Investing in Make Up: MAC and Charlotte Tilbury Edition


Oh my God, I've only gone and bloody done it, haven't I? It took a bit of seducing, I must admit, a lot of weighing up the pro's and con's, but I bit the bullet and committed. I finally bought a MAC Pallette (Well, what else would I be on about!?)

After plenty of research (Vivianna Does Make Up is always my go-to for this), I decided to begin my collection with All That Glitters, Sable, Expensive Pink, Amber Lights, Embark (Matte) and Antiqued (working left to right, top to bottom). When deciding on the colours, I couldn't believe how pigmented they were and with such little fallout as well. It's true what they say; you really do get what you pay for. The palette itself cost £15, but considering it will literally last forever, I had no qualms about paying it. Each individual eyeshadow is then £10, which is why I'm gradually building my collection rather than splurging over £150 in one go. 

I've previously had the Naked2 and Naked3 palettes, spent far too much money on the inexpensive MUA goodies as well as used Benefit, Make-Up Revolution (oh my god the fallout), No.7 and other high street shadows. Whilst I love the Naked palettes, and think MUA is great for how cheap it is, nothing compares to how these MAC shadows apply and the overall affect that they give. I urge you, that if you love and collect your eyeshadows as much as I do, invest in one of these bad boys. 

Moving on to Charlotte Tilbury. I've been eyeing up this brand for months, but being a high-street girl through and through, I've always been careful before splurging out on a beauty product. Whilst doing my research for my MAC palette on Vivianne Does Makeup, I also came across the Charlotte Tilbury Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in Mona Lisa. The way it contoured her lid without applying a darker shadow was an instant 'heart-skipped-a-beat' moment, and I couldn't walk away from the Fenwick beauty hall without trying it. I didn't realise you could create a really soft daytime look with this as well, so this product is just a winner all round. 

Now that was meant to be the end of the beauty purchases, but then I saw the Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks staring at me. No seriously, they were proper giving me the eye. That packaging...those colours...I had to at least TRY a couple. 

But then it happened. I walked away with the Sexy Sienna lipstick, and I don't regret it at all. It's the most beautiful coral colour, and is really creamy to apply but with a lovely matte finish. It's a great high-end dupe to the Sleek 'Barely There' lipstick, in case anybody covets that as much as I. 

Does anybody else love investing in good quality makeup? Is there any MAC eyeshadows I must add to my palette or any colours great for blue eyes? Let me know! 


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