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 :)


Lipstick -MAC - Cremesheen - Fanfare

on 9/19/2017 8:53:00 PM

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I love lipstick - but not all colors love me. This is fresh, and a perfect shade for anyone. It's lighter than it looks and goes from day to night easily. It's like my own lips but brighter.
I was stuck on mehr and on hold by Mac, and stumbled on this one by accident when I was going to Mac for another tube of Mehr.
This is pinker than mehr , no brown tone, almost salmon pink.
It's my new go to for an every day lipstick. Not garish. Not too bright . This lipstick somehow makes my entire face look better. Love it.

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Liquid -MAC - Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

on 9/19/2017 6:26:00 PM

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This is the best foundation I've tried. It's matte, does not oxidise and has excellent lasting power (when powdered correctly). There is a good shade range but many shades do run a bit orange. I personally mix a couple of shades for my perfect match.

This is matte but does not make me look dead like estee lauder double wear. Its light and does not feel or look heavy or cakey. You can apply less for a natural look or more for high coverage.

Overall, a great foundation


Pressed Powders -MAC - Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Powder (Pressed)

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It's an okay product... there's nothing unique about it. It doesn't emphasize dry patches, packaging is great, but I prefer my rice powder which is cheaper and more effective. If you're oily, the mattifying properties may not be effective enough- it's not enough for my combo skin. Of course I'll use it up (already hit pan) but I won't repurchase.


Concealers -MAC - Studio Conceal and Correct Palette

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I can't believe I didn't review this product yet! Because it's a staple in my collection. I'm NC10, with yellow/olive undertones. I own the "Light" version, and hit pan on NC10, NC15 & yellow- but use all shades, except the peach one (peach correctors don't work well for me, since I don't have any blue or purple discolorations- rather reddish brown, including eye area).
What I like:
- I can mix shades to create the perfect match,
- high coverage,
- great at covering blemishes- I usually use eyeliner brush (my fave is the one from Too Faced teddy bear brush set) and do pinpoint concealing a la Lisa Eldridge,
Now I don't really recommend applying it under your eyes... since I got Tarte Shape Tape I noticed the difference in overall finish of cream vs liquid concealer- ST looks less "powdery"/dry.
A few times I used NW20 to cream contour my nose, and it worked pretty well.
What I don't like:
- it wears off throughout the day, even when I set it with powder.

But overall, it's a great product whether you're a MUA or not!

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Liquid -MAC - Pro Longwear Foundation

on 9/18/2017 6:08:00 PM

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This is honestly whatever. I bought this two years ago when MAC was still "ooh ahh" to me and I thought it was going to be the magic foundation to cover my horribly breaking out at the time skin. First off, the girls at the counter are rude af. I wanted to actually buy product and I was ignored and these little girls playing in testers were catered to. The girl that finally helped me was nice but she tried to give me a shade that was too light at first because she was testing on my hand, but I tan and my hands don't. She gave me a shade I was more comfortable with NW25. This is really liquidy, it's alright but nothing amazing imo. It can be built up. Covers alright. Doesn't hold back any oils. Today I finally used up the last little bit and realaized the W must stand for warm and I wouldn't say I'm a warm undertone, more neutral to cool. So I think nC25 would have been a better fit for me. Because today I realaized at the end of the day that I was looking kind of orangey. So that annoyed me. Honestly this is way overpriced at $35. Mac is overhyped as a brand I think. And I don't like that they test on animals. I've tried drugstore foundations similar or even better than this one. I feel like there's SO much out there now I'd be better off trying than using this. Also, I never really noticed it before because I didn't pay attention, so that's not saying it DIDNT happen, but I swear this shit broke me out today. There's a pimple I swear wasn't there today under my chin and my jawline feels bumpier than before. I'm pissed. I remember when I first bought it an acquaintance was like oh take it back it broke me out and I was like eh whatever not everyone has the same skin but I'm 99% this caused my skin to freak out today. Don't recommend. Wouldn't buy again. Or probably any Mac foundation tbh. I'm over Mac.


Lipstick -MAC - Lustre Capricious

on 9/18/2017 1:56:00 PM

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Capricious is a great fall/winter shade for me (fair neutral skin, honey blonde hair, blue eyes and pale lips). It's sheer enough to not be a whole 'look' on its own and goes well with many eye/cheek combinations. It's very 'office friendly'; a tasteful understated shade that makes you look polished and put together. You can use a liner with it to deepen it up or apply mirror-free if necessary throughout the day for a lustrous plum-berry look.The formula makes my lips look plumper than they are (a major plus). I have over 100 lipsticks so I pretty much never re-buy one when I run out but I actually did replenish this with B2M this weekend because I love it so much.

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Lipstick -MAC - Rebel Lipstick

on 9/16/2017 7:30:00 PM

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Love! The perfect berry purple for fair, cool-toned skin.

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Liquid -MAC - Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

on 9/15/2017 8:08:00 PM

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I love this foundation. It's a perfect match on my skin. No breakouts, no oxidizing. I deliver out of a hot truck all day, and my skin feels soft and silky at the end of the day. I know this one is a hit or miss for people, definitely a hit for me. I'll be 57 next month, and have fairly normal (albeit slightly wrinkly) skin.


Liquid -MAC - Face and Body Foundation

on 9/15/2017 6:13:00 PM

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Before I review it, some info about my skin: I am 21, fair with cool undertones, and my skin is relatively smooth and not very oily (I was just on Accutane, went off it about a month ago). I do have some light marks/scars from acne, and redness on my nose and cheeks. So far, I'm a fan of this foundation! It's very light, and it doesn't look like you're wearing a mask on your face. It lets my freckles show through a bit which I like. It's just dewy enough to bring some life to my recently bone-dry post-Accutane skin (it's gotten a little less dry though since going off of it). That being said, I would not recommend this to anyone with oily skin, or dark marks they are trying to cover up, since it is definitely not full coverage, nor mattifying at all.

Recap-
PROS:
- Since it's water-based, it's hydrating without feeling greasy
- Very natural looking
- Nice consistency
- Doesn't emphasize dry spots

CONS:
- Wouldn't cover dark spots or blemishes
- Not buildable--adding more just causes the product to be pushed around without covering a whole lot
- Would emphasize oily skin

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Lipstick -MAC - Beachbound

on 9/15/2017 5:37:00 PM

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This washes me out so bad. I am NC 15 with blond hair and green eyes. I like the texture but this color is just bad on me. Normally nudes with brown underotnes just really wash me out. It is just frosty but I can definitely see the difference in my lips.


Skincare - Face -MAC - Prep and Prime Fix+

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I love this product, great for dry skin ! I use it before applying my foundation then again to 'set' my make-up.

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Eye Shadow -MAC - Matte - Quarry

on 9/14/2017 6:10:00 PM

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I bought this shade hoping to use it as a single colour all over the eyelid, but it didnt work out. The plum/taupe shade is attractive but on fair skins it can look like a bruise. I agree with another reviewer that the pigment isn't even and the shadow fades patchily. However, I have recently found that it blends well with MAC satin Grain, and I plan to apply them together for a muted natural look. I think that this shade might be better if it had a satin finish.

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Eyeliner -MAC - Rollerwheel Liquid Liner

on 9/14/2017 4:12:00 PM

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#awesome !! I have bought this 4X....1 in Matte black & 3 in Shiny black. I got the Matte black first I loved it so I decided I should add Shiny black to my collex. Then I lost the Shiny black so I reordered 2 more (1 as a spare) mainly Shiny black because they were sold out of Matte black & to me it doesn't really matter as long as it's "really black" && both are "true" black not fading to green nor ending being blueish. I, too, saw the Tati video too anyone who has been "doing this for a 'minute'" who can't master this isn't very skillful no offense. My skills are below average & im able to get a wing easily w this. It took a little experience/experimentation but I use it daily w no issues except that it's not truly waterproof. I agree w the first review if you need waterproof get MAC Liquidlast that is the most waterproof liquid liner I've ever tried. So much more convenient than a pot w a brush too ITA! Don't fear this--it's quite easily mastered w practice just like all liquid eyeliners. It's amazing my #1 ride-or-die eyeliner (Liquidlast 2nd!!!) 10/10!! #WINNING #DOWNTOWNTRIPLECROWN !! #loveit <3


Lipstick -MAC - Velvet Teddy

on 9/13/2017 11:17:00 PM

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I was afraid this would either be too brown or too warm on me, but luckily it is neither! It has just enough rosiness to meld to my neutral NW20ish complexion and become a lovely mlbb. As for the formula, I find MAC matte lipsticks (NOT Retro Mattes!) pretty comfortable and they strike a nice balance between lasting power and finish. They aren't transfer-proof like the liquid lipsticks everyone has become accustomed to, but I get solid wear time between meals, then I'm ready for a touch-up anyway. The color will likely be too brown on people who need a brighter tone to their lipstick. I would recommend Mehr if this is too brown for you. It's definitely not as brown as Whirl, though, which is darker, cooler, and definitely more brown than VT. That's the great thing about MAC, there's probably something for everyone!

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