I have this from the Year of the Snake collection. I like it. It has a healthy, glowing soft romantic peachy-gold sheen that I haven't found in other blush/higlighter (if you know of any please share!). Depending on your skintone, it might not show up well on the cheeks but that's because it's a beauty powder not a straight up blush. It's not meant to be packed on, since it will cake up negating that beautiful sheen. I found the best way to make that sheen show is to use this on top of a peach/coral/nude cream blush (not powder!) similar to the color it looks like on the pan. For me it's worth getting a backup of this because of how beautiful it looks.
MAC Orb does for me what I thought MAC Brule would. Orb is the matte peachy beige that I use for my eyelids whose color actually shows up on my skin (NC 25) without looking chaliky or stark white like Vanilla. Brule on my skin is only good as a base since it blends so well on my skin. A little TOO WELL. It's not a lid color that shows up at all. I love it alot and Orb can be paired with practically any color darker than it. Will repurchase!
I bought this out of curiosity. Fresh Pink was the shade I picked out. It's a blue-based light baby pink. It's easy to overapply so you should take a little and build up on it which isn't the most convenient for people on the go. The packaging is typical plastic you find in drugstore product, not such a bad thing. The blush itself is some kind of a bouncy malleable mousse. It's fun at first when it's all new and clean but when you've used it over and over it becomes kind of muddy (not necessarily dirty) because it mixes with the foundation on your cheeks and you double dip it and well it's a mess. I recommend using a spatula to get it out and save it from mixing with your foundation. I double this as a base for my eyeshadow when I'm trying to do a spring pink and peach look, I should say it works surprisingly well. My eyes become matte and prepped for the actual e/s. The result looks very good and I'm probably gonna be using this as an eyeshadow base more than a blush, thus the 4 star rating.
I got this color online because it's under the "bestseller" tab in the eyeshadow section on the mac website. I thought it would be a great edition for my neutrals palette. On my NC 35 skin, it doesn't really show up much, but I guess it was meant to be that way. I have to load up on the brush to make it show up and when it does show up it's a very subtle gold sheen that looks slightly muddy and greyish green. It shows up less than wedge does and wedge is really light and subtle. I think it would look great on cool toned skin because of its grey cast and will show up better on those with skin lighter than mine. Good luck ladies.
I used this color at a military ball and OMG it was beautiful and sophisticated. It complemented my evening gown and my date's uniform. It's one of those evening formal party colors and I am definitely going to repurchase this. I had shroom on my brow bone and inner corner and 1/3 inner lid, star violet on the rest of my lid, dusted wedge to blend in the crease and espresso to darken the outer v. However if you already have MAC cranberry, you might want to just choose between that or this because on my NC 35 skin there is little distinction.
Lesson learned. I bought this color because of the gushing reviews (outside makeupalley) from web people. It is such a beautiful color in the pan and I suppose it shows up ok if you take time, work hard and build it up but I found it however to be SO CHALKY. I did a side by side finger swatch with MAC Shroom. Shroom is a smooth buttery shimmer icing on the finger tip, filled up the ridges. Vanilla on the other hand (or finger) doesn't settle into and fill up your fingerprint's ridges, it just sits on top of it like a cake powder. Over all I will not repurchase and will stick to brule and maybe purchase blanc type instead.
Bought this on a whim without doing much research on it. This cool-toned shimmery silvered pink probably looks better on a fair cool-toned skin girl and not on a warm bronzy peach complexion like mine. It washes me out. Would not repurchase.
I was wary of this color because I have a warm bronze complexion and greys in general do not flatter me. In fact greys and silvers make my eyes sunken and tired and for the longest time I held off buying it even though it's a bestseller color on the MAC website. I finally budged when a MAC advisor convinced me it's a universally flattering hue. I was scared to use it as a wash at first so I've always used it as a crease color with Da Bling. I started using it as an eyelid wash with Shroom in the inner corner and 1/3 inner lids. It's an good color.I realize the difference with Satin Taupe and other greys. Satin Taupe BRIGHTENS the eyes and not make it sunken and tired. I absolutely love this and will be reaching for it more. Will repurchase. EDITED: 3/5/13 - I haven't reached for this in a year. In the warmer months when my skin is normal and healthy-dewey it works alright and still brightens the eyes but the color just isn't flattering on warm toned skin just meh. In the winter when my skin is drier this is worse because makes me look tired and it just dulls the eyes. It's just "ok" at best on my skin tone. NC 30 warm beige. Will not repurchase.
This should be classified as matte instead of satin. It's a creamy beige color that I use on my inner half lids to balance out a more intense color in the outer half. I use it as a conservative and grounded option to shimmery lids look. Love the color.
I don't know why I waited long to get this. Before I got this, I could never pull off an all-natural look because the eyeshadows have either too much color or too shimmery or just the wrong texture. This as an all over wash on the lid is the missing piece of the all natural look even without a crease color. Beautiful champagne pinky peach. Will repurchase over and over.
One word to describe this, beautiful! Mac says it as a rich cocoa brown color in lustre finish. On my golden light peach skin it looks more of a night time glam neutral color if i layer too much because of the finish, although I can use it in the daytime if I keep the application light and subtle (less is more!). The color reminds me of something Hollywood Cleopatra would wear. Bejeweled, antiqued and very intriguing, I am very happy with the purchase, although I'd still get another more daytime neutral brown color with less luster. LOVE LOVE LOVE this color!
I wanted to get Goldmine but the MAC store only had this color in the gold group. I was like, what the heck it's still gold. I read the review after the purchase and they made me nervous because of the common comment on the unexpected yellow-green appearance. However when I tried it, I was relieved it looks great. It goes well with other colors like warm greens, neutral browns as well as purples depending on the hue. As beautiful as it is, I most probably won't repurchase until I've tried out and gone through other golds that MAC has to offer.
I got this shade after I bought an opaque nude lipstick, Faux. I thought the opaque nudes would look as good on me in peach but this shade almost exactly matches my skin color that I look corpsey. It only works on me if I do really heavy black smokey tim burton catwoman type make up or colorful eyes that pop. I still gave it 4 stars because it's a beautiful color by itself and I want to find other ways to make it work.
This is a beautiful summer coral lipstick! Far from sheer, it's actually more pigmented than I thought it would be. It's not drying and complements my warm light golden skin. I love wearing it when I go to the beach. Will repurchase.
For the longest time I lived in a tropical humid climate and this foundation --even without primer-- provided amazing coverage and stays on all day with no touch ups or shine when you set it with a mattifying oil control pressed powder ( I used clean and clear oil conrol pressed powder). The problem is it broke me out every summer when it's ridiculously hot. When I moved to a friendlier temperate climate it began to look cakey and broke me out even more as my skin adapted to the new environment. It began to itch on my face and stopped staying on after a few hours. I switched to Lancome Teint Miracle and I never had a break out since. Everyone has different experience but I don't recommend this for dry climate unless if you put on a good moisturizer and if test it out first to see if your skin isn't sensitive to it.