Sunday, February 16, 2014

❋⚘✿ Mac: A Fantasy of Flowers Haul ✿⚘❋

Hey lovelies

Before I start talking about the drool-worthy products I got from the new Mac Spring collection, let me point towards the Liebster Awards. Two people nominated me, which was such an amazing gesture! However, I will not participate. I started this blog a couple of weeks ago and I haven't even uploaded 10 posts, yet, so I'd rather support some of the blogs that have been out there for a while and that are simply awesome. Who knows, I might get the chance to participate next year. We'll see what the next couple of months hold for me and my blog. Haha people at my work space call me quite a pessimist, but I try to be all optimistic for once :) That's it for the first part of this post. Oh but, of course, if there's a way I can support one of you, lemme know :)

Mac Haul. Sigh. So I'm supposed to be on a low-buy ... uuuups! I really wanna start using the goodies I have instead of constantly adding new products to my ever-growing stash, but I just couldn't keep myself back when I learned about the Mac "A Fantasy of Flowers"-collection. As I've mentioned before, I'm all giddy and excited about Spring to arrive and the products in this collection simply scream "Spring" to me... pink, coral and peach hues, ah yes there's no escaping for me! The collection was first released on January 30th online. I'm sure that all the Americans and Canadians out there will still be able to find most of the products online or in one of the stores that retail Mac products. As for the rest of the world - the collection won't be released till March (I'm not sure about the exact date though, unfortunately). I definitely recommend for all of you to check out the collection in person!
This collection contains two MSFs (repromotes), two blushes, two fluidlines, pigments, lip glosses and 6 lipsticks (if I forgot something, I'm sorry!). Now for me, personally, Mac blushes aren't all that. I much prefer Nars and Bobbi Brown blushes because they go on so much smoother. The blush colors in this collection look AMAZING though. Luckily, I refrained from doing more damage than I already did haha. Especially Petal Power seems like an astounding blush. It's pretty close to Nars' famous "Orgasm" with it's corally hue and the golden glitter. I'm still lusting after this blush, but I'm pretty sure I'll be able to be good for once lol.
As for the products I did get ... I love all of them! The MSFs are repromotes and, sadly, they aren't quite the same as when they were originally released (check out Temptalia to see comparison swatches between the different versions). Stereo Rose is lighter than the original version. Nevertheless, it's a great MSF and on my light NC 15ish skin it works as a blush rather than a highlighter. It is really pigmented, so I'd recommend to be cautious when applying it for the first time.  It's gorgeous though and I could spend hours staring at it (jup I'm such a dork).

All of the lipsticks have a Lustre finish. So, basically, they're supposed to go on rather sheer. Another much raved-about lustre is Syrup. I'm not a big sucker of Lustre-lipsticks in general (in fact, I haven't used Syrup much), but when the reviews of the collection popped up, a lot of people pointed out how surprisingly opaque the lipsticks go on. This is so true. They seem much smoother to me as well. I wore Fleur d'Coral yesterday and though my lips are naturally quite pigmented, it nicely covered my lip color and turned into a nice peachy-nude on me (much like Sweet and Sour from the "All About orange"-collection 2013, but more daytime-wearable). The other lipsticks I got are Rose Lily, Snapdragon and Dreaming Dahlia. All the colors look so amazing. They're all named after flowers (ahh you should definitely google "Snapdragon"!) and lipstick box shows the botany code of the flower. Oh Spring seems so close already! My swatches don't do the lipsticks justice.

from left to right: Rose Lily, Snapdragon, Fleur d'Coral, Dreaming Dahlia
from left to right: Rose Lily, Snapdragon, Fleur d'Coral, Dreaming Dahlia

me wearing Fleur d'Coral
 I so have to go back to being a good girl now haha! But I definitely don't regret getting these products. Oh, and by the way, I've got whooping 60 Mac lipsticks now. I'm such a horrible, horrible addict and I assume that the number will soon grow again:)

What products are you most excited about? What did you get/ What are you planing on getting?

Mac's "Playland"-collection will come out in April and it will feature a lot of amazing, bright colors. So In case you're not too excited about the sheerness that is this collection, don't you worry, April isn't too far away :)

xo Laura


  1. Very jealous of your haul! The lipsticks from this collection look absolutely divine! I actually think it's a bit annoying that they changed the colours (even if only slightly) of the MSFs, oh well! The blushes looked amazing too, almost duochrome-y from the swatches I've seen.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  2. I really need to stop spending so much money on random stuff so I can get my first MAC lipstick!! So jealous of your lipstick collection!

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  3. I'm hoping to try out some of the products from this collection soon. They're gorgeous!
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  4. stereo rose is beautiful, have it, love it :)

  5. Absolutely loving your blog! We've nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award over at

    xo- V

  6. Love your blog!

    Could you check out my blog and follow it on bloglovin? I will follow back!
    I have at least one new post a day!

    Stay fancy!
    xxx Kelly-Louise

  7. This is such an amazing MAC haul! I haven't bought anything from MAC in ages as I've been going for other brands, but I'm really tempted to pick up a lipstick (or two).. Snap Dragon and Fleur d'Coral look stunning and perfect for the summer! Stereo Rose MSF looks beautiful too.. I resisted picking it up as I already have tonnes I highlighters, but I'm really regretting it now.. x

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