Wednesday

MAC Haul & My New Cheek Routine



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.



23 comments:

  1. I love Well Dressed - I'm so pale and this is just pink enough for me ;) gorgeous colour!

    xx

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  2. I love Well Dressed, its great as an everyday, natural blush :)
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  3. didn't know that you can get Mac products from Portobello market too!! thanks xoxo

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  4. Oooh, I wonder if Blushbaby would work for me? I have a couple matte face powders but none of are quite right. I reeeeally need to get down Portobello!

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  5. Hi hun, I'm going to the market for my first time on the weekend, where can I find the Mac products?

    Sarah xx

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  6. To keep the brush shape, I recommend Brush Guards. They help the brush dry and keep the shape they are supposed to. :) The 109 has been on my wishlist awhile now too and I really need to bite the bullet and purchase it!

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  7. Portobello starts to sound more heavenly with every post I read :-)

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  8. Totally get the Bronzer Contour problems..

    I love the two blushes, and blue eyed me might have to run out and get some MAC shadows..

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  9. Blushbaby is on my list of MAC products to try. Well dressed is probably my favourite blush by MAC of all time.

    All 3 of your shadows are staples to me, i have blue eyes too!!

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  10. Blushbaby is gorgeous!

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    x

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  11. Awesome MAC haul! Blushbaby looks so pretty!

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  12. I recently got this brush too!!

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  13. I like well dressed but it's not the greatest blush for (NC25-30).. But gives such a nice sheen to the cheeks

    Blushbaby looks amaaaazing as a contour for you.. Great choice you made there ;)

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  14. oohhh so many great goodies!!

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  15. Look so pretty on you and really suits your skintone.

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  16. I'm so excited to know you picked up Naked Lunch. It's my favorite highlighter (even my blog was named after it LOL)! Club was on my list for quite some time soon. I really should hit the MAC counter soon. It's been too long!

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  17. They suite you perfectly! You have such a fair skin!

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  19. These look gorgeous, I have never tried MAC products before so I think I will give them a try they look gorgeous on you! Thank so much :) xx

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  20. Ooh I've been looking for a color like blush baby! Must check it out next time I go to Mac =) Thanks!

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  21. So soft and pretty!!! I hope you have a lovely weekend!

    Liesl :)

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  22. @Robyn - yeah I think it would, it is pretty dark even for me but because it's not orange toned it works well :)

    @Sarah - there are a couple of places that have MAC products. One stall is always there and it sells a range of make up. They're usually near a hairdressers called 'base cuts' up near to where the Ham & City tube bridge is over Portobello Rd. Near them on the other side of the road is another make up stall (where I got the goody bag). Sometimes there's a guy who has really great stuff; MAC, Stila, Benefit etc but because he's not a regular he can turn up anywhere. Last week I saw him near the Tesco :) Hope this helps! x

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  23. I love mac's well dressed blush!

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    x

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