Sunday, April 22, 2012

MAC Haul (My First MAC Makeup Purchase)

Hey everyone! I am so excited! I finally went to MAC this week and bought myself 2 products. I wanted to buy more (ie. blushes and a lipstick) but I had to limit myself. If you didn't know, this is my first time buying MAC makeup. I have bought stuff before from MAC but never makeup. The first things that I ever bought from MAC was their brush cleanser and their empty 15 eye palette, which I don't know why since I haven't bought any MAC eye shadows yet. LOL

I have just gotten into learning how to highlight parts of my face and the difference that it can make. I have been hearing so many things about this new product from MAC in one of their new collections and I had to go and check it out myself. Of course, I had to read more about it and check swatches online before I made my purchases. If you didn't know already, MAC recently released a new limited edition collection called Extra Dimensions. This collection included three gorgeous highlighters and a bunch of single eye shadows. If I could, I would buy all three highlighters and a couple of their shadows but since I don't have the budget for that, I settled for one highlighter from the collection. I was in-between two highlighters from the collection, Superb and Whisper of Gilt. I wish I had bought both but the price was what kept me both.

I decided to go for the Extra Dimension SkinFinish/Highlighter in Superb ($29USD for 0.31 oz). If you didn't know already, the MAC Extra Dimension Highlighers have a similar formula to the Estee Lauder Powder Gelees that were released last year. Plus I really wanted to try out Estee Lauder Modern Mercury but that one is really hard to find and really expensive if you buy it from eBay. Since I couldn't buy Modern Mercury, Superb is a great dupe for it. I have seen swatches of both online and they look identical. Plus I heard that Superb is a similar (but not exact) dupe to Laura Mercier Rose Rendezvous as well.

What MAC says about their Extra Dimension SkinFinishes:
"A liquid-powder highlighter with prismatic reflections that sculpts, highlights and models the face. The cool, creamy near-fluid formula creates a luminous, well-defined finish. Wears 10 hours."

I have been reading a bunch of reviews on these and a bunch of bloggers have been saying that these tend to last about 8 hours on their skin. Superb is a gorgeous soft peachy nude with multidimensional shimmer. This is a gorgeous highlighter and will give your cheek bones a glow. It is softer looking on the skin than your typical highlighters. I love how Superb gives a subtle sheen without being overpowered with shimmer. Plus the overall appearance of it is nice too with the MAC logo etchhed onto the product and a "wave" at the bottom.

I also decided to buy a gel eyeliner. Recently I am using my ELF Studio Gel Eyeliner in Black but during the day, it tends to dry and flake. Sometimes during the day, I would get little black flakes on my face (which was a big NO-NO). I have always wanted to try the MAC FluidLine in BlackTrack but could never justify paying over $10USD for a gel eyeliner. Since I was tired of my ELF Studio eyeliner leaving flakes on my face, I decided to suck it up and pay the price.

So that is all for my very first MAC makeup haul. I wish I could have bought more but I couldn't go breaking my wallet. Hopefully I will be able to in the future. All in all, if you are looking for a gorgeous highlighter, you might want to pick up one from the Extra Dimension collection before they all get sold out. I recommend calling you nearest MAC counter/store to see if they can hold one for you since they are all sold out online (well except for Glorify, last I checked). But if you are not a fan of shimmery products, then the Extra Dimension collection wouldn't be for you.

Have you seen the new MAC Extra Dimension collection?
Were you planning on buying any, or did you buy any?

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