Collective Haul – MAC, Clinique, NYX : Before I get started I wanted to mention something very important.
I think we have an amazing little community and hauls/product reviews have helped me a lot to find fantastic products and learn what to look out for. Now, I am in the great position of being an adult (yeah really!) with a full time job and I have some disposable income that I can spend on treats such as below. I am very worried though that some younger girls who are still in school or university think they have to follow the latest trends and are prepared to get themselves into debt. That’s really not what this is about.
If you are looking for a specific product and want to get ideas – great, go ahead. But please don’t go out and buy things that you don’t need and that will cause you sleepless nights when your credit card bill arrives…
Ok, with that being said, here are a few things that have recently joined my collection.
Jest (Frost) and Naked Lunch (Frost) are very interchangable, both good all over colours or even brow highlights.
Retrospeck (Lustre) makes a great inner corner highlight. Not sure what to do with Electra (Frost) – this colour is out of my comfort zone.
Sketch (Velvet) is great and I’d say a must have for everybody with green eyes. So is Bronze (Frost) actually! I’d say it’s a darker version of Woodwinked. Do I need to say much about Satin Taupe (Satin) or am I the last person on earth to get this? Viva Glam Cyndi has already become one of my favourite lip sticks. It’s known as a great “beginner’s” red and I’d have to agree. High Tea is just a very easy every day colour. Both lip sticks are Lustre finish. Sugarrimmed is my first Dazzleglass. It is very sticky so if you don’t like sticky lip glosses stay away from this. The colour reminds me a little of my Chanel Galactica – Chanel is less sticky, but also more expensive. Take your pick.
My first MAC eye brow pencil and I am very happy with it. It’s quite waxy so it has good lasting power throughout the day and the colour is perfect for me. Not seperately swatched:
- MAC Skinrefined Zone I bought this for its pore minimizing qualities. Unfortunately I have not found them yet. It does however mattify quite well, so if you have oily skin this might be good for you.
- MAC Mineralized Skin Finish in Light Lovely setting powder, not much else to say really
- Clinique Airbrush Concealer I bought this following Lisa Eldridge’s recommendations, can’t comment on it yet since I have only used it once. Let me know if you want a review in a month or so.