Yestarday I went to town to buy some makeup. Since my face isn’t very tanned anymore and lately I haven’t been caring too much for my skin it started too look kind of exhausted and unbalanced. I tend to have minor spots that I use to maltreat until they bleed and form a crust. It sounds gross and I know that it is… anyway it’s needless to say that I’m not feeling to good about my skin lately so yesterday in an impulsive act I went straight to the MAC store and bought this:
It’s not that I finished up all my makeup but I felt like I needed something new. This may sounds strange for you, but I never used foundation before! I used to cover up all my skin blemishes (like spots or dark rings under the eyes) with biotherm’s “Forget it” concealer. I think it’s pretty good and a tube lasts forever! But all good things come eventually to an end and so I had to go and buy a new tube only to hear that ironically biotherm has not only removed my faithful “Multi Recharge” cream gel from their products list no, they also stopped producing makeup (for one year now!). I think it’s pretty lame that all the products I really liked, disappeared so I thought “screw you biotherm” and went over to MAC. Besides the biotherm concealer I use two different cream blushes from bobbi brown which I like a lot! My first bobbi brown haul was in Kyoto and I still remember how excited I was! But back to the real topic: MAC
My initial idea was to let a lady from the MAC store match my skin tone but I finished up buying a foundation, a blush and two brushes. The lady was just about to start painting my face with the NW 20 foundation when she asked me “you’re not wearing anything, right?” and I said “oh yes, yes, actually I am!”.. so then she told me to wipe the makeup off with a moist towel and afterwards started applying the foundation. When she finished I looked at the mirror and my thought was “wow”! I was pale as a swiss cheese but the color was the right one and my skin looked flawless. Unfortunately I didn’t pay attention to how she applied the foundation or how much she used and I’m already regretting it. Anyway, I think this first foundation I now own will definitely change my makeup habits! On the picture below you see me wearing MAC’s powder blush called “Frankly Scarlet“
As you can see, one of the pictures is with warm and the other with cold light. Although the blush is very pigmented I had to apply it two or three times to make it visible since I didn’t use the nikon but my computer to take the pictures. The color is pretty strong and I’m having quite some difficulties to take the right amount of powder with the new brush but I’ll hopefully get used to it. The other brush I bought is for the foundation.
It’s a really fresh pink tone and I absolutely like it! The amount I used on the picture above is not the amount I would wear normally but I wanted to show you how the color looks when it’s fully applied. I really have to say that it’s true what they write and say about MAC, it keeps what it promises! Below you can see the amount I wear for a day at school on the right side and the amount I used for the pictures to show you the “true” color:
I’m pretty sure this is not going to be the first and only MAC haul! I’m so excited to finally own something from MAC myself and can’t wait to improve my makeup skills ..although it’s a loooong way ahead..