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As a beauty blogger, I love long, romantic walks to the makeup aisle. All those colors, textures, scents.. During my last trip to Kiev I found a gorgeous MAC store where I spoiled my mum and okay, myself too. Today I’m swatching my new MAC fall goodies and sharing some matte-lipstick prep tips with you!


Even though summer is almost over, I still appreciate a good coral lippy during Fall. Tropic Tonic is my latest coral crush and is one of the new matte lipsticks MAC recently added to their Matte Lip Collection. Tropic Tonic has a flat matte finish, unlike the look-a-like Vegas Volt with an amplified finish. GORG!


I’m like the biggest sucker for hot pink lipsticks. My beloved Candy Yum Yum will never leave my side, but I found myself a new pink crush. Pink Pigeon is described as a bright cleanest pink with a matte finish. I love that fact that this fuchsia pink has some cool, blue undertones that match great with my white hair. Absolutely loving this one.

In my opinion this shade is less matte than a lot of the shades in the new collection, though it wears down to a even matter finish when I’m wearing it for a few hours. Applying is super smooth and no cracks visible!

It’s all about the prep

As you all know, I am weak for matte lipsticks. After adding Tropic Tonic and Pink Pigeon to my stash, I now own more matte lippies than I should (hehe). One of the perks with these matte finishes is that they can be a little challenging to wear. Matte lipsticks like to draw attention to every little flake, crack, vertical lip line and imperfection. So how do you prep your lips for matte lipsticks?

Exfoliate the night before – I always scrub my lips with Lush Popcorn Scrub before bed, then I apply a soft lipbalm before I go to sleep.

More lip balm – when you wake up, add more lipbalm to those lippies! And drink a LOT of water. You will immediately feel how your face and lips hydrate. No jokes, it really helps in preventing those cracks!

Apply – Wait till the lipbalm is completely soaked into your lips, then add your matte lipstick on top. Now you are ready for 6-7 hours of color! Super easy and so comfortable!


Moving on to my all-time fall favorite. I finished Rebel last year, and didn’t immediately buy this shade again during summer, but with the fall in my mind I fell in love again. The color looks pretty scary in the package, but trust me this color looks great on every skin color. So pretty and classy! This color makes my eyes look super blue and stays on for hours. Rebel fades evenly but still leaves a beautiful stain after fading away.





As a girl with an oily skin, I find it hard to find good foundations that give me a beautiful satin finish without becoming an oil slick. MAC Prolongwear does the trick for me! I need to blot only once a day, sometimes repowder once as well. But I always keep that satin finish without looking cakey.

The coverage is medium, but buildable. I usually add one layer on my face, and a second touch up into those trouble areas, but the formula never looks cakey. I use NC30, a cool color with yellow undertones that match my skin color perfectly. Works really well in combination with MAC Mineralize Loose Powder foundation (below).


I love this powder to set my foundation, but I don’t understand how some people can use this as their full foundation. No cover at all in my opinion haha, but if you buy it as a setting powder, you won’t be disappointed.

What I love about the Mineralize loose foundation is the feather-light, mica-based texture that feels so light. When applying, it feels like you’re wearing nothing at all. I love the dry, matte finish of this powder while leaving a soft glow. This powder sets my foundation perfectly.

That’s it for this haul! I love to play around with these new beauties and can’t wait to show you some looks with the pretty lippies soon.


(HINT: giveaway time soon!)


27 Reacties

  1. september 18, 2015 / 4:41 pm

    I love all things that you got. I am planing to go to MAC for new lipstick, and I think REBEL is perfect shades for fall so I am definitely going to buy that shade. P.s perfect post! xxxo
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    • september 19, 2015 / 9:41 am

      Thank you girl! You will not regret purchasing REBEL! X

  2. september 18, 2015 / 5:08 pm

    Wow wow wow. Niet alleen de foto’s zijn prachtig maar ook alle producten. Rebel Satin is een prachtig kleurtje.

    Fijn dat deze foundation goed blijft zitten op een ‘oily skin’.
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    • september 19, 2015 / 9:43 am

      Ja heel fijn haha! Hij is echt ideaal voor een beetje vette huid 🙂 X

  3. september 19, 2015 / 11:12 am

    Wat een prachtige producten!! Die lipstick kleuren staan jouw ook altijd super!
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    • september 20, 2015 / 12:20 am

      Ahw thanks Gina! X

    • september 20, 2015 / 12:20 am

      Fijn om te horen, dankje! En ja, echt een fall-favorite haha! X

  4. september 20, 2015 / 10:36 am

    Mijn Chanel foundation is bijna op, en ik wil toch weer naar de Mac foundation gaan. Vroeger zag je bij deze foundation heel erg mijn schilfertjes, dus ik hoop dat het deze keer niet is.. mooie favorieten en foto’s!
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    • september 22, 2015 / 10:08 am

      Thanks girl! X

  5. september 23, 2015 / 9:49 am

    Ik ben een groot fan van de lipsticks van Mac. Rebel vind ik prachtig zeg.

  6. september 23, 2015 / 3:44 pm

    Those are some great tips for lipstick prep, especially when it’s matte! Lip balm is a saviour for me on a daily, I don’t think I could live without it! Such lovely photography & pretty lipstick shades, I completely agree with the long, romantic walks to the make up aisle aha, every beauty bloggers favourite place to be! Great post:-)

    Xo Gemma
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  7. Candice
    oktober 6, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    That lipstick shade looks so pretty!

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  8. oktober 24, 2015 / 5:47 pm

    Leuke kleuren lipstick! Ook een prachtige blog heb je. Liefs gea

  9. januari 4, 2016 / 2:12 pm

    Je maakt al erg professionele foto’s meid heel goed van je! handige review en prachtige kleurtjes heb je gescoord
    ik heb ook zo’n oranje kleur alleen dat is sushi kiss!