Tuesday, 29 March 2016

MAC Spring Splurge



As you all now know I recently went on a little trip to Birmingham & hit The Bullring shopping centre (more on that in my post here), now if you are an avid lover of shopping than you will know that they have a Selfridges *starts praying with thankfulness*, and when one's in Selfridges one MUST (well at least that's what I told myself) head to the beauty haul.

Homed within the beauty haul you have a fair few amazing beauty & cosmetic brands to wander around including some of my personal favourites MAC, NARS, Bobbi Brown, Illamasqua and even Charlotte Tilbury (yep it's every girls dream). I headed to the MAC counter & spoke to the loveliest MA ever she was so friendly & gave great customer service, something that can sometimes be a hit & miss from MAC, in my opinion and experience.

I can't remember her name sadly but she grabbed everything I wanted & actually pointed out a fair few things to me to purchase when I'm next instore, I honestly couldn't fault her service she was SO lovely. Shame the same thing can't be said for the lady at the till.....

Anyway enough rambling let's get down to the purchases......



I pretty much just stuck with the eye area for this splurge, looking at what I've bought these are quite autumnal/wintery shades but I just loved them and more on the neutral side if you like.



The first two things I bought were two new brushes as mine had basically had it & now belong to a new owner. I picked up the MAC 217 & 219 both my favourite & I'd literally be LOST without the 217 I use it on a daily basis & it blends eyeshadows like liquid gold it's honestly beautiful & SO fluffy hahaha. The 219 I love because I use it just near my waterline to add the eyeshadow colours underneath so it doesn't look odd.

Eyes wise, I picked a couple of stunning eyeshadows some I've had before & some I haven't.

I bought:


Starting from the top left we have:

Bronze - A golden brown with a hint of golden-bronze shimmer

Amber Lights - Beautiful coppery gold without being too intense, has a slight hint of shimmer without being glitter overload.

Woodwink - A warm gold

Nylon - a pale whiteish gold

One of my all time favourite MAC eyeshadows is Woodwink it's just SO pretty & looks even more pretty in person. I also bought Bronze because a lot of people have said it's beautiful on blue eyes which I just so happen to have. I couldn't leave MAC without Nylon it's a classic of mine and is one of them eyeshadows that I get through like a dose of salt, it's amazing just in the inner corners of your eyes & also works great at highlighting your brow bone honestly if you don't have this in your collection than you need it, seriously trust me it's amazing.

I then picked Amber Lights, up I've eyed (get it? hahaha ;)) this one up for a long time as I swatched it & it was so beautiful. I already have Isolde by NARS and this now completes my coppery eyeshadows. It's beautiful & almost took my breath away. I also finally picked up another mini MAC quad x4 as it's ideal travel size and is a lot better than hunting for that perfect shade in a million little black pots, am I right?

Now I'm fully aware that this is a lot of money but I just couldn't help myself, let's not think about the cost and let's appreciate how beautiful the shades are. 

I will be showing you some looks at some point soon of what these look like on my very blue eyes, and also some looks you can create with these eyeshadows. Let me know some of your MAC recommendations in the comments as I would love to purchase some more soon. 

I hope you enjoyed this post & enjoyed having a little look at my MAC splurge, even if it was slightly on the autumnal side.

What are your favourite MAC eyeshadows?


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12 comments

  1. Such good picks! I'm glad you got good service! I'm a MAC artist myself and it makes me so down when I hear about the bad service (and I know when I was a customer I received some myself!) so I always try to give the best I can :) My fav eyeshadows are actually the in extreme dimension ones, check them out when you can, they are like BUTTER!

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    1. I feel privileged that a MAC artist has read my post hahaha, I will definitely check them out, thank you SO much for reading my post I'm glad you enjoyed it. p.s. I've checked out your blog and it's so pretty.

      Jess
      justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm glad you like the things I've bought, I'm the same I love everything and find it a struggle to not spend a fortune hahaha.

      Jess
      justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. Those Eye shadow shades are so beautiful! I have the Amber times 9 palette which has some similar shades in it - which i looovee :) xx

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    1. Oh wow, I'm obsessed with anything copper so I just couldn't not buy Amber Lights it's stunning.

      Jess
      justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. Love those eyeshadow shades - great picks!

    Louise | Lifestylen.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Louise, I'm glad you like them!

      Jess
      justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Those are all beautiful shades especially Amber Lights ahh

    franalibi.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I feel SO happy that it's finally in my makeup collection hahaha it's just beautiful.

      Jess
      justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Still a Mac virgin, want to change this soon but it's when I have the funds :P I can't stand the bullring it's way too crowded for my liking fair play for surviving!

    Meme xx

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    1. You will seriously love MAC Meme, I adore them! hahaha It was quite busy when I went (a saturday of all days) hahaha.

      Jess
      justthatgirlonline.blogspot.co.uk

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