I have been looking forward to the opening of the first Mac temporary store in the Benelux. It’s in Woluwe shopping centre, near Brussels. I must say that I was kind of scared of getting lost because I was by train, but it’s actually very easy to find. The temporary store will be there from May the 4th to the beginning of August. The permanent store will be open in September.
I really love the idea of this, the store looks different from the usual Mac store. The drawers and the store in general has a urban feel to it. I really enjoyed looking at all the new untouched testers!
The star of the show were was the Hey Sailor LE coming out today! Try to imagine this, a small Mac store crammed with loads of beauty bloggers all trying to take pictures of the same things. It sure got hot there!
I love the nautical theme in the packaging, and the highlighter is something that really caught my eye.
True Peach, Crew and Fleet Fast
The Mac Suntints
So thanks to Sunny I was lucky to take loads of swatch pictures, I love you girl!
The first two swatches are pigments, Old Gold and Naval Blue (I fell in love with Old Gold, it’s such a gorgeous colour). Next three are the the blushes and the highlighter.
These are the eye shadow swatches, I was pretty amazed by the pigmentation of the white shade Crystal Avalanche, next to it is Barefoot, Feeling Fresh, Jaunty and Navy Blue. They all had good colour pay off.
Pictured here are the Powerpoint eye pencils: Handforged (my favourite, do you notice the pattern here, lol), Emerald Sea (I loved the slight golden sheen in this one) and Blue Stripe. There are also three Pro Longwear lip pencils: Throw Me a Line, Shore Leave and Saunter. They were very creamy to apply and want to buy Shore Leave now for sure!
Lipstick lovers, eat your heart out because they have four lipsticks in this collection! Salute!, To Catch a Sailor, Sail La Vie and Red Racer (don’t you just love the names?).
I never tried a Mac Lipglass before but it’s going to change soon! From top to bottom: Send Me Sailing, Orange Tempara, Riviera Life (love this shade, it’s screaming my name) and Cut Loose (it looks pretty interesting).
I’m personally not a bronzer girl, but these bronzers are really pretty, they contain a golden pearl which gives you a nice glowy look.
I really loved the Suntints, they contain spf20 and two of the shades have a gorgeous golden pearl in it, I really wan that too! Sea Mist, Au Rose (just look at that stunning colour!) and Abalone. Next to that is the Mac to the beach body oil in Seaside and Man Rays. The idea of it that you use it on your body for an instant beach look.
Elke (Mac Senior Artist) was so kind to show us a demo on the lovely Elfi.
She did an amazing job on the eyes, just look at it!
Rock that look girl!
Bonus picture: they served these cute mini donuts looking like life-savers!
I surely had one heck of a day, travelling all the way to Brussels, panicking that I would get terribly lost there. I had to get off on Brussels Central Station and it’s huuuuuge there! It’s very easy to find the Woluwe shopping centre though, if I can find it, anyone can! Hope you liked looking at all the pretty stuff!