Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Not the same 'ole MAC!

I began my MAC addiction about 10 years ago, but things got really "bad" in about 2005 when my ex was deployed. I needed something to occupy my time and thoughts. Now, when I say "bad", I mean I would spend hundreds of dollars at the store or online every week. Yes, I was a junkie and proud of it. I haven't counted lately, but I'd say I have close to 130-150 MAC shadows alone, not counting the countless other cosmetic brands.

Recently I have been noticing that the color pay-off has not been the same between the old MAC shadows and the newer MAC shadows. I have not officially heard anything released by MAC stating such, but I believe the proof is in the pudding.

Below you will see unedited photo two swatches. Both swatches were swiped a total of four-times each. No, they are not different colors. They are MAC's "Plum Dressing" eyeshadow. The swatch to the left came from a pan purchased in '05 or '06, whereas the pan on the right was purchased a few months ago.

That is an extremely noticable difference in color pay-off, even to the untrained artist-eye! I have found the new formulas to be not as easily blendable and lack the "wow" factor for which MAC has built a reputation on. Needless to say, I found this to be very disappointing and I can not help but feel somewhat cheated. Being a MAC customer for years, I have come to expect a certain unparalelled quality in their cosmetic products... Guess their downfall is where other cosmetic companies begin their rise. ;)

Thursday, March 11, 2010


So a few nights ago, after a year of working with one of my photographers, I finally decided to do a photoshoot myself. I've been to shoots before, but always as the MUA, not as the MUA/model! LOL So I thought I'd share a few photos from the shoot... I was nervous as hell but we ended up having a lot of fun. Hopefully I'll be able to do a more risque boudoir shoot before Rod and I get married!! ;)

This was my make-up and hair before leaving the house...

Here are the few that I've gotten back so far...

Thanks for spending a few minutes with me... as always, nice to catch up with you all. Make sure you hit me up with any questions or comments. I will be adding more make-up postings soon!

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