Mac Cosmetics was one of the first brands that I purchased lip products from. I actually owned Mac Lipsticks before I even liked wearing lipstick on a regular basis. Which is crazy to think because I am lipstick obsessed now! I was mainly introduced to Mac products through their super huge warehouse sales that they have every three months in Toronto. That’s definitely where I purchased most of these!
I’m a huge fan of the formula of Mac lipsticks. They always wear so well throughout the day and are super comfortable. They have such a good selection of colours and finishes that you’ll definitely find the exact colour that you’re looking for. Since I tend to gravitate towards nude colours that’s what makes up most of my collection.
I’ve rounded up all of my Mac lipsticks and swatched them for you!
There is nothing more satisfying than completely using up a makeup or skincare product. I have so many products in my collection and so many on the go that I usually never get to the end of something. I’ll try to regularly write an empties post so that I can keep myself accountable for working through what I already have.
I always go through phases where I feel as if I need to buy every single new product out there that I tend to neglect a lot of the products I already own. The next few months are going to be a bit different for my finances so I’m going to try a lot more to use up and enjoy more of what I already own!
Recently I’ve gone through a few of my favourite products as well as some that I was a little disappointed by.
I could probably count on one hand the amount of times I wore foundation this month. I’ve just been feeling very unhappy with the way that my skin has been looking so I’ve focused a lot more on trying to improve my skincare. I also mainly just wanted to let my skin breathe and try to avoid piling on a whole lot of heavy pore clogging type products. Overall I’ve been super happy with how this turned out and it’s definitely made me realize that I could really just wear a little bit of concealer and some cream face products.
But just because I wasn’t wearing foundation doesn’t mean that I wasn’t playing around with makeup on a regular basis. I still would try to go all out on every other aspect of my makeup routine.
I actually played around with a ton of products this month so it was tough trying to narrow down my favourites!
Lately the only thing I have been purchasing at Sephora has been their favorites sets. I spend most of my time complaining about sample sized products. But I get so excited when there is a new favorites set posted – go figure. As much as I get annoyed by having so many sample sizes of products I just love being able to try out a ton of different products for such a reasonable price. The one favourites set that I always buy are the ones that focus on lipstick – especially the nude lip sets (who would have guessed that based on my blog name). So when I saw that there was a new one released I purchased it the first chance I could get.
I’m so happy with this specific set because I only own one of the shades. I love when I’m able to try all new products and shades from these. I do already own a few of these products in different shades – but you can never have too many nude lipsticks.
Ipsy is one of my all time favourite subscription services. I’ve been subscribed to Ipsy long before I even had an idea of how to use a majority of the products that I received. It’s an inexpensive way to try out a bunch of different beauty products on a regular basis. Each month, subscribers receive a Glam Bag with 5 deluxe samples and full-sized beauty products. The service costs $10 USD, shipping is free within the US and an additional $4.95 USD to ship to Canada.
This month’s bag theme is described by Ipsy as: Our ultra chill (and super adorbs) mascot, Gudetama, makes its modeling debut on your July Glam Bag—perf for stashing all your #ipsyovereasy essentials. I feel like there wasn’t really a theme to this one but I think the little mascot is adorable. A lot of people online were not into the little guy but I thought he looked really fun.