Sunday, 10 February 2013

MAC Archie Girls UK Release Haul - Valentines Day Gift

Here it is :D! This wasn't going to be one of my Valentine's day gifts but being released earlier than I expected it now has hehe! Some people don't like the packaging I guess I don't mind although if the packaging on the Pearlmatte's was the same as the blushers it wouldn't be so bad. I think the lipstick's look pretty cute. I also got a lipstick from the Pretty Making collection and wow I love the packaging.  I bought my stuff from Selfridges with their silly £5 P&P as for MAC there is too many different dates been given the only one that made sense for me was from a Twitter friend who is a MAC Artist she mentioned all collections are released in-store the first Thursday of the month and two days earlier they are released online this makes sense as the 'Strength' collection was released just like that but lets wait and see I wish it was just like the USA with no banter.

Anyway on to the pictures:




 






Pearlmatte's - I wouldn't use these as a blusher but they give a gorgeous glow with their pearlescent elements, they would be great to wear on their own if you are going for a natural look I use them with my blusher or on the apples of my cheek.

Blushers - Betty blush is a very soft subtle tone so with me it takes a little build up but I quite like it. Veronica blush looks bright in the pan and is very pigmented its different to 'Dolly Mix' rather than hot pink this leans more Magenta.

Lipsticks - I went for mainly the Veronica shades except for Betty Bright as I like bright bold colours. 'Boyfriend Stealer' isn't a shade I'd wear on its own much I bought this more to mix with other colours and it works great.At the moment I'm loving 'Daddy's Little Girl' it comes in Satin finish and lasts ages.

Pretty Making Lipstick - The packaging is amazing and cute, I picked 'Runaway Red' which is a deep red I tend to make this even deeper by mixing it with 'Boyfriend Stealer'.

What do you think? Have you bought anything from this collection or is there anything you are eying up?

42 comments:

  1. You're one lucky lady Aqeela! Enjoy your goodies :) xo

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  2. I really love the colours but in my personal opinion the packaging lets it down slightly. However having said that I may have to overlook that little niggle after seeing these swatches! Great review!

    Becky
    beckys makeup

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    1. Ye it's a good job the products themself are really good x

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  3. Gorgeous products, very tempted by the pearlmattes but the packaging does nothing for me :( Makes it look cheap in my opinion, but seeing as they are great colours I won't care!
    Grace
    aglaiabeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yea the packaging on the pearl mattes specifically is a let down but they are gorgeous x

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  4. so is it in Selfriges aswel as online

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    1. I got mine online but I think it's launched instore too x

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  5. i LOVE all the things you got, especially the lipsticks! you lucky girl :)!! and i actually really like the packaging, i think it's really fun :)!
    hopefully i'll be able to get something nice from this collection before it's all gone :).and i really hope the damn MAC counter here in Turku, Finland will have these as they never have any nice collections available there :/.

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    1. That's a shame I really hope u can get some x

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  6. Ooh i may nw hve to purchase betty bright!!! Lol!! Xxx

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  7. Oh wow, I LOVE the look of Pearlmattes, they're absolutely gorgeous!

    Emily Jane xo

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    1. Totally agree, the detailing is beautiful x

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  8. Well hello! Fantastic photos Aqeela :)

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  9. there jealousy and then there's me!!!! I'm beyond jealous right now!!!!!!!! I'm actually happy that I didn't get the veronica blush now because it doesn't seem very pigmented but I will wait til that is in store before I make my mind up

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  10. Veronica is very pigmented these are one swatch swipes maybe it's the flash too x

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  11. I'm so obsessed with my Archie's Girls lipsticks, I don't know which one I love more; Ronnie Red, Betty Bright or Daddy's Little Girl. All so pretty<3

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    1. U guys get access to more of the collection and before us so jel :( x

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  12. I wasn't excited about this but i love some of the blush colours. xx

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    1. I've been waiting for it for months lol x

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  13. This looks so gorgeous, lucky girl I really want the lipsticks

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/

    x


    Oh and I'm running a giveaway, if you want to pop over and have a nosey!

    http://alittlebitunique.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/my-first-giveaway.html



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  14. I want to like this collection, but the packaging is putting me off so much! Think I need to pop into store to look at it myself first :)

    Luce from www.bonjourluce.com, would love for you to check out my blog :) x

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    1. You will fall in love when u see it in person and swatch the stuff :) will pop over x

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  15. What an adorable collection! Personally, I don't mind the packaging. It's different :-)
    Thanks for the followback on Twitter :-) I'm delighted to have found your blog and am a new follower as well!
    Have a great day!

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    1. I'm the same I don't mind it so much, thank you for the follows x

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  16. What a great gift! I love the look of some of the lipsticks and the darker blush. :)

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  17. Oh wowww, these look incredible. I have to buy the Betty bright lipstick, your colour swatch looks fantastic! Are they a similar consistency to the usual Mac Lipsticks? What beautiful packaging too, swoooon :)

    Victoria at In the Frow xx

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    1. Hehe they really are gorgeous I can find out what finish Betty Bright is if u like? Xx

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  18. I love the lipsticks but not to crazy about the blush shades :)
    Stop by my blog if you like

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  19. I rather like the packaging, it's cute and how else could they package an Archie girls collection really?
    BTW found you via the blog hop so now following on GFC, hope you can check out my blog and maybe if you like it you could follow back as I am trying to get to 300 followers by the end of this week :)
    Angela x

    http://british-bargains-and-beauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I agree maybe they could have kept the packaging on the pearl mattes the same as the blushers, but I love all the stuff anyway. Thanks for following, heading over to your blog x

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  20. I love Daddy's Little Girl too. I'm glad I found your blog. It's great!

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  21. I love your choices!
    Did the palettes not take your fancy?

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    1. I read too many bad reviews and couldn't justify paying nearly £40 for the risk

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  22. Love the look of the whole Archies Girls collection! especially the blushers:)! good post xo

    Shabby Chic and Tea♥

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    1. Me too I'm loving everything I got and thank you x

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