Saturday, September 25, 2010

A Collective Mac Haul (Finally!)

It's been ages since I posted any hauls since my make-up shopping has been less frequent these days.  So now, I am ready to post a collective Mac haul finally. =)
Here we go....

This is back from July when I bought In the Groove Collection products.
Stereo Rose MSF: Just like everyone else...I just had to get this MSF. It's a gorgeous coral rosy shade. It came out as  limited edition in a past collection and it's now been re promoted in this collection. Everyone practically ran for this product! I'm glad this isn't like the other MSFs where it's chunky with glitter. I actually like the formula of this one.
 Band of Roses Mineralize Blush: This was just an impulse buy. I could've lived without it for sure. lol It's a pretty pink raspberry shade. It's quite similar to Dollymix blush which I don't it made it more tempting for me to get.

 I Like It Like That Lipstick: This shade is more of a pink lavender colour. Reminds me of a lighter version of OPI's Lucky Lucky Lavender nailpolish. This lipstick is in cremesheen formula LE and goes on quite well. I have to use a neutral/darker lipliner because of my pigmented lips. In the swatch below...I do not have any lipliner on though. I wished it didn't appear so light in the pictures but with the is much more wearable. 
I was able to b2m for two lipsticks. I got Creme Cup lipstick (finally!) after all the raves on it.....I gave in. It's a pretty light pink shade in cremesheen formula. This is another lipstick I would prefer using a lipliner along with it since it can appear too light because of my darker skintone. I also got a replacement of Pink Plaid lipstick. I'm happy to say that I have finished my first tube of Pink Plaid and I'm glad to buy a second one. It's a cool neutral pink shade in matte formula. It can be drying so it's always best to use moisturizer before applying it.  I guess I would also recommend using a lipliner since it can sometimes appear chalky on darker skintones.

The Swatches
I Like It Like That, Creme Cup, Pink Plaid
(Sorry for the messy swatches)
Soar Lipliner Pencil: A neutral pink lipliner which goes well with many nude pink lipsticks.
Beet Lipliner Pencil: A deep raspberry pink shade which looks gorgeous with pinks and red lipsticks. I'm really glad I got this shade. It's something I don't have at all.
This is Beet Lipliner with Rebel Lipstick.It's a hot colour for the fall. Do try this combo out!

From the Feline Collection....I was attracted by this black liquid black eyeliner. It's the Superslick Liquid Eyeliner - On the Hunt. I noticed that Mac Fluidline and the other Mac Liquid liner melted off during the summer on me.

This held up pretty well during the hot days. So far so good!

Mac recently came out with a Pro LongWear collection which is permanent. It consists of pro longwear foundation, concealer and lipsticks.
Love Forever Prolongwear Lipstick: This is a permanent fuchsia pink lipstick and I was not able to b2m for it unfortunately.Although, I did try but got rejected. Boo! So this colour isn't that unique but it's a colour I love wearing and I do dig! It's a darker version of Mac Pink Nouveau lipstick. I like the formula as it is in between a satin and amplified finish. It is long lasting as well. The other colours in this line were also pretty but nothing seemed like a must have and since these are permanent...I can try to get them later.
Swatch Comparisons:
Love Forever & Pink Nouveau
I also got the Pro Longwear Foundation but in NW 35. These shades run a lil lighter than the normal shades that Mac carries. NC 42 seemed light in many spots on my face while the next shade was NC 45 felt seemed too dark for me as well. There was no shade in NC 43. =(  The MUA recommended NW 35 and it's actually not bad. It has warm tones in it as well while it being not too yellow. I will review this foundation very soon.
I checked out the Mac Disney Villain collection and I wasn't too impressed. Many of the colours seemed dupable and I had to pass on them. I did like the two mineralize eyeshadows though. They looked gorgeous but for some reason I think I can try to dupe these colours with the eyeshadows I already have. Check out the product swatches on Specktra.(Do sign up on - It's an awesome site for us!)

I also want to save up money for the IMATS. I might go this year. It will be on November 6 & 7 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Click here to buy tickets! If I do go...I will only go on Saturday November 6, 2010.

After the success of the local blogger meet-up....I would love to meet-up with y'll gorgeous ladies again! Let me know if anyone has plans to go. We shall all meetup. =)


jilliandanica said...

I love REBEL lipstick. I usually pair it with Magenta and Currant lip pencils, but now I wanna try it with Beet!

MyMakeUpMania said...

Great haul! your pink lips looks awesome!

Anonymous said...

im loving that "i like it like that " lippie <3

Arezu said...

Yayyyy, it's nice to see you blogging again.

And niceeeeeee haul! I'd love to see a look with SR MSF. I know it's been hyped soooooo much but I don't think I've seen it on darker skintones.

It's funny because the other day on of my co-workers was applying Pink Plaid and she's like, "I don't know why it makes my lips so dry." And I'm like, "Is it a matte?" And she looked at me like I crazy and I explained that since it's matte its more drying, lol.

I really wanted to go to IMATS but my sister is the only person that would go with me and she said she wasn't interested.

Miss ♥ Nikka said...

Great haul and thanks for the awesome swatches. I love the lippies!

Hell Notes for Beauty™ said...

Lovely haul! Def interested in the pro longwear lipsticks.

Shadowy Lady said...

Nice haul Zerin... I don't buy too much stuff lately, well, not too much MAC, haha! I got a sample of the new foundation and so far so good. My match was actually the same as usual (NW25).

I'm tempted to pick one of these new pro-longwear lipsticks now!

Dhalia said...

Nice Haul Zerin and SUPER nice come back post. lol

That Stereo Rose looks nice. I love corals.

blushfully by cendana said...

Oohhh I like your haul ;) Those pink lippies are goorgeeous on you! Somehow Creme Cup is not cooperating so well with my lips hahaha, maybe I'll give it another try. I really like the packaging on the new Pro Longwear, but I tested them on my hand and they turn orange... it's weird =( However, I'm now tempted to get one of the Pro Longwear Lipstick! =)

chhavi said...

hey gal ..i m completely bold over with ur make up skill n knowledge.I am Chhavi from India..i haveno clue about make up ..if you could give out a tutorial on same n help us

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