November 6, 2012

My Newest M.A.C Product Must Haves

I'm a HUGE fan of MAC Cosmetics.  It's because their products are the perfect mix of high performing cosmetics along with reasonable department store prices.  "Reasonable department store prices" might sound like an oxymoron, but in comparison to the other lines typically sold in department stores, theres's are on the lower end.  As a makeup artist, their line has everything you could ever dream of wanting to own in order to create any type of look!

{My recent goodies purchased.  
Not pictured, one of their best selling neutral shadows, "Cork."}

I recently attended another master class that is offered to MAC Pro members, and this one happened to be on how to create drag makeup.  Yeh, it was pretty cool.  I figured learning how to make a man look like a woman through makeup tricks, would actually help me tremendously when working on females that have masculine features!  It's amazing how you can always learn something new from other artists - you can never be too educated in your craft.

While listening to our pro makeup artist who led the class, Christopher D, (he has worked on the likes of Christina Aguilera and Fergie and was SO entertaining!) he answered many of my questions and recommended some of his favorite products from their line.  Which I proceeded to purchase of course.

Here is the list of products shown above, and I'm wearing each one of them in the photos below. (Well, I'm not actually wearing the brushes, but I used them for application!! Ha!)

You can click the links to shop the MAC products!

Foundation Brush #188 ($35)
Eye brow brush #208 ($20)
Powder Blush in "Pinch O' Peach"($20)





Tid bits I took away from this class:

1. One of the best things I learned, was that I don't prep the skin enough before I apply color.  This goes for myself and my clients.  Christopher talked about the importance of this before he does any makeup application, and I agree, this is a must if you want your makeup to perform at it's best.  That's why I purchased this serum and eye cream...

2.  And let me tell you, this Fast Response Eye Cream, is AH-MAZING.  It immediately makes the eye bed super smooth and fills in tiny lines around the eyes, which made my concealer go on so much better.  This is a must have.

3.  If you're scared of false lashes because you don't want to actually look like a drag queen wearing them, try this style of #33.  They are super natural and add just enough "oomph" to your lash line without being over the top.

4.  When Christopher said that "Angel" lipstick by MAC is one of Kim Kardashian's favorite lip colors, um, of course I decided I needed it, stat.  Not that I will look anything like Kim wearing it, but I always love her pinky nude lip choices, so I was hopeful.  It is a pretty pale pink, kind of frosty, but not 80's frosty.

Do you own any of these MAC products?

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5 comments:

Andee Layne said...

okay i definitely need that lipstick and those lashes are perfect so natural looking!! You look fantastic!

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@AndeeLayne - Why thank you so much!! I found the Ardell "wispies" thru your blog (which I also heart), so I'm paying it forward to you by recommending these!

Kenneth said...

Just added the eye cream to my Christmas wish list. :) Question: Did you use a lip pencil with that lipstick, or is that the true color by itself in the picture? I love.

Kenneth said...

PS. I should probably clarify that this is Jessica, not KDawg.

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@Kenneth (or Jessica!) - I do have on MAC Staunchly Stylish pro longwear lip liner underneath - I guess I should have put that in the posting!! Thanks for bringing that up girl!!