MAC Pro Haul 11.27.12

Hey guys!  So I’ve decided to pursue my passion and try to become a professional makeup artist.  I have dabbled in freelancing in the past but I’ve always had a main job that prevented me from really going for it full time and also my jobs paid the bills!  Well now that I’m in Germany and a stay-at-home mom, I have the opportunity to try it out.  The first thing on my agenda was to get a business license which I did.  The process was pretty simple, the only difficulty was the language barrier as I speak very little German and only some of the licensing office professionals speak English.  The next step I had to take was updating my kit.  Now this is possibly the most daunting task because although I’ve been pretty financially responsible, it is hard to invest money into something without the knowledge of how long it will take to make the money back and not knowing if your dream will succeed or fail.
The first things I purchased were foundations which I will write about later.  The second things I bought were some disposables and kit needs which I will also share later.  This is my latest haul and since it’s the largest, I thought I would share this haul first.
Also, I know this may seem like a lot of product but I’m “investing” in my business and this is kind of the start-up costs.  I also have a MAC pro card so I received a discount on these items (like I mentioned prior, I free-lanced in the past which is how/why I have a pro card).
I really wanted to use great setting powders so I decided to purchase my favorite ones which are MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Naturals. These powders can also be used with damp for more coverage and I often use it that way for a foundation like finish.
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural
Shades Purchased: Light, Light Plus, Medium, Medium Plus, Medium Dark, Dark, Medium Deep and DarkDeep
Price: $29 USD/each
Available at MAC

The next thing I purchased were correctors.  I haven’t tried MAC Correctors before but I wanted to give them a try so I purchased four colors that I thought would work in my kit.

MAC Studio Finish Skin Corrector
Shades Purchased: Light Peach, Pure Orange, Ochre, Burnt Coral
Price: $12 USD/each
Available at MAC


The next items I purchased were concealers.  I love MAC’s Pro Longwear Concealers but I think that the studio finish concealers are more versatile and easier to control.   I’m a little upset that I purchased these as I hear MAC is releasing concealer mini palettes but I needed my concealers now so I’ll deal!

MAC Studio Finish Concealer
Shades Purchased: NC15, NW30, NW15, NW40, NC45, NC30
Price: $18 USD/each
Available at MAC

Up next are Pigments.  I have so many bareMinerals loose eyeshadows that I didn’t think I needed any more loose eyeshadows but I thought that I would give pigments a chance and get a few of them in the most popular colors.

MAC Pigment
Shades Purchased:  Naked, Naked Deep Dark & Tan
Price: $21 USD/each
Available at MAC

…and there is more.  I purchased two of the lip palettes.  I usually like to use lipsticks in the tube and just scrape off the amount needed for a client but that takes up space and I’m trying to be efficient and consolidate so I purchased the palettes.  I want to get two more but they are currently sold out.

MAC Pro Lip Palette
Shades Purchased:  Editorial Reds (Lady Danger, On Hold, Russian Red, MAC Red, Ruby Woo, Dare You) & Preferred Pinks (Pretty Please, Please Me, Lovelorn, Creme De La Femme, Show Orchid, Violetta)
Price: $40 USD/each
Available at MAC

I needed a line filler so I got one…yeah.

MAC Prep & Prime Line Filler
Shades Purchased: n/a
Price: $20 USD
Available at MAC

I also needed some brow pencils because after doing a trial I realized that I needed to step my game up when it comes to brow colors.

MAC Eye Brows
Shades Purchased:  Spiked, Lingering, Strut, Brunette, Stud & Fling
Price: $15 USD/each
Available at MAC

I also purchased a Chromographic Pencil.

MAC Chromographic Pencil
Shades Purchased: NW25/NC30
Price: $15 USD/each
Available at MAC

The last (hooray) thing I purchased were eyeshadows.

MAC Eye Shadow Pans
Shades Purchased: Samoa Silk, Brule, Carbon, Rule, Jest, Folie, Chrome Yellow
Price: $12 USD/each
Available at MAC

I also purchased the eyeshadow palettes to put the correctors and eyeshadows in.   The four pan palette is $9.  The large palette is $18 and the 15 pan insert is $9.  Again, I did use my pro discount for these items so I did not pay full price.  This purchase is for my professional makeup kit so that is why there is so much stuff!

Please let me know if you have any feedback or questions!

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