Sunday, 3 July 2011

My first blog post about my first MAC Pro purchase

I thought it only fitting for my first ever post to be about something completely new. Now don’t get me wrong this is not the first time I have frequented the MAC counter, nor is this my first product from the fabled make-up powerhouse. But this is the first time I have ever bought anything Pro or used my discount to buy it.

This purchase all started on what was a normal day in central Manchester. Those of you that have visited Manchester would definitely have known just how normal this day was..……….It was raining, the sky was a beautiful shade of grey and the joyous squawking of pigeons fighting over a discarded pasty was in the air. 

On this very normal day I decided that I'd waited an inordinate length of  time for my MAC Pro card to arrive. It had in fact only been 3 weeks since I'd posted my application but I was EXCITED!! So much so that I thought I might burst!

So I called the MAC hotline and spoke to a lovely lady (big mistake) and not only did she get my card sorted, she also advised that I could purchase discounted products straight away if I wanted to. Surprisingly enough I did want to.

*Alas she knows me so well*

So here they are

My purchase included Face and Body Pro white foundation and F&B in C1 (which I’m under the impression is the lightest pink toned foundation that they do).

The cost of these products to buy without a Pro card is £23.50 each and unfortunately you can't buy the white foundation if you don't have a Pro card. However you can order the other F&B foundations via mail order.

So I thought it would be nice to include some full face pictures showing you the colour instead of swatches. Below you will see the foundation on the left hand side of each face (your left not mine) and my natural skin tone on the right hand side. 

This one is the  Pro White. As you can see this is a little too pale for my natural English rose complexion. I like to say English rose as it sounds much nicer than Casper the Ghost lol.

And this is the C1 which is just a smidge too dark for my skin tone.

However fear not as I was prepared for this eventuality. After a small Chemistry lesson and 50/50 ratio later the catastrophy was averted. 
I must say on a more serious note this foundation is lovely. I found it to be easily blendable, lightweight and it left my skin with a lovely dewy finish. For those of you nice people who need a medium to full coverage foundation, I would not necessarily say this foundation is for you, althought it is buildable.  As you can see from the pictures this foundation covered the redness on my cheeks and under my eyes, however I didn't have any blemishes or spots when these were taken so I'm not sure how well it would have covered those. 

All in all I am a very happy customer. Fantastic customer service on the MAC helpline, I am loving the white so I can mix my own colour and the foundation itself gets a thumbs up from me (it means you like it when you are wearing if for your wedding!)

So for those of you that want to see the bespoke mixed colour in all its glory stay tuned for a post wedding blog post documenting make-up on "the big day". 

See you soon.

Stacey x x


  1. Hi Stacey! Been lurking in the shadows for a while but wanted to say that I really like your blog - keep up the good work! What do you make of Mac's BB Cream? Does it live up to the hype? And what camera do you use? Your photos are gorgeous! B xoxo

  2. Hi B, thanks for the lovely comment. It makes me very happy that someone enjoys reading my blog :0) In regards to Mac BB cream i havnt actually used this, although i am looking for a BB cream to use as a primer to on photo shoots. At the moment im using Smash Box Photo Finish Primer for shoots but i always think there is somethin better out there. I might be feeling Clarins Beauty Flash Balm as a change. Whats your take on the BB crazy? Have you used any of them before?

    Oh and the camara is a Canon eos 7d, i know nothing about camara's my husaband (wow im feeling old) sorts all my pictures out for me. Stacey xx