After waiting in line for over an hour (check out my video to hear about the dramazzz), I finally got to take a sneak peak of MAC's Makeup Artist Collection.
Of course I showed up rolling with my homies from my beauty clique Joy and Leslie.
I finally got to meet my fellow Georgian YouTuber Makeup By Tiffany D. We've been meaning to meet for months and finally got the chance! She's super sweet and gorgeous in person :)
I also met some of my subscribers and they were so friendly and nice! Hi guys! The preview events are so much fun because you get to be around other MAC junkies. They also served wine and h'ors d'oeuvres. There were even two artists on site drawing portraits of customers. I didn't wait in line but Tiffany did. I can't wait to see her pictures.
Make sure to check out my haul vid! I also filmed a tutorial on the look I'm rocking in the vid...stay tuned for that!
Here's a shot of my complete haul.
Let's start off with the Technakohls. They included the classic Graphblack along with 4 new neon, super bright colors. These pencils have amazing staying power, more so than any other MAC pencils. I love the bright shades, I can't wait to use these. I swatched them on my hand and they are indeed bright!
I picked up a few lipglasses that were super pretty. The first just looked gorgeous in the tube. It has no glitter, more of a molten apricot sheen. It actually swatches pretty similiar to Queen Bee lipglass from the Naked Honey collection, so if you have that you can skip. This would look great on everyone since it's a neutral color but still has a golden sheen.
I also picked up Personal Taste lipglass. This is a super frosty pink. I honestly picked it up because the MAC artist put it on Joy and I loved it! I found that when I applied it, it looked more frosty on me. I toned it down a bit with my Plum Soft cremestick liner and it looked great. Stay tuned for that tutorial.
The lipgloss went great with Joy's eyeshadow.
Do you remember Jampacked lipgloss from the Cult of Cherry collection? This one, called On Display reminded me of that. I love this plum color. It's a hit with my Southeast Asian brides! On its own, it gives a subtle berry stain. With a liner and lipstick you'll get a gorgeous wine toned lip.
They had a few single shadows. I only picked up one. This one didn't translate too well to the pics but it's a super pretty frosty orange. I think Fab & Flashy e/s (also limited edition) may be a dupe, but I don't own it. This actually is pretty pigmented when packed over a base. I like it!
I was excited about the quads. I like how quads have colors that are grouped together so you don't have to think about picking shades...it's done for you! The 3 quads were pretty neutral tones.
The first is In the Gallery. This quad has a subtle pink/purple theme. The shadows are pretty matte with the exception of a shimmery lilac color. Scandalous Beauty did a video on this and the colors looked amazing on her. She showed that as long as you wear a good eyeshadow base and know how to apply color, you can rock any eyeshadow...no matter what skin tone. It might be a bit tricky to get at first, but I do a tutorial showing you how to rock these colors. I actually like how the colors are matte and mature. They remind me of makeup from the "Waiting to Exhale" era.
From my research on Specktra, I already knew I was going to get the Photorealism Quad. If you like greens, this is a must have. Like the other quads, the colors are still understated though. This would make a great fall combination. Out of the three, I would recommend this one. You'll get the most color and ease of use from it.
The Notoriety quad is the most neutral out of the three. It has earth tone colors that neutral shadow lovers would love. In my opinion, it's alright, I picked it up for my clients who like the natural look. Personally though, I think you could skip out on this one.
Here's the look I wore to the MAC preview party. I really liked the way it came out. It reminded me of Barbie Doll makeup. I think I might do a tutorial for it. Would you guys like to see one? Let me know in the comments!
Till next time, Ciao Bellas!
Atlanta Makeup Artist