My latest splurge!

The latest MAC collection, "Makeup Art Cosmetics", was launched at MAC Shangrila on September 7. I knew about the launch the day before thru the Facebook account of MAC Philippines (kudos to the one maintaining the account, she's prompt in answering questions posted to MAC's wall) so I immediately sent an SMS to Carlos to reserve some items. I reserved one Violet Trance e/s for sis Martha, 2 Notoriety, 2 Photorealism quads and 2 Cocomotion pigments, one set for me and the other one for my friend/officemate, Myra (who's also a Girltalker member and is now getting addicted to Guerlain!). I'm not sure what we want at that time, so I reserved 2 quads haha.

Anyway, when we went to Shang last Tuesday, we ate lunch first at Pepper Lunch, we love the beef pepper rice, want to eat there again haha.

After lunch, we went to MAC to pick up our reserved items. I didn't get Photorealism , I don't like the color plus I don't think it will suit me because of my dark undereyes. Anyway, I just reserved it because of the raves in Girltalk, Youtube and some beauty bloggers. So I got the Notoriety quad which at first I thought was so-so because of the swatches in the net, but when I saw it in person, the colors are really pretty! Great for those who are just starting they're make up collection, this one is a really pretty neutral quad!

I got Cocomotion too, my first pigment yey! This pigment is a dupe of MAC woodwinked e/s, it's so nice! See here, cocomotion on the left and woodwinked on the right, swatch c/o BeautyPsycho of There's only 3 Cocomotion pigments at Shang and we got the last 2, the first one was bought by another Girltalker, Heatherette.

Decided to get Amberlights e/s too, Carlos showed to me that it was great to be partnered with Glamour Check, which is one of the e/s I bought from the previous collection. Was supposed to get Ricepaper e/s too but getting it will make me spend more than my alloted budget, so I didn't (yey! 5 stars for me!).

The babies:

Swatches: (Cocomotion looks like Henna-ish to me, please refer to the link above for the most appropriate swatch)

My uneven EOTD (I rubbed my left eye haha)

MAC Prep and Prime Medium
MAC Notoriety quad
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
L'oreal Telescopic Mascara

Where's the eye makeup LOL! The color disappears once I open my eyes, it just looks like I'm only wearing a highlight e/s haha.


While waiting for Myra (paying at the counter}, I checked out Laura Mercier, then the preggy, not-so-nice Stila MA manning the LM counter, told me that Stila will be holding a makeup workshop on September 19, 4-6 pm, at the customers' lounge near MAC. The international makeup artist of Stila will be there! I signed up even if I'm not sure if I can go, hehe. Again, this is open to everyone. =)


twinsouls888 said...

Hi girl, very nice post. Actually I'm into mineral makeup but with all the raves about MAC parang nai-inlove na ako sa MAC hayz ^_^. Can you please include the prizes in all your hauls sa mga post mo para if ever I decide to go with the rave, I can budget in advance hehe, I'd really appreciate it ^_^

lelila said...

hi sis! MAC is really nice, dati ako din sabi ko, hmp, ano ba yan ang mamahal, kakatingot almost 1k na haha. but when i tried mac studio fix powder foundation, wala, start na ng kaadikan LOL.

sis you're a girltalker diba, check mo lang sis yung first page ng MAC thread, andun lagi yung pricelist.

yung price ng quad is 2,300. Tipid na kase same size sya ng regular MAC e/s which is 870 each, pag buy mo ng isa isa, that's 3,480 na agad, plus the palette pa!

the pigment is 1,300 which will take forever bago maubos haha

Pammy said...

Nice haul! The Notoriety quad looks good on you, sis. :P

lelila said...

pammy, forever neutral girl na lang ata ako haha!

twinsouls888 said...

ay oo nga mas tipid kung quad na hehe , tnx for the info ^_^

lelila said...

kaso sis bihira magrelease ata ng ganitong quad ang MAC, try mo buy ngaun na haha.

oOchaOo said...

hi! im sooo loving the shade of amberlights. very pretty!! <3

lelila said...


agree!!! i used it yesterday when i renew my passport! partnered it with glamour check, love it talaga! no pics though, i'm all sweat pagdating ko ng poea where dfa has a satellite office, dun ako nagrenew haha.

Askmewhats said...

the quad you own is wonderful! you know what? it's great decision to purchase Amber Lights, its a very nice and versatile color!


yay, sol, parang hindi pigmented masyado yung quad ng MAC collection. i dunno if it's just me or you just swatched the e/ss lightly. :p

lelila said...

light lang pagkaswatch ko martha, di ko na naayos kase pauwi na rin ako nyan haha! ok yung quad promise


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