MAC is a place where I haven’t spent too much money on lately. Although I love some of their bits and repurchase them every so often, I just grew out of love with it. There are other brands that I love and use far more right now, however I went by a counter and couldn’t resist picking up a few bits, because let’s face it, it’s MAC! It’s known for a reason and that reason is that their quality is awesome and they have the best colour selection out there.
I’ve wanted to try their new Liptensity lipstick range for a while now and their nude shades have been on my radar ever since I laid eyes on them. I’ve been torn between Doe, Smoked Almond and Toast and Butter, but ended up going for Doe as it was the most neutral. It’s a gorgeous beige-y brown that makes my lips look fuller, almost like I lined them and the formulation is absolutely gorgeous. It’s quite thick, very creamy and the pigmentation reminds me of their Amplified lippies. It will without a doubt become a handbag favourite and it’s the only lipstick I’ve been wearing since I bought it.
The next two products I guess are cult products for the brand and they’re something MAC are known for. The Strobe Cream is something I've heard so much about but I really didn’t know if I was going to like it or not, so I didn’t want to buy the full size. Luckily I saw this little mini and snapped it up straight away. So far I’ve only used it a couple of times so I can’t really give you a full review, but so far, so good. It’s lightweight, doesn’t feel tacky on the skin and works really well when applied all over the face or just in the high points to add that extra glow. It’s a very iridescent pearly pink shade which I wouldn’t normally go for as I have an olive skin tone, but it works beautifully under makeup.
Lastly, I picked up the Cleanse Off Oil. This was something I didn’t plan on buying and never thought about picking up. I’ve always been rather happy with my Garnier makeup remover purchases, but I must say that this was love at first use. I’m sure most of you have heard about it, but I loved how effective it was. I worked this onto dry skin, all over my face and eye makeup until I resembled a panda, and then washed it all off with lukewarm water. It all came off so effortlessly and didn’t leave an oily residue on the face which I was quite surprised about. Highly recommend for anyone who doesn’t like spending too much time removing makeup, because this literally takes around two minutes to get rid of everything. And just in case you're wondering, I will 100% be picking up the full size!
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