Lip Gloss -MAC -Spice

on 7/15/2018 10:13:00 AM

Back in the days I was addicted to vgv lipglass even tho it was sticky but I went through so many of them. Then I strayed from Mac and never wore a lipglass again. Somehow last summer I saw a Japanese model wear spice lipglass on ig and it looked so good on her that I went to buy one for myself (I’m chinese so our skin tone almost same). Since then I’ve been wearing this lipglass a lot but especially in summer. Is a nice nude but is sexy. Doesn’t wash me out and add just a hint of glossiness. Oh and the lipglass is no longer sticky as back in the days lol

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Makeup Brushes -MAC -109 Small Contour Brush

on 7/14/2018 7:15:00 PM

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This brush is discontinued. It's replaced by 109S (Synthetic) brush like many others in MAC range.
While I adore the concept of using synthetic hair the brush doesn't perform or look exactly the same.
The bristles of the new one are packed denser, it doesn't do a good blending job. The old 109 looks more round, less precise and better for building up products. Also, the new one is significantly shorter than the original one.
Save your 35$ and buy synthetic brush elsewhere.


Eye Shadow -MAC -Lustre - Honey Lust

on 7/14/2018 12:56:00 AM

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I have a fair to light oil olive skin tone. Honey Lust is a nice wash of shimmer and brightens my dark brown eyes. It's a lovely color on it's own but also to layer.

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Lipstick -MAC -Cremesheen - Modesty

on 7/13/2018 3:43:00 PM

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This color in the tube looks like it could be another mauve nude, but it actually looks quite dark mauve on my light to medium skin tone. I love it though! However, I am not a fan of the Mac cremesheen formula at all... It feels creamy and hydrating upon application, but almost to the point where it's too creamy. I do have to make sure my lips are very well exfoliated and completely smooth before I apply this formula, otherwise it will emphasize the texture way more than most of my other lipsticks would. Another con - it does not last on me (almost gone within 2-3 hours even without eating). I think these might be not big issues for those who love and are used to wearing creamy lipstick formulas. I personally am more into long-lasting mattes or just transparent high-shine glosses. Mac's cremesheen is something in between and it's not my cup of tea.

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Liquid -MAC -Next to Nothing Face Colour

on 7/12/2018 7:15:00 PM

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This amounts to a silicone-based primer with a transparent wash of color in it. You can expect from it the same effects that a primer delivers. My skin felt smothered, making this intolerable for me to wear. I am not a fan of primers. It's far better to get a good serum to perform the same function as a primer with the benefits a serum offers. The product also balled up during application. I tried it with only moisturizer underneath and on top of bare skin, and it made no difference. There are far more comfortable finishes out there. This just didn't do it for me.


Powder -MAC -Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

on 7/12/2018 11:43:00 AM

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This is the original OG of powder foundations. And it's a multi-tasker which is awesome. In the summertime my skin is normal slightly oily in t-zone. I wear this powder to work and day to day. It holds up in the heat (And I'm in Texas), looks flawless and stays put. The secret is to use a flat kabuki brush if you want medium to full coverage. I press it on first all over my face then go back and buff it in all over... It's always in my bag even if I am trying out something else. I would say if you are dry to moisturize real well before hand and then once it soaks in buffing should not be an issue. Then set it with some finishing spray and you are good to go for the day!! I love this stuff. <3

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Powder -MAC -Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

on 7/11/2018 4:44:00 PM

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I cant say enough about this product. It is my absolute go-to holy grail powder. It can be worn as a full face foundation or just lightly applied with a makeup brush for effective coverage. It does run a bit pricey (close to $40 canadian) but it does last me a long time. I have tried drug store powders, which only seem to work well as a finishing powder to set makeup, nothing compares to Studio Fix. On days when im in a rush, which is most days with having two kids, i use my powder brush and it takes me two minutes to get a great complexion! love love love this. quit your hunt, buy this!!

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Pressed Powders -MAC -Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light Plus

on 7/11/2018 3:45:00 PM

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This just doesn't work for me. I'm oily, 28 with some texture. As a setting powder over foundation or TM it looks nice initially but slides off my face once my oil breaks through. I have the same result when used as a mineral powder foundation. It's super smooth, blurring and a nice product overall - but if you're oily, I'd keep your receipt to be able to return if it doesn't work for you.

PS: Light is super fair and works for me when I'm at my fairest in winter. I'm around N15. NC20 in summer.

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Pressed Powders -MAC -Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light Plus

on 7/11/2018 3:37:00 PM

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This is one of my favorite powders that has a natural, luminous glow. I prefer the older packaging without a mirror; when it was updated a few years ago the included mirror made it much bulkier. This applies very smoothly and I normally use it to set my foundation. You can also use it as a foundation, buffed on all over with a kabuki for light to medium coverage. I have normal to oily skin and I prefer a powder that isn't totally matte and looks like skin. I would purchase this again and am on my 3rd container of this. For reference, I'm NC15 and can wear the shade Light in the winter and Light Plus during the spring/summer months. I will continue to repurchase this.


Pressed Powders -MAC -Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light Plus

on 7/11/2018 2:41:00 PM

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I'll start by saying I'm not usually a MAC fan. Anything I've tried from them in the past, I've either ended up straight disliking or finding a dupe for a fraction of the price. This is actually an HG product for me now.

My face isn't super oily. I don't end up looking shiny or anything, but my makeup tends to slide anyway, and there's very few face products I've found where I don't have sliding/patching issues. As such, if I wear any type of foundation/bb cream/tinted moisturizer, I NEED to set it with something. What I was on the hunt for was a powder that would set everything and keep it in place, but without giving my face that dried, flat, cardboard look. I have mattyfying powders that keep my makeup in place, but they tend to look rather flat and make my skin look dry.

This powder, for me, is fantastic. Sets everything, nothing moves even after a 12+ hour work day, and my face doesn't look like someone sucked the life out of it. It's not shimmery or dewy, but it's also not so ridiculously matte that it looks unnatural. This also gives a small amount of coverage, so on good skin days or days when I'm lazy, I can throw this over some green tinted moisturizer or primer and be good to go.

I like to apply this almost like a bake on my whole face. I apply it with a dry sponge all over, pressing it into the skin, let it hang out for a minute or two while I do my brows and curl my lashes, then swipe off any excess with a fluffy brush. It finishes evening everything out and diffuses any texture on my face that my foundation may have had a bit of trouble with.

Using this at least 5-6 days a week, it lasted close to three months, so it's a great value and the fact that it's pressed means it's easy to take with you for touch-ups if needed. Also, once I get to the point where it's almost all gone and I just have a small ring of product around the outside, too little to get on my sponge or brush for my face, I also use it as an eye base over primer for natural looks, since it's already a perfect match to my skin tone, and it lasts all day on my eyes too, even though that's not what it was designed for.


Blush -MAC -Dame

on 7/11/2018 11:48:00 AM

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I got this in a blind swap today - I normally have light, neutral skin with slight olive undertones. I was afraid that it would be too light or invisible on my (currently) tanned skin, having read the previous reviews and having just arrived from a beach vacation with a very tanned skin.

- I'm normally Mac C1 in Face & Body; Light in Erborian/Lumene BB and CC creams, but currently I'm 1-1,5 shades darker, after 2 weeks in full sun
- my concealer, which is way too light for me even in the wintertime, is Mac NC20. It looks almost white on me right now.

Everyday Minerals's Matte Base in 1W is a great match for my CURRENT skintone, and Dame blush turned out just perfect for me!!!

In the pan, Dame looks identical (and I mean, IDENTICAL) to Mac Well Dressed - cold pink, very light, with super-tiny flecks of bluish microshimmer. Well Dressed has slightly larger sparkles in it (which are invisible on the cheeks, mind you), and Dame looks perhaps just a tiiiny bit warmer than WD, but I had to squint at both of them for 2 minutes to notice that.

Wow, the finish is so different. When swatched side by side, WD looks very chalky compared to really natural Dame, which just blends with the skin soooo beautifully.
I can't wear WD in summer with a tan at all - it looks like I have frost-bit bluish cheeks on my golden tanned skin - but it's my go-to in winter.
Dame, on the other hand, looks just perfect, even right now - it really mimics a natural blush, like I have just came back from a small run in the woods. Can't wait to see how it performs in winter!





Eye Shadow -MAC -Satin - Era

on 7/10/2018 1:09:00 PM

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This is my favorite neutral from MAC. Im somewhere between NC15-20, brown eyes, strawberry blonde hair and this is just the perfect color for me. You can dress it up with just about any color or you can wear it on its own for subtle daytime looks.

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Lip Gloss -MAC -Lipglass in Pink Meringue

on 7/9/2018 9:57:00 PM

One of my go-tos, I've learned to double up on LE hippies now. It's frosty pink with a light peach touch to it that's extremely wearable.

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Highlighters -MAC -Prep Prime Fix+ PinkLite

on 7/9/2018 5:49:00 PM

This is an excellent product to get a subtle glow if you are fair. The PinkLite does that for me. However, as another reviewer helpfully informed us, this is not a highlighter, nor does it provide a sheen like highlight. This gives a natural glow in my opinion.

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Lip Gloss -MAC -Explicit lipglass

on 7/9/2018 1:28:00 PM

I just love this color, on me, it's kind of a taupy color with a purple shimmer..very flattering. I wore this color years ago, and just repurchased because I forgot how nice it looked on me.

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