Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 3/12/2018 4:33:00 PM


This is one of the best foundations, certainly the best by MAC and my absolute go-to foundation in summer. I’m normally NC25-NC30 so I go between C3 and C4. It gives light coverage, perfect match with skin, quite sheer texture but still evens out the skin perfectly. I like the plastic bottle packaging, easy to adjust the amount you need and easy to carry around. You need to shake it well each time you use it.

This is how I apply: only with hands, I warm a good amount between my fingers. I spread it onto my face, including eyelids and undereyes with light circular motions and this way it sets instantly. It’s sticky at first, but once it dries it stays put. No need to set it with powder, I only apply a mattifying powder on the t-zone. I apply it over my sunscreen and it doesn’t clog up or make your skin feel heavy. You need to wash your hands with soap as it doesn’t remove easily.
In the evening I massage cream cleanser and wipe it off with micellar water to remove it.
I buy the larger bottle and it lasts for a very long time, also great value for money. For reference, I’m 41, have normal skin that tends to be oily in summer and I’ve been using this foundation for more than 10 years.

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Eye Shadow -MAC -Velvet - Contrast

on 3/12/2018 11:03:00 AM


It's very pigmented but it's velvety finish makes it easy to work it. It is very Easy to make smoky eye with contrast: I like to pair it with deep truth and freshwater for a blue smoky eye. It also works very well as a solo eyeshadow, it compliments brown and hazel eyes the best as it has some blue undertones.

Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 3/12/2018 5:20:00 AM


I love the formula and the way it sits on my skin. Unfortunately, there is no matching shade available for me during the winter. I have very pale skin and a neutral skin tone, and the lightest foundation is just too pink. The alternative is the second lightest and it is too dark (a bit too yellow too). However, I can use it for some part of the summer before I get some actual tan going. I think it’s very sad, since I do love the formula. It’s moisturising and does not hide my freckles.

Concealers -MAC -Studio Waterweight Concealer - NW20

on 3/11/2018 2:23:00 PM


I bought this product because I’ve heard alot about the good coverage this product gives. The first time I tried it, I was really happy with the coverage. I have dark circles and this covered it up pretty good. I like the texture as well. You don’t expect a liquid concealer to have tis much coverage. Unfortunately, the one thing I don’t like about it is that it creases really fast. I’ve used it a bunch of times now and have set the product with different powders, with a brush or beautyblender but it still creases. Except from the creasing I do like this product but you have to set it with a good powder!

Lip Treatments -MAC -Lip Conditioner (tube)

on 3/11/2018 12:53:00 PM


I just love it. Pure lip balm gorgeousness.

Lip Gloss -MAC -Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Lipglass

on 3/11/2018 11:52:00 AM


This was purchased along with the matching lipstick. Even though I do Not like lipglass to wear alone its always purchased for the cause. So I wear it with the matching lipstick occasionally. It is however gorgeous and definitely nothing else like it.Its a cherry pink-red with glitter that is Not overpowering.Making it age appropriate for us ladies over 35,40 years old but still hot.When worn with the matching lipstick it gives a Wow factor. I am sure you could also wear alone with a lip pencil and look awesome as well.

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Lipstick -MAC -Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson lipstick

on 3/11/2018 11:46:00 AM


Truly universally flattering and just gorgeous. Its a raspberry fuschia meaning it is less red based which I love. A lot of times Fuschia colors pull too red and Not enough pink. I honestly was thinking to myself I do Not need any more pink lipstick but this color is different from any I already own. I get compliments from Men(straight) and women. I mention the men part because if a straight man notices your lip color you know its a "winner" as that it Not something most men take notice of.It last about hours before fading and leaving a nice stain. Its Not drying like a Ruby Woo or Candy Yum Yum which is a plus. I wear it alone mostly with the Mac Nightingale lip pencil or sometimes with the matching lipglass. My sister's hubby saw it and liked it as well. So went out and bought her some for Xmas. Now she wants the matching lipglass so here I come Ebay.I have family from the palest complexion like Nicole Kidman to brown like Angela Bassett. The color looks good on all of them.I hate when items like this are LE such as with Rihanna. Ladies over 35,40 you can rock this without seeming like you are trying to be a teenager.

Lip Liners -MAC -In Control

on 3/10/2018 4:30:00 PM


This has become one of my all-time favorite lip liners. It helps even out the color of my lips and is pretty enough to wear on it's own. This liner lasts all day, even through a meal. Like all liners, it's not exactly moisturizing, but it applies fairly creamy.

Liquid -MAC -Pro Longwear Foundation

on 3/10/2018 4:49:00 AM


I have been a die hard Double Wear girl for at least 15 years I’ve tried others but always go back to DW in ivory beige. That was until I tried Mac Pro longwear foundation in NW 22.....I was given this as freebie from a friend and when I looked at the bottle I thought it would be too dark I was pleasantly surprised. This foundation glides on beautifully gives great coverage and is buildable the colour settles perfectly on my skin and I don’t feel like I have a heavy foundation on. It lasts all day and doesn’t need touched up but when I have it’s gone on great and there is none of that dirty look that sometimes happens when you try to apply over the top of your DW.

I apply with a brush and add a little of the Mac strobe cream under it to my cheeks to give me a bit of lift. The other day I thought I’d put on my DW as a change and it felt so thick and un natural on my face. The Mac doesn’t sit in lines or cake which I noticed the DW did do when I used it the other day.

I came across this foundation by chance but I definitely think at 42 this very slightly lighter consistency foundation is better for my very slightly aging skin. It’s cheaper than DW too which is an added bonus.

Lipstick -MAC -Amplified Creme - Morange

on 3/10/2018 4:39:00 AM


My first orangey lipstick. Looks amazing on me, if you believe my friends and fiance. I'd say it's a mix of red and orange. Try it in a MAC store if you can. It won't suit everyone. But then, wear whatever you want. As long as you feel good with this beautiful color, wear it.

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Blush -MAC -Coppertone

on 3/9/2018 9:54:00 AM


Lovely flush of peachy brown color. Really gives my face a nice glow and I love it. The best part is that it's matte. Probably my favorite blush and I will continue to repurchase.

Highlighters -MAC -Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle

on 3/9/2018 5:41:00 AM


Probably one of my favourite make up products (I have tons).. It gives you this beautiful finish and makes you glow, I almost feel like a celebrity when I have it on. It also reflects the light beautifully when you take pictures and makes you glow like an angel!
I wear very minimal make up during the week so for me it is more for weekend/going out when I have a full make up on. It might be a little bit too intense for even day wear, I would rather recommend benefit high bean for during the day/natural finish but again it depends what look you are going for.
I also use it as eyeshadow for under brows which makes a beautiful transition for smokey eyes. I had it for almost 2 years now and there is still plenty left, defiantly worth the investment.

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Powder -MAC -Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

on 3/9/2018 5:22:00 AM


I have been using this product since I first got into makeup in my teens. I'm 21 now and love it just the same, albeit for different reasons.

I used to apply this all over my face with the puff and it would look powdery and flat. It was definitely noticeable. The lasting powder was good, but perhaps those with oily or combination skins would suit this more as a full-on foundation - it did not compliment my normal-dry skin at all.

I use this as a setting powder now. I still use the puff but find that a brush works just as well as long as you're not packing on the product. A thin layer all over the face is good and provides a demi-matte finish. It also provides some nice colour and evens out my skin, which works great considering I never wear foundation (I know this is technically a foundation, but like I said, I don't use it as such!) - I wear the Studio Finish concealer under my eyes, around my mouth and on my forehead, and then apply this to set, before applying another thin layer all over to avoid any shine throughout the day.

Will continue to repurchase.

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Lipstick -MAC -Cremesheen Lipstick - Pure Zen

on 3/9/2018 5:01:00 AM


Pure Zen is a fabulous everyday peachy nude. I don't usually like glossy lipsticks, but this formula seems to be the exception: it leaves your lips looking moist and plump rather than exceedingly shiny and sticky. I've tried other Cremesheens in the past and did not like them - so much so that I would actively avoid this finish - but Pure Zen performs really well. I only need one or two swipes for a polished, pretty, non-sticky look.

I'm a big fan of Kinda Sexy (Matte), and Pure Zen seems to be a slightly sheerer, glossier, and natural version of it, which is perfect for when I want a peachy nude that imparts good pigment but requires less maintenance. I usually wear my lipsticks on top of a red lip tint to give them an extra kick, which basically mimics more pigmented lips, and Pure Zen, despite not being completely opaque (Cremesheens are described by MAC as medium buildable coverage), still looks good on top of it.

MAC NC25-30 for reference.

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Lipstick -MAC -Matte - Kinda Sexy

on 3/8/2018 6:53:00 PM


This lipstick is amazing! On my NC25-30 complexion, Kinda Sexy borders on a nude but not quite. It's the perfect soft vintage peach that I imagine would suit a lot of skin tones. The colour really brightens up my face, especially when I'm feeling dull and sallow - it's the perfect pick-me-up. Sometimes I want Kinda Sexy to be a true peachy nude, so to make it lighter I add on a bit of Fleshpot, blend with my finger, and I'm good to go.

This is the first Matte lipstick I've tried from MAC so I can't comment on how this particular shade fares in comparison to others of the same finish. What I do know is that it's incredibly long-lasting - of course, all lipsticks that aren't stains or matte liquid lipsticks have to be reapplied after a meal, but this holds up fine through light refreshments.

Does leave that annoying white residue at the innermost part of your lips, but I don't think that's a problem specific to this lipstick. It's also easy for this lippy to look caked on or as if it's settled into the lines of your lips, but what I do to remedy this is blend the lipstick in with my finger all over after a light application from the bullet, whether or not I've mixed it with another colour, making sure to blend the edges/liplines, too. This just makes everything look a little less harsh. Application is best this way - you can intensify the pigment layer by thin layer rather than packing on the colour all at once.

I wear Kinda Sexy pretty much every day. Love it and hope it's never discontinued.

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