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i’m trying to control myself untill after Christmas (Macy’s gift cards galore!), so the last thing i bought was the MAC holiday lips in coral. such cute packaging, i couldn’t resist.

wait, no, i lie. i bought a lipglass lip pencil in Coral Craze, too 🙂

i agree, this year’s packaging was so pretty, so much better than last years, i just kept staring at it when i got it. i got the lip palette and the lipstick set because they are sooo beautiful. i don’t think i can do the back to mac thing.

Not exactly a “haul.” To reward myself for finishing two labs, I picked up Canton Candy paint. Such a pretty color, but I’m not sure what to wear it with. *lol*

Got my online MAC order in the mail on Monday – finally!! They screwed it up, so it tooks over 2 weeks to receive 🙁 Anyway, it came with:
Finery: Coral Lips
Metalblu Metal-X e/s
6th Sin Metal-X e/s
Plum Electric Metal-X e/s
Pink Ingot Metal-X e/s
Sunspill Beauty Powder
183 brush

Last Thursday, because I was antsy waiting for my package, I made a trip to my freestanding &purchased:
Fusion Gold Metal-X e/s
Constructivist p/p
The Scene l/s
Red Romp l/g
Fabby l/s
Star Violet e/s pro pan

I’ve only had the chance to play with a couple of them… so far, kind of hard to work with, but I think the payoff is amazing once you get the hang of it 😉

I went a little crazy lately
studio tech foundation
190 Foundation brush
you ladyship pigment
sweet sienna pigment
dollymix blush
earthly riches e/s
engaging e/s
mi lady e/s
stylistics sheer mystery powder
metal x pure ore
metal x 6th sin
metal x metal blue
corsette lipglass

Mally Beauty 5 piece discovery kit-coming Friday
Today- I am picking up MAC 129 brush
Essence of Beauty-foundation brush
Covergirl-lash blast

Got the perfekt skin perfecting gel, a chanel liquid lipstick/gloss pen, Mac’s air of style and a trish mcevoy gold eye shadow

Air of style? Lucky! I doubt I’ll get even a token wiff of the stuff. Heard the bottle shape is a tad odd though.

Mac Warm eye palette.
Mac cool lipglass/lusreglass set.
Mac Warm pigment set.
Mac warm viva glam palette.
Mac 5 basic brush set.
Jordana lipliner.
Maybelline XXl curl mascara x2.
2 Nyc lipglosses sungold pink & pink sand.
Nyc brow filler.
And Victorias secreat beauty rush lipgloss set.

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Oh, wow! Well, brushes last quite a bit, as long as you clean them frequently 🙂 MAC comes out with brush sets twice a year, I believe, too. But for sure once a year.

I too got the Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush set! I am loving Punchy and slice of cake!! I also got the MAC eyeshadow Family Silver and I wish I could get the mi’lady eyeshadow.

I’m taking a break from MAC, Clarins and Urban Decay and focusing on other brands. Here’s what I got:

Smashbox:
Softlights in Smashing Lens, Tint and Shimmer (highlighters that work very well for cheeks and eyes)
Powder brush #1 (one more isn’t going to kill me – and it’s by far the best powder brush I have ever used!)
Lipstick in Resolution (brownish red)

Stila:
Convertible Color in Rose, Petunia and Peony (brilliant stuff)
Smudge Pot in Jade (I prefer this to MAC f/l – seriously)

Bobbi Brown:
Gel Liner in Bronze Shimmer (I don’t really need this but couldn’t stop myself)
Blush Spice (lovely shade for tan skin)

Maybelline:
Age Rewind Cream Foundation (Holy Grail material btw – the “Age Rewind” part is nonsense)
Superstay lipstick in Cabernet (dark wine – long lasting, non drying)

That’s going to be it for December. Unless there’s yet another sale……

the last make up haul? the antiquitease mineralized eyeshadows. i had to stop after their holiday collection because i am soo broke and im saving up for the upcoming collections….. gosh.. im soooo broke heheh

New Vegas MSF

Mellow Flame l/s…I bought one and liked it so much I went and got a back up the next day.

Metal X Metalblue

Ladyblush

Mac of Beauty in Tenderdusk

Steamy e/s

I got steamy and one Mellow Flame as my B2M free things and Im so glad I did, they were not something I would have bought for myself normally but because they were free I went for it. I think they are now two of my favorite products! And my store was all sold out of the Metal X stuff so I was only able to get one, which was sad and good all at the same time!

I’ve asked for several gift cards for Christmas to get some makeup, but I went ahead and got two of the Royal Assetts eyeshadow compacts. I got the Cool Eyes and Metallic Eyes. I also got SPF 15 Tinted Lip Conditioner in Gentle Coral to wear to class.

viva glam holiday palette(i just love the packaging)
metallic eyes holiday palette
engaging e/s duo
uppity fluidline
dancinglight beautypowder
concealer nc35
crystal avalanche e/s
finery plum lipstick set
stylistics mystery powder
rougette mattene lipstick
still waiting for dewy jube to come back in stock.
i think i’m the only one here that still doesn’t know how to use the pigments. i’m so worried i might get the colors everywhere then on my lid. i wanted to try the holiday pigments for a start but they were all sold out. yes obviously i’m the only one that doesn’t know how to use them. but that’s okay, looking forward to the next collection.

Try asking for a small pigment sample next time you go in to purchase items. Some MA’s will oblige this request. Its a great way to try it out to see if you like it. I used to despise any kind of loose e/s until I figured out how to apply it properly! 🙂

i have never purchased pigments before. please tell me what’s so great about pigments compared to normal e/s. i noticed a lot of makeup artist love pigments more than regular e/s. i mean they aren’t cheap and they’re willing to buy a whole jar, a whole lot of jars, must be really great. if they are really great to try, what color would you recommend to try first?

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Pigments are more versatile, and the pay off of them are pretty much great all around. You can’t go wrong with any of them, so pick a color you’d wear a lot 🙂

oh i looove uppity. actually i wish they would come up with more bright metallic fluidlines. i love the colors from liquidlast like the blue herizon but taking them off was a bit of a hassle. i love uppity because it’s multi purpose and it’s just a great collection. i love limited ed. i feel so lucky.

I am waiting on dollymix blush, silversmith eyeshadow, and the face brush set in the mail… i need something to distract me through finals!

Metal-X e/s – 6th Sin, Metalblu, Fusion Gold
Glitter eyeliner – Blitzed, Wonderwhite
Holiday Curiositease – Warm Pigments, Softsparkle Pencils
Lipglass – Trifle
Mineralize e/s – Silversmith, Family Silver
Pigments – Sweet Sienna, Gold Stroke, Your Ladyship
Fluidline – Uppity
Beauty Powder – Drizzlegold, Dancing Light, Natural Flare, Sunspill, Tenderdusk

Broke now!!

Hmm… favourites would have to be Uppity fluidline, it’s such a pretty gold!! And Drizzlegold and Tenderdusk beauty powders. Everyone keeps mentioning how lovely they look!

I haven’t had a “haul” in a while, but the last things I bought were Sweet Sienna pigment and the Viva Glam Warm lip palette.

Unfortunately, the holiday stuff did not wow me this year. I only picked up the holiday plushglass set.

But I did buy a lot of ebay that has Saddle, Barbie whistle, corduroy, pink venus (I already own this one though), naked lunch, nocturnelle, and full flame eyeshadow, Pastorale pigment, naked tip nail polish, sophisticated brow set (I have red hair so I think it’ll be too light…), and a buncha full size eye brushes. But I can’t comment on them because I haven’t received them yet D:

Let’s see… since December 1st, I’ve bought:

Uppity f/l
Coral Finery
Viva Glam warm palette lips
2 4-slot pro palettes
Amber Lights
Coppering
Woodwinked
Humid
Silver Ring
Plum Dressing
Satellite Dreams
Star Violet

Then I went to a CCO and got:
Jadeye f/l
Don’t Be Shy blush
Subculture l/l
Viz-a-Violet pig
Nightlight pig
Pinked Mauve pig (loving this on lips!!!!)
Magic Dust e/s
Stars n Rockets e/s
Jete e/s
Falling Star e/s
Well-Plumed Quad

I’m going to blame holiday and work stress on my serious hauling issues. Retail therapy all the way!!!

i just got back from the mall. i only picked up Chopper and YDK e/s from UD and Laura Gellar Blush n Brighten in Berry.

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