it's become apparent that i heart MAC makeup

Thursday, July 29, 2010

this is not a beauty product blog.

this is not going to become a beauty product blog.

but i like beauty products so y'all are going to have to deal with this post, ok?

i'm often asked the following questions

- from my friends: will you do my makeup? can i borrow your lip gloss? will you put blush on me? (of course x3)
- from randoms: are you wearing fake eye lashes? (no)
- from men: if i had a nickle for every time i saw someone as beautiful as you i'd have five cents. (HEY-O!)

apparently i'm doing something right in regard to my makeup application so i'm going to share with you what products i use and in turn highly recommend.

side note: while i LOVE makeup and am passionate about my products/brands i probably only wear makeup 3 out of seven days a week tops. it's all about wearing it for the event/occasion in my opinion. i supposed that when i choose to wear makeup i want wear it to make it count.

odd? perhaps.

application order: eyes, complexion, cheeks, lips - easy peasy.

- i use a wet angled liner brush from MAC with a pot of MAC eye shadow in carbon. you can make this line as thick or as thin as you'd prefer. i've used eye pencil and liquid eye liner, but always go back to the eye shadow as liner option. it's the bomb and i've been using MAC carbon since i was 18 years old.

- the newest and most prized addition to my eye lash regimen is lash primer.

you know how when you're at a makeup counter buying mascara and the sales clerk always tries to up sell you a lash primer? LISTEN TO THEM NEXT TIME because
lash primer is the shit.

the variety i use, MAC Prep + Prime, makes my lashes appear longer/fuller while allowing me to use less mascara. i'll never not use this product, i'm sold forever, hook-line-sinker... BUY IT.

as for mascara i've been using the same mascara brand/variety since i was 14 (that would be 16 years ladies and gentlemen) and while i've tried almost every brand out there, expensive and cheap, nothing compares to Estee Lauder, More Than Mascara for me.

as for eye shadow, i'm not picky at all as i don't end up using it all that often - you can never go wrong with MAC though and that's what i prefer to use... sensing a trend?

complexion - i'm not a big liquid foundation girl and i've been blessed with an evenly colored and (generally) blemish free complexion so i prefer to use a powder compact with light coverage... enter MAC Studio Fix Powder + Foundation. my tip with this product is to buy LOTS of refill sponge applicators, i change mine almost weekly.

blush - i used chanel joues contraste powder blush for a very, very long time and still recommend it, but about a year ago i purchased MAC Blushcreme which i apply with a large angled contour brush and quickly fell in love. it's just so natural looking.

lips - yet again, it's a MAC product... this time it's MAC Tinted Lipglass. i think i have 21 colors of this glossy gloss because it just makes your lips shiny, voluptuous and kissable. who could ask for anything more?

until this very moment i didn't realize how much MAC product i use.

talk about brand enthusiast... hey, MAC marketing department, hook a sister up!

well there you have it ladies (and 2% of the gentlemen who are still reading this post), that's how i put on my face.

don't hate me because i'm beautiful.

so what makeup product can you not live without?

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  1. All of my eye make-up is MAC. I could not live without my angled eye brush or my blacktrack gel eyeliner!

  2. I heart MAC makeup - I'm totally addicted. My new favorite right now is the MAC Dazzleglass lip gloss - LOVE.
    Lucky for me my sis works at Nordies so she helps support my habit!

  3. I'm a big fan of the MAC fluidline. I love how it doesn't rub off in the middle of the day.

  4. Cologne. Since I'm a guy, I'm somewhat limited in my personal grooming products. That being said, I own more colognes than any straight guy should ever own, with a collection approaching seventy.

    Of those I couldn't live without, Chanel Egoiste Platinum is my "workhorse", Gucci Envy is my "you are SO beneath me", YSL M7 is my "you wish you knew what this was", and everything in Mugler's line is my "I make this smell AWESOME."

  5. My Lancome Liquid Liner, Bobby Brown Shimmer Brick, and Trish McEvoy Lash Curling Mascara.

  6. Hey Alexa! I love this post...I am trying to figure out makeup right now. One product I found that I can't live without is an eye primer. I love Urban Decay. I am going to have to look into the Estee Lauder mascara...I am in need of a new one! Hope you are well!

  7. is the mac mascara primer white? I have a problem with primers that are-- i can either never cover them up or they appear clumpy. dish.

  8. Yea, I couldn't get through this entire post. I do like Mac computers, though! Once you go Mac, you never go back!

  9. I'm a MAC whore... Did you happen to see my post on my makeup collection? It's kind of sickening.

    I recently got eye last extensions and thus have been wearing VERY little makeup this summer... but MAC is my favorite and I absolutely love it!

  10. I am totally in agreement with you about only wearing makeup on special occasions!

  11. MAC eyeshadow in shroom, angled brush and Fluidline in blacktrack. Lots of it. But only on weekends. No point getting pretty to go work in a steel mill.

  12. I love MAC eyeshadows and liners and brushes. Yes, I do. When the MAC store was still in Tower City, I used to take my breaks down there. Having a bad day, a new eyeshadow will cure that. Having a bad week, maybe a new lip gloss is the cure. Forgot to put make-up on, head on down. I still miss the MAC store.
    But I have to say that Make-Up Forver's Smoky Lash mascara is my all time favorite mascara I have ever used. Try it. If you hate it, you can give it to me.

  13. I have the carbon eye shadow and never thought of using it as eyeliner. Good idea. I love MAC makeup. All my eye makeup is MAC and I can't get enough of it.

  14. I don't wear a whole lot of makeup, and my go-to line is Benefit. I am a dedicated fan of their "Some Kinda Gorgeous" foundation faker, "you're bluffing" redness reducing powder, "Her Glossiness" lipgloss, but mascara is where I defer to Clinique's High Lengths mascara. If you can get used to the brush, it's the best mascara for non-mascara wearers.

  15. Nars blush in Orgasm looks great on anyone and Benefit concealer in erase paste... this has light reflectors so when you have had little sleep it makes your eyes look really refreshed! I agree MAC gloss is the best (Viva Glam IV and V are my favs)

  16. I am MAC obsessed as well... so bad that that at the ABC dinner I spotted you pulling MAC out of your purse and wondered if you too were obsessed :) My personal must haves are the lash primer (seriously, I get asked about fake lashes too), Beige-ing Shadestick (my eyeshadow won't move, not even after a workout), and Studio Fix. I love a lot more, but those are my must haves.

  17. I'm way obsessed with MAC eyeshadow. It is the best out there, hands down

  18. My two favorite beauty products are Stila MAJOR Major lash mascara and vaseline. Yep, I said it. Vaseline. Mascara is pretty self-explanatory, and this brand is awesome.

    Vaseline? I've been religiously putting vaseline on my lips before bed since I was about 14. It keeps them soft and smooth all day, even in lovely Western PA/Eastern OH winters. It also doesn't clog pores, so dry spot on your face? Dab some vaseline, go to bed, and you're silky smooth in the morning!

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