Happy Friday 🙂
I was lucky enough to get a MAC gift card at Christmas (which feels ages ago I know) but I decided that now was the time to spend it so I bought a couple of items I’d had my eye on for a while.
Sometimes I love buying stuff from MAC and sometimes I think ‘Well, you’re expensive for what you are’. Often it’s possible you could nip to Boots and get something just as good, but there’s something about the way that MAC is packaged, marketed and presented that just means it’s in such high demand – and reputation IS everything after all (hah, not).
One of the main things I wanted to get using my gift card was the MAC Strobe Cream. Usually when buying from more expensive make up stores I’ll try to limit myself to multitasking products and strobe cream is definitely one of those things. You can mix strobe cream into your foundation to give you an extra glow or you could use it on it’s own as a beautiful Unicorn colour highlight – it’s like fairy dust in a tube.
I bought the travel size which was £10, I placed my order online as well for ultimate ease and no wading through teenagers huddling around the lipstick stands *thumbs up all round*
You can see the gorgeous purpley/lilac reflection off the explosion that happened in the top of the cap! Lol I just used that to highlight my arm, as you do (I just wanted to see what it looked like, there was quite a lot so my whole arm was on fleek).
This will probably last me forever which is why I didn’t think it was necessary to buy the full size – travel size is enough for me!
The second thing I got was this gorgeous mini eyeshadow palette which is the Dusky Rose x 9 palette. I’m not sure if these are limited edition or not but they are advertising them for £25 at the moment, which I think is down from £30.
These are probably at least half the size of a normal MAC pan, which I don’t think is clear from the website but it definitely is a mini version, like travel size.
These shadows are gorgeous and really versatile – if you think about it I could totally use these for eyebrows and even for highlight if I wanted to.
I have swatched all the shades below so take a look!
I haven’t used this palette yet but I can’t wait to – let me know if you want to see me create a look with this!
With the order came a free Prep and Prime sample which I also can’t wait to use – it’s so diddy it’s perfect for travel, this is definitely a lil travel sized haul!!
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading,
Lots of love,