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Pressed Powders -MAC - Blot Powder

on 9/21/2016 11:12:00 PM



For reference, I have very oily skin with dry patches around my nose, and I have an Asian complexion. I've only used this product in cold-warm weather so not sure yet how it holds up in hot weather.

Oh my goodness, I cannot contain my happiness that I've finally found a powder that can control the oil slick party that is my face. For years, I had been using the Rimmel Stay Matte powder and I was relatively content with it; it was affordable and got the basic job done. However, after my most recent repurchase, I found that either Rimmel changed their formula or my face was just becoming too much for it to handle because the Stay Matte powder was only keeping me matte for 30 mins to an hour before my face turned oily, oilier than usual. Plus there was glitter in the formula when there wasn't any before and I don't like glitter in my face powder. So I decided not to use it anymore and find a better product.

I bit the bullet and forked out the extra cash for this MAC Blot Powder and gals, I have to tell you, it was worth. every. penny. It is 1000x better than the Rimmel Stay Matte powder ever was. This kept my face matte all day and even after about 8 hours, I still didn't need to reapply! I took my makeup off after that, so I don't know what the staying power is like after 8 hours, but I'll come back and update this review when I do find out.

I use the shade Medium/Dark but the powder is very sheer anyway and doesn't add much colour. I apply this with my Zoeva 106 Powder brush and it is very natural looking, doesn't look cakey at all. It also doesn't emphasise the dry patches on my face.

A little goes a very long way so I'm sure this whole compact will last me a really long time. But I definitely will be repurchasing.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Lip Liners -MAC - Beet Lip Pencil

on 9/21/2016 6:45:00 PM


My dad got me Beet (on rec'd of Facebook page) to go w my Viva Glam Ariana 2 Lipstick & it's not a perfect match but it is pretty, Beet is darker more Fuschia than Ariana 2 which is much more purple but hey I mean it's a decent match. It's just the color of borscht. Aptly named....I've always liked MAC lipliners. I think this one'll go well with Girl About Town too. "...Mikey, she likes it!!"

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Blush -MAC - Sheertone Blush in Blushbaby

on 9/21/2016 4:52:00 PM


I actually deeply fall in love with luxurious packaging (therefore I almost regret 80% of products I buy) - on the other side I find packaging of Mac products really ugly and unattractive. However for this baby I just can say - where have you been all my life? I was looking for type of blush which gives a natural color to cheeks without looking to reddish, pink, orange, brown etc. And the most important thing in my search was long lasting effect. Well, people, I've got it.
The funniest thing was that this nuance was my own choice and I am so happy now that I gave a chance to my intuition. I just went to a Douglas in Germany and asked local Mac lady to choose color for me. She proposed couple of orange*peachy shades and I said no, this is not for me, I am a cool gal. She insisted so I let her put one nuance of my skin and it looked so artificial. Then I looked at the counter and under unnatural light of the store all colors looked same to me. I kept looking and searching colors which might work on me and showed Blush Baby. The girl on counter said then *no way, this could be to brown for your complexion" . I told her to try and she was amazed how great and natural this color looked on my cheeks. It was not an immediate "sold in a second" decision, I tested it for 2-3 days comparing to other colors. Now as I said I am really impressed with myself:-)) how natural, fresh, long lasting blush I bought just listening an intuition. Hurra!

Eye Shadow -MAC - Satin - Shale

on 9/21/2016 2:24:00 PM


It´s a foolproof cool toned subtle plum colour that looks quite nice with my brown eyes. Unfortunately, i don´t find it really pigmented, so I have to pack it on quite a bit. I like to pair it with blackberry shadow in the crease, some subtle eyeliner and Mascara for a work-appropriate look.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Makeup Brushes -MAC - #210 Precise Eye Liner (Fine Point)


I love to get an eyeliner brush, Can anyone tell me how this one compares to the Bobbi Brown ultra fine eyeliner brush ?

Lipstick -MAC - Lustre in Lady Bug

on 9/21/2016 5:58:00 AM


A bright sheer red for everyday use. Doesn't have the wow factor, but can easily be worn in the office, for a subtle, professional look. Looks lovely on warmer skin tones. As expected, the longevity is not great, and re-applying is necessary after a couple of hours. It leaves a nice stain on my lips. I have always received compliments when wearing this shade.

Lipstick -MAC - Cremesheen - Fanfare

on 9/21/2016 5:48:00 AM


My everyday go-to lipstick. Perfect for work and all seasons. Doesn't dry out my lips.
Ideal for light, warmer skin tones (I'm a NC15-20) but I'm tanned at the moment (NC30-35) and it looks superb. I will buy it again and it will continue to be one of my staples.

Lipstick -MAC - Retro Matte - Ruby Woo

on 9/21/2016 5:42:00 AM


Stunning colour, really flattering on many skin tones but unfortunately, too uncomfortable to wear as it it drying out my lips to the extent they crack and bleed.
I will definitely buy the same colour if it comes out in another MAC formula.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Eye Shadow -MAC - Paint Pot in Painterly

on 9/21/2016 4:10:00 AM


This product fully lives up to the hype. An excellent eyeshadow which does not creep into lines or crease. Made my eyeliner (Bobbi Brown Gel Liner) last all day, it usually starts fading by lunchtime. Cannot recommend highly enough.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Lipstick -MAC - Please Me

on 9/20/2016 6:42:00 PM



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