15 August 2016

Inside my MAC Lipstick Collection & Giveaway (CLOSED)

I don't know if you've noticed but my blog has had a pretty radical makeover. I'm honestly so excited it's finally done and I can share it with you. I have been keeping this a secret for the longest time and I'm the absolute worst at keeping secrets! So, to celebrate I thought I'd do something fun. Who likes the sound of a MAC Lipstick Giveaway?

Thought you might!


All you have to do to enter, is follow me on Twitter (@melharding) and share this tweet. You can share it as many times as you like between now and 6pm on the 31st August! The more times you enter, the more chances you have of winning.

Each winner (they'll be THREE of you!) will get to pick a MAC lipstick of their choice, which I'll send absolutely anywhere in the world, no matter the cost!

:)

With winning in mind, to help get you thinking about which lipstick you might pick if you win, here's a little root around my MAC lipstick collection...


Ruby Woo

I picked this shade up on my 22nd birthday, just before heading to my Taylor Swift themed party. How bloody perfect!

It's definitely one of those 'must have' shades for your collection. If there is ever a perfect red lip, then this is it! It's super bright so great for summer, it's part of the Retro Matte collection so lasts all day too. But, it's also the perfect Christmas red too! It made it to the top of my top 5 Xmas Red's, last Blogmas!

Dark Side

I talked about this lippy recently in my 'All time Favourites' post. Of all the MAC shades I own, this is without a doubt my favourite one! It's a vampy, plum shade which is a staple in the Autumn and Winter. I'm actually fairly surprised I haven't dramatically dented the nip yet! Mind you, it is my second stick, I seem to loose things a lot!

Verve

This was the first nude-esque shade, I ever picked up. If you can call it a nude as it's a fairly dark, teddy bear brown colour. Definitely not your average nude but I'm definitely more of a bold lippy kinda girl anyway. I don't have a swatch for this one because even though I wore it just the other week, I seem to have placed it somewhere and forgotten where that somewhere is! Praying it pops up soon and doesn't end up in the same place my first Dark Side bullet did.


Evening Rendezvous

This shade is a little bit more out of my comfort zone than I'm used to. It's a blue toned pink with hints of purple in there too. It's harder to wear because of the cold hues to it, I have a fairly warm skin tone so I reserve this shade for the pits of winter! You know, when you're dressed all in black and snuggled in woollen hats and scarves. It's a great pop of colour then when Dark Side is too dark, works beautifully...

Velvet Teddy

If you read my 'What I bought in Duty-Free' then you'll know all about this one already, so I won't go into it in too much detail, you can check out more over there. It's pretty new to my collection (obviously) and unlike anything I already own, as you can see from the swatches above. I love the texture, I love the shade, I love the durability. I love this lipstick. It's my runner up, favourite!

Plumful

This was kind of an impulse by in New York last year. It's part of the Cremesheen range from MAC which comes off a lot more sheer than I tend to like. However, if you're not quite as brave with bold colours, then a shade from this range would be great to help you build up your confidence!

This particular shade, however, is such a pretty rose pink, you can wear it with anything and absolutely anywhere! So, so versatile. Like a nude but prettier!

Speak Louder

I'm not going to lie, this is without a doubt the least worn shade in my collection. It's a bright, fuscia pink shade. Very, very pretty. But it's just not very 'me'. Like Plumful, this one is part of the 'Cremesheen' range too which would be perfect if you prefer a little shine to your lips. I'm just more of a no-fuss matte sort of lipstick!

I've also since picked up Rebel which is kind of similar to Dark Side and Evening Rendezvous. In fact, if those two lippy's had a baby, it would be Rebel. It's more blue toned than Dark Side but darker than Evening Rendezvous. I don't have a swatch because I naughtily picked it up after taking these photo's but you should definitely Google it. It's so, so beautiful! I can't wait for Autumn, because I'm pretty sure I'm going to live in it!

Love always,
Melissa

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  1. Saw your account from Female Blogger RT Twitter. Joining <3
    BBlogger from Philippines here <3

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    1. Thanks for heading on over! I love that you're from the Philippines, I was just in Singapore a couple weeks ago! I think I went into every Sephora Singapore had to offer because we don't have it over here in England!

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  2. The only MAC lipstick I have is Plumful and I really like it! Definitely would like to add a few pinky nudes to my collection!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. It's such a pretty shade isn't it! I don't wear it very often because the sheerness puts me off but I'm definitely going to try and turn that around!

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  3. I love your MAC collection :) x

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    1. Thank you, I do to! I love, love your blog design so pretty!

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  4. Such an amazing giveaway. I am in love with your blog header! My favourite MAC Lipsticks have to be Honeylove and Faux!

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    1. Thank you so much, I am pretty proud of the header 😁 I've not tried Honey love but Faux is on my Wishlist!

      -M

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  5. My favorite MAC lipstick is russian red.

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    1. Definitely a beautiful shade, I'll probably pick it up someday!

      -M

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  6. Hi Melissa, I really enjoyed your post. I've always liked darker lipsticks and I've been thinking about buying the Dark Side shade since forever, but they're quite pricey (at least where I'm from) so I almost kinda gave up. But your post made me realize that the thirst is real lol, now I'm definitely saving for one! xx

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    1. The thirst is most certainly real, have you followed and retweeted my tweet about the giveaway? I'd love to send a MAC lipstick your way, particularly if they're harder to get hold of!
      -M

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  7. Dark Side is my type of shade !! Howeever they're all lovely colours. Your blog is looking lovely too

    Claire ❤| My Little Memoir

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