This week my Chinese class and I had a farewell lunch at a restaurant near the mall. I, of course, took this opportunity to stop in at Macy's and check out some new products.
First, my absolute favorite purchase in awhile is a new blush by MAC. Its a MAC Mineralize limited edition (translation: hurry up and buy it before its no longer!) blush. I bought it in the shade Sun & Moon. Its amazing. Its a perfect blush for spring and summer. The color is hard to describe but its a great blush for a glowy look. Its the perfect mix of peachy, pinky, bronzey gorgeousness... its highly pigmented and goes on smooth. It works great with bronze eyeshadows. The MAC website calls it a neutral brown and a pink brown.
Trust me, you'll want to run to your local MAC to try out this blush. As soon as I put it on, I couldn't stop looking at myself... and believe me I am usually not that vain! Ha ha ha! Its just that pretty. I have fair skin with yellow undertones, if that helps. I do tan quite easily when I live somewhere where there is sun :)
My next favorite purchase is MAC's Lip Conditioning Balm with SPF 15. This stuff is amazing! I purchased it in the Soothing Beige color. I am usually a pink-lipgloss-wearin' kinda gal, but the SA convinced me to try it, and I am so glad I did! This color is one that looks much better on than in the pot.
I love the Soothing Beige. It is very versatile, works extremely well with bronzes, and it actually is pretty sheer with a little splash of color that just enhances your natural lip color. Its also supremely moisturizing, its not sticky, felt great on my lips and once it wears away my lips are left soft. It has a really light caramel-y sort of taste. And it has SPF 15. The only thing I can say is try it before discounting the color - its a GREAT color! I love this balm so much, I might go back and pick up one of the pink colors, too.
Finally, my last purchase was another gorgeous blush. Its a regular edition blush in the shade Springsheen. MAC describes it as peach with pearl. I think its a very pretty peachy tone, also has some pink tones in it... again, hard to describe but it gives a pretty peachy, golden flush to the cheeks.
This isn't the best pic, and it actually looks darker in person.
I'm still learning how to take pictures of myself in the best way to showcase my makeup, and, well, when I figure it out... there will be pics on here. Any tips for me? I can't seem to get it right.
And my OOTD... I woke up and had 15 minutes to be out the door for breakfast with friends.
The color of the cardi and the stripes in the shirt are actually navy.
I'm wearing a Banana Republic top, J. Crew Jackie Cardigan (not totally my style, but its chilly here), 7FAM straight leg dark wash jeans, J. Crew fireball necklace, and my wine colored Rebecca Minkoff Morning After Clutch. I love the red, navy and gold together! Subtly nautical. Gold sandals. And excuse the mess... I'm moving to China, people!
I also did the braid look & I'm digging it. BTW I am not wearing the new blush or gloss in this pic. I actually have barely anything on.. like I said, was rushing out the door!
Well that's its for now! In the middle of typing this post, actually, closer to the end than the middle... I accidentally deleted the entire thing. Yeah. Had to start all over again from scratch, and you guys know how long it takes to put in pictures and links! AHH!