Monday, March 8, 2010

So I went to the Mac Warehouse Sale and all I got was...

This past weekend was the first Mac/Estee Lauder warehouse sale of the year (they usually have 3 a year) and I was lucky enough to grab 1 ticket from a dear friend who totally hooked me up. My ticket was for Saturday and even though I was booked to work an event at 1pm I was determined to get up early to check out the sale.

I got there at about 8:30am and the line was surprisingly moving, I ended up waiting outside for about 30 mins and then moved to the inside line which took another 30 mins.

The outside line behind me 2 minutes after I arrived... it wrapped the building.

The inside line... at least we were warm!

There are 3 rooms to filter through however in my opinion the first was a waste of time. The first room if I remember correctly had 1 eyeshadow palette to choose from I guess the others had sold out and some other items such as Clinque and Origins that I wasn't so interested in so I skipped that room and went to the next.

I didn't get the $75-$120 perfumes and candles... like really who comes to the Mac sale for that?

In the second room I picked up some brushes and 3 shadows and 1 pigment and moved right along to the last room. This is where all the lip products, blushes and $3 items were and it was line up after line up.

I didn't want to spend too much time looking at every single blush or lipstick because I didn't need much so I just got 2 backups of one of my fav blushes ($12 each), 1 lipgloss and 1 lipstick (2 for $10) and headed to the $3 line where I grabbed 2 mini fix+ sprays and half lashes.

All the ladies digging through the $3 bins...

Then it was time to pay and I gotta say I stayed under budget!! I got some charity bags which cost $5 each and included 1 makeup pouch, lip liner, lipstick and a dazzleglass lipgloss, got my free gift a mineralize skinfinish and left the building before I could do any more damage!

Here are all the goodies I got this time.

  • 2x Mini Fix + Sprays
  • Half lashes #20
  • Half Lashes #38
  • 2x 'Other Worldly' Shimmer Tone Blush
  • 'Circa Plum' Pigment
  • 'Wintersky' Shadow
  • 'Talent Pool' Shadow
  • 'French Cuff' Shadow
  • 'Blow Dry' Lustre Lipstick
  • 'Splendid' Lipglass Lip Gloss from the Dame Edna collection
  • #272 Brush
  • Set of Brushes #212se,#168se, #219se, #275se & #187se
  • 'Perfect Topping' Mineralize Shinfinish (Free Gift)
  • 'Get Rich Quick' Dazzleglass (Charity bag)
  • 'Cedar' Lip Pencil (Charity bag)
  • 'Fantasia' Lustre Lipstick (Charity bag)
  • Mini silver makeup pouch (Charity bag)
Overall I'm so glad I got the chance to go but I was a little disappointed at the lack of selection. I wanted to get more eye shadow quads and lashes but there was no variety. I really think that if you don't get a chance to go Friday you really miss out on some serious goodies.

Did you get a chance to go to the Mac Warehouse Sale? How did you find it? What did you get?
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Tsahi - The Makeup Artist on March 8, 2010 at 11:37 AM said...

it's too bad we dont have sales like that at home :( MAC is WAYYYY expensive anyway! lucky you! :)

LipGlossGossip on March 8, 2010 at 11:50 AM said...

How fun! I wish we had that here! :D

So Very Fabulous on March 8, 2010 at 11:52 AM said...

I found it to be great, I was kind of out of the MAC loop for most of last year so there was a lot of things from previous collections I missed out on that I was able to pick up. And it really helps to get some kind of discount on the stuff. You got some pretty good stuff! :)

Farah on March 8, 2010 at 12:07 PM said...

I guess I didnt go gaga too much cuz i have the pro discount card so the savings were that much different.

Babybubblz on March 8, 2010 at 12:13 PM said...

Wish I could go! Thanks for telling us your experience. Good to know what to expect and perhaps not have too high expectations

Jenn on March 8, 2010 at 12:30 PM said...

great haul!
we all "TBB" need to go next time :)

Zerin on March 8, 2010 at 12:32 PM said...

Nice Haul!

I went there on Saturday and it was my third time going. I expected more variety and new things as well...but was disappointed. I liked the lipstick prices though and the free gift!

K on March 8, 2010 at 12:33 PM said...

Thanks for sharing! Glad you made it out of this unharmed (I've been to other non-cosmetics sample sales before where people really go wild, ha)

Ella Pretty on March 8, 2010 at 12:41 PM said...

I'm loving the charity make-up case - the bag is so cute!

How much were the SE brushes? I've recently purchased a couple of SE brushes on ebay to keep in my make-up bag.

You got some great items - congrats!

Farah on March 8, 2010 at 12:53 PM said...

The set of 5 SE brushes was $30 not bad :)

Sara (The Makeup Snob) on March 8, 2010 at 1:21 PM said...

Thanks for sharing!! You got some great deals!!

Aanchal Artistry on March 8, 2010 at 1:46 PM said...

I usually go every sale, and this time i wasn't impressed.
I did happen to get ALOT of stuff but you can never have TOO much makeup lol...
I don't think I really need to go again for the next one, if anything those $5 chairty bags are awesome...Mine are different from yours, I guess they ran out of yours by the time I got there.

The Pro card is the same discount if not better so I think I may just opt to use that from now on...

Great coverage on the sale!


Anonymous said...

I went Saturday as well. It was my first time going so I thought it waas great and everything was new to me, though I've heard different from MELWS Veterans.

missmicchan on March 8, 2010 at 2:38 PM said...

ohhh so lucky! I knew about the sale but couldn't get any tickets :(

Awesome haul though!

CosmoFreakaLeak on March 8, 2010 at 4:02 PM said...

does this only take place in canada?? you got some good deals. It would have been an excellent opportunity to get a hustle on and buy a huge haul and make a couple bucks! loving this! love how everyone is wearing black. lol

Farah on March 8, 2010 at 4:05 PM said...

From what I know the sale only takes place in Toronto.

Monica on March 8, 2010 at 5:35 PM said...

You picked up some great items! I'm happy with what I bought & the free-gift was a nice treat too.

Mariana on March 8, 2010 at 9:04 PM said...

Hey Farra you got really nice goodies!! I agree that the first room was a waste of time hehe I did forget to pickup makeup bags for me and my friends :( they have such good deals on them. I saw the brush sets they were expensive!! last september I think I paid $15 for the same set you got, I was shocked when I saw the prices this time

Aanchal Artistry on March 8, 2010 at 11:19 PM said...

I noticed they hiked up the prices for the brushes too...and the $5 set you got ws a $25 gift pack on Sunday! :S

Farah on March 9, 2010 at 9:56 AM said...

What!!! Bollocks! thats insane but i can totally see it as they always change things around

Iris Liu on March 16, 2010 at 12:15 PM said...

Haha, bullocks! <3

Love the goods, Far' mama!! I went around that time too - wished we bumped into each other. I know what you mean about the quads; I was hoping to find more apart from the usual three that's available: Take Wing Eyes, Rose is a Rose, Shadowy Lady. I remember seeing all three of them in your kit, no? Anyway, miss you!

Wiseup on November 26, 2010 at 2:35 AM said...

You've got great, great bargains - I would be over the moon to get what you've got -- the charity bag silver pouch was 2009 holiday brush sets, I think. And would've loved to get Blow Dry lipstick, and Perfect Topping freebie. Looks like it was all past seasons' stuff. Damn, wish I were in the US!!!

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