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Mac & Anastasia Makeup Haul & Review!

makeup haul

Mac lipsticks are always my go-to products, but it was time that I branch out and buy more of their eye shadows other than the one I have from my favorites list. I may have went all out and bought 5 of them…

Makeup Haul

From left to right: Steamy Frost, Humid Frost, Nylon Frost, Tempting Lustre, Brown Down

Yeah, I have a problem… I’m addicted to makeup. The first step of an addiction is admitting it, right? Thinking I’m in good place then. Let’s move on to why I bought that many all at once. As an esthetician, (or MUA, stylists, etc.) you get a discount from many companies. Here’s a full list here. I have a discount with MAC, so my impulsive buy didn’t cost me a fortune. I highly suggest you apply for the discounts (if applicable) – so worth it!

I bought these about a month or two ago and wanted to really test them out before I wrote a review! Verdict: I love them! The white one is officially my favorite highlighter for the inner corner of my eyes and to highlight my eyebrows. The browns (two on the right) go perfectly together. I’m not sure if you can see clearly the one on the right, but it’s a matte brown. I feel that a matte brown should be a stable for everyone.

Green eye shadows tend to go really well with hazel/green eyes as well as brown eyes, which is why I bought that one. It’s also a beautiful green. The blue on the left isn’t necessarily a color that matches my brown eyes perfectly, but I didn’t have a color like that and thought it would be nice to branch out and try different makeup looks with it. I feel like anyone with blue eyes would look stunning with that shade (Steamy Frost). I may test this out on my best friend Kelsie. She’s letting me test makeup on her this week, which I may share here if she lets me!

Overall, I loved the colors I chose and Mac eyeshadows get an A+ in my book. Now, I just want to buy more…

Makeup haul and review

I wanted to test some of Anastasia’s eye shadows as well as I have never purchased anything from them other than their eyebrow pencils. I am curious to try their renaissance palette. If anyone has tried it, leave a comment below to let me know if you would recommend it!

The individual palette’s were a bit of a disappointment. There is too much residue and fall out. The colors are beautiful which makes it somewhat worth it, but it is quite annoying. If I had to choose between MAC or Anastasia, MAC would be the winner, although, like I said interested to know if the palette does the same. On the positive side, with an eyeshadow primer and makeup setting spray, you should be good for having these eyeshadows be long-wearing. I don’t want to disappoint you or stop you from buying a shade you might be obsessed with! Just wanted to give you a warning!

The both of the gold colors are so beautiful and I chose the pink to branch out and do a different look! These are individual and the packaging comes for free when you buy 4.

makeup haul

I also had to try the highlighter palette from Anastasia by Nicole Guerrioro after all the hype about it. Conclusion: I like it… I don’t love it. Maybe because I went from Becca’s Champagne Pop highlighter to these ones. I had to leave my comfort zone with using Becca’s highlighter and try something new. Don’t get me wrong, I do like the different shades in the palette, which I think is great for any MUA who is working with different skin tones. I also like it because I can even wear these highlighters for work because it’s not too intense. The “Forever Lit” color is also great for the inner corner of the eyes.

Hope you guys learned something cool today and hope you got some inspiration to branch out with different colors like myself. 🙂

Until next time,


“Makeup is a powerful way to effectively reveal something unique about your inner self.” – Unknown

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5 Responses to “Mac & Anastasia Makeup Haul & Review!”

  1. Everyday Hannah

    I love the modern renaissance the best formula of eyeshadow I’ve ever tried. defo recommend it :)! I would love to know what mac would match up eyeshadows to me


    • memoallure

      Thanks Hannah! I am going to have to try it out! From the list, I think the blue shade and the browns would look gorgeous on you 🙂



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