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A few Pick Me Ups at MAC
Okay who is this? Girl walks up to the MAC counter and
only needs a concealer and walk out with a bunch of other stuff she didn’t mean
to get? Oh wait that’s me! Happens EVERY SINGLE TIME!
|MAC Stars and Rockets, MAC Pro Longwear NW20, MAC Brown Down|
This time I got it one shade lighter in NW20. Now that’s a perfect fit for my winter skin. Did you know that the MAC Pro Longwear concealer makes a great eyeshadow base as well? It doesn’t crease so it works great in the lid area. With the little pump top, it can be hard to get just a teeniest amount you only need for under your eyes so I use it on my lids as a primer and now I don’t have extra concealer floating around on the back of my hand. I hate wasting that concealer!!
Of course I can’t buy just ‘one’ thing at MAC, especially when I am waiting to be checked out. I drool over all those goodies at the counter. As I was waiting, I started swatching eyeshadows. I knew I wanted a neutral dark matte brown. Even though Brown Down is a Veluxe Pearl, it blends and acts like a matte. Brown Down looks very warm in the pan but swatches very neutral. I think this had been discontinued but my MAC counter still had it so I got it. Not like I really needed another brown neutral but what the hey? Why not?
|MAC Brown Down|
My other splurge was Stars and Rockets. I have always wanted Stars and Rockets but the last time I remembered to inquire about it, they were out of stock. Now it is mine. I love how this shadow can look so different depending on what base you use it one. Love this shadow so much! LOVE! It’s also a Veluxe Pearl. Stars and Rockets is a lavender purple with pink pearl. Depending on what it is applied over, Stars and Rockets can have an almost duochrome effect. Like when applied over a black base the shadow takes on a blue hue. While not strongly pigmented it can be packed on for full effect.
|MAC Stars and Rockets|
Here is a FOTD using Stars and Rockets on the lid over my Tini Beauty Violette, with Makeup Geek Duchess and Annabelle Purple (#203) in the crease and outer V area.
Are you like me? Can’t leave the MAC counter with only one item?