Friday, 16 August 2013

Mini MAC haul/review!

For my birthday, I received an extremely generous gift of a few MAC products. I thought I'd review and share them with you all!





The first product I received was the 'Sheertone Shimmer Blush' in the shade 'Springsheen'. It's this gorgeous peachy colour with a little shimmer that looks great in the sun! The blush has a lot of staying power and is buildable - you can build up the colour if you want more of a flush. £18.00 is quite a lot for a blush but it is really good quality, and because I got this as a gift, this factor doesn't really affect me. However, there are many amazing highstreet blushes from brands such as Sleek if £18.00 is a bit too pricey. 





Next, I received the 'Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo' in the shade 'This & That'. The lighter half of the duo is a satin-finish ivory colour which is great to use as a highlight on the brow bone and in the inner corners of your eyes. The second half is a champagne colour with shimmer. This is great for the lids or even a highlight colour also. Both are quite versatile and go with almost all makeup looks you want to wear! They're very well pigmented and will stay quite a while (I recommend using a primer though, perhaps Urban Decay's Eye Shadow Primer Potion). Again, a downside is the price (£17.00) as there are a lot of good highstreet products out there too that are much cheaper. 




















I then managed to get my hands on a 'Lipglass' in the shade 'Cultured'. MAC describes this colour as a 'opalescent mauve-pink' which I think is pretty accurate. This lipglass looks beautiful on the lips and gives a very shiny finish, yet it's not sticky. For £14.00 it's better priced than the other MAC products reviewed. It's great if you just want slightly tinted lips rather than bold, colourful lips.
   


 Finally, I received the 'Technakohl Liner' in the shade 'Smooth Manoeuvre'. This is a dark black with silver sparkle. I really noticed the quality of this product compared to when I used cheap eyeliners from magazines or highstreet brands. I think the colour is gorgeous and again, the price (£14.00) is better than the previous products I reviewed. A downside I found is that it takes quite a while building up the colour as it's not that pigmented but you are able to build up the colour after layering the product. 

Overall I am delighted with my MAC products and will hopefully be able to buy some more soon!

-A x

41 comments:

  1. In my country it's really hard to get some MAC products, end even then they extremly pricy! It's such a shame because they have so many amazing products! xx

    Martyna | NEON MIZZLE

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    1. What a shame! Thanks for commenting xx

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  2. Thanks dear..followed ya back on GFC :)

    Keep in Touch
    xoxo

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  3. Hi there, thanks for your comment. I'm now following you so please follow back! :) Keep in touch, Sarah xx

    http://sarahamyruth.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for following, have followed back!xx

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  4. lovely haul! but jealous aha thanks for the comment, i'm now following you on GFC :)

    Becci x

    http://princessesandpinkchampagne.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Oh, I loved the review! And I really like your writing! I love how you describe every product!
    My favorite was probably the eyeshadow duo. :)
    Love your blog!

    xoxo,
    www.thethirteenthgirl.com

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    1. I think they're really great products!:)x

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  7. i love everything and i definitely agree about pricing of the blushes especially!

    following your blog now ^_^

    from Brigitte at // BreezeyBee Blog | BlogLovin'

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  8. Nice post! You have some really great items here! MAC always delivers in the quality of their products. Btw great insight you left on my blog!

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    1. Thank you! I really enjoyed reading that post on your blog!:)x

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  9. Love the post!
    Great blog, so I'm a New follower on GFC and bloglovin =)

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    1. Thank you so much! I followed you back your blog is amazing!x

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  10. Nice review and lovely haul!! You have a great blog! I'd love if you checked out my blog, and if you like it, can we follow each other on “GFC” (blog followers), “Google+”, and bloglovin? I promise I’ll follow you back <3

    x❤x❤

    "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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    1. Yeah sure! I'll follow you now!:)x

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    2. Thank you so much for stopping by and for following! I'm following you back now on ”GFC”, ”Google+” and ”bloglovin (#23)” :)
      Keep in touch sweetie! Hope you have a fabulous weekend<3

      x❤x❤

      "Saúde & Beleza - Health & Beauty"




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  11. Hey! I nominated you for the Liebster Award - follow this link to my blog, the rules will be there for the questions you have to answer :) Don’t forget to to tell me when you have.
    http://365shades.blogspot.co.at/2013/08/first-things-first-i-was-tagged-by.html
    Enjoy! – xx Katja

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    1. Thank you so so much but we've already done it!xx

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  12. I think that Mac blushes are the best I have ever tried!

    xoxo
    Froso
    Style Nirvana

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  13. That blusher looks so nice! Would be nice to see a makeup look you've done with some of these products? :) You have a new follower xx

    laurathinksabout.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. That's a good idea! Thank you!xx

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  14. I have never had anything from MAC, but I would like to. Especially the eyeliner! By the way, thanks for commenting on my blog... Yes, I would love to follow each other. Me first :) I'll wait for you on my blog :D XX

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    1. Thank you, I'll follow you now!xx

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  15. That blush looks gorgeous! :)

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  16. the blush is lovely! i think its perfect for medium skintone color!

    www.sabrinatajudin.com

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  17. I'm such a cheapskate, so I only ever by the cheaper products, but in my opinion they are just as good!!

    Please check out my blog if you get a chance :)

    www.fragile-bird.blogspot.co.uk

    Helen

    x

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    1. Highstreet products are great:) I'll check out your blog now!x

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  18. Love Mac ♥

    You got a great Blog.
    Would you like to follow each other?
    Just let me know ;)
    My Blog: Strike a Pose

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    1. Thank you:) I have followed your blog via Bloglovin and GFC!x

      lameyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. I love mac! (:

    http://hollybumblebeee.blogspot.co.uk/

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  20. such nice mac buys!! :D

    xx
    smudged-fingerprints.blogspot.com

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