Thursday, 18 July 2013

Beauty Haul Part 1 / Sephora and MAC


beauty haul sephora and mac

mac haul

ysl and dior blushes

Hello my lovelies! As you may know I recently had a birthday and my boyfriend surprised me with some lovely beauty goodies. There is also an ongoing sale at Sephora with up to 70% off so I just had to pick up some bits too. :) I decided that it would be fun to show you everything I got and I will do two separate hauls – one for high end products and one with my drugstore picks, hope you’ll enjoy! <3

Dior Rosy Glow Healthy Awakening Blush

As you may have seen from my Birthday Wishlist post, I was really really hoping to get the infamous DiorRosy Healthy Awakening Glow Blush. This little beauty just had to be finally mine after probably a year of lusting after it. Rosy Glow comes in only one shade – 001 Pink Petal and it is supposed to be a perfect match for any skin tone. It has a really cool formula, which actually makes the color adapt to your skin and to enhance its natural color. After a few times of me wearing it I think it’s safe to say that it does exactly that and it compliments and brightens up my skin beautifully. It is really easy to apply, just pack some color on a blush brush and sweet it across your cheeks and it will add the most gorgeous healthy glow to your face! :) Oh and also, it has a nice rose scent to it, which I love.

YSL Cream Blush in #9 Baby Doll

Keeping up with the blush theme, when I saw this little pink pot of perfecting on sale at Sephora I knew I had to pick it up! I remember seeing this gem in some of the lovely Amelia’s posts and videos and I really wanted to pick it up because the shade is absolutely beautiful and stunning. I mean, look at it – isn’t that the most gorgeous bright baby pink blush? For me it definitely is, don’t worry though – it looks very subtle on and not as bright! :) This YSL cream blush has a nice velvety texture and it is incredibly soft. It has a cream-to-powder finish, which I quite like too. Same as the Dior Rosy Glow, it adds an instant touch of radiance to the skin and brightens up my complexion, which I absolutely adore. I’ve found that it applies most easily using my fingertips (I’ve tried to use my Real Techniques Stippling brush but it didn’t really do the trick) and blends really easily. (:

MAC Rebel Lipstick

Onto my MAC picks, the first thing I got from them is my absolutely favorite lipstick of all time – Rebel. As you may have heard me complain two weeks ago, I left my old one in my car and it melted! Silly me!! :( That being said, I definitely needed to pick up a new one and now I am a happy owner of a brand new Rebel lipstick. Eeek! Rebel is this gorgeous deep, rich fuchsia berry color, which has a nice glossy finish. It is quite pigmented and applies easily. What I also love about Rebel is that it’s not as drying as many other MAC lipsticks, which is a huge bonus for a girl with such dry lips like me! :) If you’re looking for a new lipstick and you are into such shades then I couldn’t recommend Rebel enough – it’s beautiful and definitely my go-to lipstick!

MAC Woodwinked Eye shadow

If you follow me on Twitter then you may have noticed that last week I asked which eye shadows from MAC I need to pick up because I want to expand my collection a bit. SO many of you said Woodwinked that I didn’t really have the choice and the next day I went ahead and picked it up. :) Woodwinked is a stunning warm brown shade with golden shimmer in it, which just makes the perfect all over the lid color for me. It makes my green eyes pop beautifully and the golden particles catch the light really well and add a nice sparkle to my look. As most of mine MAC eye shadows, Woodwinked is really pigmented and creamy and applies like charm. It stays on all day and I am absolutely in love with it already! Since I didn’t have much time to spend at MAC while I was there last week, I couldn’t get any more shades so please leave me your suggestions in the comments below and I will go swatch them all! :)

MAC 217 Blending Brush

While I was headed to the register to pay for Woodwinked, my eyes spotted the brush section of MAC and without much consideration I decided to pick up a new 217 blending brush. I already own one, love it to pieces and I use it non-stop. This little guy is such a miracle worker and it not only blends like a boss but it is also really great for applying eye shadows (both powder and cream) all over the lid, on your brow bone and whatnot. With that being said, I wanted to pick up a new one just so I can apply my shadows first and then with a clean 217 I can blend everything out. Being probably the most popular MAC eye brush, 217 seriously makes the application of makeup (and especially the blending process) SO much easier. It gets rid of any harsh lines and imperfections like a charm and it’s my best friend when it comes to eye makeup. 217 is ridiculously soft and pretty dense. After years of using my first 217 brush I have never experienced any shedding and the quality is absolutely incredible. If you don’t already own one of these beauties in your collection the only thing I can say to you is – go get one NOW, it will change your life haha! (:

Thank you so much for reading cupcakes, hope you are all well and looking forward to the weekend. Please don’t forget to let me know which MAC eye shadows I need to pick up next. Have a wonderful day everyone! <3

Lots of love,
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39 comments

  1. Rebel was a big favorite of mine! I need a 217 in my life - I heard so many great things about this brush!

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  2. everything looks so lovely! i love the sound of the dior blush and i really need to get a 217!

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  3. When I was buying my YSL Touche Eclat Foundation the woman used a little of that blush on me and it was sooo beautiful! Wishing I had bought it now :( Great post!

    Emily @ www.emulehparker.co.uk xx

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  4. I love the look of rebel! that would make a stunning autumn/winter colour, its stunning!

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  5. you got such beautiful things !!! the blushes are awesome !

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  6. That lipstick looks amazing! I'm running to MAC today to find it haha

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  7. I love the purple lipstick shade would love to get this :D x

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  8. I love Woodwinked - it's a gorgeous shade and I couldn't live without a 217 brush!

    Megan xxx
    Thumbelina Lillie | UK Beauty Blog

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  9. Loving the pretty pink Dior blush and the lovely bronze hue of Woodwinked

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  10. Woodwinked is the only MAC eyeshadow I have hit pan on! I love applying it with my 217 brush on the lid,crease, and lower lashline. Just add some eyeliner and mascara and you are good to go!

    My other MAC favorites include Satin Taupe, Expensive Pink, Sumptious Olive, and Cranberry. Have you ever tried Makeup Geek eyeshadows? I just bought two and they fit perfectly in my MAC palette.

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  11. What beautiful pictures! I love my 217 and I need woodwinked! Beth May Blogs
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  12. I am dying to get the Dior blush! It looks gorgeous! I heard Ruth from A Model Recommends talking about the task blush ages ago but never picked it up. Thankfully I have birthday money to spend...

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  13. Ahhh it all looks gorgeous, especially that Dior blush! Gorgeous presents xxx

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  14. ah fab haul and photos are gorgeous lady!

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    xx

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  15. I've been lusting over the MAC 217 brush for so long, and now I am totally sold! <3

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  16. I just bought my second 217 brush as well, they're a god send!

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  17. I also have a YSL cream blush it is amazing!

    Lots of love,

    Hannah

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  18. I love woodwinked the Dior blusher looks gorgeous!

    Sophie
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  19. I'm currently looking for a berry lipstick for autumn and I'm so going to give Rebel an closer look, why do I feel the urge to buy everything you tell us about? ^^
    I've only just started my MAC eyeshadow collection, but Club is my absolute favourite so far!

    xx

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  20. Ahh you got some lovely bits. I have been lusting after that Dior blush for so long, it's so pretty. Whenever I've seen anyone wearing it it just looks soo natural and lovely!

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    xx

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  21. I definitely need that Dior blush in my life, I might pick it up in duty free next month :-)
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  22. Rebel looks like such a gorgeous shade - I might have to pick it up once Autumn comes around x

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  23. I have two 217's because I love them soooo much!!

    I recommend Satin Taupe, Sumptuous Olive, Sable, and Humid!

    I've been going back and forth on Rebel... I'm afraid it will make my lips look small because it's a darker color. I'm going to try it on the next time I'm at the MAC counter. Lovely haul!

    Sarah
    Eyeshadow Addicts Anonymous

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  24. I love MAC's Rebel too! Wear it all the time cause I love dark vampy lips xo

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  25. Oh my lanta, this is an AMAZING haul. Super jealous of Woodwinked and the 217 brush! Those have been on my list for quite some time now! You def. need Satin Taupe, Naked Lunch, and Mulch! I think you'd really like those!

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  26. I want a second 217 too! Still haven't gotten around to it but it's an essential eye brush xx

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  27. Great haul, i need to get that mac woodwinked eyeshadow its such a gorgeous colour! Elaine x
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  28. Oh, the Dior blush looks gorgeous and I definitely need to get the 217 brush :)

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  29. Amazing haul hun! I need to get a 217 ASAP

    Sarah
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  30. The Dior blush looks absolutely beautiful! x

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  31. The YSL blush is my favourite now. I have it and it realy worths the money ;) and it's limited. Good stuff ;d

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  32. И аз тъкмо си поръчах някои неща на MAC вчера и ги чакам с нетърпение да пристигнат другата седмица. От много отдавна не си бях купувала техни продукти и бях позабравила колко много харесвам марката. Снимките ти са невероятни, наистина завиждам благородно на таланта и креативността ти. Чакам с нетърпение ревюта на новите продукти, дано останеш доволна от всичко :)

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  33. I love that Dior blush, I'm so jealous :)

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  34. i want to get my hands on that ysl blush! looks pretty! :)

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  35. I have to go to MAC soon - so many thing I'm craving! ^^
    XO,
    Merrie

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