Hey! I’m back!
Sorry it’s been two weeks since my last post…
Kind of got stuck in my Best of series and plenty of things going on at work interrupted my blogging that I had started after coming back from the holidays…
Anyway…I’ve been bad (or good for the UK retailers) and bought plenty of things in the sales. I will be posting plenty on that this week hopefully.
But today I wanted to share with you some of the MAC make up I’ve been buying on eBay from different sellers.
As you can see everything came in it’s original package (the one that’s not shown it’s because I threw it away before taking the pictures)
All the items came from 100% rated sellers and BNIB (brand new in box).
I have to admit I’ve started to buy on eBay only late last year. It’s actually kind of fun if you don’t take it too seriously when you don’t win (that’s a funny term ’cause you’re actually paying for it!).
I actually check first what’s the full price to make sure that I’m not being ripped off!
Regarding MAC makeup I think mostly the things you can find are some limited editions and past collections essentially although there are also regular items but the sold out and hard-to- find ones normally tend to go quite expensive so I stay away from those.
So without further ado let me show you in more detail what I got and my first impressions.
MAC Mineralize eye shadows: Devil-May-Care and Earthly Riches
I have to admit this are the first Mac products I own (I know, I know, I’ve waited all this time!) but I was definitely impressed by the texture and the colours and pigmentation which I found all superb (as everyone else).
They are £15.5 on the MAC website (at least the colors they sell now, these may have been cheaper at the time). I payed 8.75£ for one and 10£ for the other one. Not exactly bargains but a good price anyway I think.
This is what they say about this type of shadows in the MAC website:
“Two Mineralize Eye Shadows in one large compact. One shade features a mélange of three shades, the other provides a complementary or contrasting solid shade. Both provide medium buildable and lightweight application with a pearlized frost finish.”
I used Devil-May-Care a lot during the Christmas holidays over other shadows. It gave a festive sparkly finish. Igot Earthly Riches more recently but I really love the color (aubergines and metallic browns are my favourites for winter) so I’m very happy with it!
Moving on to the rest.
The color seems very dark in the pan which actually scared me a bit when I got it but since this is a sheertone it’s, well, very sheer (dah!) and buildable.
Here’s a swatch on my hand (I haven’t tried it yet on my cheeks).
It looks very orange but actually these were more than a couple of strokes so I think if I go with a light hand it will be alright…Will wait maybe to be a bit more tanned.
This was 10£ including shipping (compared to 17.5£ in the website).
The lipglass is part of the “Mickey Contractor” limited edition. You can still find it on the website for 12.5£ and I got it for 8.6£.
This is a very nude color for me but I like the texture (very rich) so I will wear it anyway. I got it because I thought the color was more like a “dirty rose” which is how it looked in the pictures shown on eBay (without flash) and in the website to be honest.
So all in all I’m quite happy with what I got. I have to confess is a bit risky (I wouldn’t have gone for the blush and the lipgloss if I had seen the actual colors) but I guess as equally risky as buying from the website withought checking the products first in the store.
So for people like me that don’t mind having the latest collections and are always in the lookout for good quality products at a lower price I think this is an interesting option.
Do you buy makeup from eBay at all? And MAC in particular?
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