Monday, 27 February 2012

Mini MAC haul

So recently I ventured into the MAC shop on one of my Friday evening shopping sprees.

 I primarily went to repurchase my trusty studio fix foundation. This time I decided to get studio sculpt and I got a tube rather than a compact. More product for your money (at least in my head anyway).

I also realised *shockhorror* that I only own 1 MAC lipstick, which I never use as a) it is a vibrant red colour (Ruby Woo) which I would not really wear on a daily basis and am still unsure of and b) it has a matte finish which is really drying on my lips.

As everyone needs a good MAC lipstick in their life, I decided to buy one. I kept picking up the 'velvet teddy' (or something like that!) shade, but my friend advised that it didn't suit my skin colour. It was a kind of nude colour with brown undertones, which I've been drawn too recently.

Instead, I got this one:

It's in shade faux and it's such a lovely creamy pink with purple undertones. It's doesn't have a matte finish so it's not drying for my lips, which is great, though I do find that lipstick sits a little weirdly on my lips.

Here's the rest of my haul :

*Faux lipstick £13.50
*Studio sculpt foundation in NC15 £23.00
*Brush cleanser- £8

So the foundation is pretty close to my 'perfect' foundation (though I'm still on the lookout for any other goodies...I'm considering trying Nars Sheer Glow next). I get it in NC15, which is almost perfect for my skin tone. It is quite thick and heavy (for me) and gives a good coverage. I can't help thinking that it is maybe more of a 'night out' foundation due to the coverage, but I still like it! My skin doesn't seem to be complaining too much, but that may be down to Liz Earle. Since I've been using the hot cloth cleanser, my ever present skin spots have diminished and my dry skin is feeling more hydrated! Definitely repurchasing.

Last MAC thing, the brush cleanser. Does what it says on the box really. I found it a bit fiddly and I found that I needed quite a lot of fluid to cleanse one brush, but it did the job and left my brushes feeling nice and soft and clean. All you can ask for really!

What's your favourite MAC lipstick shade? Any recommendations for a pale skin tone? (I'm loving lipsticks at the moment!) xx

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  1. thats such a pretty lipstick shade! my friend recently gave me some colors from the brand NYX and they are so pretty. ive never owned anything from that brand but im starting to really like their lipstick shades. the color she gave me is called 'power' by NYX and its my favorite shade right now.

  2. That lipstick is such a pretty colour!

  3. ok so now I want to try MAC foundation AND lipstick! I'm really pale too and always find that coral shades suit my skin tone, maybe it will be the same for you xx

  4. I really wanted to try this foundation, I'm also NC15. The brush cleanser is really good, and it's last ages. If you got kabuki brush and you can't get the dirt from inside then put some of it in a cup and leave for 3-4 hours. It will make it much more cleaner. x

  5. love the colour of the lipstick!

  6. I definitely suggest mixing your brush cleanser with water (equal parts) in a little spray bottle and using it diluted to clean your brushes.. it really makes it go further! xx

  7. I love MAC!

    Such a pitty that it's kinda expensive.

  8. I never heard of Faux before, it looks like a colour I would like. My favourite mac lipstick has to be Creme Cup. Its a lovely milky pink colour, perfect for pale skin. It is also very moisturising, like you I find it hard to wear matte lipsticks as I find them so drying. x

  9. nice haul, great lipstick

  10. Cool post! Your blog is really amazing!

  11. I'm not really a fan of make up cause I don't know how to properly mix them. But still, I tried some. MAC products, I can say, are by far the best things I've tried :)

  12. love the color of the lipstick!

  13. Beautiful colour lipstick :) I have one made my Barry M that is very similar! Also, (in regard to my post) I also think I could live in Brighton. It is so vibrant and has everything you could want or need!


  14. Gotta love a cheeky bit of nude - even better when its Mac! ;)

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  15. I want to try it too!!!^^


  16. The lipstick looks beautiful!

  17. I've been tempted to try the brush cleanser when my Clinique one runs out, let us know if it's any good xx