Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Big MAC haul equals happiness

hiii my wonderful little followers :) I feel like I haven't had time to actually sit down && write a blog! Now is that time :)
A couple of days ago my sweetheart boyfriend let me go on a "MAC shopping spree" (: I was jumping up for joy & was the 1st person in the store the next day. I picked up tons of new products && wanted to share and give a short review on them, I'll also include the prices in case you are loving any of these items & want to go pick some up for yourself.
Let's get started..

Select Sheer/ Pressed Power in NC40.
One of my favorite pressed powders, I used to use the Studio Fix power plus foundation - but that powder is specifically for "full coverage" since it already has foundation. I use this powder since I put on my separate foundation & use this powder to set my make up and prevent oily skin.

Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle
I'm obsessed with this product - this is my 2nd time buying this item. My last skinfinish lasted over a year!! It is a little pricey but it has tons of product and definitely LASTS!
Description: A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. Smoothes on: adds buffed-up highlights to cheeks, or an overall ultra-deluxe polish to the face.
I sometimes use this to highlight my cheekbones or if days I feel my face looks a little pale I'll grab my large powder brush && sweep it all over my face for the perfect glow :)
Definitely one of my favorites for the past 2 years. GO BUY IT.

Star Violet & Naked Lunch eyeshadows
Star Violet $15.00 ____Naked Lunch $15.00
Love love love collecting their eyeshadows. Star Violet is gorgeous & a beautiful fall color! The description is "pinky - brown plum" best way to describe this color. This color would look gorgeous with nude lips for the fall. Naked lunch is one of my favorites & this is the 2nd time of me purchasing :) I loveee using this as a highlighter under my brows or on simple days where I go for a more natural look and just want a nice shimmer color. This is a must product it's gorgeous!

Tinted Lip Conditioner SPF 15 in Petting Pink
This is the first time of me purchasing this product, so far I'm loving this! I wanted a good conditioner for my lips & was introduced to this lovely product by one of the MAC make up artists. Not only does this condition your lips but it gives the most gorgeous tinted color on your lips! It has a light maroon color to it perfect for fall. While your conditioning your lips you also get a perfect color that can go with any skin color. And a plus side, it even tastes good! A strawberry taste for sure. I'm been using this the past couple of days and it gives my lips such a soft feel. I will be purchasing this item again for sure!

Limited Edition Nailpolish in Immortal God.
This was love at first sight. This is one of their limited edition colors. It's gorgeous! It's a beautiful gold/darker green look. This is also a great fall color. I've worn this on my nails already and have gotten tons of compliments! It has a high gloss look & I've been wearing this item for the past 5 days with no chipping involved :)

False Lashes in Extreme Black
Fashionably false in look, but honestly real, this mascara's key benefits of volume and curl are matched by a dramatic end look. The unique edge: the ultra-thickening formula in combo with the plush-'em-up action of its unique double-lush brush.
- This mascara gave my lashes tons of volume with zero clumping! Which is a must on me for mascaras! I have very long lashes and when I don't use a great mascara they can tend to look clumpy & that's not always a fun look.

Lustre Lipstick - Politely Pink
Description of color:
"Dirty Pink"
This is such a pretty pink color, it can even go for a light pinkish nude. This can definitely be an "everyday" color for your lips since it won't make such a huge statement - not to bright, not to dull. It's the perfect pink color. It can go well with any outfit and give your face a good pop of color.

Amplified Creme Lipstick - Up the Amp
THIS IS GORGEOUS. I don't even think this color needs a description :) It's beautiful. I can't wait to wear this lipstick, I'll definitely be sporting this lip color this weekend & post a few photos. I can't wait to wear this color with a fun smokey look on my eyes. There is "no rule" but sometimes I like make my lips a statement and my eyes a little less but other days I love doing both a smokey glam look on the eyes and a bright pink lipstick such as this one with bronzer on my cheeks instead of too much pink :)

Lipglass - Cultured
This is a more darker shade of pink, to make it a less dark and more shimmery you can add any other clear gloss over your lips. It's such a pretty pretty pretty shade of pink, definitely on the darker side but it's always fun to change up your look.

Lustre Lipstick - Pretty Please

Gorgeous pinkish nude color. Another great fall shade when you work your eyes more and give yourself a smokey eye look. This can definitely be an "everyday" look for your lips because it has such a nice and natural look. I actually wore this lip color today and it lasted almost half of the day without any crease. It has a great shade of pink/nude for the perfect color for your lips.

MAC 109 Small Contour Brush

Area: Face & cheeks
Fibre: Soft Natural
Shape: Round with full tip
Use: Application, blending and contouring.

Love love love this brush. You can use brush for liquid foundation && it's the best for contouring your cheeks. This brush is a little pricey but it's a great investment that will last.

MAC 187 Duo Fibre Brush

Area: Face & Cheeks.
Fibre: Soft and gentle.
Shape: Large, flat topped, full circular.

I've been after this brush for such a long time! This is the perfect brush for applying foundation & for your pressed powder. The products you use on this brush stay on the top of the brush since it is a flat surface & doesn't leave any "fall out" on your clothes like most large brushes. I've been using this brush since I got it & it is amazing. Again, this brush is a little pricey but worth the investment.

Mineralize Blush in Danity

Description: Baked minerals refined into a powder formula to provide exceptionally sheer and lightweight application.

This color is so gorgeous & I know this is the blush that Kim Kardashians make up artist always talks about. It has the most gorgeous glow to your cheeks and has the perfect pink color. You don't even have to apply twice to your cheeks just a one time sweep to both of your cheeks and you have some gorgeous looking glowing cheeks.

I hope you all enjoyed this post :) I hope you fell in love with these products as much as I did. I swear I said "thank you" to the boyfriend countless times. It is probably the greatest feeling to have someone at your side that truly believes in your passion and dreams you have for your life. He pushes me & wants to see me succeed because he believes in me & that is the most beautiful feeling in the world. I am truly blessed to have someone like him at my side. Never let anyone make you feel like you don't deserve what you want, he is my good karma. I was in shock when he let me go shopping & his response "I like to see you happy, this is your dream" Never in a million years would I think I would finally be a free lance make up artist for such a huge company, and still have all my clients I do make up on the side. This is all happening & I know this is just the beginning. I was pretty much dancing at the MAC counter, all thanks to him.

The end.


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Future blogs:
- Vintage make up box from my sweet Grandma
- Working my very 1st Dior event & the experience.
- What's in my purse :)
& any other ones you would like drop me a comment.

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