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January 2012

beauty, Makeup

MAC’s Goodbyes for 2012

As many of you may know, I started off early in my career as a makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics. Since I am now located in Kuwait, I rely heavily on ordering a lot of my makeup online now (cosmetics in Kuwait are very expensive!) For those of you that also shop on their website,, you’d know that they have a section called “Goodbyes”; a portion of the site that shows you products that will soon be discontinued. Recently I stumbled upon the Goodbye section and was shocked to see how many products they are doing away with, shocked! Many of which included foundation shades that specifically cater to women of color. Here are just a few of the products they have decided to get rid of, some of which are my favorite’s of all time!


Revealing Lipglass (My absolute favorite nude lipgloss for women of color!)

Bisque Eyeshadow (Probably one of their best brow bone highlights for women of color, some of their others come off too white, or too frosty on our complexions)

Hepcat Eyeshadow (A beautiful jewel-toned mauve)

Mineralize Foundation SPF 15 (shades which range from NC55-NW55)

Studio Moisture Tint in Deep Dark

The entire line of Studio Sculpt Concealers

It’s no secret that MAC is commonly known for discontinuing popular products only to re-release them later on. Something I am not too pleased about, especially since now these products are going bye-bye, the only way you will probably be able to find them is on sights like Amazon or Ebay, where sellers often hike up the prices. So not fair! How do you guys feel about the things MAC is discontinuing? What are some of your favorites?

Visit to check out the entire list of products to be discontinued

Me wearing Hepcat Eyeshadow by MAC, Hepcat is the color that's on my lid.

Me wearing Revealing lipglass
What do you think about the products MAC is doing away with, and are any of them your favorites?

beauty, Makeup

Sugarpill Stella Pigment


As you all know I am a huge supporter and lover of Sugarpill Cosmetics. This pigment, Stella has been sitting in my collection not being put to use for months…until now! This look in particular was a replica of Gwen Stefani’s makeup at the Canne’s Film Festival. Wanted to share how it would look on a woman of color, hope you all enjoy!

Products Used

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW45
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish in Deep Dark
MAC Brow Pencil in Spiked
MAC StudioFinish Concealer NW40/NW45
MAC Select Cover-up Concealer NW40
Lorel HIP Color Truth Cream Eyeliner in "Teal"
LA Splash Sealer
Sugarpill Stella Pigment
MAC Reflects Pearl Pigment
Sugarpill Bulletproof Eyeshadow
MAC Feline Eye Kohl
Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara
Red Cherry Lashes #415
MAC Mocha Blush
MAC Personal Stlye Blush (Limited) 
Cork Lipliner
MAC Show Orchid Lipstick
MAC Electric Fuchsia Lipglass