Thursday, July 10, 2008

Neutrals

I went to the MAC counter two days ago because I wanted to get some work friendly make-up since I realized that I don't have many neutrals! The only neutrals I had were Shroom & Ricepaper and those were more for highlighting... So I dragged my brother and his girlfriend to come with me and I got a few matte shadows! I was actually lemming matte shadows. Isn't that weird? I used to HATE matte finishes!! But I guess you just have to learn how to work with them and what makes their colors stand out best. Anywho, a BASE/PRIMER is a must with these babies. Once I swatched them over a base, the color payoff was so much more visible than swatching them without a base. Anywho, I got 3 neutrals and amber lights since I've been wanting that color for a while. I wanted to get sushi flower too, but I figured that one could wait since I don't usually wear a lot of pinks anyway. I really like one of the MAs at the Nordstrom counter that I go to cuz 1. she doesn't push a sale just for the sake of it and when I ask her for her opinion on what I should get if I'm deciding between two things, she gives me an honest answer and doesn't tell me to get both since they are different or whatever and 2. she always approaches me FIRST and asks if I need any help unlike the other snooty MAs there that I have to flag down to get any attention at all. She said she remembers me which I actually really appreciated cuz it's hard as hell to build a customer-employee relationship over there.




These were swatched dry over L'oreal De-Crease as a base

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I wanted to add my "Meez" for Trinh's contest. I swear she has the coolest contests!! haha.


Does this look like me? I had a hard time choosing my face shape and nose shape/size!

11 comments:

eBeautyBlog said...

I love neutral colors from MAC. Never seem to be out of date.

Amina said...

great haul!
I used to own Era and Embark and it was the best combo ever...
i should repurchase those two...
Amberlights is also great!!

I can't wait to see a FOTD!:)

SiMPLY KRiSTEL said...

OHHH I LOVE YOUR HAUL! ONE OF THE GIRLS THAT WORKS AT MAC HERE WAS SURPRISED THAT I ALWAYS GET THE MOST NEUTRAL COLORS OF THE COLLECTION THAT COMES OUT, BUT I'M ONLY INVESTING MY MONEY ON SOMETHING THAT I COULD WEAR ANYWHERE & ANY TIME OF THE DAY. BUT I TOO HAD BEEN BUYING A LOT OF MATTE COLORS, THEY WORK REALLY GOOD FOR CONTOUR FOR ME. AS FOR THAT GREEN EYESHADOW ON MY PAGE, IT'S "VELVET MOSS", I DID AN ETOD ON IT A COUPLE OF BLOGS BACK LOLS. WELL HAVE A FAB DAY MY DEAR ;]

Askmewhats said...

I can't wait to see Amber Lights on you, I love it so much!!! It's my fave! Lovely hauls and lovely neutrals

Erica said...

wow amber lights is a pretty color! I'm having a hard time picking face features that looks like me too lol

Gee said...

Great haul!! I need some more neutrals too.

I always go to my freestanding store b/c the MAs there are nicer than my Nordies. And I'm pretty friendly w/ 2 of them at the store and I'm sure the rest recognize me :P

Alyssa said...

It's hard finding a good makeup artist in my opinion... lol~ They usually will say anything to have you buy stuff. You're very lucky you found one! :)

You're telling me about the avatar. I couldn't find one with my body shape, eyes, nose, and even hair. My hair is so much longer and straighter than that... hehe~

jie jie said...

I love the colors you picked! Afterall, I'm a sucker for neutrals. Era is supposed to be matte too?

Even though lighting is awful at nordys, I still buy most of my mac there. Just because they usually don't go OOS like my freestanding stores. But also their CS is wonderful! Well, except for the one from Lancome and YSL and that one particular hag in Bobbi Brown.. the MAC SAs are just so sweet!

Nic Nic said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! The neutrals look pretty, i like Kid and Cork - i'm also trying to invest in neutral colors for work. thanks for the swatches!

said...

oh those colors are soo nice! they are too cute! cant wait to see em on you!

cute avatar!
<3

ladyjane said...

I love matte e/s especially in browns. Era's one of my favorites :) Glad you found a good MA