“Almost done! Be down in five minutes!”
I wonder if boys are born knowing that that phrase up their actually means that they’re gonna be waiting at least another 30 minutes, or if it’s knowledge they acquire over the years.
Poor El Hub… Sometimes I think I can actually hear his eyes rolling when I yell to him from upstairs, “Almost done! Be down in five minutes!”
It’s all the little bits, ya know? Those are the things that can really add up to take so much time — the things like shading, contouring, highlighting and texturizing we do to give our makeup extra bamf!
You know how it goes… Like J. Renner told Ellen, you start with the basics. “Brows, lashes, lips — frame the face!” (at about 3:34 in the video). But then somewhere along the way, the makeup train derails. Next thing you know, you’re holding five brushes in one hand and two palettes in the other, and the sink is covered in fallout.
Possessed! That’s how you look, but you feel like the queen of the world!
If those little beauty bits — the things like sculpting, defining and adding texture to your skin — light your fire like they light mine, don’t miss the new MAC Face and Body collection, a 27-piece release.
It includes 13 travel-sized bottles of MAC Face and Body Foundation (1.7 ounces for $27 each, versus $35 for the regular 4-ounce bottles), six Pro Scultping Creams ($20 each), six shimmery Pressed Pigments ($21 each) and two brushes ($25 for the MAC 215, and $35 for the MAC 163).
Here’s a quick look at four pieces from the collection and a few first impressions…
Peachy beige Pro Sculpting Cream in Accentuate
Deep, dirty cool brown Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut
Pressed Pigment in Deeply Dashing, a high light pearl powder in NW55
Pressed Pigment in Spot Lit, a high pearl powder in NW35
Swatches from the left: Pro Sculpting Cream in Coffee Walnut, Pro Sculpting Cream in Accentuate, Pressed Pigment in Deeply Dashing and Pressed Pigment in Spot Lit
The MAC Face and Body Collection: A few first impressions
- The Pressed Pigments in Spot Lit and Deeply Dashing: Boy, what these lack in pigment, they sure make up for in glitter. These totally remind me of Bobbi Brown’s Sparkle Eyeshadows, except softer and creamier. The finish almost looks wet, which I think is really cool. You never know know about fallout, though, when it comes to glitter. Fingers crossed that these like lids more than chins and cheeks.
- The Pro Sculpting Creams in Coffee Walnut and Accentuate: More with the sheer! These lightweight creams feel slightly wet to me and sticky when applied, but dry to a smooth, non-sticky matte finish. Haven’t figured out how long they last yet, but I do love how natural they look and how easily they blend into my skin.
- The Face and Body Foundation: It’s not shown up there, but remember this lightweight liquid from a few days ago? If you like sheer-to-medium coverage foundations that photograph well, you might want to give it a try (MAC artists often use it on brides!).
The entire MAC Face and Body Collection includes…
MAC PRESSED PIGMENT ($21 U.S./$25 CDN)â€¨
Light Touch: High pearl powder in NW10
Warming Heart: High pearl powder in NW20
Day Gleam: High pearl powder in NC30
Spot Lit: High pearl powder in NW35
Beaming: High pearl powder in NC50
Deeply Dashing: High pearl powder in NW55
PRO SCULPTING CREAM ($20 U.S./$24 CDN)
â€¨Accentuate: Peachy beige
Naturally Defined: Warm beige
Pure Sculpture: Neutral pink-beige
Copper Beech: Warm golden brown
Coffee Walnut: Deep, dirty cool brown
Richly Honed: Warm deep brown SRP
FACE AND BODY FOUNDATION ($27 U.S./$32 CDN)
C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7, N1, N2, N3, N5, N7 and N9
215 Medium Shader ($25 U.S./$30 CDN)
163 Flat Contour ($35 U.S./$42 CDN)
MAC Face and Body comes face to face with MAC fans on counters and in stores tomorrow, but it’s already available online now at maccosmetics.com.
You ever get so sleepy that you can’t sit still? That’s how I feel today… I’ve probably had too much coffee now because I feel…weird. Like I could flap my wings and fly away! But then fall from the sky and quickly pass out, LOL!
I think it’s leftover excitement from the blog’s new “outfit.” It was hard keeping it a secret, but I wanted to make it a surprise. Thank you for all of your input so far. It really helps.
Dang, I think I might even need (want) another cup of coffee. I’m feeling all over the place today…
How’s it goin’ out yonder way? Have you had a good hump day so far?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,