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One of my favorite things that MAC Cosmetics does is involve their fans… real people. MAC reached out to their peoples and asked them to enter a contest… simply, in 140 words, tell them what makes you unique. Why are you awesome? Six people would be chosen to fly all expenses paid to NYC, receive a makeover and star in a photo-shoot which would represent the Fall 2015 MAC Collection – M∙A∙Cnificent Me.
This collection is now live! I have a few products to share with you and then at the bottom of the post you can meet the winners of the contest!
M∙A∙Cnificent Me: Eye Shadow x 9($40.00 // Nordstrom). Shades include Cool Complement(cool medium brown), Frankly Frosty(light grey taupe), M∙A∙Cnificent Me!(pinky white frost), Fabulous DNA(light pink shimmer), In My Element(cool silver pearl), To the Eye (midtone rose), Sable(gold-plum w/ bronze pearl), Type (medium bronze shimmer) and Dance in the Dark(deep cool brown).
This is my first experience using one of the MAC Eyeshadow x 9. A big complaint about these palettes is that the pans are small but really they’re the perfect size for getting your brush into. The MAC 239 (for example) is perfect for these palettes. One of the shades in this palette, Sable, is the only permanent shade and it’s also one of my favorite MAC eye shadows of all time (which makes it okay that it’s perm!). I found that the quality of the 9 shades was wonderful and all of them worked well together. None seemed dry to me and I didn’t experience fall out.
Lipstick ($16.50 // Nordstrom). Of the five shades released I have two to share with you in Self Aware (coffee nude, amplified) and Fashion Revival(deep raspberry, matte).
These lipsticks are smooth and creamy – even the matte shade, Fashion Revival, is comfortable to wear on it’s own without the help of a balm or a gloss. I was also impressed with the staying power of this shade. Even through eating and drinking there was still some left – and not just as a lip ring.
In the look below: (FACE)YSL Touche Eclat Blur Primer, MAC Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation, MAC Pro Longwear SPF 20 Compact Foundation, Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer, IT Cosmetics Sugar Plum Radiance Ombre Blush, IT Cosmetics Hello Light Anti-Aging Luminizing Creme Stick, Benefit Dallas Blush Bronzer, NARS Light Reflecting Loose Setting Powder. (EYES)MAC Utterly Becoming Pro Longwear Paint Pot, MAC M∙A∙Cnificent Me: Eye Shadow x 9 (Sable all over the lid and through the crease and smudged under the lower lash line, Cool Complement into the crease and blended up, Quiet Type at the outer V, MACnificent Me! at the inner corners, Fabulous DNA to blend out the crease and highlight), Clinique Wheat Thin Skinny Stick, NARS Audacious Mascara, Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, IT Cosmetics YBBB Brow Power Skinny Universal Pencil. (LIPS) MAC Subculture Lip Pencil, MAC Fashion Revival Lipstick.
Meet the contest winners!
Whoever you are and whatever your style…put your heart and soul into it. Out of the many thousands of inspiring individuals who entered our contest, we found six people who are truly 100% M·A·Cnificent, transforming them into the faces of our 2015 fall colour collection.
Meet Selena, Tresor, Luzmaria, Vanessa, Ji Won & Ben at www.macnificentme.com
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