Monday, 12 May 2014

MAC San Francisco Haul




I admit it, when I started beauty blogging I got a little carried away at the MAC counters. I’ve said it before, but these days I try to be more selective, less impulsive. Then my boyfriend when to San Francisco a few weeks ago, so what’s a girl to do but send him armed with a list and map of San Fran’s MAC stores. MAC is a lot cheaper in the US. Take a lipstick for example, UK price £15, US price $16, which is about £9.50... a pretty hefty saving.
Pro Longwear Concealer NC 30 £15.50/$19 Another item that’s been on the wish/intrigued list for some time. It’s a light weight, creamy concealer that provides medium to full coverage and dries to a natural matte finish. It’s early days yet, I’ve only been using it for a couple of weeks, so I’ll not say anything outrageous like “best concealer ever”... but it could be. It’s so easy to work with, disguises spots, bags and discolouration and it looks incredibly natural – concealer, what concealer? My only negative – it pumps out way too much. A little goes a long way and the pump action doesn’t give you enough control over the amount of product you dispense.



All That Glitters Eyeshadow £12.50/$15 I probably admire/swatch/dab on some of this eye shadow every time I visit a MAC counter. It’s been on the wish list for ages. It’s a beautiful soft rose gold/champagne colour with a gorgeous shimmery sheen. It’s a lovely simple colour worn alone all over the lid, or used as a base to build up other shades.
Eye Pencil Coffee £14/$16 A deep chocolate brown. It has the perfect pencil consistency – it doesn’t drag when you apply it, smudges easily and stays put all day. 






Japanese Maple Lipstick £15/$16 Ooo this one was love at first sight.  Remember I went along to my friends MAC make over a few weeks? Well they used it on her and I was breaking my neck to see what shade it was. Japanese Maple is a stunning beige nude. A very wearable nude, not the “concealer lips” kind. Perhaps not as pigmented as other cremesheens, but certainly buildable and with a lovely creamy gloss finish; It really seems to brighten my complexion too.   
Peach Blossom Lipstick £15/$16 A rosey peachy pink with a cremsheen + pearl finish. I’m not sure I get the “pearl” addition, to me they’re both typical cremsheen finishes – soft, creamy and hydrating... maybe slightly glossier? Peach Blossom is very subtle on me, because it actually matches my natural lip colour quite closely. More of a “my lips, but better” kinda shade.

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17 comments:

  1. I didn't get on with the MAC pro longwear concealer, which was disappointing after all the raves about it. It was far too drying for my under eyes. You can't beat a MAC eyeshadow though :) x

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com

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    1. argh, that's a shame. I haven't used it under my eyes much because I prefer highlighters but I'm loving it for spots and discoloured areas. You're so right, can't beat a MAC eyeshadow x

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  2. I've just put all these items except the concealer on my wishlist, I already have the concealer and I love it!

    Love Beth | BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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    1. Oops, that's dangerous. I do feel less guilty when things have been on my list for a while... means I REALLY want them :)

      Claire x

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  3. 'Peach Blossom' looks lovely

    http://shemademebuyit.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Those lipsticks look so pretty; I don't own either and may just have to add them to my list!

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  5. I have the same problem with the Pro Longwear concealer. I always pump some product into a small pot now so I can use what's left the next day, even though it's not ideal :) love the concealer though, it's the best I've tried

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    1. That's such a good idea! I'm gonna try that - thanks for sharing x

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  6. I don't wear black eyeliners so this one from MAC looks perfect! I'm always on the look out. I think it was you who put me on to the Bobbi Brown one but when I went into John Lewis in Newcastle they had sold out :(

    Simone | Thirty Something OAP

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  7. I'm heading to San Francisco in September. Oh how I can't wait to do some serious makeup shopping! I love the look of the eyeshadow and the lipsticks are just my colour. x

    www.dizzymisselizabeth.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Ooh peach blossom looks so pretty! <3

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  9. Japanese Maple is absolutely gorgeous! Do you think it could work on more pigmented lips over a nude liner? x

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