Currently on My (Latest) MAC Wish List…

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MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul

MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul

Rise and shine, you marvelous Tuesday morning makeup warrior! πŸ™‚

I neglected to mention my MAC mall adventures at Nordie’s yesterday, and you’re the only person I know who would appreciate them.


So, when I stopped by the MAC counter yesterday I had the best intentions, I swear. All I meant to do was pick up a bulk pack of MAC Wipes and leave. Zip in, zip out.

LOL! Yeah, right though. When has that ever happened?

I expected to only be there for a minute or two, but the Nordie’s in Corte Madera rearranged their entire beauty department into these long aisles, like in a Sephora, instead of the regular department store layout, where the different brands have their own circular islands.

In other words, I got distracted. I started swatching on the back of my hand and snapping pics on my phone, lost track of time, and before you know it, I’m typing a new MAC wish list on my phone.

This is only about the ten thousandth time this has happened…


I’m saving this list for the next time I need to do some serious stress shopping.

My Feb. 2014 MAC Stress Shopping Wish List

  1. MAC Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul ($25): I wish the swatch below of this mid-toned beige with gorgeous golden pearl conveyed the shimmer better because it looks deceptively flat in the pic. In person, I think it’s breathtaking… Reminds me a little of the Hourglass Ambient Powders. I bet it would look incredible on cheeks as a subtle blush/highlighter and partner well with the bolder smokey eye looks I love.
  2. MAC Pro Longwear Lipglasses in Whoops and Forever Rose ($20 each): I always get so distracted by the regular Lipglasses and Plushglasses that I usually forget about the Pro Longwear Lipglasses, which is terribly unfortunate and silly of me because I also think they’re great. πŸ™‚ These two — bright coral Whoops and mid-toned neutral Forever Rose — really stood out to me yesterday. Both look perfect for spring and summer. Gloss lust! I haz it.
  3. Eye Shadows in Coppering, Antiqued, Twinks and Mythology ($15 each): I’ve been on a MAC permanent eyeshadow kick for…I dunno. I was gonna type “weeks,” but it’s almost certainly been longer than that. I’ve also been mining my makeup bag for old favorites, like last weekend, I spent some time with Amber Lights, a warm and shimmery peachy brown I’ve loved for years. I started looking for shades to wear it with at the counter yesterday and found this combo of warm colors, which I think should complement Amber Lights nicely, along with Costa Riche Eye Khol (my current liner jam!).
MAC Pro Longwear Lipglasses in Whoops (left) and Forever Rose (right)

Pro Longwear Lipglasses in Whoops (left) and Forever Rose (right)

MAC Swatches, clockwise from the upper left: Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul, Pro Longwear Lipglass in Whoops, Pro Longwear Lipglass in Forever Rose, and Eye Shadows in Mythology, Twinks, Antiqued and Coppering

MAC Swatches, clockwise from the upper left: Mineralize Blush in Warm Soul, Pro Longwear Lipglass in Whoops, Pro Longwear Lipglass in Forever Rose, and Eye Shadows in Mythology, Twinks, Antiqued and Coppering

There you have it — the three latest things on my latest MAC wish list. How about you? Is there anything new on yours?

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,


P.S. No heat in the house yet, but my love for makeup is keeping me warm (that and a space heater). πŸ™‚ You have a great day, ‘k? Talk to you soon.


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  1. Lora says:

    Karen, I think you just inspired me to trade in my empties with those shadow colors πŸ™‚

  2. Bella says:

    I need Swiss Chocolate and Shroom eyeshadows. I have a quad with Sable, Ricepaper, Soba and All That Glitters. I want to replace Soba with Swiss Chocolate for the crease (Soba will go in a duo with Shroom…).

  3. Cheryl says:

    Hiya Karen! I recently got Warm Soul and I loooove it! I bring it everywhere I go along with Blushbaby and Fleet Fast. πŸ™‚

  4. Allison C says:

    Maybe I should just make that my wish list too. All those shades are gorgeous! And I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I’ve never bought any MAC makeup!
    Allison C recently posted … Vitabath Heavenly Coconut Creme Body Wash

  5. Agata says:

    The Mythology eyehshadow looks so pretty, I will have to check it out next time I am at a Mac counter and I also love the Whoops Lipglass!

    Do you know when your heat is going to be back up? I hope it’s going to be soon but for sure love for make up does wonders!

  6. ki. says:

    Hey Karen! Great picks especially Mythology and Forever Rose. I have just 3 mac shadows, Woodwinked, Swiss Chocolate and Handwritten so my wishlist has lots of eyeahadow! If you could recommend a few more that are must haves for my NC42 skintone that would be great. Which MAC permanent shadows do I need in my life? πŸ˜€

  7. Erika says:

    Warm Soul is my favorite, everyday blush!!!!! Are any of those shadows in the 15 shadow palette?

  8. Majick says:

    Right now I’ve got the latest Viva Glam in my radar. I always like to pick them up when a new one comes along.
    I really don’t have a lot of MAC and I should probably dig out what I have and start using it again. I’m guilty of moving on to the next new thing and sometimes great products go unloved.
    I wish MAC had a product that would turn back time – b-day tomorrow and I’m really NOT feelin’ it. (Or should I say I’m feeling it a little too hard? UGH)
    ANYwho, I love all the colors you’ve swatched and I even take notes on stuff that I want to try when I get to the counter. Here’s my list so far:
    Lippies: lustering, hot tahiti, morning rose, Rhianna Viva Glam
    Lip Liner: Subculture, Dervish, Chestnut, Boldly Bare
    Eye Liner: Coste Riche, Kohl Powder Pencil liner in Feline
    Shadow: Era, Bronze, Honey Lust, SHale, greensmoke

    Now, I think they are all MAC but it’s scribbled on one of my notepads at work. If I go to the MAC counter or store I usually go with someone from work so…

    It’s quite a list but I’m so depressed from the weather I don’t even feel like shopping. I ordered from Sephora (NARS palette) and forgot to add my damn b-day gift UGH – so now I have to place another order. Man, I’m out of practice.

  9. Erin says:

    All those shades look really nice on you! I’m surprised how much I like the blush!
    Erin recently posted … Perforated Shoes for Spring/Summer 2014

  10. Sylirael says:

    I love Antiqued and Coppering πŸ™‚ if I could get over my objection to M.A.C.’s pricing scheme in Middle Earth, I’d love to try some of their eyeshadows!
    Sylirael recently posted … Quest for the Emerald Empire: the Search for a Perfect Green

    • Leticia says:

      I’ll never understand how companies determine their product’s prices – I hope MAC reconsiders its prices in Middle Earth so you may choose to try some of their permanent eyeshadows, which are amazing!

  11. Fancie says:

    Those shadows are really pretty! I really want Saddle and Swiss Chocolate eyeshadows, Recharge CC primer and another Cork liner since I can’t find mine. I’m still upset about it!
    Fancie recently posted … Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Swatches & First Impressions

  12. Fancie says:

    Those shadows are really pretty! Right now Saddle and Swiss Chocolate eyeshadows are in my list. Along with Cork lip liner. It’s my favorite brown liner and I can’t find it anywhere lol. It’ll be just my luck that I find it when I buy a new one smh
    Fancie recently posted … Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette Swatches & First Impressions

  13. breyerchic04 says:

    I spent a TON of money at MAC last week so I think I’m good for a while. I got a replacement for my gel moisturizer, an eye cream, face and body in n3 which is half a shade too dark and makes me look like it’s not winter, a 187 brush, saint germaine lipstick, and a mini green cleanser for my to go bag.

    And then I went and spent a bunch of money with UD, naked 2 (because I’d never gotten it) and the new lipgloss in Beso!

  14. Stephanie A. says:

    You know, I’d be all good on the MAC stuff if it weren’t for you, Karen! As it stands, several of your recent posts have me totally convinced that I will DIE without Costa Riche (although, good luck to me tracking that down…), and the Shock Value and Dynamo lip pencils.

    Damn you!

  15. Liz says:

    All good choices- I know, because it have them all! Interesting because I’m very fair so shows colors look good on everyone. I don’t have those lip colors, though. Embark is a great one, also, as is sable.

  16. Vineetha says:

    Nw u make me want to refresh my list!!!!
    Vineetha recently posted … Lorac Pro Palette Review, Swatches

  17. Yari says:

    Great minds think alike!!!! I just bought Warm Soul this weekend. Also picked up humid and phloof indirectly because of you! I picked up as Prunella also and forgot all about Costa Riche but I didn’t 15 minutes trying to remember Costa!!! I’ll just have to go back to MAC! πŸ™‚

  18. Yari says:

    Ughh I forgot, I also got the new Rhianna lippie mainly for the packaging but the color might win me over eventually. Lol

  19. Leticia says:

    I certainly appreciate your MAC mall adventures! More often than not, I also find myself saying I’m only going to MAC for this or that and end up spending more than an hour there :). I know that only people like you understand why that happens. MAC is so amazing! Just yesterday I was writing down yet another makeup wishlist and these MAC items are in it: Brun, Patina and Soba ES (I’ve been in a permanent range neutral ES phase these days), Tailor Grey, Stormy Pink and Perky Paint Pots, Harmony Blush, a Studio Finish Concealer, Eye Kohl in Costa Riche and backups of the 239 and 217 brushes. Now that you mention Twinks and Antiqued, I might add them to my list!

    Warm Soul is one of my all time favorite blushes! It’s really lovely and a perfect everyday blush, so I hope you get it soon! I also hope you have heat at home again by tonight. Take care!

  20. hanna says:

    I have a mac shopping list too.
    hanna recently posted … What I Want in Life

  21. Rachel says:

    Those lippies are gorgeous! Karen, you’re such an enabler! I just bought three of those L’oreal Extraordinaire lipstick/glosses you recommended, so those will have to tide me over until I make it to a MAC counter!

  22. I have Forever Rose and its quite lovely (though I find the Pro longwear formula quite sticky!). I just wore Twinks yesterday, I paired it with Sable (one of my favorite MAC eye shadow combinations) though Twinks is not as smooth and pigmented as Sable sadly.
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … NOTD : Revlon Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel (170) Coastal Surf

  23. Chelsea says:

    I’m wanting to buy Omega to use for brow filling in – especially since buying online, just the pan, is really fairly priced. I already have a color from a LE Sephora palette I use for filling in my brows, but… you know, you can’t have just one. I’m kind of over the brow pencil I’d been using, I feel like I can get a better shape with an angled brush and shadow.

    I’m also intrigued by the new CC creams. I’d been testing out some samples of Face and Body, and I like the formula, but it’s a bit of a pain to have to mix N1 with white, plus I’d have to have two colors on hand, and I’m a little lazy for that! So I’m still on the look for a new base.

  24. Sylvia says:

    Great picks! Especially Warm Soul, it is one of the most beautiful mineralize blushes from MAC.
    Sylvia recently posted … My Top 5 Favourite Permanent MAC Lipsticks

  25. Danielle says:

    Coppering, Antiqued, & Mythology are 3 of my all-time favorite MAC shadows. And Warm Soul really is a great blush – it seriously goes with everything. I always have a lot on my MAC wishlist. The next time I’m shopping I think I may pick up a couple of blushes there.
    Danielle recently posted … Goodbye Winter Nail Polish, Hello Spring!

  26. Camille says:

    Yay! I’ve been trying to behave with MAC. We have a pro store at Town Square and they’re always so friendly.

    But I did pick up Warm Soul when I got my makeup did for The Man’s holiday party. The MUA was super sweet and suggested it to me, for my $ purchase that went with the makeup session. I love it, but I wanted a less shimmery blush since my cheek pores are getting more noticeable. :/

    I plan on buying a shaping and sculpting powder to add to my new blush x6 compact. I want to get an eyeshadow palette, but I know that’s probably in the far future. I have a long way to go with the eyeshadow game. :/

  27. Donna N says:

    Thanks for the recommendations Karen—I stopped at Nordstroms today and picked up WOOPS for myself, after your glowing review!! Thanks for enabling!!! πŸ™‚

  28. Jill says:

    Mythology is my favorite eyeshadow ever. It’s such a pretty and versatile, yet unique color.

  29. Kayla Seah says:

    Love the warm soul swatch! Thanks for the detailed insight.
    Kayla Seah recently posted … 4 Must-Have Mac Lipsticks

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