Monday, 21 July 2014

My MAC Haul

Today I am celebrating my birthday, so I am going to leave you to read all about my MAC haul...

I recently braved the MAC cosmetics store at St Pancras to spend a voucher I had been given.  This was only my third time in a MAC store and previous experiences have led me to fear going into them. Thankfully the staff were absolutely lovely and I spent a good hour in there going through most lipsticks and foundations until I found something I was happy with.

So what did I purchase?

I have a bit of a thing for MAC lipsticks at the minute, there are quite a few that I really want but once inside the store, where I had intended to purchase either Modesty or Fanfare I instead got this:

Yes it is MAC Lustre Viva Glam V and it is described as being a neutral pink with pearl.  The two current lipsticks I have from MAC are Angel and Creme Cup, so this one is slightly different to those two but still within the neutral range.  When applied it is quite creamy to begin with whilst also having a bit of a shine  too it. One thing I dislike about lipstick is the feeling of them being so thick that it looks as though they just sit on the lip.

Next comes Viva Glam VI lipglass which as soon as I saw, I wanted.  Designed to be worn on its own or over a lipstick, this shade works so well with Viva Glam V that together they look amazing.  Described as being a warm plum with pearl, it is slightly darker than the lipstick but once applied it becomes quite sheer and shiny, the glitter that can be found within this lipglass really give it that something extra.  There is no tacky feeling on the lips when it is applied, but you don't need too much of it either, it is a case of a little going a very long way.

Next in my little bag of joy comes comes Fling.  No it isn't a lipstick or a lipglass, it is a first for me and that is an eyebrow pencil.  For longer than I can remember, I have looked for something to closely resemble my own eyebrows and have always found something that is either dark, too dark or really dark.  Fling is almost perfect and is light taupe ash blonde coloured.  Described as being a self-propelling, self-sharpening and  brow defining this pencil is slim, easy to hold and doesn't need a sharpener - hooray!  

I am still getting to grips with getting this right, but I am getting there slowly.  The assistant in MAC was brilliant trying quite a few different shades to find one she thought looked right and then I saw there for around 20 minutes deciding whether or not I agreed.

The final item in the bag is a foundation!!  Yes I have finally been matched to a foundation that I am happy with it and though it is still early days and I have used it as much as others might, it is one I like using.  So the shade is C1, the lightest shade available.  I am quite pale skinned and to date have never managed to find a foundation which doesn't make me look orange.  This one is a fluid foundation which provides a low to medium coverage which you can build on.  It gives a natural satin-shine finish and thankfully it is waterproof.

Whilst in the MAC store, the foundation was applied using a stippling brush, which I was told would be the easiest to work with.  I would love to know how many of you also do this or whether you use a foundation brush or blending sponge.

So there you have it, the four new items making their way into my make-up bag and my voucher spent, finally!


  1. I love mac face and body! I I apply it with the real technique buffing brush.
    I find the more I work the product into the skin the better it looks and feels!
    Great post x

  2. I have MAC face and body and ill either use just my fingers or a stippling brush (I have an elf one and mac on both just as good) I have tried using a flat foundation brush but its so hard to blend and it goes a bit line-y. Sponge works ok with it but I'm not a massive fan of sponges. :)
    Rosie x

  3. Great haul! I really want to try out their brow pencils!!

    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

  4. What a great haul! I've never heard of a stippling brush but it sounds exciting. I still use Ye Olde Fingers for applying foundation.

  5. Ahh fab haul Hun! All to create a fab birthday look :) I love mac and love the look of those lip products / might have to purchase. :) lol

    Siobhan xxx

  6. you got a lot of nice stuff from MAC !

    x Julia

  7. great haul! I want to know what you think of that brown pencil - seems like a great shade for lighter hair! x

  8. Happy birthday!! This is an amazing MAC haul, the Viva Glam lipstick looks gorgeous!

    Olivia xxx Beauty from the Fjord

  9. What a haul! I'm totally jealous! Have a lovely birthday!


  10. This face & body is one of my face foundation. I think it work better with a makeup brush.

  11. Viva Glam V is such an underrated MAC lippie! You've reminded me I haven't used it in awhile so need to dig it out :-) xx

  12. Great MAC haul :) wish there was a store closer to me! Hope you had a lovely birthday :) x

  13. Nice haul! I can't fault you for your love of MAC lipsticks!

  14. You picked up some lovely products, i love Mac!!
    xprincessjas | ♥


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