MAC 3N & Runaway Red Lipsticks (Making Pretty)

MAC Making Pretty Lipsticks ($28.00 for 0.15 oz. each) are available in two shades: 3N (milky pastel pink) and Runaway Red (rich red-blue).  Both shades are repromotes, though they were well-received shades.  The collection online yesterday, and I immediately placed my order and overnighted everything, but unfortunately 3N has already sold out.  To find it, you’ll have to find a MAC freestanding on December 13th or Pro store on December 6th.

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MAC 3N Lipstick

MAC By Request – Lipsticks

MAC By Request is a collection that’s voted on by the fans–there are 18 shades of lipstick, lipglass, and eyeshadow that MAC has listed for grabs, and your votes will determine the top three from each product type that will go on to be launched in an online exclusive, limited edition collection in August. Voting is open and closes on March 30th and users can vote once per product category per day. Not sure where to cast your vote? I’ve got the goods on the six lipsticks up for a comeback! :)

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MAC 3N Lipstick

Lip Lust: 3N Lipstick + 2N Lipglass

Back In Time with N Collection

Do you ever like to go through your stash and rediscover old favorites? Since I wasn’t wearing makeup (to help clear up my acne) for so long, I was really itching for *some* makeup to play with… which meant lips! I didn’t want to go too bold with my lip choices, because without more makeup to complement the bold lips, it would make my face look incomplete (at least to me).

This leads us to 3N Lipstick paired with 2N Lipglass! Think of 3N as one of those “my lips but better” (MLBB), with a little extra pink to give lips a natural flush. 2N Lipglass adds the sparkle and the shimmer, complementing the pink hues with some beigey-pink. Add in multi-colored shimmer and you’ve got an easy, oh-so-wearable combination perfect for a neutral look or on its own.

If you can’t get your hands on 3N Lipstick, try Hug Me lipstick instead. If 2N Lipglass eludes you, try Luminary lustreglass (it’ll work well with this combination in particular).

Looks – Ultra Natural, The “I’m Not Really Wearing Makeup” Look

Despite spending most of my day with my head in the beauty realm, I honestly don’t find I wear full makeup as often as I used to. Maybe it’s because I’m busier, or maybe it’s because I’m lazier (I’m going with the latter), but nonetheless, I tend to go for a minimal face. There are even a few days (when my skin is being nice) where I will even go sans makeup altogether!

What exactly does the “I’m Not Really Wearing Makeup” look entail? I have discovered that with the right mix of products you can get that totally natural look and look good in it.

I used Studio Fix Fluid in NC30 applied in dabs using the 194 brush, then buffed in with the 182 brush. Sculpt sculpting powder to contour cheeks using the 168 brush. Select Sheer Loose Powder in NC25 applied using the 187 brush (stippling brush). Dior Skin Shimmer in Amber Diamond with the 150 brush on apples and high planes of cheeks. Espresso and Carbon eyeshadows to fill in brows with a 266 brush. I finished by wearing 3N lipstick with 2N lipglass on lips.

What do you need? Since we are not all the same shade of skintone, nor do we all own the same products, let me give you some more generic ideas as to what you need for that super natural look.

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Looks – N Inspired Eye with Nanogold, Modest Tone, Neutral Pink, Dark Edge, Light Flush

I used Your Ladyship pigment on lid, Nanogold eyeshadow on inner lid, Modest Tone eyeshadow on middle of lid, Neutral Pink eyeshadow on outer lid, Dark Edge eyeshadow lightly in the outer crease, Nanogold eyeshadow above crease and on brow and lower lash line, and Feline kohl power on lower lash line. I wore Light Flush mineralize skinfinish with Sculpt sculpting powder to contour. I had 3N lipstick with 2N lipglass on my lips.

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