MAC Alluring Aquatic Haul + Swatches ♡

I don't normally buy MAC over the counter just because of how expensive they are in New Zealand, but when MAC Alluring Aquatic launched in NZ on the 2nd of June, I travel all the way to town just to pick up Enchanted One!

When MAC Alluring Aquatic launched on Nordstrom, I was only able to pick up a bronzer and the Siren Song lipstick. As always, being almost late for everything, I missed out on the lipstick (Enchanted One) I have been eyeing up on since Temptalia reviewed this collection. Of course, I have expected this collection to be sold out immediate cause who doesn't love the packaging? It's GORGEOUS!

MAC Alluring Aquatic Bronzing Powder
MAC Alluring Aquatic Bronzing Powder - Refined Golden
This bronzing powder is one of the two which I was able to grab from Nordstrom at a cheaper price, it cost USD $27.50 and not that I need another bronzer, especially not one that looks like it's filled with a whole pan of glitters; it's so obvious, I bought this for the packaging.

MAC Alluring Aquatic Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden
MAC Alluring Aquatic Bronzing Powder in Refined Golden is described as a finely spun golden with soft pearls. It may looks all glittery in the pan, but it's actually a really gorgeous bronze when swatched on my hand.

MAC Alluring Aquatic Nail Lacquer - Submerged
Review for Submerged is coming soon ;) I got this nail lacquer over the MAC counter in Smith and Caughey for NZD $28.00, it's not bad, I guess ~ Ever since I purchased my first bottle of MAC nail lacquer, I have been so obsessed! Submerged is described as a dark teal chrome, I love that it changes color in different lighting.

MAC Alluring Aquatic Lipsticks
MAC Alluring Aquatic Lipstick - Enchanted One
So glad to finally own Enchanted One ♥ I drool over this every time I see it on Instagram! I bought MAC Enchanted One over the MAC counter in Smith and Caughey for NZD $44.00, almost twice the price than US pricing. If only I wasn't late for the Nordstrom launch, I would've get this at a much cheaper price. Still worth it thou ~

MAC Alluring Aquatic Lipstick in Enchanted One is described as a mid-tone neutral pink with a matte finish. The shade is not too pale, nor too dark, it's just a perfect everyday wear shade. Enchanted One is quite creamy, it applies smoothly and evenly without tugging my lips.

MAC Alluring Aquatic Lipstick Enchanted One swatched on hand
MAC Alluring Aquatic Lipstick Enchanted One swatched on lips

MAC Alluring Aquatic Lipstick - Siren Song
This may be one of my most regretted MAC purchase :( I bought this purely for the packaging and because it was the only lipstick left from this collection, being a lipstick addict I am, I have to at least own one lipstick from a MAC collection I like. So I bought MAC Siren Song on Nordstrom for USD $17.50.

MAC Alluring Aquatic Lipstick in Siren Song is described as a sheer pale beige with a lustre finish. As you can see in my swatches below, it barely shows up on my lips. I mean it does shows up as a sheer champagne color but I would much prefer an expensive lipstick like this one to be more pigmented y'know?! Okay, am I expecting too much again?

MAC Alluring Aquatic Lipstick Siren Song swatched on hand
MAC Alluring Aquatic Lipstick Siren Song swatched on lips

Have you guys managed to grab something from this collection? What do you all think of the packaging, the products and the shades from this collection?


  1. That bronzer looks crazy pigmented!!

  2. I haven't picked anything up yet b/c what I saw on YouTube made me think I wasn't going to like them. Your swatches have changed my mind b/c you have quite a few colors I would wear.

  3. loove the packaging !!
    and the bronzer is pretty too but i think the glitter isn't too obvious from your swatch, is it ?

    anyway would you mind if we follow each other ?
    i've already followed you

    1. Yes, I am surprised the glitter is not obvious when I swatched the bronzer, I haven't tried it on my face yet, hopefully it's not like shiny. I followed you on bloglovin' x

  4. I really need to buy those lippies, they look gorgeous!


    1. Absolutely! I should've get all the lipsticks! I love Enchanted One ♥ It's worth a try :) x

  5. This MAC alluring aquatic is beautiful. I am in love with the haul.


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