The month of March has been flying by. It has been super busy at work the past two months and I know that has played a big part in the days and weeks just disappearing. Our wedding feels so recent, yet it was almost two months ago already. Crazy!
I wanted to take a minute and post about my MAC Cosmetic purchases for the month of March. I was lucky enough to visit the MAC Pro store in Montreal with my good friend Marie-France and I also made another purchase here in Ottawa locally just yesterday…somehow the items seemed to have piled up quickly this month.
First, lets take a quick peek at the MAC Pro store in Montreal. It is located on Rue Saint Denis, a very busy street filled with a number of outdoor shops.
For those of you that don’t know, MAC Pro stores carry a great deal of product not available at regular MAC stores or counters. This includes a great deal of body painting product as shown below…but also different colours in the products you regularly use (eyeshadow, blushes, lipsticks, glosses, liners, etc)
My purchase for actual PRO products was quite limited, I only picked up a couple of eyeshadow palette refill pans that aren’t available outside of the MAC Pro store walls.
I grabbed Bio Green and Bottle Green. You can see them featured here with the rest of my haul and I will swatch them below alongside the Golden Olive pigment I picked up.
Everything else pictured is available at any MAC counter or store. From left to right we have the Golden Olive MAC Pigment, Fresh & Mint Mineralize Eye Shadow, Black Line and Petrol Blue Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners and as previously mentioned Bottle Green and Bio Green Eye Shadows.
I took a lot of pictures and did a lot of swatching for you guys in case there is something here you are considering purchasing.
Let’s start with the Golden Olive pigment. It is absolutely beautiful and even though I have a lot of green shadows, this is unlike any of them. It has a lot of golden shimmer to it and I think it is going to be a lot of fun!
As promised above, here are the swatches of the Bio Green and Bottle Green MAC Pro eye shadow shades:
I’ve also got swatches of the Pearlglide Intense Eye Liners as well, in Black Line and Petrol Blue. (You might remember that I fell in love with these several weeks ago when I purchased Undercurrent and Designer Purple, visit my post “Feeling Flirty?” for full swatches and a makeup look using this liner.) I absolutely love these eye liners, they go on creamy, are highly pigmented and all have a touch of glitter. You can smudge them when first applied, but then they set quickly and you don’t have to worry about them for the rest of the day. I’m so glad MAC decided to make this product a part of their permanent collection.
And last but not least, there is the Fresh & Mint Mineralize Eye Shadow. The mineralize eye shadows by MAC are known for their ability to be applied dry or wet (please note that my swatch below is showing them applied dry, if you were to use a wet brush they would appear darker and more intense). I think I see myself mainly using this product dry – it looks like it would make for a great soft and shimmery look.
I am having a hard time deciding what I am most excited about. Is there anything here that you can’t wait to see incorporate into a look?
As we were getting ready to head out last night, I sat down at my vanity and just did not feel like doing green makeup. So, inspired by Marlena’s (from Makeup Geek) Colourful Smoky Eye from earlier this week, I thought I would put my spin on it. As you can see she used bright, yet soft colours in her look.
I wanted to create something similar, but I felt like using brighter and bolder colours.
So here is what I ended up coming up with:
For this look I used the following eyeshadows:
Yellow – Bright Sunshine by MAC
Light Green – Bio Green by MAC
Darker Green- Kelly by MAC
Teal – Teal from the MAC Duo Palettes
Purple – Indian Ink by MAC
Highlight – Forgery by MAC
For the remainder of the look I used:
Eyeliner – Blacktrack Fluidline by MAC
Mascara – Clinique’s High Impact Mascara
Lashes – Ardell Demi Wispie False Lashes
Brows – Filled them in with Mystery Eyeshadow by MAC
Lips – Clinique’s Watermelon Long Last Lipstick (swatched here)
Face – For foundation I used Makeup Forever HD Foundation in shade 118, for powder MAC’s Studio Careblend Pressed Powder in Shade “Light Plus”. I also used the Powder Blush and Bronzer from Too Faced’s Natural Face palette (still need to post about this!)
I hope you all like this bright fun look. Get out there and have some fun with your colours now that Spring is here!
Thanks for reading,
One of my bridesmaids and her mother held a Bridal Shower for me yesterday. This meant a lot to me. Seeing as I am not from here originally, none of my family lives here in Ottawa and my Maid of Honour lives in Alberta as well. So they were sweet enough to make sure I still got a shower – they deserve a big huge thank you!! It really was a special day – thanks to all who were able to come!
Keeping with the theme of an Emerald Green wedding dress I gave myself some dramatic green eyes.