Monday, June 28, 2010

MAC Haul -- Part I

This is a big haul, but only because I'm showing things that I've bought starting on Mother's Day. In May, I got sick TWICE and then my boyfriend and I started moving in to our new house. We're still getting settled, but it hasn't allowed me the time to give this blog some proper TLC. Did I mention that I have a running 11 month old, too?!

Okay, so let's get started... shall we??

Blush of Youth beauty powder, from A Rose Romance. This is limited edition; I ordered this from an online CCO. I love this beauty powder. It's not super pigmented, so I recommend this to fair skin tones. For summer, I like to use Ladyblush (blushcreme) and I layer this on top to hold it in place. I'm NW20, for reference =)

MAC Blushcreme in Ladyblush.

Eyeshadows in Orb (left, Satin) & Mystery (right, Satin)

Eyeshadow in Paradisco (Frost)
I think this would pair very nicely with Coral Crepe (Paint Pot from Pret-A-Papier LE)

Lipstick in Jubilee. This and Hug Me are my perfect nudes; I could never pull off a color like Myth! Sorry for the lousy picture, my daughter slobbered all over my memory card before I could upload the picture from BEFORE I used it.

Viva Glam Cyndi (Lustre). Thank you Cyndi! I've never had the confidence to wear red. That is, until now! This is my perfect red. I see raspberry and perhaps a hint of coral in this lipstick. It's simply beautiful and it wears for while. I even like the subtle stain it leaves on my lips. I couldn't think of a dupe for this. It's incomparable and limited edition. They're still selling these until February or March of 2011 and as always, all proceeds of the Viva Glam lipsticks go directly to the MAC AIDS Fund.

Viva Glam Gaga is a blue-pink lipstick (Lustre) that also supports the MAC AIDS Fund. I la-love this lipstick almost as much as I love Gaga herself. Being completely honest here, it doesn't look even half as amazing on me as it does on her. It is a little hard to wear (this is actually more wearable version of Pink Nouveau (Satin), a color worn by Gaga in her early days), but if you pair it with a black smoky eye, it can add some serious glam to your look. And, even though it's not my best color, I feel so confident whenever I wear it so it deserves its rightful place in my collection!

Paint Pot, Groundwork. This paint pot was a repromote in the Pret-A-Papier collection. No worries, it's permanent. I'm not going into detail about this one though because I'd like to dedicate a whole post to my paint pot collection =)

Blush, Peachykeen (Sheertone Shimmer). What can I say? Peachykeen has my heart. Again, I won't go into detail on blushes either because I'm already writing a post about my favorite MAC blushes.

Blush, Pinch Me. Look sort of familiar?

So, that's all I uploaded for now. I have a few more goodies that I'll save for a part deux.