Monthly Archives: May 2014

MAC Simpsons Collection

Brace yourself, Simpsons fans! Today MAC announced via Facebook that in honor of The Simpsons 25th anniversary, a Simpsons inspired collection will be debuting this fall.

macsimpsons“On the occasion of their 25th anniversary, M•A•C celebrates everyone’s favourite animated family, The Simpsons, with a vivacious colour collection that can only be described in one word: Eeeeexcellent. #MACandMarge”

There’s no word yet on what products to expect from the collection but with The Simpsons being the inspiration, I’m expecting great things!

NYX Macaron Lippies

After much anticipation, my order of NYX Macaron Lippies finally arrived! The moment I saw their Instagram post over two months ago showing all the colorful soon to be lippies, I knew I had to have them. Sure enough, the minute I saw their post saying the collection was finally for sale on their site, I jumped on it and ordered 10 shades. No regrets.

NYX Macaron Lippies

These are currently being sold only on NYX’s website and at $6 a pop, you can’t really go wrong for such a unique product.

I ordered Orange Blossom (orange), Key Lime (lime green), Blue Velvet (electric blue), Violet (royal purple), Earl Grey (powder blue), Pistachio (mint green), Citron (yellow), Chambord (black), Coconut (white) and Black Sesame (light grey).

Before we move onto pictures, please excuse the poor application. This is a lot of lipstick and applying each one perfectly would have taken ages!

NYX Macaron Lippies

 

I, for one, am thrilled with the NYX Macaron collection. Most of these shades are really fun and unique and not something you’ll easily find a dupe for, especially at this price point. The texture and application does vary from color to color, though. Some shades apply really smoothly and evenly such as Violet, Chambord and Blue Velvet and others can be quite patchy and difficult to work with. I’m looking at you, Coconut and Citron. Some of the more difficult colors may still be able to be applied nicely if you really take the time to work with them but with ten shades to try, I couldn’t spend a lot of time trying to make them perfect. Even though I only had each shade on for a couple of minutes, I noticed that some of them, mainly Violet and Chambord, stained my lips. I normally see this as a bonus with lipsticks because even once the lipstick begins to rub off and fade, you’re still left with a stain which can help keep your lipstick still looking good between applications.  Even though some are difficult to work with, I don’t see them as a loss. I think they’ll still be fun for photos, artistic makeup and mixing/layering.

Speaking of mixing/layering and artistic makeup, I made a couple creations of my own using a few of the shades.

Ombre lip using Chambord, Black Sesame and Earl Grey

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Dark purple lip from mixing Chambord and Violet

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Urban Decay Naked Basics Giveaway!

It’s giveaway time, ladies and gents!

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In honor of my first 500 Instagram followers I’ve decided to host a giveaway to show my appreciation. The prize is the ever versatile Urban Decay Naked Basics eyeshadow palette. The palette features six neutral shades that can be used to create a variety of looks from very natural to full on drama.

Rules:

1. Follow me @SultrySuburbia on Instagram

2. Repost the above photo (it’s on my Instagram) with the hashtag #ssmaygiveaway and tag @SultrySuburbia

3. Max of one entry per day

4. Account must be public

5. Open to US residents only

One winner will be drawn using a random number generator and announced on May 17th, 2014.

 

Good luck!! =)