Friday, June 28, 2013

The Swamplands of MAC, Take 2

Hey guys!

Do your remember when I told you about the swamp-like effects MAC had on me? I promised you back then that the foundation and the blush I bought were only the beginning of a long and very expensive story.

Well, look what the last month brought:

Brush Cleanser
2x 15-Palette

These were the first items to move in with me, as you can see I started moderate with tools rather than makeup.

I wanted to have a palette for my eyeshadows for a long time because buying the refills is much cheaper than buying the ones in the pot. And to make a statement I decided to go for the double one and two bits with space for fifteen eyeshadows. I mean they're not going to waste away, are they?

I also purchased a brush cleanser. That was actually a repurchase as I had emptied my other one only shortly before and found it to be pretty good. That was not so surprising, it's pretty much a standard item, isn't it?
It's great to roughly cleanse your brushes if you have no clean ones because you might be really lazy with cleaning them or just don't have the time to thoroughly do it. The only negative side it has is definitely the packaging. I said so in my May Empties, but the cap is really prone to spilling a lot of product which is quite a nuisance because it does cost its 14 € and for that price I want to use all of it. I'm still looking for a sprayer that fits the neck of the bottle but I haven't found one so far.
There is the possibility of buying one at the MAC store but that only fits on the MAC travel bottles and I don't see me buying those because the packaging of their other product is rubbish.

I then went on to the makeup section:
Satin Taupe


Left to right: Naked Lunch, Satin Taupe, Club

Naked Lunch

To begin with I wanted to have some neutral shades because I love my neutral eyeshadows.

The first one is Club, a shade I instantly fell in love with. It's colour is hard to describe, it is a very pretty shimmering green that changes to a reddish brown in a proper lighting. My best friend with her charming way called it a blowfly shade. I think this colour would look gorgeous as part of smokey eyes on a night out, hence the name, haha.

Another shade I wanted to have ever since I first laid eyes on it was Satin Taupe. The clue is in the name, it is a beautiful shade of taupe with a shimmer, perfect for everyday looks. I think it would look good in the crease with a red lipstick.

Because I already had two dark shades, I opted for a light colour as my third one. I love to just put a light shimmer on my lid with a only slightly darker colour in my crease for easy looks when I don't want to look too made up.
After taking counsel from the lovely makeup artist (if you're reading this, thank you so much for that super nice chat we had!) I chose Naked Lunch, a subtle golden shimmer with warm undertones.

I wish I could tell you that was all, but I wouldn't be me if I'd gone home without some lipsticks.

Russian Red

Left: Russian Red, Right: Ravishing

xKarenina who is a German youtuber posted a picture of her wearing MAC's Love Goddess that was part of the Marilyn limited edition and is a gorgeous matt dark red with a slight pink touch. As it was part of a LE, it's not available anymore and I started looking for a similar colour. 
I ended up buying Russian Red which is an absolute classic and also a favourite of xKarenina, I've seen her wear it countless times.
It is a very deep dark red red and also matt but it lacks the pink undertones but that isn't a tragedy to me. A massive plus is that although it is matt it is not as drying as I've experienced other lipsticks with that finish to be. It surely is not as moisturising as a lip balm but still it's wear comfort is not too bad.

The other lipstick is a peachy colour that's neither too orange nor too coral because lipsticks of that colour range tend to change their colour on me a lot. I had actually decided to buy Ravishing a long time before I did but I forgot the name and wasn't able to find it again. It was pure luck I came across it again and I couldn't just leave it, could I? 

See, I told you starting with MAC wasn't the best idea I had, I'm sinking deeper and deeper into the swampy depths of it. But still, I love every single product I bought and can't wait to try them out.

Tell me if you want to hear more about one of these beauties! What are your favourite MAC products?



  1. This is so exciting! The eye shadows look A-MAZ-ING! The lipsticks look so gorgeous too! :D MAC products are such a high quality it's unreal! I only wish I had a boyfriend so I could take him shopping and buy me lots of little MAC presents? That's all boyfriends are for right? hahaha


    1. I think they're additional heating function is not to be underrated ;) but I agree, MAC really plays first league

  2. I'm absolutely dying to get the club eyeshadow, it's gorgeous! And ravishing is my favourite shade of mac lipstick :) You've got some great taste, lady! :)

    Lots of love

    Chlo |


    1. Haha, thank you, you too! I could stare at Club on the back of my hand for hours and hours just watching the light reflect of it, it's so gorgeous!

  3. The eyeshadows are beautiful! Naked Lunch is definitely next on my list. I also really want Russian Red!! I almost bought it the other day, but I think it would be slightly too blue toned for me, so I bought Lady Danger instead, which I have fallen in love with! xx