The latest LE collection from MAC launched this week, I was lucky enough to have Thursday afternoon off work so made a stop off at Westfield on my way home and perused the collection.
Or at least attempted to… I have a bit of a gripe with a couple of the things about the Westfield store:
1. The velvet rope queuing system – making people wait outside when there are less than ten people in store? Is it necessary, I asked the lady guarding the door why and she explained that it was so there were enough staff to be able to look after customer, but as I could see it was at a ratio of around 1:1, which seemed a little much. Especially when there are people like me know just wanted to browse and decide what I wanted on my own.
2. The samples being stuck down – it is more than a little frustrating when you go to try and have a play with the various lipsticks and blushers and all that and you can’t pick them up. Pretty much defeats the point of them being samples. In this case it was particularly annoying as the LOL blushers were stuck down, with lids closed – so you couldn’t even see them, let alone have a swatch. Oh, and trying to swatch a lipstick stuck in a row results in a mini rainbow being painted up your arm too…
Anyway, my whinges aside I decided to get the Shell Pearl Beauty Powder and Birds and Berries eyeshadow. I had thought I was going to get the blue nail varnish, but decided against it – I don’t think it would suit my skin tone and I already have more than enough nail varnishes. The Birds and Berries eyeshadow is the first non-neutral eyeshadow I have from MAC, when looking at the stand I was immediately drawn to it. A gorgeous shimmering blue, I’m hoping I will make this work but still deciding what colours it would work best with.
In other news, last month I also picked up the much-raved about Ripe Peach blush ombre but it has sat languishing in it’s packaging ever since. I love the look of it, but haven’t quite managed to reach for it yet. I’m not sure if this is just because it’s too pretty, or just because I don’t know if it will work for me so may consider not keeping it. I have been reading mixed opinions about it and still not made up my mind.
**The Small Print**
I bought these myself. All opinions are honest.