Eyeliner -MAC - Smolder eye kohl

on 9/23/2017 10:50:00 PM

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The color is phenomenal for doing a smokey eye, but it smears like crazy. On one hand-the soft, bendable texture of this pencil lends itself to an easier smokey eye-you just line your water line and around the eye and smudge-then bam! Instant, sexy "smolder"ing smokey eye. Beautiful. The problem is the longevity and wear-it will not only smudge for a sexy haze around the eyes-it will transfer like none's business and get under and around your eye. For a brief period, your eyes will look sultry and sexy-perfect for an evening out with a nude lipgloss or lipstick-but then you'll walk around with panda eyes and not in that sexy, rocker chick-i just woke up out of bed look. No, you'll look like a crazy person with black circles around your eyes. I love the look for all of five minutes. An hour later, I look like I did my makeup in the dark and just randomly grabbed a black crayon and smeared accordingly.

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Eye Shadow -MAC - Mineralize in Rare Find (Semi-Precious coll.)

on 9/23/2017 10:21:00 AM

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I bought this shadow used and at a discounted price. It normally sells for $22, which is not unreasonable considering how big this single eyeshadow is. The amount will last you for a long time. Although the shadow is actually brown with some pink, it looked sparkly and purple before application. Surprisingly, there was little fallout on application. It held up well, surviving sleep. Although I do like the shadow, it's similar to several other shadows I already have. Combined with the price, I probably will not repurchase.


Liquid -MAC - Mineralize Moisture SPF 15

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Mac..what were you thinking?
I have oily skin and to be honest I did not have high hopes from this product. I use moisturising and glowing foundations from time to time, and this product was meant to serve that "i'm gonna go for a glowy look today" kind of deal.
Oh.my.god. This must be by far the worst foundation I've ever put on my face. It's extremly sheer, 0 coverage, settles into lines, gives the most unflattering skin colour and no matter what you put on top, you can still see how bad it is.
Don't.


Bronzers -MAC - Matte Bronze

on 9/22/2017 1:09:00 PM

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I find the bronzer a tad bit too red for my liking. Moreover it is very very sheer!!! I have hit pan on it super quick. If you want a decent bronzer just buy hoola.


Skincare - Face -MAC - Prep and Prime Fix+

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First of all, you get A LOT of product in this bottle. I got mine in December and I finished it in July..I do my makeup everyday.
I personally like it better as a priming spray, rather than a setting one. It gives the skin a tacky texture, perfect for applying the foundation on. It does the trick with the enhancement of eyeshadow pigments and it works as a setting spray too, without leaving the skin feel too heavy.
Very versatile and again,,a loooot of product inside. I ran out of 5 setting sprays by the time I finished my FIX+


Powder -MAC - Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

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I think I have the worst luck with ANY MAC products...do they really work?
I have oily skin and some acne-scars in the chin area so I need my liquid foundation. I don`t know if this product is supposed to work on its own or help covering certain problematic areas on top of the normal foundation; but it doesn`t really do any of these. It does not have the coverage to give you a flawless/airbrushed look on its own- it just makes the skin look like it has a tone of powder on it. Also, when it`s applied on top of the foundations it gives that heavy feel to the skin and produces a lot of oil, even after it`s set with powders.
It`s not the worst powder foundation..but meh. You can achieve a good look without it.

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Eyeliner -MAC - Modern Twist Kajal Liner

on 9/22/2017 5:42:00 AM

I have this in Cats Meow & it’s so great! Granted it is a little expensive but what makeup can you buy for less than ~$20 that’s DECENT!!? I can even make little wings w this pencil my eyes are rheumy though so I prefer a regular line so it looks lived in ROCKSTARR!! This is true black not veering off into greenish grey or blue territory not sure of the difference between this Moden twist kajal & technokohl kajal but someday I will possess this top secret knowledge before they have to kill me lol


Lip Liners -MAC - Pro Longwear Lip Pencil - What A Blast!

on 9/22/2017 2:50:00 AM

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I got orange red for my mom. The colour is so pretty but it is drying . Too bad. Essence has affordable lipliners but not this colour.


Liquid -MAC - Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

on 9/22/2017 12:04:00 AM

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This is my go to high coverage foundation when I want to look flawless. It photographs well and is long lasting. I don't like using this as an everyday foundation because I find it a bit heavy feeling. Blends well. I prefer using a stippling brush for that airbrush finish. I can't wear it for more than 2 days straight or I'll start to break out. I was matched to NC40.


Lipstick -MAC - Cremesheen - Fanfare

on 9/21/2017 7:31:00 PM

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I got one Mac lipstick all my life and it was a gift. It was ok but a bit drying in my lips. Although Mac has a wide range of colours I never could find the right colour for me. My mom prefers bite lipstick from Sephora because of lasting power and it doesn't dry out. Sorry. Mac has to improve formulation


Liquid -MAC - Next to Nothing Face Colour

on 9/21/2017 11:49:00 AM

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This review is for the Next To Nothing pressed powder. I don't see a category for that so I'll put the review here. This powder is beyond phenominal and I mean that! It is sheer but adds luminosity (in the tiniest way) to your skin. I use this without the foundation as I'm an old Bare Minerals chick but got tired of the mess. I actually tried the other day to 'pile' this on. Nope it just melted into my skin. If you are curious further go to The Beauty Look Book (Sabrina) take a look at her long blog on the powder and the liquid. You'll see the total beauty of both. I'm medium plus and NC41 but will change now to medium as fall/winter arrives. Enjoy! And happy Fall 2017 to all you beauty lovers xox.


Liquid -MAC - Face and Body Foundation

on 9/21/2017 10:30:00 AM

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This foundation is the BOMB. I have dry, sensitive but clear skin that's gotten a lot better recently since I started actually caring about my skincare routine. I tend to get bad cases of eczema, like, everywhere, so my face can definitely get flakey and around the eye area especially.

Anyways, I was looking for something to ease the redness on my cheeks (my mom and grandpa have rosacea, and it's on my dads side too so I'm not ruling it out) and this is PERFECT. It sinks right into my skin and makes it look perfectly smooth and clear but still like me. I gravitate towards the glossier, less is more, camp as opposed to most to what I find is heavier MAC products but this is really perfect for me. If you have dry skin give this one a chance!

Only thing is I need to get better at getting this stuff out of the bottle. It can spurt out a bit too much on occasion.

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Lipstick -MAC - Cremesheen - Hang-up

on 9/21/2017 5:36:00 AM

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There are a lot of colors out there in the same family as Hang Up. As far as your deep vampy wine fall type shades this is not my favorite. It skews a touch more on the purple berry side instead of the red or pink berry side of things on my nw20 deep winter complexion. It is a really pretty color and looks great. However, when you have as many of these type of shades as I do, you start to get picky. My Hang Up never seems to apply as smoothly and evenly as other similar shades from MAC. Within minutes it looks patchy even if it looked perfect upon application. For example, Dark Side applies smoothly, evenly and the color sits much easier on me than Hang Up on me. If you are interested in shades like Dark Side, Diva, Dubonnet, Media, check out Hang Up as well. The more plum berry tones might be just what your complexion needs. But pay attention to the application before you buy. Perhaps I got a bad one, but I know from past experience, some colors just apply more smoothly than others.

And for reference, I am a deep winter, nw20 who pulls orange out of any shade that has a bit in it. Diva ended up looking like ruby red slippers on my lips when on others it looked like a deep wine red. Media was too dark on me. I honestly don't remember Dubonnet on me off the top of my head. Dark Side was perfection on me. Hang Up can look a little off but can really work with the right blush...it just applies really patchy and bleedy compared to all others I have tried.

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Liquid -MAC - Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

on 9/19/2017 9:46:00 PM

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I'm on the fence about this foundation..it has a painty smell to it when applying but it doesn't linger and it's rather thick. What I like about it is, it doesn't oxidize, not cakey (at least on me) and it lasts all day so I don't have to worry about it fading or coming off. I bought the NC 10 and I'm afraid it's too light, maybe if I repurchase I will try a slightly darker shade and be more satisfied.


Liquid -MAC - Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

on 9/19/2017 9:42:00 PM

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I hate to give one lippie & negative review about this cult foundation & MAC as a brand. But this is what I experienced with them..so, here I go! :)

About MAC:
- They have the rudest sales assistant EVER! How they speak to you, body languages, unwillingness to show products, and they alwaysss play with testers, ignoring you (now MAC counter in our biggest mall is closing down. Yay?!)
- They will give you side eye look if: you wear minimal makeup (yes I was looking for a new foundie), your makeup over the top than theirs (I have my makeup done by MUA, I was waiting for the party to start so I decided to strolling into makeup counters for killing time. The MAC sales assistant is talking behind your back. I heard them (something about eyebrows too bushy too. Thin eyebrows are on fleek back then!))
- Tester always runs out, especially lipstick
- Sales assistant (in the counter I visited) lacking knowledge about MAC products
- Sales assistant gave me wrong color of this Studio Fix Foundation (she gave NC42! When in MUFE I am Y235, around medium light/medium)

I use this Studio Fix Fluid about 10years ago. For a mere 2months then I tossed it (I gave it to my granny's maid)

What's GOOD about Studio Fix Fluid:
- Coverage (It covers my acne marks perfectly. I don't need concealer)
- Finishes (It's not matte or overly dewy on my combo skin. Just a right satiny finish)
- As far as I remembered, there's no whitecast (sorry I vaguely remembered, but it looks decent in photo (no flashback) albeit a bit orangey face compared to my chest/body)
- Pretty glass bottle


What's BAD:
- Bad color match (screw you sales assistant) NC42 gave me orange face!! Dust it with light colored powder didn't help. It just made me looking like powdered mochi. Dammit!
- The velvet cap easily got dirty
- No pumps. Pumps is expensive too
- I breakout horribly. I have all types of acnes (according to my dermatologist). Papules, pustules, cysts, and some nodules covered all my face! They put Algae on the ingredients whichhh years later (from other products with Algae in it too) I know I have bad reaction to Algae. After dermatologist visit, I tossed this foundie to the maid.

With acnes covering my entire face, this foundation definitely is NOT FOR ME. I steer out from foundie for a while after my dermatologist visit. It took me 4years to clear my acne...and with those rude sales assistant just NOPE. Yes, I still buy their lipstick, but from a private online shop :)


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