MAC Gilt by Association

I almost forgot that I didn’t do a proper review of this, I only teased with a quick glimpse of it in my duty free haul post. Hopefully the photos below will satisfy your curiosity. If you have been reading my blog for a while now you will probably know that I don’t really like black eye makeup on me, I find it a bit too harsh for my complexion. In fact I don’t really wear that much black clothing either. For my eyes I prefer shades of brown or purple, which really brings out the green of my eyes. So you are probably wondering why I bought MAC Gilt by Association then, well because one, I love MAC Mineralise Eye Shadows and this one is totally different from any of the others I already have and two, I figured the gold through it would make it less harsh.

MAC Gilt by Association

(With and Without Flash)

MAC Gilt by Association is more matte than my other MAC mineralise eye shadows. It is everything you would expect from a MAC shadow; its pigmented, buildable, creamy and buttery, easy to blend and long lasting. There is little to no fall out and I like to pack it on for a full on pigmented wash of colour. For a night out this shadow and some mascara is all you need for your eyes. The gold does indeed tone down the harshness of the black and adds a bit of shine to the matte of the black. I like to run my brush over the whole shadow and pack the colour on the entire lid and crease, and then I dip the tip of my brush in the gold and go back over the lid with the gold. I also use the black and gold swirled together to line my eyes. There ends up being a hint of dark olive to it. The mascara I used below is Smashbox Full Exposure Mascara but I prefer it with Lancôme Grandiose. So here are the pictures.

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Have you tried any MAC mineralise eye shadows, which is your favourite?



After two weeks off work, 10 days of which I spent in sunny Portugal, am I refreshed and raring to go? No, actually I could do with a holiday to get over my holiday. Lying in the sun, working on my tan all day is hard work, I had to flip over every half hour to keep it even, I was like a rotisserie chicken. Luckily I had a few days when I got back before returning to work but they were spent working in my garden. I’m trying to become a proper adult home owner and take pride in my garden, yes I know I am getting old; the signs are glaring. I had intended to post this on Monday because I wanted my first post back to be about the products I picked up in duty free, however, I was way too tired to do it so the blog stayed on holiday for a few extra days. Never fear, I’m back to normal now and you can expect a post every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for the foreseeable future.
So I’ll stop babbling on and show you the goods:

MAC Glimmer of Gold

MAC Glimmer of Gold
First up is my new favourite thing, MAC Mineralise Eye Shadow Quad in A Glimmer of Gold. I hope you like it because you may be seeing it a lot as this is all that I have been putting on my eyes since I got it. I will do a proper post on this with loads of pictures of these shadows on my eyes soon.

MAC Gilt by Association

Another MAC Mineralise Eye Shadow is Gilt by Association. This has a matte finish, so it’s totally different from all my other MAC Mineralise Eye Shadows, which all have a satin finish, not that it needed any justification. This is lovely and of course I will give you a closer look soon.

Lancome Grandiose Mascara
Next is the Lancôme Grandiose Mascara. I have wanted this since it first went on sale here and I didn’t think I would be able to hold out till my holidays to get it, but I did and it doesn’t disappoint.

Este Lauder Double Wear Light
Last but not least is Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. I have been devoted to Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour for a long time now and Double Wear Light was on my list to try for ages so I finally gave in a decided to embrace change and give it a go. I like it and will do a full review of it but I haven’t decided if I prefer it to the Lancôme, I need more time to make up my mind.
So there you have them, I didn’t buy too much but instead went for a few select quality products. I am really happy with everything I got. What’s on you duty free wish list?