Although the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale doesn't start for another day or so, I was able to get my hands on the Nordstrom exclusive, MAC's Look-in-a-box in 'Tawny One'. Read on for more deets!!
Actually, thank my good friend Bethany, to whom this set belongs. We ordered some stuff from Nordies together, so I was able to take a sneak peek. And, that will explain why there are no swatches to be had, as I didn't want to touch her brand new cosmetics. :)
Anyways, 'Tawny One' is a box designed to give you that bronzed, sun-kissed look. It features five full-size MAC products: Refined Golden bronzer, Coppertone blush, By Jupiter mineralize eyeshadow, Love Nectar lustreglass and Zoom Lash mascara in Black. While all of this retails for $80, the set costs just $59.50- a fairly reasonable deal especially for MAC. There are also 2 other box sets with various themes.
And, now for the products!
^^Refined Golden bronzer is probably the least exciting product in the kit, well of course except for the mascara. However, if you're looking for a very beautiful shade to give you that sun-kissed appearance, this is it. It also now retails for $20, so to get it included in this set is a big bonus.
^^Coppertone blush looks like a bronze-rose. It is matte so you don't need to worry about the attack of the shineys when using this and the bronzer together.
^^Love Nectar lustreglass is a gorgeous pinky peach gloss with gold sparkles. I used to have this color and loved it-- until I lost it. :( But it definitely fits with this box's sunny summer theme. Even if you don't want to get the whole box, you should at least pick up Love Nectar from the permanent line because it is very flattering for every set of lips out there! :)
Zoom Lash mascara seems boring, and it is. But at the same time, it's always a bonus to get a brand new mascara, and I think a crisp application of mascara puts the whole look together pretty nicely.
Well, after looking (and drooling!) at this kit, I have to say, I am pretty much sold! I think I am going to be ordering myself one as well. Even though I already have the bronzer, I can always sell it, or hey, think of it as: I just bought these products and they threw in a bronzer for free! :)
So yea, if you have a chance, I definitely recommend checking out these look-in-a-box exclusives at Nordstrom (and the Bay in Canada?). They're a decent deal for a ton of product!
Will you be picking up anything from the Anniversary Sale?