Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 1/13/2018 1:20:00 PM

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I yet to meet a MAC foundation that didn't mess up my skin.
For the reference, I have a sensitive normal slightly dehydrated skin with dry patches on cheeks and forehead.

Pros:
- the foundation is very lightweight and looks like skin once applied;
- the best application technique is using the fingers (I love using fingers);
- looks radiant but not greasy upon application, didn't become greasy through the day;
- I don't need to mix two shades to get a perfect match, N3 fits me perfectly.

Cons:
- the lasting power is meh. Stays good for 5 hours and rapidly starts to wear off afterward;
- settling into fine lines as the day goes and moving around, mostly on my dry patches! I never experienced a foundation moving on dry parts of my skin;
- separates and becomes powdery even if I do not set it with powder and even if I only have one thin layer;
- gives me red rashes, not pimples, but a red irritated eczema-like skin.

Overall, I don't get the hype, and from my experience, I have no idea which skin type might enjoy it.


Lipstick -MAC -Nicki Minaj - Pinkprint

on 1/13/2018 7:31:00 AM

Finally, Mac has introduced The Pinkprint, a flattering lighter pink shade, to their Amplified range of Lipsticks.
Before purchasing this product, I had worn Mac Blankety Lipstick for years, mainly because the formula was so comfortable. However, I noticed this shade would appear with a grey-ish cast in photographs. The most flattering shade of Amplified Lipstick was a limited edition shade called Haute Altitude, which was in a collection about 8 years ago.
The Pinkprint lipstick is a much more wearable and wearable version of Creme Cup. The most recent Creme Cup I purchased is not used that often as I find the formula less creamy than I remember. The Pinkprint is opaque, so the pigmentation is excellent. The lipstick is creamy and moisturising - however it never bleeds and stains lips in the way that liquid lipsticks can. As the product is part of the Nicki Minaj range, the pearlised pink packaging is also attractive. I think this lipstick is only limited edition, so it would be great if Mac added this to their permanent collection.

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Misc Beauty Tools -MAC -Multi Formula Foundation Sponge

on 1/13/2018 7:09:00 AM

I have had this product sitting in the cupboard for a while. Today, I decided to try it to apply my Clinique Moisture Surge Tinted Moisturiser with the sponge. The first thing I noticed when I used the make up sponge was that my skin felt dry - as though the sponge had removed my face moisturiser. When it came to applying the foundation, the sponge blended it out to nothing and, in fact, absorbed most of it. As a result I was left with no coverage whatsoever. The whole purpose of the sponge was supposed to be to blend the product seamlessly. It failed miserably on that score. I have since tried the sponge with other foundations, again with a similar result.

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Lipstick -MAC -Mocha

on 1/12/2018 10:05:00 PM

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This was my attempt at a nude lip for my Indian complexion but I realized that I need something with a bit more pink. This is way too "orange" of a nude on me and not flattering at all. But that's why it's getting reviewed! Cause it's going in the bin!

Color is a very individual thing, though. In general, I like MAC lipsticks, and although there are matte lippies out there with way better staying power, I appreciate that MAC offers basically every gradation of every color under the sun and they're not that expensive. That's nice when you're looking for the perfect red, mauve, nude, etc. I also adore the bullet like tubes (I'm a sucker for retro chic.) and appreciate the price, which isn't horrible for a HE lipstick.

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Eye Shadow -MAC -Matte - Malt

on 1/12/2018 5:27:00 PM

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super smooth and creamy matte shade. I am nw20 fair with pink undertone. This is the perfect crease color. Its not too yellow on me or too dark its super natural. I couldn't find my perfect crease color because most of the tan colors lean very yellowy orange. This one is the perfect shade of a true light pinky beige shade. I prefer warm tone shadows that have pink in them. This is a must have crease color for light cool skintones. it blends so beautiful to my skin and gives me the best transition shade. i wear this alone on some lazy days when i just want a little definition and color on my eyes.


Moisturizers -MAC -Strobe Cream

on 1/12/2018 8:35:00 AM

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The moment I put on this strobe cream, I fell in love. It gave my skin this subtle glow when worn underneath my foundation and I was incredibly happy, until a week later. Now my skin is not prone to breakouts, but after I started using this product, I began to notice little bumps all over my face. Since I didn't change anything else from my skincare/makeup, I knew it had to be the strobe cream causing this problem. Had to let this product go, though it breaks my heart.

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Highlighters -MAC -Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

on 1/12/2018 6:53:00 AM

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i think if you are not so into highlighter but want to own at least one highlighter, this one is the best for you.

it is poppin but not to the point it's blinding, it just give you that nice subtle glow on your face. so i think it's nice for daily use.
but if being lighthouse is your forte, you can just built it up to 3 swipes.

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Pressed Powders -MAC -Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium

on 1/12/2018 12:37:00 AM

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I do like this powder, it's nice and finely milled - so fine that you can see little particles floating away when you run a brush over it. It is great for what I use it for - a setting powder and touch-up powder for during the day. Disappointed with the packaging...who does a powder compact without a mirror inside?? SERIOUSLY!? Aside from the lack of mirror, I'm pretty happy with this. Not sure whether it's got HG status with me but I'm yet to find anything better.

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Skincare - Face -MAC -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 1/12/2018 12:22:00 AM

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I bought this due to YouTube and I don't regret it! It really works to take away any powdery look and leave a seamless more "skin-like" finish to my makeup. I would not recommend using this as a primer since it made my foundation go on patchy & prolonged the drying time. It also is not meant to make your makeup last longer, that's why you use setting sprays like UD all nighter. I have combo skin & I don't find this making my oily at all. I know many people would just say make your own spray by using rose water, but I have and I also used the Mario Badescu rosewater facial spray. I can that they don't compare at all to Mac Fix+. I would highly recommend this product it's an essential & a holy grail!

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Lip Gloss -MAC -Patrick Starrr - She Betta Werrrk

on 1/11/2018 11:59:00 PM

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I will not repurchase


Skincare - Body -MAC -Care Blends Essential Oil - Grapefruit and Chamomile

on 1/11/2018 1:38:00 PM

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I bought this to help with dry skin however I found it did not help and might have made my skin a bit drier. It smells nice and feels nice but would not recommend to add moisture

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Eyeliner -MAC -Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack

on 1/11/2018 1:35:00 PM

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Love this eyeliner, stays on for an long time and doesn’t move!

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Brows -MAC -Fluidline Brow Gelcreme

on 1/11/2018 1:33:00 PM

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I love this! It stays on for a long time and doesn’t budge!


Fragrances -MAC -Velvet Teddy Shadescents

on 1/11/2018 12:37:00 PM

This is sex in a bottle. Smells so damn good! Not flowery or subtle, it's smoky and sexy and it just makes you want to curl up in it.


Lipstick -MAC -Mehr (Mickey Contractor Collection)

on 1/11/2018 5:03:00 AM

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Big fan of this lipstick.

I don't like pink lipsticks. Purple-toned lipsticks look straight-up BAD on my light olive skintone, I don't know why - but Mac Mehr looks good on me! It's rose without being too pink, and it's cool-toned without being purple - just on the right side of blue. And it's not too bold to be unwearable for daytime or the office.

As with all matte lipsticks, you should exfoliate and moisturise beforehand, or it will highlight the dry bits of your lips - that said, it's still rather smooth and flattering, even if you have dry lips (like me).

Staying power is quite good, especially if you apply-blot-apply-blot. Lasts through drinks and meals.

The smell is the classic Mac vanilla: mild, pleasing if somewhat saccharine, and you can't smell it once you apply the lipstick.

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