2 February 2016

New In: MAC

MAC is a brand that I don't buy a lot but my love of reading beauty blogs has meant that there are always a few products on my wishlist. I remember when I first started blogging and there was a huge obsession with MAC and their new collections but I was 17 at the time and I couldn't afford anything! Now I can treat myself I try to buy things that I know will be worth the money as there are so many dupes on the high street that are a lot more affordable.

208 Eyebrow Brush
I know, £16.50 on an eyeshadow brush, what was I thinking?! I'm not even going to make excuses, I really needed a new one and as I was already planning a MAC order I decided to add one to my basket because I couldn't be bothered to order a cheaper alternative. I'm hoping that this will be something that will last and won't end up falling apart like my current ELF brush - so far the investment is proving to be worth it and my eyebrows do look a bit neater!

Patina Eyeshadow
After spending months trying to decide on the final eyeshadow to fill my quad I chose Patina. I'm going to do a separate post on my neutral palette but so far i'm really loving this shade and I know it's one i'll use a lot. Patina is a golden brown with a little bit of shimmer that complements my green eyes and works perfectly with Woodwinked for an everyday neutral look.

Soft & Gentle Highlighter
One of the main reasons for my MAC order was to finally buy Soft & Gentle after reading so many good things about it. It's my first powder highlighter and initially I was a bit worried as it does appear to be really glittery when you first open it but once applied it looks so much nicer! At £24 it was definitely an investment but you only need to use a tiny bit so hopefully it will last a long time! I really like the new MAC packaging too - it feels a lot better quality and less brittle and I love that it fastens magnetically so my makeup bag won't be a glittery mess!

Zoom Fast Black Lash Mascara
This was a free sample with my order and i'm looking forward to trying it as i've never bought a high-end mascara. I love how tiny it is as it will be perfect for travelling as my makeup bag is always too full!

After my little splurge I feel like the risk of buying MAC products online has paid off as they've all turned out to be nice in real life! One day i'll brave the MAC counter but until then i'll rely on beauty blogs to persuade me - Milly's blog is perfect if you're looking for product photos :)


  1. Soft and Gentle is bae. I must use it almost every single day!

  2. I live in the middle of nowhere so I always have to make online purchases. Mac's online store is really nice though! I've also been wanting the Soft and Gentle highlighter for ages, looks like it's worth it! Their Flamingo Park collection also has some great blushes that I've got my eye on x


  3. Sof and Gentle is a classic MAC product! I have a voucher that needs spending... There's a few bits I'd like to get my hands on next including Brave lipstick.

    Emily xo

  4. Soft and gentle is such a cult classic, I really want to invest in it one day ( when i've got through all my other cheek products) it looks like Patina would work perfectly with it too!!



  5. I absolutely love Soft & Gentle I've been using it non stop at the minute!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

  6. That highlighter is gorgeous!!

    Katie xoxo