Sometimes, you just gotta spend some quality time with your first love… Your first makeup love, that is! For me, that’s MAC, ’cause I am still, and always will be, forever a MAC girl at heart.
There are a couple of things (actually, quite a few things) they’ve released recently that I’ve really been into, like the Love Me Lipsticks.
This line of really cute lippies came out this summer (which officially just ended here in the Northern Hemisphere), with distinct, colorful packaging that hints at what’s inside — crimson tubes for red shades, peach tubes for the nudes, purples for the violets.
You get the picture.
The lippies are infused with argan oil, and they’re super moisturizing (no lip flakes here!). I like the satiny finish, which reminds me of the Cremesheens, but the shine is turned down a notch or two.
I’ve been wearing a few of the shades lately, and — big surprise! — my favorite is a neutral pink. It’s called “Under the Covers,” and it basically goes with everything.
The Love Me lipsticks are SO intense, SO concentrated, that sometimes, if I apply a little too much, they pool in the vertical lines on my lips.
Thankfully, it’s only temporary, because after a quick blot and a few pats from a finger, they look perfectly smooth and stay that way for the duration, which, depending on the color, is from 3-4 hours.
Another thing I’m loving? The new MAC Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick. It’s a light-to-medium coverage foundation that comes in a cream stick, and it’s clearly catering to that “skin is in” moment happening in makeup right now.
I like a sheerer base, so I’m into it, but if you typically prefer more opaque coverage, I’d recommend stopping by a counter to try it on before ordering.
My favorite way to apply it is to run a flat Kabuki brush across the top of the stick, then buff that on my combo dry/oily skin. Then, I’ll set the oily parts of my face with a powder.
Note: if you’ve got very oily skin, you’ll definitely want to set it with a powder.
I’m serious — when you layer and blend the two together, the result is a gorgeous golden taupe on your lids. It’s a lovely little somethin’-somethin’!
It’s my new favorite eyeshadow combo, and it’s incredibly easy to do.
MAC girls, represent!
If you have any questions about these or anything you’ve been loving lately from MAC, you know where to find me. 😊
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,