MAC Styleseeker Giveaway…

The winner is:

EIGHT!

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Eight I already sent you an email. Please respond with your mailing address within 48 hours and I’ll get your prize out to you. Congratulations!

FOTD: On The Hunt

I finally figured out what to do with the MAC ‘On The Hunt’ duo from the StyleSeeker collection. I got the idea from this blog:

http://www.bowsandcurtseys.com/2012/09/bold-bordeaux.html#disqus_thread

After seeing the incorporation of ‘brown’ into this blogger’s look… I realized I could do the same thing with my duo. We draw inspiration from every imaginable place…

FACE
Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup (#10)
Armani Eraser (#5)
Kevyn Aucoin Radiant Diaphanous Powder
MAC Hidden Treasure Blush (very lightly applied just under cheekbones)
EYES
MAC On The Hunt Eyeshadow Duo:
Darkest Red on lids
NARS Mekong Eyeshadow in crease and under waterline
Dior Gold Touch Eyeshadow above crease
Maybelline Master Drama Eyeliner on lashline and waterline
Maybelline Falsies Mascara
MAC Mattene Lipstick in Camden Chic
MAC Lipglass in Ready to Roam

Giveaway: MAC StyleSeeker

I pulled together my favorites from the MAC StyleSeeker Collection, and I wanted to pay them forward in a Giveaway!

Sari Makeup Bag
MAC Blush in Worldly Wealth
MAC Nail Polish in StyleSeeker
MAC Lipglass in Eclectic Edge
You guys know how this works. You must be a public subscriber to qualify. If I can’t see you, then I can’t enter you. You can amp your chances by following @shahadakarim on Twitter, liking Adventures In Makeup on Facebook, or following via Networked Blogs.
THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON OCTOBER 31st. 

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!

MAC Style Seeker

Calling all Bohemians, Nomads, Earth Children, and Style Seekers… this collection is for you. I fell head over heels in love with this MAC Collection. Most of it is wonderful… and breaks down this very (clever) promotional picture beautifully. There are a few repromotes, and some absolute passes (seriously… the shoddy pigmentation of most of those eyeshadows… no), but most of it is gorgeous.

From The Left: 
Mattene Lipsticks in Fashion Nomad and Camden Chic
Blushes in Worldly Wealth and Hidden Treasure
Nail Polish in StyleSeeker
Lipglasses in Ready to Roam and Eclectic Edge
Mattene Lipstick in Fashion Nomad
Mattene Lipstick in Camden Chic
Blushes in Worldly Wealth and Hidden Treasure
**A note about Worldly Wealth. It’s NOT a straight bronze color. I thought this until I swatched it, and realized that it’s more of a rose-bronze. Fair skin tones can wear it as a blush, and it’s a highlighter for warmer skin tones. I found it works best with layered with Hidden Treasure, which looks like a browner version of Chanel’s Rouge blush.
Lipglasses in Ready to Roam and Eclectic Edge
Lipglass in Ready to Roam
Lipglass in Eclectic Edge
Nail Polish in StyleSeeker
I MIGHT go back for the eyeshadow duo in Mache Aux Puces… because I really like the warmth of that brown, and I’m quite sure that I don’t have a shade like that. We’ll see. So far, these are my favorites. Without a doubt, Eclectic Edge Lipglass is the crown Jewel, followed by Fashion Nomad Lipstick. Eclectic Edge is definitely worth a backup. It’s amazing. And I’m very happy with the ‘layering’ aspect of this collection. A lot of the formulas and colors look best when layered… including the lipsticks and the lipglasses. I’m having a lot of fun mixing and matching the colors and textures. I love the nail polish as well. The fluidlines were a complete pass for me.
Overall, this collection totally speaks to me.  I love the idea behind it, the colors, the textures, and the feel of it as a whole. Nice job MAC. 
*some items in this post were given as promotional samples, for purposes of review on this blog.

FOTD: Rusted Over

I did this look quickly today… as a tribute to the new MAC Style Seeker Collection… which I really LOVE (more on that in a later post). I kept the skin sheer (it’s still triple digits out here), and did a color wash in rusts and browns…

 FACE
NARS Pure Radiance Tinted Moisturizer in Malaga
CARGO Blush in Laguna
 EYES
MAC Eyeshadow in Saffron (lids/under waterline)
MAC Eyeshadow in Firestorm (crease)
MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack
MAC Extreme False Lashes Mascara
LIPS
MAC Camden Chic Lipstick
MAC Eclectic Edge Lipglass