Saturday, September 24, 2011

Agree to disagree.

Are you on Pinterest yet? If not, then you are missing out on an amazing opportunity to waste hours and hours of precious time. Recently, I came across a pin that many of my friends had added to their pin boards (confused by this Pinterest lingo? Go here for a brief explanation). I also added the pin and promptly received many inquiries about it. Did I agree? Disagree? What would I add? So here, my lovely friends, is my take on "The Best of MAC."




Eyeshadows

Jest: A really great basic peach with lots of shimmer. Great by itself or with other shadows. My personal pick for this purpose would be All That Glitters, which is a little more gold and can go with many more skin tones.

Sable: Really pretty on the bottom half of the lid for a brown smokey eye. I don't love it in the crease because it is very frosty and doesn't give much definition.

Blanc Type: A perfect cream that goes on like butta (forgive the pun). It's very matte so it works well in all capacities. However, since it is a little light, I tend to go more for Orb instead.

Carbon: If you want a basic matte black, this is for you. You can blend it out for more of a grey look or layer it on for to be blacker than black. For me, black is harsh for everyday, so I prefer to do a dark smokey brown. My choice is Handwritten.

Cream Color Base in Pearl is an easy way to get a subtle glow on the high planes of your face (cheekbones, forehead, bridge of the nose, cupid's bow). You can also use it for an eyeshadow base so it's really versatile.

MAC Mineralized Skin Finish Natural is definitely my pick for MAC powder. If you are going to get a MAC powder, go for one in the mineral collection. You won't be disappointed.

Blush in Fleur Power may not be my absolute favorite blush, but it is definitely in the top 5. This matte peachy pink blush gives just the right amount of color for perfectly flushed cheeks.

Underage Lipglass is a classic. If you are looking for a pale pink, this will be your everyday go-to. If you don't like the sticky feel of Lipglass, try the Cremesheen in Fashion Scoop.

Pro Longwear Concealer is MAC's newest concealer and I will NEVER use anything else. This stuff is amazing. It's lightweight, dries quickly and doesn't crease under the eyes. It also has a 14 hour wear so it literally lasts all day.

MAC Face & Body Foundation is a cult favorite, but I have to admit, I never really got into the trend. They only sell this foundation at free standing MAC stores so I never wore it. However, it is water resistant and surprisingly lightweight, so it definitely has great components. My favorite MAC foundation is Studio Moisture Tint.

Lipstick in Creme d'Nude is extremely popular. We never had it in stock so I didn't get to play with it much. If you are looking for a very pale lip (think concealer-light), this will do the trick. I prefer a little more color, so I would suggest Hue because it is a little less chalky and has more of a pink tint to it.

Products they left out of the list that should be there:
Blacktrack eyeliner
Lingering eyebrow pencil

There you have it, kids! My professional (hehe) opinion on some of MAC's most popular products.

What's YOUR favorite MAC product??

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4 comments:

Tasha said...

I love pinterest! How do I go about finding you on there so I can follow all your pins?

Thanks.

Anne Herbert said...

I would have paid for this information, thanks so much for sharing!!

Michelle and Aaron Darais said...

love this post! Thanks for the recommendations:)

the waites said...

i am obsessed with pinterist. I love me some sable...its a staple to my make-up