Beauty Product Reviews
Amazing pigmentation, beautiful neutral/smokey colours. I absolutely love this palette. "Half Baked" is the most amazing gold I have ever seen. It's a really great "go to" palette fir every day use but also has some amazing deeper colours for a more dramatic look. Recommend any day. (only con is the fallout because of how pigmented they are but its worth it), oh and there's only like one or two matte (or matte..r?) shades, so if you aren't into really shimmery/metallic eyeshadows and are expect a variety of different finishes this probably isn't the best choice for you.
Sure, the name is a bit deceiving considering this foundation in medium to fuller coverage, but I bought this foundation well aware of this. Amazing colour ranges, I am a NC5 and Siberia is the lightest shade, a perfect shade for my snow white skin, it has strong yellow undeertones, lasts really well, (up to maybe 8 hours) - I have oily skin, so it does tend to fade around my t-zone depending on the weather etc, gives an amazing glow to the skin and is great for people who have acne prone skin like myself if you want to mask spots without making them look dry with matte cakey foundations and therefore more noticeable.
M.A.C blushes in general are very high quality and offer pretty much any colour in the world you can think of. I don't think they are the best quality blushes around, but they are still pretty amazing in my opinion. I currently own seven, one of them being "Melba", which is a dusty peach shade.
It is the perfect peach colour for fair skin in my opinion (I'm NC5) yes, 5. not 15! and I often find that real peachy shades (think M.A.C "Peaches" blush), tend to throw too much orange on my skin and make me look clownish - Melba, does not do this, but instead provides me with a fresh, natural flush of the perfect shade of dusty peach that allows me to wear pretty much any coloured lipstick with it. (goes amazingly with reds). Wearing time until fading starts: about 6 hours. (see photo I attached to see how it appears on pale skin).
RRP: $41 AUD
Such high quality lipsticks
I own 11 M.A.C lipsticks and I have to say that this is definitely one of my favourites. M.A.C describes it as a "Vivid Pinkish Purple". This shade looks very berry in tone (almost cranberry red/pink coloured on pretty much every other person I have seen it on in photos), but on my lips applied heavily, it always swatches as a dark to mid toned deep berry purple with cranberry/fuchsia pink undertones. (See photo attached).
I have tried about 5 different brands of lipstick ranging from lower end to high, and I have to say M.A.C lipsticks are definitely my favourite. Long lasting, diverse colour choices, such high qualiy lipsticks that are worth every cent in my opinion.
They retail for $36 AUD.
I so far have "Desire" and "Deep throat". Desire is an intense, cool toned neon pink in the pan, that transfers onto my NC5 skin as a fresh, vibrant bubble gum pink. It is extremely pigmented and wears for a good 8 hours before fading.
"Deep throat" is described as a "peachy pink" shade that has small specks of golden beige glitters that do not transfer onto the face but assist in making the shade appear very glowing and iridescent on the skin. This shade appears more peach than pink on me but can appear more pink than peach on various skin tones (I'm assuming darker skin tones). Not as pigmented as desire, but I still find this shade a lot more pigmented than MAC blushes.