Saturday, 25 January 2014

Moody MAC Haul

Happy weekend, everyone! The title of today's post doesn't stem from the mood I was in when I made these MAC purchases (in fact, I was shopping with Jenn from A Beautiful Zen, which was a lovely experience!), but rather refers to the rich, vampy shades that I happened to pick up that day. I hadn't purchased any goodies from MAC in some time (except for their Blot Powder, which is an eternal staple), so was excited to snag an eye shadow that had graced my wishlist for some time and a lipstick that instantly wooed me.


The first item I picked up was Eye Shadow in Cranberry, which is a slightly warm berry pink with subtle golden and rust undertones. It has a Frost finish, so it's highly pigmented with a noticeable sheen. I'd been craving this shadow for some time because I really don't have anything like it in my collection. It was a recent post from Coco at The Beauty Milk that convinced me I needed it!


MAC Frost Eye Shadow in Cranberry

The lipstick I selected was more of a wild card. For whatever reason, I was in the mood to find a shade that looked intimidatingly deep and bold in the tube, but was wearable on my fair complexion. I tried on a couple others to no avail, but knew it was love when I swiped on Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Good To Be Bad (the name is even fantastic!). The Sheen Supreme line is wonderful for it's semi-sheer, shiny formulas, and the shade itself is a lush wine with berry and subtle brown undertones. It's rare that I opt for a shade that I've never heard of before, but I'm glad I put my biases aside and gave this one a go!


MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Good to Be Bad

Here are swatches of them on my inner arm (MAC NC15 skin tone):

(L-R): MAC Sheen Supreme Lipstick in Good To Be Bad and MAC Frost Eye Shadow in Cranberry

One more shot of them side-by-side:


I'm really excited to put these rich, moody shades to work! I feel like they'll be instant standouts in my collection and the perfect sultry hues for Wintertime. Keep your eyes peeled for a Face of the Day using these little lovelies soon! xo

Have you tried either of these shades? What are your favourite berry-toned shadows and lipsticks?

Thanks for reading! xo

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! I'd been wanting Cranberry for a while, so happy to finally own it :)

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  2. Great haul! I have cranberry its nice shadow :)

    Kayla
    Sheer Beauty Blog

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    1. Thanks! It really is a fantastic shade :)

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  3. Ahhh you are going to love Cranberry, its one of their best!

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    1. Thanks! I'm so happy to finally own it :)

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  4. I'd love that MAC Cranberry shadow. One of my favorite berry lippies is Almost Lipstick by Clinique in Black Honey ^_^

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    1. Ooh, Black Honey is another pretty shade! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  5. Cranberry is a great shadow. I think you'll have fun with it!
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  6. gorgeous eyeshadow and lipstick color! nice purchase <3

    Letters To Juliet

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    1. Thanks! I'm happy with them both :)

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  8. am pretty excited for you on that lipstick. like i said, bacall-esque!
    Jenn
    A Beautiful Zen

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    1. Thanks again for encouraging me to buy it! :)

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  9. That eyeshadow :o! Perfection :)!

    xx
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    1. Thanks, Gita! It's one of my new favourites :)

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  10. I have been lusting over cranberry for the longest while!!!

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    1. I was too! So happy to finally pick it up! xo

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  11. That lipstick looks amazing.
    I wonder if they are similar to the old MAC slim shines...
    humm will have to go in and check.
    Lovely haul! :)
    TarteTanya

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    1. The Sheen Supremes are definitely worth checking out- pigmented and moisturizing! :)

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  12. Love the vampy shades!! They're so gorgeous!
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    xo Jess

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! I'm so happy with them both :)

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  13. Love them! Very Wintry colours!

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    1. Indeed! I've been wearing both of them often :)

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  14. such a wonderful shade!!!
    happy new week sweety!

    <3
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  15. Those two look awesome together! Great swatches.

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    1. Thanks! Both shades are totally worth checking out :)

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  16. The two would go together lovely! :) The Beauty Milk post convinced me I needed it too! haha! I just started my own MAC/Makeup geek eyeshadow palette and I'm definitely going to pick up a Cranberry in the next few weeks! :)

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    1. They really do look lovely together! Haha, yes- Coco is good at persuading me that I need things :)

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  17. I have about a million MAC lipsticks but have never tried their Sheen Supreme formula. I've got a stack of empties so maybe I'll have to bring one home with me soon.

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    1. The Sheen Supremes are so worth checking out! Thanks, as always, for stopping by, Jenn! xo

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