Sunday, March 9, 2008

Tribute to M.A.C. Cosmetics

A few years ago (like in high school but we aren't saying just how many years ago that was ;0) I made my first M.A.C. Cosmetic purchase... It was a plum lip liner with fluid lipstick.. I absolutely loved it and must admit that it sparked a slight obsession. While on our trip to California I was tempted to stop in every M.A.C. store in hopes of finding a new product that I "needed." I decided to suggest a few items that I think every girl could benefit from using if they don't already. First things first, a good mascara.. My personal favorite is Mascara X. This mascara really plumps my lashes but allows them to look soft at the same time. I love that this mascara is not gumpy or flaky but has the perfect consistancy. The wand is also very nice and separates the lashes helping with the "fuller-look."

My next must have is select tint foundation. I understand that some people may need more coverage depending on their skin but this is a VERY light formula that helps to even out skin tones.. Honestly this foundation is nice because it moisturizes, has SPF 15 in it while giving a great coverage.. It is kissable foundation as well because you aren't worried that your cheek will taste like make-up or that it will rub off too easily ;) I highly recommend this for those girls who like to look like they don't have a lot of make-up on.

For cheeks I like to look like I have "sun-kissed" cheeks.. I use a blush called Sunbasque during the winter months when I don't have much color in my face but during the summer I prefer a shimmer bronzer called Northern Light that doesn't add the color but just highlights the cheek and give it a slight glow. While we were in California Jodi bought this product from another line, the sales lady called it super model in a bottle but basically the idea is to give the effect of the picture above.. A high shimmer highlighting the cheek bones... I think I may have to find a similar M.A.C. product and try this look at night this summer!!!

All right girls if you don't already know about M.A.C. pigments you are seriously missing out.. These are highly concentrated color dusts that you can use either as a substitute for eye shadow or to enhance the color on your eyes... I have a color similar to the one above that I actually use to highlight just below my brow and in the corner of my eyes after i have applied eye shadow.. I also recommend the colors Chocolate Brown, Rose, and Olive... They are all beautiful by themselves and great compliments to other colors..
I forgot to download a picture of eye shadow but a couple colors that I couldn't live without are Naked Lunch as a base color and either Sable( a shimmery brown) or Club( an iridescent black) depending on the color of outfit I am wearing!!!

M.A.C. has great eyeliner colors if you are looking for a little softer look that just black. Two colors that I recommend are Prunella(a deep purple) and Teddy( a lighter brown/gold).. I find that these colors are dark enough to accent the eyes but with a day look to them as well.

Now it's on to lips.. My friends will tell you that I have a slight fetish for lipstick and lip glosses... I have three lip liners that I use and surprisingly I use all three with the exact same lipglosses depending on my outfit and the situation. My three favorite are.. Plum (still after all these years it is a great color,) Half-Red (my newest find that I have found is lighter than plum but still looks good for both day and night) and Whirl.. this is the lightest of my lip liner colors and honestly it goes the best for day looks and especially just a little liner and clear gloss..

Last but not least... not by a long shot... LipGlass!!!!! I really could never list all of the colors that are currently in my purse but the two I use the most are Blissfully Buzzed( a creamy shimmery light color)... Viva Glam VI( pinky/red with a slight gold shimmer)... and Hot Stuff ( slightly pink shimmer with lip plumper)!!
Hee Hee I hope that all of you who share an interest in make-up enjoy some of my suggestions.. For all of you who don't really get the make-up thing I am sure that you can enjoy at least the Lip Gloss!!
I hope whoever I marry understands my infatuation with this make-up and will allow me to indulge every once in a while.. If not I may just have to get a job at the M.A.C. counter to support the habit ;0



Em said...

That's why we get along so well...we are both MAC addicts! : ) Como foi sua saida com Danhilo??? Me escreva no facebook se puder!!

Bonnie said...

Something I didn't know we have in common! My obsession is mostly with the eyeshadows. I also love the Plush Lash Mascara. The brush is super thick.
Oh, and I bet I can make you jealous! My brother's gf in Vegas is a make-up artist and gets 40% off; we hit up the store at Caesars every time!

vrony said...

Hey could you find something from MAC now with the same effect as the highlight on the picture above of which you don`t know the name? I`m looking exactly for such a glow!! :)