Even though it was probably 100+ years ago, I remember the excitement of the first time I sat in a chair at the MAC counter inside the Nordstrom I worked at. I kid you not, I really remember! I bought Diva and Twig lipsticks, and a Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NW20. (Subsequently, these became staples for YEARS to come.) Seriously, I thought I was the coolest kid in my department! But little did I know, I would be bit by the beauty bug. While I’ve always had an interest in beauty, I’d have to say that my visit to the MAC counter that day made me take more makeup risks. So thanks for that, MAC! (And thanks to you for letting me tell you my old story!)
MAC now offers SO many complexion products — I know that sometimes even I feel lost. I’m hoping I can take some of the mystery out of their latest complexion formulation for you — Next To Nothing Face Colour (liquid), and their new Next To Nothing Pressed Powder. These products are different than the usual foundation/powder. If you dislike foundation in general, and just like a nice, natural look with fresh-faced skin — this may be for you. And to be honest — it’s not a foundation in my opinion. I think it’s a light-coverage complexion product for the gal that dislikes foundation in general, but still wants to look polished. (And let’s face it, there are plenty of guys wearing complexion products now, and this might be a good fit for them as well.) There really aren’t any tell-tell signs that you’re wearing something.
The best way that I can really describe the Next To Nothing liquid — is that it doesn’t feel like you’re wearing makeup, it doesn’t look like your face is caked up, and it’s like a translucent tint that still looks like skin. I find that it does bring out slight luminosity to the skin, especially when paired with the matching powder. (But more on that in a minute.) If you’re into the no-makeup makeup look, this is one to check out. [Read more…]