Skincare - Face -MAC Cosmetics -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 4/18/2019 8:45:00 AM

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I love this. I can’t believe I waited for so long to try this. I thought all sprays were more or less the same thing. I’d tried the Mario Badescu rose water one and that was okay, it didn’t blow me away. I have dry skin, but I do wear powder all over since I hate being greasy after my moisturizer, sunscreen and whatever makeup I’m wearing that day. I love that dewy skin (not greasy!) you get after your makeup has been on for a couple of hours and this gives you that instantly. The powdery finish disappears and you’re left with a natural skin like (within reason, you can’t cake on makeup and expect this to take it away) finish. I can’t say much about makeup longevity since I don’t really use it for that.

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Pigment - Melon

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This is a great item and ideal to brighten up eye makeup that you realize became a bit too dark, for the night or a party. It does last a reasonable length of time, once applied.

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Eye Shadow - Charcoal Brown

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There is nothing bad to say about this. I’m trying to post reviews mainly for products that I used a long time and really like. This is among them.

With Patina or Omega it brings out brown eyes beautifully and yet in a subtle way. It is a good fine texture and very unique colour - has brown, taupe, grey, but not too much of any of those -

and I could not find a dupe for it - had to purchase it after a very long time of trying to avoid that. I like how much of an impact it makes with the smallest amount. You can build it up softly and blend without making it muddy or patchy. It also looks smooth, not cakey in any way.

I left this in another review but a great combo is:

Mac Patina, Charcoal Brown softly in outer v, Powersurge kohl in waterline and Estee Lauder coffee liner as a liner for top lashlins -

all work beautifully together to deliver a subtle but slight glam look - I got this combo from a video by Tanya Burr. When she puts it all together, you will see her eyes seem to become more amber and brighter.
I tried that combo with substitutes for any of those products but you need all of them in conjunction for that effect to work. She was SUCH a genius.
It has not irritated my sensitive eyes/skin, like most MAC shadows.

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Eye Shadow - Omega

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I like it to even out my eyelids. My eyelids are the colour of MAC saddle overall, but pink and brown in other areas, I mean overall they are quite dark but uneven, compared to the rest of my skin.

Even if I conceal (not too much) they have an uneven tinge which you wouldn’t think mattered much except that when I apply this as a base shadow lightly it totally evens it out and looks natural. This as a smooth wash (not a crease colour as my skin is darker than this) totally makes my eyes look better (bigger too somehow) without looking made-up.

If I use Blanc Type, Retrospeck, Ricepaper, etc as a sole wash prior to other colours or on their own, they don’t work for a real natural effect. Look either ashy or muddied.

This is colour correcting and the slight green-grey in it brings out my eye colour and makes my eyes look healthy, strangely enough. My green colour corrector doesn’t work for this purpose as well as this, because they blended it so perfectly.

It goes well with Charcoal brown, twinks, brun or embark as a natural looking contour/soften eyeliner for days I want to use subtle makeup.
Has never irritated my v. Sensitive eyes/skin

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Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Matte Lipstick - Chili

on 4/17/2019 6:37:00 PM

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If you are warm toned and light-medium, medium, or medium dark, then please stop what you are doing and go order this lipstick.

I have at least 25 different MAC lipsticks, but for whatever reason passed up Chili time and time again. Last week I finally ordered a tube last minute with my Nordstrom order. I WISH I had purchased this last year for Fall because it is the perfect autumn shade of red! I mean, I'll wear this any season, but it definitely screams October pumpkin spice latte to me.

I'm NC25 and I swear this shade brightens my whole face. I love a bold red lip, but what's so odd to me about Chili is it doesn't seem so bold. Most red lips demand a night out or a party or something dressy, and yet Chili doesn't seem so formal. Hopefully you understand what I mean. Like Ruby Woo is attention grabbing and sexy (can lipsticks be sexy??). Lady Danger is BOLD and IN YOUR FACE. Diva and Retro are vampy and femme fatale. But Chili is like nonchalantly saying "yeah I'm here, you see me, and you know I look good". It doesn't require a particular look or attire or setting. It's so complimentary to my skin tone that I feel like I could wear it with jeans or with a dress.

Chili is a matte, but it isn't as matte as Ruby Woo or Relentlessly Red (both can be drying). It's consistency is more like Velvet Teddy, Mehr, and Taupe. It spreads evenly and smoothly, is quite opaque, and doesn't require a lip balm, although you'll probably use one anyway.

I never thought I'd like a MAC red lipstick as much as Ruby Woo (which looks good on pretty much everyone) until I purchased Chili. If you're cool toned or very fair-skinned, I'm not sure Chili will be complementary. However, for warm tones, especially in the medium skin shades, this is such a great brick red that isn't too dark and isn't too orange. I believe Chili wouldn't be too light to wash out ladies with brown, ebony, and chocolate skin tones, but I'm not completely sure.

I definitely recommend! Wish I purchased sooner!

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Concealers -MAC Cosmetics -Pro Longwear Concealer

on 4/17/2019 1:36:00 AM

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I've found it! My HG concealer. After a 15 year search, who knew it would be this little gem? The smell of MAC foundations/concealers have always put me off (this smells chemically, a bit like paint thinner?) but I'm happy to oversee that due to how nice it is on my skin.

It's a lovely liquidy consistency and I use it for the blotchy areas around my nose and blemishes. It lasts all day, easy to blend and a singular pump is enough for what I need it to do. I'm a mum of two little ones and this is usually enough for me when I'm getting ready in the morning.

The foundation that I've used for the past 9 years is NARS Sheerglow in Punjab, and I got this in a NC25 which matches my skintone seamlessly - more so than my foundation haha!

Only downside is the pump :( but that's not going to stop me from buying it again and again and again!

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Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Satin Lipstick - Spirit

on 4/15/2019 5:22:00 AM

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Lovely natural color I’m quite tanned skinned and it’s not too light or too dark (I’m quite hard to please with lipstick). Goes on well and stays on well the only thing I would say is that it’s a bit drying so I put lipsalve on over it.


Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Eye Shadow - Arena (Pro Palette Pan Refill)

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This is a masterpiece. Balanced sheen of pale (but not pastel) peach that makes the whites of the eyes look brighter by contrast. Looks good in so many combinations. I haven’t been able to find a soft peach colour quite this flattering and useful in any other line.

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Powder -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

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The Mac Cosmetic powder foundation is a fantastic product to use on its own or just light handed over a CC cream or foundation. It works the best for me when I’m applying it with a Kabuki brush as it will give me a beautiful finish.

It won’t cover up any major breakouts that are red (or discoloration) under your eyes. Therefore, I love using concealer before using the powder foundation to even everything out.

If you have a bit of discoloration or just a few pimples, it’s ok to use on its own, and of course, if your skin is in fantastic conditions, you don’t have to worry about anything. (But I guess you wouldn't need a foundation at all haha)

I would say that skin types from normal to combo to oily will love this foundation, and if you have a dry skin type, just stick to liquid or cream!

To set the foundation, I would recommend going in with setting spray as the powder foundation, and the setting spray will melt together and look flawless.






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Liquid -MAC Cosmetics -Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

on 4/14/2019 11:58:00 AM

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I love this foundation - and MAC foundations in general! My favorite is Studio Fix Fluid but this one is awesome too! First of all, you can't beat MAC's shade range. I ALWAYS have problems with other brands so MAC is a god-send in this area. The Prolongwear Nourishing gives great coverage, long waterproof wear, which I love for the hot humid summers here, AND gives an amazing velvety, airbrushed finish that I love. I might brush a little setting powder and I'm good to go - my go-to in the summertime!

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Liquid -MAC Cosmetics -Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

on 4/14/2019 10:10:00 AM

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I thought this foundation/concealer mix near perfect, at first. Shade NW30 a perfect match for my skin tone. Applied with a damp beauty blender I had a satiny finish that lasted all day. Dotted under my eyes and blended this baby covered my dark circles perfectly, a perfect shade match to the foundation, obviously. Ever use concealer that didn't quite jive with your foundation? Ugh. No problem when your actually using the same product!

Then,,, after regular use, about 4 months in suddenly the product oxidized. In the tube! Turned a shade darker with a decidedly orange tint. For a product this pricey, AND in an enclosed tube, for this to happen so quickly I say shame on you MAC Cosmetics.

Ironically, I have gone back to Cover Girl Outlast All-day 3 in 1 foundation which is quite nice also, though the shade choice not as broad. Works just as good, no oxidation, also contains SPF20, and about 1/3 of the cost.

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Cleansers -MAC Cosmetics -Makeup Remover Wipes

on 4/13/2019 11:02:00 PM

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WARNING I have never posted a review before here but I felt the need to warn everyone. Do a skin test before you use these wipes. My mom bought them for me as a gift. They are expensive and worked pretty well to wipe my make up off. Two days after using these wipes I developed burns and red bumps and splotches around my eyes. This is day five and it is still itching terribly and if feels like a terrible sunburn. I have never had an issue with any wipes even the really cheap ones from the dollar store. My face is a horror show.

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Liquid -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 4/13/2019 11:07:00 AM

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Perfect for dry and sensitive skin. It is like BB cream but it is buildable so you can get medium coverage.

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Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Retro Matte Lipstick - Runway Hit

on 4/13/2019 8:12:00 AM

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I bought this after watching a video on Youtube by (somegirljess) on the Too Faced Peach Perfect foundation.. She has the same skin tone as me and similar hair color/ features. She put the look together with a coral blush and this lippy and I HAD to get this lippy. Its such a pretty look! I adore this colour! I dont normally get away with nudes or dry formulas, but this over a good balm is gorgeous on me its a light pop of coral that isnt over the top. And it lasts ages on the lips. You will need to exfoliate the lips first! New favorite lipstick. If you're around nc15 and have naturally medium/ dark blonde hair this will look gorgeous. I recommend checking out the video for reference :)

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Lip Liners -MAC Cosmetics -Lip Pencil - Half-Red

on 4/12/2019 4:09:00 PM

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Yes, Yes, Yes, & Yes.

I cannot believe I have been missing out on this my whole 28 years of life.
The color is absolutely beautiful, its perfect, its the color I have been searching for for YEARS, no joke.
I have always seen so many reviews and recommendations to buy "Soar" , which inst a bad color, it just never looked right on me. Half red on the other hand, is absolutely perfect, you can pair it with a nude, a pink, a mauve, its incredible.
You wont regret it !

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