Monday, 27 June 2016

Recent Mac Purchases

Mac haul
Irish blogger - mac haul

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For those of you that have been following clionahill.com for a while will know that it was only last August when I tried my first Mac product. I started my collection with only 3 eyeshadows and 1 lipstick which you can see in the haul post. Fast forward almost a year later and my collection just keeps getting bigger and bigger. I've bought a lot of Mac products over the last few months during my blogging hiatus and seeing as that is my most popular post and it got almost 500 views I thought I'd do another Mac haul. You know what to do at this stage ladies, hide those wallets because there are a few gems in this post that will have you #FeelingSpendy.


Mac strobe cream review

1. Face Products:


Strobe Cream: I originally wanted to buy the travel size as it's only €10 and if you buy 3 of them you get 90ml of product for €30 whereas the original bottle is 50ml for €33.50. Sadly, they were sold out so I just picked up the original size, but I don't regret it one bit! 
If you have really dry skin and you have problems with your foundation clinging to dry patches then you need this in your life! It works as an amazing hydrating primer.

Prep & Prime Fix +: I have heard this product being raved about consistently throughout my time blogging and I finally decided to jump on the bandwagon to see what all the fuss is about. This is great for when my skin is very dry as it's super hydrating. I usually spray it a couple of times throughout my makeup application and it really hydrates the skin. I also love to spray it on my Real Techniques Sponge instead of running it under water as I find that it gives a nicer finish. It's also handy for spraying on your eyeshadow brush to intensify eyeshadows and to apply pigments also.


Prep & Prime Highlighter in 'Light Boost': I'm loving this for cream highlight at the moment. It's a soft yellow shade which suits my skin tone perfectly and perks up my skin making me look more awake than I am *wink wink* It's really creamy and it blends very easily - I think a damp Real Techniques sponge works best for it. I place it under my eyes, down the centre of my nose and at the bottom of my forehead in a v shape. It's a great everyday, easy product to use!


Mac copper sparkle pigment
Mac extra dimension eyeshadow review

2. Eyes:

Pigment in 'Copper Sparkle': This is my first ever pigment from Mac and when I first opened it I was left speechless. What I love about Mac pigments is that they are very versatile - I've been usining mine to intensify an eyeshadow and as eyeliner as well. I'll definitely be doing a couple of looks over on my snapchat {username: clionahill} using the pigment in the next few weeks. I went for the copper shade as I've been obsessed with coppery shades recently.


Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in 'Ready To Party': I had never heard of these eyeshadows before I got my makeup done in Mac for my graduation. This is the very reason why I love getting my makeup done in Mac as you always find hidden gems. This eyeshadow doesn't look like much in the pan but trust me when I say it makes eyeshadow POP. You can see me wearing it on the inner corner of my eye in my latest 'Get Ready With Me' post and it contributes to that gradient effect of light eyeshadow to dark.


Mac lipstick review
Mac soar lipliner review

                               3. Lips                                 



Mineralise Rich Lipstick in 'Pure Pout': These lipsticks are another product that I haven't heard much of before the makeup artist in Mac used it on me. I fell in love with the shade at the time and it's still one of my favourite lipsticks. However, I don't think it's worth €27. I think the other lipsticks are just as good and I'm sure I could find a shade similar to this one as they have a huge selection of nudes. I think this range would suit anyone who has severely dry lips as it is very moisturising and if someone struggles to find a lipstick that doesn't accentuate dry patches. Otherwise, I would advise to stick with the usual range of lipsticks and save yourself €7!


'Soar' Lipliner: This was the liner that the makeup artist used alongside that lipstick. I was trying to avoid buying a Mac lipliner as they're incredibly dear but it was inevitable that I would purchase one eventually. I'm so glad I did because they are truly as incredible as everyone says they are. This shade is really versatile as it suits a lighter nude lipstick for an ombre effect as well as darker nudes such as the oh-so-famous 'Brave' lipstick.


Mac tropic tonic lipstick review

Lipstick in 'Tropic Tonic': My last lipstick purchase was a statement to say the least. When I was applying my makeup one day I realised that I don't own enough bright lipsticks so I made it my mission to find the perfect one. I stumbled across this beautiful coral shade with a slight orangey undertone. I absolutely love it because it's quite different to any other coral I own. It's a matte finish but it isn't drying whatsoever! It does bleed a little so I need to pick up a liner to go with it this weekend. I'm also thinking of picking up another bright lipstick from Mac - what shade would you recommend?

I've also purchased a couple of more eyeshadows for my palette but I've decided to do a separate blog post sharing those......



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Cliona xx

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