Tuesday, April 29, 2014

MAC Haulin'


Man oh man, if there were an award for the most pathetic sad excuse for a blogger I would win that award with flying colours, hands down. I'm so sorry that I haven't been posting in God knows how long, but real life kept me back a bit this month! So I thought what better way to get back into the swing of things than by sharing some of my most recent MAC splurges.

My MAC haul this time around consists of a few repurchases of some good old favourites of mine. The Studio Fix Plus Liquid Foundation and Powder have been life long favourites. I get both the liquid and powder in the shade NW20. While they do tend lean on the medium to full coverage side of things, I find these two to be great in terms of covering those pesky blemishes and on nights where I need my foundation to do the hard yards. Some people hate how full coverage these two are, but I honestly adore them, especially the powder. I have tried various other powders in my time but I always seem to come back to this. I think it's love. 

I also repurchased the trusty MAC Brush Cleanser. I definitely don't wash my brushes as often as I should (I know, how naughty of me) but when I do, this stuff makes it so much easier. I highly recommend this for cleaning brushes. I had a brief stint with baby shampoo, but nothing I find cleans and maintains the quality of my brushes as good as this does. Worth all the money for sure. 

At the time I did my little MAC spree, the A Fantasy of Flowers collection was just released online in Australia (late to the game again, as always) so I picked up a few products from that collection as well. I felt that I was obliged to repurchase the Mineralise Skinfinish in 'Stereo Rose' as it was finally re-released in this collection. I did manage to snag one the last time it was around but I use mine quite often and I feared I would run out one day without a back up (as if I don't own enough blushes in similar shades anyway, heaven forbid). I believe this blush is worth every bit of hype it receives, it's the perfect peachy pink with just a touch of shimmer. I also got a lipstick in the shade 'Dreaming Dahlia' which is such a lovely red coral. It is a bit on the sheer side, but I think it's a nice pop of colour that can be used in a daytime look. Lastly from the collection, I got a Cremesheen Glass in the shade 'Nectarsweet' which is pretty much a light peach gloss.

Of course no MAC haul would be complete without a few lippies. I felt my little collection was severely lacking in nude peach shades (but rather abundant in corals might I add) and I needed a new shade for winter so I went for the all time favourites, 'Shy Girl,' 'Patisserie' and 'Syrup.' At the moment I am in love with Patisserie, it's such a nice 'my lips but nicer' shade. AND lastly, I also purchased a Mineralize Blush in the shade 'Warm Soul' which I regret just a teeny tad as it is so similar to NARS Lustre. However, I do love that shade so I feel like this will get some use from me eventually... 

What do you think of some of the products I've mentioned? Any favourites? Let me know! 

Chantalle x

16 comments:

  1. I wanna go makeup shopping :( I haven't bought from MAC since maybe last September. I want more lipsticks from them so I got to make it a goal to get more! I love the ones you purchased! xx

    -Darianne | She Wrote Today

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    1. Yes! I think it's become a life goal of mine to purchase as many of their lipsticks as I can!! x

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  2. I love the blush in warm soul! Great Mac Haul! Its made me want to go down on my lunch break and pick up some nude lippy!
    Dani xo | laceandlovexo.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Hopefully I will grow to love it! x

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  3. I definitely need to purchase MAC Patisserie. I tried it on the other day and fell in love with it but decided to hold off on the purchase. Now I keep thinking about it!
    I'll have to pick up Stereo Rose next time it is released. I don't know why I keep putting off the purchase! xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Yes definitely go and get it! After I saw it on Lily Pebbles and swatched it in person it was love! It such a nice nude peachy lipstick! and yes, defs get Stereo Rose next time, it is well worth the hype! x

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  4. Now that is a good haul! Gimme them all please.. but actually I desperately need Shy Girl + Patisseries in my collection!

    cassandramyee.blogspot.com

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    1. Ahaha thank you! They are two great shades! x

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  5. Oh wow - I'm so jealous of your haul! The fantasy of flowers collection looked so pretty, glad you picked up some of the items! I always here so many good things about those three lipsticks you bought, but I'm yet to swatch them. Maybe I shouldn't though... I don't need another lipstick on my wishlist!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  6. Ahhh MAC, how I love thee. I am dying to get my hands on Patisserie, I don't know why, but I always forget to pick it up when I'm in the city! So forgetful, gahhh. Also, I love Warm Soul! I didn't know NARS had a similar blush, bit of a bummer. But I'm sure you will get use out of it, though. Soooo gorgeous and easy to wear!

    BrodieJay.Com

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    1. It is a great lipstick, haven't had it for long but I'm in loveeee! I haven't really tried it yet but I think I will love it eventually! x

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  7. Ooh you got some lovely things, the coral lipstick in particular is stunning. I wish I'd picked up Stereo Rose, I'm such a procrastinator ;)
    xxx Claire
    http://wwwclairabelle.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. What can I say? I'm a sucker for some coral lippy! x

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  8. Patisserie is on my MAC lipstick wish list! I have Syrup but had forgotten about it, I will try and remember to wear it to work tomorrow.

    Laura | Breton & Blush

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    1. It is such a nice winter shade! x

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