Sunday, 12 April 2015

M.A.C. Haul...

Hello again, gorgeous ones. Recently I've been on my Easter break from school which is a nice relief after a hectic but amazing term. I've just got back from an amazing week in Las Vegas with my best friend (a post of all things Vegas will be hitting this page soon!).

Whilst I was out there, I fell in love with shopping all over again, haha. The busy nature of my term time life leaves me no time to shop (helpful for that ol' bank balance) but having a break from school and a vacay meant I'd saved up enough to treat myself big time! America's M.A.C.'s are to die for: basically all labelled the same pricing as the UK but in dollars so it makes it all about a third cheaper! Happy days! My make up bag has been needing a slight re-fuel for some time so I'm going to show you what I got my hands on!

First of all is my must-have M.A.C. product which I ran out of in January time so am so happy to have this bad boy back in my life: it's the M.A.C. Mineralise Skin Finish Powder which retails at about £25. I absolutely adore this power - the finish is flawless and the wear is so durable. It has a gorgeous matte finish and is the perfect shade for me in 'light'. This is my all time favourite powder by a long shot!

My next purchases were my two new fave things... These gorgeous lip sticks! I picked up 

The reason I'm showing them like this is because I've shamelessly already worn them so they don't look wondrously fresh anymore :( BUT... They are incredible. I went out last night, ate a subway on my way out and my lipstick was still on point. Five hours late, still rockin' it... WOW. These babies are normally £15 but I got them for $16 each which is about £11 so WOOOO. Wins all round here people!
To go with these beauties I decided to up my game and get myself a cheeky lip liner (there is nothing 'cheeky' about it but I felt that was necessary). I've wanted one for a while but never felt lipstick was my thing - ohhhh how I have changed! Lip liners are so essential for getting that seamless, bold look which I am loving at the mo. I asked the beautician in M.A.C. which colour would work best for neutrals and she directed me to the Rosy Rim liner. It's gorgeous and blends in so perfectly with both of my new lipstick shades. I might grab a bolder liner when I get brave enough to experiment with darker colours as we edge ever closer to summer! 

My last little gem I picked up was M.A.C.'s Prolongwear Blush in 'Stay By Me'. My last blush seemed to make my cheeks slightly orange with too much of a shimmer so I knew it was time to upgrade... This beauty is amazing, it goes on matte and stays put all day - total dream! 

Again, I've already made a mess of my newbie so here's a much fresher picture for you to enjoy... I love this shade as it's peachy, not too pink and not too orange but delivers a peachy, fresh faced effect. I am so in love...

All of this lot helped me to get to this....

Woo!! I must say, I was severely jet lagged in this picture as we had two parties to go to the night we got back from our 10 hour flight, 8 hour time difference... Ouch. Thank you M.A.C. for making me look alive when I definitely didn't feel it.. Pah! 

I'm dead chuffed with these purchases and highly recommend these products. 

Love you all

x Abster x