(Closed) MAC or Sephora/Urban Decay?

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

For products I prefer Sephora mainly because they have many brands to choose from, however for makeup application I trust MAC far more.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

As PPs said, I like the variety of brands available at Sephora.  Both MAC and UD have wonderful shadows, but unless you’re a regular eyeshadow wearer (and want a variety of looks), I’d skip the Naked palette.  AND….if you want something *like* the Naked palette but a bit less expensive, Sephora has the Primal Instincts palette that has gotten quite good reviews for less $$ and has a matte black and matte dark brown.

When I thought I’d do my own wedding makeup, I watched a ton of YouTube videos and bought the Naked palette.  Now, I realize it’s wasted on me…I just don’t need that much variety.  I find I gravitate towards a few colours but really don’t need *that* many.  I’d much prefer a custom palette of say, 6.  Half matte, half shimmer and split between highlighters, midtones and darker colours.

Having said all that, I went with a MUA on the day of and she used only MAC.  I think she used All that Glitters, Malt and Blackberry.  Looked lovely! If you want to see, PM me.

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Love MAC eyeshadows; that’s what I wore on my big day!

 

Post # 20
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

I absolutely love Sephora brand products. I need to use oil free concealer due to acne problems.   Their eye shadows last a while too. 

Post # 21
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2013

MAC is great, but I must say that I am a HUGE fan of Urban Decay’s Naked pallette! I do a little bit of freelance makeup artistry, and that pallette is always by my side! The shadows have a smooth texture that adhere well, with good color concentration. be sure to use an eyeshadow primer if you have creasing issues/oily skin. I use the UD Primer Potion and my eyeshadow stays put all day.

Have fun whatever you end up going with! 🙂

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I definitely LOVE Urban Decay naked palette its gorgeous and their eye primer is great too. I like MAC products as well but I find that their foundation is wayy to oily for me and I will break out. I would choose Urban Decay over MAC because I think Urban Decay has more natural and less glittery color (in my opinion) and it photographs better. If you decide to go with Urban Decay I wouldn’t go to the sephora counter though because they aren’t really artists. Macy’s Urban Decay counter has people that are more knowledgeable.

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