If you know me well then you will know just how much I love MAC! I recently ordered some goodies online from the official website then on Sunday my boyfriend and I went to York for the day and paid a visit to the York Designer Outlet. I'm not a huge fan of the outlet because it's mainly for men but I love visiting one store which is the Cosmetic Company Outlet (CCO) because it has tonnes of Estee Lauder brand products at discount prices.
So firstly we have the items I picked up at the CCO (got some pretty good bargains!), My boyfriend ended up treating me to these which was a lovely little surprise...
- Pro Longwear Lip Pencil (Shock Value)
- RiRi loves MAC Lipstick (Whos that Chick?)
- Lipglass (Impassioned)
- Pro Sculpting Cream (Pure Sculpture)
- Extra Dimension Skinfinish (Superb)
I've never really been interested in buying any of the Skinfinish highlighters (I love my Sleek highlighters way too much...) but since this was only £15 it was a complete bargain and looked so stunning shimmering in the light. It's from the Extra Dimension collection from 2013 and will look amazing on medum/dark skin tones and can also be used as an eyeshadow.
I was swatching this Pro Sculpting Cream in the shade 'Pure Sculpture' and thought it would be amazing to contour with, I love cream products because I can set them with powder products and they last sooo much longer. Looking forward to trying this out on myself and on clients.
Couldn't believe it when I saw this RiRi lipstick! They only had this shade ('Who's that chick?') but I'm really pleased because it's unique and I don't have any other shade like it... the packaging is gorgeous too, I daren't even use it because it's so bloody nice.
My all time fave pink lipstick shade from MAC is Impassioned and when I seen the lipglass version I put it straight in my basket. Impassioned is a stunning bright watermelon pink shade... I've repurchased the lipstick about 3 times and can't wait to try this lipglass over the top of it for extra shine.
This Pro Longwear Lip Pencil caught my eye as it's so bright, the shade is 'Shock Value' and it's a cool-toned bright barbie pink shade. This would go perfect with MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick... you can see below swatches of this Lip Pencil and 'Impassioned' Lipglass...
I'm a big fan of these Lip Pencils as they are extremely long wearing and glide on effortlessly without dragging the lip. Will definitely pick up more shades of these in the near future.
Then here we have the products I bought from MAC online, mainly kit essentials...
- Mineralize Skinfinish Natural powders (Dark Deep & Medium Plus)
- Pro Longwear Paint Pot (Soft Ochre)
- #217 Blending Brush
- Studio Moisture Cream (Travel size)
This is my third #217 brush and it's the only MAC brush I'll ever repurchase for the simple fact that it blends out eyeshadow PERFECTLY... I've bought dupes of this brush from other brands but none of them compare. This is definitely a kit essential for any makeup artist.
I needed a moisturiser for my clients with dry skin so chose the travel sized version of Studio Moisture Cream, at £10.00 it is pretty steep but I've heard brilliant things about it. I own the travel sized Strobe Cream and it's lasted me months so I suppose they are worth the price as they do last.
MSF Natural is my fave luxury powder (Medium Dark is my go to shade) I wanted to get some other shades to use in my kit and also a darker shade that I can use for bronzer so I opted for Dark Deep and Medium Plus. I love the new packaging too it's very sleek and I also love the fact that each compact comes with a mirror as they never had mirrors in the old compacts.
Last but not least, Soft Ochre Paint Pot. I've wanted this for ages as it's the perfect eyeshadow base and counteracts any discolouration on the lid because of it's yellow undertone. I've been using Too Faced Shadow Insurance for ages now just to use it up but I can't wait to start using this and will hopefully see a difference when blending shadows.
So that was my MAC haul for October, have you bought anything from MAC recently?...