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MAC Holiday Collection 2012: Glamour Daze Haul and First Impressions


Hello everyone!

I’m back! I’ve been incredibly busy juggling school, extra-curricular activities, and of course my two business ventures: New York Minute Paninis (located at Mezza Norte in UP Technohub) and Curated Manila. I’ve been wanting to post but time just haven’t permitted me to do so. :( Anyhoo, last week I was able to do a mini haul on MAC’s Holiday Collection for 2012 called Glamour Daze. 

I wasn’t able to attend the launch of the collection but I called up my friend Kate from MAC Cosmetics Trinoma and she told me that my best bet to buy products at was the MAC Rockwell Branch. Before I buy anything, I always make sure I do my research online. I consult my favorite makeup blogs so that I have an idea on what the star products are. I arrived at the MAC store with an idea of what items I wanted to buy. From there, I swatched items, talked to the friendly makeup artists, checked my budget, and finally purchased three items. I bought the following: MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of gilt, MAC Cremesheen lipstick in Outrageously Fun, and lastly, Extra Dimension Eyeshadow in Round Mindnight.

Based on the makeup blogs, I decided to get the MAC extra dimension skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt right away. It’s a repromote from a previous MAC Collection and even the MAC makeup artists told me that the product’s a must-buy! I love lipsticks! If you have been following my blog, I’ve been purchasing lipsticks from the past collections this year. My love for lipsticks pushed me to get the MAC Cremesheen lipstick in Outrageously fun. Lastly, I picked up an eyeshadow because the extra dimension eyeshadows from this line swatched like BUTTER! I ended up getting Round Midnight because of its gorgeous color.

Esteemed makeup bloggers always encourage people to buy sets from the MAC holiday collections because this is usually when MAC release the best bang-for-your-buck sets. However, I decided to get individual products versus purchasing any sets because when I calculated the prices of the items in the sets, I realized that the cost of them items int he sets is similar to the cost of individual products. The only difference between the sets and individual products is the packaging that the sets come in. The packaging did not matter as much to me and I wanted to have full control of all the items I bought which is why I decided to buy individual items form the collection.

If I were to recommend ONE product for you to buy, it would be the Extra Dimension Skinfinish in Whisper of Gilt. Based on my first impressions, I’m really happy with all the stuff that I purchased. Reviews of the individual products are to follow!


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