A Newfound MAC Love

I'm rediscovering MAC. Last year, I bought my first MAC blush in really long time (i.e., years)... Now, every time I pass a counter, I always end up leaving with an item (or four).

I recently picked these goodies up at the Bay (I'm there way too often). I received a $20 cash card in the mail to spend on a beauty purchase of $100 or more. The letter said it was for "preferred customers" but I think that's just a gimmick to make us feel special and to get us to spend more money.

But hey - I guess it worked because I ended up using it at the MAC counter. I picked up two blushes and two lipsticks for myself, and a lipstick (in Lovelorn, not pictured) for my mum.

Let's start with the blushes. I am a huge fan of sheertones. They're pigmented & buildable. My favourite part is how foolproof they are. Apply a little, apply a lot, it still looks great.

Pinch O Peach is a beautiful matte peachy-pink. I originally had my hand out for Pink Swoon but then I saw Pinch O Peach and I fell in love with the glow it gave my complexion.

The other blush I picked up was Peaches. It doesn't look like much in the pan, but it looks great on. It is a true matte peach. Again, it looks amazing with my complexion. I will be doing a post on how they look on, swatches don't really do them justice.

Pinch O Peach


Now the lipsticks, both of which are Lustres.

Lustres are my favourite MAC finish. They're comfortable on the lips, good pigmentation, buildable, and they have a slightly glossy finish.

See Sheer was my first choice. It's a pretty coral pink. I've been wearing it daily for the last week now. It's a great every day shade. A very natural wash of colour.

Lustering is a fun (but sheer) pink. It's a great summer colour and it really brightens the face.

See Sheer


I have my eye on some Amplified lippies next. Vegas Volt for one. I've been meaning to get it for months now.

Any MAC recommendations? x


  1. Ah the peach blush looks gorgeous. I've recently trried my first MAC lippy and I LOVE it:)

  2. How exciting, I love bringing home new MAC goodies! Morange is one of the only Amplified's I have, and I looove it for nights out. Also, Lustering has just gone up on my wish list, so thank youu! xx

  3. I love the MAC powder blush in Buff! It's matte and it is deceptively pretty while being natural.

  4. I have also rediscovered MAC recently- they have the coolest lipstick colour. I pick them up at The Bay as well!

  5. I have Peaches and I adore it! xx

  6. I purposely plan out my routes so I don't pass one on my way, otherwise I show up late and broke looooooool But that peach shade is absolutely gorgeous!

    Adventures in Procrastination

  7. I've had pinch o peach and see sheer on my list for so long now. I really need to make a trip to Mac and stock up on some new things. I keep going to the likes of sephora where there are multiple brands.

  8. I MUST get those lipsticks! They look gorgeous. I used to be one to wear bold lipsticks every day when I was in university and living in a larger centre, but I have since moved back to my hometown (been here three months, now another three months to go before I make the move to Vancouver!) and well, small-town Saskatchewan isn't exactly the most welcoming place for bold lip colours. So my bold ones will have to sit pretty for a little while longer, and I will definitely get my hands on those Lustre lipsticks. I love your colour choices.

    Definitely go with Vegas Volt for your next purchase! It's my favourite spring/summer shade. I also love to wear Girl About Town from the Amplified collection, and also the pink Viva Glam Nicki!

    Take care!

    xo Raquel
    Sassy + Bubbly

  9. Hey, awesome choices. I am looking forward to seeing actual lip swatches plus blush on cheek. I currently have an Amplified MAC lipstick in Craving. Why dont you try it out?. It would look great on you!

  10. Ah! A fellow MAC addict! We're alot the same- I have trouble with leaving MAC with less than 3 or 4 products when I walk by... Lustering is for sure one of my most favourite lipsticks, I wear it all the time! The other day when I was there I picked up Chatterbox to add to my collection. Such a fun sunny colour.