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?

12 comments:

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. http://www.maccosmetics.com/products/spp/shaded.tmpl?CATEGORY_ID=CAT793&PRODUCT_ID=PROD14032

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 value...you 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!