It's been a while since I MAC-hauled. I intended to pick up Club and Patina eyeshadows which had been recommended to me, but for some reason they didn't appeal in the flesh. I have an MUA shadow - 12 I think - which is very similar to Club. So I picked up Antiqued. And then of course I had to have Amber Lights thanks to a blue eyes-enhancing YT tutorial by Tanya Burr and thought I might as well have Naked Lunch too! This meant starting a new pro-palette and now the madness has kicked off again in wanting to complete it!
I was lucky enough to pick up these two blushes at Portobello Market for £8 each - half MAC's price.
I've wanted Well Dressed for years now and although Blushbaby was an impulse purchase, I have been looking for a non shimmery face contouring powder and given its pink undertones it suits my skin very well and looks much more like an actual shadowed contour on my face than a regular bronzer.
Well Dressed is a very pale pink with a hint of glimmer. It could almost work as a highlighting powder. At first I thought it didn't work as it's so pale, but it does give a natural looking glow even though I do have to pile it on a bit.
|Left: Well Dressed, Right: Blushbaby|
My Blushbaby contour:
Well Dressed cheeks:
I'm sure Blushbaby wouldn't work as well as it does for me without this beauty of a brush - the MAC 109. This was on my wishlist for ages and I intended to use it for liquid foundation, but it's turned out to be the perfect size for precise contouring and blush application. I haven't had a chance to wash it yet, so I sincerely hope it doesn't go the way of my MAC 168 which lost it's shape after one wash. My only hope it to bring it back to its former glory with a brush guard after it's next bath.
I had planned to pick this brush up at the airport, because MAC actually works out cheaper in the UK less VAT than it does in USD or elsewhere. Sadly the Heathrow T5 MAC always seems to be out of stock.