It was really one of those events where it was what you made it. The anticipation and the crowd interaction is what made it fun and exciting. The collection itself, to me, was kind of average but the atmosphere was fun. I got an invite and RSVP'd for 8:30pm. We got there at ten till 8 and the line was already about 100 people deep due to the fact that MAC not only mailed out invites but, possibly to combat the economy, they also did an email blitz which sent the turnout overboard. They had anticipated a return of about 50% but they nearly had 100%. That equates to nearly 500 people waiting.
We stood in line for nearly 2 hours including the deep standing room only crowd once we actually got in the store. The manager and staff though were all fabulous and so helpful and sweet. They made sure that nearly everyone who came got in even when the mall management threatened to shut the event down. The store itself was like a sauna because the mall had turned off the AC. For hors d'oeuvres they served chocolate bow tie cookies, cucumber sandwiches, and mushroom and Gruyere cheese pastries. For drinks they served mixed drinks with gin and some with pink lemonade and vodka. I don't drink so one of my girls held mine for me *wink *wink.
After standing in that long line and gabbing it up with the staff I ended up buying only one thing from the line which was the Deep Blue Green pigment. The other items I got were from the Brunette, Blonde, and Redhead collection or general MAC; a lipstick called Frenzy, the Mineralize Finish in Gold Deposit, and a lovely orange blush called Devil. I'm contemplating taking the pigment back. I don't think I really need it. Heck, I don't need any of it. I think I just don't want it.
<~~~ Aren't her nails too cute? (Customer in line)
So suffice to say we had a ball. Unfortunately when I got back home I had a crazy sinus attack which kept me home from work today.
Crazy event with mad crazy spending. Last night's event just solidified in my mind that I need to go on a spending diet. I spent a $100 which was paltry compared to the $500 and $1,000 that others were spending. But, I plan to cut back on all purchases save for groceries, gas, and health necessities for the remainder of the month of February and possibly into March until my birthday. I don't want to start becoming out of control. I have way more makeup than I'll every use. I did have fun though...
Did any of you hit an event in your area?
Kamika MAC'd out