Just Charlie G

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It’s been a while since I’ve done this, but I went a little bit mad (by my standards) on the MAC Temperature Rising collection for Summer. There were just some bits I just felt instinctively I needed to have and so, well I caved. I found a lot of the bits I wanted were out of stock everywhere but I managed to find them all on Selfridges.com.

MAC Temperature Rising Collection

The best thing about this splurge is that not one single thing has been a disappointment and I’m really pleased with them all. So as per usual, I’m going to show you each individually, with swatches and then show you how I’ve been wearing them.

Strobe Liquid – Golden Elixir £22.50

Mac Strobe Liquid Golden Elixir

I don’t know why this called my name. I’ve never tried the famous original Strobe Liquid. I’m never bronzed. I have tonnes of highlighters. But I don’t have any like this.

This close up is about the width of a pencil to give it some context…

Mac Strobe Liquid Golden Elixir

The same blob spread out a little…

Mac Strobe Liquid Golden Elixir

And fully blended down my arm…

Mac Strobe Liquid Golden Elixir

So you see, you need very little indeed. On my arm it’s fairly sparkly, on my face, not so much. I absolutely love the close up shops, it’s packed full of a myriad of colours and it’s so pretty. It blends like a dream and leaves no feeling on the skin at all. Tread lightly, you’ll need much less than you think! I’ve been just blending a small amount onto my cheekbones but you can of course mix with your foundation or apply on collarbones, whatever takes your fancy really.

Powerchrome Eye Pencils in Life’s Luxury, Copper Strip, Polished Jet and Rich Glance £16 each

Mac Powerchrome Eye Pencils

Mac Powerchrome Eye Pencils

These are amazing as I think you can see from the swatches! Rich and pigmented with one easy swipe. For the pictures further down I’m using only Polished Jet and Rich Glance as a base for the shadows and the wore all day with no creasing and really helped the colours show, that said, I’m looking forward to trying them alone. They blend out perfectly too. I applied the palest shade on the inner corners of my eyelids and blended towards the middle and the black shade on the outer corner and blended into the middle and up slightly, no issues whatsoever, these are fantastic.

Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad £38.50

Mac Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad

Mac Bare My Soul Eyeshadow Quad
Nothing lacking in these beautiful shades. The bottom two are my favourite. Romantico is a veluxe pearl medium taupe, Bare My Soul is the warm gold lustre, When in Rio is the dark green duochrome frost and friendly is the deep bronze/brown. Each shade is worthy and really quite beautiful. There’s no fading or patchiness with these and they work superbly well together.

My final purchase was Altered Beige Lustre Lipstick £15.50

Mac Altered Beige Lipstick

Mac Altered Beige Lipstick
This was my only risky purchase as it was either going to be a total fail on me, or a winner, and I really love it. I don’t get on with nudes as a rule, bu this seems to work and I’m not at all sure why, but I think it does!

So all that really remains is to show you a few pictures of me wearing all of the above (except Copper Strip and Life’s Luxury Powerchrome pencils). I felt really great in this lot and it’s possibly the start of a return to MAC madness for me! Passion reignited!

MAC Temperature Rising Collection

MAC Temperature Rising Collection

MAC Temperature Rising Collection

MAC Temperature Rising Collection

MAC Temperature Rising Collection

MAC Temperature Rising Collection
So what do you think? Will you pick anything up…Debenhams have 10% reductions on all the items they have left, but Selfridges have the most stock, so if you do want anything, you’d best hurry up!

3 responses to “MAC Temperature Rising Collection for Summer”

  1. emmalou says:

    Charlie these all look really stunning on you. They really really suit you. 🙂

  2. Lauren L. says:

    I love the look of the pencils and the lipstick 🙂 x

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  3. Anne says:

    Love your eye make up! It is very sexy, still natural and you used the green shade so perfectly well.

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