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Mac Extra Dimension Blushers

When it comes to blushers, Mac is hands down my favourite brand. While I have other blushers that I like, I don’t think you can beat Mac when it comes to  longevity, colour payoff and shade section. The Extra Dimension blushers are the latest additions into the Mac blusher wardrobe. They had previously released this formula as part of limited edition collections before but finally they are no longer teasing us and they have given us 11 whopper shades to pick from. There are so many things to love about these blushers. Mac claim that their Extra Dimension blushers are a type of hybrid blusher. They say that the blend like…

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Nude Lipstick for every budget

I love a good nude lipstick. Something easy to wear, yet a lipstick that gives a wow finish. I have picked out my 10 most used nude lipsticks from the past few months for today’s post. One thing I will add is that for the most part I wear a lip liner with these lipstick. If you want a versatile lipliner, I can’t recommend Mac Whirl lipstick enough. It goes with almost every one of these lipsticks. Mac Faux There isn’t much lipstick left in my tube of Faux . I have worn this colour to death!!! Faux is a warm pink satin finish lipstick. This colour is so incredibly…

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Under the radar products

The beauty world is a fickle place. Often there are products that receive a lot of attention and hype. Sometimes this attention and hype is justified and other times not so much. Then you have products, that perform like a dream and yet get little to no attention from the online beauty gurus and makeup fans. Under the radar products! Under the radar products, does not mean under the radar brands. Very often there are popular brands that have hidden gems that people just don’t know about. For todays post, I have picked out a number of my favourite products that I use on a regular basis, that tend to go under…

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New Autumn releases from Mac

The Autumn is by far my favourite time of the year. As a teacher, I see September as the start of a new year, rather than January. For me, September is all about fresh starts, new clothes and of course the Autumn beauty releases. At this time of year I am ready to leave behind the pink lips and barely there makeup and instead I am ready to embrace bold plum toned lips and a slightly more intense makeup look. This September Mac have really ramped up their new collection releases with both permanent and Limited Edition releases. As Mac collections have a tendency to fly off the shelves quickly,…

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Mac must haves

Have you ever gone into a Mac store and wanted to make a purchase but been completely overwhelmed by all the products? With so many products to pick from, it is hard to know exactly what is worth parting with your cash for. To help you treat yourself to something special, I have picked out my top 5 products. I didn’t include any lipsticks or eyeshadows, as to be honest, they deserve a whole post to themselves, there are just so many good ones. I promise to get one of those up soon!! Mac Fix + As you can see from my almost empty bottle, Mac Fix + is a…

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Ellie Goudling for Mac

I have to be honest. When I initially saw the press release photographs of the Ellie Goulding collection for Mac before Christmas, I thought it all looked a little blah! While I do love a bit of neutral makeup in my life, from the press pictures I just thought that everything looked the same and nothing really grabbed my attention. However, when I saw the above pieces from the collection in real life, I was so pleasantly surprised. I received three items from the collection to try out. The the blusher bronzer powder duo in the shade Hold my Breathe. A lipstick in the shade Only you and finally a…

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The dupe that just isn’t a dupe!!

Beauty lovers are constantly searching out affordable alternatives to high end products. Over the past number of months, the beauty world has gone mad for finding the next budget product that is a dupe for its more expensive counterpart. Bloggers are constantly trying out new items in the hope of hitting gold and finding that dupe that will bring the page views rolling in. To me, a dupe is a rare thing. I true dupe, must act the same as the higher end product. It must both look and perform the exact same way to be classed as a dupe. Having the same shade, in my eyes, is not enough…

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Mac blusher haul

With the winter fast approaching, it is time to bring a little colour into our lives and embrace glowy cheeks for the cold days ahead. When it comes to blushers, I have many favourites, but right up there at the top is Mac blushers. Yes I know, I am a more than a little bit of a Mac fan girl, but sure what harm. When buying blushers from Mac, I strongly suggest that you ditch buying blushers in the packaging and instead opt for the pan format. The reason being a regular blusher in packaging costs €24 compared to the blusher in the pan at €20. Not only that, blushers in the…

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Mac Burgundy Times nine palette

If you’re looking for an easy to wear, versatile palette, that is perfect for travelling or indeed won’t take up lots of space in your makeup bag, then look no further than the beauty that is the Mac burgundy times nine palette. The burgundy times nine palette is part of the recent permanent palette releases from Mac. Mac relaxed 4 new palettes including Navy times nine, Amber times nine and purple times nine. Each palette in this times nine collection, contains nine eyeshadows that tie into the theme of the palette. Each palette contains a mix of new and permanent shades. The eyeshadows are smaller than the regular Mac shadows. They…

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The Mac Haul

Seriously, could I milk these haul videos anymore? I have finally edited my final haul for you guys and this time it is packed full of products that you can actually get in Ireland, so be warned. This will not be good for your bank account, but if it is any consolation, you will look fabulous!! I’m sure there will be people wondering why I bought so much Mac when it is available in Ireland. Well here’s the thing. It is quite a bit cheaper in the States then it is on our fair Isle. Yes like everything else, we seem to be a soft touch for the extra few…

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Mac Pro Long Wear nourishing waterproof foundation

Sometimes there are products in your drawer that you want to write reviews for, but can’t because you opinion on the product changes so often. The Mac Pro long wear nourishing foundation is one of those products. I decided that, even though it is a bit of a Jekyll and Hyde review, it is about time that I gave my thoughts on Mac’s latest addition to their foundation range. I am a massive fan of the original Mac Pro Long wear foundation. I adore the finish that it gives, but sometimes, depending on how my skin is acting up, it can look a little chalky looking. When Mac announced that they…

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A little Mac haul

Ok so I am using the term haul a little loosely here as technically a haul is only a haul if you hand over your hard earned cash, but this week I received some seriously wonderful Mac products that I just had to share with you immediately. Over the coming weeks, I will be using every single product that is featured in today’s video and each will get there own individual post, but for now I wanted to bring you something that I have done before, and record a first impressions video. I love watching videos like this, so I hope it is something that you guys like. As most…

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Become a bronzed goddess for summer

I actually blame JLo for my unrealistic expectations of what you can do with bronzer and a bronzing brush.  Seriously how does that woman look so well for 45!!! In my search for that JLo glow, I have gone through quite a number of bronzers in the hope of looking like a bronzed goddess. To help you guys narrow down your search,  I have picked out 4 of my favourite bronzers to share with you. Nars Laguna When you ask people about Holy Grail products, the Nars Laguna bronzer pops up again and again. People can’t get enough of this product and as you can see from the picture, I am…

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Mac Extended Play GigaBlack lash mascara

Those of you reading the blog for a while now will know that I am a rather big fan of Mac and even that is putting my love for Mac lightly. However, as much as I love all things Mac, I have always avoided their mascaras for no reason at all, apart from the fact I really heard anything about them. Mac are famous for many outstanding products, but it seems their mascaras don’t take their place in the same limelight. Over the past few weeks I have been trailing a number of mascaras from Mac and the Mac Extended Play Gigablack lash mascara has been an absolute standout for…

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Mac Peachykeen blusher

The love affair with Mac continues, and my latest love is this beautiful blusher for spring time, Peachykeen. I am placing full blame on Kate Mc Cormack makeup for this one, as I recently saw her rave about it on her Facebook page and it really would have been rude not to go out and buy it. Like all Mac blushers Peachykeen comes in very nondescript packing. I suppose when you have a great product, what is the need to faff about with fancy looking packaging. Mac tend to let the product do the talking itself. Peachykeen has is a sheertone shimmer finish. Don’t be put off by the shimmer, as…

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Mac mineralise skin finish Natural in Give Me Sun

A few weeks ago, my sister treated me to a makeover in Mac Galway for my hen party. As some of you may be aware, when you get your makeup done in Mac, the cost of the makeover is redeemable in product. I went for a full makeover, so that meant that I was able to pick out €50 worth of product. Sure no bother to me. I mean let’s call a spade a spade, I could have easily picked out 5 times that amount of product. I picked out Mac Mineralise skin finish natural in Give me Sun and the lipstick Viva Glam II. Give me Sun is described…

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5 Mac neutral lipsticks you need in your life

It is only a recent occurrence that I have gotten into the whole neutral lipstick thing, but it is easy to say that since I began last September with my Velvet Teddy purchase, the dalliance into something new has become a bit of an obsession! In my defence, I am on the hunt for the perfect neutral lipstick for my wedding day, so it would be rude not to try different shades out. Never one to not share my new loves, I thought I would share with you, 5 of my favourite neutrals from Mac. When it comes to lipstick, Mac will always have a spot in my heart. When…

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The hunt for a Holy Grail Concealer

Finding a good concealer isn’t easy. What feels like silk on one person, might feel like cement for you. Everybody looks for something different from a concealer. Some want it to hide dark circles, while others may  want it to conceal spots. To help you in your search, I have picked out some of my favourite concealers for you to have a mooch through.Each and everyone of these concealers I love for their own individual reasons. While most are high end, I will do a more budget friendly post in a few weeks. I would love to know what your favourite concealers are, so leave me a comment down below,…

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Kylie Jenner Inspired tutorial

Ok so take the name of this tutorial with a pinch of salt. I was stuck for a name! It’s really only the lips that look anyway Kylie Jenner inspired!! A few weeks ago, when heading off to Galway for the ITWBN event, I posted a picture of the makeup above. So many of you emailed me, or posted on the picture itself, that you would love to see a tutorial. As it is such an easy look to do, I decided to recreate this look in a video, which I have linked down below. I am not trained in makeup, so if I can do a look like this,…

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January Favourites

January was a mix of shopping my stash and buying a few inexpensive new pieces. Saving for a wedding is killing the growth of my makeup collection!! This month was all about the nude lip, killing my dark circles and falling back in love with some old favourites. Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette This palette just fills me with happiness. From the minute I open it in the morning, I am filled with joy. Yes, that sounds corny, but the smell of this palette is to die for.I have loved this palette for a long time, but this month I completely fell in love with it all over again.  The Chocolate…

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Going nude and loving it

So here’s the thing. Never, ever, ever, go shopping with a beauty blogger. I mean ever!! Your bank balance won’t be the better for it. Last Saturday I went shopping with Kat from Sophistikat.ie and to say she was an enabler would be an understatement. However, I regret nothing!! Of course I need 5 nude lipsticks and a lip pencil. If they had of had the colours I wanted in stock,  there would have been even more in this haul. I have only recently gotten into the nude lipstick thing and before this haul I only owned 2 nude lipsticks. I mean that’s shameful for a beauty blogger. So when it boils…

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Vintage Vamp Tutorial

I love a full on vampy look when heading out at night. If you can’t go full on with your makeup when heading out at night, then when can you? I recently reviewed the Charlotte Tilbury Vintage Vamp palette and when getting ready last week, I decided to pull the camera out and record to show you just how beautiful this palette is. You can read a full review of the palette here. So without anymore waffling, enjoy the video and don’t forget to subscribe to The Beautiful Truth YouTube channel Products used Eyes: Charlotte Tilbury Vintage vamp palette Makeup Geek Peach smoothie Blank canvas borderline liner  Lorac Cobra mascara Mac…

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Mac Pro Longwear Foundation review

We all have a product that we once loved, but due to new products coming into our lives, it finds it’s way into the back of the drawer, to be sadly forgotten. That product for me was Mac Pro Long wear foundation. For years and years I wore and loved Pro long wear, but due to many new foundations coming into my life, I forgot all about it. That was until I went on the hunt for a foundation that I could wear for my wedding and my love affair with Pro Longwear was ignited all over again. Shade Range: Like with all Mac foundations, pro longwear comes in a wide…

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Glam Party Makeup Tutorial

I don’t know about you guys, but when it comes to party season, I like to up my makeup game big time. I trawl through youtube looking for tutorials on the best party to have me looking like a hot rod heading out to all my different parties. When it comes to night time makeup, I really need something that is going to last. The last thing I want to do is cart around half my makeup bag for top ups throughout the night. For today’s tutorial I have put together a look that is perfect for a night out. It can be worn as I have worn it, or vamped…