Lipstick -MAC -Velvet Teddy

on 7/22/2018 9:32:00 AM

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I tried this shade on in the MAC store and really liked it, but when I took it home and put it on, something felt . . . off about the color. I think it morphed into a strictly warm beige on me and the pink got lost. That being said, just because I fumbled on the color doesn't mean it isn't a good product! MAC's mattes are actually quite comfortable (the retro mattes are a different story) and this glides onto my lips nicely. The good thing about this shade is particular is that you can get it in a mini, so if you're like me and end up not caring for the color, at least you're not wasting a full tube!


Lipstick -MAC -Retro Matte - Ruby Woo

on 7/22/2018 9:25:00 AM

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This baby right here is the holy grail of red lipsticks. The perfect blue-toned red that pops, no matter your skin color. I try to wear it sparingly just because it's such a statement color and I stick to pinks and mauves for my daily lip color, but every so often, I whip this out and feel like a million bucks wearing it.

The only downside to it is that it's tricky to work with, due to the formula being so matte. I'd recommend a good, moisturizing lip balm or primer underneath it and a lip liner as well. This stuff will feather if you're not careful.

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Blush -MAC -Powder Blush - Blushbaby

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Recieved this as a gift from a good friend a while ago and I surprisingly love this blush. At first it didn’t pick up much colour on my brush and I think it wasn’t as easy to blend as I expected though I got used to the formula. The colour is beautiful and it sheers out onto the skin and compliments my colouring, features and pale skintone well. It creates a natural flush I enjoy and steals the show in pictures. I can imagine this would work with most if not all looks. I wore this for maybe two hours and it lasted. With a more heavy hand, I’m sure one could turn this from natural and daytime appropriate to intense and eye catching for the night.

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Moisturizers -MAC -Strobe Cream

on 7/20/2018 2:41:00 AM

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This product is amazing as a primer before makeup application. I have combo skin which can be very dry but can also become oily and acne prone. A total nightmare! No matter the condition of my skin this product works! It is hydrating and moisturizing, smoothing and provides the skin with a beautiful glow. Makeup application is improved 100% after using this. I would suggest letting it sit and absorb for 5 minutes or so before makeup application for best results.

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Lip Gloss -MAC -Candy Box

on 7/19/2018 12:51:00 PM

Love this color. I stopped using Mac Lipglass for several years and went the lipsticks. The lipgloss became too sticky. I love the revamped formula. It is more moisturizing and not as sticky. I love love candy box which is my favorite by far. Beautiful rosy peachy pink. Looks awesome. Will definitely by again.

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Lip Liners -MAC -Dervish Lip Pencil

on 7/19/2018 12:23:00 PM

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This color is so universal! It goes with every lipstick color and it looks great on its own with lipgloss - like a natural lip color. Only 4 stars because $18 is high for a lip liner


Blush -MAC -Mineralize Blush - Love Joy

on 7/19/2018 8:28:00 AM

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I cant miss this product from my daily make up routine. I would rather skip foundation than this blush. It make me look alive and glowing!
I have medium/ tanned skin tone and this color is perfect fit!
I have applyed it at 8 a.m. before work, when I came back at 17:30 it was still there.. :O say whaat?! And that on a warm and humid day, 30 with no Air-co. This is the first blush that does that. Tiny bit of product goes a long way. It is very pigmented and lasting.

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Powder -MAC -Studio Fix - C30

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I love this powder it is the only one that I use and have been using for years now. Underneath it I use my Tonique 20x brightening creme and sunblock to make sure my skin is really well moisturized and protected and to make sure that the powder sticks well. Also use the lip pencil from MAC and love it! Great products!

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Mascara -MAC -Upward Lash

on 7/17/2018 4:43:00 AM

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I experienced the same as another reviewer here: it was a great mascara when I had the tester but the full size disappointed me completely. I like the small wand and the sleek packaging but that's about it. Where the tester gave me separated volumised lashes, the full size is only clumping up my lashes and crumbles (and I only just opened it two weeks ago). It also seems that more lashes loosen while removing this mascara, probably because this mascara is so drying on them. I tossed it in the garbage bin today. Unfortunetaly we don't have return policies in my country for makeup. You're not allowed to return makeup items whether it;s drugstore or high end, they wont't take it back. They can learn from the American customer service that's way more customer friendly.

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Liquid -MAC -Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

on 7/16/2018 8:48:00 PM

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I tried NC15, NC20 and NC25 for MAC Studio Fix Fluid. The two latter ones are so orange and turn more so over time. The counter girl had brown skin but her foundation looked like umpa Loompa coverup. I gave it a second lippy because it matifies the skin. My skin looked pretty corpse like in this foundation. It makes
my face itchy. Thumbs down!!


Blush -MAC -Dollymix

on 7/16/2018 8:28:00 PM

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On bad days I have rosacea flare-ups. Dollymix on my cheeks perfectly matches the color of my rosacea, not a look look that I like.
For the reference my skin is NC25.


Liquid -MAC -Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

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I received a sample of this, along with a few other good foundations that match my tone to try out. The pros: it goes on easily and dries to a matte velvety finish with a medium to light coverage. The cons: there is no pump which can end up turning messy, and it only lasts for 4 hours on me, 5 hours tops before turning cakey and oily. I'm able to remedy this by using a good primer first which gives me an extra couple of hours, but can't get it to extend for much longer than that. Part of that is due to the humidity where I live which reeks havoc with everything from skin to hair so I have to factor that in when making any criticism about the lasting power of a foundation...or anything for that matter!
Definitely suggest this for more normal skin types, I can't see this working well on dry or oily, only skin types in between that don't require heavy coverage.


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'm constantly trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample/trial sizes from 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: ‘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


Liquid -MAC -Studio Face and Body Foundation

on 7/16/2018 3:57:00 PM

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By the end of the day, I can't tell if my foundation is still on or not, it's very subtle coverage. It will lessen the redness on your face and blends in really nicely with your skin. If you are ok going without foundation and want a little extra something-something, this would be your foundation.

It is pretty much useless on acne; you have to conceal spots separately.

The packaging is the worst, it gets so dirty and gross.


Blush -MAC -Mineralize Blush - Dainty

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Dainty is a pretty warm pale pink with shimmer. It looks nice on the skin and wears pretty well. I don't find myself reaching for it that often just because I don't think it is anything super-special, but it does brighten up the face and give a nice glow.


Lip Gloss -MAC -Spice

on 7/15/2018 10:13:00 AM

Back in the days I was addicted to vgv lipglass even tho it was sticky but I went through so many of them. Then I strayed from Mac and never wore a lipglass again. Somehow last summer I saw a Japanese model wear spice lipglass on ig and it looked so good on her that I went to buy one for myself (I’m chinese so our skin tone almost same). Since then I’ve been wearing this lipglass a lot but especially in summer. Is a nice nude but is sexy. Doesn’t wash me out and add just a hint of glossiness. Oh and the lipglass is no longer sticky as back in the days lol

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