MAC Lipstick Collab!💋💄

Hey guys👋🏽

You may remember Madi The Mermaid talking about doing Mac lipstick swatches on her blog! (You didn’t? That’s why you so need to follow her tut tut 😝) So nosey old me messaged her and asked if she would like to do one with me! This would then give our fellow readers a chance to see how Mac lippies look on different skin tones and of course the lovely Madi The Mermaid agreed!😁

Now prior to our post we did email each other asking what lippies we had but realised we did not have a single one that was the same☹ but we thought never mind, it would still be fun to collab and show off our own collection! And lipsticks vary so much on different skin tones, plus everyone owns a Mac lippie right? So here goes…..

Mac- Ruby Woo


My love of red started with this lipstick! It still is my absolute fave! It is a cool toned red with blues undertones (you can’t see the blue! Promise🙈) which means your teeth will look whiter and brighter with this lippie! I believe Ruby Woo would work on any skin tones!👍🏽 I wear this lippie when I’m going out, special event or even everyday! That’s how versatile it is😄

Mac- Brave


A pinky based nude colour that I am not a major fan of. It looks great in the bullet but once applied can look a little washed out on my NC42 skin tone. Usually when I rock this colour I use a brown lip liner to bring some depth into the colour! (Excuse the lighting👎🏽) 

Mac- Russian Red


I saw this red on my fave person Sima (the owner of my fave local boutique CHINABOX!) and it looked awesome on her that I had to go get one of my own😂 This red is a lot deeper than the Ruby woo and has warmer undertones. It’s a great colour again for any skin tone, as my sister is around NC35 and it looks great on her too! In fact she prefers Russian Red over Ruby woo!

Mac- Viva glam II


The Viva Glam II range was launched by Rhianna in 2014! This is a mauvey colour which I thought would look great on me as Rhianna is a woman of colour too but how wrong was I? Don’t get me wrong it’s gorge but again like Brave so washed out on me☹. You can see here that I’ve had to pair with Mac Cork lip liner as it would not show up in the pic at all! 

Mac- Matte So Chaud


My first Mac orange lippie and I was not disappointed with this one! It’s such a gorge orange! Not too neon bright and it gives such a nice glowy effect on my skin. As this is quite a matte lippie like the Ruby Woo make sure your lips are flake free and ‘balmed’ as every flaw will show! (You have been warned!)

Mac- Hug Me


Another Mac nude! The question is do I like it?😂 Mmmm kinda lol but again a very light pinky nude. It’s ok but again if you are an NC42 you may want to try it with a darker lip liner. 

Mac- Dark Side


A superb burgundy from Mac! I love this one! Looks fab on its own and mixed with other berries! It’s not a  matte finish but an amplified one, which means the colour will be super intense and slightly in a satin finish. I’ve rocked this lippie a lot this winter!

Mac- Candy Yum Yum


My first ever pink lippie from Mac! I bought this after I’d seen it on my fave makeup YouTuber Arshia’s makeup (she’s amazing!) As she is an NC42 like me, I reckoned that this would suit me too and holy moly I was right! I love this colour and yes it’s pretty bright in the tube but it looks beautiful on! If you are shy of bold, bright colours I would steer clear from Candy Yum Yum as it may be too much for you🙈

And that is the end of my Mac Lipstick Collection! Does anyone have any other suggestions for colours for an NC42 skin tone? . Also if anyone knows of a nudey colour in the Mac collection that would suit my skin tone please do let me know about that as well! Thanks❤️

Now head over to to check out her fab Mac lipstick collection and let us know if you spot any of your faves in either our posts!  Enjoy😀

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My Version of the Black Lipstick Trend! 💋

Hey guys👋🏽

Last week I put up a post showing you a trend that’s quite hot at the mo! THE BLACK LIPSTICK trend! 

Now so many of you have requested that I show you my take on the black lipstick. So I thought I’d brave it out and have a go🙈 I do like strong lipstick colours but a black lipstick is just on another level lol. Also being an skintone of NC42 I’m not sure which way this was going to go! But I did do a little run so let me show you how it went.

Step 1

I have quite a few deep burgundy bases but the darkest one I’ve got is my Sleek one in the ‘Vamp’ Before I applied the lipstick I made sure my lips had no flaky bits and were prepped with my fave Maybelline baby lips, as this lippie is quite matte so it will show every little bitty, lip through the lipstick! I then filled my pout in with (without lining my lips first! And trust me that is a first for me😂) Apply a good, even layer and slightly press your lips together.

Step 2

Grabbing my Makeup Revolution lip lacquer in the shade ‘Velvet Vamp’ (do you see a vamp theme progressing? Lol) I proceeded into applying to just the corners of my mouth. Now this lip lacquer goes on super glossy but it then dries super matte! (Amazing stuff with great pigment) After the lip lacquer had dried, I used a third lipstick🙈


Step 3

My third lippie had to be Mac ‘Darkside’! It is in a amplified finish which means the colour is a true deep pigment! and it’s gorge. I applied ‘Darkside’ all over my lips, with another final press.

Step 4 

Lastly I grabbed my Barry M lip liner in the shade ‘7’ and lined my lips, not really going over as I have Fullish lips anyways and voila my version of the Black Lipstick trend is complete😍

Now I know this seems like a lot of steps but to be honest I was a little apprehensive to do a true black and it’s not a lipstick I own🙈 So going by the trend I could see that a deep burgundy would work quite well, hence all the steps used to create this look. What do you think guys? I hope you like it! I personally believe that the shades I used would look great on lighter skin tones too! Have a go and let me know how you get on😀

(I tried to show the finish in many different lights as possible👍🏽)

Have you tried the Black lipstick trend? If yes! Show me how you rocked it! You can tag me @glitterglosglo on Instagram or pop a mention in the comments down below.

….❤️ Sabina

💋 Bourjois lip creams 💋

If you like creamy, vibrant, matte colours then this post is defo for you!

Bourjois is known as the brand of ‘power’! In 1863 born on the great boulevards of Paris, Bourjois was born! The actor Joseph-Albert was the company’s first creator. He prepared makeup for actors and actresses in the comfort of his own home. He then entrusted his entire creativity to Alexandre- Napoleon Bourjois! The company blossomed in his hands and became well known internationally, as we now know it today as, BOURJOIS.

I am ashamed to say I don’t own many bourjois products 😕 but anytime I have purchased one I have not been disappointed in its quality or packaging. This high street brand always rocks with many different affordable products and their lip creams are no exception!

I bought my first Bourjois velvet edition lip cream on a ‘buy one and get another half price’ at my local drugstore. I was instantly drawn (yes you’ve guessed it, to the packaging! Haha) These cubic style tubes and the colours just spoke out to me ☺

These lip creams are ahhmaazinng! 😍 They glide on so velvety smooth and creamy, then dries to a matte finish.

The first one I bought was this gorge light pinky colour 👇


It’s not a dark or a very bright pink. It’s one of those you could wear on a daily basis or if like me you like to mix your own colours up, then this colour is the one!


Here I have outlined my lips in Barry M (number 6) lip liner, filled in with the ‘So Hap Pink’ lip cream, then applied Mac Whirl lip liner and a hint of a light coral lippie. As you follow my makeup posts more, you will notice that I mix up my lip colours A LOT!

Since I loved my first purchase of the Bourjois lip cream so much, I went and bought three more!

I love my reds and burgundies! So it’s obvious that I would choose the next shade.


This a lovely crimsony, deep red. Almost ( dare I say the word CHRISTMAS ready 🙊 ) It looks quite bright as you pull it out of the tube but once it dries on your lips, it’s quite deep could also pass for a dark burgundy!


I have outlined my lips with Mac Brick lip liner and filled it in with the ‘Grand Cru’ lip cream and voila perfect deep red lips 😍 Believe me I will even rock red lips for the day time if I feel like it. They look very glamorous guys, try it!

My next choice was inspired by Makeup by Evon (famous Kurdish youtuber Girl crush 😍 ) she did a tutorial using this taupey, brown lip colour and it looked sooo amazing! So obviously I had to go find one that would suit my NC42 skin tone and voila I think I found it!


I first lined my lips with the Barry M Number 6, then went and filled my lips with the gorgeous Autumnal brown! When it sets it looks stunning! It’s not a dark chocolate, it’s almost like a  terracotta, brick colour.


My next purchase was a nudey colour. Now on a NC 42 skin I find that many pinky nudes looked washed out, so I always end up with a browney nude. But this pinky nude is gorgeous! However I have to admit, I did combine it with the Barry M Number 6 first, then filled in with the below lip cream and finished off with Mac Whirl lip liner.


This nude is so versatile that you would be able to amp it up or down with anything you like! I love wearing this colour especially with a smokey eye makeup.


Some of my posts, maybe all 😂 you may notice that I mixed a lot of the colours. Only because I choose to do so! I love playing with lip colours, the results are always surprising (in a good way) and it also shows how versatile these fab lip creams can be.

When I was purchasing my lip creams, I noticed that they were some new metallic shades which I may try in the near future.

If you would like to know more about Bourjois and where to purchase the products. Please click this link      
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Overall I think these lip creams will suit all skin colours and also I should add that I always prep my lips before applying any forms of lipsticks as I find that improves the application and longevity of the lip colours! The colour pay off is good and can be reapplied if you feel the need to. 👄

Not seen many reviews on these lip creams so if you have tried them please leave me a link below in the comments box ☺

At the time of purchase these lip creams were 3 for £10 which are not bad in terms of value for money. But please see your local drugstores or source online for prices near you, as all drugstore and online prices vary.

Happy Reading X