Friday, December 21, 2007

MAC Haul - Blue/Green/Purple Eyes

Hi Bellas,

Soooooo...I had to do it. Even though I promised myself I wouldn't go to MAC till after x-mas I had to go for the originals collection...sighhhh. I told my co-worker I was just going to go get an e/s (Parrot) but came back with that plus seven other things, lol. I just can't control myself in the MAC store as many of you can relate I'm sure. So I got Parrot b/c everyone has raved about it. I think it's pretty...similar to aquadisiac but a little darker. I asked the MA about a shadow she thought would look good with it so we picked Prussian from the Matte2 collection. Then of course I had to get a highlight color...shroom, since it's such a must-have basic and you know what...while I'm there, I wanted to get a paint...I've never used them as a base before, so I got sublime nature since it was a matte paint that was closest to my skin tone. And I threw in Embark because that's been on my list for a while. And while I was there...I was like you know I kind of want a sheer plum looking lipstick. I'm really trying to expand beyond just lipgloss and get some real pigmented color on my lips. We couldn't really find any but I ended up with this sheer mauve color and a plum liner that makes it look a lil more plum in person. At first I wasn't sure about the lips, but it grew on me. The lipstick is actually very sheer and picks up on my natural dark pink lip color.

So on top of that, I was like hey, might as well pick up Fix +! I had it on my x-mas list and was trying to hold out so hopefully nobody got that for me. It's my first time using a product like this and it's pretty nice and refreshing. I spritzed some on the low low once I got to my desk at work and it made my complexion fresh and dewy. So that's it, I swear, until Sculpt & Shape comes out and until I visit the MAC pro store when I got home to Orlando this weekend. Did I mention my BF is coming home with me for the first time, exciting!!!

Every Thursday my BF and I have a tradition where we try a new restaurant every week, and we rotate picking it. It's kind of like our date night, he he. So I threw a look together before going out. It actually only took me about 10 minutes to do everything, from foundation to e/s to lips. That was pretty good considering the colors were kind of new to me. I used some of the new products I bought.

So I got a couple of looks I'm going to be doing looks/tutorials on: Smokey eye from holiday lip video, Bright Fuscia eyes, and Purples (I suck at purple but i'll try), please keep the suggestions coming! If you want me to review something too, let me know! Oh, and my 1 week old web cam is having major technical difficulties, the audio won't record! I was going to do a Tut on this look but to no avail :( I'm going to try and exchange it today for a new one and hopefully get a video in before I leave tomorrow for Orlando.

What I used (MAC unless otherwise stated):

MAC studio tech NC43
MAC blush in format
MAC blush in ? can't remember it was a peachy color
Camera Ready Cosmetics translucent powder

Soft plum cremestick liner
Capricious l/s

Eyebrow pencil in spiked
Sublime Nature paint
Juxt e/s
Parrot e/s
Prussian e/s
Stars and Rockets e/s
Revlon colorstay liquid last liner
Kohl pencil in smolder
Diorshow mascara
Ardell false lashes (sorry can't remember the number)


yummy411 said...

ren that is sooo beautiful! great job. i can't wait to try parrot!

yummy411 said...

oh and you sound just like me at the MAC counterhahaha. although, i've noticed that the staples shroom, embark, espresso, etc are popular fillers in palettes. i hopped on a well plumed palette from the take wing collection (?) because it included those staples.. run to your cco for the other staples, esp. paint etc. !=))))) unfortunately, my walet has control over me, so no prob with will power (i'm so broke after christmas) LOL

Mrs. Lynne said...

Hi love! This look is so bold and beautiful on you. I really enjoy the colors you chose. Shroom is an awesome highlight color. I don't find myself ever using anything else.

And what a nice haul! I know what that's like to go into MAC with a set purchase list only for it to get redone on impulse. It happens ALL the time to me, lol. And I hope you like your FIX+. I hardly use it over my whole face but more to dampen my brush for my brows and shadow liner if I don't have time for fluidline. Please post your comments on it and if you find any other uses :)

Well gorgeous, keep up the great work :)

Mrs. Lynne said...

Btw, I see that we're similar in skin tone. What did you use as a base for this look?

MakeupByRenRen said...

Yummy411! Thanks girl! Parrot is a really nice color because it goes with so many greens, blues, and yellows. You and I would probably be in a MAC store forever if we went together, lol...ohhh just one more, and well maybe goes on and on doesn't it! i've been meaning to go to my cco but it's a lil drive aways...i think they have a new shipment in, if so i'll check out that palette so i can get caught up on the essentials.

mrs.lynne...hiyah! i just saw enkore's video about fix +, he actually has two whole videos, one on what's in fix plus and the other on the multiple uses...i think i'm definitely going to use it to wet my brushes too...great thinking! and yes i do think we are similar skin tones...i noticed that on your blog, thats why i pay really close attention to what colors you can pull off, lol. on my eyes I used a paint for the first time, sublime nature, because it's closest to my skin tone. i like it cause it's matte...and i usually used bare study paint pot which was a lil too shimmery. also, I did notice the shadows went on supersmooth this it's prolly cause of the paint! you should check it out and let me know how it works for you.

christianadivine said...

Ren ren: gorgeous look. :] i'm not as comfortable with bright colors as you but you make me want to practice more! :] thanks for posting, you look gorgeous. :D

Mrs. Lynne said...

Hi, I'm a dummy. I just noticed that you listed the paint in your product list - hello?!? Hah. I will definitely check it out next time. I used to use Bare Canvas paint but sometimes it seems to dry out my shadows making it hard to blend. Do you use UDPP under also or just straight paint. I guess I should ask what type of eyelids you have, lol. Oily, normal? I'm just so amazed at how Juxt was visible! When I use Juxt, you hardly ever know its there.

Divine Blackness said...

Beautiful look and fabulous haul. The MAC Pro store in Orlando is my spot! You're from the 407? Okayyyy, I went to college in Tampa but originally from Miami/Tallahassee. Your skills are wonderful!! Have fun with you new items.

Anna said...

very vibrant, very nice

Elizabeth said...

wow its so vibrant! I dont think ill have the guts to use this out but you did a really good job! Love your tutorials, your so pretty!