August 09, 2015

Chicago Makeup Haul | MAC, LORAC, Bite Beauty


Chicago Makeup Haul


So, as promised from my previous post, here is my haul from Chicago! I stopped at Water Tower Place and went to Macy's, Sephora, and also hit up a few Nordstrom Rack locations! I am so excited to play with all of the new goodies I picked up!


If any of you are in the Chicago area, or are going to that area soon, I highly recommend going to the Macy's in Water Tower Place, they have just about every cosmetic counter you could possibly imagine.


So let's get in to what I got while I was in Chicago!



First stop was Nordstrom Rack. Check out my post from last week of some of the deals I saw at Nordstrom Rack in Chicago HERE. I picked up two limited edition items from Stila and LORAC!



LORAC The Royal Eye Shadow Palette Set
$17.97, normally $35


This limited edition for Holiday 2014 set features 3 powder eyeshadow quads; one silver toned, one purple toned, and one neutral gold toned. The LORAC eye shadow formulation is very soft, creamy, and pigmented. I cannot wait to dig into these shadows and create some gorgeous eye looks! 




"Silver Silk"


"Gold Satin"


"Plum Velvet"




Stila Pretty In Pink Blush
$9.97 (0.3 oz), normally $18


This limited edition blush for Valentine's Day 2015 is a light shimmery pink with a shimmery medium pink overlay. I must say, I absolutely adore the powders Stila releases for Valentine's Day, they're too adorable not to! If you like a shimmery pink blush, or just the thought of owning this, go to the Nordstrom Rack on Chicago Ave and get it before it's gone! Plus for $10 it's the same price as a drugstore blush!




Stila Pretty In Pink Blush


Stila Pretty In Pink Blush



Next up is the MAC counter at Macy's!



I only picked up one thing. I had my six Back to Mac items for a free lipstick and I thought I would pick up one of the most well-known of MAC lipsticks for the Fall, Up the Amp.



MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in "Up the Amp"
$16 (0.1 oz)


"Up the Amp" is a gorgeous medium lavender toned violet. The amplified creme formula is a moisturizing shiny finish that leaves a healthy look to the skin but still providing an opaque color. It does not have great wear time, but with a lip liner underneath, it helps the color last on the lips. This color is the perfect color of purple for anyone to wear. 




MAC Amplified Creme Lipstick in "Up the Amp"


Up the Amp
Amplified Creme Lipstick

MAC



And lastly, I hit up Sephora inside Water Tower Place. 


I had a couple returns to make and I really wanted to pick up a couple more shades of the Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons. And of course, being that it's my birthday month, I also received the NARS Birthday Gift. 



Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in "Sucre"
$24 (0.05 oz)


The Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayons are a very soft, creamy, lip pencil that provides opaque color with excellent staying power and contains non-toxic ingredients. The pencils themselves are 96% natural. "Sucre" is a warm medium pink. Perfect for those with medium to deep skin tones during any time of the year. Full review coming!



Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in "Sucre"


Sucre
Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty




Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in "Brandy"
$24 (0.05 oz)


Because Fall is right around the corner, I also picked up "Brandy", a dark wine red. Not too dark as to be vampy, but not a brick red either. This is going to be the perfect dark lip color for those of you who are not ready to try a vampy lip but want something dramatic. I can't wait to pair this with a matte eye look. Pair it with some boots and jeans and I'll be all set for Fall! Full review coming! 




Bite Beauty Matte Creme Lip Crayon in "Brandy"


Brandy
Matte Creme Lip Crayon

Bite Beauty



NARS Sephora Free Birthday Gift Lip Duo

The free birthday gift from Sephora changes every year. This year the gift features two NARS Lip Pencils. One Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in "Cruella" (0.06 oz), and one Satin Lip Pencil in "Rikugien" (0.05 oz).


"Cruella" is a deep matte brick red that is 100% opaque with one pass. The formula is very creamy and easy to apply. Full review coming!


"Rikugien" is a shimmery light champagne pink. The color is on the sheer side but the color can be built up. The formula is very creamy and very soft, and easy to apply. This color will flatter fair to medium skin tones, it is too light for dark to deep skin tones.




NARS Sephora Birthday Gift


NARS Sephora Birthday Gift


(Left) Cruella, (Right) Rikugien




I cannot wait to wear these lipsticks and let you know I like them! Hope you guys are ready for August!





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