Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Loving Lately: My Discovery of MAC Cosmetics

I am 29 years young and I have JUST discovered MAC.  Yes, it's true.  I have apparently been living under a rock.  In a bubble.  Something!!  I ran out of foundation this weekend and decided to give it a try.  And O.M.G. I am so glad I did.  Ok - here are my face issues...
1. Oily Eyelids - eyeshadow creases within an hour...not fun.
2. Oily Face - makeup disappears and the shine is outta control...not fun either!!
3. Acne Scars - the dark spot kind...ugh! 
4. Acne - why do I have acne at 29???  It just isn't fair to have to use acne treatment AND an anti-aging cream!! 

I went to the MAC counter with absolutely no makeup on whatsoever....I was not lookin' pretty!  They were having a special event to market their "after hours" collection and there was a model there with her husband who is apparently a famous NBA basketball player from the LA Clippers.  I guess I should've gotten a picture but I was more focused on getting some makeup on my face!!

I went in asking for a full coverage foundation that stays put and ended up leaving with a medium coverage foundation...and powder and eyeshadow/blush :)  The girl gave me a good tip: If you're trying to cover up dark spots and even out texture, you probably don't want to do a full coverage because it will end up adding more texture.  Does that make sense??  I thought that was interesting!  She also used this eyeshadow on me as blush.  It's a pro longwear eyeshadow and it lasts just as long on your cheeks!!  Awesome, right?!?!  I thought so!

Ok - this foundation is fabulous!  It covered my acne scars...and it has SPF!  Oh and it stayed on my face the rest of the day (with no primer) AND it is transfer resistant which is great because I'm always getting makeup on my clothes! 

I normally don't wear powder because I don't like the "powdery" look but this stuff looked more like a mineral foundation.  It definitely kept the crazy shine away...which is a must for me!!

If you would've asked me before my MAC makeover if I would ever wear pink eyeshadow, I would've said no way!  But, the girl at the counter wanted to try something totally different than I'm used to so I told her to go to town!  She blended the pink with a coraly brownish color (I wish I would've had her write it down) and I loved it!!  I should learn to step outside of my comfort zone more often.  Remember my oily eyelid issue?  She didn't even use primer on me and this stuff stayed put for at least 6 hours...I didn't check it again after the 6 hour mark.

I'm so glad I finally discovered MAC...I wish I could've bought everything she used on me!!  What is your favorite MAC product that I should try??

Linking up with Loving Lately for the first time!  Go check it out!


Jessica said...

Great post! I'm 28 and haven't tried MAC foundation yet (and have oily skin lol) - after reading this I just might!

Annie K. said...

Your blog design is super cute! :) Found your blog through Desirae's...first off I love mac! If your looking for a good bronzer get one there I am obsessed! Looking forward to catching up on your blog.

Annie @crazy/simple mama

Jessica Renee said...

I seriously need to try MAC already! Everything sounds amazing!

Christina said...

I've never tried MAC either. I want to now!

Bre @ Peacoats and Plaid said...

I LOOOVE Mac, especially their eyeshadows. But I've never even considered wearing it as a blush-interesting!

Found you on the Loving Lately link up, newest follower :)


Kristen Wright said...

how fun! i've never tried mac but need to! so it is worth the hype?!? thanks for linking up!

Nicholl Vincent said...

love love mac!

Have a wonderful day! Stop by and say hello!

Niki Caron said...

Isn't MAC amazing??? I love ALL of their shadows! And they have so many colors to choose from! Their foundation is one of the best too! I haven't tried that powder yet - maybe it'll be next on my list!!

Allyssa said...

I've always heard amazing things about MAC, but I've never gotten around to trying anything of theirs. Maybe I should!

Rachel @ lala Lists said...

ditto what allyssa says... i might just have to try it out!! Thanks so much for linking up, have a great week!

Impulsive Addict said...

My cousin is a makeup artist for MAC and I do love their products. I haven't tried everything because I'm a big Arbonne girl but their mascara is my absolute fav!!!

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