Hauling from February through May

It's time for another collective haul post, and this time it's all M·A·C. Surprised? I didn't think so. If you don't know that a "collective haul" is it means that it's a collection of several smaller hauls listed together as one. Items mentioned below was purchased through several orders from M·A·C from February to May 2010.

I was a little reluctant to listing this collective haul seeing as many people think of it as bragging, but I enjoy haul posts and videos myself and I know I'm not the only one out there. I've mentioned several of these smaller hauls before in earlier posts, I just haven't gotten around to have them shipped to me in Norway until now which is why I have this large collective haul to tell you about now. As you can see quite a few of these items are from the Spring Colour Forecast collection which was launched in February, but as it was a large collection I ended up dividing the haul into several smaller hauls done over a period of about three months - and I wrote about other parts of it here, here and here.

M·A·C Eye ShadowsStraw Harvest, Hot Hot Hot, Perky, Lala, Rosy Outlook, Very Violet, Memorabilia


A follow-up on Prêt-à-Papier

MAC Pret-a-PapierThree days ago I wrote about my new-found love for corals, and two of M·A·C's latest collections. I have no idea why I fell head-over-heels in love with this promotion image from Prêt-à-Papier, but I did. I absolutely adore the lipstick, the blush and the whole feeling around the image, and thanks to websites like TNBTTGSY I was able to find out that the model is wearing:

• "Instant Chic" (mid-tone muted coral)
• "Garb" (light golden suntan)
• "Dressmaker, Dressmaker" (creamy light peach coral)
• "Fold & Tuck" (mid-tone bright coral with soft pearl)

Do I want these items? Hell yes! Pure love! But unfortunately I'm nowhere as "pale" as the model in the picture is made out to be, neither am I as photoshopped, so I have no idea to how these colors would look on me. Now, I did see a video on YT yesterday by jomakemeblush, who I'm guessing is about the same skin tone as myself. Gorgeous girl! She had picked up "Instant Chic" (mid-tone muted coral) blush, and said that it was almost identical with "Melba" (soft coral peach) powder blush from M·A·C. She applied "Instant Chic" in the video, and it was nearly invisible on her cheeks - the effect was minimal. I later found out that she decided to return the blush because of its similarity to "Melba" and because it didn't show up on her, but it made me fall even more in love with it! It looked so subtle, so natural, and that's what I'd want from a blush. A minimal hint of color, just to add a little freshness to my face.

Oh, these sudden lemmings for corals..

Photo © M·A·C Cosmetics


Corals, Corals, Corals

One of the latest collections from M·A·C was Give Me Liberty of London (launced in the US on March 11th, in Norway on April 15th), a collection I initially didn't think much of. None of the colors were unique to me, and I hated the packaging. Yes, I know most of the fans out there love the packaging, but I'm sorry to say I'm not one of them. I guess the collection kinda grew on me, because in some mysterious way I ended up with getting several of the items, as I talked about here.

Corals are supposed to be one of the "it"-colors this summer, and after seeing a lot of swatches of the gorgeous lipstick "Ever Hip" (creamy light coral) it climbed the list of must-haves for me. I then saw a YouTube video by whatstyleistonickel where he was talking about the matching lip glass, "Perennial High Style" (creamy bright pink coral), and I knew I had to get my paws on those two. Since the lipstick is long gone both in the US and here in Norway - that's what happens when you're slow, like me - I had only one option left, eBay. Thankfully I have a few friends on there who's not out to flay me, so I managed to get my hands on both plus the beauty powder in "Shell Pearl" (pale peach with gold pearl). Usually I'm not that interested in the beauty powders, but the compacts are easily used for other powders, like your favorite MSF (mineralized skinfinish), and we do like reusable packaging! They're all quite unique, not to mention handy with the mirror inside the lid.

A few days ago M·A·C launched another collection in the US called Prêt-à-Papier, another collection featuring several coral products. I'm drooling over the two lipsticks in "Dressmaker, Dressmaker" and "Made to Order", a matching lipglass in "Fold & Tuck", the brand new Paint Pot in "Coral Crepe" and the powder blush in "Instant Chic". Three of these items were used in the promo image of this collection, and I'm intrigued. When did I get so into corals? Apart from these items I'm not very interested in anything else from the collection. M·A·C launched a new product called Chromagraphic Pencil with it, which is to be used for "outlining, defining and drawing". It comes in two colors, NC15/NW20 and NW25/NC30, but I'm not sure what I would use it for. None of the eyeshadows called to me either, apart from maybe "Cut to Fit" (frosted red bronze) and "Memorabilia" (matte dirty purple), the latter being a re-promote from an earlier collection.

I'm still saving money for Paris, but I needed to get a few LE items while they were still available. If you're not a makeup fanatic I'm sure you're shaking your head while reading this, but the rest of you know exactly what I'm talking about, right? Let me just say that my wishlist contained a lot more items than these three, but I keep visualizing the enormous Sephora on Champs-Elysées to keep myself from going bananas online before July!

Do you find any of these collections intriguing?

M·A·C Give Me Liberty of London: CoralM·A·C Give Me Liberty of London
Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl, Lipstick in Ever Hip and Lip Glass in Perennial High Style