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Saturday, July 20, 2013

May 2013 MAC Matters Purchase: Time For Glam!

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!

This month, I added another lippie to my collection! I'm telling you, I might be a little obsessed with the delicious vanilla scent of MAC lip products. This time I got a lip glass...

Viva Glam V

The MAC website describes it as a "neutral pink with pearl," but I gotta be honest with you, I have no idea what they are talking about! My eyes see more of a nude/brown/beige with a pretty golden shimmer. I love to use this when I am going for a more dramatic eye look, or I toss it in my purse when I don't want to use a mirror to reapply my gloss. It is effortlessly pretty and a perfect nude gloss for me {sort of like how Spice is the perfect nude lip for me}. 

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

...was the original purchase, but it ended up getting exchanged for...

MAC Satin Lipstick in Spice...

April 2013Rule and Espresso eye shadows...

As per usual, 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.  MAC's yummy vanilla scented lip glasses are $15. I had a budget of $24 for this month, so now I have a whopping $30 to spend for June! What do you think I should get next; I'd love to hear your recommendations! And don't forget to go see what Pam purchased this month. Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. You got great stuff!
    I havent gone to mac in so long :) Which reminds me I have to make a trip soon


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