I was approached my MAC Cosmetics to stop by and do a makeup application for Derby. I was more than happy to see what new goodies they had available, since MAC Cosmetics has been a favorite of mine. I think my first purchase from MAC was a lip glass back in 2003?
I have very sensitive and dry skin, so the strobe cream along with the studio sculpt has given me a great canvas to work with. Even on days when my skin hasn't been at its best, my makeup application never feels dry or uneven. It wasn't until this past winter that I *really* got into proper makeup application, and trying new techniques. Anyone into makeup/pop culture, can probably attest to the popularity of a brow "on fleek", and a contour on point. (Oh the things you learn on Instagram...)
Every time I've stepped into MAC, I've been met with happy faces and artists who really know their stuff. Their products are of great quality, and when I've gone in for a consultation, their artists are very well rounded with knowledge of application and their products.
This visit was particularly fun, because it was my first time going in to get a full face of makeup at MAC. I've gone for several consults, and foundation matches, but never a full face.
Getting ready for Derby is quite a process. Picking out the hat & coordinating dress, styling your hair, perfecting your spring makeup... and that's not even including all of the other events preceding the actual derby lol. If I'm spending all of that time and effort, I want to make 100% sure my makeup is going to stay in place. The weather for Derby time is typically very hot and/or wet here in Louisville; so makeup absolutely *has* to have staying power and be water proof.
Kayla (a MAC makeup artist for 10 years), prepped my face with their Care Blend Essential oil (it did *not* irritate my sensitive skin, felt great), Mineral Charged Water (it has 77 minerals!!) and strobe cream (which I already use at home.). Funny, I know that matte skin is all the trend, but going into summer, she explained that dewy finishes look more natural. That's because of your already glistening skin. If you have a matte face in summer, it looks off because drier skin is more typical in the winter months. I had no idea.
I was already familiar with some of MAC pro long wear line, but she introduced me to the new products that were just introduced.
Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation
- Lasts 24 Hours
- Medium to Full Coverage (buildable)
- Can double as a Foundation & Concealer.
They didn't have my color at the time, so she blended NC25 with NW15.
The application was flawless, I loved the texture of the foundation, and it had amazing coverage.
She also introduced me to their other new additions to their Pro Longwear line, their Pro Longwear Powder/Pressed.
Pro Longwear Powder/Pressed.
- Wet proof
- Velvety Matte Finish
- Sheer to Medium Coverage
- Lasts in any Climate up to 12 Hours
And also their Haute & Naughty waterproof Mascara.
Haughte & Naughty Mascara
- 2 in 1 Mascara that lets you choose to either leave them looking naturally defined, or combed and loaded for a more dramatic look.
I took a selfie with my gorgeous makeup artist, and took another in natural light in my car. The foundation definitely lived up to its name. I spent all day outside, and nothing budged when I got home.
Later on that week, at home (above picture) I decided to try out the Pro Longwear foundation my own, and I loved the results. While I only wore it a few times, the foundation lasted longer than what I've used in the past.
For more information on MAC Cosmetics, check out their website.
The MAC Cosmetics that I visited, was at the Mall of St. Matthews location in Dillards, in Louisville, Ky.
Mall of St. Matthews
5000 Shelbyville Rd.
Thank you MAC cosmetics for the opportunity to be the first one to try your new line out! I loved the experience, and can't wait to try out other products as well.
I also heard the new MAC Wash & Dry came out today, has anyone grabbed anything from that new line?