Bloggers Obsessions & MACPro Haul

Hi Guys & Dolls!

As many of you know a few weeks ago MAC launched a smallish collection called “Bloggers’ Obsessions”. I’m a HUGE fan of Temptalia’s website so right away when she did a post about I knew I HAD to have the shadow she created, “Jealousy Wakes” described as a Emerald Green with Teal and gold shimmer. When the swatches for everything finally hit the blogosphere, I realized I also wanted Hocus Pocus, the name alone had me, but the color itself also looked great, kind of a weird green-grey-brown.

If you stayed up to make sure you got your goodies the day it launched, you know it was sort of a pain- they accidentally put the items for sale the day before they were ready, then they switched the Bloggers’ Obsessions items to “coming soon” and it created a bit of a panic. In any-case it sold out super fast and I consider myself crazy-lucky to have bought my items (especially since I gave up and went to sleep, though I did have my alarm going off every hour to check the website- oh what we’ll do for makeup. Sigh.) When I was waiting for these items to be available I poked around the MAC site and I discovered that the Beauty Balm was back in stock as was the Pure White Chromaline- two things I’ve been lusting after -and that concludes my Haul.

Wanna see product pictures and swatches?

Hocus Pocus (Satin1.5gm) and Jealousy Wakes (Veluxe Pearl1.3gm) 14.50 Each

Hocus Pocus


Jealousy Wakes


Hocus Pocus & Jealousy  Wakes swatched over Urban Decay Primer Potion

Hocus Pocus is a Brown-Gray with a bit of a greenish undertone, tiny tiny micro flecks of gold -quite an unusual color. It is richly pigmented and the texture is smooth. Sadly I can’t seem to find a good dupe for it so I’m not sure if I’ll use it in a video because I don’t want to be a tease.

Jealousy Wakes is a green-teal with teal shimmer and gold flecks- another unusual color. Unfortunately, the texture is not as smooth and buttery as I’d expect from a Veluxe Pearl- it just shy of gritty. The swatch photos make it look very green but on me it looks closer to teal. The closest dupe I could find was Ben Nye’s Jade Lumiere Eyeshadow with a hint of Ben Nye’s Cosmic Blue over it (swatch below)

Jealousy Wakes, Jade, Wet ‘n’ Wild Pride Palette

Jealousy Wakes, Jade with Cosmic Blue over it


Prep & Prime Beauty Balm Spf 35 Swatch $30 for 1oz

This matches my facial skin pretty well and does a great job of evening out my skin tone but does very little to cover blemishes freckles etc… For refrence I’m between NC15-NW20 depending on the product.


Pure White Chromaline $17.50 for 5gm

Hocus Pocus, Jealousy Wakes, Pure White

Pure White Chromaline– is a MACPro item. It’s similar to Fluidlines, but creamier and isn’t as dry once set. I bought this to use as an eyeshadow base in place of NYX Jumbo Pencil since the former tend to crease on me at times. So far so good, no major complaints but I also haven’t had very many opportunities to sue it (A proper review will come sometime in the future).

A few other things that come in the same jars as Chromalines:

“Impeccably Rich” Big Bounce Eyeshadow, “Vintage Selection” Paint Pot,  “Nw15” Studio Sculpt Concealer, “Pure White” Chromaline,”Just a Pinch” Gel Blush

So that’s about it!

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 All Products purchased by me; I am not influenced by nor do I represent any company.

All Products shown are cruelty-free (not tested on animals) to the best of my knowledge. I strive to buy only-cruelty free, but  I know that not everyone can has the ability put their money where their heart is.

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  1. Jilliterate
    July 7, 2011 / 7:48 pm

    Oooh, yay, I love seeing the stuff you buy! I’ve seen the Blogger’s Obsession stuff on a few blogs now, but honestly, I enjoy getting your opinion so much more. Will you have a video reviewing this stuff?

  2. Kiyoko
    July 7, 2011 / 9:43 pm

    Oh wow, I want Hocus Pocus!!!! <3

  3. Jennifer
    July 7, 2011 / 9:54 pm

    OOOOH Cora!! NIce haul. 🙂 I do hope that you do a look using the jealousy wakes. I LOVE your makeup looks. I won’t think of you as a tease I promise! 😉 😀 lol

    • October 17, 2012 / 6:37 am

      Cora is amazing!!!!!!!!

  4. jenny
    July 17, 2011 / 8:37 pm

    is the gel blush available at PRO stores?!?!

  5. August 29, 2011 / 6:51 pm

    My favorites were for sure Hocus Pocus, Jealous Wakes, and Evolution Revolution (lip glass). When you use something for a base do you still prep your eye with primer? I ran out and bought several of the Milani Lip Flash after I saw your Youtube. NOW I for sure want something from Sugarpill as well.

  6. November 11, 2012 / 3:05 pm

    Thank you thank you for your review!! I am SO HAPPY that you like Hocus Pocus! It was a labor of love for me to create it and to see you enjoy it is the icing on the cake for me xxooo Lianne

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