Wednesday, March 25, 2009

I Can't Decide... MAC or Laura Mercier?

^ Laura Mercier MAC Love Rock ^

I've been seeing MAC's Love Rock from the Grand Duo collection all over the place.. online, in magazines, and in stores. Also, bloggers like Fuzkittie and Mona from Make Me Blushhh are tempting me to get the Laura Mercier Gilded Garden shimmer bloc!! Hahaha, a very good temptation though...

I can't seem to decide which one to get between the two. I'm also worried if I should even bother getting any of them since I just won the auction on ebay for the Jill Stuart Blush Compact in Apricot 06 ($49.99 heh)!! I know the Jill Stuart palette is not as shimmery as the Laura Mercier shimmer bloc and the colors are a little pinker and brighter. MAC's Love Rock is highly pigmented according to various reviwers and most people love it or hate it. I guess I'll have to check out the store to find out which one is more suited for me, or skip out on a purchase altogether! I'm keen on ignoring the latter choice but I did spend some money lately.. T_T

Somehow the two blushes seem a bit similar in a way.. both pink and both have shimmery highlighter shades in them. LM's Gilded Garden is more separated, giving you the option to choose which color to use and the size is bigger. MAC's Love Rock has two sides, one is like "mineralized" and the other is pigmented blush. What do you guys think, which one should I get? Do you suggest skipping out because I got the Jill Stuart blush compact? I'm not sure if the colors are similar..
Anyway, I forgot to post my "fashion of the day" picture from two days ago.. So here it is. Excuse the bathroom background! I don't have a full size mirror except this.. hahaha -__-;
I think this is the first time I posted my full face picture. I was too scared to post anything because these days colleges and companies stalk people's facebooks and blogs to find out more information. I applied for a leadership program in my school and they are known to "research" facebook pics to see what kind of behavior you are exhibiting outside of school!
So, outfit stats:
Purple sweater - UNIQLO
T-shirt - JCREW
Jeans - Hudson (purchased 3 yrs ago at SAKS 5th Outlet)
I just bought the Jill Stuart blush on ebay (as I mentioned before) and the seller offered to get me anything else I wanted from Japan and I requested Majolica Majorca Lash Expander (the basic one.. nothing special). I've been wanting to get those two items ever since I saw them featured in the Japanese magazine CUTIE. The magazine often does "what's inside your bag" spreads and these two items always show up!! I couldn't resist so now I'll be receiving them in 4-5 days~ I can't wait! I will definitely do a post on the two items when I get them.


beeyoutiful7 said...

hey love,

I'd say for now ? get the Laura Mercier!! That ones more prettier! LOL... That will also be my next purchase !! Im excited for us to try it !! LOL..

Cute outfit. <3

let us know what you end up getting!

fuzkittie said...

LM for sure! Haha, not only is it prettier on the outside, it is also glowier on the cheeks. I swear! The best glow you will ever find in a blush.

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♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

omgggggg the LM isnt even out here yet sob sob... what a dilemma... Id choose LM cos its so pretty looking ;) although im a MAC fan, you cant compete with floral LM design!!

♡ Nic Nic ♡ said...

more face pics please! <3 cute!

Gui said...

Love J.Crew,but Vancouver doesn't have it,crying.....