Happy Monday everyone!
Thought I'd share a little MAC haul with you. A couple weeks ago I got on the MAC website for one reason, and of course felt compelled to try a few other things. It's actually been quite awhile since I've made any sort of MAC purchase. I think MAC has great products-- (Pro Longwear foundation/concealer, eyeshadows, lipsticks, etc.), but I'm not really a MAC-aholic. I don't tend to pounce on new collections.
What drew me to the site to begin with was this product- the Prep + Prime Highlighter in Light Boost. I'd heard some rave reviews on this, so I thought I'd give it a go. I don't think I've ever actually tried anything from MAC's Prep + Prime line (gasp!) I was intrigued by this highlight because of it's yellow tone... it seems like most of my highlighting pens/cream products have a pink tone and usually some shimmer. I like that this seems to brighten- but it does so through it's color, not because of sparkle/shimmer. I've used this a few times under the eyes and anywhere else on the face I want to highlight. I like it, but I do feel the need to wear a little concealer with this too. It's not so much a coverage product as it is a brightener. I'll keep experimenting with the best ways to use this.
I really enjoy a good MAC lip product every now and then! I also love their light vanilla-ish scent. I'm loving pinks right now so here's what I picked out (swatched from left to right): Sunny Seoul Cremesheen lipstick (shown above in the silver tube), Viva Glam Nicki satin-finish lipstick, and Viva Glam Nicki Lipglass.
In this pic I'm wearing Sunny Seoul. I LOVE this color! First off, I love the cremesheens... of all of the MAC lipsticks I own, most are in that formula. They're creamy, not at all dry, and just feel good on the lips. I was surprised I didn't already have this one! It has a little shimmer and when I wear it sheer, I notice the slightest bit of a coral tone. When I build it up a bit more (like in the pic above)- more of the pink comes through. Beautiful shade!
Here I'm wearing the Viva Glam Nicki lipstick and lipglass. I'm pretty sure I've seen Nicki Minaj sporting her signature lipstick on Idol more than a few times (reminds me of Milani's Color Statement Lipstick in Fruit Punch!), and I just felt the need to get it! This satin-finish lipstick has a lot more color to it than Sunny Seoul- it's very opaque. The coordinating gloss really kicks up the look! A couple days ago I just wore the gloss alone for this overall color, but a more sheer look on the lips.
Overall I'm very happy with what I got! Loving all of the lip products- and I especially think I'm going to get lots of use out of Sunny Seoul. I'll continue working with the Prep + Prime highlight and keep you posted on how that goes! :)
- Uploading a new video for the vlog channel right now- featuring Kalee! :)
- Had a really fun Sunday with Tyler! The day included a chimichanga, an Orange Julius, beautiful weather, and Mad Men.
- It's that time of year where a lawn mower is running within earshot at all times.
- Also yesterday- we went to Dick's Sporting Goods so Tyler could pick up a new golf glove. Before leaving, Tyler says to me- "anything else you want to look at?" ... my response "that's like me asking you that question before we leave Ulta." :)