Thursday, May 3, 2012

RETAIL THERAPY: A Couple of MAC Goodies


Where I go to school, we don't have a MAC store or counter nearby.  This breaks my heart every day.  Thankfully, MAC has an online store that has become my only link to my longtime obsession.  I recently got an email that MAC was having a free two day shipping offer and I jumped at the opportunity to pick up a couple of things I've been lusting after for a while.  I received them yesterday and immediately took photos for a blog post while they were still fresh and clean in their packaging. 

MAC Paint Pot in 'Bare Study'





This Paint Pot in 'Bare Study' has been a favorite among beauty gurus for a while.  I've seen countless swatches online and make up looks using it and decided that it was something that I needed for my collection. I already love the MAC Paint Pots but I only have 'Soft Ochre', so I wanted one that I could use for more than just an eye shadow base.  What I've heard about this Paint Pot is that it's a really great product to just swipe on the eyes and go.  It's a beautiful, peachy, champagne shade that adds a really subtle sheen to the eye.  

MAC Lipstick in 'Kinda Sexy'





I'm typically very picky about lipsticks, especially neutral shades.  I have a really hard time finding a neutral, every day shade since most are too light, too nude, or to pink.  I have pretty pigmented lips so most nude shades look really weird on me.  I've found some good neutral lip shades like MAC 'Shy Girl' and NARS 'Barbarella', but I wanted something a little bit more dusty rather than peachy.  I recently saw some beauty gurus rave about 'Kinda Sexy' and after looking at some more swatches online, I decided to give it a try.  I purchased this thinking I'd most likely return it, since I'm so picky.  But as soon as I swiped it on my lips, I fell in love.  It's a matte lipstick, but surprisingly, it isn't drying.  It's a neutral, dusty rose shade that is basically a "my-lips-but-better" kind of shade.  It's a good change of pace from my usual peachy, coral lip.  I wore this in my most recent 'Outfit & Face of the Day' post.


xx,
Jordana

19 comments:

  1. these are both on my "to get" mac product list!
    really jel that you have them.
    great swatches
    <3
    Caroline

    www.girlygirlvsworld.com

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    1. You should definitely get them! They're really great staple items to have in your make up collection. And thank you!

      xx,
      Jordana

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  2. Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other on Blogger and Twitter? Take care. :)

    Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

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  3. Cute choices , I love popped to mac to indulge in my obsession. Glad I'm not the only one ! xx

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    1. It's a dirty habit...but a necessary one, as well!

      xx,
      Jordana

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  4. I love their products, especially their powder foundation
    however when it comes to their lipsticks I think that they don't last very long when they're put on, so I stopped buying them:/
    yours has a really pretty color though:)

    xx claude//imaginetheswallows.blogspot.com

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    1. Yeah, I know what you mean! I definitely feel like their lipsticks slip and slide on me sometimes. But whenever I wear them with a lip liner, it usually has better staying power!

      xx,
      Jordana

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  5. Great products! I've been wanting to try the paint pot in Soft Ocre, because Kandee Johnson ALWAYS uses it in her tutorials! lol I really like the one you swatched, it's nice a shimmery :)

    -Lisa
    The Lovely Memoir

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    1. It's a really great eye shadow base if you have yellow undertones! I think you should give 'Soft Ochre' a try! It's such a staple in my collection.

      xx,
      Jordana

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  6. Ahh you have bare study and kinda sexy, i've been wanting these for ages!

    please check out my blog if you have the time!
    http://georgialouisa.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They were definitely worth the money!!

      xx,
      Jordana

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  7. I love the nail polish you have on, so beautiful. About MAC, here it's very expensive, I hope soon I will be able to afford it.

    You have a really cool blog here. Do you want to follow each other, I would love that.
    Tereza
    http://drastic-plastic-fantastic-plastic.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you! The nail polish is Essie 'Absolutely Shore'.

      xx,
      Jordana

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  8. Looks like great purchases, thanks for sharing! I haven't tried a lot of MAC products, but they seem really good!


    XO J
    www.style-worthwhile.com

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    1. Thank you! You definitely should give them a try! They're well worth it.

      xx,
      Jordana

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  9. oh my gosh, these items are like my staples! Great picks and cute style! FOllowing you now dear <3

    XOXOJOANNIE
    ANURBAN-EXPLORER.BLOGSPOT.COM

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