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Losing my MAC virginity

I've been watching lots of YouTube makeup videos recently, and also one of my favourite bloggers Selina always talks about MAC products, so I decided it was finally time to go and try it out for myself. Yesterday I went to a counter in Vienna and had my frist ever MAC makeover!

Firstly, it wasn't what I was expecting from reading about Selina's makeovers, as I didn't have to pay upfront. In the UK I it seems you pay £25 for the makeover, but then you get £25 off whatever you buy afterwards. My makeover was free, and I didn't feel under any obligation to buy anything afterwards (although obviously I did because I wanted to, that was the point in going for the makeover.)

I don't think I have any Austrian readers, but in any case, if any of my readers are ever in Vienna, I'd highly recommend Bianca at the MAC counter in Gerngroß City Centre on Mariahilfer Straße. She was so lovely, explained everything really well and her English is perfect. (I know I'm here to improve my German, but I wanted to understand everything she was saying, and also I have no clue about German makeup vocab. It's hardly something you learn in school!) I'm not just saying this because I gave her my blog address either, she really was lovely. I've heard that MAC makeup artists in the UK can come across as unfriendly and unhelpful, but I felt completely at ease, even though I was a total MAC novice.

Anyway, I had a whole face of makeup done, I won't list the foundation etc here as I talk about all the products used in the video below and want to keep this post shorter. The thing I was most bothered about was eyeshadow. You probably know that I hardly ever wear eyeshadow, as I find it often doesn't suit me. I asked Bianca to do a natural/brown look, and she created this really pretty smokey eye (details of how and the products used in the video below).

And this is my whole face.

I didn't get any concealer put on under my eyes, so I still have dark circles which I'm not fond of, but other than that I think it looks good.
I think I'm going to go back next month and look for a foundation. I've been watching this guy's guide to MAC foundations videos on YouTube and there's a couple of different ones I'd like to try out.

In the end I bought four eyeshadows in a little palette, a paint pot and a brush.


I filmed a vlog about my makeover and purchases so I could ramble a bit more about them without making this post too waffley, so have a watch if you're interested.


Finally, does anyone have any suggestions of products I should get? What are your favourites from MAC? Or anywhere else for that matter. Let me know!

14 comments

  1. Ooh I love MAC makeup! Your makeover looks beautiful and that eyeshadow really suits you too!

    Yeah I have found that the MAC customer service is really horrid actually at my store they are so dismissive but unfortunatly there is no where else near me apart from that one store that sells it!

    Oh I have the mac Studio sculpt foundation and Its amaze, its so light and fresh looking for day and you can built up the coverage for night. I also have really really sensitive skin and its never irritated me or anything!
    and it lasts for sooo long!

    Also the little pigment powder pots of eyeshadow are fab. I have the gold one and i love it, i wear it all the time!

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  2. I don't often wear make up, but I really like this post. Next time I'm in Vienna I'll make sure to track down Bianca! :)

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  3. Phloof is one of my daily use eyeshadows!

    I really rate Mac's lipsticks, they are the only ones that don't dry my lips out really badly!

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  4. I love, love, love, love how they did your eye make-up here! You look soooo pretty! Isn't MAC the best!? I really love their eyeshadows and the Strobe Cream, which I discovered during the past LFW.

    ps--SO excited for Reading!

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  5. Really like your make up - think I'm gonna try this out too...maybe with bianca in gerngross - cause I'm an Austrian reader :D

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  6. You look so pretty! Love the eye makeup especially, also, how LONG are your eyelashes?! I thought they were falsies at first, but they're not are they?

    I literally own like two things from MAC - it's just too expensive. I think the makeover's seem like quite a good deal though, will have to give it a try when I've got some money to spare. xxx

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  7. I love getting make overs! MAC is a fun company too with all of their super fun colors of eye shadow. You look really pretty!
    XOXO

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  8. I've only had really lovely girls at MAC serve me, although I am always amazed at quite how much slap they've got on...
    I really wouldn't get a MAC foundation if I were you. They're not known for being very good, bar one or two, which I think are meant to be good for oily skin, which from the sounds of it would be no good for you at all. I'd stick with the Doublewear.
    I think the powders are meant to be good though.
    I've never actually bought MAC eyeshadows but I really want to.
    Things I would recommend; the Fluidline eyeliner is absolutely AMAZING. It goes on so so nicely and stays put forever.
    Also, their lipsticks are the bomb. I have three now, one of which I don't like so much, but Ruby Woo (a really classic matte red) and Rebel (a bright fuschia purple colour) I cannot recommend enough.

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  9. Blacktrack fluidline is my absolute must have and I love their blushers xx

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  10. You've got me looking on the MAC website now!
    I love the makeover look, it looks really good!x

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  11. Well, I don't live in vienna but i am austrian and i read your blog :D :D

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  12. cute blog! I’ll follow you!
    I have a fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers on bloglovin:-)
    thanks:-)
    VERONICA
    http://lifegivemefashion.blogspot.com

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  13. She looks pretty with that make over.. :)

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  14. It all look really nice on you !!

    Everytime I go to MAC (in London) the girls (or boys) working there are NEVER friendly or smiling, they have WAY too much makeup on and they just can't seem to smile.
    I go there whenever I know there's something I want to buy because I know that if I need to ask something they wont help me !! I'd go online and look up for blogger reviews instead

    xxx Vee

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