Thursday, 27 November 2014

Small MAC Haul & Review

Last week I took a day off work to go Christmas shopping in Cardiff, I did try very hard to resist stepping inside the MAC store as I knew it would be dangerous, but I just couldn't stop myself! I can justify the foundation as I have wanted another one of these for awhile and was running low on foundation, but the lipstick just kind of happened (oops).

Mac Matchmaster Foundation - £28

The foundation I purchased is the Mac Matchmaster in the shade 1.5. This range comes in numbers instead of the normal MAC shades like NW and NC and on the MAC website it says this is "New foundation technology using translucent pigments to enable a fully personalised finish influenced by the subtleties of your own skin's undertone". 

I had this once before around a year ago, and if it wasn't so darn expensive I would of repurchased it straight away. I tried a few other foundations in between but nothing compares even slightly to this one. I know this is a very bold statement but this is definitely my favourite foundation of all time. 

I first came across this foundation when I went into MAC and asked what they recommended for oily skin, the lady in MAC said this was best as it gives a very matte finish. I will just mention that this is very matte, so if you don't like this or maybe have dry skin I don't recommend it. However, if like me you have oily skin and like a very matte finish, this will be perfect for you! 

It is so easy to apply, it blends into the skin really well and gives a medium finish. It lasts so well throughout the day, this is one of the only foundations I have tried where it really does reduce shine and absorb excess oil. The first time I wore this I was actually shocked, looking at my skin there was hardly any shine in the t-zone area half way through the day, and by the end of the day there was a bit but still not as much as other foundations. 

Another plus about this is the design, it comes in a glass bottle with a pump which I prefer as you can control how much product you want to come out. Although I do this it is quite expensive, compared to some other high end foundations I think it is actually quite a reasonable price.

Overall, as you can probably tell, this is my all time favourite product and I am so happy it's back in my collection. 

This lipstick caught my eye in the MAC store and I just couldn't resist. It is called 'Fresh Moroccan' and is from the Frost range. As I have mentioned in other posts, I absolutely love the Frost range, the lipsticks all have gorgeous shimmer, are very moisturising and last well on the lips. So I was sure I wasn't going to be disappointed with this one and I definitely am not! 

It is quite a brownish, bronze shade with a bit of a red undertone. It is quite a confusing shade, as off the lips it looks very brown, but on the lips/ skin as you can see in my swatch below it looks a lot more of a red colour. 

Mac Lipstick - Fresh Moroccan £15.50

I love this shade, it is very versatile and can be worn with a range of outfits. The brown colour makes it perfect for Autumn/Winter and the shimmer to it means it the perfect party shade for the festive season. It is so unique, I haven't seen a shade like this anywhere else. It's also not too out there, so if you aren't one for a bright red colour this is a great more subtle option. 

Have you tried either of these MAC products? What do you think? Are there any other MAC lipsticks you are loving for the festive season?

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