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Hi beauties! Today I am doing a little MAC Haul of some new things that I purchased recently. It was highly requested on my Instagram and I was going to do a video but I’m still getting my lighting right and the footage isn’t 100% perfect. I didn’t want to leave it for too long so I decided to do it in a post just so it’s up and out there. You can read my thoughts about the products if you wanted to buy them

Before we get into it, I just want to give a shout-out to Naailah from the Rosebank MAC store. Her service was stellar and she was so straightforward with me. She chose to be honest over making a sale and I really respected that.

The first thing I’d like to talk about is the MAC Shadescents fragrances. They were released around a year ago and I personally don’t think they have gotten the promotion and reach that they deserve. They retail at R795 (I personally think that this is a bargain for the 50mL Eau de Parfums) but they were on a special price of R395 at the time. Shadescents is a collection of fragrances inspired by MAC’s most iconic lipsticks.

I have the three fragrances that happen to be my favourite lipsticks too. Ruby Woo is a smoky blend of cherries and leather. I love it for both the daytime and night and I think it is going to be really lovely in the Winter.

Syrupy honey and musks make up Velvet Teddy. It is a very heady and strong scent but the sweet honey really tempers it into something very wearable.

Candy Yum Yum is the first one I bought when they just landed on shelves. It is a sweet balance of tropical fruits and cotton candy! My sweet tooth cannot get enough! The fragrances are beautiful, incredibly long lasting and come in really chic bottles.

I can’t tell you if they’re permanent or are going to disappear off the shelves soon so I’d definitely recommend getting your hand on them.

I also picked up a Rose Fix+ that just hit the shelves. Fix+ is one of my holy-grail face products. I was excited to hear that it now comes in 3 different full sized alternatives. You can get it in Coconut, Lavender and Rose and it retails for R320.  It is a lightweight water mist, packed with green tea, cucumber extract, chamomile and vitamins. It provides insane hydration and also finishes your makeup by blending all together and removing harsh lines and powdery residue. You can also spritz it over your makeup or bare skin throughout the day for a burst of hydration I call it holy water for my skin!

I initially thought that the new ones were just scented but when I read the ingredients I noticed that it does contain rose flower water. I’m glad I picked this one up because rose water is super soothing and nourishing on the skin. I also love the soft pink colour of the liquid.

I have been eyeing the Studio Waterweight foundation for the longest time. My preferred foundation has a dewy finish and this sounded perfect. Waterweight is a light to medium coverage foundation. It is buildable up to 2 layers but leaves and incredibly dewy and flawless finish.  Although it is quite liquid-y it is really easy to work with. It blends on to the skin really effortlessly with both a beauty blender (damp and dry) and brushes.

I have been using it for about three weeks now and I absolutely love it. The finish is absolutely beautiful on my skin and it honestly doesn’t feel like have that much foundation on. It photographs well with no flashback and other products (contour, blush etc.) work really well with it. It also hasn’t aggravated any breakouts which sometimes can happen when you start using a new foundation. I also love to just put a bit on with nothing else when I want my skin to look healthy and even but don’t want to wear makeup. Waterweight has an SPF of 30. My ONLY grumble is that the dropper isn’t very convenient and if you have oily skin or would like proper coverage then I suggest you give Studio Waterweight a miss. It retails for R500.

The last thing I picked up was the new Viva Glam by Sia. I have been collecting MAC’s Viva Glam lipsticks and glosses for a while now because 100% of the selling price goes to the MAC AIDS Fund that assists people who are living with HIV and AIDS all over the world. It’s not a percentage of the profits but the entire R240 price tag that goes to the Fund. I used to receive the fact sheets and what they utilize the funds for is truly astounding.

Buying Viva Glam is just something I do; I purchase every new one regardless of who the celebrity is. I must say, though, that I really do love this one. The packaging is gorgeous and it is a warm red shade that I am pretty sure will suit most skin tones.

So, that’s it. Please let me know if you try any of the products I mentioned and if there’s anything you recommend I try. You can comment below or tweet me @LadyZaa.

Until next time

Love and sparkles

Zaakira xo

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