Before I start, I must stipulate that I'm not a massive fan of MAC cosmetics like the rest of the world is. I think their foundation is too heavy and their products are over priced...but I do like their range of lipsticks. However, for Christmas and my birthday I got a few pieces from the brand, so I decided to do a little post about my thoughts on them.
Mineralize Eye Shadow in 'Aurora', £16.50
150 Large Powder Brush, £32.50.
Opulash Mascara, £14.
Ok first up the eyeshadow:
I do quite like the finished effect but I don't think all the different coloured pigments come out properly. It just produces a smokey metallic eye effect which you are able to get for much cheaper! Overall, not fussed on this item.
I use bronzer nearly every day, so I was after a really good-quality brush to use. For Christmas I asked for the MAC brush gift set which was about £40 and included a range of their brushes but in smaller sizes. I wasn't impressed with it though as the bristles came out of the brushes and they seemed really cheap to me. So I swapped it for just the one full size brush. Although this is much better than the one included in the set, some bristles have come out whilst using it which shouldn't happen with a good brush.
Now this...I do like! It's got a really great brush and doesn't feel too heavy once its applied. I think it does actually give my lashes some volume, so I think it's worth the money. It does however...really smell! I don't think I've ever owned a mascara that smells so this was a bit weird, but it's only a minor detail and wouldn't put me off buying this again.