Thursday, 27 December 2012

My First MAC Purchases!♡

After months and months of browsing the MAC website and painfully watching videos of popular youtubers talking about their favourite MAC products, I have finally purchased my first MAC cosmetic items! 

Mineralize Skin Finish - Soft and Gentle

I first heard of this product from Louise in one of her blog posts, and ever since then I have been very intrigued by the product and it's benefits. When in store today, I had to debate whether to buy a studio foundation or the mineralised skin finish, however the amount of good reviews I had seen of the skin finish helped me to make my decision.

As I have only owned this product for a very short space of time, all of my observations are based purely on my first thoughts and impressions of the product.
At £21.50, this purchase was very unusual for me as I wouldn't normally spend that much money on a face powder/highlighter, however I am sure that it will be worth it as this product is of fantastic quality and seems like it will last me a long time. 
I chose the shade 'Soft and Gentle' as it is very pale and natural, which is a factor that is vital for me when buying facial products such as powder.
This product is full of shimmer and contains flecks of colours such as gold, silver and bronze. It creates an overall healthy glow on the skin that looks particularly great when in the sunlight or on photographs.

You can buy this product here.

Lipstick - Hue

My quest for the perfect nude lipstick has been long and hard, although I have finally fallen in love with a nude lipstick with all of the properties that I was looking for.

As you can see, the lipstick is packaged in the famous black bullet-like casing, which looks very professional.

Hue is the perfect everyday lip colour for any season. Whether you're dressing up or dressing down, a nude lip always adds a touch of glamour to a make up look. The pigmentation of this lipstick is absolutely incredible, although that was expected due to the fact that MAC lipsticks are notoriously well pigmented. The nude lipstick also contains flecks of gold and silver, which gives it an extra element of shimmer on the lips.
The consistency is very creamy and moisturising, which is especially helpful for me in the winter months as my lips are prone to cracking and splitting during the cold weather.
As this product is £14, it is yet another product that I felt very guilty for spending money on, however it is something that I have had my eye on for a long time, and it is worth the money due to the incredible quality.

You can buy this product here.

Lipstick - Hot Tahiti

Hot Tahiti is the third and final product that I purchased from MAC. I saw it as somewhat of a bold choice as I am normally not one to go for bold lip colours, but I am up for experimenting with lots of different make up looks.

(A swatch of Hot Tahiti next to a swatch of Hue)

Hot Tahiti is the perfect lip colour to use in order to create a dark and vampy make up look. The lipstick is highly pigmented and leaves a bold colour on the lips which attracts the eye.
Red and burgundy have been my 'go-to' colours this winter, so I can't wait to try out lots of different make up looks using this colour of lipstick. It is very much a winter colour as it is very dark and berry-like. This winter I have found myself often teaming burgundy accessories and clothing items with other staple items such as my leather jacket and black leggings, as I feel that the two colours together create the perfect vampy look.
Just like Hue, this lipstick also costs £14. Although it is a little bit pricey, as with all MAC products you are paying for pure quality and the longevity and overall look and benefits of the products definitely make up for the price.

You can buy this product here

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Please feel free to leave a comment with any feedback you have as I would find that extremely helpful, or even just comment giving me recommendations on what products to try next!
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