Thursday, 28 August 2014

MAC Eyeshadows and Longwear Blush with Swatches

The only time I've seen MAC products is from reading blogs or magazines. I've never seen their products up close or got to swatch anything from them. That is, until now!



Just a quick story on how I am finally the proud owner of MAC products now. My Mum & Dad were on trip to Cork recently and I get a call from Mum as she stands by the MAC counter in Brown Thomas with Dad. First thing I hear is "At MAC counter your Dad is trying to pick something out for you" I nearly dropped the phone as you can imagine. After a lot himming and humming Aisling from MAC at Brown Thomas comes on the phone and asks a few question on my likes, my complexion, and skin type! She was so nice to come on the phone to help out. She picked up a few things for Dad to choose but I was left in the dark until they got back 2 days later.

So without further ado this is what my amazing Daddy got me:

MAC Pro Longwear Blush in Stay Pretty €26.00



I do love my blush, always have and always will. My collection is starting to burst at this stage, but this beautiful warm pink is up there as an all time favourite now (so thinking of doing a roundup of my faves if you are all interested?). The blush itself is silky and easy to apply with any tool you have, I've used my Ecotools powder brush, Real Techniques "blush brush and in a rush", and one day I used my fingers, all giving a great finish. I find it easy to work with and builds up to a fantastic stronger looking pink. I always find that when using this blush it does something for my whole complexion, it just brightens it up even when not using a primer. It really does last all day on me too as even when the foundation has completely worn off the blush is still there.



MAC Eyeshadows in Parfait Amour & Sable €16.50
Next up are the eyeshadows, Parfait Amour Frost and Sable Frost. I'm loving the shimmery red toned brown that is Sable and use it as an all over eyeshadow colour or have used it in my crease. I find that I'm reaching for it more and more to add to my eye looks. The Sable applies really well and is creamy with great pigmentation that lasts all day. On the other hand the blue toned purple just gives a wash of colour and I really feel that an eye primer is needed, or cream base, but even at that it looks nothing like it does in the pan and looks more blue when applied.


The packaging is simple with it's black finish but from what I've seen they like to have fun too and I'm really looking forward to seeing the Simpson collection that is coming soon. Do I think they are worth the price? The blush, yes. If the one I tried is anything to go by I will buy more of them! (Yes, I can see a collection happening in my house now).







22 comments:

  1. How exciting your first mac products. How lovely of your dad!! most dads wouldn't be seen in the make-up shops!! That blush is so pretty really suits you hun x Adele acesparklestar.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Adele :) My dad is ace that way he even picked out my wedding dress!!! The blush is definitely a favourite now, really love it xx

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  2. That was so nice of them! Sable looks lovely and the blush is gorgeous on you x

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    1. Thank you so much! They were so good to think of me like that, they really are the best! Sable is my fave out of the eyeshadows and the blush is an all time favourite now xx

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  3. Aw that was such a nice present, I love the look of Sable too!

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    1. Sable is more beautiful than the picture and I have nothing else like it in my collection! I was spoilt so I was, I'm very very lucky x

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  4. Such lovely gifts! Sable looks like a shade I would absolutely love and the blush is so lovely xx

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    1. I was gobsmacked when they came home with them Gail :) I have nothing else in my collection like Sable really really like it and the blush is just fab xx

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  5. I like the brown colour of the eyeshadows...

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    1. It is definitely my favourite of the two :-)

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  6. Love the light shade of the purple. I adore MAC eye shadows. I only have three but use them all the time. I've never used their blush for one simple reason- I always break blush! therefore I try to keep blush purchases below 10 quid.

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    1. Many a time I've broken my :-( I love catrice and sleek blushers and they are what I usually buy, so absolutely delighted when I get gifts like these :-) x

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  7. I love a gorgeous blusher, that pink is very pretty!

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    1. Blushers are my favourite makeup products to try out and this really won me over. Love how it can build up to a striking vivid shade. x

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  8. Welcome aboard the MAC train! I'm obsessed with their eyeshadows, I've only swatched the blushes in store but they feel amazingly soft. The blush looks lovely on you :) x

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    1. Thank you Nicole x I really love the Sable of the two eyeshadows such a rich colour with the red tones in it :) The blush is just amazing!! x

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  9. your dad is brilliant! excellent products, i think mac eyeshadows are probably the best i've used!

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    1. Dad is awesome:) Mac have certainly reeled me in with these products so itching to try more from them x

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  10. You are so spoilt but you deserve it! Love the goldy brown shadow!! xxx
    www.squidgymoments.ie xx xxxx

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    1. Spoilt yes, deserve? I wish lol I love the brown shadow too it's my fave of the two :) xx

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