Lip Gloss -MAC -Viva Glam Ariana Grande

I love the Lipglass. It is a pale lavender shimmer glitter bomb. The lipstick was a disaster. I blind bought these & I did something I don’t often do I returned my lipstick. It is a dark brown nearly black I did not like it. Ariana 2 lipstick was much nicer. I love supporting Viva Glam & I’m kind of a collector you could say. Unless it’s totally “out there” I usually buy it. I love supporting a charity that gives 100% of proceeds to men/women/children living w HIV/AIDS & MAC is now cruelty free which is great!


Eye Shadow -MAC -Frost - Naked Lunch

on 2/1/2018 11:09:00 AM

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If I could only have one eyeshadow till the rest of my life it would be the MAC Naked Lunch.
The color is perfectly neutral peachy pink with the right dose of shimmer. It goes on perfectly buttery smooth and easy to blend. Can be applied sheer by swiping on lightly all over the lid with a crease blending brush (something like MAC 217) or foiled with a flat synthetic brush (something like MAC 242).
Perfect for easy yet beautiful everyday makeup. Swipe all over the lid, add contour shade in the crease, and you're ready to go.
Must have!

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Lipstick -MAC -Viva Glam I - the original

on 2/1/2018 10:59:00 AM

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BEST RED EVER. I’m into variety, with my lipsticks, jewelry, and fragrances. However, if I had to pick one lipstick for that hypothetical “desert island,” it would be VG1 with no hesitation! It’s a true “old Hollywood” matte red; there’s NO doubt that wearing it projects that vibe (which I love about VG1).

At the same time, the touch of muted brown and the fact that the red tones are neutral (leaning neither cool/magenta nor warm/orangey) means this is wearable and flattering to most skin tones and ages.

I wore this in my 20s, when it first came out and RuPaul fabulized it to death in the daring print ads. I have continued to wear it into my late 40s. It always looks terrific, never harsh— even though brighter reds/corals/fuschsias no longer flatter my skin. I love the formula, too; it’s easy to draw a sharp lip line that stays without need for liner, it’s truly matte but not ridiculously dry, and it “hugs” the lips and gives a transfer-proof finish for hours & hours.

I pair this one with a bit of creamy foundation all over my face, a neutral cream blush, and mascara. Just classic movie-star glamour that is nonetheless so wearable! Just magic.

In fact, one of my kids got into my makeup a while back and wrecked my VG1; I really tried to make do with various other red lippies in my stash. Some were very close, but they didn’t have the “magic” so I just bought another VG1 and the reunion has been joyous!

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Makeup Brushes -MAC -224 Tapered Blending Brush

on 1/31/2018 11:59:00 PM

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I really enjoy this brush used clean for softening eyeshadow in the socket. Great for creating a diffused look. I also use this for highlighter as it is quite soft when dry and creates a delicate and subtle finish. I also often use it with MAC Fix + and various powder highlighters for a more dramatic effect. I have several of these in my kit that I rotate.

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Makeup Brushes -MAC -#221Crease

on 1/31/2018 11:56:00 PM

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Love this brush for detailed blending right in the socket. Have many of these in my kit.


Makeup Brushes -MAC -#217 Blending

on 1/31/2018 11:49:00 PM

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I have been a professional makeup artist for 6+ years and this is the best I have come across to date. I have tried many eyeshadow blending brushes, however, I always end up going back to this - Also a big fan of the #221 and #224 also by MAC Cosmetics.
Always have ample amounts of these brushes in my kit.


Powder -MAC -Pro Longwear Powder/ Pressed

on 1/31/2018 1:22:00 PM

This is a great powder foundation/bronzer. I'm only throwing mine out because it's hella old and I've replaced all my powder bronzers with the Kat Von D shade and light palette and don't use this anymore, but it's a great product and gives a nice, radiant finish.


Pressed Powders -MAC -Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Dark

on 1/31/2018 6:22:00 AM

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This is my HG bronzing powder. This powder is excellent for looking and feeling very lightweight on the skin. It isn't an overly matte finish nor does it have shimmer, The best way to describe it is it given the skin a healthy sheen. The colour Medium Dark is a great colour for a bronzing powder for my skin tone (NC20). It doesn't have any redness to it. The colour is described as 'Caramel Beige' on the MAC website and I think that's pretty accurate really. It gives my complexion a natural bronze glow. I have repurchased this several times but it does last me a long time. I actually ran out of it last week and have been using NARS Laguna instead but it just doesn't compare for me. I have only given the packaging 3 out of 5 just because I much prefer the old packaging. It's a minor thing though and doesn't affect my thoughts on the actual powder. I highly recommend this shade as a bronzing powder for NC15-20 skin tones.

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Liquid -MAC -Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

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I have been using the studio fluid in NC15 since I was 16, it’s by far my favorite foundation that I have used (it is important to mention though that I have only tried 3 types on myself). I love that the coverage is medium-full. I do have to set it but that doesn’t bother me personally because I would powder over it either way. Applies flawlessly with a BB. My only complaints about this foundation are that it tends to attach to dry patches making them more noticeable & I’m also not a huge fan of the bottle, it’s not very practical. I really wish it had a pump because when you get to the bottom of the bottle it’s nearly impossible to get the remaining product out of it, so that’s kind of annoying. That being said, after I run out of the bottle I am using now I think I will try another top brand for comparison but I would definately recommend it to others and purchase it again.


Lip Gloss -MAC -Impassioned - Lipglass

on 1/30/2018 6:49:00 PM

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Nice spring-summer color! I don’t think this is LE anymore it was on MAC’s website. I ordered this recently it’s a great watermelon fruit punch color. This is 1 of those colors destined to be DC & repromoted endlessly. I got impassioned lipstick as well I wanted the matching lipglass. I do that a lot! This color is evthing I wanted Nicki Minaj’s Viva Glam #1 to be! I’m NC20. I can see this working on a variety of complexions esp darker. #winning

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Lipstick -MAC -Viva Glam II

on 1/30/2018 4:33:00 PM

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I have finally, finally found the perfect nude lipstick! Viva Glam II is a light pink with a beige, nude tint to it. I think this lipstick is a combination of Modesty and Honeylove. It is slightly lighter and nuder than Modesty and darker and pinker than Honeylove. The satin finish makes it very comfortable to wear. I do prefer a matte finish so I like to pat some mineralize skinfinish in light plus on top of this and it gives the perfect look. I think this colour looks amazing on fair skintones. This is the most beautiful colour ever!

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Moisturizers -MAC -Strobe Cream

on 1/30/2018 10:02:00 AM

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Ph this is a keeper. I got the silver shade and am in love.
It makes my dull flat face look alive, yay!
This works wonders under a mattish foundation (YSL all hours)
and gives a very subtle glow....you can't see the silver
but it definitely makes a difference.

It's a very cool tint, but seems to work fine for my yellowish
warm-tilting Asian skin tone, highly recommend especially during the
drab dry winter season.

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Skincare - Face -MAC -Prep and Prime Fix+

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I was needing some hydration and I saw so many positive reviews. But I was sadly disappointed. It completely made me break out and I had an excema outbreak in my ears. I gave it a week and tried it every day . I was so bummed. I took it back to Mac and got a refund. It has glycerin and caster oil in it . I will look in the future for something else.

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Skincare - Face -MAC -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 1/29/2018 1:54:00 PM

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So I love this because its refreshing, packaging is amazing, doesnt cake anything up and if i am caked up it uncakes it. My only worries are that sometimes it can make me oily, i know its not a setting spray but it does me look oily. I also worry about how quickly it will run out, I have had it for over month but will definitly repurches

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Eye Shadow -MAC -Satin - Haux

on 1/29/2018 9:12:00 AM

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Eight years ago, I tried this and it didn’t look quite as great. I just bought it again and compared it to Quarry. They say this is more pink but I like this better as it is more pigmented and creates a better depth than Quarry. I think for people with medium skin tone, this works better. For some reason, this makes my brown eyes look lighter. It also works perfect in combination with my blush which is in mauve. I use this with shimmery light shadows on the lid and darker shimmery shadows on the outer corner. I use a liquid liner and the whole look is subtle and flattering.


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