Monday, February 25, 2013

February 2013 MAC Matters Purchase: Give Good Face!

Before I share what I purchased for this month's installment of MAC Matters, here's a brief recap of what this whole shindig is about:

This series is the brain child of the fabulous Pam of Pammy Blogs Beauty. She basically decided that instead of continuing a subscription to a beauty box service, she'd use the money ($21) to build a core collection of products from MAC Cosmetics. I read about it and immediately asked if I could do it with her.
Here are the rules for the MAC Matters Makeup Challenge:

Goal: Build a core MAC Collection using an average of $21.00 per month. (Pam came up with this amount because it is what she was spending on a monthly subscription service that she decided to cancel.)Purchase at least one item a month: If the item is under $21, save the remainder for the next month. While there are many items priced under $21, there are plenty that are over the $21 range that we can save for. Some months, we will be "saving" the $21 to go towards a bigger MAC purchase.

Do a monthly blog post to share what we purchased! The goal is to continue this series for 12 months to see what kind of core collection we each can build! (I also think it will be very interesting to see the difference in the products we choose to purchase and what constitutes a "core collection" for us individually.)

If this series is popular, we will continue it with another brand once the 12 months of MAC are completed. There are already discussions as to what the next brand challenge should be! We're thinking that a drugstore line could be fun! Perhaps NYX? Pam has already suggested the title "NYX Fix" which I think is super cute! 

Here's what I've acquired so far to build my "core collection":

November 2012an empty Pro Palette Eye Shadow x 4 and All That Glitters eye shadow

And this month's purchase is...

...MAC 'Matchmaster' Foundation SPF 15 in 6.0! I've very strategically made my previous purchases so as to have enough carryover to cover the $33 this foundation cost. I actually visited the MAC counter at my local Nordstrom to make this purchase, so that I could be color matched. I was super impressed by how invisible this foundation truly looked on my skin and even my hubby remarked on how nice my face looked when I got home from the mall (which is like the ultimate compliment)! Jenny, the MAC artist that assisted me with my purchase, was so helpful-she actually influenced some adjustments to my plan for future purchases in this series!

So once again, a very practical purchase for me, but honestly I think that's sort of the purpose of this series. I'm trying to build a "core collection" of makeup items that I can really work with on a daily basis. With this purchase, I'm back to the $21 budget for next month's pick, but I've got a plan in the works so that I can once again begin to accrue some overage so that I can make at least 1 more "big" purchase in the next couple of months. Can you guess what it might be? What would you get; I'd love to hear your recommendations! And don't forget to go see what Pam purchased this month. Until next time...


  1. Nice purchase Quinn!!! After I complete my Quad, I need to "save up" for a more expensive monthly purchase! :)

  2. What an awesome series! :) And, awesome purchases so far. I've been eyeing Teddy for a while now.

  3. OMG I love this idea, would love to join your girls for the next brand edition. Can't wait to see the collection you build this go round.

  4. Hey Pam
    Glad I came across your blog...great stuff
    Love Pam Purchased This Month


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