Remember a couple of weeks ago, I asked you what I should spend my £60 on? There were quite a few suggestions for 'By Terry' but that was far too expensive, I really wanted to get 2-3 products for my money. A couple of people suggested MAC, and after much deliberation, and I mean, MUCH, I decided to listen to you lot and buy some MAC. It's not something I have much of in my collection, so thought I'd use the opportunity to try some new things - here's what I bought :)
MAC Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow, in Pinkluxe - £30
MAC Mineralize Blush, in Gentle - £21
MAC Retro Matte Lipstick, in Flat Out Fabulous - £15.50
Swatches of the Veluxe Pearlfusion Shadow in Pinkluxe
Left: Mineralize blusher in Gentle, Right: Retro Matte lipstick in Flat Out Fabulous
As you might be able to guess, I picked up the eye shadow palette purely for one shade - that stunning, glittery, beautiful purple shade - it's so stunning! I'd looked up swatched of it first and could see just how pretty it was - my only niggle is that I'm struggling to recreate that - I use an eye shadow primer first, but I just can't seem to get it to translate on the lid, some of the glitter comes off the brush, but that's about it, the darkness of it stays on the brush, and only some flakes of glitter transfer - any tips for helping with this? Should I try applying it wet?
I have an MSF in Blonde and have always loved it, so I decided to pick up another one, this time in Gentle. It's a plumy slightly berry-toned blush, with a gorgeous glow and subtle gold sparkle (not like NARS Orgasm). It's soft and very blendable - I wore it today for the first time and love it - I'm looking forward to wearing this more :)
Last but not least, the lipstick, a retro matte in Flat Out Fabulous - a dusky but bright pink, VERY well pigmented and utterly gorgeous. I'm such a fan of matte lipsticks, I can't wait to try this and see how it wears :) Keep an eye on my instagram for pics!
I'll be coming back to write reviews for each piece, so don't forget to check back :) Oh and for those of you who've added up my total, yep it was a little over £60, but I think they're worth it :)
What did you think of my picks? Would you have recommended anything else?