Picked up some goodies from the MAC counter in The Bay and from the cosmetics section in Walmart. This is my first in-store MAC purchase that’s actually for me. I’ve went into MAC stores before (usually with my MAC-obsessed friends – I’m looking at you, angelandthings) mostly to just look around. The things I buy are usually gifts for friends. But this time was just for me 🙂
From left to right:
- Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in 060 Gumdrop
- MAC Paint in Bare Canvas sample
- MAC Fluidline in Added Goodness
I caved – everyone’s been raving so much about Revlon’s lip butter that I picked one up today at Walmart. I wanted to get Peach Parfait, which looked like a colour I’d actually wear without feeling too self conscious (I never wear lip colour – it’s intimidating!). They were out of those, though. Then there was Creme Brulee, which seemed a neutral enough colour as well. Still too much colour for my everyday wear. I’m still taking baby steps 🙂 So I settled for Gumdrop, a nice light lilac.
Flash makes the image much more true-to-colour. It looked sheer enough when I swatched it in Walmart on my hand. I hope these really are as moisturizing as everyone claims. My lips are always dry – even in the summertime, and of course, much worse in the wintertime. Another reason why I never wear lip colours – they accentuate my dry lips. Most of the time I settle for a balm. I also have a terrible habit of chewing on my lips. I had to stop myself just now when I realized I was doing it while blogging 😛
I’ve always wanted to try MAC’s Fluidline. I’m obsessed with finding an eyeliner that won’t transfer on me. No matter how well eye products work for the rest of the population, nothing ever stays on for me. Ever. And I’ve tried all the top recommended primers, shadows, and liners.
I already had a lot of black liners to work through though, so I’ve never felt too compelled to get yet another one from MAC. But after Sunny showed off her Added Goodness Fluidline, I wanted one too! And apparently this was limited edition. So since I had the chance, I inquired about it today. Lucky me, they only had 2 left! Looking back on it, maybe I should’ve grabbed both. I tend to like backups. But let’s give someone else the opportunity to pick one up too 🙂
I almost got the Pearlglide Intense Eye Liner in Undercurrent as well, which I’d also fallen for as soon as I saw it in Shannon‘s MAC haul. But the lady at the counter assured me that the Pearlglide pencils will be part of the permanent collection. She also somewhat discouraged me by telling me that they do slide around somewhat because they’re so smooth. *sigh* It may not be an option for me after all. We’ll see.
I also mentioned my eye makeup problem to the MAC counter lady, who then suggested I try MAC’s Paint Pots. Except then she proceeded to give me a sample of the Paint instead, in Bare Canvas. She said that the Paint Pots last about 8 hours, while the Paints last 12 hours. I was to use it as a primer underneath whatever shadows I normally use. Or if I choose to, wear another primer underneath it as well. I also liked the look of one of the Paint Pots, I think it was called Bare Study – it was beige with shimmer in it. I was very surprised to get a sample anyway, I didn’t know they did that at MAC. She was also very nice, which was also pleasantly surprising, as I’ve always found in-store MAC staff to be brusque and intimidating. I’m excited to see how it works compared to all the primers I already own.
Then followed dinner at Applebee’s! I think this is an American thing – I’d never encountered an Applebee’s in Canada until last year. And this is only my second time dining here. I split the appetizer and dessert with angelandthings, but we still had half our main courses to take home with us.
Spinach and artichoke dip – a classic we always love – although this one tasted a bit too healthy for my liking 😛
Chocolate chip cookie sundae – look at the amount of whipped cream on this thing!
I also really liked Applebee’s Strawberry Limeade, made with fresh-squeezed lime juice and lemon-lime soda. Yum! What a satisfying trip to the mall 🙂