17 January 2014

Mini MAC & NARS Haul


I've had these items on my wish list for a while now but finally caved in and decided to buy them while I still get my 10% discount! My mum cheekily came along too to make full use of my discount! 

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
This has been on my wish list for a good couple of months. I bought a few products from MAC at the end of November and really wanted to purchase this too, however I couldn't bring myself to buy this and the Natural one so the other one won! See my last MAC Haul.



MAC Cremesheen Lipstick in Speak Louder
I originally intended on buying one of the new Huggable Lipcolours, however when I swatched them on my hand in store I really wasn't too keen on the texture of them. Maybe they would have grown on me or been fine on my lips but I certainly wasn't going to risk spending £17.50 on one! So instead, I decided to treat myself to a new lipstick. There are a few I've been thinking about purchasing but when I reached the counter, this one instantly caught my eye. This is such a beautiful shade and I think it's a perfect shade for all year round (see swatches at the end). 



NARS Sheer Glow Foundation in Siberia (Light 01)
For a while I've been convinced that my current MAC foundation in shade NW20, which is perfect for me in the summer, is too dark for my pasty winter skin. I've continued using it but not been 100% happy with it so I decided to finally go and purchase a foundation in the right shade for my current skin tone. I was thinking about buying Estée Lauder's Double Wear Foundation but I've been meaning to try out the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation too so decided to go for that one. The lovely lady on the NARS counter agreed with me that my MAC NW20 is definitely too dark at the moment and also confirmed that the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium is too dark and that I should have gone for Light. I knew this all along so I'm not very happy with the MAC lady who told me Medium was a good choice (I should have spoken up at the time!). 




Swatches
And here are the swatches of all 3.


Having purchased these items last week, I've now caved in and bought a lighter shade of my MAC foundation as I love the finish of it and am still getting to grips with the NARS Sheer Glow Foundation. If you have any tips on primers to use with the NARS foundation or any application tips I would be most grateful as no matter what I do at the moment, I can't get a good finish with it! Rather than taking all my photos again I will do a separate post on my new MAC foundation - maybe a face of the day or review. 

What do you think of these products? Have you tried any of them? If you've tried the NARS Foundation please comment with your tips on primers and application etc.

Han
x


12 comments:

  1. The MAC mineralize skinfinish looks absolutely gorgeous :)

    http://meltedglitter.blogspot.com xx

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    1. It's so lovely, would definitely recommend it! X

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  2. Nars sell their own range of primers...did you not like the look of these?

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. To be honest I didn't have time to stop and look at them but I also own many primers so trying out all of these before spending more money! X

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  3. I have the Skinfinish Natural in Medium also, I thought it would be safe because people said it was very sheer, it's definitely too dark for my NC20 skin! I use it if i need bronzing up or for a light contouring.

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    1. I'm so pleased I'm not the only one who finds it too dark! I'm using it for bronzing and contouring too as it seems a waste to not use it! X

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  4. This shade of MAC lipstick is beautiful, I'm adding it to my never-ending wishlist! :)

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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    1. I am loving it! Mmm I happen to have one of those too, there are too many nice things out there that are tempting me to part with my hard earned cash! X

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  5. I almost bought the Nars foundation last friday but after purchasing two pair of shoes I decided I'd already spent too much for splurging on another foundation (I currently have 9 of them). The lipstick is gorgeous!

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    1. Ah you should definitely go and buy it, the more I use it the more I love it! Although I have to say a collection of 9 is quite good going! Having said that, I'm probably not far off having 9. I think I'll avoid counting them! X

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  6. I adore mineralize skin finish xx

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    1. Me too, I'm loving this one but I also love the natural ones too! X

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