Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The MAC Mommy

Well, I've admitted it before but I suppose there is no harm in admitting it again -- I'm a cosmetics freak. I have all of my little products that span different brands that I'm attached to. Generally I'm open to trying new products, though I always go back to the same foundation, blush/bronzer, and mascara. There is one product that I don't budge on, though, that is always the same -- and that is my eyeshadow. Trust me people, I have tried and tried to find another product that is this good, but I always fail. And for me, eyeshadow is a must -- meaning I must wear it, it must be highly pigmented, and it must just generally ROCK.

Of course, if you enjoy cosmetics as I do, you already know what brand I am talking about. Is there any other? That's right, MAC eyeshadows are the only thing that this Chick will wear. They are so highly pigmented that they actually look like the color they are in the pan. When I was teaching at the all-girls school my girls would come in every day asking what colors I had on.

Anyway, yesterday I visited a MAC Pro store close to my house and bought myself a palette to hold 15 of my eyeshadows. The problem is that I have purchased most of my eyeshadows in the little pots (the first picture above left), and I wanted them to be in the palette so that they would all be in one place. After a little searching I found this video on You Tube that teaches you how to safely de-pot your eyeshadows so that you can add them to the palette. It takes a little work, but I managed to get three of them done in about 15 minutes, though I still have more to do. Anyway, the method is good, so if you are looking to do the same thing, this video should help you.

If you are interested, you can buy the refill pans for the palette for $10.50 each though you can only buy them in a MAC Pro Store, but you can buy the eyeshadow pots online in any color for $14.50 each.  It's pricey, I know, but like I said they are the best I've found.  I started with one or two and just purchased a new one each time I went to the mall until I had a collection built up.  It didn't seem as bad doing it that way!


mah-meeee said...

great tip!


sarah said...

I need to get this. I have dozens of those little MAC eyeshadow cases floating around in my make up bad...sometimes I come across a color I totally forgot I ever bought!

beauty school drop out said...

oh I love my Mac Pallet I have the 15 pan and two 4 pan's. With more needing homes.

I think if you call the 1800 number for mac you can get the shadow pan's. so you don't have to depot new ones.