Thursday, July 30, 2009

Mini MAC Haul: Studio Finish Concealer and 109 Brush

Hey Loves, I hope you all had a great Thursday. My Thursday was pretty chill. I just did a bit of reading and a lil' shopping at MAC.

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MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW30, and 109 Brush

I have never owned a MAC brush and I decided that I must have one! So, I went for the 109 brush. I hear great things about this brush being useful for applying liquid foundations. I tried it out with mineral makeup and I must say it does the job even for that. The bristles are so soft and I am so happy that this is MAC brush #1...I am sure there will be many more to come. I am going to try and get at least 1-2 MAC brushes a month to build up my collection of these fab brushes. Overall, I am super happy with my MAC 109 brush purchase. The very kind MUA at the MAC counter told me that in order to make sure my makeup brushes last forever, I should wash them once a week with baby shampoo.

Also while I was at MAC, I decided it was time for a new concealer to help cover up my very hereditary dark under-eye circles. I decided to go for the Studio Finish Concealer because I hear great things about this concealer being able to cover anything! Including under-eye circles. I also loved the fact that the formula was really creamy, and the concealer contained SPF 35 to protect my delicate eye area from the sun's harmful rays. The MUA tried two shades of this concealer on my under-eye area. She put on NW25 on my right under-eye, and NW30 on my left under-eye. We both agreed that NW30 was the perfect match. She told me that usually most people go for NW25 because of it's peachier undertones which are great at concealing circles, but since this foundation is full coverage she told me that NW30 would be a better match because it looked more natural and blended in more with my skin tone.

Here are some pictures in where I show you the comparison between my eye without Studio Finish Concealer and with Studio Finish Concealer in NW30 with translucent powder on top to set it. I must advise you my eye without concealer looks scary hahaha. You have been warned:

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without Concealer-bare eye

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With studio Finish Concealer NW30

Any MAC makeup brushes recommendations for me loves? Any brushes I should skip? Let me know in the comments section!

2 comments:

  1. I have the 109 brush as well and love it. I would recommend going to target and picking up make up brushes by Sonia Kashuk if you want to continue the collection. They are comparable to MAC brushes, but way cheaper.

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  2. I own only one sonia kashuk brush, and thats the large eye crease brush. It is quite fab if I do say so myself. Next time I stop at Target I will def pick up some more of her other brushes :)

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