Eye Shadow -MAC -Frost - Satin Taupe

on 11/16/2017 11:22:00 PM

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The texture is very soft and the pigmentation is awesome. Not much fallout either.


Lipstick -MAC -Cremesheen - Fanfare

on 11/16/2017 7:44:00 PM

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I’m between fair and tan, it changes depending on the day, location, my mood (it’s weird, i know), but this colour seems to always just match me. Almost like it’s adjusting to me.
This is my first MAC lipstick, and I’m so lucky to have found the perfect colour for my skin. Will definitely repurchase.
I tend to have dry lips, so I’d usually apply lip balm -> sunscreen -> wait a while, then lipstick. It may not be the best idea nor it’s long lasting, but I’ll just re-apply it throughout the day if needed.

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Lipstick -MAC -Patentpolish in Pleasant

on 11/16/2017 6:42:00 PM

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Like the previous reviewer, I picked this up as my MAC Select anniversary gift. I was torn between this shade or Ruby but as they were sold out of Ruby, I chose Pleasant (dilemma solved). This is an interesting product. It's not really a lipstick nor is it a gloss (it's not sticky/thick like MAC Lipglass, for example). It delivers a nice, natural hit of "MLBB" colour and the format is nice since I can swipe this on without a mirror, much as I'd do with a lip balm. With "chapped lip" weather approaching, it's nice to have that option. The price for this was excellent (as it was free) but I'm not sure if I'd actually buy it at full price - $20 here in Canada.

Okay - having used this for 4 or 5 days, I've really come to like it. The shade is lovely - a pinky-red that isn't too bold looking but still brightening - and it feels really nice and hydrating. I may actually purchase another one or two of these as I find them really quick, easy and practical.


Lipstick -MAC -Viva Glam V

on 11/16/2017 12:55:00 PM

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I'm torn about this. I love love love the color. It's so flattering and easy to wear. But the formula for me is too dry. It lasts about 5 minutes on my lips, looking perfect. Then it becomes a chalky dry mess accenting every scrap of dry skin. Then it literally vanishes within 15 minutes! I don't know where it goes. I'm not drinking a beverage or anything. It just soaks into my lips and leaves them very dry. I really wish I could wear this but I can't. Anyone know of a similar shade with a more creamy formula?

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Eye Shadow -MAC -Veluxe Pearl - Coppering

on 11/16/2017 1:37:00 AM

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Love this with a dark warm brown in the V. Definitely one of my favorites.


Eye Shadow -MAC -Frost - Satin Taupe

on 11/16/2017 1:35:00 AM

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If there was only one shadow I could buy from MAC ever again, this would be it. On me it's definitely more brown but it has a purplish tint. It's just so pretty.

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Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 11/16/2017 1:33:00 AM

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Nice foundation, especially for someone (like me) that wants a no-fuss foundation that looks nice on your skin but feels weightless. I've always hated the feel of foundation on my face. This is light, water-based, and gives a satin finish. It's also long lasting (on me at least). It is on the sheer side, and is buildable to medium coverage (definitely not full though). For reference, i have dry, mature (40s), sensitive skin, with a few obvious sun spots, some fine lines (but not a lot), and slight redness in areas. I use the N2 color which is my closest match, and even though the "n" is supposed to be neutral, it leans slightly warm. The only con I would say is that this foundation does slightly exaggerate the texture issues I have around my mouth/nasolabial folds, but not in a horrible way. Be advised though that this does contain butylene glycol (MAC Pro longwear concealer does as well), if you have issues with that ingredient.

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Eye Shadow -MAC -Deep Damson Pro Eyeshadow

on 11/16/2017 1:29:00 AM

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Pretty matte burgundy. I like to wear this on the outer V with Expensive Pink or Naked pigment, colors like that. Mine is very pigmented I'm not having the issues others did.

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Eye Shadow -MAC -Veluxe Pearl - Antiqued

on 11/16/2017 1:22:00 AM

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So pretty, it's one of my favorite shadows. It's kind of like mulch but better, a bit more red/copper. Goes on the lid well too.

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Fragrances -MAC -Ruby Woo Shadescents

on 11/16/2017 1:11:00 AM

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I don't normally like traditional perfumes but I love this one. I got a free sample with my purchase so I picked this since it had leather, cherry, etc. which are usually my favorite. On me it smells woody, almost green like but the leather keeps it from going overboard. I can smell the other notes after a while. This is so unique and hard to describe, I just know that I love it.


Lipstick -MAC -Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour

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Well... long story short, for me these are just perfect. If there were more shades of these, I think I wouldn't be wearing anything else. Don't get me wrong, I believe there are other great matte lipsticks in the market. But I'm a mac junkie, so...
These lipsticks are very opaque (true full coverage) and they do last for hours. They look fabulous! I'm a teacher and wear them every day, and although I speak all day long, at the end of the day they have just started to break where my lips touch. No flaking, no colour bleed.

On the downside, be warned that some shades turn out much darker than they look in the little jar of theirs when they dry, so better go try them on and avoid blind buys, just to be on the safe side (21$/25€ is a lot of money for a lipstick, let alone one you won't wear). Also be sure to moisturize your lips before applying. Can be removed VERY easily with a few drops of cooking oil!

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Liquid -MAC -Pro Longwear Nourishing Waterproof Foundation

on 11/15/2017 8:12:00 AM

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I've been using this for over a year and it has become my HG. Highly recommended!

PROS
- great colour range. I'm very light skinned and often foundations are way too dark or orange for me
- excellent for my sensitive skin - has not aggravated my eczema AT ALL
- has not caused clogged pores ( i do cleanse very carefully though)
- full coverage (can look mask-like though - hard to sheer out for everyday wear)
- long wearing
- not cakey

CONS
- pump dispenser would be awesome
- can be unforgiving if you've neglected your skincare. I need to gently exfoliate before using this otherwise it can show dry flakes i didn't know i had
- coverage is a pro and a con - I find it hard to sheer out for a lighter everyday look, but it does do a great full coverage.
- sets quickly - becomes tacky after a minute or two so its best to work fast/in small segments to avoid it looking cake


Lipstick -MAC -Velvet Teddy

on 11/15/2017 8:05:00 AM

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Stunning colour - not what i'm used to wearing but the formula won me over.
My lips are very light, and my complexion NC15, so it tends to pull more orange on me. Still, its a lovely neutral colour that goes well for everyday wear.

Pretty matte formula, long-wearing, comfortable, non-drying. What more can I ask for? Will definitely repurchase.

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Lipstick -MAC -Satin Lipstick in Twig

on 11/15/2017 12:20:00 AM

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This is my everyday go to lipstick. This shade is amazing! I get so many compliments on it and my friends always want to know what color i'm wearing. It is sort of a neutral mauve color and serves as an enhancement to my natural lip color. It is great for everyday because it is basic and pretty neutral yet I still have added color on my lips.

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Lipstick -MAC -Satin Lipstick in Twig

on 11/15/2017 12:03:00 AM

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Twig is a rich, deep rosy brown with plummy rose undertones that can look more brown or rosy, depending on skin tone and how much you apply.
This is a blast from the past as it was the first MAC lipstick I ever saved up money to buy as a teen, back when MAC lipsticks came in silver chrome bullets and Rachel from Friends was a style icon. I don't remember having strong feelings about the shade; only that I bought it at the recommendation of a MAC artist as it was a popular "neutral" everyday shade in a pleasingly dense, highly pigmented Satin texture. I did lose interest in it quickly as it pulled brown and seemed a bit dulling on my then-NC35 skin.
Ironically, almost 20 years later thanks to Kylie Jenner, shades like Twig have come back in vogue.
I'm more of a Mehr girl, being paler (NC20/25) than I used to be, but I still sometimes wear Twig sheer for a more dramatic flushed-lip look since it pulls a muted rosy plum on me now. Lasting power is great as usual since it's a Satin, and one tube lasts forever for me since I wear it slightly sheer.
My only gripe is concerning Lauder's steep price hikes in Asia. MAC lipsticks went up $3.50 (USD14 to 17.50) between 2004 and 2017. In Singapore, it went from $25 to $33 (approx USD24) in the same time-frame, making it hard to justify repurchasing when Maybelline Touch of Spice is such good quality, looks pretty much the same on me, and costs 1/3 the price on sale.

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