An Impulsive MAC Makeup Haul

An impulsive MAC makeup haul. Pink Lemonade gloss, Flamingo lipstick, Prep + Prime Highlighter in Dark Deep, Jest eyeshadow, Swish eyeshadow, Best Make Up Soft Serve eyeshadow swatches
An impulsive MAC makeup haul

I told myself I wouldn’t purchase more makeup or beauty related products during the month of May, and I’m proud to say that aside from 2 slip ups (not sorry!), I did really well! I thought I would continue this self inflicted spending ban for the month of June as well, but 6 days in, and I had a little impulse shopping spree at MAC (still not sorry!) Here’s what I picked up.

MAC Flamingo lipstick

MAC Flamingo lipstick

MAC Soft Serve Eye Shadow in Best Make Up

The fact that these eyeshadows were described as “bouncy” is what really caught my attention. I thought the formula would be like ColourPop eyeshadows, but it’s different, and feels more creamy and bouncy. It’s something you have to go and feel for yourself! Best Make Up in particular is a very light gold with a pearl finish so it’s perfect if you like a more sparkly eyeshadow. This looked ah-mazing when I swatched it on my hand so I can’t wait to try it on the lids. It looked even more amazing on my friend who has a deeper skin tone than me because it really glistened against her skin tone.

MAC Jest Eye Shadow

This maJESTic (see what I did there?) eyeshadow is a frosty soft peach with icy shimmer. I’m telling you, this shade is just perfect for spring/summer because it’s got that peach tone that I veer towards in the warmer months, but it’s frosty and icy so it’s not going to be too peachy. This would also be amazing on the inner corners as a highlight!

MAC Swish Eye Shadow

Since the MAC eye shadow pans are only $6 now, I could afford to impulse buy another shade and not feel guilty about it. Swish is described as a frosty bright pink with icy shimmer, but don’t let the word bright mislead you because it’s really not that bright at all on my medium skin tone. It’s more like an icy frost with a medium pink tone to it. I’m just going to go swish and flick this all over my eyes now…

MAC Prep + Prime Highlighter in Dark Deep

I absolutely love the Prep + Prime Highlighter in Light Boost so I thought I’d pick one up a few shades darker because it’ll make for a quick and easy contour. I’ve been using these Prep + Prime Highlighters for years now. It’s one of those products that isn’t very exciting, but it just works so well that you’ve grown attached to it, and promise to yourself that it will always have a home in your collection.

MAC Lipstick in Flamingo

Since summer is basically here and I’ve been loving non-matte lippies, I thought I’d pick up a bright corally pink shade with a lustre finish. The MAC lustre finishes really are stunning. They’re creamy and smooth, yet pigmented, but still more sheer. Although they require touching up throughout the day, it’s not so bad because you can easily swipe on and go.

MAC Lipglass in Pink Lemonade

This lip gloss shade pairs really well with Flamingo because it’s also a corally pink shade, but in a gloss. It has a very fine shimmer running through it, but it doesn’t appear frosty or shimmery on the lips so if you’re not into that look, this would still work for you!

Pink Lemonade gloss, Flamingo lipstick, Prep + Prime Highlighter in Dark Deep, Jest eyeshadow, Swish eyeshadow, Best Make Up Soft Serve eyeshadow swatches

Top to bottom: Pink Lemonade gloss, Flamingo lipstick, Prep + Prime Highlighter in Dark Deep, Jest eyeshadow, Swish eyeshadow, Best Make Up Soft Serve eyeshadow

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  • Great haul! I love the Soft Serve eyeshadows so I’m glad you like them too :)

  • Nice haul! I just “accidentally” placed a Mac order. It just happened and I’m not sorry! Lol. I love Jest eyeshadow! It was one of my first ones :-)


  • Rebecca Fletcher

    Flamingo is my go to summer shade! I love it!

  • Flamingo has been on my wishlist but one I’ve kind of forgotten about until now. It’s such a pretty shade!

    xo, Liz

    • It’s so pretty! It kept catching my eye and I picked it up 5 times not knowing it was the same color so I took it as a sign that I needed it and picked it up haha.

  • Dom

    Flamingo looks gorgeous! If you took advantage of the MAC sale, then I say you had good reason to be off the ban! ???????? Great picks!

  • Flamingo is beautiful and can I just say how much I love your swatches? It’s so clear and seriously some f the best I’ve seen in the blogsphere. Swish is surprisingly pretty, I don’t use colour but that I think I can pull off.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Aww thank you!! I always think my swatches aren’t that great haha so that makes me happy! I’m not a huge color person either, but Swish really caught my eye :)

  • I love impulse buys! Great for me, but not so much for my bank account haha!
    Kathy x

  • Love your haul! MAC eyeshadows haven’t had the same price drop in the UK (which does make me a bit cross!) but I’m holding out on a mini-haul just in case they do! The Soft Serve shadows are getting a good write-up, I’ll need to swatch them!

    Beekeyper – Latest – Nuxe Rêve de Miel – in a stick!

    • Hopefully they do decrease the price soon! Definitely give them a swatch! I wanted them all, but settled on one haha.

  • That soft serve eyeshadow is SO shimmery it’s incredible! Great haul!

    Em | beautyandbullshitt x

    • Thank you! It’s a beautiful shade and lovely if you love shimmer! Thanks for stopping by :)

  • I wish Mac eyeshadows would be that price all around the world, paying more than the double for one pan sucks :/ Flamingo is a beautiful summer shade, I don’t know why I haven’t swatched it before!

    Ela BellaWorld

    • Boo, hopefully they decrease the price everywhere! Isn’t it? I had never swatched it before so I’m glad it caught my eye this time and that I picked it up!

  • Lovely picks! I feel the exact same about the Mac Prep&Prime Highlighter, the packaging isn’t very fancy and exciting yet it just works so well I always have a backup in my makeup collection!

  • Pink Lemonade looks like the most gorgeous shade ever, I really want to try the Soft Serve eye shadows as well they look so nice!

    Lauren Ashleigh xx

    • Right? It’s my gloss obsession at the moment, and the Soft Serve eyeshadow is so cool and unique formula wise!

  • look love wear

    The lipgloss looks stunning – love the pinky shade and we must get our hands on it asap :)
    Feel free to check out our latest post x

  • The lipstick looks so stunning!! I love mac hauls!! <3 Lovely post!

    Amelia |

  • Samileen

    Usually my MAC hauls are also impulsive, and always the best ones. Loving those lip shades.

    Sam || Beautydetour

  • Bernadette

    These mac makeup products look lovely. x