Eye Shadow -MAC -Lustre - Honey Lust

on 7/5/2018 9:52:00 PM

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Not the strongest of colour payoffs out there, not really suitable for foiling looks. The colour itself, however, makes up for this (at least in my book). It's a true copper colour, that warm and and almost rose gold appearance, which is very striking when worn. It is a shimmery eyeshadow with finely milled gold pearl, blends easily enough, although you need a decent primer to make this last all day. I've struggled to find an acceptable dupe for this so despite the expense I keep coming back to it. I have hazel eyes and this eyeshadow helps create an all over amber effect, which I like. When borrowed by a friend with blue eyes, this contrasted very well and made her eyes look a very vivid blue, kind of like all those movie posters and trailers that feature blue and orange colour schemes.

This eyeshadow is by no means perfect, considering its less than stellar staying power when used without primer, and it's difficult to get this to look 100% opaque on the eyelids. In all honesty, it's the shade and the finish that draws me to keep re-purchasing this, a copper colour as I said, overlaid with a metallic shimmery pearl. Such a pretty colour!

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Concealers -MAC -Pro Longwear Concealer

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Dark circles are not a huge concern for me on most days, but every now and again when I've not slept enough they can be quite prominent. And when that happens, 1 drop of Mac's Pro Longwear Concealer is literally all it takes to provide coverage. A friend with a dry skin type tried this and said it wasn't for her as the formulation is quite dry. However for me with oilier skin it glided on fine and didn't look cakey in any way. Also a bonus that Mac is one of the few brands to do products that are a complete match with my skin tone. If you have combination to oily skin I would suggest to give this a try. Very good coverage, just be careful with the pump, it can and will dispense more than you need!


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

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I don't use this for my face (I tried once and it broke me out) but I do use on my upper arms where I have a few light blemishes. This helps to cover them up. Finding the right shade was tricky as I'm NC42 in concealer, but my arms are a few shades lighter than my face. Luckily the SA at the Mac counter helped me find the closest match and encouraged me to view it in natural light aswell as the stores lighting to get a good idea of how it will look under different conditions. I use this only when wearing certain types of dresses as it can and will rub off to a degree on t-shirt sleeves etc, even when I use a setting powder. I would re-purchase this for sure once my current bottle runs out.

Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment

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Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

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My everyday foundation! I love this stuff!! ❤️❤️❤️


Lipstick -MAC -Retro Matte - Ruby Woo

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My favorite res lipstick! It’s a classic. I love to make it pop with the Sephora forever red matte lip stain. I get compliments every time I wear it out.


Concealers -MAC -Pro Longwear Concealer

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0 stars on packaging. I wanted this to work but when I tried to find a shade to go with foundations nc15 was stark white and nc20 was a bit too dark and orange on me for under the eyes. This normally wouldn't be a huge issue because I buy both shades and mix but cant do that with this concealer because it would pump out waaaaaay too much product. They should change the packaging then maybe I would buy this again. Also makes my undereyes look a tiny bit dry. If there was a better shade for me then I'd buy it again. Nw20 is perfect in depth for me but too pink. They need like an nc18


Palettes -MAC -Cool Neutral 15

on 7/3/2018 8:18:00 PM

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I bought this palette because the colors looked great for every day neutral and I had always had great experience with MAC makeup including their eye shadows.

The colors are lovely but there is NO pigmentation at all. Even if I swatch with my finger which normally produces an artificially intense color, there is NO color.

I will try to make it work because it was so expensive but I wish I had read reviews before spending the money. I have some cheap palettes like Colourpop which deliver normal pigmentation.

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Lipstick -MAC -Velvet Teddy

on 7/3/2018 5:48:00 PM

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I was looking for a neutral soft lip color and got this because of the rave reviews I have seen. It’s just ok to me; it is more brown than pink, and a little darker than I would have liked. It looks muddy on me unless I use a pinker lip liner and or gloss over it. For reference, I’m about an NC35. Decent texture, lasts a long time, but not a go to for me.


Lipstick -MAC -Satin Lipstick - MAC Red

on 7/3/2018 4:39:00 PM

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This is a bright red!! I have a lighter skin tone and it doesn’t suit me at all! The colour makes me look like a clown especially because it’s a shiny finish. I think maybe someone who is a paler colour or even a deeper colour than me would suit this shade more. Perhaps it’s because I don’t wear red lipstick at all but it really doesn’t suit my skin tone. Overall the amount of product you get is generous however £17.50 for a lipstick is expensive!

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Lipstick -MAC -Velvet Teddy

on 7/3/2018 4:33:00 PM

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This is a perfect nude / pink ( depending on your lip colour). I love this lipstick it’s perfect for that “ softer” look you’re wanting e.g for weddings / bridal makeup . This is a matte finish and it’s one of the creamier formulas from the Mac matte lipsticks in my opinion. It’s lasts ages too! The amount of product is fair. However the price in the UK is now £17.50. Mac know this is a cult product of theirs and now are increasing the lipstick prices every year it seems which is really off putting for me. Overall I would buy again if I couldn’t find a perfect dupe.

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Skincare - Face -MAC -Prep and Prime Fix+

on 7/3/2018 4:29:00 PM

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This is a good finishing spray as it does take away the powdery look after you’ve finished your makeup. I will just say this is not a setting spray!! It doesn’t do anything for me when it comes to making my makeup last longer. I’d buy again but I don’t really understand the whole hype on this. £19 in the UK is a fair price compared to many high end finishing sprays however MAC know it’s a cult product of theirs and keep putting the prices up which is off putting to me. Overall I’d buy again but really don’t think it’s anything special

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Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

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If you have pale skin, you are out of luck when it comes to MAC. Their lightest shades, in every foundation, including this one - is WAY TOO DARK. Orange. Pink. Peach. Just too much color. Even the photos here, their faces don't match their bodies. For truly pale, white skins - SKIP MAC.

It is also shiny, sparkly and oily looking - which just ages women. Young children and teens before they hit puberty, have matte, clean faces. So shiny, oily looking foundations actually make women look older (unless they're like 50 & older & just super dry).


Eyeliner -MAC -Powerpoint Eye Pencil in Stubborn Brown

on 7/2/2018 10:19:00 PM

I've been using this to tightline my eyes. It's a nice color and works fine as long as the weather is cool, but ever since summer rolled around it's been smudge city. I've had to wipe a brown pool out from under my eyes by noon every day I've worn this. Such a shame because I was really digging that ultra-creamy texture!

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Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 6/28/2018 1:01:00 PM

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OKAY NOW
This product has officially replaced my old favorite Estee Lauder Double Wear, and Mac Face and Body is exactly the opposite of it. First of all now that I am 19 I realized my skin is a little dryer than when I used to wear heavy and matte foundations at age 16-17. Now they cake on me and in natural light it is EXTREMELY obvious that I am wearing foundation. But not with Mac Face and Body, this foundation evens out my skin tone and makes me look semi-dewy, it doesn't look like I am wearing foundation under any light even if you get very close look to my skin and I love that. Sure this doesn't give me enough coverage to cover my pimples or acne and stuff but now I realized that this gives a perfect base to even out the color on my skin so I can put a little bit concealer on where I need later. This stuff is also water proof and doesn't budge throughout the whole day, it is by far one of the most long wearing foundations I own.
I also really like Mac shade range because it is the only color match that perfectly matches me, I use the color NC30 for my light to a little medium yellow toned skin and I have never found a better color match in all the foundations I own, I usually have to mix two foundations to match me but not with Mac Face and Body.
Since I found this I also want to try the Mac water weight concealer too because I am all into sheer glowy coverage stuff now, I feel like they are the most natural.
Overall this looks extremely like your skin, I cant say it is very dewy but it is not matte obviously, the price is up there for the larger one but it is like over 30 ml, I have been using it for 2 years now not the most sanitary but I haven't still finished it, but still I don't wear makeup everyday. I highly recommend it and I now regret everyday that I didn't used this and used a full coverage matte foundation instead because everybody in my school was like ew you are wearing too much foundation, damn I wish they see my skin now. Anyways 10/10 finish and packaging and maybe 9/10 price.

UPDATE:
This has given me tiny bumps on my face why does god want to play me like that? This has been the best foundation ever for me anyways since this makes my skin look beyond perfect I will continue to wear it because I dont even care anymore bye.

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Mascara -MAC -In Extreme Dimension Lash

on 6/27/2018 5:11:00 PM

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I got a free sample when I ordered online, which I'm glad I didn't pay for this. It's an OK mascara but it looks the same as my LA Colors mascara that costs only $1.50. Also it makes my top lashes stick to my bottom, which causes them to water a bit. The cheaper mascara doesn't even do that. No volume. No lengthening. Doesn't do much at all.


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