November is finally here! Definitely one of my favourite months, probably because it’s my Birthday at the end of it plus the cozy sweaters, hot drinks and so nearly approaching Christmas time! I had a little MAC splurge, it’s far too hard not to, and thought I’d share some of my essentials for the winter! So I have just a couple of main essentials from MAC that I use year round and then some other fun essentials for the winter that I love and know I’ll be wearing a lot of this winter!

Bronzer: Matte Bronze

Eye Shadow: Orb

Lipstick: Living Legend (Satin Lipstick)

Lipliner: Nighmoth

Lipstick: Rebel (Satin Lipstick)

Highlighter: Prep and Prime Enlumineur Light Boost

Winters all about dark lipsticks to go with the darker wardrobe of winter. If I could have every shade of dark purples and reds from MACs lipstick collection I would, but I’m definitely trying to achieve that I think! Living Legend is just another deep burgundy to add to the collection that I love so much! Now that I’m loosing my tan so quickly, sad times, I really like how the darker reds go with my less tan skin tone, I’m ditching a lot of my favourite bright purples and pinks and using a lot more of my reds, burgundies and deep purples. This Nightmoth lipliner pairs perfectly with Living Legend to create that fuller lip look that I love as well as an ombre lip when I’m feeling like a more dramatic look with a lighter colour.

So I know so many people who swear by the now infamous MACs Rebel lipstick, so I thought I’d finally try it out for myself and now I see why there is such a craze about this amazing colour! It has definitely been added as one of my lipstick favourites I think because I seem to be wearing it more and more like every day now! If your looking for a great statement lipstick thats exactly what Rebel is! The bold colour isn’t too harsh and I’ve seen it work amazingly on so many different people and skin tones despite its very unique shade. This gorgeous deep purple looks darker then it actually is in the tube, but on its not too dark and more of a bright shade that can really make your skin colour pop! My favourite part about this colour is its semi-matte finish. I’m not a fan of shimmer and shinny lipsticks and was a bit worried about it being too shinny compared to what I usually go for in a lipstick, but the finish definitely surprised me once I tried it! It also really complements my neutral eye makeup I tend to do on a regular day look. I would say it’s definitely a new MAC essential for me! MACs also offering the shimmery tube case for Rebel, like I have, inspired by the upcoming Christmas season; so it would make a great stocking stuffer if you’re looking for ideas for Christmas gifts!
So I should have learned by now I can’t live without my MACs Orb eyeshadow, I have learned it’s probably one of my main MAC essentials. I need to just start stocking up on like five at a time so I’m not as devastated whenever I run out! It just creates the perfect natural look I love with my winged eyeliner. I literally use it everyday, on its own or with darker eyeshadows for a more done up look for nights out, dinners or just when I feel like a more done up look I guess. It’s a great shade for blending and using under the eyebrow as a highlighter as well.

I’m not usually a fan of MAC bronzer, I’ve gotten use to my NARS bronzer but this one really surprised me when I got it because I ran out of my NARS one. It doesn’t seem to clump, cake or clog pores like I have found with other MAC bronzers in the past. Best of all it keeps that matte finish which is a must have for me! I really don’t like a shimmer bronzer so this ones perfect and sets great on my NARS foundation.

My highlighter pen from MAC really helps create that contoured look under the eyes, on the forehead, cheeks and nose without a really cakey effect. It really lives up to its name to highlight the key areas and its long lasting effect all day.

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