Toners -MAC Cosmetics -Lightful Softening Lotion

on 8/19/2018 7:44:00 AM

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I am on to my second bottle of this and will keep repurchasing! It is a little on the pricy side (for me anyway, as I am a bargain hunter) but I have found it to be one of the few toners I have found that actually packs a punch with its ingredients. It does have fragrance it it which I generally avoid but I haven't found it to be irritating as it is fairly low down on the ingredient list. However I cover my eyes to avoid spraying it in them as that does sting for me. I think the packaging is cute and I love to use it as a first step in my morning routine as it adds some nice ingredients and a little moisture but doesn't leave a tacky finish that interferes with my other products.

*I have recently purchased the Andalou Naturals Illuminating Toner as it seemed like a similar product but was much better value for money. So far I like both, but the Andalou toner does have a cloying scent that I don't love. I still think the MAC one is my favourite in this category!


Concealers -MAC Cosmetics -Pro Longwear Concealer

on 8/19/2018 4:57:00 AM

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I have really bad dark corcles and in the past have found it really difficult to find a concealer that covers everything and lasts all day without creasing. I used to use the Revlon colorstay (the only drugstore one I could find in my shade) but it would crease after like 15 minutes despite baking it. I decided to switch to something a little more high end, and I came across this. This concealer has great coverage and does last pretty much all day whilst I'm at school, even though I play a lot of sports. Sometimes if I want a more natural look I'll mix it with a little moisturizer and use that instead, it has less coverage but the wear time is the sane and it makes it look like you aren't wearing any makeup.

If I could change one thing about the product I would probably change the packaging, as I have a few issues with it. Firstly, the fact that it comes in a glass bottle worries me as I am generally an extremely clumsy person. I travelled with it recently and carried it in the box it came in to avoid it cracking. Second, the pump. A lot of people have been saying that it dispenses too much product, but in my experience if I press lightly and only take out a 'half pump' that works perfectly. The issue I have is that it means I have to get it on the back of my hand and use my fingers to apply it which means more cleanup time after, this is not ideal because I'm generally doing my makeup in a rush in the morning before school. The Revlon concealer I was using before was bad product-wise, but I preferred it's doe foot applicator because it made the process a lot faster and less messy.

Overall, once I finish this bottle I probably will be repurchasing it despite the price tag. It does what it claims and the bottle lasts a really long time, as you only need like a drip each day. I know it works for me, plus Mac has a huge shade range which makes it a lot easier for me. With my sounds tone, it can be difficult to find matching face products but Mac does a great job accommodating everyone which is lovely.

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Powder Blush - Peachykeen

on 8/18/2018 8:04:00 PM

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My everyday brush, beautiful muted pink shade with tiny golden glitter specks.
I’d say it can look good on almost any skin tone.
However does not last on my skin for too long... and glass on my packaging popped off only after couple weeks of use;(

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Satin - Discrete

on 8/18/2018 6:32:00 PM

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After all these years, I "lucked" onto what seems to be an authentic compact of Discrete, and better still, I HAVE FOUND A DUPE!

The dupe is Coastal Scents' "Sand Dune:"
https://www.coastalscents.com/products/hot-pot-sand-dune

Both Discrete and Sand Dune are a light greyish "pearl" color; a beautiful and unique cool neutral.
I can scarcely tell them apart when they're swatched.
Sand Dune is actually smoother and better pigmented than Discrete, and may have a tiiiiiny bit more shimmer, but as far as color goes, they're practically identical.
Since my Discrete is used, I don't know if I'll have the nerve to actually apply it to my lids, but it's a lovely color that I'm very gratified to finally own.
Some people have likened Discrete to MAC "Shroom," but I can't agree; Shroom is lighter and much warmer.

I indicated that I would repurchase Discrete, but since it's long since discontinued, I probably *couldn't* find it again.

However, I like the color enough to gladly repurchase its dupe when the time comes.

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Mascara -MAC Cosmetics -Extended Play Gigablack Lash

on 8/17/2018 5:03:00 PM

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$19 feels ridiculous for mascara - but I’m telling you, this is fantastic!

One coat is natural, two enhances and three competes with the super lash mascaras on the market.

Only this does.not.budge. Until you take it off. Which is easy with a wipe.

The brush is small - which works perfectly for my gray short lashes. No goop upon application. No flakes or smudges under the eyes.

Great for mature ladies with hooded eyes!!!

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Crème -MAC Cosmetics -Mineralize Foundation

on 8/17/2018 11:37:00 AM

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The foundation feels very balmy and rich, which should suit the skin on a dry side best. I have combination skin prone to oiliness in the T-zone, and yet I absolutely love the product. It provides a very glowy natural looking finish. The application is quite easy if you use the sponge that comes with the product; worked better than beauty blender or brushes I've tried. I do need to set the foundation well, and I'd still occasionally end up being shiny on the cheeks and forehead, yet I still like the overall effect. The foundation has SPF15 which is quite good too.
If you are on a look out for something more mattifying or with good coverage, skip this one.

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Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Love Drought

on 8/16/2018 10:50:00 PM

This lipstick came in the MAC Nude Lip Trio. Being the nude lip fanatic I am, I was excited to try this out. Unfortunately, it is a soft, rosy plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. I would not describe this as a nude and I feel like the metallicness of it can be unflattering on most people. I will not purchase.


Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Retro Matte - Ruby Woo

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Ruby Woo definitely the best red lipstick ever!! I have tried other reds from MAC - Relentlessly Red, Lady Danger and Flat Out Fabulous, I still think Ruby Woo is the best!

Comparing to other MAC matte lipstick, Ruby Woo is a bit dry. But it is not that flaky on the lips or give me streaks. It still apply on my lips nicely and stayed on quite long throughout the day. probably need a bit touch up here and there but it is alright.

I am leaning more towards liquid lipstick now, but any shades that i see in red liquid form i can't help but to compare it with Ruby Woo. I stopped buying any red lipstick at the moment but in the future if i am not satisfied with any other red lipstick i would probably go back to buying this color. If there is ever a TOP 5 MAC makeup product must have, this should be in it!


Powder -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

on 8/14/2018 8:47:00 PM

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I started using this with my Kat Von D foundation after I ran out of translucent powder and it was awful. It just added weight to my face and after a couple hours with my makeup on it just started to look super cakey. Anyway, one day I was in a hurry and didn’t want to use foundation so I just use the powder by itself and OMG it’s amazing. It actually has nice coverage which is why I think it looks horrible with a full coverage foundation so overall I think is a good product, you just have to know what products work along this one.

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Mascara -MAC Cosmetics -Haute & Naughty Lash

on 8/13/2018 9:06:00 AM

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Yes one of the best


Lip Gloss -MAC Cosmetics -Lipglass in Prrr

on 8/12/2018 11:56:00 PM

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So pretty!Great pigment!The perfect pink!

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Mascara -MAC Cosmetics -Zoom Fast Black Lash

on 8/11/2018 11:20:00 PM

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This is the worst mascara I’ve ever used. The formula is so wet and runny. When I apply it, it runs into my eyes and starts stinging. So painful. Once my eyes water, the mascara starts running and I start to look like a raccoon. The brush and formula is nothing impressive - nothing that hasn’t been done before. The length and volume is average - nothing fancy. For the pain, price and results, I’ll have to pass. Not worth it.


Concealers -MAC Cosmetics -Pro Longwear Concealer

on 8/11/2018 10:10:00 AM

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This used to be my favourite concealer (until tarte shape tape beat it). I still love it, i use it quite often still on days when I just don't feel like wearing the heaviness of the tarte concealer. You get a lot of product for the price, and a little bit goes a super long way. Just wish the pump didnt squirt out so much product!

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Bronzers -MAC Cosmetics -Mineralize Skinfinish in Sun Power

on 8/10/2018 11:42:00 PM

I love this! My best friend gifted this to me and even though it's a skinfinish powder, Sun Power makes a terrific "sun-kissed" blush.

MAC products are pigmented and this is no exception. The shade reads as a natural, bronze-y red-orange with a finish inbetween matte and satin. What I like to do is swirl my blush in the pan and then swirl the excess onto my arm before applying it to my face. Even though I use this as a blush, the powder is lightweight and finely milled, avoiding cakeface and has a second-skin finish. Really natural, and inimitable with other products.


Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

on 8/10/2018 10:01:00 PM

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Worst lipstick I ever tried. Drying af and impossible to remove. Rubbish

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