Oh nooooo!! I hauled! I know I know, this is not the reaction I would/should normally have after hauling. It's just that I'm trying hard not to haul anymore. I seriously have to stop, but how to with all the collections that MAC seems to be launching non-stop.
I went to Sephora first to use up my SGD40 voucher as it was expiring today. First thing I did when I stepped into Sephora was to head to the MAC counter to swatch the mineralize blush duos from the Too Fab collection. As reported by a few onsugarettes, they were all very shimmery. Half my brain was telling me not to get any, the other half was admiring the swatches and already contemplating which ones to get. LoL. I liked a few straight away cos they were very wearable colours, like Bi-Tone (Rose pink/copper bronze) and Sun And Moon (Neutral brown/pink brown). I then snapped out of my dreaminess. I had a mission to complete and so I headed to the Too Faced counter to swatch the leopard bronzer. I found the tester a bit icky, almost hitting pan with powder everywhere. I swiped my finger and it was kinda flaky, swatched it on my hand and found it shimmery, though I don't know if it was from the blush swatches. All mixed up. Haha. Anyway, decided not to get it, and went to swatch Sephora pencils instead. I already own a few of the waterproof flashy liners (pink, copper, brown and black) and love them cos they're creamy and smooth. I ended up with 2 electro liners (electro marine and electro night - SGD14 each) and 1 flashy liner (flashy blue - SGD12). Total came up to exactly SGD40, so I didn't need to top up a single cent. That was kinda satisfying!
I then headed to Tangs cos I wanted to have a look at the blushers again and I did another round of swatching. The lighting wasn't that good over there and I had to move away every time to find an angle where I could see the colour properly. With so much activity going on my part, the SA quickly approached me and told me to get those that I wanted now cos they'd run out of them fast. And the next moment, I was telling her, "OK, I want this, this and this".LoL. It's not that she convinced me to buy them by saying what she said, I guess subconsciously I knew that I'd get at least one no matter how much I wanted not to spend money. Seriously, these pictures had me at hello the first time I saw the sneak peek photos on musingsofamuse.
(photo credits to musingsofamuse)
Here are the ones I bought.
Clockwise: Bi-Tone Rose pink/copper bronze, Buddy Up Dirty rose/neutral yellow pink, Sun & Moon Neutral brown/pink brown, Chic Couple Light yellow brown/dark peach.
The ones I missed out are Rhapsody in Two Light pale pink/pale peach (reminds me of Moon River) and Two Virtues Light blue pink/light violet.
Buddy Up was a last minute addition to my haul. I had asked for the other 3 first and lastly asked to add Buddy Up to the list cos the swatch came off very pretty and rosy. Now that I'm looking at my Buddy Up, I find the proportion of pink bigger than the rose part whereas the one I swatched at the counter had more rose than pink. Now I wonder if it will turn out too pinky instead.
Lastly, I managed to grab a copy of L'Officiel magazine WITH the quad included. (I was telling heavenlygorgeous about my fruitless searches for the quad cos some places sell the magazine without the quad, don't ask me why cos I'd also like to know). I got no3-chocolate plum. Not bad.
So this is it for today. Hope this was a fun read.