As I mentioned before, I wish to show you some of my birthday presents! Not to show off, but because my friends and family have been so generous and I'm not sure I can even do them justice in a blog post, but I want to share some of these amazing gifts with you.
My best presents were from my wonderful bessie mate and these were both lip products from MAC. I was so suprised/impressed/awed when receiving them, because he knows nothing about makeup other than what he takes in from my daily makeup-related rambling, and yet he put a lot of thought into these! He also braved a makeup counter and getting advice from a sales assistant. These are my first MAC products, and indeed my first high-end makeup products, so were both unexpected and welcomed with open arms
The first was a Cremesheen lipstick in 'Dare You'. This is a deep sophisticated red, with a velvety smooth texture. I'm not often seen with red lips, preferring to play it safe with more subtle colours, but Dare You is bold without screaming for attention! If blotted it has reasonable lasting power - add in a lip liner and you're fully protected against early bleeding or smearing. It also moisturises! Hoorah
The second product is a Lip & Cheek Colour in 'Keep it Casual'. It is a gorgeous inbetween colour - I would market it as raspberry red! It gives a dewy finish when used as a blush, and you need hardly any product to achieve this. As a lip colour it is equally highly pigmented and gives a beautiful strong natural colour. It is blendable due to it being cream-based, with an easily buildable colour intensity. It also contains Vitamin E - who says makeup can't be good for you?!
So.. I know how great I think this present was, but what do you think?
What is the best surprise beauty product gift a guy has got you?