Monday 25 August 2014

My Current MAC Favourites

Looking back to how my beauty regime used to be a little under a year ago, I can't quite believe that I'm the same person sometimes.

Don't get me wrong, I wasn't a total beauty-phobe, but never would I ever (isn't this the beginning of a game?  I'm having drunken flash-backs!?) ever ever have even contemplated buying any kind of expensive make-up products.

The cheaper the better, and I still do like a good old bargain, but I'm partial to the odd label being thrown in here and there now too.

These days, MAC products actually grace my make-up bag.

And yep - I say "products" as in the multiple.

I'm such a changed woman!

I have to be honest though, as much as I do love the few MAC products I own I have actually only paid for two of them myself...and one of those was discounted quite a lot too...

...not such a changed woman after all then...

Anyway, my MAC "collection" - I say that in the loosest possible term - consists of four things.

OK - it's a baby collection, but in my eyes, it's a collection nonetheless.

My first ever purchase was the only item that I have paid full price for.

I went all out and bought it from Harvey Nics too, and the item in question was the fab, deep burgundy lipstick Rebel.

Now, I was very very new to the blogging world when this became mine, and I think I just wanted to be able to say that "I own MAC"...which is slightly sad I admit, but at least I bought something that I still love and use a lot.

I really love the colour and like how it creates a vampy-look for nights out.

Next up is this very well used concealer - I apologise for it's messy look - in shade NW25.
This was given to me by my sister - for free - because she bought it on a bit of a whim and it really didn't match her skin tone.

Obviously I'm not sure if MAC would colour-match this shade to me exactly, but it does what I need it to, and I think it's brilliant regardless.

I love it - it covers everything from spots to freckles, redness to dark circles - and it contains an SPF 35 too.

I will certainly be repurchasing this when it eventually runs out that's for sure.

My ultimate MAC product at the moment just has to be Haute & Naughty Lash black mascara which I was very luckily given in a goody bag from those fantastic people at Cohorted.

Amazing and free - it doesn't get much better than that.

The mascara has two wands - the pink handle has a really thing wand which is more for everyday lashes, but then this fits back inside, into the brush attached to the purple glittery section to make a super-duper thick brush.

I haven't even used the purple section brush yet because being a usual mascara novice the lashes I get from using the thinner pink brush are just amazing.

This brush is just so easy to use on both top and bottom lashes and it accentuates my eyes brilliantly.

Love, love, love it!

Then, the last but by no means least MAC product that I own is my most recent addition and it was again through Cohorted that it became mine - I think they are driving me to a bit of a MAC addiction if I'm honest - and I bought it during one of their amazing Monday evening deals.

It's another lippie - this time in a vibrant bright pink - Show Orchid.

It's blooming amazing.

With the deals and the points I had in my account I only ended up paying £10 for this....which is great for MAC and it totally justified me spending my cash on it...don't you think...?

I can't wait to wear it.

I know by most people's standards mine isn't really a collection at all, but to say I didn't even own anything expensive a short while ago, it's a very good start for me.

And I'm sure I'll enjoy adding to it...

Probably a lot sooner than I first thought actually as I've just seen that Cohorted have the fantastic Morange lipstick on their offers today...

I wonder what I'll be doing at 6pm this evening...

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