Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Breakdown - MAC Pro Student Kit

 
Last week, my MAC Pro student kit for LCF arrived, so exciting! I thought that there is probably a lot of people out there who have considered buying themselves a student kit, or are even considering going to LCF in the near future, so I thought I would make a post breaking down the kit to show you all exactly what I received. Now this is a kit specifically tailored to the FDA Hair and Makeup for Fashion course, but I figured it would be similar to the student kits MAC sell on their Pro website. So, let me show you what’s included! 


L-R - Face and body foundation in C1 and C5, Strobe Cream.


I would have like to have seen a couple more shades in the kit, particularly for darker skin, but i’m sure I can buy more shades with my Pro Card as the course progresses.
Despite not being able to use any of the kit for another 4 weeks, I was naughty and tried a bit of the strobe cream on my face. I’ve always wanted to purchase it after hearing what a great product it is, but with my student budget, couldn’t justify spending £22 on a moisturiser! However after trying it out, I am extremely jealous that I can’t use it on myself, it leaves the most beautiful, dewy glow to the skin. I would definitely recommend it!

L-R Full coverage foundation NC15 and NC45
L-R - Select cover-up in NW15, NC20, NW45 and NC50
Set Powder in Invisible

L-R - Sheertone blush in Pink Swoon, Powder blush in Harmony



Chromagraphic Pencil in NW25/NC30


L-R - Lip pencil in Redd and Spice, Eye pencil in Grey Utility and Engraved





L-R - Matte lipstick in Russian Red, Lipglass lip gloss


I have NO idea why only one lipstick was provided in the kit, seemed a bit silly. In the Kryolan part of our kit (Which I get in September) we get a lip palette, but I still think we should have been given a few more MAC colours. Four would have been a logical number, but never mind. Looks like another trip to the MAC store with my pro card in hand.




Despite the annoyance of only providing one lipstick, the lipstick they did provide is the perfect pin-up red. Please excuse my terrible, abandoned nails, they need a good grooming and coat of polish!



L-R - Zoom lash in Zoomblack, Fluidline eye-liner gel in Blacktrack


Another two products that i’m on the verge of stealing for myself, but only because these have been a staple in my personal kit for years and i’m running out of both. I might just have to swipe them and replace them before I start! Although I have recently changed to Zoom Fast Black Lash, as I love my lashes to be completely jet black. Maybe i’ll just steal the liner…



L-R - Pigment in Vanilla and Melon


Empty Pro colour palette with 15 eyeshadow pans


First Row L-R - Gesso, Grain, Brun, Carbon, Electra
Second Row L-R - Shroom, Omega, Patina, Black Tied, Amber Lights 
Third Row L-R - Brule, Cork, Satin Taupe, Shale, Humid


And last but not least, a pencil sharpener!


The kit overall cost me about £340, as I got a great discount with LCF. I think the kits normally are around £500, but you’re still saving a great deal of money than if you bought it all at retail prices. I hope this may have helped some of you, when I applied to LCF I scoured the Internet to find detailed information on kits, but couldn’t find anything!
If you have any questions. feel free to ask!




23 comments:

  1. amazing haul *_* your blog is very good and interesting. follow? im glad if you visit my blog, too <3 keep in touch!

    xx
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    1. Aww thank you! I'll be doing more product posts very soon so be sure to follow for updates, I'll take a look at yours now :)
      xx

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  2. First thing I noticed, your Amazing layout. I didn't know M.A.C made student kits! Awesome post!

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    1. Thank you! I did it all myself, I was pretty taken a back that I could actually do it, ha!
      MAC also include a Pro card with their kits, which means some naughty purchases in the future!

      xx

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  3. Amazing, I want this kit for myself! maybe I should become a student again...

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  4. wow I could only dream of owning all these MAC products! great post

    Good luck at LCF :)

    Sharna x

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  5. wow, that is a lotta makeup! seems like all you could ever need from mac, are these kits available for people who aren't makeup artists?
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    xx

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    1. I don't think they are, sorry! Only available to students/professionals with a MAC Pro account.

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  6. Oh my god this is like make up heaven, I am so jealous! But it is crazy that there's only one lipstick! Great post xx

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  7. I love your blog and have really enjoyed reading your reviews on the different beauty items. You've done an amazing job so far. Please check out my blog and follow?
    Amy
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  8. I would love one of these kits for my own personal use!

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  9. So happy for this, doing the same course this september and couldn't find anything on the kits x

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    1. I originally posted this as I encountered the exact same problem last year! Perhaps I'll see you around come September! x

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  10. Wowza,

    I'm shocked that this is all you get :s I'm starting in August and have everything here except the dark shades of concealer - def not worth me purchasing or at least researching exactly what our college MAC kit provides.

    Thanks for the info! x

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    1. Haha, I know right? I was shocked at the small amount of foundation/lipstick we received, but for the makeup classes we usually have a whole range of MAC products to use that LCF own. Just very annoying at first when you start freelancing on the side, but you will gradually build on what you are initially given x

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  11. Hi love the blog, I have a student pro card but I can't figure out how to actually buy a kit? I can't find any details on the actual Mac Pro website either. Please help me?

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    1. Hi, thanks so much!
      If you go on the MAC Pro site and click on the shop icon that if I remember right is by your account information, it will take you to the US Pro shop where there will be a section on kits. This particular kit won't be on there as it's specially made for LCF students, but they should have one similar. However if you are studying with LCF this year, one of the course directors will send you an email with all the different company kits that you will need with the order forms attached to download.

      Hope this helps you! x

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  12. How do u become a student? I'm an esthetics and I'm bout to graduate so I can apply for a pro card but can I by a kit w that or do i need to be a student?

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  13. Hello, i'm enrolling to do a make up artist course, but when i go on the site to try it doesnt bring up UK ? can you help xxx

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  14. Love your blog!! Did you do the short or undergrad course at LCF? I'm planning to apply, just wanted to know which course you did.

    XX

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