Mini Mac and theBalm Haul

Hi beaut's!

I recently decided that I wanted to start collecting MAC lipsticks and on payday I thought I'd treat myself however in the end my boyfriend kindly offered to buy me my MAC lipsticks bless him! Whilst I was browsing the Debenhams website at the lipsticks I noticed that they had 10% off selected beauty and fragrances and theBalm products where included in the offer so I just had to take advantage make a cheeky purchase from them too he he.

theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer £17.50
The ever so popular Mary Lou Manizer by theBalm has been something I've had on my wish list for such a long time and finally I caved and bought it and I'm so happy I did. The Mary-Lou Manizer is a golden hued luminiser that packs an all mighty glowing punch, I honestly think people on space could see the glow from my cheekbones when I'm wearing this baby ha ha. The formula is so pigmented and the buttery-textured powder just blends onto the skin so flawlessly, I honestly now see what all the fuss is about with this highlighter because its absolutely stunning!

MAC Lipstick in Faux  £15.50
Choosing a Mac lipstick is so hard as theres just so many shades and finishes to choose from but I knew I wanted something wearable that I can pop on for everyday wear so firstly I opted for Faux,  a muted mauve-pink with a satin finish which is similar to my all time favourite Brave but it's slightly lighter and I love it! I've been reaching for this little beauty everyday since I got it as it's so easy and comfortable to wear and goes with any of my makeup looks, I also love the fact that Faux has a satin finish because thats my absolute favourite out of all the finishes, because I find that they just look so polished and perfect on the lips and are neither glossy or matte but somewhere in between and aren't drying at all. 

MAC Lipstick in Jubilee £15.50
The second Mac lipstick I went for was Jubilee, a nude beige with an orange/coral undertone and a lustre finish. I opted for this shade because I wanted something nude that was quite sheer and I knew a lustre finish would help me achieve that, opaque nudes really don't suit at all you see. Jubilee is very sheer and if I want full colour pay off I do really have to build it up but like I said before I love to wear this sheer, it just adds a subtle nude, peachy tint to the lips that I  think really suits me and because it has that lustre finish its very glossy and feels super moisturising on the lips which I love.

What Mac lipsticks could you recommend beaut's as I'm trying to get a collection going he he, I'd love to hear your suggestions! 



  1. Great choices for the Mac lipsticks they both look really pretty, and I am in agreement that highlighter is the bomb I absolutely LOVE it xoxo

  2. Nice choices the both shades fit you.

  3. I've heard such great things about The Balm, I'm a highlighter junkie and have been meaning to pick this one up for ages now! Gorgeous lip colours too x

  4. I absolutely love Mary-Lou! I would recommend trying MAC Blankety & Whirl, they are my favourites at the moment :) xx

  5. I love Mary Lou! The Mac shades you chose are gorgeous, I have to add them to my wish list!

    xx, A Little Dose of Makeup

  6. The Mary Lou was too dark for me I was gutted, but got to love a MAC lipstick ;) xxx


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