Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Mineralize Blush - Love Joy

on 11/17/2018 2:25:00 AM


I purchased warm soul and love joy together a million years ago before “the change”. Dark reds browns shimmery wonders of which warm soul was defoooo the darker - so I actually bac2mac’d it (before I knew it’d been reformulated; now I’m pissed cuz I don’t have a special item boo hoo). Not many pale review so here goes. I’m NW20 on a tan day. More like NW15 really. I’m currently wearing that (NW15) in Studio Sculpt. I even have gone to NC10 in pro longwear before it came lighter in NWs. I’m very red though and don’t like to counter it except nose area. My whole body is red and I ‘tan’ rose gold. Although I use many actives and I’m an SPF vigilante. Love Joy works for my pale arse with a feather light touch and lasts allll day. The reddish hue totally goes with my ruddy skin! I agree with another reviewer who stated it’s like a blush, bronze and highlight all in one! I have many Mineralize blush shades and this (and my vintage warm soul I discarded like a used Kleenex) is like so much more pigmented than ANYY of them it’s totally insane. It builds to clown territory so easily on me. If I do not use like a loose fan brush and barely swipe across top and then tap multiple times I’m a clown. I bought this BC (before children). It’s still a dome. My kids are adolescents.

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Eyeliner -MAC Cosmetics -Kajal Crayon

on 11/16/2018 1:05:00 PM


The Crayon is long lasting on the waterline, pigmentation is good. It did not smudge or fade in the 6 hours that i wore. Love the colours. If you are using for waterline only, it will last you long but I doubt it will last long if you use for the outer lid like crayon. The packaging is nice but one has to be careful whilst opening or you can snip the tip whilst opening.

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Powder Blush - Ambering Rose

on 11/16/2018 10:25:00 AM


I took a chance ordering this blush because I had not tested it in person. I actually first heard about t when a makeup artist named it as her all time favorite blush in her makeup kit. I loved it once I actually received it and tried it. This color is a beautiful and natural almost sheer strawberry color on my NC25-N30 asking tone. I applied it very lightly and gently built it up and loved the result. Its different than any other shade in my makeup case because I tend to go for peaches and peaches with slight pink. I have a hard time finding a pink or rose blush that works with my skin tone without looking clownish. However- this blush is absolutely gorgeous on and looked very natural when applied lightly. I think this could work for many different skin tones as I’ve seen photos of this on fair skin, as well as dark complexions and I personally have medium tan with yellow undertones. So it’s very versatile.

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Powder Blush - Springsheen

on 11/16/2018 10:16:00 AM


This is a beautiful color. I have worn Nars orgasm for over a decade, and can agree that this blush is the closest to Orgasm than any other blush I’ve tried. I actually think I prefer Springsheen because when built up it’s a tad peachier than Orgasm, which I prefer. Overall its a gorgeous peachy pink with slight shimmer. My skin tone is NC25-NC30, and like Orgasm , when I first applied I thought it was going to be too light and not show up. I had to give it a few swipes for the color to show, but when it did it’s beautiful. I like that you can really apply the color light or build it up. Really brightens the face. Beautiful especially for spring & summer.

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Powder Blush- Melba

on 11/16/2018 10:09:00 AM


Had to finally try this blush after seeing so many positive reviews, and I’m glad I did. My skin tone is NC25-NC30 (light medium tan with yellow undertones) This is a beautiful light peachy beige on me. I actually felt like I had to give it a few swipes for it to really show up on me, but when it did it was a very beautiful warmth to my cheeks. Brightens the face. I actually like that I had to give it a few swipes because I don’t think I can go overboard with this color. Very soft and natural looking. Highly recommend.

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Powder Blush - Sunbasque

on 11/16/2018 10:04:00 AM


This is a gorgeous gorgeous blush. I don’t know what took me so long to try it, but I’m glad I finally did. Its now one of my very favorite blushes. It’s a medium peachy bronze,with just the slightest shimmer that makes my face look sunkissed and warms up the skin. The shimmer is not to much at all, it’s just enough to add a little beautiful something extra. In the pan, and next to the other Mac blushes on the counter it doesn’t look exciting, but on the face this color is amazing. My skin tone is NC25-NC30. Highly recommend!

Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Matte Lipstick - Chili

on 11/15/2018 2:56:00 PM


A very special '90s-flashback matte rusty red that's still relevant as hell today. The only reason I'm not giving this 5 lippies is that orangey shades like this make my teeth look yellower than they are. It's not MAC's fault-- but it's the reason I only reach for Chili every so often. Other than the teeth thing, Chili looks fantastic against my light golden-toned skin and auburn hair. Would not recommend this shade at all for cool-toned ladies-- it's for yellow undertones only! It is the classic MAC matte formulation, so it is extremely opaque, does not bleed outside the lipline, and does feel pretty dry on the lips once it sets. However, it's not going to give you that parched, pucker-mouth look some matte lippies can.

Ultimately, I find Viva Glam I just a tiny bit more flattering overall, so I tend to prefer that one for my matte red lip look. For comparison, VGI is about the same level of "darkness" as Chili, but has more neutral undertones (ie, brown but not orange). But, if you have perfectly white teeth and warm skin tone you may absolutely FLIP over Chili!

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Powder Blush - Margin

on 11/14/2018 7:54:00 PM


This is the blush that replaced my warm soul!
I am nc20 c1 , Warm Soul(new formulation) was my all time hg but it was a tiny bit too orange and just not satisfying me anymore (packaging sucks too). First after comparing Warm Soul to Mac Peaches It looked a bit muddy on me which made it less natural. BUT I wanted a blush that had a sheen since Peaches is a sheertone and its basically matte and also the color is too bright at times. I had my eye on Margin because seeing the swatches online it had looked similar to Warm Soul (the old formulation). ive been searching up and down for a dupe of the old formula. Though i never owned it i was determined. Also, I much prefer the packaging on the regular blush line than their mineralize blushes so thats a plus.

Margin is a glowy beautiful peachy bronze with a tiny bit of rosy mauve. Its a lot more pigmented than warm soul without the yellow gold sheen and longer lasting on the cheeks. It also does not pull too orange while WarmSoul sometimes can lean a bit too warm which makes it look less natural. Margin is a neutral tone with a natural sheen that isnt gold or pink, just a sheen, its really natural and glowy. It blends like a dream over face and body foundation or just on bareskin. No patchyness. Also it can be paired with any look.

I guess i just went with the hype for warm soul and just never ventured out, i am so happy i did some research and found this blush, its what i hope the new formulation would of been. I use a stippling brush with margin and it never looks overdone.. No highlighter is needed with this blush. I reach for this when i am doing a full face of makeup for a nightout or special event It never lets me down!! for a more made up day time look id reach for Prism since it has no shimmer. They are both very soft on the cheeks and wont clash with any look.

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Primer/ Corrector -MAC Cosmetics -Prep + Prime Natural Radiance

on 11/14/2018 5:28:00 PM

I was given a couple of very generous samples of this product by a lovely MAC sales associate so have used it about 5 times so far. It comes in two shades - pink and yellow. I have neutral skin, but my best MAC foundation match is NC15, so I was given the yellow colour. I apply this to my skin with my fingers and give it a couple of minutes to settle before applying foundation. I find that my foundation applies well over this primer, whether I am using a brush or a sponge. All my other makeup sits nicely over this primer also. It doesn’t seem to give too much radiance or glow - my matte foundations remain matte over this primer. However, it does help my makeup to last longer and stop separation on my chin and mouth areas (which are generally my problem areas). All in all it is a great primer and I would purchase a full size happily, but I cannot give it a full 5 lipsticks as it is certainly not ‘radiant’.

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Powder Blush - Peaches

on 11/13/2018 9:19:00 PM


I gotten this as a gift with purchase on mac website for their singles day! Ive been wanting to try this because ive tried melba and felt it was too pigmented and clownlike. I am nc20 c1 so i am on the pale side. Melba looked like i gotten sunburnt and i like going heavy hand with blush. Peaches is less coral and pulls less red on me. Everytime i get a glance into the mirror i feel so youthful and just pretty with this blush on. Though too much ofcourse itll pull a bit orange so i do use a stippling brush with this!

My favorite hg blush WAS Mac Warm Soul. I can go nuts and it still looks good. Peaches on the other hand is sort of the same since its a sheertone and i can pack it on, though not as much because for me the mineralize line is not very pigmented at all. Anyways, this blush looks like it could be a dupe for the reformulated Warm Soul except it has no sheen and its not as bronzey. Peaches is def more brighter in color without gold shimmer. I tried to wear it side by side on both cheeks and i actually like how peaches makes my skin looks better than Warm soul side which pulled more muddy. I have the new reformulated version of warm soul so im guessing thats why? Plus i hate the new packaging of the mineralizs line. its so ugly and hard to open

I dont know if id repurchase since i got this as a gift with purchase. I do really like using it, its so easy to wear, lasts long and looks youthful. BUT i still like Margin and Prism a lot more since those are less bright and wont clash with anything else. The downside to this for me is how its more *color* than what i am used to. I only reach for this when i am wearing very minimal makeup, i dont use bronzer and let this blush shine on its own. With a stippling brush it can look very natural and sweet. I keep it in the apples of my cheeks. Low maintenance blush!

Lip Gloss -MAC Cosmetics -Cremesheen Glass - Boy Bait

on 11/13/2018 9:12:00 PM


The color is a nude milky pink with a bit of peach that makes my lips look innocent but also sexy. Its not so opaque that it will erase the lips but it just adds a very beautiful shine while enhancing the look of your natural lip color, Sort of looks like if i drank lots of water. Easy to wear and does not wash me out(nc20 c1). I much prefer this to the sticky/goopey Prrr Lipglass, its a lot more comfortable and moisturizing than the other glosses ive tried(ex. glossier, nars).

I would pair this gloss with a smokey eye or if i simply want a healthy nude plumped lips, it works without heavy makeup also! (Unlike Prrr). Itll work with pretty much any liner and lipstick that are nude. The only down side is the price and you get less product than a regular lipglass.

Dupes -
+buxom white russian without the plumping, less sticky and much better smell. I looove how mac lip products smell of sweet waffles.

+Colourpop fairyfloss is a close dupe also but boy bait is less milky and more flattering

+Nyx fortune cookie butter gloss. This is identical to fairyfloss

If you want a cheaper alternative, those are petty close.

Eyeliner -MAC Cosmetics -Brushstroke Brushblack Pen

on 11/13/2018 9:03:00 PM

This is perfect in drawing a thin line for begginners. Ive used the tattoo liner trooper by kvd. Stila stay all day both the original and the micro tip. I like the mac one the best. Heres why

Kvd trooper tattoo liner- not a true black, kind of grey . Dries out very quick. Brush is not as precise. But good brush style tip not felt tip. Fades throughout the day

Stila stay all day- too shiney of a finish, felt tip but lots of product and lasts longer than kvd but not as easy to draw a good line. It is long lasting and does not smudge or transfer

Stila microtip- same as above but with a very tiny felt tip brush but still not as easy to use as a brush tip.

Mac brushstroke- best of both worlds. True black and brush tip that is super tiny. Its the easiest to use out of all of these ive mentioned. I can use one hand to put this on and other hand holding a mirror. Thats never happened before. With this I always make a perfect line every single time. I suckkkkk at lining eyes before using this. I love love love this eyeliner so much. The only thing is that it does transfer a little onto my lower lash line on s humid day but i can easily rub it away. Some people might find this annoying. But this is so easy to use i dnt mind it. My Hg! Will def repurchase and recommend.

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Primer/ Corrector -MAC Cosmetics -Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50

on 11/13/2018 2:51:00 PM


Overall, a decent product. Pros: it's a lightweight lotion primer with SPF 50. The SPF is the whole reason I bought it. The texture is light, spreadable, goes on very smooth and doesn't pill. Huge bonus: this product layers so well with my other skincare products, and all I have to do is use this on top, and it does the job of 3 products in one (lotion/primer/SPF). Cons: like some other reviewers, I found that this product isn't the best at oil control and I am shiny by mid-day, so need to blot more and apply a bit more powder throughout the day. Having said that, though- I believe this product is meant as a hybrid product and lighter lotion, therefore is not meant to take the place or do the job of a heavy-duty makeup primer. While it doesn't take the place of a separate primer, the fact is that it's a smart, one-step solution with a decently high level of SPF, where one doesn't have to resort to using a heavy, greasy SPF product for sun protection. For that reason alone, I will repurchase.

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Liquid -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation

on 11/12/2018 7:56:00 PM


I had several samples of this product while looking for a new foundation. I have dry skin and I had real difficulties with this foundation. It sat on my skin like a mask but never 'set'. It felt greasy and made my dry patches really obvious. The coverage was both heavy and patchy. I am an NC13 and couldn't find a good shade match in the range either. Overall, a bit of a disappointment.

Lipstick -MAC Cosmetics -Velvet Teddy

on 11/12/2018 7:02:00 AM


Velvet Teddy has been my number one favorite lipstick for a long time !
Although now I prefer lighter nude shades for daytime (Jubilee and Honeylove), I still rely on Velvet Teddy for a darker nude, more defined lips for a night out. (Although it is not very dark compared with other shades like Taupe or Whirl)
It is a pink beige that's so flattering ! I absolutely love it. I think it compliments a whole variety of skintones.
I love that it is matte and has a great staying power ! And the smell of MAC's matte lipsticks is lovely.

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