Trying to coin a new term ‘Swatchwich’ starting with MAC Just a Bite…

So it’s past midnight on a Saturday night and instead of being out on the town I’m sitting here with my SK-II sheet mask on and recovering from a day spent at a 2 year old’s birthday party.  None of the energetic kids were mine but nevertheless I am exhausted!

I’m also feeling strangely liberated after watching Lisa Eldridge’s latest video about the trials and tribulations of PMS.  This is an absolute must watch:

I laughed almost throughout the whole thing because it was so, so very true!  Even the hubby agreed.  I am not alone and I would not be surprised if we have witnessed the birth of a new term ‘PMS Face’.  Not to be confused with BRF (Bitchy Resting Face) which by the way is also a must watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3v98CPXNiSk

I’m now feeling inspired to coin a new term of my own… behold:

Swatchwich – the art of posting a swatch of a beauty product between two similar, related or dupe products.

I’m going to debut my new term with the newest addition to my dark autumn lip collection – Just a Bite from MAC’s Indulge collection (out this week in the UK). Smooth and surprisingly easy to wear despite the deep shade and pigment.  If you’re looking for more of a matte finish – just give it an extra blot to dull down the shine.

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Here’s Just a Bite swatchwiched between Runaway Red (limited edition Satin) and Dubonnet (Amplified)

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Pardon my silly mood – but I’ve only barely managed to stop myself from posting a FOTD with my SK-II sheet mask on!

NARS Fairy’s Kiss Palette and 413 BLKR Lipstick

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Okay so it’s August and officially it’s still summer – but the new collections are too hard to resist! NARS have two 6-pan eyeshadow palettes out: Fairy’s Kiss and Ride Up to the Moon. These come in the new smaller size like the And God Created Woman palette. I’m a fan of lavender, grey and purple combinations so I went with Fairy’s Kiss:

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Manosque (top left) is a shimmery pink beige and exclusive to this palette, but the standout shade for me is definitely Brousse III (top right) – a rich shimmery violet. Deep and buttery enough not to need a black base to bring out the colour.

The new 413 BLKR lipstick (available exclusively on the NARS website in the UK) is a creamy matte brown rose. It hardly has any red so it’s definitely not for the faint hearted! Here is a swatch sandwiched between YSL Rouge Pur Couture in #206 Grenat Satisfaction (left) and Tom Ford Lip Color in Black Orchid (right). Black Orchid is plummier and Grenat Satisfaction is deeper.

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These almost make me look forward to Autumn… almost!