Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Lucy likes MAC (scarily big haul)

Hola!

It feels like I haven't blogged in fecking ages and I've definitely been missing it! It's been a little bit mental this month with dissertation drafts and what not, but I've finally got my work under control and have a LOT of bits to show you!

Because I've been working non-stop, I haven't had time to go out or do anything fun so I've been hitting the online shops hard! I thought in this blog post I'd show you my most recent MAC purchases and then in the next few show you some clothes (all about the pastels!).

Top Row: Pro Longwear foundation (NW20), Viva Glam Nicki, Girl About Town,
Vegas Volt, Shy Girl, Eyeshadow Palette: Mulch, Mineralism and Woodwinked
Bottom Row: Daylight  (Naturally Collection)  , In the Sun (Naturally Collection),
Cream Colour Base in Fawntastic, Powder Blush in Desert Rose
Right I'll start with the lipsticks as I am absolutely loving them all!

L to R: Viva Glam Nicki, Girl About Town, Vegas Volt, Shy Girl

I think the most wearable of the four lipsticks has got to be Shy Girl - a subtle coral-based nude that I have literally been wearing every day since I bought it. Think it may have actually overtaken Hue as my favourite MAC day lipstick.
The other three are a bit more bold and have been wearing them for more special occasions. I'm so impressed by how long they last and are really moisturising. Got to say, Girl about Town is my favourite out of the three, with Viva Glam coming a close second. Vegas Volt is such a nice milky coral lipstick which doesn't really suit my colouring at the moment but I think it will look so much better with a bit of a tan!

L to R: In the Sun, Top row of palette: Mulch, Mineralism;
Bottom: Woodwinked, Daylight
L to R: In the Sun, Daylight, Woodwinked, Mulch
I thought it was time to start buying a few palettes because I'm beginning to misplace a few of my eyeshadows  and plus they look so pretty in it! Had a few issues depotting them initially, explaining the chip out of Woodwinked :(. I absolutely love the Naturally Collection and think the mineralize eye shadows look absolutely bloody beautiful in the pan and even better swatched. In the Sun is a really warm gold with violet running through, whilst Daylight is more peachy with lilac veining. Woodwinked is such a gorgeous golden shadow whilst Mulch is perfect to use in the crease.

Cream Colour Base in Fawntastic, Pro Longwear Foundation in NW20,
Powder Blush in Desert Rose

Finally, I got a few basics. I've been persevering with this foundation for a few weeks and I've got to say, I'm not that fond of it. It's a really good colour match, which I'm happy about, and I do like the finish (not too matte, not too dewy). I'm just not a fan of this stickiness after application. It doesn't sit nicely on my skin, whatsoever. It also looks very cakey, which I initially thought was because I'd slapped on a little bit too much, but having attempted to use a lot less and blending in wasn't really that much better. The blush, on the other hand, is a massive hit! It's such a brightening colour and a nice change from the peaches I've been reaching for recently. Fawntastic is a nice base for the eyelid and I think it'll be a great highlighter with a tan!

What are you favourite MAC products?
Can't wait to get reading your blogs again, been really missing out!
Have a marvelous Monday!

Lots of love,
Lucy xxx

26 comments:

  1. Love MAC hauls! So jealous I don't have the money for one right now! Everything you got is lovely! Mulch and Woodwinked are still on my wishlist! And I had my eye on Daylight too!
    x

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    1. It's so frustrating when you're craving a big shop isn't it?! I don't think I'll be having this big a haul any time soon haha! xxx

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  2. Lovely! I definitely want to go into MAC to try out the new viva glam lipstick, the colour looks gorgeous :) x

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    1. I absolutely love it! It's like crazy barbie pink and stays on forever! xxxx

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  3. Wow what a great haul! I've been using the exact same foundation, same shade too, I find it pretty good!

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    1. Hahaha thanks, may need to curb the spending for a while now!
      I have such a love-hate relationship but I think I'm going to try and persevere for a little longer! xxx

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  4. Love MAC! That's an impressive haul x

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    1. Ha thanks! I shop when I get stressed so I must have been VERY stressed this month! xxx

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  5. Wow, amazing collection. Trying to build up a MAC collection myself, lovely blog!


    www.kim-yau.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Thank you! I absolutely love MAC, especially the lipsticks - brilliant! xx

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  6. I LOVE MAC products but they are costly but amazing :) xx poppymale.blogspot.com

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    1. I know, the price does sometimes put me off, especially as Topshop make up is so bloody good now! But it's nice to splurge once in a while!! xxx

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  7. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  8. MAC do the best eyeshadows and lipsticks. I've been using their eyebrow pencil which I love and it makes your eyebrows look really natural. I've started using Bobbi Brown make-up as well, their gel eyeliner is amazing and I would definitely recommend :)xxx

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    1. Ohhh I've yet to try their eyebrow pencil and I'm in desperate need of a new one! Thanks for the heads up!

      I REALLY need to get a gel eyeliner - been repurchasing the collection 2000 liquid eyeliner for blooming years! xxx

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  9. Oooh, you're so lucky - I'm jealous! Girl about town is such a pretty lipstick and I've wanted it for ages, I'll really have to get it soon. x

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    1. It stays on for AGES and it's such a gorgeous colour, definitely worth investing in :) xxx

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  10. Did you buy all of it at once? WOW! I wish I had the pennies! Mind you not sure what the big fuss is around MAC. I don't mind spending money on good makeup, but having used mac foundation on several occasion I did not think it was very good. I am a dior girls now! Though love mac eyeshadows!!
    Great Blog btw!! Lots of LOVE
    AmenFashion17

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    1. It was over the course of a very stressful few months but it's more money than I'd dare to think about! Having to cut back massively now haha, far too extravagant!
      Yeah, I like prolong wear but really didn't like matchmaster which was a bit disappointing!
      Ohhh dior, how fancy?! I haven't tried any of their foundations - my skin breaks out quite easily and I'd be so gutted if I spent a lot on it and it didn't react well with my skin. What's your favourite?? xxx

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  11. Lovely blog.
    http://xtheperfectmess.blogspot.com.au

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  12. Wow im jealous! Great selection! I love the MAC lipsticks - I have just bought creme cup and costa chic! My favourite product by far has to be the lingering eye brow pencil - I couldnt live without it!! Great blog x

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  13. I am so jealous! I only own one product from MAC- a lipstick in Fanfare. x

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  14. Hi! I really like your blog, your photo's and content you post are just so great! I really hope we get to know each other as I will be visiting your blog often! Feel free to stop by my blog! I just started it a few days ago :).

    Ziqqua.blogspot.ca

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  15. Great post! I'm just starting to get into MAC (after being Benefit's no.1 fan for years) so this has been super helpful.

    I remember the dissertation days at uni. I turned to pizza and cola to get me through it - not recommended haha! Good luck with yours...just think of the great parties when it's all over and done with. XX

    http://beaublushes.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. Also...just noticed the date posted haha! I take it you've finished now lol. *blushes with shame*

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