I cannot believe we are quickly approaching my favorite season already! Summer! I was so exited for this years summer fruity juicy collection from MAC cosmetics. I headed to the MAC counter the second day the collection launched, and boy was I too late! The only item I was able to score was the Pearlmatte Face Powder. Since I was already there I picked up some more items along the way
MAC Pearlmatte Face Powder: I only had the chance to use this product once. However, based on the packaging alone I am already obsessed with it!
I can never get enough MAC lippies. They are affordable, and I always go back to MAC after all the years of experimenting with high end and drug store lipsticks. MAC lipsticks are worth the buy! This shade is a nude brown from the Liptensity collection. It is pretty moisturizing as well. I tend to stick to nude lip hues because they compliment any makeup look. This shade that I recently purchased is called “Doe.”
I purchased these MAC lashes for an event I had to go to. However, I don’t feel that it is worth the heavy price tag of $18. I’ve worn the Lashes once already in this photo. I will try to get more usages out of them for this price! 😉
MAC Mini False Lashes mascara in black. This is my all time favorite mascara from MAC.
Another MAC Lippie. This shade is called “Velvet Teddy” It looks orange in the photo, but it is more on the neutral side. Because this lipstick is a matte one, it tends to dry out my lips very quickly, so I make sure to always use a lip balm before applying. Love the look of this matte lipstick but not the way it feels.
(Makeup look done by my talented hair dresser, makeup artist, and friend Angelica!)
Thank you guys for taking the time to read and comment on my blog. I apologize I haven’t been as consistent as I hoped to be. I’d love to know what are some of your favorite products from MAC!
TGIF! It is almost the weekend! (Yay!)
I’m going to share with you the makeup products I use daily for work – no crazy smokey eye shadow, or winged liner though. I save the full glam for when I’m off duty! I always want to be sure my makeup is work appropriate, but most importantly still me. For those that know me, my makeup routine usually takes me 10-15 minutes false lashes included (really!)! Here it goes:
Brows: Anastasia of Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in Ebony
I can’t stress enough the importance of brows. They either make or break a look. I have a love and hate relationship with mine; I will explain in a later blog if anyone is interested (haha). The Anastasia Brow Wiz helps me fill in any gaps and makes my brows look more polished.
Face: I prime my face with the primer from Chanel. I like the scent of this product; usually I can’t wear any scented products because I have sensitive skin, but I have no problem with this one. I also like that this primer has an SPF of 40.
The Chanel foundation is not a full coverage foundation, however the coverage is build-able. I like how light weight this feels. Doesn’t look or feel heavy, or like they’re clogging your pores!
Eyes: Chanel Eye Liner pencil in Noir and Too Faced Roller Lash Mascara. I am old school and love the regular eye liner pencil that you still have to sharpen. This one is long lasting and gets the job done! I wouldn’t know what to do if they discontinued it (ha, seriously!). I’ve been using it for 10 years! Too Faced Mascara is awesome as well as waterproof.
Lips: I always use my Hello Kitty for Soft Lips lip balm before applying any lipstick or lip gloss. I wear one of these everyday for work: Lippy Stix shade in Cookie by Colorpop Cosmetics (which is great quality, especially for the price!) or Mariah Carey collection for MAC shade in McIzzle. Love that these two lipsticks do not dry out my lips like most lipsticks tend to do. I tend to always stick to nude hues but sometimes if I have a day off and am feeling adventurous, I rock the brighter shades.
Unfortunately Mariah Carey for MAC is no longer available but I will suggest other dupes that I have tried that are similar:
- Tom Ford Beauty Blush Nude $50
- MAC Wood Rose $17
- Urban Decay Earthling $17
Blush and Bronzer: MAC Cosmetics blush in Style. Mariah Carey for MAC bronzer. I love that the bronzer has a cartoon picture of her face. Unfortunately it goes away after several usages.