Beauty Bonanza: MAC for Fall

Let’s take a quick fashion break and talk beauty. So many beauty products, so little time.
Here is a quick review of my Mac bonanza from the summer. I have a couple more Beauty Bonanzas in store in the near future, including the beauty expo. I like to use the product so I can give an honest and thorough review about each product, so be patient as I continue to experiment over these next few weeks.

On to the bonanza. *Photos taken outdoors, no photoshop, true to real color*

I’ve been in the market for some new foundations. I am an avid Mac BB cream user, but I’ve heard good things about the sheer nature of the Face and Body foundation, so I opted for that. IN LOVE! I don’t know how I’ve never tried their product before. I wasn’t sure of my color as it’s not sold in the department stores here so I couldn’t be matched. I chatted the Mac representative online and he said I’d be a C3, given the other colors I told him I’ve worn in the past. He was spot on correct! Pros: sheer but buildable; non-sticky, quick drying (but doesn’t dry my already dry skin), giant bottle, long lasting color. Cons–no sunscreen or added skin benefits.

The other foundation I bought was the new Prolongwear Nourishing Waterproof foundation. I like this one, but don’t love it. I’ll use it but the color is a little light/pink on me. I went in and was color matched as NC25, but for some reason it doesn’t seem to work for me anymore. I use an NC25 in Studio Sculpt, but that is a completely different color. I love Mac but their number system for foundation makes me crazy! I am a bit darker than usual because it’s summer, so I will try it this winter and see if I like it more then. I do find it applies a little cakey on the nose so I really need to exfoliate before using it.

Taupe-the perfect matte, 90s brown

Face products always require such long descriptions! Anyway, I picked up a few lip products that I knew I loved before I even had them. First, I can’t go without my Prep and Prime lip primer. I go through 3 of these a year so I always have a couple on backup in my house. Use a primer if you want your lipstick to: apply evenly and smoothly, not feather onto your face, last longer, not clump around where your lips meet, and keep your lips hydrated. Love my primer.

Outdoors in sunlight

Inside, no flash

I also picked up Stone (liner, top color) and Taupe (matte finish lipstick, bottom color).
Perfect for fall, Taupe is a deep brown color. The brown lip is huge
right now and this is the color I’m gravitating to these days. Stone
will be a nice darker brown liner that will work well with reds, browns,
and wine colors for fall/winter.

What’s on your fall/winter Mac wishlist? My wallet can’t even begin to look at the holiday collections.

P.S. Mac also started including mini samples of products. Check out this tiny mascara!

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