Monday, February 24, 2014

MAC & Sephora Haul

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

I recently did some shopping at MAC and had my makeup done at Sephora which I discussed here. I picked up some goodies during both visits.


Ok, in the store both of these foundations looked like perfect matches on me.  I did ask for a slightly darker shade than what I was originally matched with at the MAC counter as I felt that it was a little too light.  That said, how the heck do these look SO different side by side?  This is disturbing to say the least.


MAC Haul
MAC Pro Longwear Foundation
I currently use Estee Lauder Double Wear as my foundation and I do love it but I've been wanting to try some other brands just to see what else is out there since I've been using Double Wear for so long.  I've tried this a few times and I like it so far.  

MAC Pro Longwear Concealer
I also am on the hunt for a great concealer which in all my makeup wearing years, I have yet to find.  Not to mention, my concealer needs are changing because now I have to look for ones that don't accentuate my lines.  This concealer is well loved in the beauty blogosphere for it's longevity and the fact that it doesn't settle into lines.  It kind of does settle into my lines actually but I'm going to give it a few more tries to make my final verdict.

MAC Lustre Lipstick in Capricious
This is my first MAC lipstick!  I love the color and the feel.  I'll do a full review soon.

Sephora Haul

Makeup Forever HD Foundation
This is the foundation that the MUA at Sephora recommended for me when I asked for full coverage and long lasting.  So far I like it but I want to wear it a little longer to make a final decision on it.

Nars Creamy Concealer
This is another hugely loved concealer, known for it's consistency and for not settling into lines.  I actually purchased and returned this concealer in another shade late last year because it settled into my lines really badly.  When the MUA suggested it in another shade I thought I'd give it a try.  It's still settling into my lines but maybe I'm just being too picky and this is the best it's going to get?  Ugh.

Nars Blush in Sin
I have one other Nars blush and it's in the popular shade, Orgasm and I love it.  To be honest, blushes don't really excite me at all.  They don't look that much different when on the face in my opinion.  I had heard tons of love for Sin but was never curious about it.  When the MUA applied this to my cheeks, I was obsessed!  It's a gorgeous shimmery plum color.

Do you guys use any of these foundations or concealers?  What are your thoughts and experiences of them? 

22 comments:

  1. Did Sephora use their new "machine" on you to match the right skin tone? I was curious about this thing. It is strange that the colors look so different side by side! I have never used any of these. Thanks for sharing hun, Sissi

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    1. Hm, no actually! I've been matched a few times recently and they haven't used the machine on me once, weird! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. Love the shade of the MAC lipstick and the Nars blusher seems nice! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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    1. They are def. really pretty! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. I am just trying out the MakeUp Forever foundation as well and I asked them to match my neck because I want a lighter one hehehe! If they used their Skin IQ on you it should match well, I've had good results with it. I did it in the Summer and just now and both matches my skin well!
    I can't wait what you think of the MAC products because that's my next choice too =) Thanks for sharing your haul!

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    1. They've never used that machine on me, now I want to go back and have them try it on me haha! So far I like both foundations and concealers.

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  4. It's interesting to see how expert advice differs from one another, MAC vs. Sephora. I wanna get into more face makeup from MAC but have been hesitant to do so. I look forward to hearing your in depth reviews on all of these products! Thanks for sharing your fun haul!

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    1. It's even different from MUA to MUA. Just a few weeks ago I got a sample of the MUFE foundation and the MUA that day matched me 2 shades lighter than this one even! Thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I love NARS blushes (I guess we disagree on the whole blush issue haha) I will have to try sin! :)
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  6. Great haul! I really want to try the MUFE HD Foundation...can't wait for a review. I only own one MUFE Foundation, the Mat Velvet +
    Thanks for sharing!
    xo

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    1. How's that foundation? I don't even know if you guys see my responses to your comments by the way haha. Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Awesome haul! I really want to try out that NARS concealer and MUF foundation! It's funny how foundations can look like they'll be a good match at first; I hope the shades aren't too off for you!!

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    1. So far it seems like they are both working for me but give me totally different looks. It's quite strange! I'll have to keep trying them out.

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  8. After using the MAC concealer a little more please let me know what you think! I recently saw a YouTuber use it in one of her videos and it looked amazing! Makeup Forever HD foundation is also one of my old favorites. I haven't picked it up in a while because it does have a big price tag, & I remember telling you I think I'm going to try EL Double Wear. Thanks for sharing this haul!

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    1. I'll def. let you know what I think! I've also seen a lot of people use it and it looks awesome. I just think my under eyes have special needs haha!

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  9. I've tried a couple of MAC foundations and neither were great fits for me. I haven't tried any MUFE yet. I can't wait to hear what you think about each. Thanks for sharing dear.

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    1. I've tried everything a few times and everything is good, though I'm not totally in love just yet. I'll have to keep trying them a little while longer. Though not too long b/c I never keep anything that doesn't work for me, back they'd go! Thanks for visiting!

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  10. I haven't used any of these foundations or concealers but I hear great things about the MAC Pro Longwear Concealer. I too have used many many concealers and never found one that I loved...until now. I have been using the Nyx HD Photogenic Concealers and love it! I just finished a write up on it yesterday. I am posting the review next week. Good luck with these foundations and let us all know which one you end up liking more!

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    1. Yes, I keep seeing you use the NYX concealer in your makeup posts and I keep forgetting to ask you. That's great to know that it's good! I will def. keep it in mind next time I'm out! Looking forward to your review!

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  11. I wanted to love the Nars concealer, and didn't find it to be all that great... still on the hunt for a great one! I've been using the Hard Candy 'Glamouflage' because I kept seeing it on Pinterest. It seems ok! As for foundation, I just started using the Loreal Lumi foundation... I like how light it is and how it does give me a bit of glow! I liked the MAC foundation, but found it to be very heavy... I guess it depends on the coverage you're looking for. Looking forward to seeing what you think! xo

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    1. I definitely like heavier foundations. Of course I don't like the feel of them but I like medium to full coverage and the heavier feeling comes with the territory I guess. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one totally sold on the Nars concealer!

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