the rest of your birthday,

    lots of love

    Gemma Button


  5. Wow, looks like you got some amazing gifts! the YSL lippie looks gorgeous x

  6. I hope you had a lovely birthday!! It looks like you got some lovely beauty bits!!! I LOVE the heaven & earth palette by MUA, its nearly my fav palette ever ever! xx

    1. thank you! I'm loving the heaven and earth palette so far, such good pigment and gorgeous colours!xx

  7. albatros is an amazing highlighter! xxx

  8. ahhh im so jealous you got loads! cant wait to hear your thoughts on them all.
    hope you had a great day x

  9. This is amazing, it's my birthday at the end of the month and although I have my fingers crossed for some new makeup I just know everyones going to tell me I already have enough (but you can never have too much makeup...) x