I’m a bit of hoarder when it comes to makeup, and I tend to keep a lot of my old stuff, especially if it’s limited edition, so I thought I’d show you guys some of it. This is mainly old MAC collections but there’ll be some odd bit and bobs in between too. I know some of these are unavailable to buy now (at least in the limited edition packaging) but I’ll link to those you can get, or add alternatives at the end.
First up is MAC Hark The Heraldy Face Kit from the Tartan Tale collection. This came out all the way back in October 2010 (yikes), and I got this as a Christmas present from my older brother. Such a shame I didn’t keep the box. It was covered in the same tartan pattern as the face kit, and I remember unboxing it and everyone going “ooh” and “aah” at just how cool this is. The top of the face kit is covered in soft tartan fabric, and just opening it is quite a gadgety feeling. There’s a handy mirror in the kit, and to reveal the beauty powder underneath the two blushes you simply click them to the side.
1 Powder Blush “Dame”
This is such a gorgeous blush for paler skin tones; it’s very sheer and doesn’t go on heavy. You can easily build it up though, but I quite like how subtle and natural it looks. On medium to dark skin tones it might not show up very well though.
2 Powder Blush “Plum Foolery”
Definitely the most universal shade out of the three. This is a gorgeous shimmery plum shade, and quite a bit warmer than the one mentioned above. This suits most skin tones, and gives a really nice warm sheen to the cheeks. Easy to build up as well.
3 Beauty Powder “Oh So Fair”
I have to admit that I’ve hardly even used this. It’s very sheer, and difficult to build up, as it’s a beauty powder and not a blush. I get the point of sheer neutral beauty powders, but I think it’s tricky with a pink one. If you’re after a very very subtle blush, this might be for you, but I find it hardly shows.
The first two blushes are still available and permanent in MAC’s collection worldwide, but the beauty powder in “Oh So Fair” was a limited edition. In my honest opinion you’re not missing out, I’d simply get “Dame” instead and just tap the brush a few times before applying, so you get a super sheer application.
I still find myself reaching for this kit, and going “ooh” at the cool packaging. I hope you enjoyed my first Flashback Friday post; I think it’s nice to look back at old beauty products every now and then, and I always love when other beauty bloggers do these kind of posts.
Lots of love,