This post is long overdue. But I have finally finished editing and now it's complete! These are all products that I bought during my birthday this year, which was in June. Since this post is pretty photo-heavy I won't be going into depth with each product. However, let me know if you'd like to see a full review for any of them!
First off let's go over the 3 MAC products I purchased.
This is a concealer palette I have had my eyes on forever! I was hesitant to buy it online because I was afraid of purchasing the wrong shade and every time I went to a MAC counter they always seemed to be sold out. However, I was in luck because they finally had it back in stock and I am so glad I didn't opt for ordering it online because I always leaned towards the palette in the Medium shade, but when seeing it in person I discovered it would have definitely been too dark for me. The Light palette is definitely the correct choice for my skin tone.
Unfortunately I haven't used this yet (I wanted to get a good photo first, wow, the life of a blogger right?) But I am so eager to test it out and play with the different shades to brighten and conceal my skin! I will let you know in the future how I like it.
The next product I got was a matte blush in the shade Melba. This is another product I have wanted for awhile now and I'm very pleased with it. It's a lovely, pigmented color that goes great with my skin tone.
Mac Lipstick in Heroine
I purchased Heroine, finally! I am so excited to have my hands on this lipstick. After it being included in multiple collections that I always seemed to miss out on they finally made it a permanent product, and I couldn't be happier. It's such a pretty, matte shade of purple.
Now for the products purchased at Sephora!
Like I previously said, this was all purchased around my birthday so I received my free birthday gift. I got a free mascara and a lipstick. The lipstick is from the Rouge Artist Natural Make Up For Ever line. (Sorry I didn't get a picture of the shade) But it's explained as a copper pink, it's the N9 shade if any of you were wondering. It's a pretty color but it is a lot more sheer than I was hoping. As for the mascara, I haven't tried it yet, but we'll see!
I also decided to spend some of my Sephora points on the 500 point perk, which was a full Make Up For Ever samples box. Since MUFE is one of my favorite brands this definitely peaked my interest. It had two mascaras, two aqua liners, sens'eyes makeup remover and 3 shades of the new Artist Shadows that were just released. I've always been eager to try the aqua liners so I felt this was a great chance to test them out before buying the full version.
Just take a moment to admire how beautiful this palette is. I bought this on a complete whim. I mean I had seen it before multiple times online but my initial idea was to purchase it later because I certainly don't need it. However when I was in Sephora browsing the aisles I ended up picking it up and not putting it back down. The colors are just so gorgeous and did I mention it not only looks like a chocolate bar, but smells exactly like one too? How could you pass that up?
These Too Faced Melted Lipsticks caught my eye immediately after they were released. I loved the packaging, the shades and the idea. I love long wearing lipstick that dries as a matte shade, so I knew I would have to try one of these. I really wanted to buy the beautiful vibrant purple, however I figured I would start off with a color I could wear daily, that way if I wasn't a huge fan of the formula, I would still be able to use it up.
(Spoiler alert, I love it and will definitely be purchasing more!)
I have been trying to find a long wearing eyeliner pencil for so long. I really wanted to do research before I bought one though because the pencils at Sephora cost around $20 a piece, which I have no problem with if it actually works, but I wasn't about to shell out $20 for an eyeliner that smears the second I put it on.
This is another one of those products that I purchased on a complete whim. I ended up swatching this on my hand in the store and after it dried I tried rubbing it off and it would not budge at all. So I just decided to purchase it, and I'm really happy that I did! Also this one is in the shade Th(ink) which is a pretty navy color.
There isn't much to say about this product. It's one of those things that I feel like I "need" to finish a complete makeup look. It keeps my makeup on for hours and keeps it look fresh and just applied. However, if you have watery eyes like me, it doesn't stop your eye makeup from smearing a bit, so just keep that in mind. But if my eyes cooperate fine then I have no problem keeping my makeup on for 12+ hours. It definitely does it's job and it does it well.
I had tried a sample of this awhile back and I fell in love with it. It took me awhile to purchase it because I have way too much foundation as it is, but I wanted one that was natural and not too thick but still has full coverage. This is definitely the foundation I was looking for. It's great for summer and for those days where you want to look put together without covering your face with tons of product.
This isn't a product that I use often, however it's greatly appreciated when I do. I don't wear glitter much on my eyes but without this glitter glue I wouldn't be wearing glitter at all. It really holds all of my eye makeup on for hours and hours without any fall out.
And last, but certainly not least I have the infamous contour kit. This is probably the product I was most excited about. I have wanted this product for so long so you can imagine my excitement when I entered the Sephora and it was the first thing I laid eyes on. I grabbed it immediately. I definitely plan on doing a full review on this so I won't be going too into detail now, however I will say that if you are a huge contouring fan, then you need this in your life!
Well, that's all for my Birthday Makeup Haul! Let me know in the comments below if you want to see a full review on any of these and I gladly will. I'm going to definitely be posting some on a few of these products in the future any way!
I hope you all enjoyed reading this and are having a wonderful day!