We didn't get there early -- in fact, we got lost -- and it wasn't anything like we expected. It was quiet, and there were products from brands including Clinique, Bobbi Brown and Estee Lauder at a decent discount -- but it was MAC that I was interested in the most. The stock appeared to mostly be discontinued limited edition stock, some from collections such as MAC is Beauty and MAC Bao Bao Wan, and some from collections that I knew nothing about! There were even some MAC RiRi Hearts MAC brushes there that made my heart sing (you can read about that here) but I was on a strict budget and sadly had to turn them down.
I did, however, pick up a few pieces from previous collections, all of which I coveted and kept me under budget!
|L to R: MAC Alluring Aquatic, MAC Toledo, MAC Cinderella|
MAC Toledo Pearlglide Intense Eyeliner - "Designer Purple" || Please ignore that the swatch photo says "Designer Violet" -- I stuffed up! There were plenty of MAC Toledo products at the event (but, sadly, none of them were lipsticks), and I was umming and ahhing about a good number of them. I remember wanting virtually every piece when I'd seen the press releases, so how was I going to decide? Swatching the liner was what did it for me. I saw that gorgeous, glittery purple and went, "Yup, that's going into my basket."
MAC Cinderella Fluidline - "Little Black Bow" || You may remember that earlier last year I
|Unboxed: MAC Alluring Aquatic, MAC Toledo, MAC Cinderella|
|Swatches: MAC Toledo, MAC Cinderella|
Did you manage to pick up any of these items while they were available? Would you go to an event like this to help support a charity? Let me know!