M.A.C. Haul: Summer 2014

So I’ve been wanting to buy MAC products for quite awhile now. MAC is considered by some to be the best line in the business but of course it comes with a pretty high price tag. I have done a whole lot of research and decided to finally treat myself to a mini MAC haul.

I let the MAC salesgirl pretty much recommend whichever products she felt would work best for me since this was my first MAC purchase. I wanted a foundation at the very least and after describing my skin type and preference for coverage (dry/minimal coverage), she recommended the newer Prep+Prime BB line. She let me try it on and a was very happy with how it looked on. She matched me with the shade “light plus” but also recommended with any of the other foundation products I would want to go with an NW (15 or 20). I also learned NW stands for neutral to warm! I am really excited to try this product.20140711-230731-83251346.jpg

I also wanted a setting/finishing powder to try. I’ve never used these before but she used it on my face after the foundation and since it didn’t look cakey or anything, I thought it was worth trying out.

20140711-230743-83263922.jpgThis is the mineral Skinfinish Natural, also in “light plus”.

No makeup haul is complete without trying out a new concealer. I knew I wanted to buy a MAC concealer as I have had so much trouble with breakouts lately. Although I think this is a highlighting concealer rather then a minimizing concealer. I’ll give it a shot and find out. I might have to go back for another concealer down the road.

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I mentioned to the girl that I wanted to try some eyeshadows too. I thought I would start with a quad. I happened to be at the Nordstrom MAC counter and Nordstrom is having their annual sale right now so she recommended I try this product. It gives you 6 eyeshadows, a blush, bronzer and two lip colors for the same cost. I figure if I really like these naturals I will go back and try out more colors.20140711-230719-83239068.jpg

When I’m spending this much money on makeup I try to get as many samples as I can without hassling or begging.

She gave me a sample of the StudioSculpt in NW15. She mentioned if this doesn’t work I can come back for NW13.

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I’m really excited about trying all these products and hopefully coming out with some new favorites. I’m running out of my favorite foundation (Benefit) and I wanted to find something that would be a really good match to my skin. I think I’ve done that.

Japonesque Makeup brushes and stuff

Making big strides in the makeup world! I have so much to learn, so I’ve been watching a lot of YouTube makeup guru videos to learn what products I need and such. Had a few things in mind so I drove over to Ulta to pick up some things. Mainly I needed new brushes. The ones I have are super old (and cheap) and the bristles were falling out all over the place.

After my purchase, I thought it would be fun to make a quick haul video in the car while I was alone. I had a lot of fun doing it, maybe I’ll make this a weekly thing!

I also got to try out a new brand of makeup (Japonesque), going to try and learn more about the brand and will report back.

Hope you enjoy the video, I’m new to this!!

Products purchased:

1. Japonesque Beautiful Eyes Touch Up Tube Set $16.50

2. Japonesque Dual Sided Brush 120

*Closest product I could find was #110 but I got #120 (Gift w/ purchase)

3. Almay Intense i-color Smokey-i $6.99

4. Almay Intense i-color Shimmer-i $6.99

5.Revlon Diamond Collection Eyelash curler $8.99

6. Style & Finish Texturizing Beach Spray $8.99

7. O.P.I. Nail Lacquer (Where did Suzi’s Man-go?) $9.00

8. Butter London Lippy Tinted Balm (Teddy Boy) $20.00

9. Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush (03) $22.00

10. Japonesque Velvet Touch Blush (05) $22.00

11. Japonesque Velvet Touch Concealer (01) $20.00

12. EOS lip balm (lemon drop) $3.49

13. Benefit Boi-ing & Eye Bright  $12.00