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Monday
May022011

{Sponsored Post} M•A•C Cosmetics

Ladies, as a M•A•C Cosmetics user, I can fully get behind this sponsored post!

I started using M•A•C when I was in my mid-twenties. There was a guy who worked in our M•A•C store at the mall who had long, blonde hair and on a daily basis, wore more make-up than I ever have. He also wore those super freaky cat-eye contacts, increasing his freak factor by ten-fold. However, that dude (dudette?) knew his make-up and I always singled him out for my make-up needs. Whenever I think of M•A•C, I think of him and his freaky contacts and one of their best products EVAH, their Fast Response Eye Cream.

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$30.00

Seriously, this stuff works like a charm! My deep-set eyes lean towards dark under-eye circles and the occasional puffiness if I’m not hydrating like I should. This stuff takes care of both and does it fast. I’ve even shared this little gem with a guy friend of mine who has the same problem! I think he gets his wife to buy it for him…

Anyway, what I love about M•A•C Cosmetics is that they have once again teamed up with Lady Gaga for their VIVA GLAM program that raises both money and awareness for the M•A•C AIDS Fund, for which they have already raised over $200 million!

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Viva Glam

This Spring, the new nude lipstick and lip glass (both $14.50) are the stars of the AIDS Fund. When you buy either of these items EVERY SINGLE CENT (minus local taxes) goes DIRECTLY to the M•A•C AIDS Fund. So even if you wear very little make-up, these two products can deliver a sheer presentation AND help find a cure for AIDS as well as assist those living with the disease.

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Viva Glam Gaga Lipstick and Lip glass

I mean, come on, how cool is that?

A few more of my M•A•C faves? I love their Naked Liner lip pencil. It's a great way to line your lips without really adding any color. I lean towards sheer lipsticks and sometimes a liner, even one that matches the lipstick, is just too much. This one is my go-to for make-up that doesn’t look like you’re wearing make-up. I’m guessing you could pair this with the Viva Glam Gaga products and be totally set.

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$13.50

I also like this little tool here: the concealer brush. I used this just this weekend for the wedding I attended in D.C. (more on that later this week!)! Whenever I feel like glamming it up and wearing a little more make-up, this is definitely in my arsenal of tools. It allows me to get my concealer and base precisely where I need it without over doing it. I tend to get too heavy-handed when I’m straying from my every-day look and this helps control that. If you keep it clean, this sucker will last forever.

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$22.50

You know what else is cool about M•A•C? Because they share a commitment to the environment, M·A·C accepts returns of its primary packaging through the Back to M·A·C Program. By returning six  M·A·C primary packaging containers to a M·A·C counter or M·A·C Cosmetics online, you’ll receive a free M·A·C lipstick of your choice as a thanks for recycling. Did you know that M•A•C was so environmentally conscious? Now you do!

So at the very least, go check out what the M•A•C Viva Glam program is all about. You might be make-up inspired!

If you have a fave M·A·C product, list it here in the comments section! Tell us what you love!

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Reader Comments (4)

I just bought my first MAC product. I went in, asked if the sales gal had seen Eclipse. Told her I wanted my lips to look just like Bella's and walked out with the perfect lipstick. Unfortunately, I'm having an allergic reaction to it. I'm assuming it's the red dye in it - since I have had no contact with any in about 2 years.

BUT, let me just say, with my mouth full of blisters that this lipstick is soooooo effin perfect, I'm still wearing and forcing myself to push through :)

How sick is that?

Oh and how much is that eye shit - My husband needs some!!!! He has deep set eyes and everyone is always telling him he looks tired. I think it's getting to him!

May 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

Abs - what color did you get cuz I want Bella's lips too! And I updated the eye cream - it's $30, but lasts and works!

May 2, 2011 | Registered CommenterLouise

I got #A80 Satin Faux.

It's a barely shiny very blue pink. Which makes no sense to people unlike you and me. I just don't see how they CAN'T see that there are red pinks and blue pinks and orange pinks. Anyway.

The name of the shade unfortunately prompted my sister and I to wander the rest of the mall answering every question we could with "Faux Sho".

May 2, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDaisy

I did not know about the packaging. I'll be saving them from now on!
I have the Pro Longwear Lustre Lipcolor from them that I absolutely adore. I. I wore it on my wedding day, & I didn't have to touch it up once. Not even after food and wine and cake and more wine. It's amazing stuff.

May 5, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTrisha

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