MAC Look In A Box

Don’t you just love when you get a bargain? Well, I have a great one for you today. Mac Cosmetics’ Look in a Box give you just what the names suggests, a complete makeup look, in a box.

There are three different kits available all costing €59 each.  The one I bought was “Sweet and Dreamy” which is a more neutral, earthy toned kit.

In each box you get a two pan eyeshadow palette, an eye kohl, a mascara, a blush, a cream highlight and a lippie. I think all the products are full size apart from the blush (which is still a decent size). Let me show you what I got in my kit:

The eyeshadows I got are “Sweetums” which is a lovely shimmery champagne shade that can be used all over the lid or as a highlight and “Head over Heels” which is a matte warm, medium brown shade that is lovely buffed into the crease or under the eye for some everyday, subtle definition. This would cost around €19 if you were to buy this in store.

The mascara is the In Extreme Dimension Lash mascara which is said to create extreme volume and curl. The jury is still out on this one to be honest. I am still trying to decide if I love it or not! Its definitely not the worst mascara I have used but it just doesn’t work as well as my Too Faced Better than sex mascara. This retails for €25.50.

The blush is Prism which looks quiet brown in the pan but when swatched it is the most beautiful dusky, peachy pink matte shade. This warms up the complexion so nicely. I cannot believe I have only tried this now. This is a small size at 3.2g which would have a gram for gram value of €7.50.

The cream colour base is in shade “Treat me Sweet”. These colour bases are so versatile. They can be used to create a glossy effect or built up to create a more intense pigmented highlight. They can be used on the skin, eyes and lips. This particular shade is a frosty, whitish, champagne shade and this one is limited edition for this kit. It is full size at 3.2g which would cost €19 bought alone.

The lipstick is probably my favourite from the whole collection. “Kinda Sexy” is the most flattering satin peachy nude. I just love it!! Again, around €20 in store.

The eye kohl is “Costa Riche” which is the most amazing reddish brown shade. I adore this pencil and use it in my waterline and to line my upper lash line since I got it. It gives subtle smoke to the eye and makes lighter eyes really pop. These are €18.50 each.

Seriously, what great value!! Six products at a value of €109.50, all for €59. I think this is a total no brainer. Apart from not being overly amazed by the mascara (I am so fussy with mascaras in general though) I love the rest of the products and am so happy that I have added all of these products to my kit.

The other kits available are “Be a little naughty” which is a more sultry, red lip type look and “Be an Original” has more pinkish shades.

I bought my kit from Mac in Brown Thomas on Grafton Street. I think these are not available permanently so I would get them while you can.

Thanks for stopping by.

Anita xxx


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