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MAC Attack

It was a rainy week-end.  I was feeling a bit blue because 1) plans to go rent a car for the week-end and go snorkelling had been nixed due to the “winter storm” (which caused storm surges, 45ft waves off the North Shore and heavy soaking rain), and 2) I had a report from my long-suffering mother-in-law that our bad cats had knocked all the towels down out of the closet and peed on them.

The bad cats and the mother-in-law are in New York, 6000 miles and 5 hours time distance away.

They look so sweet when they are sleeping...

They look so sweet when they are sleeping…

So we decided to take the bus to the Ala Moana Mall, get some Yummy Korean BBQ and run a few errands.

When we got there, the center stage which usually has lunchtime hula performances was a giant MAC studio!  There were dancers in frothy flower-inspired confections and free makeovers for all!  Just what the doctor ordered to take my mind off my troubles!

Before the make-over

Before the make-over

Jessica (and about 30 of her closest MAC make-up artist friends) analyzed my coloring, and decided to give me a glowy look with eyes inspired by orchids…

The event was to celebrate MAC’s spring limited edition line called: A Fantasy of Flowers, “a dream world bursting with brilliant blooms of color…” So that might explain why my artist was thinking of orchids…

Jessica and about 30 or so of her make-up artist friends perform free makeovers for the masses of Ala Moana in downtown Honolulu on March 1.

Jessica and about 30 or so of her make-up artist friends perform free makeovers for the masses of Ala Moana in downtown Honolulu on March 1.

First, she prepped my skin with a spritz of Prep & Prime Skin, then blended two colors of foundation in her hand which she applied with a brush. She gushed about the brush, the 159 Duo Fibre Blush Brush, and confided that it is her go-to brush for foundation, blush or finishing powder. Then she added a glow of blush (Azalea in the Afternoon).

Jessica applied purple eyeliner on top and gold eyeliner underneath my lashes.

Jessica works her MAC magic on me.

Since I already had on purple eyeliner (which elicited several squeals of approval from other make-up artists — it is, actually a Sephora eyeliner in Eccentric Diva — when set with powder, it stays put even in extreme heat and sweating conditions…), Jessica decided to use the dark olive shade from the “In the Meadows” quad on my outer corners, then she brought some of the green in over the olive and across the middle of the lid.  The vanilla shade was used to open up the inner corners of my eyes and under the brow bone. Then she used a gold eyeliner on my lower lashes and finished my eyes off with several coats of False Lashes mascara. A swipe of Star Quality lipgloss (a sheer watermelon shade) completed my look.

Apres make-over

Apres make-over

Even hubby was impressed.

I felt so much better after a quick pampering.

And then I bought “In the Meadow” shadow quad and the Star Quality Creamsheen glass lipgloss. I would have bought the blush, but it was (alas) gone when I got to the check out counter.

Hubby’s birthday is tomorrow and I plan to use my new make-up tricks when I get dressed up for our dinner out.

Have you had a makeover that transformed your mood?




  1. Olivia says:

    You look beautiful! The colors go well with your skin tone and haircolor! I do like your lip color the most!
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  2. MonicaP says:

    I haven’t had a make over in ~ forever. You look great though, that lip gloss on you is fabulous!

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  3. Lily says:

    You look gorgeous ! I love makeovers and that lipgloss is amazing !

    :* Lily
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