Project 10 Pan - One More Try

Hi everybody!

Remember how I vowed never to do a Project 10 Pan again? Well I almost didn't and had to read up again, if you're interested, my first (and only) Project 10 Pan that ever took place ended 4 years ago, and it ended in despair: "Project 10 Pan - Never Again"... :-)

Oh well...

But it's gonna be a different Project 10 Pan this time, it will go something like this:

I will pick out 10 makeup items that I want to have used up by the end of the year. That's it, that's the goal. These 10 things shall be gone by 2016:

1. Nyx Champagne & Caviar Palette
2. Catrice Eyeshadow in Mystery Basrah
3. Benefit Erase Paste in Medium
4. Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle
5. MAC Lipstick in Intricate
6. Stila Lip Glaze 
7. MAC Dazzleglass in Funtabulous
8. Benefit Moon Beam
9. MAC Cream Colour Base in Shell
10. Benefit F.Y.Eye Base

Seems easy, but trust me, it's not! When you enjoy putting on different makeup every day, according to your mood, your clothes, the season, it's really hard to stick to just a couple of things and use those consistently. I've been there, I've done that!
What made it so difficult last time is that I didn't allow myself to purchase ANYTHING before I had used up the 10 products and of course that didn't work out. That's just no gonna happen, ever! And even though I'm on a no buy for the duration of my maternity leave, I will still occasionally buy makeup.

So why these products?

The Nyx palette and the Catrice eyeshadow are already at a good point, I hit pan, they are everyday colors and I want to use them up because I have so many neutral everyday shades. 

The Benefit products - Erase Paste, F.Y.Eye Primer and Moon Beam - are getting old, they are excellent products, but they need to be used up.

The Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle and the MAC Lipstick in Intricate: I have backups of both of these, they are almost done anyway, so they can be part of Project 10 Pan as well.

The Stila Lip Glaze (it doesn't say a shade on the tube) is old, is almost used up, it just needs to go!

The MAC Cream Colour Base in Shell: don't ask me how I hit pan, I really don't know, I feel like I never use it! :-) I always bring it on beach vacations with me and swipe it all over my face, as lipstick, as eyeshadow, as cheek highlight. It creases like hell but I never care when I am on vacation! :-) Basically, I just want to use it up, I have other highlighters I like better and it just want it gone.

The MAC Dazzleglass in Funtabulous: I have soooo many lipglosses and I have been on a lipgloss no buy for severeal years now. So I have basically stopped buying lipgloss, but I also need to use up some of the many I have!

So fingers crossed!

I will update via Instagram, so be sure to follow me there: @_blusherine

Peace, Love ;-)

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"Mamma Mia": Behind the scenes with MAC Cosmetics

Knowing me, knowing you, a peek into the makeup world of a very successful musical, where it's all about MAC Cosmetics behind the scenes, that's us, right? And when the musical is "Mamma Mia", featuring all the feel-good-songs of ABBA, the Swedish cult band of the 70s and 80s, even more, right? Now who wants to come backstage?
I do, I do, I do, I do, I do!

MAC Cosmetics Austria invited a couple of bloggers to watch "Mamma Mia" last Thursday at Raimund Theater here in Vienna, and to talk to the makeup artists of the show beforehand. MAC provides the makeup for the cast, hence the access behind the scenes.

So off we went!
Like last year, when MAC took us to "Legally Blonde", we almost all wore black... :o) Mamma Mia! :-)

The other bloggers who were invited were:

 Am I missing anyone?

(okay, the makeup room sign could use a makeover as well...)

The makeup artists as well as the leading actress Ana Milva Gomes (second from left) answered all our questions and gave us an insight into the special requirements of stage makeup as well as the specifics for this show.

Ana even showed us what exactly she uses on stage:

Here's a peek at the many wigs of the show:

... and some of the makeup used:


Voulez-Vous know how the makeup is arranged on stage, behind the big curtain? 

The lipsticks are labelled with the actresses' names so they can switch up their lip color quickly between scenes.

Before the actual show started the MAC PR ladies kindly showed us what's coming this spring:

 I will definitely get my hands on the concealer duo, and if you know me, that would be NW25/NC30!

We also received press samples, so thank you for the makeup (and the music) ;-) MAC!

Mineralize Eyeshadow "Natural Vigor"
Nail Lacquer "Rich Kid Blues"
Lipstick "Light English Red"
Technakohl Liner "Metalhead"

So thanks again MAC Austria for a memorable evening at the theater, it goes down in the book!


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