My First Trip to MAC

This may be a little surprising for some but until last Wednesday I’d never tried any MAC make up, only the odd pigment borrowed from L for a night out. I’d been wanting a lipstick for ages, I’ve lusted over there colour range from afar for a while. You may have seen me wanting one in my February Wishlist.

My purchases, I couldn’t resist

As we were going out for L’s birthday on Saturday night we decided it would be a great excuse to have our make up done in MAC and for me to try products.

I’ve been very naughty with buying products! I’m addicted already, on Wednesday we popped to MAC to get colour matched as we knew we’d be tanned on Saturday so wanted to get colour matched to our natural colour. After having Pro Longwear foundation applied I just had to purchase it there and then. It felt so pretty on my skin and I was so impressed. I had to pick up the brush she applied it with as well. Probably a more unusual foundation brush as she applied it with 168. I will be doing a full review on this soon. I was matched with shade NW20 the palest they did NW. 

brush £26.00 pro longwear £22.50

On Saturday we both decided we didn’t want smokey eyes and were going to do a dramatic lip. I decided to go for a bright pink. As flamingo was a limited addition I went with Chatterbox. A bright pink amplified creme lipstick. I also couldn’t resist picking up Angel a nude pink frost lipstick. I love both these shades, the staying power of Chatterbox is impressive and it leaves a slight stain to the lips. There are already lots more lipsticks I want.

Lipsticks £13.50 each

I’ve been searching for a highlighter for a while, after seeing mineralize skin finish in soft and gentle I knew it would be a product I’d use a lot. I use it as an eyeshadow, to hightlight and it looks great over blush to add a pretty shimmer.

Skinfinish £21.50

I also picked up some eyelashes. I love them. I think I’m getting a pricey addiction. What do you think of my first buys? Any products you’d recommend?

Love M



  1. Jetleyface
    March 27, 2012 / 7:45 pm

    Oooh lovely haul 🙂 x

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      March 27, 2012 / 7:53 pm

      Thanks =)

  2. Charlee
    March 27, 2012 / 8:35 pm

    Lovely haul 🙂 I love the lipsticks you chose :)Charleehttp://charmedcharlee.blogspot.comxx

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      March 28, 2012 / 5:09 pm

      Thanks Charlee!! I've wore them everyday since, love them x

  3. Maddy
    March 27, 2012 / 9:44 pm

    Lovely lipsticks. I had my first MAC visit not too long ago, sort of sucks you in doesn't it! x

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      March 28, 2012 / 5:09 pm

      It really does, I can't seem to stop myself when I'm in there! What did you purchase?x

  4. Pandora`s Box
    March 28, 2012 / 5:49 am

    Great haul. Soft and gentle is my favorite MSF from MAC.

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      March 28, 2012 / 5:10 pm

      It's really pretty isn't it. I use it on my eyes too! x

  5. Essjay23x
    March 28, 2012 / 6:51 am

    Good choices, love Angel x Soft and Gentle is meant to be great.

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      March 28, 2012 / 5:11 pm

      Thanks, Angel will stay a firm favourite I think. It is really great, so wearable x

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