Recently, I have added more products to my makeup collection that are slightly more high end. I have been wanting to get makeup from MAC for so long, and with the help of Christmas, my 18th birthday and finally getting a part time job, I have been able to get some!
It is quite a small collection as of yet, but MAC makeup is quite expensive, especially for a full time student! I do want to get more things from MAC though, especially the Cinderella collection!
'Viva Glam II'
This was the first MAC product I ever got, in Dublin Airport. I was very excited and I asked the sales lady what lipstick she would suggest, and she suggested this one, but to be honest I haven't worn it anywhere near as much as I should have, because I am quite pale, and I feel like it doesn't suit my skin shade, but I will keep trying different combinations with lip glosses over the top and see if I find one that I love, as it is a beautiful lipstick!
My Auntie asked me what I wanted for Christmas, and so I said another MAC lipstick would be great, which I would hopefully use more often than the previous one. Along with the help of my older cousin, Hannah, they chose this shade and I love it! It is quite a bright pink for me as I am not one for a bold lip, but it is my go to lip for a night out (hence why it is oddly dented!)
'Opulash Optimum Black Mascara'
For my 18th birthday, my friends all clubbed together to get me a joint present, which consisted of Kurt Geiger heels (!) this mascara, and the next product. I have used this mascara and it is very good at lengthening and separating my lashes, so I usually pair it with another mascara that holds a curl, as my eye lashes are unfortunately straight! It is incredibly long lasting, and it doesn't say that it is waterproof, but it is on me!
This nail varnish was also part of the group present and it is such a glittery and girly shade! I am all about glitter! I haven't actually used it yet, as I bite my nails which I know is a bad habit, but as soon as they grow, it will be the first colour on!
'All That Glitters' - Top Left
'Blanc Type' - Top Right
'Quarry' - Bottom Left
'Folie' - Bottom Right
I bought this eyeshadow palette which I customised myself with birthday money and a voucher, so it was almost like a present to myself! As they are a higher end brand, I tend to only use these eyeshadows for when I go out in the evenings, as I usually go all out and do a smokey eye. These eyeshadow shades are my absolute favourite and even if I try to do something different, I always gravitate back to these types of colours. The pigmentation is amazing, especially with 'Folie' and 'Blanc Type' and there is hardly any fall out.
'Creme De La Femme'
I saw that there was a big trend earlier on in the year of purple lipstick, which kind of terrified me slightly as it is quite bold, but I also wanted to try it out. This lipstick is the perfect lipstick for getting yourself used to a purple shade, as it is mainly pink, but with a hint of purple. It was quite a shock for me at first, and I was slightly put off by it, but now I wear it like any old lipstick, and it is perfect for using only a small amount, so I know it will last me ages.
'Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder'
This powder is my most recent purchase from MAC, and I wanted to try their powders as I always hear such good things about them. Again, I asked the sales lady what sort of one I should get, as I wanted a powder that didn't look cakey, but still mattified (is that a word) my skin as I have got quite oily skin, without making me look 'orange'. By the way, I have to say that the MAC employees are so helpful and really know their stuff about makeup, so if you ever want to ask a question but are shy, just go for it as they are so nice! I like how it makes my skin look, which is still quite natural, but not oily, however it is quite hard to put on as it is a loose powder, rather than pressed, so I wouldn't do this without a mirror or in a rush.
Have you ever used any MAC products and do you have any recommendations for me?