Sunday, 22 January 2012

(014) MAC Staples



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A couple of weeks ago I was in Westfield with the lovely Yinka and Shirley. We popped into MAC and I have to say it was probably the first time I have been in to a MAC store in ages, I think the last time was when I was in New York. I feel so out of the loop with all the new collections and colours, I tend to just stick to what I know. I somehow feel like my desire to buy something from every newly released collection has burnt out. I have got to that stage where I know what I like and I'm becoming less frivolous when it comes to buying make up. 

So here are my staples that I picked up.. 

MAC Studio Sculpt 

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I think this has become my go to foundation for a number of reasons. This foundation is gel based and I love the creamy consistency of it. I find it's one of those foundations you can wear quite lightly or you can really build up for maximum coverage. I like the finish which is semi dewy. I always set mine with the prep and prime translucent powder but sometimes the finish without powder leaves the skin with a glow. I also love the fact that this foundation is water resistant, this means it is ideal for warmer climates. I have worn this foundation all over the world in all kinds of weather and I have to say it really stays put. 

I am currently back to wearing this foundation in NC44. 

£23.00 and available HERE

MAC Paint in 'Bare Canvas' 

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I ran out of this product a while back and didn't get round to purchasing it again. I have to say though I haven't found another eye primer that beats this. I absolutely love this as the base for my eyeshadows such a tiny amount goes a small way and even though the tube is tiny it seems to last forever. My eye make up doesn't crease at all when I use this paint by MAC, i apply a small amount and blend it over the eyelid with my fingers. You have to work quite quick with eyeshadow to avoid the paint drying. Again this is a product I have worn in some of the warmest climates and my eyeshadow still manages to stay put. I really feel that this product is not raved about as much as it should be. 

If you are looking for a new eye primer/base the paints by MAC are my favourite. 

£14.50 and available HERE

MAC Cremesheen Glass in 'Deelight' 

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As it had been a long time since I'd been in MAC you know there always has to be that one unnecessary purchase. Shirley was using this lipgloss throughout the day and honestly it worked so well with the lip liner and lipstick that she had on(That I also was wearing) so I decided to buy it. I'm not really in to glossy lips, actually I'm hardly in to glossy lips so that's why I felt like I needed 'Deelight' in my life. It's a gorgeous muted pinky toned cremesheen lip glass that just adds to and finishes off the perfect nude lip. I think this colour is fab on its own or accompanied with other colours. It is just gorgeous! I will definitely be sharing this with you in pictures the blogger in me had to photograph it before I could use it haha! 

£16.50 and available HERE

Come to think of it now, MAC's prices have gone up and £16.50 is a LOT for a lip gloss! I didn't even realise.. 

What are your make up staples? Are you a big MAC fan?






Zara
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24 comments :

  1. I'm a huge MAC fan but find it hard to keep up with the many collections! But Deelight looks so delightful!

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  2. great purchases. i hope i can fly again to london in february. i miss it so much. especially the mac products are a little bit cheaper in england than here in germany -.-
    and the mug :D really nice!

    xoxo

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  3. I am a mac fan, but like you said, my need to buy something from every collection has faded. My go to Mac products are the paint pots, my fav shade is GroundWork. They work as a great base and work alone by themselves for just a natural eye look. It always add a little dimension to my eyes so that i dont look like i have nothing on.

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  4. £16.50 for a lipgloss? Wow, that is a lot but I love colour. I think I need it too...:D

    http://lipsticksandmascara.blogspot.com

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  5. I might have to try one of their paints. As much as I love Bare Study Paint Pot, it does crease without a primer which is kind of disappointing considering the price. xx

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  6. This post has reminded me that I own this paint (definitely too much makeup on my hands) - am now going to dig it out and give it a whirl, since my Too Faced eye primer is on its last legs! Hoping it works as well for me too! x

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  7. Shamefully I've never tried Bare Canvas, I just use Painterly but I really want to try it now. Deelight is a colour I totally don't need, but now you make me want it too ;). It reminds me of a Kim K shade!

    xoxo

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    1. Deelight is very Kim K with a little bit of lip liner.. it's a gorgeous lip can't wait to share! xx

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  8. MAC lipsticks are always nice, and some eyeshadows too. I am scared of the foundations tho, as i heard it makes alot of people break out. My staples rubenesque paint pot, cofee pencil and Hue lipstick!

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  9. Well I love Mac products,but most of their face products break me out. I really love their lipsticks and concealers though

    Great buys! My sis and cousin have been obsessing over the Mac studio sculpt,need2 get a sample of that as I nver tested it!

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  10. Great staples. How does the MAC Paints compare with the MAC Paint Pots; if you know? I started using MAC Studio Fix Fluid recently, and I love it.

    My MAC staples are Paint Pots, Zoom Lash Mascara & Studio Finish Concealer.

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    1. I used to use the paint pots but just found the paint works SO MUCH better! The colours become more vibrant and this really doesn't crease for me.. I found after a couple of hours of wear paint pots begin to crease! xx

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  11. I will def have to try that foundation! the paint didn't work out so well for me. the gloss is expensive, i didn't realize there was a price jump, it has been a long time since i've bought mac. i guess my staples from there would be MAC blush in Margin, My Highland Honey

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    1. WOW you just reminded me about Margin it is such a gorgeous colour that I haven't worn in ages.. I will be wearing that 2mrw for sure! xx

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  12. The lipgloss is such a pretty colour :)
    I love your mug !!!! :D

    www.beautiful-x-dreams.blogspot.com

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  13. My staple eye primer has to be MAC Paint Pots, I must take a look at their Paints though. X

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  14. Love Studio Sculpt and its dewy finish! Officially a follower of your blog! Check mine out. =)

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  15. MAC's Studio Sculpt was my first 'proper' foundation and I still use it to this date... Try mixing it with Strobe cream... It gives a really nice, sheeny finish xx

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    1. Yeh if I have time I do mix it with strobe! Love a bit of that! :) x

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  16. Where's the mug from? It's cute! x

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