In a world of "Project 10 Pan" and "Gloss Out", I thought I would break the rules and begin my own 'project' that encourages make-up purchases. Enter Project Monthly MAC!
See, for a long time, I have been too angry towards the audacity of the prices of MAC in the Republic of Ireland, to make many purchases, usually waiting until I go to England to buy in bulk. Let me do a quick rundown of some prices here for you:
Lipstick UK: 13.50, using todays exchange rate on XE.com that should equal €15.58. Instead, we are charged EUR 17.50. Pointless mark up: almost €2
*Even Worse* I paid €19.00 for a Paint Pot that retails for 13.50 in the UK. Pointless mark up: €3.50
Needless to say, I am not impressed. However I wish to expand my collection and this is how I plan to...
Project Monthly MAC: The Rules
Once per month, I will be making a purchase at MAC. I will purchase up to three separate items. This purchase will be well considered and thought out, and I will not be swayed by MUA's trying to get me to purchase more! When the purchase is complete I will blog about it, and ask you lovely ladies what you think my next couple of purchases should be.
This month, I really wanted to buy a lipstick in a barbie pink shade. I had done my online research, and I had narrowed it down to Snob, Saint Germain and Viva Glam GaGa. When I swatched them in the shop I figured that Snob was too daytime and GaGa too sheer, so I settled on the very gorgeous Saint Germain.
It is an Amplified, so you know it is going to be super pigmented. A little goes a long way with this little beauty!
Next I really wanted to try a paint pot. I planned on getting Bare Study but when I swatched it in the shop, it was far too pale to show up on my skin. Instead I bought Rubenesque.
Honestly? I shouldn't have bought this. It is barely visible on my eyelid at all, it would be pointless as an eyeshadow, and can really only be used as a base. Here is a picture of my eye with the product on... Would you think it is just a bare eyelid? I would...
|Sorry, bad eyelash day! :o)|
However, I understand why I was confused as it looks soo pretty in person; a beautiful peachy gold with pink shimmer, what's not to like!
What the HELL am I supposed to do with this paintpot to make it worth the price?
For Aprils Project Monthly MAC, I am going to buy one (or all) of the following, and I need your help!!
Blusher - I have Fleur Power, so something lighter I think (not as light as Well Dressed though)
Lipstick- Something darker, perhaps Girl About Town. Maybe something more daytime, either. A rosy pink?
Eyeshadow- Just a nice golden lid colour. :o)
Please leave your recommendations in the comments below (or if you think I should buy something totally different!), this project will only be fun with your input! :o)
To add to this insanely long post, I'd just like to let you know about a little Guest Post I have written on Charli's blog 'Secrets Behind the Closet Door'. You can have a nosey here.