Duty free MAC purchases


With hours to kill at various airports whilst we travelled around Australia and New Zealand, it was inevitable that a lot of my time would be spent aimlessly perusing the aisles of duty free…just to see what bits I could pick up and save myself a few pennies. The unmissable black and white signage of MAC drew me in at Christchurch Airport and I ended up adding two more, pink-based products to my already groaning makeup collection.

I love shimmery, highlighted cheekbones. I rarely finish my makeup without a sweep of highlighter or pearlescent blusher and MAC have always boasted such a great range of these products. MAC’s Gentle is a mineralised blush perfectly described as “raspberry with gold pearl”. It really warms the face with the lightest of sweeps and gives your skin a golden-pink glow without being too sparkly or glittery. The mineralised blushers have always been a favourite of mine as you get a gorgeous colour and highlighter in one, and Gentle is definitely one of the prettiest I’ve tried.

It would have been rude to leave MAC without fawning over the rows and rows of lipstick and there was one particular pink (quelle surprise!) lipstick that caught my eye. MAC’s Pink Pearl Pop not only wins awards for the sweetest named product I’ve heard in while but is also one of the nicest pink lipsticks I’ve swooned over of late. It was released a few months ago as part of the MAC Cremesheen + Pearl collection and I’m pleased to say is very much a permanent product. Described as a “frosty mid tonal pink” – it isn’t frosty at all in my opinion but slightly shimmery with a medium blue-pink finish. The cremesheen formula means that is completely buildable from a soft, delicate pink to a more intense, bubblegum pink with a glossy, balm-like finish. Beautiful!

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  1. 5th May 2013 / 9:19 am

    I think I may own Mac Gentle which i'm very pleased about as soon as i saw it here I wanted it. That lipstick is lovely too, will definitely be swatching that when i'm next at a Mac xx

  2. 5th May 2013 / 9:39 am

    Both products are amazing and look pretty beautiful on you! <3

  3. 5th May 2013 / 9:56 am

    It's hard to say no to Mac, especially when you can get a discount. The two products you picked up look lovely, the lipstick really suits you xx

    Angelica // OneLittleVice

  4. 5th May 2013 / 10:03 am

    Such lovely shades!

    Lyonsnotes.blogspot.co.uk xx

  5. 5th May 2013 / 10:21 am

    How much cheaper were they in Duty Free? I'm flying to Canada soon, so will be indulging in the Duty Free, but just wanted to know the rough saving? Thanks, those products look gorgeous! xx

  6. 5th May 2013 / 11:10 am

    Looks really pretty 🙂 I got Girl About Town recently! 🙂 Love it xx

  7. 5th May 2013 / 1:15 pm

    I've wanted Gentle for a while, you've just reminded me! Looks lovely on you 🙂

  8. 5th May 2013 / 1:32 pm

    The blush looks gorgeous! Amazing colour! x


  9. 5th May 2013 / 2:09 pm

    I was lucky enough to score the Heroine Lipstick and gloss before it sold out. Still checking Ebay every now and then for Silly! xx


  10. 5th May 2013 / 6:37 pm

    Pink Pearl Pop looks lovely! x

  11. 5th May 2013 / 6:47 pm

    The blush looks so pretty! I wouldn't personally pick up this lipstick in the shop myself, but it has changed my mind after seeing it on you! xx


  12. 6th May 2013 / 8:57 am

    Ohhh I love the blush, it's so pretty. I'm equally obsessed with pink lippie, so this will probably go on my list too. Sigh!!

    Sara at BelfastBeautyLove xx

  13. 6th May 2013 / 9:07 am

    I love MAC gentle, I need to get myself some more mineralize blush!
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

  14. 6th May 2013 / 5:25 pm

    I absolutely love this lipstick! You look pretty 🙂

    Annie @ thebeautybibel.blogspot.com

  15. 7th May 2013 / 7:57 pm

    ahh i need to go on holiday to get some money of mac hahah x

  16. 7th May 2013 / 7:57 pm

    ahh i need to go on holiday to get some money of mac hahah x

  17. 8th May 2013 / 8:26 am

    How much were the LIPSTICKS in the christchurch duty free??
    Im flying out of there soon, and just wanted to know if its worth buying them from there?

  18. 17th May 2013 / 12:37 pm

    I always pick up bits from duty free, it's just rude not too!