So I decided to try a cream color base since I like most of MAC stuff. I thought since it is multifunctional I can use it as e/s base or highlighter... too bad it doesn't work for me for either. Pearl is yellowish cream color and it is very pretty as highlighter but it is not very blendable. The color came out uneven on my cheek bone if I don't buff it enough. and as e/s base it totally crease on me! Don't get me wrong this color is gorgeous, it's a cream version of NARS Albatross. But I think I will just go back to my beloved Albatross and paint pot.
I can't believe this foundation broke me out! I really love the dewy finish and the buildable coverage this foundation gives but after trying it for few days I start breaking out from my chin... I have dry skin and almost never break out from any face product. So sad guess I will just have to go back to my Hyper Real.
I don't have any plum color blush from MAC so after seeing some reviews here I decided to give this a try. As other reviewer said, it is a red base plum color, unlike NARS Sin(my fav plum), this is a much warmer color. I'm NC35 and have to use really light hand or I will look like a clown. But when apply it properly, it is very sexy and pretty, and it goes with everything.
Bronzers -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish - So Ceylon [DISCONTINUED]
shung 10/22/2008 2:40:00 PM
This is my new found favorite bronzer! It's a rosy brownish color on my NC35 skin tone. It is not overly sparkling and gives me natural healthy color. Compare with Warmed, this is more rosy and natural, Warmed is more orange and summery. I think this one can be a good bronzer all year round.
Highlighters -MAC - Mineralize Skinfinish in Petticoat [DISCONTINUED]
shung 10/22/2008 2:32:00 PM
I got this from the Sheer Mineral collection. On my NC35 skin it is a metallic bright rosy pink blush. I was worry it will show up as highlighter but it actually shows up on my skin tone as a blush. I got one with lots of dark veining I guess that also makes the difference. I don't put highlight after this since it has very nice metallic sheen. Over all I am in love with this msf.
I am a pale lip gal(my fav is blankety) so I've never give this color a second look before. This year MAC has so many dark lipsticks came out and I thought I am gonna give dark lip a try... After trying so many from the collections I just can't find one that I feel comfortable enough wearing. Finally a MA show me this one and WOW... I can never imagine this lipstick can look this good and I've been ignoring it for so long. I even love it more than VGV. This is my winter dark lip this year :)
This is the MAC version of NARS Lovejoy. They are almost 100% identical. Quality wise I heard BPB last longer and the powder is finer. I will say go get it while you can... if you love NARS Lovejoy and look for a cheaper version this is it!
Very pretty yellow gold color. I like to pair it with Woodwink which makes the gold stand out and give it a metallic look. very nice texture and color... will buy it again!
This is such a pretty color. I am a neutral girl come to makeup and very careful when purchase colorful makeup. After read the reviews here I decided to give it a try... OMG! Steamy really makes my eye pop and give me this sultry sexy look. I hate that it took me so long to try this color. My love for green/teal start from steamy and I will keep buying it if I run out.
This is a great LE product. Matte grayish brown good for contouring. I won't say this is a very special must have product since I am sure you can find similar coloring on the regular line or other brand. This color won't work on all skin tone but it does work perfect for me as contouring product. I like it more than MAC sculpt powder. It's a tiny bit cooler and darker. NC35
It looks dark in the pan but it actually looks very natural on me. It's sheer tone finish so it can be layer to achieve the color you want. I especially like this blush during summer time, it makes me look like I have healthy tan. If you like the little tan healthy look, def try this out. Gingerly, Sunbasque and Margin are like sisters with same type of color but different finish, I love them all :)
My very first MAC blush and I still love it these days. I wear it everytime when I don't want to think about the color matching, just few swipes and go, it goes with all color makeup and never stand out too much but still give it a nice glowing look. When I am darker during the summer, the color doesn't show up as much but I still love the frost finish on my cheek. Over all I will say this is my favorite MAC blush(my HG is NARS Lovejoy). I think I will keep buying it. NC35 for references.
Highlighters -NARS - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross
shung 1/29/2008 1:12:00 PM
It looks quite bright in the pan but it shows up as soft golden shim on my face. I use it on my cheek bones and T zone and it gives me a very natural glow. It's my all time favorite highlighter. I reach it all the time when I am not playing with my MSF. Will def. buy it agian when I run out.
Nice pretty color and nice quality blush but it is not for me. i am NC35 and I have to layer this and only get the shimmer. Not working well as a highlighter either since my MSF can do much better job. It's been buried in my train case forever...
I will say this is the Orgasm for medium dark skin gals. I had orgasm for long time and it really does nothing for me but the shimmer. After I tried torrid I finally understand how Orgasm does for lighter skin tone gals. It's peachy pink with shimmer, giving a very nice glow. It could be the more intense version for Deep throat as well. Few layers of deep throat looks identical to Torrid.