The U.S. Haul // MAC, ABH, Drugstore & More!

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreHere comes the second part of this completely ridiculous haul from the United States, if you haven’t checked out the first installment where I talk all things Sephora, make sure to check it out here! In this installment there’s MAC, there’s Anastasia Beverly Hills, there’s a LOT of drugstore and there’s a few other bits and pieces…

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreMAC /
Lipstick in Peach BlossomEntirely convinced by ViviannaDoesMakeup and liking that is was similar but still different from my fave, Patisserie, I was very keen to take this one home. ($16USD, $36AUD)
Lipstick in Speak LouderI also wanted to pick up a brighter shade so I went for the bright pink, which is admittedly similar to Lustering but I like it all the same. ($16USD, $36USD)
Sized To Go Pigment in Vanilla Although I really wanted the Tan pigment, I instead picked up this teeny tiny pigment in the shade Vanilla after hearing so many good things about it. ($10USD, $18AUD)
Cream Colour Base in Shell
KathleenLights raves about these creamy highlighters and it was love at first swatch with the shade Shell. I don’t have too many cream highlighters so this’ll be a good little learning curve. ($21USD, $36AUD)
Mineralise Skin Finish in Lightscapade –
I’ve had my eye on these ones for so long so it was high up on my list of things to grab when I was over in the States and it certainly hasn’t disappointed! ($32USD, $47AUD)
MAC 217 Blending Brush
I know I didn’t need any more eye blending brushes but I couldn’t resist possibly the most talked about eye brush on the Internet. ($24USD, $37AUD)
MAC Half Lash Curler
My mum was saying she wanted to try an eyelash curler so I thought this would be a good choice for her as it’s a little easier and safer to use. And then, of course, I picked one up for myself too. ($21USD, $28AUD)
MAC Sized To Go Prep + Prime Fix+ – 
This was another thing that I’ve heard a stack about, so when I saw this mini size, I thought it was worth a go. ($10USD, N/A in AUS)

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreL to R: Peach Blossom, Speak Louder, Vanilla, Shell, Lightscapade

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreMacy’s /
Laura Mercier Un Été À Ibiza Face Illuminator in Indiscretion – I went to Macy’s to swatch this beauty, fully expecting them to be sold out like everyone else but surprisingly, they had 9 in stock so I didn’t miss my chance. This thing is seriously an artwork.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Eyeshadow Quad in shades Touch of Lilac, Amber, Dusty Rose & Birkin – Unfortunately a lot of the stuff I was after at ABH was sold out for the time that I was there but I was still keen to get some eyeshadows. I settled on these four shades although there are still a few in the line that have my eye… The formula of these is super impressive and I’m glad I spent the money on them!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lipgloss in Petal – They didn’t have the Liquid Lipstick shades I wanted but they did have this GORGEOUS lip gloss. It smells like the Glasshouse Tahaa candle and has crazy intense pigmentation. I ended up wearing this a lot while I was over there, too.
I also picked up a backup of my Brow Wiz as they were doing a gift with purchase over a certain price and I thought that the Clear Brow Gel was a fairly reasonable gift!
The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreL to R: Laura Mercier Indiscretion, ABH Touch of Lilac, Amber, Dusty Rose, Birkin, Petal

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreI was very excited to head to Bath & Body Works and stock up on my favourite scent, Sweet Pea. This scent reminds me of my first trip to America when I was 14 and I’ve loved it ever since. The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreI also dropped into the Birchbox store in Soho to make my own little box up (it was so much fun, I’ll admit) and also into the & Other Stories store to try out some of their range. The hand creams and nail polishes caught my eye.

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and morePerhaps my favourite experience while I was over in NYC was going to the Bite Beauty Lip Lab and making my own custom lipsticks. It was SO much fun and it’s so cool that I now have two completely personalised lipsticks. I’ll have a full post up about the experience soon, hopefully!

Drugstore /
Here’s where the serious craziness begins…

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreComplexion /
L’Oreal True Match Foundation in Natural Ivory
It’s frustrated me for SO long that Australia doesn’t carry my shade in this range and when I got to America, I was actually overwhelmed with the choice of warm, neutral and cool toned shades. I ended up going for Natural Ivory and it seems to work well.
L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte in 101 Classic Ivory – This has been getting veeeery hyped up in the beauty community so I knew I wanted to give it a shot. So far, so good – I really like how this looks on the skin!
Maybelline Master Conceal Concealer in 10 Fair – I was super intrigued by all of the Maybelline things that hadn’t made it to Oz yet, this one really got my attention.

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreL to R: L’Oreal True Match, L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte, Maybelline Master Conceal
The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreCheeks / 
Milani Rose Powder Blush in Tea Rose – How flippin’ pretty is this blush? I’ll admit I bought it for the design but it’s also a really, really nice blush!
Milani Illuminating Face Powder in Beauty’s Touch – Another seriously gorgeous design, good on you Milani. 
NYC Smooth Skin Bronzing Face Powder in Sunny – This was ridiculously cheap and I’ve heard plenty of people rave about it so I’m excited to see how it goes.
L’Oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator in Ice These launched while I was over there so I went on the hunt but I couldn’t find any of the other shades, unfortunately. This has been getting mixed reviews so I’m very interested. 

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreL to R: Milani Tea Rose, Milani Beauty’s Touch, NYC Sunny, L’Oreal Ice

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreEyes /
Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder Eyeshadow in Bella Caffé – I have another from this range which I really like so I thought I’d grab another one in a deeper neutral.
Maybelline ExpertWear Eyeshadow in Nude Glow – I’m not sure what it was that drew me to this eyeshadow in particular but I’ve tried it since then and it’s a lovely rose gold shade.
No7 Fanomenal Lash Serum – I saw this sitting there and thought it was worth a try. I’ve always been keen to buy a lash serum but they’re all so expensive. This one was $10ish! I’ll have to remember to report back in a few weeks…The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreL to R: Milani Bella Caffé, Maybelline Nude Glow

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreLips /
Yep, yet again I struggled to show self control when it came to the lip products. Whoops.

Revlon Ultra HD Lip Lacquer in HD Pink SapphireI’m not normally a fan of glosses with glitter in them but I liked the look of this one, for some reason.
Maybelline Colour Elixirs in Breathtaking Apricot and Celestial Coral
 – I am truly in love with these glosses so I knew I’d end up picking up a few of the shades that haven’t come over to Australia. Both of them are seriously gorgeous, I only wish I bought more…
Almay Color + Care Liquid Lip Balm in Pink Pout – EssieButton has mentioned these before and the shade range looked pretty  and I am definitely impressed – it feels really nice and nourishing on the lips.
No7 Shine & Tint in Sultry – I swatched this one randomly and was really surprised by the texture and the colour so into the basket it went…
Wet n Wild Megalast Lip Colour in Pinkerbell, Cherry Picking & Just Peachy – I hear so much about these that I knew I’d have to pick them up. So far, I’m not quite sure what to think of them as they are quite stiff but the colours are admittedly gorgeous.
Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched – Purely to test the difference between the U.S and Australian versions…
The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreL to R: Revlon HD Pink Sapphire, Maybelline Breathtaking Apricot, Maybelline Celestial Coral, Almay Pink Pout, No7 Sultry, Wet N Wild Pinkerbell, Wet N Wild Cherry Picking, Wet N Wild Just Peachy

The U.S. Haul with MAC, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Laura Mercier, Bite Beauty, Bath & Body Works, Birchbox, Drugstore makeup and moreMy last purchase was actually a birthday gift from my parents after finding this GORGEOUS Lauren Ralph Lauren bag for a great price. I’d been after a tan handbag for a little while and this one is sooo perfect!

ALRIGHT. That’s it. Congratulations if you got this far. That’s all of the things that came home with me from the United States. I am a crazy, crazy person and my wallet has run off into hiding after it’s overuse over the last month or so. I hope you enjoyed having a peek into my shopping bags, and I promise I’ll shut up about NYC soon – back to regular posts on Thursday!
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  • Shilpa Shetty

    Waaw. I’m literally drooling over your Haul. Especially loved all the Mac makeup products and the Lauren Ralph Lauren bag. Love to see the review on MAC Sized To Go Prep + Prime Fix+
    and MAC Mineralise Skin Finish in Lightscapade.

    • hehe so many things! Will try to get a review up of those bits at some point for you 🙂 but so far I loooove them both!

  • I put MAc shell on my wishlist the second Kathleen raved about it lol Haven’t purchased it yet but it won’t be long! Amazing haul!!!

    RachelShuchatMakeup

  • Woohooo! The price disparity between MAC US and here is ridic, especially for the lipsticks! Glad you are liking Peach Blossom – I’m still yet to pick up Patisserie hah! Yeah I’ve read/seen some pretty negative reviews about the Loreal highlighters so I’m interested in seeing how you go with it! I definitely want to pick up those shades of the Maybelline Elixirs – so gutted they didn’t bring them over here! Same with the Almay balm/gloss thangs 🙂

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • Yeah, the lipsticks are definitely where it’s the craziest! You definitely need to pick it up next time there’s a sale at Myer that applies to MAC or something! Will be sure to report back on the L’Oreal highlighter once I’ve had a play! and ughhh I just love the Maybelline Elixirs but they hardly sell at my work which is just strange!

  • the two mac lippies are gorgeous, very jealous of all of your goodies x

    Hannah | Heyitshannaah

  • MAC’s Lightscapade is my daily highlighter I just LOVE it!
    Beauty Wanderer

  • Jacquelyn Cox

    OKAY. THAT WAS OVERWHELMING.
    EVERYTHING IS AMAZING. I LOVE THE HANDBAG, I LOVE ALL THE MAC PRODUCTS AND I LOVE THE LAURA MERCIER INDISCRETION HIGHLIGHTER. OMG.

    Jacquelyn xx | heytherejacquelyn

  • So much yes at this entire blog post! Can’t wait to see you post about all of these goodies x

    Katina | http://www.katinalindaa.com

  • So many beautiful products! I especially love all your drugstore lip picks! I know I would go just as crazy if I went to the States. Everything is just so affordable!

    xx Julia
    missjulziez.blogspot.com.au

    • There were so many great things in the drugstore! Although not as affordable considering the exchange rate at the moment 🙁

  • The design is enough for me, just an added bonus that it’s a gorgeous colour 😉
    Sweet Pea is a sort of sweet, fruity, white floral – it’s not the most mature scent but I love it all the same!

  • I have the same bag in black and I love it so much! Great haul 😀

  • You definitely do – it was so lovely to get away for a while and shop my heart out 😉

  • That is SO cool you got to make your own lipsticks! Wish we could do that in AUS. And that handbag is gorgeous.