Friday, November 13, 2009

Ben Nye and MAC Haul

Hi Bellas!

It's the week of haul videos :)  I wanted to make sure and post this before it got too old, lol.  This is a haul from last week.  I headed to MAC on Thursday to check out the release of their Holiday lipglass/lustreglass sets.  Then I made a trek over to Atlanta Costume - Norcostco on Saturday.  They're pretty much the only location here in Atlanta that sells theatrical makeup brands.

Check out my video for the haul!

Here are the lipglass/lustreglass sets from MAC.  There is a deep, soft, and bright set.  They retail for $30 and you get 5 mini glosses.  If you're trying to expand your collection and want to try a bunch of new colors, this is a cheap way to do so.  It's great for stocking a makeup artist's kit as well.  Personally, I never finish a complete tube of gloss for myself or in my kit, so these cheaper and smaller glosses are great!  The packaging is also super cute and they make a great gift.  I have a feeling the soft/nude set will sell out since these are popular colors.

Here are some swatches...on top is the soft set, middle is the deep set, and bottom is the bright set.

Next I have my Ben Nye goodies.  This is such an amazing and affordable makeup brand.  I picked it up at Atlanta can also order from them online at  If you're in the area and you have a makeup artist business card, make sure to show it to them for a 10% discount.

My favorite items so far are the peachy colored neutralizer cream crayon (works great on dark circles!) and the Ben Nye banana powder (amazing translucent powder which seems to brighten my skin!).  The rest are really cool FX stuff...check out my video to hear more.

Here are some swatches of the Ben Nye Cream Colors.  In total I have about 8 of these.  They're very similar to MUFE flash colors but they're only $4 a pop!  I like to use them like how I'd use a MAC cream colour base.  They're very pigmented as you can see from the swatches below.

That's it for now...have a great weekend!


LeeAnn said...

Cool! Im going to have to try those Ben Nye color creams. I have been dying to get my hands on MUFE's flash color case but just cant justify spending $94 on it! Thanks for the post!

Phyllis Bourne said...

OMIGOD! I have to have ALL of those lipglass/lustreglass sets. They are gorgeous!!!!

Caby said...

Great Haul! I wish thet had ben nye here. Ben Nye is on top of my list when I go to the states soon! So excited!

Jasmin said...

Love the haul.. The swatches are fab. Love the colors.

Mayra said...

thanks for the post. I will have to swing by MAC and pick the nude set up!

sssdawna said...

the glass sets from mac are super cute!

don't forget to enter my giveaway if you have a minute. everyone is welcome to, but today is the last day <3

Louzee said...

Ren, you are uber cool. I've been following your blog for a while and just subscribed a few moments ago. You're talented and I wish you all the best in your business. I like using Paradise MakeupAQ. It's water-based, intensely colored and great for doing children's face painting and some extreme face art. You're going to love that Ben Nye banana powder. You think you'll ever do some haute couture? I'd love to see some of those looks from you!