16 November 2012

MAC Makeup Haul + Swatches

A picture of a MAC makeup haul

So at the beginning of October I went a bit... crazy. I splurged. Oh did I splurge. And something I probably spent the most on, was MAC. 

It's no secret, I often say it here on my blog, but I love MAC lipsticks. For me, they are the best, and my favourite. It's for a lot of reasons really. I love the look of a MAC lipstick. The sleek bullet. The MAC logo. How simple yet beautiful they look. I love the textures and feel of MAC lipsticks. I love the sheer ridiculous amount of shades and finishes available. My favourite finishes are matte, and amplified. 


I recently added three new lipsticks to my collection. Rebel, a cult shade which I never, ever thought I'd own because I thought it looked like a terrifyingly dark purple. In fact it's a beautiful shade; purple with an undertone of pink. I adore it. I thought this was the kind of shade I would never have the confidence to wear - I was wrong, I love it! I also treated myself to two of the lipsticks from the Marilyn Monroe collection. I picked Deeply Adored and Charmed I'm Sure. Both are shades darker than I used to like, but are now exactly the shades I reach for and I love them. I actually prefer out of the two Deeply Adored, yet that's the one which I took most persuasion to buy!

MAC eye-shadows. So many people say they are the best but I always steered away from them. I guess in my own little way I felt it acceptable to pay £13.50 for a MAC lipstick, but not £10 for an eye-shadow pan. But in the end I decided I shouldn't really judge until I took the plunge and tried for myself, right? So I made my very first MAC quad. I had my eye on Cranberry and Sketch, two colours I felt were pretty perfect for the Autumn and I am utterly in love with Cranberry. I also picked up Naked Lunch which I think is a lovely base colour and great for the inner corner, and Contrast, which was suggested to me! I love them all and they have been getting a lot of attention and use. Am I wowed by them? I have to admit, I prefer the formulation of Urban Decay for high-end shadows, but I think I chose wisely with my new little quad and I do love it!

What do you think to my choices? Do you have any of these? Or do you have a favourite MAC lipstick or eye-shadow you think I should add to my collection?

A picture of MAC makeup swatches
Top - Naked Lunch / Cranberry / Sketch / Contrast
Bottom - Deeply Adored / Rebel / Charmed I'm Sure
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  1. I love Cranberry, it's one of my favourite eyeshadows ever. Liking the look of the new MAC palettes with the clear lids as well. I have wanted Rebel for beyond aggges. Need to Back2Mac for it I think!
    S xx

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    1. I really like the design of the MAC palettes :) I think they look classy and chic! xo

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  2. I am definitely going to save some christmas money and get myself a mac quad. I really want cranberry and sketch as well but not sure about what other two

    xxxx

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    1. You can make your own quad, these were all my own choices so the quads don't come ready made, you just pick four you want :) xo

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  3. I love the MAC quad! Its the perfect everyday eyeshadow palette!
    hareem x

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    1. Thank you, I think I made some good choices :) xo

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  4. Lucky!! You got Charmed I'm Sure! I tried, oh, I tried but it was sold out already :(. I got Cranberry recently too. I'm in love with it. x

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    1. Cranberry is such a beautiful shade! Sorry to hear you didn't get hold of Charmed I'm Sure xo

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  5. I love Naked Lunch, it's my most worn eye shadow! Although it's the only mac eye shadow I own, I find it so versatile so I use it along with my Too Faced Naked Eye palette, which I adore! I've been after Cranberry for a while, I might have a little plurge!
    Ellie

    xxxx

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    1. Definitely treat yourself to Cranberry. It's quite possibly one of the nicest shades I have in my collection xo

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  6. I love rebel! It looks good in so many skin tones! I love it on dark skins but i also like it on me (and i'm casper!)

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    1. I agree it looks great on all different skin tones, it's such a varsatile colour xo

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  7. I cannot wait to get my hands on a MAC palette! I am dying to try out the cranberry eyeshadow! Do you happen to know any dupes or similar colours to this but a bit cheaper? :)

    www.fashionandbeautyrelated.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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    1. Sorry I don't have any dupes! This is my first set of MAC eye-shadows like I said :) xo

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  8. Ohh i do love a haul post, even more so if it's MAC. Lovely stash of goodies. Those colours will look great on you.
    I must say, i have bought a few MAC things in the Debenhams 10%off beauty sale.
    Jules x

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    1. I had a look at the Debenhams Blue Cross sale and nothing really grabbed me. And I didn't see ANY MAC! xo

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  9. Cranberry looks like such an amazing shade xx

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  10. Who doesn't love mac lipsticks! They are amazing! Love the look of deeply adored x

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    1. I adore MAC lipsticks and they are one thing I will always pay for! Deeply Adored is a beautiful shade, I adore it xo

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  11. I have a couple of random eye shadow pans that I got for cheap, they are great quality though, I don't own any lipsticks however, I don't think I could justify spending 13.50 on a lipstick when i'm so satisfied with my £1 lipsticks from MUA and NYC aha

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    1. I think there is such a different in quality between brands like MAC and MUA though xo

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  12. I love rebel and Charmed I'm sure! also Mac lipsticks are now £14 or do they charge £13.50 there? I was upset when it went up 50p (i know it's only 50p but still £14 is expensive for one bullet lipstick). Nevertheless, we have something in common that we love mac lipsticks!

    xx

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    1. When I bought them they were £13.50 but I have noticed the 50p price rise! They have done it three times now over the past two years, ridiculous! xo

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  13. They are all giorgeous shades, i love the lipsticks!:)

    laurenlovesmakeupxoxo.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you :) I think I chose nice colours xo

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  14. Gaaah, I love the look of all of these! Especially the lipsticks are such gorgeous colours! xo

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    1. Really gorgeous, they are getting a lot of use xo

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  15. Gorgeous lipticks, Rebel looks lovely. The quad you chose also looks great :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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  16. Love the cranbery lipstick!

    New follower :) xx

    xelliealicex.blogspot.com

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  17. Gorgeous picks! If you love Rebel try Hang Up. It's like a halfway house between Rebel and Cyber. And good eyeshadow picks. Contrast is one of my faves :-)

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    1. Thank you my love! I'm glad I picked up Contrast! And I will check out hang up! xo

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  18. You picked really nice colours. Naked lunch is one of my favourites even tho it may not be as pigmented as UD shadows. xx

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    1. It's the great base and inner corner shadow I think xo

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  19. Nice Haul, Rebel looks amazing. Great choice of eyeshadows too, I have all of them and love them x

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  20. I love cranberry and sketch did a review on them both on my blog last month you should check it out hun :) , how did you manage to get hold of the maralyin monroe lipsticks I have been trying to get a lipstick and they sold out first few days they went on sale.

    Running a GIVEAWAY on my blog hun you should check it out!

    pocockins.blogspot.com
    Sophie
    xx

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  21. those lipsticks are so awesome!

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  22. Those lipsticks are stunning! I love some of the collections from MAC but they sell out so quickly!!!!
    www.missbeautyadikt.co.uk

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    1. They do! But I have managed to get the ones I want from the most recent collections xo

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  23. ahh i love a good mac haul! You picked some amazing shades there! I know what you mean about mac's lipstick design - they've got it spot on havent they :) even the little 'clicky' sound they make when they close - ooof! :) 'Charmed im sure' looks gorgeous!
    Cranberry is one of my new favourites :) its perfect for this season :) x

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