Mac Lipstick in Velvet Teddy: £15.50
It was a just under three weeks ago that I returned from my trip to the States (boo!) and after flying into JFK in New York we came back from Washington Dulles and I was surprised at how small it seemed. I know this is me comparing it to Heathrow and the size of their duty free, but this site didn’t seem that big.
I love wandering around airports and seeing what exciting tax free items I can get, especially make up, although my first stop was a newsagents as I needed a book. I picked up the new Mindy Kaling book which I had no idea existed until then – perhaps it’s just in the US – who knows. I then spotted some drug store style make up and on a whim bought this Elf nude lipstick pencil because it was the equivalent of about £4.
This may well have been the best £4 that I spent on my whole holiday (and that includes all the times I bought cookies with reese’s peanut butter cream!) This lipstick in short terms is amazing! I am obsessed with nude colours at the moment as I can wear them pretty easily at work, and while this one is nude, the colour is gorgeous.
It glides on really smoothly and has a lasting power which beats pretty much most of the high end lipsticks that I own. As I have a trip to New York already in the pipeline for next summer i’m definitely going to be picking up a bunch of these products, especially as they’re so cheap.
It wouldn’t be an airport without a Mac concession and most girls (me included) are a sucker for Mac. I don’t use their products anywhere near as much as I used to but what I do use is great. About half an hour before my plane was due to board I went for a wander and decided that I needed to make one last purchase. I seem to have a slight obsession with lipsticks at the moment so made a beeline to the matt collection in the Mac concession. The shade I picked ‘Velvet Teddy’ is so similar to a bunch of nude shades I already own but it looked lovely and I didn’t want to make a quick rash decision and end up with something I didn’t know if I would use.
Playing it safe worked this time and I now have another nude lipstick which is built for perfect everyday application. Much like most mac lipsticks it is well pigmented, had a smooth application and with the aid of some lip primer lasted a large chunk of my working day.
These were the two products I bought at the airport, but I did make a massive Sephora binge while in the states (my bank balance still hasn’t quite recovered!) so keep an eye out for posts about some of the products that I picked up.