Wednesday, 9 March 2011

MAC: Rocker Chick

Image found here

I really want this new offering from MAC ( a look in a box to be sold in dutyfree and travel outlets this summer). £30.50 for six MAC products. That is great value and very hard to resist especially if there is any chance that this kit will make me look like Ruth from You Tube who just did a great video on the kit!

I must admit that I already have a bit of a penchant for eye shadow palettes and similar little novelties (see picture evidence above). I have a few. There is the Pop palette, the Sleek palettes and the Big Beautiful Eyes from Benefit. Oh and the Urban Decay has just arrived(oh yes!).

I think I find such palettes so hard to resist because they indulge the lazy me. I don't have to think so much about what colours to combine and/or products I'm going to wear, somebody has made it all a little easier for me. Most palettes contain shadows which supposedly work as well together as they do alone if not better. With some kits like Big Beautiful Eyes, all I have to do is slap the products on as instructed and I will look like that beautiful model in the promo or on QVC.


Funnily enough though, it always seems that after the once or twice I try and inevitably fail to recreate the specific "look" (or even to create anything that could be worn outside the house) with the multiude of shadows/products provided. I never try again and the palette, with the exception of maybe one shadow/part (For Big Beautiful Eyes, it is the gorgeous contour shade -below- which I keep returning to), pretty much becomes forgotten.

The mid-brown shadow from the Big Beautiful Eyes Palette (middle) still gets some use but I can't remember the last time I touched the dark chocolate (similar to Embark) or the highlighter pink shade.

Hmm, maybe not such good value, after all.

I should have learnt this lesson by now but you see, this 'Rocker Chick' kit from MAC goes a step further then my eyeshadow palettes as it includes the lip products and this, Girls, is what breaks me as not only are we talking MAC lipsticks but the lipstick in question for the 'Rocker Chick' look is only the beautiful Hue!

I love Hue, it was my very first MAC lipstick. Initially I was not so impressed to be matched with such a peachy colour -I had imagined a pretty, feminine pink to be my perfect MAC match- but Hue soon grew on me especially when I realised that it looks a lot pinker on the lips then in the tube especially when paired with the right gloss.

Hue with Underage

Hue is such a gorgeous lipstick and so easy to wear. I don't think you can go wrong with it. The peachiness means that it is not going to wash you out and it also means it blends in more discreetly then some other nudes. Yes, Gosh Darling, I'm looking at you!

I am desperate for another Hue. . .


My poor Hue has being in a bit of a state for some time and I'm trying to save the last bit for special occasions.

Therefore maybe it makes sense for me to invest in Rocker Chick as not only do I get Hue but Oyster Girl lipglass, Electra eyeshadow, Blacktied eyeshadow, Smolder eye kohl and Black Dazzle dazzle lash. All for thirty pounds fifty.

So very tempting.

What do you think of these kits and kits, in general? Are you tempted by this one or either of the others, Girl Next Door or A Very Stylish Girl? Do you love Hue?



Lisa said...

I was very impressed with the SKII Facial Treatment Essence (, enough so that I have continued to use the product daily as part of my skin care routine after the test period. It's a luxury purchase to be sure, but this is one of the best products that can really make a significant difference in your skin, and so worth every penny.

I applied the treatment each morning and evening after cleansing my skin and before moisturizer/primer and then makeup. Within just a few days I could see that my skin was much more supple and smooth - particularly in the t-zone. After about two weeks, I loved the beautiful glow my skin had - even without makeup.

Essjay23x said...

Thanks for your comment, Lisa. I have never tried the SKII brand but I have heard some good things. Must look in to it further. Isn't it great when you find something that works for you. Sounds like you've got a personal holy grail there:)


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