Recently I spring cleaned my makeup collection and realised I had accumulated quite a few Mac products. A few of them were empties that I was saving for an empties video, a couple I had hit pan on and the other items were Products that had dried up (Paint Pot ) & a cream blush I've had for a while but never liked enough to use it regularly.
So before I get started I thought I'd explain exactly what "Back to Mac" is just incase you aren't familiar with the Back to M.A.C programme. If you return 6 used products back to a Mac store/Counter (I believe they do it online too) you get to exchange your finished goods for a new Mac lipstick of your choice. Brilliant I know! I remembered hearing about Back to Mac a while ago but up until recently I thought it was only a thing that was done in the US. I asked on Twitter if it worked in the Uk and found out it did so i took a trip down to the M.A.C counter (selfridges) in Marble Arch; London.
Here are the Items I traded in; A collection of Mineralize Powders, Cream to powder foundations, My favourite Pro-longwear Concelaer, Cream blush, Paint pot in indian wood,Brush Cleanser & Studio Fix +
And here are the Two lipsticks I chose;
Ruby woo & Media
After minutes of swatching and comparing, I opted for Ruby Woo & Media. I also loved the look of Mocha (Nudey brown) But I decided to go all out and stay away from neutral tones as I usually do.
(I will however be going back for Mocha! Lol! =P)
I have no idea why I've hesitated to buy Ruby Woo for so long! Its a vibrant shade of red and the best part is that it has a gorgeous Matte Finish. Its one of those shades I thought would never suit me but it honestly would suit anybody. Its beautiful!
Media is a Lipstick that I've seen Jen from Clothes Encounters wear a lot and I've always loved the dark gothic edge it can give to a look/ outfit simply by adding this lipstick. A great choice for the colder months.
I'll most likely do a mini blogpost on each of the lipsticks with more detail and swatches in the near future!
Have you 'Back to Mac'd' Before? Which are your must have Mac lipsticks?