Saturday, November 14, 2009

Major Haul + Swatches


 I'd like to show you pictures of my haul last Sunday. This is seriously the most money I've ever spent on one day. Oh well, at least I'm happy :)

I went to Rustans to check out MAC's holiday collection. I got the Haute High Jinks, a Select Cover Up Concealer in NW20. I've never owned any MAC pigments before, so I bought the ones that I felt I could use the most. Then I went to NARS to buy my first ever NARS product, and what else could it be but my very own NARS Orgasm blush! I love this blush and I'm glad to finally have my own. I won't swatch it already since I'm sure many of you have this and there are many swatches around blogger.



Here's a picture of the pigment set when opened. Their packaging and bag is just lovely!



I also went to SM Megamall and bought some stuff there. A lipgloss from In2It, a lip liner from Elianto, and some stuff from Ellana. Ellana Minerals has some really lovely multipurpose minerals. Scroll down to see swatches.



And now for the swatches:

Taken with flash in artificial light:


MAC Haute High Jinks: Reflects Gold, Jardin Aires, Museum Bronze, Rushmetal, Copperized

Taken in natural light, with flash:



All except Reflects Gold, are pigments. Reflects Gold is actually glitter. I'm not impressed with it because the staying power is poor but all the rest are nice, earth colors that are very useful.

Moving on, I'd like to show you the swatches of the three multipurpose minerals I bought and the Yellow Submarine Super Sparkle Powder I bought. I discovered the multi-purpose minerals when I was in makeup school. I got the light colors to use as highlighters in the eyes as a sort-of substitute to MUFE star powders which are expensive.

For P130 (around $2.50) per jar, how can you go wrong?




For those who want to buy any of these products, I hope these swatches helped. I can't wait to use these!

14 comments:

Askmewhats said...

wow..you hauled quite a lot! :) Let me know how you like the NARS Orgasm, I'd love to see it on your cheeks :)

Crystal said...

nikki, i know! it's the most i've ever spent :P i actually tested it out from your stash.

CamRenRai16(SHOBE) said...

hehe.wow din!..ganda ng pigments!!!.probably smganda ang nars orgasm sayo..

CHARRY said...

Wow that is a major haul! I like the pigments u got from Mac :)

Crystal said...

shobe, para sakin gusto ko ang NARS orgasm :)

charry, oo nga nice nga yung pigments :)

Pammy said...

Yey! You finally have NARS Orgasm! :P I bet it looks good on you. :)

Crystal said...

pammy, oo nga e. my first NARS anything. i find that it looks nice on me :)

♥ mia said...

those mac pigments look awesome!

nice haul :) i can't help but buy stuff from ellana everytime i pass their booth, teehee

Caby said...

Niceee Haul!!! :) Was in Glorietta today and swatched some of the ellana mineral foundations, so tempted to try them! I just know myself, I wont be able to use that up hehe

Crystal said...

mia, haha lucky for me i don't go to megamall often.

caby, they have smaller sizes for foundies if you want :)

GirL With GLasSes... said...

crystal =)

wow! i bet orgasm looks good on you!
and you are so wise by picking those shades of pigments, because if i'll have too much makeup budget, i would definitely pick them too!!! haha!

Crystal said...

jing, haha people keep telling me that about orgasm. anyway, yeah the pigment colors were very useful :)

Gem said...

I'm prolly the nth person who'll tell you this but Orgasm will lok good on you =)

There's ellana in megamall? where exactly?

Crystal said...

gem, haha it's ok. at least i'm reassured that it does look good on me. ellana is located in the supermarket of megamall pero weekends lang. parang booth lang siya.

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