Makeup Lovers: MAC Cosmetics Select Loyalty Program

How many of you are makeup lovers? I thought so ;-) If you enjoy playing with makeup, wear makeup daily or are a makeup artist, then I'm sure you are aware of different loyalty programs offered by various stores. These programs typically offer points, based on purchases, and after you accumulate a certain amount you will receive makeup or skin care goodies; dollars off your purchase amounts; cosmetic bags; or even invites to special events!

Sephora and Ulta are two places that I shop regularly because they offer loyalty programs. And it's a simple way to say thank you to consistent customers. Well, MAC Cosmetics has FINALLY jumped on board!

MAC now offers what they call their "MAC Select" program, and if you shop there often, you need to sign up. As a beauty professional I go through a TON of makeup, and although I don't all of my kit isn't MAC products, I do love some of their blushes, lip colors, lip liners and powders. 

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They have 3 different levels of the program: Seduced, Devoted and Obsessed. You will automatically become part of the "Seduced" level when signing up. You'll be able to purchase exclusive products (I've already ordered a lipstick shade that was designed from the trends of this year's runway looks), receive complimentary samples and free shipping for online orders.

To become part of the "Devoted," you must spend at least $150 . . . And some of you can spend that in less than  5 minutes! Some of the added perks are a free express makeup application and an anniversary gift from MAC.

The premier tier for you makeup addicts is "Obsessed." This level is perfect for makeup artist and all of you MAC fans. If you spend $500 or more at MAC, this is for you! You're spoiled with being able to shop new collections before anyone else (and we know how quickly things can sell out), receive enhanced product samples, a Back to MAC tracker and so much more!

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This isn't for everyone, but if you shop MAC often, why wait?! You can check it out here!

Stay beautiful! . . . Inside and out.

Luxury Skin Care: La Prairie

As a makeup artist, I am always on the hunt for quality skin care. For my kit, I need products that provide immediate results. But I am always on the lookout for products to recommend for my clients to implement into their skin care routine.

I came across La Prairie the beginning of last year, but did not try out anything until November. They are considered a luxury brand, but you know what they say, "You get what you pay for."

La Prairie has many products to choose from, but a standout to me is their Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask. It is an evening treat for your skin . . . Like combining a moisturizing cream, that gently exfoliates as well.

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For me personally, I noticed my skin looked more "plump," and the texture was smoother. Allure (the beauty expert magazine) gave the Skin Caviar Luxe Sleep Mask a, "Best of Beauty" award for 2015. The packing is gorgeous and quite modern (for those of you who like to keep your vanity looking almost as beautiful as you), and it comes with a small brush for application. I would suggest having an additional brush for application, if you are going to use this more than once a week. Or be sure to thoroughly clean the brush after each use.

This would be a great option for you brides the night before your wedding day! What's your current favorite moisturizer for nighttime? Be sure to try this one out and let me know your thoughts!

Stay beautiful! . . . Inside and out.