Night of Swatching: MAC + Vasanti Go Canada! Palette.

Hello pretty ladies!  Sorry I’ve been quiet on the blog front this week.  I had a hard bout with a cough, cold, and flu (the trifecta!) earlier this week and I was in bed all day.

Now that I’ve bounced back from that nasty crap — well, sort of — I took a trip to my nearest MAC store to grab a couple of eyeshadows.  Oh yes, a happy ending. :)  I decided on Arena eyeshadow (thanks to Michelle of Lipstick Rules).  It’s an amazing light peach that is perfect for an all-over colour wash.  The other eyeshadow, Coquette, is a gorgeous taupe that is perfect for the crease for a work friendly look.

MAC Coquette, MAC Arena (+ bonus smiley!)

MAC Arena swatch, MAC Coquette swatch
Ah, why do mattes swatch so blotchy!

By the way, I was surprised to hear that I am now NC35; a far cry from last summer’s NC42.  My gosh, I feel so pale!

Look What I Won!

I came home to see this in the mail!  I was lucky enough to win one of Vasanti Cosmetics Go Canada! Palette during their Olympics giveaway.  Vasanti gave away 14 palettes to match the 14 gold medals our Canadian athletes won in Vancouver.  By the way, how incredible were we in the Olympics?  I’m so proud to be Canadian!

So, are you ready?  Good.  Here are the swatches.

The gold was the least pigmented of all the eyeshadows, but very finely milled.  The silver had chunkier sparkles.  The bronze and white were the most pigmented of all, with the same creamy feel as the gold.  Just look at that bronze!  I can hardly wait to wear it.  The red is a very sheer red lipstick that is perfect for red lippie wimps. 😛

I just loooove this palette.  I’ll definitely be looking out for other Vasanti products in the near future.

Vasanti Cosmetics is sold in select Shoppers Drugmart, Rexall Pharmaplus, and online.

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  • SoVeryFabulous

    That Vasanti palette looks lovely! I like those colours. You’re also just adding to my want of Arena!
    .-= SoVeryFabulous´s last blog ..5 February Favorites =-.

    • Arianne

      I have a feeling the Vasanti bronze is going to be used very often. Arena is such a surprise. Boring in the pan, but party on my eyelid LOL!

  • Michelle (

    So glad to hear you love Arena! I don’t have Coquette so I’m going to check it out.

    I also love the Go Canada palette esp. the bronze colour.

    thanks for the link!

    .-= Michelle (´s last blog ..I’ll have some "Caviar & Champagne" please – NYX Review =-.

    • Arianne

      Thank you, for being an enabler. 😛 Coquette is another surprise for me. It’s what I’ve been looking for forever. Perfect crease colour for my skintone. We have similar skintones so it might work for you too! Just sayin. 😉

      And you’re welcome!

  • Babybubblz

    I love Coquette as well. it’s my go to crease colour everyday!

    • Arianne

      Oooh! Really? That’s awesome, because I’ve never heard of Coquette until today. 😀 What do you wear it with?

  • Catherine

    Ooh. Dude, I actually got MAC Arena pro pan as an extra in swap once, but I think I passed it on because I didn’t have anywhere to put it. Now I’m a little sad because it looks so pretty! LOL.

    The Vasanti palette looks gorgeous!
    .-= Catherine´s last blog ..My DePotting & Pressing Adventure – TKB Freestyle Palettes & Pans =-.

    • Arianne

      OMG are you serious? It would look so lovely on you!

      I’ve been discovering all these amazing Canadian brands that I might do a blog giveaway or something for my international friends. :) Maybe after 100 followers. Ha! So far away.

  • marisol

    Glad that you are feeling better & congrats on winning that palette. The colors looks amazing.

    P.S. You’ve got mad Photoshop skils… tee hee
    .-= marisol´s last blog ..Beauty makes people come together =-.

    • Arianne

      Benylin All-In-One is my friend.

      LOL, shameful. Two pans just look so boring to me.

  • Halifax

    Yay for another Vasanti fan. Canadian brands sure rock

    • Arianne

      Mmhmm. First FACE atelier, Vasanti, CARGO, Annabelle… love them all.

  • Farah

    I love Arena!!
    As for vasanti of course im a fan but have heard so many good things about the Go Canada Palette I need to own this one!! Great review girl

    • Arianne

      You gotta try it Farah, just for that bronze colour! To die for.

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