Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Back to MAC

It seems like every time I pass a MAC counter I can’t help but drop a big wad of cash, whether I need makeup or not, and this weekend was no exception.

MAC products are so alluring…pure loose pigment in delicious metallics…delectable powders with satiny finishes…domed swirls of pressed minerals in gorgeous cosmic colors. How can a girl resist such temptation? She can’t. So what did I splurge on? I can’t wait to tell you!

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MAC Paint Pots, $17.50.

These little tubs of pigment for your eyes apply like a cream with a synthetic brush, and dry to a silky powder finish. Once they set, which doesn’t take long, they render your eye makeup crease-proof, sweat-proof and budge-proof the whole day and into the night. They are so easy to use, and the results are always beautiful. Every girl needs a wardrobe of Paint Pots. I stand by that statement, emphatically.

I bought Painterly, a perfect buff color for the entire lid, and Rubenesque, a shimmering rose-gold for the brow bone.

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MAC Fluidline Eyeliner, $15.

You’ve never seen a black so mysterious and rich and intense as this gel liner in the color Blacktrack. My makeup artist, Kelsey T., painted my lashline with chunky strokes of Blacktrack then buffed it upward with circular, pressured strokes until we achieved serious Rock Chick eyes. Love it! Where’s the party?

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MAC Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation, $30.

In shade NW 20, I achieved perfect harmony with my own skin. A beautiful base that can be powdered down for a soft, velvety texture, or left simply on its own for a more dewey look.

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MAC Studio Fix, $27.

This powder foundation provides exceptional coverage on its own, applied with the accompanying sponge, or lightly powders over liquid foundation with a fluffy brush. I’ve copped a Studio Fix practically every time I hit the MAC counter, for years now. It’s that good.

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MAC Mineralize Skinfinish, $29.

The mineral powder in the color Light Year is a cosmic swirl of nudes and peaches, warm pinks, and golden bronze. Looks heavenly in a crescent shape over your blush, right on the cheekbone and curving toward the brow bone. Gorgeous, gorgeous.

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MAC Pigment, $20.

I had to pick up a couple pure loose pigments–one in Pink Bronze and one in Tan. There’s nothing quite like these two colors used together as luminizing highlighters. Plus they work on lips and lids, too. Positively brilliant color and shimmer. Makes your skin look amazing, and you just need a teeny tiny bit.

The MAC girls really know color and technique, so get to your MAC counter and let them work their magic on you. Well that’s all for now. See you around.

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