Lost my virginity to MAC! (yoohoo ROU!)

CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
Yes, I've gone over to the Dark side! :twisted:

I had my first makeover and experience with MAC cosmetics yesterday! :blob3:

I got a complimentary makeover with the sweetest girl. She even insisted that I wear the makeup and think about it before buying. No pressure at all.

She ended up choosing colors similar to the ones I already have, so I can hopefully recreate the look. I don't have the eyeliner though (only have pencils). I already have some brushes like the ones she used (LORAC brush for brow makeup, some great paint brushes from Michael's that rou recommended).

She used a brown shadow to fill my brows, worked well. I almost bought that, might go back.

ETA: I uploaded 2 in my MISC fotki album. Same PW.



Hey rou, do you have a recommendation for a good sub for MAC brush # 224? She used it for blending.
SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.

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  • mysteryflavoredmysteryflavored Posts: 1,271Registered Users Curl Novice
    I use a Paula's Choice brush for blending. I think it's a little fluffier than the 224, but it was cheap and works wonderfully.
    Location: North NJ or NYC
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I use a Paula's Choice brush for blending. I think it's a little fluffier than the 224, but it was cheap and works wonderfully.

    Link, pics, model number, anything? :D
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • mysteryflavoredmysteryflavored Posts: 1,271Registered Users Curl Novice
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    yeeeee hawwwwww!!!

    took you long enough, sweetie!!!!

    and you look MAH-velous!

    :D

    i don't use my 224 brush as much as when i first got it about 10 years ago. i prefer something less fluffy for better placement of colour.

    like this:

    http://www.essentialbeautysupplies.com/products/Squirrel_Crease_Small-123-3.html
    My blog:

    http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks mystery and rou! :) :notworthy:

    I was thinking of using the brush more for blending, since I have the Maxine's mops (2 sizes rou recommended) to apply color. That's what she mostly used if for, and some application too. But I never get a good blend with the MM brush, thought this type would be better.

    Do you think I could find something like it at a craft store? :D
    I found a little brush in my old stash that might suffice for blending. It might be too soft for precise application though. But that's ok. I haven't tried it yet.

    I'm still thinking about the Espresso shadow for the brows (and eyelids!). Now, where was that free MAC shipping code or discount?! :toothy9: I found out we do have a local MAC counter now at our Macy's. :)
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    don't worry about missing it - there's a free shipping code about once a month or so.

    you should be able to find a pencil brush at an art supply store more than a craft store.
    My blog:

    http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
  • mysteryflavoredmysteryflavored Posts: 1,271Registered Users Curl Novice
    I use Espresso on my brows. Good stuff.
    Location: North NJ or NYC
  • CurliLocksCurliLocks Posts: 10,573Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I tried the brush I had for blending today, not bad. I'll pick up something else if I see it someday. :)

    Good to hear the Espresso works well for your brows too, mystery. :)

    Mary Kay makes an Espresso shadow for much less. I wonder if it's similar (I know the colors are made at the same place in Italy).
    SF Bay Area, CA * "The Angel-Goddess-Guru of Haircoloring" :D
    3b/c/a mix. medium texture, low porosity
    My Motto: Strand Test! some hair pics
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC] -- gone, but never forgotten.
  • melaniesusanmelaniesusan Posts: 948Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I'm a MAC junkie. I've switched to natural products for my foundation, eyeliner, mascara, and lipstick, but am still addicted to MAC eyeshadow and blush. My favorite color combinations:

    1. smoky eye look (when wearing warm colors)
    mulch (lid)
    orb (brow)
    texture (crease)

    2. smoky eye look (when wearing cool colors)
    shale (lid)
    nocturnelle (crease)
    seedy pearl (brow)
    pink swoon (blush)

    3. daytime cool
    yogurt (lid/brow)
    haux (crease)
    fleur power (blush)

    4. evening (cool tones)
    yogurt (lid/brow)
    blackberry (crease)
    sketch (crease + corners)

    5. evening (with blue)
    yogurt (lid/brow)
    contrast (crease + corners)
    hair type: 2B/3A
    low poo: Elucence moisture; Elucence clarifying (after swimming)
    condish: CJ smoothing; CJ argan; CJ repair me; CJ curl rehab
    winter/spring styling: CJ Beauticurls leave-in + Curly Kinks coil jam + Ouidad mongongo oil; or CJ leave-in + SpiralSolutions CEJ & FHG
    summer/fall styling: CJ CCCC lite + CIAB + Curl Queen
    http://members.fotki.com/melaniesusan/ pw = 3ahair
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,737Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Milani shadows are good duplicates for MAC.
    My blog:

    http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

    Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!

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