10 January 2015

Birthday MAC Makeover


I turned 22 in November and for my birthday I was treated to a custom make over by a MAC specialist.

Now, I am by no means a make-up expert, not even close. An amateur really. My make-up is all very experimental and just seeing what I like and what I think works. So being given the opportunity to be taught and directed via professional opinion was all very exciting.

It's all carried out in a series of steps:
1. Determining skin types, in order to allocate best products for your
2. What you would like the end product to look like
3.  The make-over itself.

I have fairly average skin which can be a little on the dry side sometimes so we went with the 'Pro Longwear Foundation' in N20 as it's quite dewey to add a bit of life to my skin but then paired with the 'Mineralize Skinfinish Natural Powder' in Light Plus so as no to make me look oily.

My face is fairly angular so didn't need contouring as such however the 'Mineralize Skinfinish Bronzer' in Medium Tan was used to add a bit of colour then paired with the 'Mineralize Blush' in Warm Soul for some rosy cheeks, which I have since repurchased for myself.

I'd mentioned that I wanted to go with a subtle smokey eye and bold red lip for the for my party which was happening later that evening. The 'Painterly' eye base was used as it locks in colour and reduces creasing. Followed by 'Blanc Type' as an all over colour base, 'Wedge' in the crease and water line and 'Handwritten' to really put the smoke into the smokey eye. 'Texture' was used lastly to add a little warmth and sparkle.



My signature make-up look is a winged liner so that wasn't to be missed, the 'Fluidline Gel Liner' was used in Black Track. With a killer cat eye you need killer lashes too so we went with 'Haute & Naughty Mascara' as it has two formula's one to add length then a second to build volume.

Finally, i'd discussed that my party was Taylor Swift themed so we decided to go of a bold red lip which ended up being from MAC's beautiful matte range, called Ruby Woo. And let me tell you that colour is bold, summery and amazing. Here was the final look, the picture quality is crappy but...


With the makeover you get a £30 gift voucher to spend to so I purchased the lipstick (obviously) and the gel eyeliner and brush. I've never used gel eyeliner before and so far I am loving it but you can look forward to a full review later on.

I loved my experience so much and am praying that I get to have another one some day too, hoping for a Bobbi Brown or By Terry one next time. Haha. Have you ever let someone else do your make-up before? It's risky business especially before a big event, i'd love to hear your stories...

Love always,
Melissa


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  1. Sounds like such a great experience and you look absolutely beautiful in the photo! Look forward to reading the full review on the gel eyeliner :) x

    Amy • Amy’s Corner

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