A ‘Not So Mini’ MAC Haul

First, let’s get one thing straight. The following purchases were picked up on two different shopping trips where I was feeling particularly spendy and soft for MAC. One trip was supervised by Lily, who’s not that good at supervising. I’ve learnt that the best way to avoid her disapproving stares when I go in to major haul mode is to act like I’m not buying anything, then pounce at the till just before we leave the shop. Works like a charm. On the second occasion I was unsupervised – free rein, my favourite – at the MAC Duty Free counter at Edinburgh Airport where there was 20% off. Oh I hauled goooood

On my first visit I was feeling eyeshadows. The empty slots in my 15-Pan Palette were staring back at me longingly asking to be filled and with Lily, a.k.a) the Queen of MAC eyeshadows, by my side, they were an inevitable purchase. The first two I reached for were ones that I’ve previously owned and had somehow found new home with friends and family when I was having an extreme streamlining phase. You know the clear-outs you do and end up with a bout of giveawayers regret? Yeah those. So Woodwinked and Antiqued were added to the basket for that reason. I also ended up reaching for Omega. A lot of people use this as a brow shade for the fact that it’s got a tinge of a cool-toned grey to it, noted. The matte formula also lends itself as a ‘natural shadow’ all over the lid wash and a good blender outer. The final addition came due to a gentle shove from Lily, who is always going on about Club. Everytime we visit a counter together I get one step closer to walking out with it and finally….I did. It’s a duo-chrome green brown that Lily promises me is the perfect evening ‘shove on and blend-out two-in-one shade’; though since purchase I haven’t found myself out and about in the evenings (10pm is my bedtime) so I’ll have to report back on that one.

Then I stepped foot in the MAC at Edinburgh airport and stocking up on makeup is what Duty Free is all about, right? With the savings giving me a spring in my spending step I picked up three lip products – none of which I’d ever heard of before – but all cried out to me when I conducted my usual swatching marathon. The Lipstick in Peach Blossom is one of my favourite purchases of all; a slightly lighter and pinker version of Shy Girl. Expect to see this cropping up a lot round these parts. Then I went for an orangey red lip busting duo of the Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Good to Go and Pro Longwear Lip Pencil in What a Blast and dayum are these two hard wearing or what? These lasted trough the consumption of a sugar coated doughnut. Impressed. Finally I picked up the Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Amorous Alloy, a shade that Laura had me lusting after. And yep, she’s right. The red-toned rust makes for the perfect under eye smudge for pale eyed gals.

Right, that’s me MAC-ed out for now. That is of course, unless I find myself unsupervised again…

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  • Amorous Alloy looks amazing! I love MAC eyeshadows, great haul! X

  • Anna Blush

    So lucky to find a Mac sale! So many lovely bits x

  • Oh I would like to try this products! xo

  • Sunny

    Peach Blossom is one my all time favourite lipsticks even though mine melted in the hot Australian sun (not cool)- it’s such a gorgeous shade! I’ve got my eye on that red one though because DAMN it looks stunning!

    Sunny | A Cosmetic Anthology

  • Ellie

    Oh wow! You got some seriously gorgeous picks! I just love a good red lip witha natural smokey eye! 😀

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  • Michelle

    You have some amazing picks!

  • That extra dimension eyeshadow is so so gorgeous! I love it xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • Peach Blossom looks lovely xo

  • Sheryll Renata

    Woodwinked and Antiqued are my staples! And that extra dimension eyeshadow looks super fab. I’m a sucker for any and everything bronze/rust colored.

  • amy robinson

    Good Haul! Particularly in love with amorous alloy!

  • Sybil Mae

    That extra dimension eyeshadow looks stunning! 🙂

  • Oh wow, that Extra Dimension eyeshadow looks AMAZING. You are such an enabler, Anna. I need this in my life, haha!
    I have all those other eyeshadow colours and can we just say ‘amazing’?? Club, oh my god. I searched high and low for this colour and it was well, well worth the wait.

  • Jessica Sutherland

    Club is beautiful!! I’ve never seen an eyeshadow like it!

  • Nicola Simmons

    I love cherry red shades like ‘good to go’, I think they suit fairer complexions like myself. Going in mac always needs such self control! x

  • Sue

    I love all 4 of those eyeshadows you’ve picked up 🙂 Woodwinked is my favourite though 🙂

  • Every now and again you just have to so some MAC hauling, it’s law. I have Peach Blossom lipstick and I like it but it’s not a fave, a find it a bit TOO sheer for my tastes!

  • that extra dimension eyeshadow is goooorgeous, must get my hands on it!

  • Pink Elephant Blog

    Club is on of my all time favourite eye shadows, it is just such a beautiful shade!

    alex @

  • Aimee Flanigan

    So so jealous, need to stock up… those lipsticks look amazing!

    Aimee – AroundTwenty xx

  • Zazie Bibi

    Really want to get some MAC shadows, and the ones you got all look so pretty! (: x

    A Little Treat | Beauty & Fashion Blog

  • Louise Smith

    The Pro-Longwear pencil looks amazing! I want to head to Mac now..

  • Miss_M

    Peach Blossom is one of my favourite MAC lipsticks. It’s that perfect MLBB colour you can just throw on and looks good with anything. Omega also found a permanent place in my Z-Palette. It’s such a versatile shade.

  • club is amaaazing, I’m sure you won’t regret it! I’m always eyeing up new mac eyeshadows, woodwinked and antiqued look gorgeous x

  • Mia Salazar

    MAC lipsticks <3 If only MAC cosmetics is cheap here in the Philippines =(


  • Zoë

    amorous alloy is a need, it looks just gorgeous!

  • The lipstick in Peach Blossom looks gorgeous….so does everything else!

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger

  • Gillian

    I need that Amorous Alloy shadow in my life. To die for!

  • Eleri Roberts

    I NEED a MAC lip pencil, cherry is top on my list 🙂 xx

    Eleri Roberts

  • sarazbeautytonic

    its a great deal with 20% off..woodwinked is on my list…

  • I have shy girl but I really don’t get along with it! I have to try peach blossom, it seems like my kind of alternative 🙂 I love duty free shopping, helps justify a lot! x

  • clairabelle0306

    Lovely selection of goodies, the Extra Dimensions eyeshadow is stunning!xxx Claire

  • Amber Hunter

    You aren’t alone with your “unsupervised” shopping ways! Especially with MAC I feel like it’s too hard to resist the occasional (or much too frequent) splurge. I’m in the process of filling up my own 15 shadow palette and it really is so tempting to go and buy them all at once!


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  • Iqra

    Peach blossom was my first (and currently only!) MAC lipstick purchase, it’s a beautiful shade for sure ^_^ I do want to try shy girl though, lovely haul! I can’t say I’m that into MAC eyeshadows, but woodwinked seems to sell itself, it’s such a gorgeous shade!

    Iqra |The Blushing Giraffe


  • Fernanda Turri Braga

    Club and Peach Blossom really caught my eye! Would love to see a 20% off on MAC here in Brazil…it would be a dream 😉

  • joysteib

    Love all MAC products!!!! Thanks for sharing with us!!! Great choices!

  • Natalie

    I adore club, although I would say it’s more of a purple/teal duo chrome. Either way, its gorgeous. Swatches on my blog!

  • Saar Dockx

    This is so funny! I’ve been watching your video’s all day today and when I heard you talk about your favourite nude lipstick from MAC ‘patisserie’ I immediately thought I should tell you about peach blossom. And now you discovered it yourself! I really was going to tweet you about this today! It is kind of simmilar to patisserie and it is my favourite nude lipstick of all time. I wear this on a daily basis for so long now and I’m still not tired of it!! It’s the perfect ‘my lips but better colour’ 😀

    Love from Belgium!


  • ElenaM

    I’ve bought Peach Blossom just a month ago and was thinking “it’s amazing but none of the youtuber I watch have ever talk about this, I think.. What a pity!” And that you arrive! Ahahaha! My favourite mac eyeshadow is Era, and is only thanks to you if I bought it! You’re one of the most reliable youtubers, in my opinion (absolutely in my top 3).

  • Hannah Marie

    Club looks like such a gorgeous shade! I’ve been doing a lot of haulin’ too recently!

  • roshkud

    Amorous Alloy looks amazing, I wish I could let myself go in a Mac store I always find I want tooo many things so I force myself to leave before I go crazy!

    Roshni’s Journey

  • Beth

    Gorgeous haul. I was looking for a red lip liner from MAC and this looks like a good contender. I love Omega for my eyebrows!


    Beth Young Makeup

  • disqus_d59P3HEoXB

    I bought Amorous Alloy last week. Can’t wait to use it!

  • This is literally exactly what I’d pick! The lipsticks are both lovely, and that last eyeshadow!

    Nicola xx

  • Woodwinked is still on my must list. One day!

    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

  • Sandy

    Walking out of MAC must have been so satisfying with all of these goodies in tow! Is the extra dimension shadow very similar on to Antiqued? They both have that lovely reddish tone to them. Antiqued is one of my fave shades ever! xx

  • I love the look of Peach Blossom, such a pretty colour! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

  • Miss Niki

    Lovely! Great picks!

  • Madeleine S-B

    Wow you picked up some really great things! Unsupervised is my favourite way to shop too, just leave me alone to wander between the counters… haha

  • Stefanie Meier

    al of those eyeshadow shades are to die for!


  • Rebecca Simpson

    a perfection selection! deffo on the same wave length here, love an under eye smudge and that Amorous Alloy shade is ah, droolage!

  • Marlenne

    I love visiting MAC, I can’t leave without buying anything! The Pro Longwear lipcream looks like a fiery shade of red/orange! Give it a try next time I’m around!

  • Becky Lola

    Love the eye shadow colours! Beautiful xx

  • Woah those shadows are gorgeous. I really need to start venturing more in to MAC. May or may not have to pick up a few things in the very near future…

    Shaun Nolan // Shaunyland

  • Oooh that extra dimension eye shadow looks lovely!

  • Beautiful eyeshadows. Definitely need to pick up Woodwinked, it looks so versatile and suitable to use with many other colors.

  • Ella

    I really want to start a 15-pan palette but I’m scared it will fill up too quickly… £150 of eyeshadow staring at me is both beautiful and depressing!

  • Charlotte Copeland

    I can’t help but splurged on Mac when at the airport. Its rude not too x

  • I think Mac lipsticks are so good and defenitely worth their price. One of my favorite products from Mac! 🙂

  • Katie

    I so want to go and try mac eyeshadow already :). Antiqued is definitely going on top of my list

  • Chelsea Leigh

    Peach blossom looks so lovely! Gotta try it

  • Hope

    So jealous, oh how I long for my first MAC haul! H x

  • Katie

    Club is such a great eyeshadow for a night out! I just smudge it and blend it all over my lid and then underneath my eye. It’s one of those colors that looks like you put on 3 different eyeshadows!

  • Jodie

    I adore M.A.C products. Just wish I had the money to buy some!

  • LifeIsBeauty

    Wow that extra dimension eyeshaddow! I need!!


  • Killer picks! Club and Woodwinked are two of my faves and that red lipstick looks stunning! xo

  • Allison

    Woodwinked was my first (and only) mac shadow and it is GORGEOUS! omega seems lovely too!

  • Ruhee

    Woodwinked is definitely a Lily inspired purchase.

  • Anine Van de Ryck

    Beautiful stuff! I just recently went crazy at mac a little bit myself, so I won’t be purchasing anything soon, but I did add Omega to my wishlist thanks to your post!

    xoxo Anine

  • That Mac lip pencil & the eyeshadows…ALL the shadows! look right up my street!
    Hayley xo |

  • Laurecca Jones

    The lipstick is one ive never heard of…but I’m on the hunt for a nude to suit my olive skin tone…and this is possibly a contender! Its between Velvet Teddy, Shy Girl and Peach Blossom..ahhh decisions. Lovely post! xx

    Laura @ Hooked On Beauty |

  • i have had peach blossom for a long time and i adore it, it seriously needs more love online!

  • Megan Roisin

    I love those eyeshadows – they look like an amazing combination!

    Megan x | MeganRoisinn


    Beautiful products girl! lots of love,

  • Aw man you’re such an enabler! Now I have the biggest urge to have a MAC spree! x

  • Stephanie

    Fab haul!


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  • M

    Now I actually NEED to get Club. You are awesome at helping me find products to try but less awesome for my wallet!

  • Zoe Archer

    I really need that Club eyeshadow . Everytime I go into Mac though I get sidetracked from what I originally went in for, and end up with 5 or 6 more items that weren’t on the list.

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