This was meant to be Part 3 of my Birthday Beauty Haul. I had received several items from MAC as gifts and was planning to maybe pick up one or two additional items. However, when I got the call that “A Novel Romance” had finally landed in Nassau…I went straight to the store…and checked my brain at the door, apparently. Given the obscene amount of items I’m featuring today, a more appropriate title for this post is “MAC Haul 2014″…as this is the most shopping I’ve done at the MAC store all year.
I do apologise for the fact that some of these items are no longer available. If any of the limited edition items are online, I will make note of it. I’ve not tried all of the products, but where I have, I’ll offer some brief thoughts. Also, I realise that the first photo shows the MAC Brush Cleanser which isn’t featured separately below…I lost my shot of it somehow. Anyway, it’s just O.K. in terms of how well it cleans my makeup brushes. Now let’s start with the Limited Edition Collections.
MAC “A Novel Romance”
Of all the more recent collections, this was the one I was most drawn to – not that I have a thing for cheesy romance novels or anything, but the colour palette spoke to me. Unfortunately by the time I got to the store (3 hours after the items hit the shelves), some of the lip products I wanted were sold out. Not that that stopped me from shopping or anything…
Lipstick – A Novel Romance (Light Cool Dusty Pink/Cremesheen)
Blush – Fun Ending (Soft Neutral Peach/Satin)
This is an extremely light colour and best suited for fair to light skin tones. It’s described as being cool, but comes across warm on the cheeks (in my experience).
I’ve only swatched this but I had to note how creamy it is. Also, the colour is very dynamic and unique. Thought it would be perfect for Fall/Autumn!
My boyfriend picked this one out! 🙂
- The Wrong Man – (Light Cool Dusty Pink/Satin)
- Serenade – (Mid-tone Orchid Pink with Blue Duochrome Pearl/Veluxe Pearl)
- Brazenly Rich – (Eggplant/Veluxe Pearl)
- Stay Sultry – (Deep Violet/Satin)
MAC “Artificially Wild”
Lipstick – Shitaki – (Deep Brown/Glaze) (Still available on MAC U.K. site)
This was part of my gifts, not a colour I would have chosen but it is surprisingly flattering. Because it is a glaze, it leaves just a hint of that brown and a healthy shine.
You can barely see it in the swatch and I haven’t tried it yet but I thought this would be a great contour shade for the cooler months when my skin is paler. It reminds me of my Ilamasqua cream pigment in Hollow which due to is grey-beige base is fantastic for creating “realistic” shadows on the face.
MAC Rihanna Collection
O.K., I know what you’re thinking…what the…heck! I don’t know, something about this colour drew me in like an insect to the light. I tried it on as well. Definitely different, it adds a metallic sheen to the lips that is somehow spectacular. I may pick up the gloss as well.
Lipstick – Diva (Intense Reddish Burgandy/Matte)
After hearing so many people talk about how this is a must have for this time of year, I couldn’t help myself, especially considering that some of the more popular lipsticks like this and Heroine are not regularly stocked at our MAC store. It’s a Matte, but the formula feels quite creamy.
Mineralized Eye Shadow Duo – Spiced Metal (Pale Pink/Metal Bronze)
The formula of the Mineralized Eye Shadows is simply stunning. I wanted to pick up more of these but just couldn’t justify the spend. If you’re thinking about it, I say go for it. The intense pigment and shimmer does come across on the eyes and I just wish I could have captured it better in the swatches.
Eye Shader Brush 239
This was on my wish list. It’s great for packing on pigment as well as more delicate shadows.
Whew! I want to be able to say I’m done with the shopping for a while, BUT, I have a trip planned to the U.S. and I’m not going to pretend I won’t shop. After that, though, I think I need to take things easy until the holidays. Did you guys pick up anything from the recent MAC Collections or the permanent line?
(P.S. I’m running small giveaway of some deluxe sized samples on twitter right now, click here for the deets!)
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