Παρασκευή, 8 Ιανουαρίου 2010

Mac mini haul

I recently discovered that my favourite outlet in the city also sells discounted cosmetics. I don't know why, but the thought never crossed my mind that I could find Mac products there. Imagine my joy when I did! You have to do a lot of searching amongst shattered eyeshadows and multiply swatched make up stuff to find something unopened and in a good condition. I managed to find a few things (I'm going to do a better search on my next visit) and I'm very happy with what I got, especially for the price I got it!
I got 3 eyeshadows: chill, which is a frosty white (discontinued)
Quarry, which is a soft muted plum-brown (Matte)
Omega, which is a soft muted beige-taupe (Matte)

(here they are in this order from left to right)


Although I haven't seen the warm & cozy collection in person yet (deliberately avoiding Mac lately - have to pay bills!!!), I think that quarry is quite similar to modelette but on the matte side. In my picture they seem a bit washed from the flash but you can get an idea. I was so glad to find these at only 7euros each! I've already depoted them and put them in my palette!

Next, I got two fluidlines: frostlite, a frosty white with gold reflections
and sweet sage, an olive green with gold pearl (both discontinued).



I got these at 5euros each (!) and luckily they were in mint condition. (I sanitized everything just to be sure and even scraped off the top layer from the fluidlines). I love them as eyeshadow bases because they have a nice shimmer that shows through and gives dimension to the colour. They can crease a little bit if you've got oily lids like I do but if you layer the eyeshadows enough then it'll be ok. Frostlite makes a good highlighter for the brow bone or the inner corner of the eye. They say it's like vanilla pigment in a fluidline form.

As you can see from the photo, I also got a brush: a 222 tapered blending brush. I already have 217 and 224, so I grabbed this the minute I saw it! (You can't easily find a Mac brush here for 10euros, believe me!).

That's my mini haul! I will be going back there soon for more treasure hunting...
If you have also found similar bargains in your country or at the internet share them with me, I'd love to know!

xoxo!

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  1. Hi!

    In France, I am not so sure we have outlets for cosmetics. Maybe we do but I have never heard about them. Anyway, twice a year there are MAC sales for past collections if you live in Paris (maybe somewhere else too :) ). Everything is cut down by 50%. Really interesting but you have to be there early :)))

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  2. @ Une fille Lambda : how nice! A 50% off in Mac would be really interesting. I hope our stores will do that some day too, because the outlet was fine but only for past collections.

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  3. Wherever did you find this shop? I would love to find this shop. I'm loving your haul!

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  4. @Melia: it's the Factory outlet in Piraeus. I haven't tried the one at Spata yet but I'm sure there will be some Mac there too. If you go let me know what you got!!! :)

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  5. Wow, sweet sage fluidline looks gorgeous!!!
    I bet it looks great on. XOXO from Brazil :)

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  6. Yes it is a beautiful green colour! Thanks for stopping by. XO!!!

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  7. mipws 8umasai se poia odo einai peripou???

    kala feygw k aurio an einai na brw skies me 7 eurw!!!t pinelo poso eixe mhpws 8umasai???

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  8. @Leli: Einai stin Peiraiws katevainontas ligo prin ftaseis Peiraia sto aristero sou xeri, tha to deis einai megalo. Sta Spata einai konta sto IKEA. Thelei psaksimo gia na vreis skies tis prokopis k an prolaveis isws vreis k to pinelo (ekane 10eurw). Kala pswnia! :)

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  9. euxaristw..na'sai kala...
    k mn anhsyxeis ama einai n brw toso fthnes skies mac t antexw t psa3imo!!!

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