Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Small, but Awesome Swap Haul! MAC, Nars and Guerlain!

Natalie Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I was so excited to get these goodies in the mail today from a recent swap. So, I thought I'd do a quick post and show you what I got! There will be reviews & swatches to follow in the upcoming weeks.

 
Guerlain Meteorites in Mythic
Guerlain Meteorites in Beige Chic
MAC Deep Dark Mineralize Skinfinish
NARS Exhibit A Blush
NARS Mounia Blush

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MAC Deep Dark Mineralize Skinfinish
 Deep Dark Mineralize Skinfinish is a deep golden bronze baked mineral powder that can work as an all over setting powder for dark skintones, or a contour/bronzing powder for medium skintones. The powder is really soft and very pigmented. I tried this out for the first time today as a bronzer and I barely had to touch the product with my brush to bronze my face. A little goes a very long way, so you have be careful, especially if you have light skin. I can easily see myself going overboard on accident if I don't watch how much is going on my brush.

Left: NARS Exhibit A Blush, Right: NARS Mounia Blush
Exhibit A is a blush that I've had on my wish-list for the past couple of years, so I'm so happy I finally have it. It's a very vibrant chili red with a matte finish.
Mounia is much more purple toned than I expected. The color is a rich, cranberry plum with subtle shimmer. Like Exhibit A, this shade is packed with pigment and a little goes a very long way. I'm not sure if this shade was limited edition or if it was discontinued, but I don't see it on the NARS or Sephora website. Anyone know?

Left: Guerlain Meteorites in Mythic, Right: Guerlain Meteorites in Beige Chic
 I am beyond excited about these Meteorites. I already have a mini jar of the Beige Chic Meteorites, but I am thrilled to finally have the full size. 

Mythic is a mixture of bunch of color correcting powder spheres that will work together to brighten and even out the complexion. When mixed together, it's a pale pink illuminating powder. Even though I'd rather saw off my own leg (was that too extreme?) than apply a pink powder all over my face, this powder is very sheer and doesn't alter my foundation shade.
Beige Chic does basically the same thing as Mythic, but it doesn't have any color correctors. It's a variety of warm shades that works well on medium skintones. It's an overall fantastic setting powder that's not very detectable.

I believe both shades are now discontinued or were limited edition. There are now only three Meteorites to choose from on the Guerlain website, and Teint Rose seems to be a little similar to Mythic.

I'll be doing individual posts for each of the products which will include the products in more detail, swatches and my review! 

Do you own any of these products? What do you think about them?

17 comments :

  1. I am in love with the Guerlain products, they look like decorations the packaging is so pretty heheh. I love the NARS blush Exibit A its a little harsh but with a light hand its beautiful.

    Congrats on the great swap!

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  2. That NARS Mounia Blush looks gorgeous!! I might have to go check that out!

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  3. Nars exhibit A is probably my favorite blush of all time. Looking forward to see the meteorites reviews. =)

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  4. I have both of the NARS blushes and they look so pretty on. I can't wait to hear your full thoughts on them both. I haven't tried the Guerlain Meteorites, but it seems like a cool product. The MAC Deep Dark Mineralize Skinfinish used to be my favourite product, until it started to break me out, but that's my experience.

    Great post. xx

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  5. Great haul! I have been eyeing the Guerlain meteorites for a while now . . . I'm definitely going to have to go back and decide!

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  6. what?!! i hope mounia isnt discontinued....it has been on my list forever! now i am on the hunt to get it...

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  7. I've been wanting those Guerlain meteroties for forever! I def have to try those soon!

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  8. You got some amazing goodies! I loveeeee my Meteorites! They do something magically to the face! And I'm definitely getting exhibit A as my next blush purchase! It seems hard to use, but it creates such a gorgeous glow

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  9. WHOOA! Awesome swap. 1) Mounia is supposed to be ahmazing on the skin and 2) those meteorites is supposed to be even more awesome, and this is just one great swap! Enjoy!

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  10. i love the Guerlain Meteorites powders, everytime im in sephora i swatch it but i have yet to make a purchase b/c its so expensive. i have their blonde 01 bronzer and i love it!

    Xo

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  11. Nice swap haul!! All great products:)

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  12. I use my Meteorites everyday!! LOVE! AND love the smell!! Hope you enjoy!

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  13. I have both Exhibit A and Mounia and love them!! I find that Exhibit A looks best with a tan. This is random but I sometimes mix a tiny bit of Exhibit A with Dolce Vita and it makes such a pretty color. I'm pretty sure they discontinued Mounia when they discontinued Crazed.

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  14. That NARS Exhibit A blush looks gorgeous! Nice haul! :)

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  15. Looks like an amazing swap haul! Everything looks like it's never been used! Exhibit A looks hot! Can't wait to see your swatches and see pics of you wearing it cuz I'm sure it'll look fabulous with your skintone :) I don't own any Meteorites yet but from the description of them, they sound so lovely!

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  16. I want the meteorites so bad! On my wishlist already!

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  17. I really like my mac dark msf :) As for the Guerlain Meteorites they look so fun:)

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