Monday, 4 September 2017

New In From: Mac♥

I have spent so much money this Summer. I'm not entirely sure how because I'm such a saver but I've definitely done myself enough damage for the rest of the year. I went into mac one day as I still had some money on my gift voucher to spend (justifiable). I took forever to actually pick items because I find mac stores quite intimidating. The staff didn't hound me or make me feel pressurized to buy anything, no, I think I'm always just a bit overwhelmed by the large selection of makeup, especially when I already own so much myself. Eventually though, I narrowed it down, and walked away, satisfied, with two eyeshadows and a lipstick, swinging my mac bag around as I went to hit the other shops.

Star Violet || £13.50  - I have most certainly dived right out of my comfort zone here with this shade. A deep purple-plum. But it's beautiful. It swatched so effortlessly on my hand and the colour was just beaming right at me. As you know I tend to stick with my golds and browns but this time I decided to push myself so that I would buy a more adventurous shade. It will not be one that lies at the back of my eyeshadow drawer I can assure you that. During this upcoming A/W, I am determined to make this shade my shade. I have already used it with a gold shade (more to come on that) and I used it as the outer corner shade and I just loved how it looked against the other gold shadow as well as my blue eyes. It just blended so easily and didn't leave any harsh lines. As it's a glitter, I was prepared for the worst - fallout - but I experienced very little to none. 

Amber Lights || £13.50 - Would it be a true makeup shop if I didn't buy a gold eyeshadow? No, no it wouldn't. Whilst browsing at the eyeshadow section, Amber Lights cause my eye. It was just sitting there, shining away, almost as if it were calling my name - I swear it must have been. It's a gorgeous gold-copper shade and when I swatched it, I couldn't get over how stunning the colour was, not to mention the insane pigmentation. It feels buttery, not chalky, and it applies so well to my eyelid (I use a flat brush and apply it dry, I could only imagine how blinding it must be if applied wet). I used it one time in conjunction with Star Violet (above) and the two colours work together really well; even though they are quite contrasting. Much like the previous shade, I haven't had much fallout with it either. 

I really like the simplistic packaging that the shadows come in. At the moment I keep them both in their boxes (because new makeup needs to be kept in their packaging for so long obviously!) but I will eventually remove them. The packaging is sturdy and I know it'll be safe whilst in with my other eye makeup. I haven't tried these with primer (mainly due to the fact I don't own any eye primer #badbblogger), and they last for hours - I can only imagine their staying power with a primer!


Diva || £16.50 - You may remember my love affair with Mehr (read here) and it's never really ended. I picked up Diva as I thought that it'd be a perfect A/W berry shade, and damn I can already tell it will be. It's a matte formula, and I was a bit concerned that it'd be really drying (I've heard that Ruby Woo is overly drying and it's a matte) but I don't find this one to be too bad. As it's such a dark and bold colour, I try to apply with a lip liner just to get a precise finish. I wore it out shopping one day and I even ate a Chinese and it did not budge at all. Therefore, the lasting power is beyond amazing. It looks stunning on, and I know for a fact that it would suit such a wide range of skin tones.

I must say, I'm delighted with my choices. It may have taken me a while but I am a satisfied customer once again with the beautiful and high quality products. The lipstick looks very classy sitting in my lipstick holder for sure! (You can read more about what I bought last time at mac here).

What are your favourite mac products?


26 comments:

  1. I love the eyeshadows :) . Amber light is perfect for an autumnal makeup look !

    Noémie xx

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  2. All the colours look so pretttty! X

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  3. Amber Lights is one of my favourite eyeshadows and I love using it!! Great haul!!..xx

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    1. It's so pigmented and gold I adore it! x

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  4. Awesome haul! I absolutely love the eyeshadows. My favorite products from MAC are without a doubt the blushes, I have Blushbaby and it is my holy grail! xx

    Carolina's Makeup Life

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    1. I've never even looked at the blushes before! x

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  5. Cool post babe .

    Love a mac beauty post!!!!

    I haven't ever tried the eye shadows but maybe I will give them a whirl. My fave Mac product is the matte lippy in velvet teddy! That's my all time fave.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Love Tash
    Xx

    http://love-laughter-fashion.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1

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    1. Thank you! Velvet Teddy is forever out of stock! x

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  6. Absolutely love those eyeshadows. The shades are BEAUTIFUL and so perfect for autumn.

    Sincerely, Sarah xx
    www.sincerelysarah.net

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  7. All three of these things I would actually have picked up myself, the shades of all of them are gorgeous! I don't own any MAC eyeshadows, but I'm definitely going to have to swatch both of those shades next time I'm in store! Great post and lovely photos xx


    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

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    1. Aren't they just! I always forget that mac do eyeshadows aha, they're so well known for their lippies! Thanks so much girly x

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  8. Those eyeshadows look so perfect for autumn, especially paired with the lipstick! Enjoy them, it's nice to treat yourself :)

    Harriet | Shake This Town

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    1. They're going to be my go-to Autumn makeup products! x

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  9. Amber Lights is sooooo pretty!! Perfect for Autumn! And I love Mac Lipsticks, that shade is stunning!!!!!

    rikkietc.blogspot.com

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    1. It's stunning! Mac lipsticks are my current favourite! x

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  10. Such great picks! Just think these are perfect for A/W so you've invested your money ;) I love that lipstick shade! polishedcouture.com xx

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    1. Woo that's me prepared for A/W then in terms of makeup haah! x

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  11. I like the look of Star Violet!

    Sophie xx // One Unique

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  12. I have star violet and diva and they're both so gorgeous!! All these shades are perfect for Autumn!
    www.amberatlanta.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I am a huge MAC fan all around and have quite a few of their lipsticks and eyeshadows in my collection. Amber Lights is one that I reach for pretty regularly - it's so gorgeous. I haven't tried Diva yet, but it looks like a pretty colour for Autumn. I haven't had too bad of luck with MAC's matte formulas, luckily, and love the finish!

    Hilary | Lipstick & Lattes

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    1. How couldn't you love Amber Lights though, just look at it! Diva will definitely be my Autumn/Winter shade I think x

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