Thursday, 9 February 2012

MAC Naturally Collection Purchases & Two Lipsticks!

If you follow me on twitter then you'll know that I was constantly asking when the Naturally Collection from MAC would finally hurry up and make it to the UK, so it's pretty safe to say I was just a little bit excited! Now I'm not a huge MAC collection person, I like MAC but the amount of collections they release can be a bit overwhelming and if I got excited about each one, I would have no money left at all! I like make up, but I'm not into crazy colours and I'm certainly not a make up artist so when a collection packed full of natural and neutral shades comes around, it grabs my attention! Usually when I do let myself get excited about a collection I seem to talk myself out of purchasing anything, but this time I went a tad crazy! Oops...
(L) MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Redhead. (R) MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Blonde.

Blonde Mineralize Skinfinish.
The product that first got me excited about the Naturally Collection is one of the Mineralize Skinfinishes in the shade Blonde. Described as a soft pink to rose degrade, when swirled together this gives the most beautiful shimmery pink colour to the cheeks and on my skintone, this works as a gorgeous blush. If you don't like shimmery cheek products it's safe to say you won't like this, but if you do I think this is something you would just adore!
Redhead Mineralize Skinfinish.

The second Mineralize Skinfinish in the collection, which is called Redhead is one that I initially wasn't going to purchase at all but I'm so happy that I did because it's beautiful. I accidentally smashed mine yesterday which I'm so sad about, but I immediately went online to purchase another one so I guess that shows how much I love this shade!
(L) Fresh Honey Mineralize Blush. (R) Subtle Breeze Mineralize Blush.

The next items I fell in love with were two of the Mineralize Blushes. I had never tried this particular kind of blush from MAC but after reading reviews I was intrigued that a lot of people were saying that these are quite matte and with the amount of shimmer in the two Mineralize Skinfinishes, I thought some matte shades would make a nice contrast!
Fresh Honey.

The first shade I was drawn towards is called Fresh Honey and it's the most beautiful peach shade that I'm so happy to have in my collection. A perfect peach powder blusher is something I've found difficult to find and I think this would look lovely over MAC Something Special Cremeblend Blush, and you all know how much I love mixing and matching blush shades! I'm obsessed!
Subtle Breeze.

The other shade I just had to have is called Subtle Breeze and this is a fairly simple blue toned pink which I absolutely adore. This is one of those super easy to wear shades and although I have a fair amount of make up, I do have a lot that I just don't use for various reasons. I'm trying to streamline my collection and only purchase new products that I know I'm going to get a lot of use out of, because ultimately I do buy make up to use it, not just to have it sit there. A classic pink will always get a lot of love from me!

MAC Fresh Air Tinted Lipglass.
The last item I got from the Naturally Collection is one of the tinted lipglasses and it's called Fresh Air. I know that tinted lipglasses seem to be a love or hate item and I'm happy to say I'm on the love side of that fence. Sure it's a bit sticky but I actually don't mind that and this shade is a pretty light pink shade that looks really natural on the lips. I really like it, but do bear in mind I'm not a huge lipgloss person and don't have many others to compare this one too! I do think £13 is a bit pricey though!
(L) MAC Creme Cup. (R) MAC Lovelorn.

Somehow two of the lipsticks from the permanent line found their way into my order... whoops! I have no idea how that happened *innocent face*. No, I hear people talk about different MAC lipsticks all the time and how much they love them and I really wanted to try a couple out. The only other MAC lipsticks I have are the Viva Glam Gaga & Cyndi and I don't let myself use them a lot because they were limited edition!
Lips: MAC Creme Cup Lipstick.
The first shade I went for is Creme Cup which I know is amazingly popular with so many people, so I figured I'd really love it too! So far, I've not used it a lot so I can't really make a totally fair judgement, the cremesheen formula isn't my favourite but that may have something to do with the fact it's blimmin' freezing here right now and I know that cremesheen's tend to melt in the hot weather! Creme cup is a beautiful light pink shade, definitely one of those lipsticks you don't need to think about because it'll go with anything!

Lips: MAC Lovelorn Lipstick.
The second shade I got is called Lovelorn which is a lustre finish and oh my gosh, I'm in love with this shade! It's a slightly deeper pink shade than Creme Cup but again, is so easy to wear and will go with so many looks! I think the lustre finish is my favourite, it's glossy but you can still build up the colour quickly which I love!

So those were all of my MAC purchases, I can't lie, there are some others I would have liked to have got from the Naturally Collection but I find with MAC that the money quickly adds up so I had to be sensible. Now, I'm just hoping that I don't love anything from future MAC collections for a little while!

Did you get anything from the Naturally Collection? What's your must have make up item from MAC
xoxo


50 comments:

  1. The lipsticks look really fantastic, I also really love the simple slide in your hair, looks wonderful! x

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  2. Love the shade of the Fresh Honey blush - may have to pick some up tomorrow on my shopping trip. I love mac products - which my bank balance did though! :)

    Jen x
    http://kitsch-n-sync.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha oh I know that feeling, if only the prices were a little more purse friendly! xo

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  3. Love all your purchases :) I really like the look of the blonde skin finish - might have to buy that.

    Lovelorn is one of my most favourite (and first) MAC lipsticks, Milan Mode is another favourite of mine :) xx

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    1. It really is lovely! Ooh I'll definitely check out Milan Mode! xo

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  4. Yep, I'm trying to ignore all the MAC collections as well, I would spend way too much money otherwise. But I agree, this collection sounds interesting!

    And yes! Lovelorn looks amazing on you! I have to check it out next time I'm dangerously close to a MAC counter (my boyfriend always says "look away!" when we walk past one he he).

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    1. Hehe aww my boyfriend does the same! xo

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  5. I think I'll be trying out the MSF's this weekend, Blonde looks right up my street!

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  6. MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Redhead, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Blonde, i really want both, need to visit my Mac counter. xx

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  7. I love everything you bought!
    I love the lipsticks but those shades look terrible on my pigmented lips, I wish I could wear them!
    Another lipstick you might like is Lustering, which is a Lustre finish, its a bright-ish pink but sheer and buildable. One of my favourites :)

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    1. Ooh I'll definitely check out Lustering, thank you! xo

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  8. Ooh everything you got looks so nice.. I really want to get a MSF:):) I love MAC'S Creme Cup xx

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  9. i really really really want creme cup !

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    1. I really do recommend it, it's such a lovely wearable shade! xo

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  10. Really want to try the "fresh honey". I love peachy shades like that!
    xx


    The Urban Umbrella
    xoxo


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    1. Looking at it makes me excited for the spring time! xo

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  11. I've had my eye on creme cup for a while, but seeing lovelorn, it looks much more me... I could just get both I guess ;)

    ug-lily.blogspot.com

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  12. The lip products look gorgeous on you, I was hyper for this collection to come out too ( and it took soooo long from the when the promo images were released!) but restrained myself to buy only a perfect day lipstick and early morning blush. Will be doing a blog post on them tonight! X

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    1. Ahh I know, it seemed like it took forever to come out! Ooh I'll have to pop over and have a look, I have a feeling it'll make me want early morning blush hehe! xo

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  13. These are really pretty products, I think I'm going to have to save up for Mac lipstick as they just tempt me far too much :)
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    1. They are really lovely, definitely worth saving up to treat yourself! xo

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  14. I want literally everything you've bought! I really don't ~need~ anything though, agh! Tempting!

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    1. Haha oh MAC does that, even if you don't need anything they're sure to come out with something pretty to tempt you! xo

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  15. two lipsticks that i always read positive posts about. They both look so lovely! :) xx

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    1. They are both really lovely, I can totally see why so many people love them! xo

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  16. The lipsticks look so lovely on you, and I'm very interested in the blushers. I'm a mac addict too... I always find myself in their shop somehow...

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    1. Haha I'm the same! Always wandering on to the website, don't know how I find myself there so often! xo

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  17. I got the MSF's but not the blushes and now I'm trying not to go and buy more xD Great post :)

    http://nickysbeautyquest.com
    Xo

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  18. Oh my god everything you got is so beautiful!
    I want it all, especially the MSF's- very very tempted! xx

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    1. They are especially beautiful! xo

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  19. You look gorgeous in these colours! The lovelorn lipstick really suits you. I'm totally tempted by that fresh honey blush - it looks like a perfect peach x

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    1. Thank you! Fresh honey is lovely, just looking at it is making me excited for spring! xo

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  20. Ah the only two mac lipsticks I have are lovelorn and cremecup and I don't think I need any other lipstick in my life! I wear them daily and love them.

    I do want to try subtle breeze though, this looks like my cup of tea!

    xx

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    1. I can see why you love them, they're both beautiful! xo

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  21. oh you look so lovely in the photos! i hope this collection comes to my mac counter...i want this msf in blonde so badly!

    is this what you where as a blush in the photos?

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    1. Aww thank you! Yes, I have on Subtle Breeze blush with Blonde over the top :) xo

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  22. ah lovelorn looks so gorgeous on you!! I've been after creme cup for a while just because it seems like such a wearable, gorgeous pink colour..! Also, the MSF's look stunning, argh i want so much makeup at the moment!! xx

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    1. Creme cup would suit you so well! xo

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  23. I love the Mac Mineralize blushes they are just perfect, hopefully this collection will come to my country too, the Fresh Honey shade looks beautiful xx

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  24. Lovelorn looks amazing on you! I really like Subtle Breeze blush too

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  25. Cremecup is my absolute favourite pink lipstick from MAC! I love all the colours of MAC's lipsticks - especially the reds like Russian Red but, I don't think I've got the courage to wear a lipstick that bright just yet!

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  26. These shades really compliment your skin tone, they're so beautiful. I can relate to how you approach Mac collections, as it's difficult for me to find shades I like and I prefer natural shades too. Thanks for sharing, I am so going to buy the Lovelorn lipstick!
    Also, I feel better soon, Jennie x

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  27. I am loving this collection and the colours are working so well with your skin tone and also hair colour (It looks great that colour). I always used to buy Mac but not so much now. But, looking at this post I might have to go and take a look.

    Lou
    www.thekeypieces.co.uk

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