The Teeny Tiny Mac Haul

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From top: Patina, Sable and satin lipstick in Brave

This is potentially the tiniest haul ever but you know what they say, size doesn’t matter, it’s what you do with it that counts! Wink.

I feel like nearly every beauty lover’s first high-end love was Mac, stocking up on lipsticks and filling up the eyeshadow palettes with pennies from a weekend job. This was never me though – I was a Clinique kinda gal (fully enabled with the help of the ol’ Boots points). Including this newest addition, I actually only have three Mac lipsticks. I’m not sure if it’s because there’s just so much and it’s a little daunting or the fact that the ratio of good to bad experiences I’ve had with Mac customer service FAR outweigh on the negative side, but it’s a bandwagon I have never ridden.

Anyhoo, completely going back on everything I just said, I recently picked up a couple of bits that I’ve seen circulating on the blogging/YouTube circuit for a long time and have been coveting. Let’s start with the lippy – satin finish in the shade Brave. I’ve been in the market for a nude with just a bit more of an oomph to brighten a eyeliner-free face and be wearable for day and night. The colour pops when added with a rosy cheek and I know this will be my go-to shade in the summer months.

When I said I find the selection in Mac a little daunting, eyeshadows certainly fit into this category. There are just so many that it’s hard to know where to start and I always get overwhelmed. I have seen the shade Patina used in multiple tutorials and I’ve worn it pretty much every day since purchasing. It’s a quick and easy one swipe shade – a warm taupe with a hint of gold. 

I also picked up the shade Sable, which has browny/reddish/bronze tones and is like my perfect speedy smokey eye – not too severe but adds plenty of definition. These shades paired together are really complimentary too, especially on brown eyes!

What are your holy grail Mac products?


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