MAC Cosmetics Haul: eye shadow, lipsticks & more!February 19, 2014
Well, I was at the MAC counter again...twice *shameonme* but I did get a few gorgeous items and have already used most of them!
First up: luscious lips. I had read a few great reviews online about the MAC Prep + Prime lip base which is supposed to smooth and refine your lips and prepare them for your lipstick/lip gloss.
The texture is definitely similar to a light-moisturizing lip balm but I've only used it once so far so I'll have to give this product a few more go's before I can really say anything about it.
I initially went to the MAC counter searching for the Peach Blossom lipstick after seeing it on Anna's lips. But they were sold out! Bummer.
I asked one of the sales ladies to show me a few lipsticks which are similar to Peach Blossom and she pulled out Crème Cup (pictured above) and Patisserie (pictured below).
The Peach Blossom shade is definitely in between these two shades (and I'm still going to find it one day) but for now I really love both of these lipsticks. Crème Cup (swatch on top) is definitely more pink than I'd usually go for but still totally wearable and just a tiny step out of my comfort zone.
Patisserie is the perfect nude, my-lips-but-better shade for me. It enhances my lips without turning them too pink/too beige/too brown/too anything. And I can wear it with basically all of my eye makeup looks - #winning.
I also purchased my first ever lip pencil (or first ever lip liner in general) in the shade Soar. It's perfect to use with Patisserie (see it in the swatch image above) but I intend on using this with most of my lipsticks which are in the pinky-nude shade range.
Next up: eye shadow!
I already own about 12 MAC eye shadows (see some of them HERE) but when I watched this video by MakeupbyTiffanyD I fell in love with that look and needed - yes needed - to buy a few of the eye shadows she used. I used three out of these four shadows last Sunday and I loved how my eye makeup came out. I'm so mad at myself that I didn't take a picture! We were out and about the whole day and evening so I didn't really get the chance. But I'm definitely going to re-create the look and do a blog post on it soon :)
l-r: club, print, folie, jest
This is club, a duo-chrome greenish red-brown shade. As you can see in the swatch below, it's definitely more brown/bronze than green so it's very wearable. I have yet to try this shadow.
Print is a muted grey with shimmer and what I really like about this grey is that it doesn't have any trace of blue in it (which I have found in many other grey shadows).
Folie is described as a reddish-plum brown and as you can see above, it swatched pretty badly on my hand for some reason but it's a beautiful shade to use in your crease and on the lower lash line.
Jest is a frost shadow and it's a soft peach shade with "icy shimmer". I usually don't look so good with such frosty/icy shades on my lid but this one really looked fantastic paired with darker shades in the crease and outer third of the lid (I'm telling you, stay tuned for the eye makeup look, it's gorgeous!).
l-r: club, print, jolie, jest
Last but not least, I picked up two new MAC brushes, the 224 tapered blending brush and the 217 blending brush. I already own one 217 and wanted to pick up an additional one so that I have a clean 217 brush when doing looks with several eye shadow shades. The 224 is new to me but I own a similar Sigma brush (the E40 tapered blending brush) and I wanted a second one of those but since I can't buy Sigma products anywhere near me I decided to try out the 224 from MAC.
I like to use the E40 tapered blending brush for my transition shade in the crease (which is usually Naked by Urban Decay or some sort of light brown shade) and then I use the 217 blending brush for the more concentrated, darker shade in the crease.
I hope you enjoyed my MAC haul :)
Do you use any of these products? How are you liking them?
This is NOT a sponsored post and doesn't contain any affiliate links. I purchased the products with my own money.