Wednesday, June 8, 2011

London MAC Haul and First Impressions.

So recently I went to London to see a Play. I was literally there for 22 hours which was crazy in retrospect but I had an amazing time. I stopped in MAC in Dublin Airport to have a look at their travel range and came out with a few things including the above travel set.  The best thing about this set is that it only costs around the €38 mark and the products are all full sized. A serious bargain BUT only available in Airports.

I am going to go through what it includes and give you a run down of the colours and then there will be swatches. 

MAC Look In A Box: Girl Next Door

 Grand Entrance - Frost

This is a beautiful Champagne colour (I know it doesn't really show up on this picture and I apologise for that but it shows up better on the swatch picture below. 

Smoke & Diamonds - Frost

This is a smokey taupe colour. Again the swatch is below.

Cremesheen Glass - Deelight

I was very surprised by this one. I thought looking at it that it was going to be sticky (which I hate) but it's not the texture I thought it was going to be. It is a gorgeous sheer, high sheen, brownish pink. 

MAC Zoom Lash Mascara

I was all ready to hate this and to have it running down my face (I have weepy eyes) but fortunately it didn't run at all. I wore it one day for over 10 hours and there was the little run away smudges but then I had been crying in the theatre too. So I was very impressed. I was also impressed with how black it was and that it makes my lashes seem quite long but I also need something that makes hem look a little thicker so while this mascara is amazing at what it does it may not be the best for me but I do like it and will use it until it dries up. 

MAC Iridescent Pressed Powder in Belightful

I couldn't take a picture of this that did it justice nor could I take a swatch that would either so I am afraid you will have to just trust my description of it. 

It is a gold/bronze based iridescent shimmer powder with small particles of glitter in it. It is subtle on the skin (unless you pile it on) and I can see myself using this as a highlighter for both cheekbones and eyes.

So that was what was in "The Girl Next Door" but I also got sidetracked by a blush, a very beautiful blush: 

MAC Powder Blush - Style - Frost

I seem to be a big fan of Frost finishes, I am not sure why but I think it's the sheen that they leave. This, guys, is a beautiful bright peach shade which blends beautifully. 

Now on to my swatches.

From L-R Style blush, Smoke & Diamonds, Grand Entrance

Cremesheen Glass - Deelight

Have any of you had any of these products? How did you find them?


ArtDonatella said...

Grand Entrance looks so pretty!!! You went wild my dear, well done for spoiling yourself, prices here are insane! xo

Anne-Marie said...

Oh wow how much did the set cost?I'm almost scared to ask!
Great haul.will look forward to detailled reviews x

Aphrosie said...

Oh I should have put that in the post but I was in such a mess around London that I can't find the reciept but it was about €38. A steal if you ask me Anne-Marie and they are all full sized products.

@ArtDonatella That's only what I got in MAC. I went CRAZY in superdrug too. I think I need to do a project 100 pan son or I will have no space in my apartment for myself.

Anne-Marie said...

A steal is right!going on hols next month and will be very tempted!
I have more than enough at home though!

Aphrosie said...

They have one rocker chick which is slightly more expensive, I think, but has a lot of stuff in it.

It has two eye shadows - Electra and Black Tied, a smoulder eye pencil, Dazzle Lash Mascara, Lipstick in HUE and Lipglass in Oyster girl. It is great value too but I preferred the girl next door colours.

Here is a link to it online in dollars.

cornflakegirl said...

Oh these look great and at such a great price. Everyone deserves to treat themselves sometimes.

cupcakescarol said...

oooh i love them all! i am tempted to book a flight just to go and buy it!

fluff and fripperies said...

Gorgeous! Love the look of these especially that smoky taupe shadow and the highlighter powder; will be keeping my eyes peeled at the airport tomorrow!

beauty,life and things I like said...

Wow , such should have bought two :)

Aphrosie said...

And send you one honey? lol :P
Ah yeah great value. Definitely worth a look while passing through the airport. :)

Aphrosie said...

@cupcakes I nearly would again to get the Rocker Chick one.

@ fluff It is beautiful all right. Let me know if you get any in the airport and have a good trip!

Aphrosie said...

@cupcakes I nearly would again to get the Rocker Chick one.

@ fluff It is beautiful all right. Let me know if you get any in the airport and have a good trip!