Wednesday, August 6, 2014

The Forgotten Beauty Purchase - MAC Blush in Poised

I've been spending a lot of time rustling through my beauty room (and the house in general!) in an attempt to clear out what we don't need and whittle down my makeup collection to a reasonable sort of crazy amount. I delved into the beauty back-ups and stumbled upon a blush box that I had completely forgotten about - yes, in the Bovary camp that can happen! I found a few forgotten gems in there (MAC Azalea Blossom, essence Renesmee Red etc) but the ultimate score was seeing a boxed up MAC blush peeking through the rubble...


I had to turn to Google to find out more about Poised, as I had no idea it was a shade I owned! It was released with the MAC Strength collection which came out overseas in late 2012 as I found out on Temptalia's review here. It is described there as a muted pinkish brown and is a satin finish, and I find that it gives a nice glow to the cheeks and as on Christine it lasts most of the day on my cheeks before fading. It's the sort of wearable neutral that goes with an array of makeup looks, and so I've been wearing this non-stop for a few weeks now with bright eyes, smokier eyes and lazy champagne eyes alike.

I remember liking the look of the Strength collection, but I had totally forgotten about buying something from it! I searched my own blog archives to see that I bought it in this haul, with my Archie's Girls products which obviously distracted me from Poised until now! You know you have a shopping problem when you search your own blog for evidence of a purchase...


 
 

Finding this when I've been on a tight budget lately has been quite the thrill for me - now I get to enjoy the rush of a new product (a blush no less!) without having to drop a dime at the counters! It has certainly made waiting for the honeymoon to shop a whole lot easier, and added a spark into my beloved neutral blush stash.

Have you ever forgotten about a purchase?
I hope that it isn't just me who makes these discoveries!

Emma x
 


 

22 comments:

  1. Rofl! Only you, Emma Bovary. <3

    I haven't forgotten about a purchase but I did completely forget about a lipstick that my MAC fairy gave me. She forgot too and we were both like, "SHOULD TRY IT!" O__o

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    1. It was seriously like striking gold!

      LOL I think I have so much in my stash that things are getting ridiculous, but I like having variety and surprises like this ha

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  2. I love surprise finds, but it's more like something I used once and then for some reason it get hidden at the back of the collection only to re-find it 6 months later (I recently did this with my Meet Matt(e) Nude palette). This blush looks really pretty, I would have been pretty pleased as well to discover it hiding among my stash :)

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    1. Normally for me it's the same, I don't know if I've ever forgotten about a product before I've used it lol!

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  3. Hah! That's awesome that you actually forgot and found it again! That is a freaking gorgeous shade! I LOVE neutral warm blush shades! I totally need a blush from mac!

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    1. It was a pretty awesome feeling lol - I am planning on picking up a whole bunch of blushes when I head overseas in November, so excited about it lol

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  4. Oh yeah this one is so worth rediscovering! Lovely shade.

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    1. It really was a winner, loving it right now

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  5. Hahaha, Emma! That's so funny. I don't think I've ever done that, but I could use a magical blush popping up right now!

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    1. Magical blush = perfect term for this!

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  6. Hahahaha, I don't think I've done this! As soon as I buy a blush I usually tear right into it LOL! Pretty blush though! I don't remember this one at all!

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    1. LOL me too, I don't know what I was thinking!

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  7. Ooh it looks like a really nice wearable shade. I don't own much MAC so there is no way a MAC product would get lost in my stash. xD

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

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    1. Ha I didn't think I owned that much from MAC but I actually own a tonne - shadows, palettes, blushes and the list goes on!

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  8. It's happened to me once before - I bought a lipstick shade I really loved only to find I already had a tube in my drawer! Obviously means I really love the colour right? ;)

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    1. Oh yes, I've done this before too! Meant to be shades do that to the brain I think

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    1. I really can't get enough of wearing it, neutral blushes are the bomb

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  10. What a lovely blush :)
    And oh yes, it has happened to me a LOT of times. Especially when it comes to palettes and nail polishes. I think to myself "Oh I NEED that nail polish in my life" and then when I come home or a few days later when Im going to paint my nails with it I realize that I have two or more of the same color (I have a problem) ;)
    xx

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    1. Oh I may have done it with cheap polishes before, but I don't think I've done it with a palette! I do have lots of dupes of things, but most of the time I know that I'm buying something I own a similar shade in ha

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  11. It has happened although not for a long time. Blush I tend to remember! Lovely colour x

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  12. lol I've done this!

    I looove blushes like this! Easy to wear and go with everything. Nice buy/find! :P haha x

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