November 14, 2011

MAC Cosmetics Is Dangerous For Me

I have a serious makeup problem.  Duh, this is not surprising.  But my recent love for all things MAC, just went up about 50 notches, and this is dangerous for my wallet, especially with the holidays coming up.

{MAC pro artist, Gina Betteli, demonstrating the art of perfecting skin.}

I got to attend my first MAC Pro Masterclass, and it was everything I had hoped it would be and did not disappoint! It was a wonderful way to learn from an accomplished senior makeup artist from the MAC community and have an open forum to talk about their products and see what they can do for a face. The artists name was Gina, and after reading her bio, she has worked with a slew of celebs, on various magazines, runway shows, as well as alongside a major makeup industry leader Tom Pecheux recently- woah.  She was super engaging with the group, artistic, and best of all, down to earth despite all of her many accomplishments!

I learned some brand new tips and tricks that of course I will eventually share with you all that can be applied to us normal everyday folks;-)  There are always new and exciting things to be learned when it comes to the art of makeup, which is what I completely love about this medium.

 {My loot from the night!  And there is still more I'm dying to purchase.}

I purchased everything from new makeup brushes- a girl can never have too many- to powders, eye lid bases, fave shadow colors, and lipsticks. One of the lipsticks is part of their long wear program because I'm still on the search for the perfect one (blog posting on this one to follow if it performs!), and the other is the obnoxiously fabulous red orange, Miss Lady Danger...

{I love this way this punchy shade instantly brightens up my face!}

I've been wanting this vivid red version for myself for awhile, and am so glad I finally got my hands on it.  It's definitely not a shade for the faint of heart, but if you want bright, this is the way to go.  And if you want to see how it compares in color against another cult red favorite, MAC's Russian Red, check this vintage post out here!

So now, I not only have a makeup problem, I could be diagnosed with specifically having a MAC problem!  Yes, their prices are higher than drugstore, but not as high as some of the other department store brands, so that is a plus in my eyes because the quality of their products is sooo good and worth every penny.   I'm going to need to find strength in restraint, especially since it's the holidays and I need to be thinking of others, not my personal makeup collection.  

What's your favorite MAC product? Please share so I can have a reason to buy more!!! 


MrsCassizzleSparkles said...

Lady Danger looks fabulous on you!! I can't wait to see what you learned at the class.
My favorite MAC products are Ruby Woo- very drying but the color is phenomenal, as well as Studio Fix Fluid. My skin looks almost flawless when I use it. Unfortunately MAC doesn't feel the love for us pale ladies and it's too dark for me in the winter. :(

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

I love MAC, too. I really want Lady Danger - need to pick it up!! My favorite MAC products are their eyeshadows... so much better pigments than any other brands. I love All that Glitters!

Arianne said...

Lady Danger is incredible on you! WOW!

I got to go to a Master Class once for free and it's such a great experience. You really do pick up a lot of new tricks by going. I'd love to hear what tips you picked up. :)

B said...

How gorgeous do you looook?! And I SO need those earrings. I used to be a MAC addict but I haven't purchased from them in almost a year. I have so many other brands to fall in love with now. Ha! But my favorite product from them is that Violetta lipstick. I looooove it.

Heidi from Confessions of a Beautyholic said...

Haha I reformed for a while but now I've started picking up their brushes and am re-addicted! My favorite MAC product is the Viva Glam Gaga in the blue pink shade. I've never found another shade quite like it and am obsessed with it!

JennySue said...

@Mrs.Cassizzle- I checked out Ruby Woo, but it was so close to my Russian Red I passed. OOh, I believed this artisti used their fix fluid on one of the models- can't believe I forgot to pick it up!! Good to hear that great review on it!
@Grace- you def need Lady Danger- I'm wearing it for the 2nd day in a row bc it makes me feel so sassy!
@Arianne- you know I will be translating everything I learned into ordinary every day people makeup tricks! They actually showed us how to transform a model into a statue- but thinking I won't be working that look anytime soon;-)
@B- the name violetta sounds divine- guess I'll have to add that one to my list. My earrings are from cheapo Charlotte Russe!
@Heidi- I def already own the Gaga color- so Barbie-ish to me and girly. Love the white base of it!! But I always have to apply white strips on my teeth before I can pull it off;-)

jill said...

Gorgeous! I love that red color.

x. jill
those ghosts

DaphYin said...

Wow you're so lucky! well not your wallet lol! anyway, I don't have my first MAC product yet as they don't get imported in my country. Can't wait for the reviews! :)

Fash Boulevard said...

oh my goodness, how fun is this. and that shade on you is stunning. adore this post. thanks for sharing, love. I've got a new post all about pushing your style to the edge of fashion. Love to hear what you think. Thanks, love. xo

Andee Layne said...

lady danger is PERFECT on you! esp w those peacock earrings xoox

JennySue said...

@DaphYin- I can't believe you don't have access to MAC??!! Where do you live?
@FashBoulevard & @Andee- thanks for the lady danger love! And the peacock earrings are from Charlotte Russe-nice and cheap!