Mini MAC Cosmetics Haul (+Swatches)

MAC-Cosmetics-haul

What better way to start off the weekend then go on a mini shopping spree at the MAC Cosmetics store?! 

For Christmas my employer surprised me with a gift card which I could use at the MAC Cosmetics store here in Rotterdam. That is probably the best (Christmas) present anyone could give me! I mean… do you hear me complaining?! I didn’t think so either!

At first I totally forgot about the card and it had been chilling in one of my drawers for months. When I opened the drawer last week I knew I just had to take it out and use it on some great met MAC Cosmetics items or else it would disappear in the drawer again. So I went on my way to the MAC Cosmetics store in the Bijenkorf department store here in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

Apart from a new bottle of Fix Fluid in the color NC45 (I used the last drop a week earlier), I decided to treat myself to three new items:

1. ‘Matte’ Lipstick in the color Whirl

Mac Whirl

2. ‘Matte’ Lipstick in the color Yash 

Mac Yash

Both are very pretty nude colors for women with a darker complexion. Whirl is a light brown color with a pinkish undertone where Yash is  much paler… I can’t use it without a darker liner and some Blistex lip balm or else it’ll look like my lips are extremely ashy.

MAC Yash Whirl swatches

3. ‘Swiss Chocolate’ Powder Blush 

MAC Swiss Chocolate

‘Swiss Chocolate’ is a rich dark brown colored blush that I’m going to be using for contouring. It’s the perfect shade for my skin tone.

MAC Swiss Chocolate swatch

I can’t thank my employer enough. These products are a great addition to my ever growing makeup collection! If you want to know what’s in my collection, check out this post. I also mentioned a few of the MAC items in my collection in this post.

Also, stay tuned for an updated post about my most used/favorite makeup products. It’s been a while since I’ve done a post like that so I think it’s about time to do an all new one!

In the meantime: let me know what your favorite MAC makeup items are in the comment section below. I’m always interested in trying new products but don’t always know what to get. So please … Spam your hearts out!!

What’s your favorite MAC Cosmetics product?

Have you read these posts already?

28 Comments

  1. Jen S July 3, 2017

    I’ve been wanting to try Mac’s matte lipstick colors for months now! Unfortunately, they’re a bit out of my price range haha. They look so nice though…

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    • deborahsaysbeauty July 3, 2017

      Hi Jen!

      I have bought a lot of my MAC items on http://www.brigettesboutique.com. Every now and then I go on there to check what items they have available. Usually it saves you abot 20%-30%!

      xoxo,
      Deborah

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  2. aniahalama July 3, 2017

    That matte lipstick though!!!!! I love everything about both of thsoe colors, I think it would look really good on my skin tone, will ahve to try them out.

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  3. Anna K. July 3, 2017

    I’m a huge MAC fan. I love their lipsticks so much! The nude tones and the matte ones. I thinks I’m going to buy some more… 😛

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  4. soulsensecoaching July 3, 2017

    I like the Mac Yash lipstick colour it’s gorgeous. And your employer deserves a round of applause. They nailed the gift giving!

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  5. sierraschomburg July 3, 2017

    I’m a fan of MAC lipsticks! I don’t wear makeup too often but when I do I like to make a statement with a fun lip color!

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    • deborahsaysbeauty July 4, 2017

      Yesss!!!! With the right lipcolor you can get away with a lot! I usually only do my eyebrows and put on a little blush and and some lipstick. What’s your favorite MAC lipcolor?

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  6. Ana De-Jesus July 3, 2017

    The lipsticks are beautiful. I like the sound of the whirl shade it looks gorgeous with your skin tone, so pretty x

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    • deborahsaysbeauty July 4, 2017

      Aww thank you! 🙂 But it’s perfect for almost every skin tone so i’m sure it would compliment you just as great! 🙂

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  7. alisonrost July 4, 2017

    I don’t wear much makeup, but do love some color on my lips. I’d love to try the color YASH .. it’s so pretty for summer!

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    • deborahsaysbeauty July 4, 2017

      I know right! It’s super subtle by the way. It goes with almost every piece of clothing also! 🙂

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  8. brahamjade July 4, 2017

    Great blog post! very interesting and brilliant photos! Keep it up.

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    • deborahsaysbeauty July 6, 2017

      Thanks Jade! Love your blog too! Oh and your instagram feed….Beautiful!!!

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      • brahamjade July 7, 2017

        Thank you very much! Your feedback is really appreciated! 🙂

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  9. Liza Perry July 5, 2017

    Thats a really deep color and I love it! In my opinion only Mac mankes the perfect mat lipstick. Loved your watch btw

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    • deborahsaysbeauty July 6, 2017

      I totally agree with you! MAC mattes are to die for!

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  10. Ellie Chan July 6, 2017

    I haven’t bought MAC cosmetics in years, sadly I’ve always had bad customer service in their stores, however, I went in the other day to buy “twig” lipstick and i’d forgotten how amazing their lipsticks are! This is such a great post, you’ve reminded me how great their product can be!

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    • deborahsaysbeauty July 6, 2017

      I’m glad I was able to that for you
      It’s always nice to see a fellow ‘MACCIE’ happy with her new products!

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  11. Shigufa Saleheen July 6, 2017

    I’m such a fan of brown/nude lipsticks, but I can’t do matte– especially from MAC– for my life! I feel like the regular lipsticks are already too drying! Would you say these ones were too? Great post though, thanks for sharing!

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    • deborahsaysbeauty July 6, 2017

      No not at all! I think they’re very creamy. My lips are really dry usually but with a tiny amount of lip balm these lipsticks look like million bucks!

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  12. Nay @ beautyaddictmama July 8, 2017

    I’m loving Mac’s Matte lipsticks too! I’ve tried a few recently and am in love.

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    • deborahsaysbeauty July 10, 2017

      Once you start using MAC lipsticks you’ll never want anything else!

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  13. London Mumma July 10, 2017

    Which gal doesn’t love a mac gift card! Loved the items that you purchased in this wonderful mini haul, all look great and suit you well.

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    • deborahsaysbeauty July 10, 2017

      Thank you, London Mumma!

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  14. Cassidy's Adventures July 10, 2017

    I’ve tried a few MAC products and have always had pretty great results with them! I love the lipstick color – natural, and sexy. Totally testing it out myself now!!

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    • deborahsaysbeauty July 10, 2017

      Have fun playing with them! I’m sure you’re going to love them as much as I do! 🙂

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  15. beccajtalbot July 17, 2017

    I love Mac makeup but it’s a little pricey (so lucky you had the gift card). The shades you went for compliment your skin colour 🙂

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  16. Javier Moss July 17, 2017

    i’m not into makeup, but i will be sure to recommend this to mom and sister. Great post!

    Reply

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