If you’ve been reading my blog for a while now, you’ll know that I hauled a major haul from MAC a few months ago, with the help of my friend from Canada-land, Laura. One of the reasons why it took me this long to accumulate MAC items is because I would get so overwhelmed at the counters.
Another reason is because the MAC salespeople are tres unfriendly. Heh, just kidding. Kind of.
Anyway! Kind, beautiful Laura suggested some colors for me to try. I asked her if it would be okay to post her suggestions on here and she said it was OK. I’ll mark the stuff I ended up getting with an asterisk (*). Double asterisks (**) means my sister got them. 🙂
Here we go!
Eyeshadow: “You seem to really like neutral colours, so I would highly recommend you check out: Satin Taupe*, Twinks, Shale, Cork*, Blackberry, and Woodwinked for some deeper neutrals.
For lighter neutrals I recommend checking out Bamboo, Yogurt, Malt*, and Blanc Type. Blanc Type is especially creamy (it’s a Matte2) and amazing for blending.
Some really lovely highlight colours are Shroom, Phloof!, and Naked Lunch*. Actually, Naked Lunch is often used all over the lid. It’s so pretty!
For some awesome crease colours (aside from the dark neutrals mentioned at the beginning) check out Sketch*, Nehru, Handwritten*, Contrast, Scene, and Antiqued. All these crease colours can also be used to achieve a smokey eye too if you just put them on your lid and blend out with a clean 217 brush.
Some really gorgeous, more daring eyeshadow colours to check out are Mythology*, Coppering, Da Bling*, Parfait Amour, Fig. 1*, and Humid.”
I ended up purchasing Quarry, Soba, All That Glitters, Sable, Mystery, and Smut. My sister got Soft Brown.
Eye Makeup Tips: “You seem, from what I’ve read, to have trouble with liner. One of my favourite ways to line (because it’s so darn easy and forgivable!) is with eyeshadows, using an angle brush. The 266* is great for this.
Using Carbon, which is MAC’s blackest black looks superb, It creates really soft definition for your eyes. You can also line using any eyeshadow colour too.
Sketch is my second favourite to use. Honestly, Sketch is just an all around incredible colour. It’s a deep plum with a little bit of shimmer and it looks good used every way (all over, in the crease, as liner, even in the brows!).”
Lips: “Lipsticks are more difficult to suggest, but some staples are Rebel (I already purchased this for my sister), Diva, Media** for bold deep lip colours. Ruby Woo, Viva Glam I, Russian Red** for a classic red.
Twig*, Mehr*, Cosmo**, Faux for softer everyday wear. Velvet Teddy, Cherish, Creme d’Nude**, Pure Zen for nudes.
Girl About Town, Impassioned*, Up the Amp, Candy Yum-Yum for hot pinks. Vegas Volt, Ravishing*, Costa Chic for corals.
Those are some of my favourites/what I think might look good on you. I’ve also been really into Viva Glam III lately, which is a deep but neutral browny-red.”
I also ended up getting Plumful.
Lip Tips: “MAC’s Lip Prep + Prime is also great for wearing under lipsticks, especially the matte finishes. Liners aren’t really necessary unless you really want a structured look.”
Brushes: The 217, 239*, 266*, 168 are among some of my favourite brushes. I know you have a 217…but I’m not sure what your other MAC brush is. Be sure to check the ones you don’t have out!”
I also ended up getting a 211. Not gonna lie, I regret not getting the 168 and another 217.
Other than these, I got myself a double palette with a blush and eyeshadow insert, since I got the eyeshadows and blushes as refill pans. I also got a paint pot (Bare Study), two kohls (Teddy & Prunella), and three blushes (Ambering Rose, Springsheen, Plumfoolery).
Hope this helped you out! Extremely thankful to Laura for helping me out. 🙂 Leave a comment below if it did, so Laura can see how possibly far-reaching the help from her email to me could be. let me know what your favorite MAC colors are, too.
Have a great day! 🙂