MAC Venomous Villains & Dramatic EOTD

Such a super late post! I wanted to get some older posts out of the way so I won't feel guilty for never posting them and finally deleting the pictures/swatches from my drive, lol. I think MAC VV came out during October/November, there were some unique products, but it didn't scream out "must have" so I was able to control the urge to splurge.

I purchased Briar Rose Beauty Powder from the Maleficent range (left) and Bite of an Apple Blush from the Evil Queen range (right). I'm a sucker for beauty powders are they're very fine and gives such a soft, natural look. I wanted Bite of an Apple as its matte and I wanted to build up a coral blush collection. I wasn't disappointed, these two products were sold out at my local MAC counter the first day! I was lucky to be the last two, haha.

Briar Rose Beauty Powder

Briar Rose is a nice soft plum shade with tiny subtle shimmers. When applied to the skin, the shimmer doesn't show and it appears to be more of a satin. I love using this for a quick soft color on my cheeks or to play down a bright color. This is a nice blush for beginners as it doesn't deposit too much color and you can layer for your desired intensity.
Swatches below.

Bite of an Apple Blush

I hear its the matte version of MAC's Hipness blush that came out with the To The Beach collection last summer. I feel this is more pigmented than Hipness, but maybe because its a matte. I love using this blush on days I don't wear eye makeup. It really brightens up my face and makes me look healthy. I think this color would look great on just about anyone. Love!

Here are some comparisons. This is Briar Rose Beauty Powder next to On A Mission Beauty Powder Blush. They're pretty close, but On A Mission is lightly deeper. Briar Rose is more cool toned. If you have On A Mission, I think you're okay without Briar Rose. Since Hipness is a frost & Bite of an Apple is a matte, they look different in the pictures, but if you see them in person, they're pretty similar.

I also purchased two pigments - yes, I know I said I wouldn't buy any of MAC's pigments in the new packaging, but the colors! I couldn't help myself. You know me & my purples and golds. Push The Edge is from the Evil Queen collection and I believe Old Gold is part of the permanent line and came out with the Fabulous Felines collection.

Old Gold has a slight tarnished yellow-green tinge to it that I really like. If I apply it over a dark green or black base, it will show up a more green gold. Push The Edge is a shimmery eggplant shade and I love using this on my lazy days. I'd use a purple liner and smudge this pigment along my lash line and smoke it up slightly. It gives a soft edgy look without looking like I spent a lot of time doing my make-up.

Here's a quick EOTD I did. I wanted to do something dramatic as I haven't been wearing any eye make-up for a while. As I've said before, I like messy brows with dramatic looks. I create this look using a palette I will be reviewing later this week.

Etude House Proof 10 Eye Primer
Missha The Style Eyebrow Pencil in Grey
Kiss Me Heroine Make Volume & Curl Mascara
Revlon ColorStay Eyeliner in Plum
88 Matte Palette (Deep Blue-Purple Shade)


  1. Hi my dear!!
    First of all, let me say that the makeup look is beyond beautiful!
    I purchased a couple of things from the Venomous Villains collection but unfortunately Bite of an Apple was already sold out!!

    By the way, amazing blog, I have just become a new follower here,

  2. I'm always amazed how beautiful your eyes are!


  3. when i first saw bite of an apple blush i knew i HAD to get it, and the ppl here aren't very keen on bright blushes so it was selling slowly lol. old gold is amazing! good choice :D push the edge looks quite similar to one of the colours in the stacked 1 crush metal pigments!

    lovely eotd, very edgy! and i really like your brows :D

  4. I love the makeup, it's beautiful and dramatic! You did a great job!

    Bite of an apple blush is very pretty too.

  5. Catanya
    Thank you, I'm glad you like my blog! Bite of an Apple was quite a popular product I was surprised I was able to get my hands on it!

    Thank you my dear<3

    Ee Von
    Lucky! I wish t were like this here where I'm at. So I don't have to rush to make sure what I want isn't out, haha. I'm glad you said that, I was hoping it was and thank you!

    Thank you! Bite of an Apple is so pretty! I love it as a pick me up!

  6. Bite of an Apple looks pretty, but I have no luck looking for such blushes. *sulks*

  7. Your eye makeup is gorgeous, love your lashes :) I have Bite of an Apple myself and love it~ :D

  8. That's a very pretty dramatic EOTD! :D

  9. ooh very nice EOTD!! I wish I had the guts to try something like this for work.. lol.. My colleagues/bosses would probably freak out at such dramatic eye makeup =P