Thursday, 14 April 2016

MAC x Charlotte Olympia

This Spring, prepare to hear your purse clasp pop, as beauty departments worldwide welcome the ultimate retro-glam collaboration, between the queen bee of cosmetic counters, MAC, and luxury British shoe and accessory brand Charlotte Olympia.
From three scarlet, matte, lipstick shades, to limited edition, gilded eyelash curlers, and even a custom-designed makeup bag/clutch to store all of the beautiful products in this collection; MAC and Charlotte Olympia have collaborated to create a canvas of old Hollywood glamour, painting faces, inspired by pin up beauties, and silver screen starlets of the past.

Without hesitation, 'Leading Lady Red' and 'Starlett Scarlet' headed straight into my online basket, after all, what would a femme fatale look be, without a sultry, statement red lip!?
Though both lipsticks offer a matte texture, they apply much creamier than expected which was a complete bonus, having used MAC's sell-out, staple, red shade 'Ruby Woo', on both myself and clients, and finding it extremely drying, clinging to the cracks in weathered, winter lips.

Another fabulous pro to these limited edition lippies, is that they're incredibly long-wearing; I created the look in this post late morning, six hours later, having enjoyed dinner and drinks out with the girls, and my old Hollywood glamour-inspired lip were still going strong, staining my pout with a slightly faded tint as the hours passed, but proved stubborn to remove, which showcased the strong pigment in these limited edition, must-haves!

For the above look, I opted for 'Leading Lady Red', one of the deeper shades of the three available, it offers a rich, warm colour pay off, and works perfectly with a soft brown shadow blended into your crease, complimented by subtle winged liner to frame the eyes, and completed with Ardell's 'Demi Wispies' for natural, yet glamorous lashes.

But, if you're on a mission for vibrance, then look no further than one of it's cooler, sister shades, 'Starlett Scarlet', is your winner for a beautiful, bright pout!


  1. Lovely! You look gorgeous! :) x

  2. That is the most beautiful eyelash curler I have ever seen! Same with the lipstick tubes! I'm always a sucker for pretty packaging haha. Your makeup also looks flawless. Perfect highlight, eyebrows, everything! <3

  3. I was so excited when I found out about this collaboration. That lipstick looks amazing on you!

    Sweet Helen Grace

  4. I'm so in love with this look , and you look so pretty in this color.

  5. I love the colors! And your rocking it :)