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Are you excited too? I was over-the-moon excited when I got an invite to attend the M.A.C. Cosmetics press meet-and-greet last evening for ONE reason: SWAG. I buy all my makeup in the drugstore for the simple reason that I’m not the biggest makeup girl so I never believed in spending much money on it. I dabble in a little eyeshadow and lipgloss and that’s about it. When I bought my one and only red lipstick earlier this year, it was a bold move for me. And I’m still not quite sure I like it. I’ve always had my eye on MAC’s Ruby Woo shade because of the matte finish, but MAC is just too expensive in Jamaica.

My swaaaaaaaaag. How’d they know green was my favourite colour? All the beauty bloggers do swatch tests on their arms but I was too excited so I smushed that stuff on my face the minute I woke up this morning, don’t laugh y’all:

Squeeeeallll hehehe The light isn’t showing up the colours well, the red is the Scarlet Ibis lipstick and the green is the Mineralize Eyeshadow in Smutty Green. Smutty green, hehe. I’ve gotta hop on Youtube and try to figure out how to wear this stuff well. The lipstick is kinda neon which intimidates me a bit but I’ll see if I can work it out…

Senior makeup artist Gisel Calvillo introduced us to the brand and some of their work, philosophies and history. But what I wanted to know is, what brand are your shoes! Bump red bottoms those red heels were banging.

She made a slick comment about not knowing the fashion industry was popping off like it is in Jamaica but she caught herself…I didn’t side-eye her too hard LOL. Maybe that’s why MAC took so long to get to Jamaica! Shoot y’all in St. Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and a handful of other Caribbean countries! She spoke a little bit about the Viva Glam line and MAC’s dedication to AIDS foundations and the work they’ve done in Haiti and Dom Rep. Did you know that the purchase of one Viva Glam lipstick is enough to purchase the vaccine for two pregnant moms that are HIV Positive? The vaccine ensures that the virus isn’t passed on to the baby during birth. I thought that was kinda cool.

Them makeup artists sure are talented. The presentation of what they can do on people’s face was something else. Real art. I can barely put this lipstick on without looking like a clown. Anyway when it was all over I snapped a few pictures of the fashion in the room. Me and my girl were looking fine:

Afaya from Beauty Jamaica and Monique from M*rkologie looking fly.

Miss Jamaica Universe Chantal Zaky. Her shoes were so so fly:

The MAC store opens in Sovereign Center, Liguanea around mid-December right in time for Christmas! I hope they have my Ruby Woo in stock! I thought I took more pics… 😐 I’m gonna update this post with pro pictures once they come in so check back! I was just too excited. 😀 As always, more pics from the event can be found on my facebook page.

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