A little while ago I shared with you the six MAC empties I had exchanged for the lipstick Blankety, and just yesterday I went through how I de-potted another of my almost empty lipsticks so that I had another six empties. So now it’s time to give my mini reviews on the next lot of my six MAC empties, and let you know what lipstick I exchanged them for. If you’re not aware of the Back 2 MAC scheme you should definitely check out their website for more information, but in short, anything that has ‘Back 2 MAC’ written on an inside tab of the black box that it comes in, can be exchanged as part of their ‘recycling’ scheme – six MAC empties entitles you to a free lipstick. So it’s definitely worth hoarding your empty MAC products!
Fluid line gel liner – Blacktrack
I repurchased this one straight away because I can’t be without my gel liner and this one’s a good one! It’s thick, super black, and goes on smoothly. Even when I’ve been lazy and haven’t washed my brush like I should have, it does a good job and still creates a nice line. This would be on the list of one of my all time MAC favourites.
Opulash (the original and ‘Optimum Black’ formulas) and Zoom Fast Black Lash mascaras
The Opulash mascara was my favourite mascara for a while. It has a huuuuuge brush which is bigger than my entire eye (though I do have pretty small eyes!) and it just applies the mascara so smoothly with zero clumps! It’s also not too ‘wet’ which I find is a problem I have with some drugstore mascaras, and generally I would spend the little bit extra to repurchase if I don’t find a better alternative soon! The Zoom Fast Black Lash mascara was one that was in the Glitter and Ice winter collection a few years ago, though I believe it’s a part of the permanent range. I don’t like this one as much as the Opulash, but the brush is much smaller and I guess easier to control and reach the little corner lashes with. This formula is a little more wet, and clumps a teensie bit more, but I still really enjoyed it once I got used to it, and made it work for me.
Technakohl liner – Graphblack
This was another part of the Glitter and Ice collection gift set I got and I must admit I wouldn’t repurchase it even if it is part of the permanent collection. I don’t usually use this type of liner anyway, but it didn’t last on my eyes and just smudged and transferred all over the place. Unfortunately this was a ‘miss’ for me!
‘Pink Plaid’ Lipstick
This lipstick was one that I used to love and wore almost every day. It’s a pale blue toned pink in a matte finish and I loved it for everyday wear but since it was levelled out – and I only needed one more empty for another Back 2 MAC – I decided to depot it to use with a lip brush instead. I’m a huge fan of MAC lipsticks and will of course continue to buy many more in the future.
So we can all entirely blame (or thank!) the beautiful Katie at Plus+ Beauty for this one. After seeing how gorgeous the colour looked on her, and after she told me countless times how much I’d love it, I decided to choose the lipstick shade ‘Diva’ for my exchange. This one is a beautiful deep plum in a matte finish, and to be honest I didn’t even have time to see it in person – I just went into the store, gave the assistant my bag of empties and asked for ‘Diva please!’. Thankfully I, of course, do love it and I’ll hopefully post a Diva make up look soon!