MAC Cosmetics

Simplifying My Make Up Routine

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My big, very large, very full make up kit has been stashed away. But that left me to wonder what in the world a make up artist keeps in her own personal make up bag for every day wear. And this my friends is what it came down to. And I couldn't be happier to have a simple and quick routine for daily wear. Check out whats in my make up kit below! 

FOUNDATION // IT cosmetics CC Cream

CHEEK // Hoola Bronzer + MAC's Love Joy  

BROW // Elf brow kit in dark  

EYES // Mac's Paint as a base, Urban Decay Naked2 Basics, L'Oréal Liquid Liner (with a felt tip) 

LASHES // Huge by Stila. My all time favorite mascara.  

Not Shown // I do wear concealer every day as a highlighter under my eyes and if I have any problem areas. I use MAC pro longwear concealer in NC20.  

 

What are your favorite make up kit staples?? 

Foundation Must Haves

 

Foundations are a dime a dozen....although they cost a lot more. But I have been loving these 3 recently! 

The three foundations listed here from left to right:

#1. MAC's Full Coverage Foundation - This one is tricky because you can only get this one in the MAC pro stores. I am not sure you can order this with out a pro card, but it is incredible. It is definitely a full coverage but I like to use this foundation for heavier applications and to contour and highlight with. LOVE it! 

#2. Make Up Forever's HD Foundation - This is a great medium coverage that is buildable. I am obsessed. This foundation is good for all skin types. Make Up Forever also has a foundation called Matte Velvet (for oily skin). That is another favorite but more of a specialty foundation that I don't keep in my kit. This Foundation applied with the Sigma F80 brush creates the most flawless application!! (This foundation is also my girl, Kim K's favorites)

#3. MAC Studio Sculpt - This is a medium to heavy coverage. I wear this foundation daily. I LOVE the dewy finish it leaves and it stays on ALL day. 

Shop Sigma Brushes here!! 

 

Friday Favorites | MAC Pro Longwear Waterproof Brow Set

Ok, so I posted a photo yesterday on Instagram of my new purchases from MAC... See here ----------> 

Their new "Alluring Aquatic" collection came out last week online (this week in stores). Seeing as everything sold out in about 2.5 seconds online, I waited till the in-store release. HOLY COW, was it worth the wait. The colors are gorgeous and they go on so smooth! I am obsessed. Here is what I purchased...

 

Extra Dimension Bronzers in DELPHIC & APHRODITE'S SHELL 

Extra Dimension Blush in SEA ME, HEAR ME & SEDUCED AT SEA

Extra Dimension Shadow in LORELEI

(Pigment in TAN - Pictured but not part of the Alluring Aquatic Collection) 

Check out the Alluring Aquatic Collection and purchase here

 

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Also, their Summer 2014 items came out. If you haven't noticed, I love MAC cosmetics. I can't really name any product that I dislike from them. But I hate when make up companies slap "waterproof" on their products. Because we all know about 10% of those products are actually waterproof. Irritating. But withTHIS product....Waterproof is an understatement. My brows lasted all flippen day and night. Literally, they did not budge. The application is gorgeous and as natural or dramatic as you want it to be. Depending on how much pressure and product you put on your brows. And it seriously is waterproof. If you needed to purchase one brow product from any brand...this would be it. (Sorry Anastasia Beverly Hills....I am still in love with your Brow Wiz!) The best part, it comes in 6 colors and each one is only $17. Such a good price! 

Check out the details and purchase the brow products here


As always, you can check out my "Shop My Favorites" page for the products I love. Each photo will link you directly to where you can purchase the items!