Everyone likes a good MAC purchase, and everyone loves a good bargain. Combine the two and you almost have a beauty bloggers dream. I managed to do just that when I was shopping at Swindon Designer Outlet in the summer. (I am aware that summer was around two or three months ago now, but I’ve had quite a few posts I have wanted to get out before this!)
We actually decided to go to Swindon on the summer bank holiday, and I was pleasantly surprised to find that it was anything but busy. I had to visit the Cosmetics Company Store, twice in total, to see what bargains I could find. My boyfriend was very excited to find out that I have a certain way to shop at outlets: I do one walk round where I simply gage what is there, and a second sweep where I go and purchase, by then I’ve worked out what I really want. (As you can imagine I’m not sure he loved this aspect of shopping especially when I take about an hour each time in the Cosmetics Company Store alone…)
Usually when shopping at an outlet I’m not necessarily expecting to find many bits that I want. This is because a lot of outlets sell the old, out of season stock, which isn’t always what you’re looking for. However, there was no disappointment to be found in the Cosmetics Company Store. I headed straight for the MAC area where they had the cult classic that is Ruby Woo, for around £12, which is a nice saving of £4.50. Then on top of this they had the Studio Finish Concealer in NC10 – I managed to snap up the only one.
I am honestly loving the intense matte red that is Ruby Woo, I’m currently pairing it with my Brick lip liner as I didn’t think I needed the lip liner just yet. Obviously, as it is a matte lipstick it is rather drying, so an intensive lip treatment or balm is definitely something to consider before and after wearing. I can’t decide whether to wear this for the upcoming hockey ball or not, it’s gorgeous but I think it might clash with the wine colour of my dress but I’ll be trying it out beforehand. As for the concealer, I remain quite loyal to liquid concealers such as Lasting Perfection from Collection and the NYX HD concealer, but this now has a place in my routine. I’ve had a few bad breakouts lately and this has been my go to; it conceals my spots much more easily than my regular concealers.
I was very impressed with the selection of not only MAC goodies but practically any brand you could have wanted. I’m on the look out for some GlamGlow YouthMud next time because it’s rather expensive on its own – also the CCS do 10% Student Discount on top of your already discounted products. I can’t wait to go back, I might try and go before Christmas and get some presents for people too!