Sunday, 11 July 2010

MAC 'In the Groove' Haul

Hi guys! Long time no see!! Things have been pretty crazy for me recently and my blog has suffered...I promise to try and update more often.

So, MAC had ANOTHER collection out so of course I got sucked into the hype and made a order. Unfortunately I do not have a counter near me and as the UK had the collection first I had to purchase from the few pictures and descriptions available. Would much prefer to test the items first but that is not possible...thankfully I have been happy with what I picked.

I went for 4 items from the collection,
*JAZZED lipstick   £12.50
*TOGETHERNESS Mineralized Eye shadow (Trio) £15
*PERMAPLUM Powerpoint eye pencil    £12.50

I have lots of pink shade lipsticks so decided to go for 'Jazzed' , a peachy/coral colour that usually I would dismiss as unflattering but I am so excited by this colour. It is a cremesheen lipstick which happens to be my prefered type, the shade really is perfect for Summer and I have had many a compliment already!

HOWEVER, I did find the colour a little uneven on my lips, I really had to work at getting an even coverage...really not sure why this was the case but the eventual payoff makes the application effort worth it.

So Jazzed gets a huge thumbs up from me!

Next on my hit list was "Stereo Rose" Mineralize skinfinish;  I am not going to lie, I had never heard of this before but when Lollipop26 mentioned that she really wanted to try it it got me interested. At £19.50 it is not cheap but I figured if I really disliked it I could pass it on.....thankfully I love it!   Thought I loved it but now in 2012 I have used it twice!

For the first few days I thought this colour was not for me in the summer, I tend to like purple shades on my eyes during the hotter months and feel pink blusher works better but I went for natural eyes today and the stereo rose give me a lovely healthy 'bloom' to my cheeks so might have to give the purples a rest during the day. 

Pleased with this product although I do think it is a little over-hyped...lovely yes, glad I got my hands on it but I would not worry about having a back-up.

What was that I said about giving up purple eye shadow??! No seriously I am going to try and resist it during the day BUT at night I will try to rock it with the help of 'Togetherness' eye shadow triple! Having never tried a MAC mineralized eyeshadow I was not sure what to expect and to be honest I think I got too excited about the shades in this trio and did not read reviews on the texture.
First the colours, I have tried to come up with good descriptions but I feel temptalia ( does it best so here it is,
                             "Togetherness is a cool-toned purple trio that includes a soft lilac with a satin sheen, blue-based violet purple with a frostier finish, and a mid-tone silver gray."

Each colour swatches really nicely but I found the shadow fell on to my face way too easily and the colours looked a bit blah on my eyes. In fact I actually liked how the eye shadow looked a few hours later...kinda a sultry 'come to bed' look.....if only I had a man to direct that look at!

But back to the make-up...I do have a little buyers remorse with this product, I have so many purple shadows and this one really does not wow me. I will use it but have a feeling it will sooner rather than later end up in my drawer with all the other 'mistakes'...oh well, you  live and learn!

Permaplum Powerpoint eye pencil was a last minute add to my basket, it is nice....nothing more to say really, oh apart from the fact it does not work in the waterline at all but still a nice liner shade.

I also got Cherry Electric Superglass, looks nice on the lips and it stayed on for ages. Looks quite sheer on but I found that perfect for a day look...apparently you can layer it with a lip liner for a dramatic look.

MAC Prep + Prime powder was my last buy, used it once and applied it too heavily, felt cakey so will try and find the best brush to apply it with and then review it. Heard good things about it so hopefully I will work the application out!

So that is my haul, liked a few more lip products but held back as I have so many simlar shades. MAC collections are like a never ending sooner had I received all this stuff and I was online checking for the next collection, I have a serious issue!

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