On Sunday night I attended a MAC Style Session with the MAC store at the Roseville Galleria. They closed down the store an hour early to get ready for the event - you can see the ladies through the window setting up water and snacks for the participants.
|The store front of the Roseville Galleria MAC location.|
The artists, Ashley and Stephie, showcased two different looks on the models: Ore-Inspired meets Nouveau and Ath-Elite meets Neon (instead of showing four different looks, they were combined on the two models). For a full breakdown of the looks, check out the MAC Spring/Summer 2012 Makeup Trend Report post by Phillis at Make Up For Life. Her description of the trends is spot on and goes in much more detail than I ever could.
|MAC artists Stephanie and Ashley working on their spring trend looks.|
- In the lower right corner, you'll see the Ath-Elite meets Neon look. For the eye shadow Stephanie used Lustre Drops and for a depth and dimension, she used bronzer and blush - the same ones she used on the rest of her face. I think this is such a great idea for those of us that like to travel to tropical locations - it minimizes the amount of product you have to pack and the look was so dewy yet put together.
- In the upper left corner, you'll see the Ore-Inspired meets Nouveau. This look used the Aloha: Crushed Metallic Pigments in so many different facets. Of course it was used for the eyes but it was used as a bronzer and it was added to some moisturizer to give the model's legs and incredible glow!
|My haul from the style session.|
The staff found a box of these brushes left over from the holidays and brought them out for us - SCORE! The kit came with a make-up bag and the 187 SE, 130 SE, 286 Duo Fibre Tapered Brush and 282 Duo Fibre Shader Brush. I'm excited to put these little guys to work. At $49.50 this brush set is so reasonable for building up your collections of brushes!
Eye Shadow - All That Glitters and Soft Brown $12.00 each
These may seem boring but I'm lacking in neutrals in my shadow collection. My hope is to start helping a few of my friends with their bridal looks in the next couple of months and so I'm focusing on colors that are appropriate for neutral and natural looks.
Lip Liner - Burgundy - $14.00
I tend to stick to softer colors for lips so I was on a mission to step a little out of my comfort zone and get a color in the red family. After talking to the sales gal for a little while we decided burgundy would not only go well with my coloring but go well with the lipsticks I already own. And if I put on the lip liner with the Tendertone below, I end up with a lovely reddish color!
Cook MAC Tendertone Lip Balm - Hot 'n' Saucy - $15.00
These are going to go fast so pick one up if you are interested! Tendertones were re-released as part of the Cook-MAC collection. If your local store if out, be sure to check the website. This is one of the multi-use products demo'd during the Style Session. It can be used as lip balm, cheek color or a highlighter (depending on the color). It has an SPF of and smells like a cherry Jolly Rancher - so excited!
I had a great time and look forward to attending another in the future. If you have any questions about the Style Session feel free to shoot them my way!