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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