Pressed Powders -MAC -Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light Plus

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This powder always seems to emphasize texture/pores on my face that weren't there in the first place. It is not a matte powder, but it does not give me that skin-like finish described by others. It works well with a damp beauty blender under the eyes to set concealer, and I do like the shade (light plus) for my cool pale olive skin.

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Blush -MAC -Jeremy Scott Acoustica Cheek x3

on 2/16/2018 1:41:00 AM

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the packaging is awesome! very very well done. magnetic lid, big round mirror inside the lid. shiny black plastic inside (like you would find on a stereo display...you know what i mean?). detailing on the front of packaging is very cool, the back has that colour changing effect that cd's have (again i hope you know what i mean). the shades are not listed inside the palette because that would ruin the aesthetic, but a sheet is included inside with the names and they are written on the back. the 'box' the palette comes in is not cardboard, it is stiff plastic and all done up to look like the plastic that comes on a box of blank cd-rw's. seriously this thing is so much fun to hold and open and look at.

the shades inside are fine. they are nice. do they make me say 'WOW these are the best bronzer/blush/hl shades that i have ever used!'??. no, no they do not. but they are functional, pleasant, every day type of shades. i can use a fairly stiff brush with the blush and bronzer. the hl is the most vivid of the three but still not over the top.

i do think that this palette will serve me well in my day-to-day makeup. i probably would not use this palette if i were looking for lots of bling on the cheeks. but with the fancy eye look i have on today, this palette did a good job in preventing me from looking like a clown. i was particularly happy to see that the bronzer is not orange or red or yellow.. it seems quite neutral to me although i did not compare it against my other bronzers yet. the blush is a medium pink.

could mac and JScott have done better with the shades in this palette? i think so. some creativity and innovation to go along with the fantastic packaging would have been nice. as it is, it will do and i do like it. it certainly has a place in my collection due to both the packaging and its contents. but i think that some people would be expecting more from the product and might feel a bit let down.


Mascara -MAC -False Lashes Extreme Black

on 2/15/2018 9:43:00 PM

This formula is great for people with normal to dry skin. Steer clear if you've got oily lids because you will probably look like a raccoon in a matter of hours.

It's a wet mascara and lengthens beautifully. It doesn't add much volume but it could be worse. The best part about it is that it feels lightweight and holds a curl.

Overall, it's not a repurchase since there are way better mascaras even at the drugstore and they're like a third of the price.

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Mascara -MAC -Zoom lash

on 2/15/2018 9:39:00 PM

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This is one of the worst mascaras I've ever tried. It flakes, smudges, and the tube turns dry too quickly. It's already a dry formula, so when that happens it becomes truly horrid. If you don't mind a wetter formula mascara and want to try one from MAC, try their False Lashes or False Lashes Extreme. Either way, you should get samples before you commit to a purchase because MAC seems to be inconsistent with their mascara formulas.


Eye Shadow -MAC -Paint Pot in Soft Ochre

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I love this product, it works so well as shadow, concealer, shadow primer, etc, however it is a bit pricey for how small it is, although there still is a lot of product, at least 2 months worth I feel, (at least for me). I use this as shadow primer and sometimes as cream shadow, I love it so much, it's one of my only things in my makeup travel kit I take everywhere with me. Works well on my super fair skin tone.


Concealers -MAC -Studio Finish Concealer

on 2/15/2018 1:16:00 PM

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Erm.. Don't. Use. This. On. Undereyes. EVER! Looks flawless to begin with. The coverage is excellent. But you'll start to look like a wrinkley old leaf in no time. Even after baking with loose powder and applying with a damp beauty blender. Creasing can't be stopped. Save this one for your worst zits. It's amazing for that. I use NC42 which is an orange tone on me, as a colour corrector for my eye bags. Due to the very small amount I use, I don't experience any creasing when using under another liquid concealer. The packaging is very good. And brilliant for travelling. The coverage is pure magic.


Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 2/15/2018 10:26:00 AM

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Can’t believe I haven’t reviewed this foundation prior to today! I was introduced to MAC F&B by a MAC makeup artist. Had never heard of it, prior to then. I have dry skin, which can be flaky due to Retin A use. In my youth I had a bit of oil in my T Zone, but that is long gone these days. This foundation is amazing! If you are looking for light, dewy coverage that doesn’t cling to dry patches or emphasize pores then this is your product. I now buy on MAC Online as I can get the large bottle which makes this foundation a very good value. Fingers, for me, is the only way to apply this foundation and you need to apply in “zones” on your face. Start in an area such as cheek, apply, rub until you notice the tackiness and then pat into skin until set. Finish each area of face this way until done. On my skin this retains a tacky feeling for a few minutes but then sets down and I have never powdered and get about 8 hours of wear. This can be built up in layers if you desire, but be sure to wait until first layer has set before trying another. If you’re looking for a dewy product that evens out your skin but has a natural skin like finish this is worth a try. I do think due to its ingredients and it’s “film forming” properties that you should absolutely use a good oil based makeup balm or oil, to remove and use your other cleanser after, as a double cleanse. Wears well over sunscreen and moisturizer. The color N1 is good for my cool toned light skin. C1 causes a very green look on my skin, due to yellow undertone of foundation.

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Skincare - Face -MAC -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 2/15/2018 9:23:00 AM

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Yes. Try it. It does everything it's supposed to do. I'm oily, and this melts everything together into a radiant finish without causing makeup separation or breakdown.

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Lipstick -MAC -Retro Matte - Ruby Woo

on 2/15/2018 2:09:00 AM

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This red really makes a statement since it is so bright and matte. What sets this apart from other red lipsticks is it’s matteness, which also makes it a pain to apply. It’s extremely dry and not creamy but once I get it on it the lips it feels weightless and doesn’t make my lips look or feel dry at all, unlike every liquid lipstick I’ve tried. I always use a lipliner because of the application difficulty. I prefer it for special occasions. I prefer viva glam 1 for everyday wear and also find it more flattering on my medium olive skin. I really like this lipstick and it will last me ages since it’s so pigmented and long lasting so I don’t think I’ll be repurchasing anytime soon.


Liquid -MAC -Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

on 2/14/2018 10:14:00 PM

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This was my first ever "high end" foundation I purchased 8 Years ago, and throughout the years, I have tried many others, but always went back to this. Full coverage but not cakey . Looks nice in photos. The issue is , after having my bottle for a month, the shade is now orange and darker ! This never happened with my other bottles, so maybe MAC changed the formula . Disappointed. I have NW18 and it now looks like a NW25.

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Powder -MAC -Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

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Girl me and this powder are about to scrap. If you don't have your exact shade, it doesn't blend into the skin it looks like just straight pigment and everyone will know u got the wrong shade, it also doesn't control oil and is cakey. oh and its expensive, girl bye.

OH AND IT OXIDIZES. trash


Liquid -MAC -Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

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I bought NC25 a few months ago, honestly lol....I got shade matched at mac and I am super yellow, so i was like perfect usually NC's are perfect for my undertone and I want a medium-matte finish/coverage.
I went home and tried it out, I AM ORANGE GIRL LMFAOOO, all I thought was Alyssa Edwards saying to Coco Montrese ''look at fucking orange you look girl''. It doesn't last at all too, I only went to school and it was melting off my face, I live in Canada in -35 weather, and my skin wasn't even oily so why was it melting off, like I don't understand and girl it is thickkkkk it wouldn't even come out of the glass bottle you have to literally shake it onto your hand this 4 times before even a little comes out. I don't know, this foundation was a hot mess. Needless to say, i threw it into the garbage and only used it like 7 times. OH, also. It makes you break out like crazy because it is so thick. Like I like cake but damn girl. I recommend Milani conceal and perfect, keeps your oil under control, while providing a radiant finish and has olive+yellow undertones.. and its like $10 CAD


Mascara -MAC -Bold & Bad Lash Mascara

on 2/14/2018 11:46:00 AM

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I got this as a Select member after spending a certain amount. Probably would not have bought it on my own (given my lack of good experiences with MAC mascaras in the past) but this is a great mascara. I LOVE the mini brush for bottom lashes (also great for the very inner corner lashes). The regular brush is really good, too. The mascara is the perfect consistency, a bit liquidy, which is perfect for application. It is very dark and very lengthening. Doesn't do much for volume, but I use a coat of Benefit Bag Gal Lash first, which I think is a good complement. This one makes my lashes SO long but I do have to use a curler after. Probably wouldn't buy again because I prefer DiorShow but it's surprising for a MAC Mascara and I'm impressed.


Lipstick -MAC -Matte - Honeylove

on 2/14/2018 7:37:00 AM

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It's too drying for my liking, wasn't able to make it work on my constantly chapped lips. Even with the balm underneath it looked all crunchy and made me hate myself for a moment. BUT several times I've actually received compliments on my lip color so if only the formula was a little softer.
Pros: nice smell; nice packaging; not very expensive; pretty color; very opaque; good staying power
Cons: dry as hell
If you can pull it off just go with it & I'll be secretly jealous )))


Lipstick -MAC -Dare You - Cremesheen

on 2/14/2018 5:14:00 AM

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The best red lipstick and my HG for sure.I’m NW15 and usually I wear a lot of eye make up which doesn’t suit with your regular reds as Ruby Woo and Russian Red that are at least for me better with winged eyelimer and simple eye.I love make eyes heavily and need more of a glossy light lips.This red is perfect since with one swipe is light red with gorgeous gloss (perfect for summer),with more swipes it gets more color and it’s amazing vampy red if you pair it with dark lipliner especially.I love easy application just like regular lip balm,without having to use a brush or clean the edges with concealer and so on.It’s not drying since it’s not mat formula.It’s the easiest red lipstick to wear that gives you gorgeous finish,multiple uses (glossy,light stain if you dab it with fingers and even deep dark with lipliner),time saving and perfect on the go.I hughly recommend it.


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