August 20, 2014


Hi lovelies, just a quick note to say we're taking a short tropical holiday so things will be quiet here on the blog front for the next couple of weeks. I will still be active on Instagram (you can follow me here @lilitsblog) but in the meantime don't forget I have an international GIVEAWAY open which you can enter here.

See you in a couple of weeks!


August 17, 2014

Single eyeshadow FOTD

Sometimes I just can't be bothered spending a lot of time blending out various eyeshadows to create a nice eye look. Sometimes all I want is a single wash of colour on my lids, and this look I'm showing you here is from one of such "sometimes". I wore it Saturday when I was a bit time poor but of course still wanted to look decent.

August 15, 2014

Lip Week Day 5 - it's GIVEAWAY TIME!!!

Thank you so much everyone for tuning in all this week to read about my favourite lipsticks. As a little token of my appreciation I'd like to give one reader a lipstick of their choice from the ones I've featured over the last 4 days.

I featured 20 different lipsticks, and if you win you can pick any one of them that you like. Of course the lipstick you choose will be brand new, and as long as it's still available for purchase - i.e. it's not discontinued, then you can have it.

Yes, it's open internationally!

Depending on where the winner is based and what lipstick they choose, the prize will be sent either by me (i.e. if I get it from a bricks and mortar store) or directly from the store if it was an online purchase.

To enter you simply must be a follower of Makeup and Macaroons via Bloglovin' OR Instagram OR
Facebook and fill out the Rafflecopter form below. There are some other options to get more points, all is in the form below including the terms and conditions.

Opens 15 August 2014
Closes  31 August 2014
Open Internationally

a Rafflecopter giveaway

August 14, 2014

Lip Week - Day 4 Brights

And here we come to my favourite day of Lip Week, brights! Up until maybe 3yrs ago I used to only wear nude lipsticks, or glosses. Then one day I tried a bright red lip (it was BYS Red Hot), loved it, and never looked back! Here are my favourite brights.

Left to right, they are:

1. MAC Impassioned - of course this is here, it's my favourite shade of all brights. It's a warm watermelon pink, definitely a summery colour and it's an instant face brightener. Looks best with minimal eye makeup.

2. L'Oreal Matte lipstick in Glamor Fuschia - this tends to pull raspberry on me rather than fuchsia, but love it anyway. It's more of an autumn shade I'd say. The matte formula isn't drying at all, and if there were more colours in the range that I liked I'd buy them all!

3. Shanghai Suzy in Miss Melissa - This is my only other Shanghai Suzy lipstick. It's slightly brighter than the L'Oreal one and slightly cooler toned.

4. Savvy by DB lipstick in San Fran - these lipsticks are fabulous, they cost around $7 at Priceline and the lasting power is incredible, as is the pigmentation. This is one of my more muted brights (or is that an oxymoron?).

5. NARS lipstick in Schiap - Super bright, super glamorous, my photo doesn't do the colour justice as in real life it's a lot more punchy. The formula is semi matte which I find drying, but because I love the colour I forgive it this little sin.

And here are the lip swatches in natural light, no lipliner.
1. MAC Impassioned; 2. L'Oreal Glamor Fuchsia; 3. Shanghai Suzy Miss Melissa; 4. Savvy San Fran; NARS Schiap

This brings me to the end of my favourite lipstick swatches, but there's still one more day left of lip week. What's happening tomorrow? It's a surprise! So come back tomorrow and see for yourself.

August 13, 2014

Lip Week - Day 3 Coral

I tend to wear corals only in spring and summer, so these haven't been getting much love from me lately, but none the less they're still favourites!

The colours, left to right are:

1. Dose of Colors lipstick in Play Date - I absolutely love the Dose of Colors lipsticks, which you get get from their website (with international shipping). This colour is a milky coral, quite pale actually, so it's best to wear it lightly as being highly pigmented this can make my lips look somewhat too concealer-like... if concealers were coral!

2. Inglot Lipstick in #104 - this is such a lovely and wearable shade. In real life there's a slight frost to it which I wasn't able to capture in the photo. It's definitely a summer shade, really brightens up the complexion.

3. Shanghai Suzy lipstick in Miss Simone - I was tossing up whether to put this shade in the nudes category or corals, but since the official shade description is "baby coral" then in the coral category it goes. I've just discovered the Shanghai Suzy lipsticks, and I will no doubt be going back for more.

4. Avon Lipstick in Pink Lily - this is definitely not pink, and it's more of a peachy shade but I'm not complaining as the colour is gorgeous. The formula is creamy and quite pigmented too.

5. MAC Lipstick in Costa Chic - This is like a slightly brighter version of #2 (Inglot one). It's again slightly frosted, but it's a bit punchier and again definitely a summer shade.

And here are the lip swatches, in natural light with no lipliner.
1. Dose of Colors in Play Date; 2.Inglot #104; 3. Shanghai Suzy Miss Simone; 4. Avon Pink Lily; 5. MAC Costa Chic

What do you think of my favourite corals? 


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