MAC favorites from Allure Magazine Reader’s Choice Awards

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I got my June Allure magazine in the mail yesterday and the first article I read was the Reader’s Choice Awards. I was not surprised to see that several MAC products were voted as favorites in several makeup catagories. Here’s a quick round-up of the MAC faves that Allure Magazine readers voted for:

Lipstick: Mac Viva Glam V. If you don’t have this yet, get it. It’s beautiful, universally flattering, and easy to apply even when you are in a hurry.


Lipgloss: MAC Lustreglass Lip Gloss in Pinkarat. I haven’t tried any Lustreglasses (I’m more of a Lipglass girl) but this is now on my list of upcoming MAC purchases.

Eye Shadow: MAC Eye Shadow in All That Glitters. I don’t have this, but the MAC website describes this “a mid-tone beige with gold reflects.” I will have to check this one out as well; it sounds like a pretty highlight color.

Eyeliner: MAC Fluidline Eye Liner Gel in Blacktrack. I love me some Fluidlines. However, blacktrack is *not* my favorite black. I prefer Blitz & Glitz, which is softer and has a little more dimension to it because of the gold flecks.


Concealer: MAC Select Moisturecover. I recently purchased MAC Select Moisturecover and after feeling just so-so about it for a few months I’ve decided that it’s one of my favorite concealers. It works well with my skintone and it doesn’t budge, even through dance class.

I am leaving for San Diego tomorrow and still have yet to pack. It’s a surf/spa trip, and I haven’t surfed since last July when I was in Hawaii. I dug out my surf wetsuit from the nether regions of my closet yesterday. I haven’t worn it since 2003 (the NorCal ocean is too damn cold to surf in!) so wish me luck – I’m gonna need tons of it when I attempt to squeeze into it.

Friday is right around the corner and I can’t wait. I hope you’re having a great day.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. kia says:

    hey karen, thanks for the recap as i don’t subscribe to allure. viva glam v is my all time fav! gloss and lipstick, though i rediscovered the hug me lipstick that i got in a christmas gift set (turquoise baggies and cases?) since there was so much talk about it. i absolutely love this too… i don’t know which i love best anymore. hug me is completely neutral on me where as the VG5 has more pink in it.

    i used select moisturecover for a long time in NC but this wasn’t my favorite. i’ve since changed to select coverup(?) in NW 30 and it changed my life! –okay makeup, lol– but no more grayness! i might try the moisture select in NW30 and see what that does.

    happy surfing lady!
    your friendly makeup chatterbox neighbor lol

  2. AppleDiva says:

    All that glitters (ATG) is a great shade. You could probably pair it with Woodwinked. I guess I would be a mix of NW43/Nw45, and I have used it on the lid with mulch or tempting in the crease. I am not sure if I should have done that, but I liked it!! 😀

    Have fun in SD!!

  3. Karen says:

    Hey ladies! I’m back from San Diego. The trip was great … surfing was fun sooo fun! Now I’ve got a tan and sore muscles. I’ll fall asleep tonight dreaming of waves.

    Kia – I just discovered VG5 this year. I’m so lame! I got it in VG lip palette from the 2006 holiday collection. All I can say is, “Where has VG5 been all my life?!!” I want to try the gloss next.

    AppleD – These all sound like great combos. Another one I think might work would be ATG and Soba!

  4. AppleDiva says:

    Yay, I am glad that you had fun surfing….

    I loves Soba…try ATG with Cork.

  5. Karen says:

    Ohhhh … Cork! One of my fav. browns. That combo sounds like a good work day look.

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