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July 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm #183349
I agree on trying Inglot shadows, they are amazing. I love my mac eyeshadows too but you will have issues with some colors with regards to color payoff etc but dont rule out mac completely, they are a good brand for a reason. Do research on other brands and have a selection in your kit, not just one brand.July 26, 2012 at 10:44 pm #183445
I just love MAC! its definitely pricey but its good quality stuff. you pay for what you get. I don’t bother with any drugstore brands cause I have very sensitive skin and find them harsher, especially foundations. I also get really frustrated when an eyeshadow/blush is not pigmented enough. So I usually stick to the basics from MAC, since it is so expensive and try not to get too crazy, although it does get addicting buying all their cool products. When I get ready in the morning I use the Studio Sculpt foundation SPF 15, the Mineralize Skinfinish bronzer/blush, the Fluidline Blacktrack to line both my eyes/waterline, their mascaras (I’ve tried Opulash, False Lashes, and Zoom Lash and they are equally amazing, I buy a different one every time to try them out), and the Paints in Stilife (which is a nice beige shimmery color, pretty on a daily basis-as a really good base AND as a underbrow highlighter!). As for the shadows there’s such a huge range of colors that you can pick and choose from according to your complexion. When I wear the MAC eyeshadows, I always put the Stilife Paints underneath and it NEVER creases or even fades! even the morning after a long night out it’ll look like I just put it on!! (i know its bad to leave makeup on overnight..it happens ). It always amazes me how long lasting and pigmented the eyeshadows are, plus they last really long for me because you don’t need much (years!)..I also like the Back To MAC bring in 6 empty products and get a free lipstick !July 27, 2012 at 12:11 pm #183507
Do research on other brands and have a selection in your kit, not just one brand.
Indeed. *nods* Professional MUAs don’t have just one brand in their kit; they have multiple brands.July 27, 2012 at 3:18 pm #183556
MAC may have been the shiznit back in the day, but these days there’s countless brands that do better quality products for less.August 3, 2012 at 12:25 am #184463
Woh! im a lil late lol well the make up i love, but i have notice some of there stuff has gone down hill. but not many of them though. what i wanna know is their brushes really worth it? i too want to be a make up artist and start school in sept. and lets face it, i cant afford those brushes. i cant even afford sigma. is it true they last for ever unlike others? as long as u take care of them of course.August 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm #184530
I don’t regret buying any of my MAC brushes- I’ve had them for about four years now.August 3, 2012 at 2:19 pm #184531
I agree, I really like my mac brushes, don’t regret any of them – that’s a great way to put it. Another good Mac product is lipsticks, they excel in shades and so many shades and finishes.August 3, 2012 at 5:50 pm #184546
I think at least some of the brushes are a good investment. I say “at least some” because there’ve been a few — mainly face brushes — that aren’t well-liked.August 3, 2012 at 7:33 pm #184554
yeah true. i know some are really good and there are hard to find dupes for them.August 5, 2012 at 6:14 pm #184746
I’m new to this site, so I don’t know if there is an option to send messages to other Makeup Geeks. I would love to find out how to apply to get that 40% off card for MAC. I know they’re expensive, but I also know that you get what you pay for in anything you buy. Now, that doesn’t mean that the most expensive brand is the best, but I DO love MAC products. I’m certainly not opposed to grabbing something that grabs my attention at Walmart, but MAC is my favorite!August 5, 2012 at 7:59 pm #184761August 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm #184763
Thank you Shelly, you’re a gem. =)August 7, 2012 at 4:17 am #184936
After trying a few MAC products and being mostly disappointed, I’d say no. Other pan eyeshadow options are Make-Up Geek, Stars Makeup Haven, Coastal Scents Hot Pots and Yaby. All are high quality, well pigmented and way cheaper than MAC.
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