Lip Gloss -MAC -Spite lipglass

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I went into MAC originally looking to buy one of their new Oh Sweetie glosses, but I didn't get on with the shade I tried. I tried a gold coloured one but it was limited edition so the assistant showed me Spite and Lust. I preferred the look of Spite in the tube so tried it and was really surprised by how much I liked it. My friend liked it on me too as it was natural and didn't wash me out.
The formula isn't too sticky and lasts a decent amount of time for a gloss. I mean it does transfer onto cups when I drink and I have to reapply, but to me that's the nature of a gloss. If I want long lasting, that's when I go for a lipstick

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Makeup Brushes -MAC -133 Small Cheek Brush

It's a nice brush, which indeed is fairly small. It feels soft and gentle against the skin. I like to use it to apply highlighter to the tops of my cheeks, nose and under brow area. The brush is perfect for the purpose.


Primer/ Corrector -MAC -Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

on 8/7/2018 8:30:00 AM

I used to think, “Primer Schrimer” and just put foundation on over sunscreen.

Then I tried the standards: Smashbox, drugstore, NARS (I do like NARS...) and was underwhelmed.

I love this, though. My makeup really DOES look better and it is easier to apply. I don’t get the nose-forehead breakdown and I never get it seeping into my plentiful lines on my 63-year old face.

It’s $42 - one of the higher-priced MAC products. An application requires a single pump.

Test before you buy to see if it works for you.

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Skincare - Face -MAC -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 8/6/2018 5:22:00 AM

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I have heard a lot of compliments before purchasing. And the fact is it absolutely blows me away! I love the packaging as I love everything transparent and simple! I use as a primer and a setting spray. It makes my foundation last long smoothly!!! No word in earth can describe how I love <3

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Fragrances -MAC -Turquatic

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2011 version
notes: amalfi lemon, water notes, lotus, anemona, virginia cedar and orris root.

This is a lovely citrus-aquatic with soft lotus center and a warm cedary drydown. It's very refreshing, and not at all bracing like a lot of aquatics can be. Instead of going into faux-salty aftershave territory this fragrance takes just a few simple notes and turns itself into a head turner. I don't care for aquatics or floral-aquatics, and I reached for this thinking I was going to be eliminating it from my wardrobe based on genre alone.

I was mistaken. This is a delightful scent, perfect for the warm weather, and very much a keeper. Fully unisex.

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Concealers -MAC -Pro Longwear Concealer

on 8/5/2018 5:33:00 PM

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This is the best concealer I have found and I have tried a lot of concealers. I have dry, aging skin with redness, scarring, big pores, wrinkles, you name it. I bought this concealer to use under MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation and it's perfect. Nice clean pump packaging too, I put one pump on the back of my hand and dab it on with my fingers usually, sometimes I use a small concealer brush (always having used moisturizer, sunscreen and primer first.) It glides over my problem issues very smoothly and is perfect under powder foundation. Lasts all day. I will be buying this again and again!


Powder -MAC -Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

on 8/5/2018 5:24:00 PM

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I color matched myself for this purchase since my local Ulta stores don't carry MAC and there's no MAC store in my area. I have dry aging skin and I like the quick convenience of a powder foundation, especially in the summer. I picked NW34 which is great for now when my skin is a bit tan although it might be too deep for winter, but I generally need a creamy foundation then anyway. I use MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation over my moisturizer and sunscreen. It covers well by itself when I'm in a hurry but when I want to look extra polished, I use primer and MAC Pro Longwear concealer underneath. Either way I mist it with MAC Fix+ and sometimes an additional setting spray like UD All Nighter. The coverage is seamless and natural, not too matte but not illuminating either, just a smooth, natural finish. I really like it and will definitely repurchase.

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Lipstick -MAC -Mehr (Mickey Contractor Collection)

on 8/5/2018 9:52:00 AM

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Gorgeous, natural looking shade. I wanted to look slightly defined and flattering in both broad daylight and in photos and this went beyond my expectations. Mehr came in a Mac lip duo with Soar lip liner. Consistency is smooth and didn’t dry my lips out. Gives my lips a sexy sophisticated look and lasted several hours without touch ups. I even toom A four hour nap and when I woke up it hadn’t smudged or faded.


Lip Liners -MAC -Boldly Bare

on 8/5/2018 9:43:00 AM

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I really recommend this lip liner. I have small lips and I like to over line them only a little to enhance definition. The color is incredibly natural looking and flattering, as I have fair skin. It doesn’t look harsh or fake, and the consistency is very smooth. It blends into the texture very well. Flash photography and close ups don’t wash it out, either soI looked great on photo shoots.


Lipstick -MAC -Mocha

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I really love this lipstick. The formula is satin so it’s very versatile. I can put a lip balm underneath to make it look glossy and blot with a tissue to make it more matte. The color is great and works well with lipliners.

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Lipstick -MAC -Mocha

on 8/4/2018 11:17:00 AM

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I was at the MAC counter the other day looking for a peachy nude lipstick. The SA helped me find this shade. Love it! I have a lighter neutral skin tone. (I think). NC20 maybe. Anyway one of the reviews below described it as having some pink in the shade which surprised me. But I now think that maybe that’s why its a wearable shade for me. Most shades like this that look this brown in the tube look horrible on me. Brownish orange and ugly. But mocha on me is a beautiful peachy nude.

Also love the formula. Pigmented and glides on with full coverage. Love the satin formula for this lipstick. Instead a drying matte. But I’m older now and find matte lips uncomfortable and unflattering.

Not sure why this shade wasn’t even on my radar but so glad I discovered it.


Lipstick -MAC -Lustre in Hug Me

on 8/4/2018 4:52:00 AM

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I wear C3 in the MAC Face & Body foundation, which roughly translates to about an NC30 with light olive neutral undertones.

The best way I would describe MAC's Hug Me is that the colour is very similar to the infamous Velvet Teddy, except that Hug Me is shiny and sheer as it is a Lustre finish. Just like Velvet Teddy, I don't like wearing this without a lip liner as it can wash me out. This is a pretty flattering, slightly cool-leaning nude pink lipstick. As it is a Lustre formula it's quite comfortable to wear and glides onto the lips with ease. The trade-off is that this does wear off quite easily after meals, so expect to touch up (it is basically a lip gloss in lipstick format).

The reason I'm giving it only 3 lippies is that it doesn't really blow me away - there are other MAC lipsticks that I prefer on my skintone over Hug Me, so I would probably not repurchase this if I ever use it up.

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Lipstick -MAC -Velvet Teddy

on 8/4/2018 3:41:00 AM

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I wear C3 in MAC Face & Body, which is around an NC30 with some light olive neutral undertones. My overall colouring is high-contrast (I have black hair and dark eyes).

Velvet Teddy is no doubt one of MAC's most famous (if not THE most famous) lipsticks. It comes in their traditional Matte formula (imo still one of the best ones in the market), which goes on smooth and creamy with virtually no tugging. There is a *hint* of a shine to it, but otherwise true to its formula name it is just matte.

Velvet Teddy is tricky to describe. It's really a chameleon - I would say the shade is kind of a neutral beigey-brown. Because it doesn't lean particularly warm or cool, this makes it an easy lipstick to manipulate or use as a layering lipstick. My favourite way to wear it is paired with MAC's Spice lip liner. Personally for my skintone, by itself I'm not a fan - it borders on concealer-lips for me and is a little too nude. I need to line my lips with something darker so that it doesn't wash me out and just disappear into my face.

I enjoy Velvet Teddy for when I'm going for a nude lip. But there are other MAC lipsticks imo which look more flattering on my skintone, and don't need extra effort to make it look good - so I probably wouldn't repurchase this. If you're around my skintone or darker, I'd suggest trying MAC's Taupe or Persistence, or Toast and Butter in their Liptensity range. These shades are to us medium-skinned ladies what Velvet Teddy is to lighter-skinned women.

Also if you already own the MAC lipstick in Hug Me from their Lustre range, I would skip out on Velvet Teddy as they are very similar in colour, just that Hug Me is a shiny, sheer finish.

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Eye Shadow -MAC -Matte - Omega

on 8/3/2018 1:03:00 PM

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i know this is a popular eyebrow shadow for blondes or light brunettes but i use this daily and i have dark brown, almost black hair.I use it in the front of the brows and finish the tail with abh brow wiz in medium ash brown. I like the color of omega, its a taupe without any red or orange. It looks very natural and not too harsh. Ive had coquette and charcoal brown and those were a tad darker for how i like my brows. I dont like strong brows so omega is perfect


Lipstick -MAC -Matte - Honeylove

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It’s a gorgeous shade, to me it reminds me the sixties, I have medium skin tone, so little bit pale to me, but still wearable.

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