Saturday, March 12, 2011

MAC Pink Power

Hello beauties,

I recently went to MAC to see what I would like from the Wonder Woman collection as it was only launched last week. Because I am on a budget, the only thing I could justify getting was the Pink Power MSF. It seemed unique and very multi-purpose. I am glad I was able to restrict myself to one beauty purchase. The Mineralize Skin Finish comes with 3 colours: A shimmery champagne, a warm toned matte brown and a frosty peachy pink shade. They can be swirled together or used separately as a highlight, blush and bronzer.

Initial thoughts:

Let's start with the packaging. Some may call it gimmicky and ugly, but I think it's funky. Unfortunately it comes without a mirror. The product itself is humongous. It contains 20 gr of product. WOW. I haven't used it enough tho to give a detailed review. The shades in this compact are probably best suited for warm NC15 - NC37 skin tones. The bronzer shade is quite warm and looked a little orange on me. I will see how it looks when I have a darker skin tone during the summer months.

The blush is gorgeous. I have compared it to my all time favourite blush Dainty and Nuance. It's a little lighter and peachier than Dainty but pinker than Nuance.

The highlight is pretty, but like most MSFs a little too shimmery for my taste. The blush and highlight colour should therefore not be worn together, unless you're going for a disco ball look.

*Swatches on my underarm; probably around NC20
**No idea what's up with the last picture.

What did you get from the Wonder Woman collection?


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Late February Faves

As recently mentioned, I am trying to finish some of my products which means that I generally only reach for a few products. I may switch up an eyeshadow, but that's about it. Without further ado, these are the products I have been reaching for on a daily basis:

Mac Studio Fix Fluid
There's not much to say about this foundation. To me it's a solid foundation that doesn't fail me during a work day. I use this in NC25 during the winter months and it's a perfect match. It covers my redness and any discoloration and has a natural matte-satin finish. The MUA matched me to NC30 but that one oxidizes badly and makes me look way too orange during the paler months of the year.

MAC Bare Study Paint Pot
It's a nice champagny colour with a nice sheen that will stay put for about 6 hours on my oily eyelids. It does last a little longer when I add an additional eyeshadow on top. I generally like using Naked Lunch, all that glitters or the taupy colour from Nars' earth angel duo. I have had this paint pot for a while and need to make sure to use it before it goes off.

MAC Shell Pearl Beauty Powder
This is a gorgoeus pinky peach blush with a golden sheen to it. I apply it with my mini 187. Perfect go-to shade that's not too over the top for a day in the office.

Chanel Ultra Correction Line Repair
Nice smelling serum. I love how it smells and feels. Not sure if it did anything miraculous for my skin. Honestly speaking, I most probably won't be forking out a fortune to buy a full size of it.

Honorable mentions:

Moroccan Oil hair products - I have been using these for the last few months. Thanks to the oil, I have been able to grow my hair. So yes, Moroccan Oil = Love.

Yes to Carrots Day Cream - I love the smell of this and how moisturizing, yet easily absorbed it is.

What products have you been loving in February?
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