NWB BEAUTY REVIEW: MAC ARCHIE’S GIRLS PRODUCT REVIEW

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Pearl Matte Face Powder ,Veronica’s blush and Spoiled Rich Quad taken from the new MAC Archie’s Girls collection.

Purple eye from archie girl pallete

A deep purple smokey eye look  I created using the MAC Spoiled Rich Quad from the Archie’s Girls collection.

Earlier this month MAC launched their latest collection which has been inspired by the leading female characters the famous comic book series, Archie’s Girls. In the comic book, Betty and Veronica are two best friends who are polar opposites but are both madly in love with Archie. MAC have cleverly created two separate lines in the collection to reflect each of the girls personalities.

The Pearl Matte Face Powder ,Veronica’s blush and Spoiled Rich Quad were the products that I picked up from the collection because I knew I would get a lot of use from them. I am absolutely obsessed with the Pearl Matte Powder and Veronica’s blush duo because its such a versatile product that can be used to highlight, define your cheekbones and as an all over face powder. As far as MAC palette’s go, because they are so rare to find, I just had to have one and what I love about the Spoiled Rich quad is how pigmented the colours and the beautiful matt finish all the colours have. In the picture above, you can see that I have created a really pretty, deep purple smokey eye which is one of many looks this palette allows me to create.

To shop the entire MAC Archie’s Girls collection and to find out more information about this range visit the MAC website. 

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NWB BEAUTY REVIEW: MAC CANDY YUM YUM LIPSTICK REVIEW

candy yumMAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick  is probably the most buzzed about lipstick in the beauty world at the moment. This stunning new MAC lipstick shade is described as ‘bright pink’ with a matte finish. In my opinion it is like a mix between other MAC classic shades,Up the Amp and Girl About Town. What I love about the MAC Candy Yum Yum lipstick in particularly is the fact that is its matte texture, which allows this gorgeous lip colour to stay on all day long.I would definitely recommend this as a must have Spring/Summer shade as it looks absolutely fabulous on all skin tones, whether worn in its full glory or dabbed on for a more lived in effect. This lipstick is also vanilla-scented which also adds another touch of comfort whilst wearing this lipstick loo. MAC Candy Yum Yum is now available in stores nationwide and here on the MAC website.

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NWB BEAUTY TREND ALERT: VAMP IT UP – RIHANNA, EVA MERCILLE, ZOE SALDANA

NWB explores one of this seasons hottest beauty trends, the Vamp look! Chanel your inner rockstar with three of NWB handpicked lip colour options and get style inspiration from Rihanna, Eva Mercille and Zoe Saldana below.

Get Rihanna’s look with Tom Ford lipstick in Black Orchid

It’s official! This season it is all about dark, goth-like, Vamp lipstick. Let your lips make a real statement and give your look a real edge by investing in a dark lipstick. When Rihanna’s album cover was launched last week I was so glad to see the Good Girl Gone Bad embracing this trend. This Tom Ford lipstick in Black Orchid is the perfect lipstick to recreate this look. Not only is it extremely pigmented but it also comes in this stunning packaging which makes the ideal handbag accessory.

Get Eva Mercille’s Biker chick look with MAC Cyber lipstick

Eva ‘The Diva’ Mercille looks uber fierce here in this biker jakect and vamp lipstick combo! Get rockstar chic on with MAC Cyber which is a deep purple  that just ozzes Vamp appeal!

Get Zoe Saldana sleek look with Revlon lipstick in Black Cherry

Zoe Saldana gives her sophisticated style an edge with this deep cherry lipstick look. Her slicked back her and plain white shirt puts all the focus of her look on her lips. This goes to show that a statement lip can really jazz up even the simplest of looks so this Revlon lipstick in Black Cherry can literally take you from day to night in seconds.

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NWB BEAUTY HAUL: MUST HAVE LIPSTICK SHADES FOR AUTUMN/FALL

A selection of hand picked lipsticks for the Autumn/Fall including MAC, Chanel, Tom Ford and Rimmel.

THE AUTUMN/FALL NUDE AND PINK SHADES

MAC Patisserie, MAC Snob, Mac Up The Amp, Tom Ford Warm Sable and Mac Chatterbox (from to left to bottom right)

With Pink and Nude shades this season its all about the muted look so to get the best results out these lipsticks pair them with really natural eye makeup. MAC’s Snob and Tom Ford’s sable a two great shades that are very easy to wear on a day to day. MAC’s Up The  Amp is a cult classic and must have shade for every fashionista as it looks amazing on all skintones.

THE AUTUMN/FALL PURPLE SHADES

Mac Odyssey, MAC Film Noir, MAC Cyber and Rimmel 04 Lipstick taken from the Kate Moss Collection (from left to right)

NWB loves purple this season. It’s all about those dark gothic tones. So ladies be brave and wear MAC’s Cyber on night out with the girls and MAC’s Odyssey during the day for a more subtle purple lip look. Purple lipstick was all over the catwalk early this year and is bound to be a huge trend this Autumn/ Fall.

THE AUTUMN/FALL RED SHADES

MAC Diva, MAC Ruby Woo, Tom Ford Scarlet Rouge and Chanel Gabrielle.

MAC’s Diva is definitely my favourite red shade this season. Its dark and is the perfect lipstick to achieve that Vamp look which is so on trend this season. The matte texture of this lipstick also means that it lasts throughout the day and is just really easy to wear everyday. I’m also loving Tom Ford’s Scarlet Rouge lipstick at the moment. It’s a perfect red orange which takes from day to night seamlessly. And of course you can’t go without MAC’s Ruby Woo this season because it is the perfect bright red lipstick (perfect for creating a pin up look) which in my opinion every girl should own!

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NWB GET THE LOOK BEAUTY TUTORIALS: RIHANNA & NICKI MINAJ AT THE 2012 VMA’S


GET RIHANNA’S CLASSIC PIN UP INSPIRED LOOK

RiRi’s short hair makes a comeback at the 2012 Video Music Awards. This pin up inspired makeup adds elegance to her edgy pixie cut hair.

1. Makeup Forever HD Makeup. 2. Mac Lipstick in Ruby Woo. 3. Mac Lashes no. 20. 4. Clinque Even Better Concealer. 5. Tom Ford Congac Sable Eyeshadow Quad. 6. Rimmel Eyeliner.

APPLICATION

1. Apply Makeup Forever HD Makeup all over face for a flawless base. 2.Use the lightest shade of gold in the Tom Ford eye shadow pallete in the corners of the eyes. 3. Contour eyes by apply the darkest eye shadow shade in the crease of the eyelid. 4. Apply lashes with tweezers. 5. Finish off eyes with a lick of winged eyeliner. 6. Apply concealer underneath eyes and across the bridge of your nose to create a contoured look. 7. Apply Mac’s Ruby woo lipstick and create a defined cupids bow using concealer.

GET NICKI MINAJ’S GLAMOROUS GLITTER LOOK

Nicki Minaj goes for candy colored hair and glittery makeup to go with her quirky VMA’S ensemble. As per usual, Nicki keeps her ‘Barbs’ entertained with this fun, playful, animated look.

1. Mac Studio Fix Foundation. 2. Mac Lipstick in Chatterbox. 3. Mac Sliver Pigment. 4. Bourjois Amber Rose Blusher. 5. Eylure Lashes no.107

APPLICATION

1. Apply Mac’s Studio Fix Foundation all over for a even base. 2. Using a shader brush apply Mac’s Sliver Pigment all of the lid. 3. Using tweezers apply lashes. 4. Apply Bourjois  Amber Rose blusher to the apple of your cheeks . 5. Finish of look by evenly applying Mac’s Chatterbox lipstick.

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NWB BEAUTY REVIEW: PRIMER WARS – MAC VS BOBBI BROWN

Bobbi Brown BB Cream SPF 35 VS MAC Prep and Prime Brightening Serum

The beauty question I probably get asked the most as a beauty expert is what primer do you use? and how do you make your foundation last throughout the day. So today I have decided to share one of my most important beauty rituals and introduce my ever so stylish NWB readers to the art or priming.

Not to prime is a crime Ladies! Primer creates a perfect base for your foundation and seals your makeup in place. My two favorite things to use to prime my skin in preparation for makeup are Bobbi Brown’s BB cream and MAC’s Prep and Prime Brightening serum.

Although Bobbi Brown’s BB cream is not a conventional primer. I find that because it does carry a bit of coverage itself. Once I apply my foundation on top i get a really flawless finish. What I love about this product is that it is so versatile and I can wear it on its own and as a primer when I want to achieve a full foundation look.

 MAC’s prep and prime brightening serum also has  some great beauty benefits both as a primer and as a skin treatment. This product instantly brightens and hydrates the skin and  smells amazing too which is a great bonus.

As a primer I probably prefer this product more for everyday use because it is lightweight and gives my skin a healthy glow. So MAC’s Prep and Prime Brightening Serum wins this beauty war!

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BEAUTY NEWS: MAC LAUNCHES EAST AFRICAN INSPIRED COLLECTION

Model on left sports traddational Somali dress otherwise known as a ‘Dirac’

The Inspiration For MAC’s Style Seeker Collection

MAC Cosmetics latest Fall collection is inspired by East African fashion and the wardrobe of the global traveler. The models in MAC’s Style Seeker campaign are dressed in traditional African clothing including a chic Somali dress known as a ‘Dirac’ (as seen on the model on the left). In Somali culture the ‘Dirac’ is an iconic garment of clothing that represents generations of culture, style and fashion. The ‘Dirac’ is the basis of Somali fashion. With prints and colors that would even put Jonathan Saunders (the king of prints)  to shame Dirac’s are versatile, edgy and timeless. I predict that  designers such as Suno and Burberry will be inspired by the style of Dirac in coming collections. Hopefully  we will see a repeat of their African inspired S/S12 collections which bought African fashion to the forefront of the industry.

The Collection

This collection includes blushes that carry a gorgeous glow, eyeshadow duo’s with a fab pay off and a new range of eccentric yet classic lipglasses

MAC interprets traditional African style by infusing rich colours and textures in to their new collection. The collection includes a range of breathtaking Eyeshadow Duos, Powder Blushes, Lipglasses and Nail Lacquers. Highly pigmented and rich, Eyeshadow Duo’s can be used to create both smokey and subtle looks which can be accentuated with a smooth lick of Fluidline . Expect the four new shades of Powder blush to define your cheekbones whilst at the same time adding a charming glow to the apples of your cheeks. Meanwhile, the new shades of lip glasses come in a range of stunning colours that last all day long. And last but not least, MAC spoil us with a range of Nail Lacquers that come in a range of jewel and metallic tones.

Click here to shop the entire MAC’s Style Seeker Collection

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