I find this foundation pretty pointless. I don't really think it deserves the label 'foundation', it gives practically no coverage , sort of like a lightly tinted moisturiser . It didn't cover the fading acne scars on my cheeks... or the stretch marks on my body (NC43) even after i put 3 layers on . And I find that it does transfer so it rubs off on clothes , the closest shade to me C5 is too grey for my golden undertones and dims my face down. I guess the nice thing about it is that it gives a sexy healthy sheen to the face and body, and it does give sheer coverage so it tones stuff down very very slightly. Overall, I'm quite underwhelmed. Update: It broke me out
Sorry this foundation was a hot cakey mess. It emphasised every single tiny bump on my face. I couldn't wait to wash it off.
This was highly recommended by other NC40-43s on spektra , though it doesn't look awful, its not right for my skin, it looks unnatural and messy .
Liquid -MAC - Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation [DISCONTINUED]
paradoxia1234 1/11/2012 10:56:00 AM
I really like this foundation, I don't know why it doesn't get more love here. After trying literally ALL the MAC foundations, this was the winner . the colour was the closest match to my skin note I have strong golden undertones. I apply with my beloved elf studio powder brush and set with MSF natural using the same brush. Pro gives medium coverage didn't break me out as bad as the other MAC foundations doesn't look cakey no white cast in photos feels very light on the skin, i forget I have foundation on. Con Looks glittery up close in certain light Its not water resistant
Makeup Brushes -MAC - #168 Large Angled Contour Brush
paradoxia1234 1/6/2012 8:35:00 AM
I got this specifically to apply powder blush to the apples of my cheeks since the 129 was really scratchy on my skin . So I shouldn't really complain that it doesn't apply bush naturally, Its alright but its a bit too severe for me, it gives me that unnatural stripe look that I don't like for blush and the edges aren't blended out enough ( I guess it makes sense since its designed for contouring) . Still on the hunt for a suitable blush brush, though I will say this is soft and comfortable on the skin.
I got this because Lisa Eldridge recommended it... I found it really really streaky. I much prefer the elf studio powder brush, or even my hands.
Eyeliner -MAC - Fluidline Eye-Liner Gel in Blacktrack
paradoxia1234 12/2/2011 5:21:00 PM
I really like this, I find it much better than bobbi brown long wear gel liner which smudges and transfers really easily on me. I also prefer it to blackground paint pot as a base because its a black as opposed to a blue-black with shimmer and it doesn't set as quickly so you have time to blend and sheer it as you like.
The colour is gorgeous but the formula is awful. I have a bunch of revlon nail polishes and their formula is decent but for some reason this colour needs a LOT of work to get an even opaque colour. Its really sheer and uneven and streaky so you need to gloop it on to make it even and wait ages for it to dry. Its abysmal quality but the colour is so lovely once you finally get it to work that I don't regret purchasing it. I'm an NC43.
Love this, I've been disappointed with a lot of elf brushes but this is worth the hype. Its soft and comfortable on the face and it blends foundation well. Great for applying liquid foundation and powder, its too big for blush or bronzer IMO .
I find the shape really awkward for applying blush on the apples of my cheeks, its like a flattened domed brush, kind of like a giant 217. update: I need to take that back, I found it awkward because I was busy trying to buff blush onto my cheeks which I'm used to, it works better if you just sweep it on as the instructions say. I like it now , I find that it wastes less product
Its alright but not great. I find it looks quite 'flat' on my NC43 skin, I can't really point out why. I got it because so many NC43/ 42 s recommended it but I was not too impressed personally.
whoa, this is pigmented. I knew I was asking for trouble going with a blush called fever .Its just so pigmented that its so hard to work with, I just wish it was more sheer so i could build it up. I wanted to go for the sexy, intense flushed look but I find myself so nervous with this blush because it can go clown-town very very fast. I really don't get why they made it that pigmented TBH. And yes, it does make me look like I'm having a fever , no matter how little I put on. I can't really fault mac for it because it is called 'fever' so what do u expect . NC43 for reference.
I don't know if its just me, but I find this brush a little scratchy and my eyelids feel tender once I'm done blending with it. If i didn't buy it myself at a mac counter, I'd think it was a fake.
horrible, don't even bother . Its too fluffy to be a lip brush . maybe it'll be good for something else ( e.g outer v/ crease ) but as a lip brush for applying lipstick , its useless.
the colours are sheer.. but I kinda like that because I'm not very brave with my makeup. First I thought it was total crap but its growing on me now . I bought it in Drama ( black and white) and I plan on getting more. Also , its so cheap that I can use it to play around with makeup looks and not feel like I'm wasting expensive eyeshadow. The glittery bits do have a majour fallout problem though.