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11/16/12

MAC Holiday Collection Haul, Photos & Swatches

What I wore to go buy these: Mint dress, black leather jacket, black tights, black shoes, mint bow bag, mint nail polish.
What I bought: All mint-cum-black packaging [I got the pink kit a few days later, like a sensible woman.]
SA (Sales Assistant): "So, you like green, huh?"
Me: "I guess so. Look at me!"
SA: *LOL*

Later at the cash counter:
SA: "I'll give you a green shopping bag." (the silk bag with zig-zag print & bow detail.)
Me: "Oh, thanks! Err...actually, I wouldn't mind the pink one, since everything else I got is green."
SA: "Oh, alright!" *took out pink bag and put it in the MAC bag* [Wrong choice! My head screamed at me.]
Me: "Umm, sorry to trouble you, but now I want the green one."
SA: "Okay, no problem! *LOL*",  then she said to another SA: "She likes green!", and they both laughed. 
Such nice & friendly makeup store SA's here! 
What I picked up:
  • MAC Perfectly Plush Brush Kit Essential
  • MAC Fabulousness Eye Kit Neutral Eyes 
  • MAC All For Glamour Touch Up Kit Medium Dark 
MAC All For Glamour Touch Up Kit Medium Dark ~ Modern, high-luxe compact for lips and face. Includes Blot Powder/Pressed in Medium Dark (Net Wt 5g) to reduce shine and Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Bare Again, which delivers intense colour with the gleam of a Lipglass.
Price ~  £30.00 (Rs.2625)
Blot Powder Medium Dark,  Bare Again Sheen Supreme Lipstick (Natural light)
Blot Powder Medium Dark, Bare Again Sheen Supreme Lipstick (With flash)

MAC Fabulousness Eye Kit Neutral Eyes ~ I cancelled this palette from my wishlist because it got some very bad reviews & ratings. But when I swatched the eyeshadows at the store, they didn't disappoint me. I was so happy because I really wanted this pretty mint packaging. I will do a look sometime to show you the eyeshadows. The only eyeshadow that is kind of chalky is Blonde Mink (the 1st color). The others are all very wearable. I just think they should have put a black eyeshadow instead of 2 browns.
Price ~  £32.00 (Rs.2800)

With flash
Natural light
Swatches: Blonde Mink, Magical Mist, Brun, Enviable, Smut

MAC Perfectly Plush Brush Kit Essential: These are my very first MAC brushes. I really to get them because 1 brush cost around Rs.2500, and this set of 5 brushes seemed to be a really good deal. Plus, the pouch is so cute & versatile! If you're wondering if the mint will bleed out when washing them, I read that it doesn't. I haven't washed them yet. I have used them, and they're nice. I really like 226 tapered blending brush & 275 angled brush. The foundation brush 190, though very soft, couldn't blend my foundation smoothly, I needed another buffing brush to smooth out the streaks. I think I'll just use it for BB Creams & Primers now. 
Price ~  £39.50 (Rs.3457)
  • 129 Powder/Blush Brush
  • 190 Foundation Brush
  • 226 Small Tapered Blending Brush
  • 275 Medium Angled Shading Brush
  • 266 Small Angle Brush


The bow sizes are different.

If you want suggestions on other products from Glamour Daze Collection, I really really liked:
  • Glamour Daze Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in 'Stolen Moment'. It's so purrrrty.
  • Glamour Daze Fluidline in 'Catch My Eye' & 'Little Black Bow'. They are gel liners with glitter, super gorgeous!
  • Guilty Passions Pigment or Lip Gloss Sets. The mini hat boxes are too cute!


This is one of the things I'll miss when I go back to India- getting my hands on MAC Collections as soon as they launch! =)

What are you drooling over? 

♥ Cynthia Z *.*

30 comments:

  1. OMGeee or may I say OMBowsss!!!
    so pretty..cant tak my eyes off from them...
    Lucky yo CZ =)
    m def getting these since i could save alot by time it launches n India =P

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    1. Hehe...I know right they're too cute. Hope they launch them there soon :)

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  2. ur one crazy girl ! :P but i dnt blame u.. im a big bow fan myself, and i love mint <3 n i loved the brush kit you've got the most ! i guess ill buy this for sure when its launched her ein india ! :)
    enjoy ur bows :)

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    1. Hahaha! Mint + bows = perfection ;)

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  3. All things pink, mint and so many bows! I love these kits. One word can describe them best - Adorable!
    And I hope MAC launches these kits in India soon.

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  4. I can't make up my mind what I want. You know the Touch Up kit, does the space for the lipstick fit other lipsticks in? Just trying to work out its practicality!

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    1. Nah it doesn't fit other lipsticks that aren't the same shape & size as the Sheen Supreme

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  5. OMGGGGGGGGG... I am drooolinggggggggggg......... I want them all :D

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  6. Wow ! the packaging is amazing.. Totally in love with it..
    Ill Never will b able to spend so much on cosmetic, Im more of a Bag & shoe girl :P
    xoxo <3

    http://littlemisssinner.blogspot.in/

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    1. That's good, and keep it that way...more value for money :)

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  7. I love the packaging on these, and what a cute story about going to pick these up (: Glad your counter mavens are so cool.

    ^_^

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    1. Hehe...I was pleasantly surprised :)

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  8. what a superb kit :P i loved it so much.

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  9. Drooling is an understatement! loved the eye kit

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  10. Ok, now I'm green...with envy...lol! Awesome haul, gorgeous stuff, most chic packaging iv ever seen!!!

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    1. lol...oh don't be green...hope u get them too :)

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  11. Cant tell you how much I am looking forward to them, just to hold them in hand and flaunt around like little girls show their new Barbie :-P

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    1. Haha...yes, these are like a big girl's Barbie Shikha :D

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  12. ohhhhh!!! the packaging is sooooo soooo prettyyy!!!!

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  13. Oh wow!! I can't pick one! Luv all of them!!

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