Concealers -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Finish Concealer

on 9/27/2018 2:40:00 AM

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This is another great concealer by MAC. I bought it because I wanted something that is easier to apply than Pro Longwear. This stuff is definitely easy to apply and you only need the tiniest amount so it is great value for money. That tiny pot will last for ages!

This concealer lasts the whole day and gives good coverage. I find it to be particularly suitable for us oily types. As other people have pointed out, it WILL crease under the eyes, which is the reason I won’t give it 5 lippies. You will need to keep your under eye area well moisturized (which most people should be doing regardless ;) ) but even then it will crease a bit. But I can live with that.

Good stuff!

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Highlighters -MAC Cosmetics -Cream Colour Base - Hush

on 9/26/2018 1:14:00 PM

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i thought this was going to be super dark on my nc20 c1-c2 skintone but it is perfection. Its a cream version of soft and gentle. surprisinglyy its not too orange, its actually more pinky peach on my eyes and cheeks. i was going to get pearl but i feel that white gold look is very stark and fake. shell would be too pink. i much prefer a peach gold glow. It looks really good paired with cheeky bronze msf with a bit of warm soul or melba blush. Healthy glowy peachy goodness!

This is a pearl finish, no glitter, its a nice wet sheen thats super natural on bare skin. i also love the texture too. its more emollient than the nars copacabana multiple. and easier to blend. also it is less shimmer than the nars.

this works great for bare skin or over face and body foundation. id repurchase. longevity is short on the cheeks and it will crease on the lids if you have oily eyelids.. Id use this as a base for another natural highlight if i am feeling extra but on its own its beautiful. I usually will use this and laura mercier baked highlight 01 on top to add frosting on the cupcake lol. Its not nessessary but if its a night out and i want the sheen to last and glimmer in photos id layer them. Both are natural and they work well together.

Edit- ive completely swapped away all my highlighters (including the laura mercier) and came to terms that mac hush is all i need, although mac whisper of gilt do look tempting(probably will wait for xmas holiday packaging this year!). Anyways this is hg ! beautiful-est natural sheen!!!!

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Brows -MAC Cosmetics -Fluidline Brow Gelcreme

on 9/26/2018 2:02:00 AM

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I possess horrid over- plucked (ugh the 90s teen years) finally after 20 years coming back brows. (Now 39). Naturally brunette, I was ‘blessed’ with BLONDE lashes and brows. So when I dyed my head very platinum blonde — get dirty blonde in this product!!!!! The one shade down, the lightest, looks like you painted WHITE OUT on your brow in flash photography. In natural light ok only if you’re totally platinum.

Now, I’ve 180d and gotten my head into jet black territory so I’ve gotten deep dark brown brow gelcreme. I dye w brows every 2 weeks or so with hair dye but need shape and thickness. Oh... PERFECTION. Black brows to me are a little... garish. Especially against my nw13-15 skintone. I’m going for Snow White this fall and winter thinking men may leave me alone more but everyone seems to dig it the most (including me & my gal pals too!!!). With the MAC brow brush this applies as heavy or light as you’d like. Lately I like it bold, with my pinky pallor, no matter a red/oxblood lip and simple eye (painterly with a tight line on top with top only mascara, or my new fave plummy purple dark smoky shadow with a nice nude lip (such as fleshpot). Yes... I’m so pale I can rock fleshpot haaaa. A strong yet feminine (not manly Bert from he and Ernie) brow has been taking years off of my face. What I like about this product whatever the shade is that is it seems to build brow hairs where none existed........ you’re able to make a nice sharp not smudgy tail with thickness since it clings to and quadruples hairs AND long time adheres to skin (bald patches). Long wearing — have sweat and swam with minimal fade.

In comparison to Anastasia dipbrow, this wins for me hands down. Same texture as fluidline blacktrack liner in the pot. Soft. Buttery. Smooth. You’ll use before it dries if u cap tightly and store upside down. Dipbrow — besides it’s anoyijng quick dry out (nowhere near as soft textured), I’d have to use the lid as a wipe off palette for extra and it just annoying. When any of these do dry out: you may put a drop or 2 of pure coco oil in there, nuke a few seconds, stir, and it comes out like new! Ana dipbrow just as long lasting. Both require a learning curve. A nice drama brow for a night out is this brow gelcreme, Anastasia powder duo in ebony (‘charcoal’ is GREYISH BLACK in Anastasia — I asked) — then tame flyaways with either a Maybelline fiberlash brow mascara in dark brow or a clear any brand. Oh ya - wipe brush against tissue when done


Pressed Powders -MAC Cosmetics -Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Light Plus

on 9/25/2018 6:57:00 PM

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i am a nc20 and a c1-c2 in face and body this is a tad bit light for me but perfect for my undereyes. when im in a hurry i use a small brush and brush it over my undereyes and i literally look like i used concealer and its not drying at all i have very dry undereyes. I also use this to blend out harsh edges of eyeshadow or my paintpot in groundwork, it works like my mac brule eyeshadow. Very versatile powder and great formula. Ive used this since i was in highschool thats over 8 years ago. It does has jojoba oil in it though if you are sensitive it will break you out but if it doesnt then your in luck! its a nice powder thats skin like. I want this in the shade medium after im done with the light plus. Hopefully i am lighter in the winter to be able to use this all over the face. I have dry skin now because of benzoyl peroxide, i remeber i did het oily using this in the tzone back in highschool so if you are very oily i wouldnt recommend because it is not oily controlling.

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Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Glamora Castle

on 9/25/2018 5:15:00 PM

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This is a blue grey good for nightout smokey eye. Its a huge pot so i dont think ill ever finish it. I dont reach for this much but it is a nice one to have in the collection. I have mostly boring browns. Its a good formula not chalky. I like the slighty blue tint to it but its just not my cup of tea. i wouldnt repurchase because its a lot of product. if you are looking for a grey shadow thats easy to blend with a unique blue in it this is great one to check out


Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -Centre Stage Peacocky 2011 Collection

on 9/25/2018 5:12:00 PM

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this eyeshadow in centre stage is huge lol its a chocolatey brown with slight shimmer. kind of remind me of mulch but cooler. its a beautiful brown to use all over the lids for smokey eye. The shimmer does not tranfer much on the eye. I feel like this is the only slightly shimmery deep brown i ever need because its so much product. i can also line the lids with this. i wouldnt repruchase bacause i dont thnk ill ever run out. And i dont rock this dark of a brown so i rarely reach for this unless its a night out.


Edit. Ive been using this in the outter v with patina on the lid and omega on the crease and it looks so pretty.


Eye Shadow -MAC Cosmetics -this & that

on 9/25/2018 5:10:00 PM

this is a champagne peachy shimmer along with a cream white shimmer duo eyeshadow thats baked. I got this in a swap and felt like it was a bit meh. i threw it in my purse for touch ups on days where i run out the door without anything on my eyes. i usually get oily lids so this helps mattify and brighten my eyes. surprising i do enjoy using this because i can use my fingers and just dab it on the eyes and im good to go. the shimmer isnt chunky or glittery, its more of a sheen. Its actually very close to my skintone in nc20 and i think its really natural and pretty. This is limited edition so i wont be able to repurchase but if you can get your hands on this and you are looking for highlight color or an all over sheen to the lids, this will be a good one to have in your collection. its def a easy to use on the go product for me. Its not super pigmented but its a nice hint of color and brightens my face so i give it 4 lippies.


Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Studio Quiktrik Stick

on 9/25/2018 2:24:00 AM

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I have this in "here you go" and "aflush" the one with the berry red and pinkish rose duos. This is a natural flush cream blushes that long very long on the cheeks. Im very impressed and do not regret picking this up. It is very quick and easy to use. The colors are very natural. I can swipe this on my cheeks and blend out with fingers and im done. Literally takes me 5 seconds to do my makeup if im going for natural look ill just use this on bare face with some lip color and undereye concealer. It brightens up my whole face and i look fresh and awake. i wouldnt repurchase because i dont go for this look, i tend to love my hg mac melba or warm soul (peachier glow) but this is def a great addition to my mac collection, not a must have but i like it


Mascara -MAC Cosmetics -Extended Play Gigablack Lash

on 9/25/2018 2:20:00 AM

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I have lash extensions so i look for lower lash mascaras and this is the best. It doesnt flake, it separates and makes my lower lashes looks good without being crazy clumpy or spidery. Its natural but darkens it also makes it longer. Cant complain. I purchase whenever mac has a sale like 20 percent off. Def will repurchase


pros-
darkends without clumpping
coats every lash really nicely
super precise brush that i love
easy to use
does not smudge
lower lash lovers dream
natural but also pretty

cons-
price

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Skincare - Face -MAC Cosmetics -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 9/25/2018 1:20:00 AM

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ive purchased 2 bottles of this, the first one, i blew through it like it didnt cost me $23 at the time.
the second one is still near full, as ive moved on to mario badescu for a facial spray, and urban decay all nighter for a setting spray.
im not really an intense makeup wearer, but i do wear it often,
the spritzer is uneven and quite strong.

i do agree that this product is wonderful in taking away the powdery look of makeup, but imo any facial spray will do that for you.

for the record i only buy the UD one when its on sale for half price

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Blush -MAC Cosmetics -Mineralize Skinfinish - Cheeky Bronze

on 9/25/2018 12:27:00 AM

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This can look burnt orange but in a natural way. Its a one and done type of cheek product for me. Its a highlight blush and bronzer in one. I enjoy using this in the summer or in sunny weather. Though, i can def see myself reaching for this year round. Compared to warmed soul, this is more peach and more shimmery and gold based, Warm soul is more coral and pink based. I own both and love both. If i really want to glow id use both together lol. Love the formula of mineralize mac line and def would recommend checking this out for healthy sunkissed glow. I am nc20 so i am pretty pale and this doesnt look too clownish(with a lighthand) I use a stippling brush and i dont use much just lightly dab into the product and gently sweep it on or it will be too orangey(this color reminds me of the blush in sunbasque. I remmeber using it a long time ago and it had similar effects on the cheeks. ) cheeky bronze is not a hg or must have so i wouldnt repurchase. it jst adds a bit of dimension and oomph to my fav peachy mac blushes. still enjoy using this tho.

Edit- this is way too coppery and orange on my cheeks plus the gold shimmer i just can't make it work as a blush or bronzer. its so beautiful in the pan but sadly it just don't go with my skin. I much prefer a matte bronzer and a blush. This is so gorgeously baked but it leans too red/orange on my skin on its own. The only way i can use this is using it on the outside perimeter of my cheeks with a stippling brush and doing a gradient peachy bronze cheeks with warm soul blush on the apples. I bring the cheeky bronze up to my temples and keeping it on the higher/outer part of my cheeks and blend with warm soul on the inner cheek after. It helps the warm soul last longer and look a bit more intense. This is the only way i can use it and it actually looks great. Not a easy product to use if you are fair. You gotta play around with it.

edit- so ive been really playing with this msf and i found that its a great way to warm up eye look. I use this to top off my patina eyeshadow (leans very grey) and it changes the undertoner of the eyeshadow. The shimmers look gorgeous over the top of a cool tone shadow!! thank goodness because i didnt want to return this or swap it away. Its so pretty. Im glad i got this to work!


Makeup Brushes -MAC Cosmetics -#217 Blending

on 9/24/2018 10:37:00 PM

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This brush used to be holy grail, then I discovered Hakuhodo! Especially after MAC made a poor decision to go synthetic. I will not purchase.


Primer/ Corrector -MAC Cosmetics -Prep + Prime Skin

on 9/24/2018 12:09:00 PM

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Ok primer, but not my HG. I can’t seem to find a MAC primer that works for my oily skin. Moving on to another brand.


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

on 9/24/2018 12:08:00 PM

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Not for oily skin types. Does not help foundation last. My skin is oily after an hour with this primer.


Primer/ Corrector -MAC Cosmetics -Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone

on 9/24/2018 12:06:00 PM

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This was recommended by the lady at the counter, but this did absolutely nothing for my oily skin. It made my foundation hard to blend and it appeared uneven. I didn’t rub it into the skin as instructed. Even when applying a light layer on the skin it doesn’t work. Very disappointed.


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