USA Haul – Sephora, MAC and Macy’s

It’s not like me to go all the way to the USA and not spend any money, so I thought that I would do a little haul post. I don’t usually do haul posts, as I tend to showcase my purchases as I buy them on Instagram and then get stuck into reviewing them as and when I can. Now, I’m not going to do a disclaimer giving the ‘I’m not bragging’ spiel, but instead I’m going to give the disclaimer that I am sorry for enabling you as I can guarantee that you’ll want some of these products! Enjoy!

I had my Pinterest USA Wishlist set up prior to my trip to Orlando, and the majority of items on there were things that needed replacing or items that were new and weren’t out when I made my last trip back in October. I must admit that I was seriously disappointed in both Sephora and Macy’s as so much stuff was out of stock, however I’ll let them off as Orlando was crazy busy with it being Easter and half term. There were kids running round Sephora. Eww. Who lets kids loose in a make up sanctuary?! The main items that I wanted were the Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour palette and the liquid lipsticks, but due to popular demand they have gone onto a waitlist. They will be mine.

USA Haul - Sephora, MAC and Macy's

Whilst in Macy’s, which has the full stand of ABH products, albeit a half empty stand, I managed to get the concealer from my wishlist. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Concealer comes in 16 different shades, suitable for all skin tones. I struggled slightly to get a good colour match as the colour ranges were the different shades as well as undertones. I was undecided between shades 2.5 and shade 3. Shade 2.5 is suitable for light/medium skin tones with peach undertones, and shade 3 is suitable for medium skin tones with neutral beige undertones. I ended up going for shade 2.5 which works really well on my skin but I still wish I had bought shade 3 as well. I’m such a hoarder. The concealers retail for $20 but are on Cult Beauty for £20 each.

USA Haul - Sephora, MAC and Macy's

I really, really wanted the ABH Liquid Lipsticks in Carina and Party Pink but the entire range was out of stock except for Bambi, which is a really chalky looking lilac. Not for me. Instead I went for some Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Glosses. I didn’t even realise that these were out on sale, but research has shown that they are a Macy’s exclusive and not for sale anywhere else. I picked two colours; Hibiscus and Weekend Barbie. Hibiscus is a creamy orange coral, and Weekend Barbie is a shimmery fuchsia pink. From what I have tried, the coverage and formula is fab and I will be grabbing a few more of these next time I’m in the States.

USA Haul - Sephora, MAC and Macy's

USA Haul - Sephora, Too Faced, Anastasia Beverly Hills, MAC (14)

I also grabbed two of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz pencils in Medium Brown, one for myself and one for my Mum. I got these in Sephora as there was none in Macy’s. I also don’t think that these are any cheaper to buy from the states now since the Dollar rate has dropped so much, so Cult Beauty is the website you need. They’re $21 or £15.50, so it’s a no brainer.

USA Haul - Sephora, MAC and Macy's

I was getting quite annoyed in Sephora. Everything I had my heart set on was sold out and all the stands weren’t looking their best so I was getting irritated. I did manage to get my Too Faced Cocoa Contour though. The Cocoa Contour hasn’t been released in the UK yet I can imagine it’s going to fly of the shelves when it eventually does. Its gorgeous, and it smells like chocolate. I also picked up the Carrie and Big Soul Mates Bronzer/Blusher although I did want Ross and Rachel, but it was out of stock. I think I prefer Carrie and Big with the coral blush. The Carrie and Big bronzer is the light/medium and the Ross and Rachel is medium/dark so I’ve made the right choice really. My final Too Faced item was one of the newer Melted lipstick colours in Candy. Again, I was having a debate between this and Jelly Donut but I think Candy is a perfect colour for me. I would eventually like them all, as the coverage and formula is great.

USA Haul - Sephora, MAC and Macy's

USA Haul - Sephora, MAC and Macy's

I grabbed these Tony Moly lips lip balms as they are so cute and quirky. I have the pink lips with the blueberry lip balm and I got my Mum the red lips with the honey lip balm. Total gimmick but they look fab. I also repurchased the Origins GinZing for the 5th time. I can’t get enough of this moisturiser for daytime. A quick trip to CVS also saw the purchase of a new Essie nail polish in Perennial Chic, and a Maybelline Color Sensational Rebel Bloom in Coral Burst. This is a new range of 10 shades which I believe when it comes to the UK will be called Rebel Bouquet. It’ll be in a limited purple casing and I want Power Peony and Peach Poppy.

USA Haul - Sephora, Too Faced, Anastasia Beverly Hills, MAC (31)

USA Haul - Sephora, MAC and Macy's


There was a huge promo going on in the Florida Mall for the new MAC is Beauty collection. I grabbed two of the limited edition lipsticks in Make in Gorgeous and Diva-ish. I also wanted Reel Sexy but I’ll have to wait until the UK launch now. A full review with swatches will be on its way soon. I also had it in my head that I take too many eye shadows on long haul trips with me and that my 15 pan eye shadow palette should be replaced with a quad. I’m not sure who I was trying to kid, it’s never going to happen. As I’m also trying to complete my 4th 15 pan eye shadow palette, I chose Club, Patina and Satin Taupe to take up some empty spaces.

USA Haul - Sephora, MAC and Macy's

USA Haul - Sephora, Too Faced, Anastasia Beverly Hills, MAC (21)

USA Haul - Sephora, Too Faced, Anastasia Beverly Hills, MAC (22)

I didn’t intend to get so much stuff whilst I was there, but hey ho. I’m really looking forward to doing my review on the Too Faced Cocoa Contour though. If there is anything else that you would like to see a more in depth review on, please do let me know in the comments below.

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  • I’m determined to get my hands on the ABH Cream Contour and Liquid Lipsticks too. I get insanely jealous when I see people have them! The Too Faced Cocoa Contour looks lovely though. I’ll definitely be trying that out when it comes over to the UK. You picked some lovely things!

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

    • The determination is within me as well! I’m going to try and see if I can get it in New York next month. I will have one!xx

  • I’m dying to try the Anastasia brow whiz! I’ve heard really good things about to Too Faced Melted Lipsticks as well 🙂 I love the shades you chose for your MAC quad as well xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

    • Brow Wiz is amazing, I can’t recommend it enough. I want all the melted colours but they keep bringing out more and I can’t keep up haha!xx

  • Dora Rattigan

    I bought the two same lipsticks by Mac Beauty Collection, and I love them! For my brows, I chose the dipbrow pomade: the best product for brows ever seen! Good luck for the Melted lipstick, the one I own dribbles everywhere!

    • Oh, I’ll keep an eye out for dribbling! I have a few others and they’ve been ok so far!xx

  • Really want everything on here, need to get to America at some point this year or next as the make up is so much better there! I’d like to see the Anastasia lip gloss swatches at some point, always wanted to get my hands on them and the liquid lipstick ones too. Shame a lot was sold out though x

    • I will get some swatches done as soon as I can honey xx

  • The too faced cocoa contour looks gorgeous, I don’t own any anastasia BH products at all and after the amount of reviews I have read I am totally surprised, I can just look at your pretty products instead 😉 xxx

    • You can. But I would definitely recommend the Brow Wiz xxx

  • Oh wow i love the look of the Too Faced contour kit! Also those lipsticks all look amazing!

    xprincessjas | ♥

    • It’s so beautiful! I’ll get some swatches of the lipsticks done soon 🙂 xx

  • Lucy Stanistreet

    You did so much better than I would have with an ABH Stand! Patina and Satin Taupe are two of my fave MAC neutrals and wow that lip balm is sooo you 🙂


    • I do have a fair bit of ABH already but if those liquid lipsticks were in stock, I would have bankrupted myself!!

  • Gorgeous haul hun, really lusting after the new MAC lipsticks especially Make Me Gorgeous, Diva-ish and Call the Hairdresser 🙂

    Charlee XO | CharmedCharlee

  • Angela Landskron

    There are so many well received contouring palettes out right now. The Too Faced Cocoa Contour Chiseled to Perfection is one of the ones I’ve been thinking about picking up. Looking forward to your review of this product especially.

  • Dagmara Klich

    So many lovely bits you got! I love the look of the Too Faced products, they have the cutest things 🙂 The ABH lip glosses look fab! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

  • This makes me so excited for my next trip. But it’s a family thing so I don’t know how much shopping I’ll actually do. Despite the Sephora woes, you did manage to score some lovely goodies. I’ve got to try these ABH lipsticks – everyone’s talking about them and I had no idea, lol. 🙂 xo

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl’s Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • Lily Shulruff

    These are all so pretty. I love Too Faced Melted in Velvet