MAC A Muse Collection Reviews and Photos



The Mineralize Eyeshadow Duo ($16.50) are all very pretty, heavily pigmented and give a shimmery, metallic finish. They are bigger than MAC’s regular pot eyeshadows and similar to the Mineralize Eyeshadows that were released before. The only downside is their fragile nature. Like the regular MAC Mineralize Skinfinshes, these are baked in Italy and they can break easily. I say get all of them if you do not have similar colors.



Illusionary/Burning Ambition: White gold with gold pearlized pigments/Chocolate brown with soft gold pearlized pigments
Bright Side/Gallery Gal: Champagne gold/soft olive green
Persona/Screen Vinyl: White with silver pearlized pigments/Charcoal grey with silver pearlized pigments
Heat/Element: Rich yellow gold/Rusty Red Brown
Interview/Purple-x: Rose Pink/Deep purple with pink pearlized pigments

I already own Shimpagne so I picked up Shooting Star and Porcelain Pink Mineralize Skinfinishes ($23.50). Shooting Star, the darkest out of the three, is a soft caramel tan with gold sparkle which is a great color for contouring. Shimpagne is a shimmery beige color. It is great as a highlighter and it makes my NC30 skin glow. I also use it for contour. Porcelain Pink is a shimmery pale pink and it adds a irridescent pink glow and would look great on the apples.



There are four Fluidlines ($14.50). Lithograph is a charcoal color. It is very pretty and the perfect color for doing a smoky eye. New Weed is a deep khaki with gold pearlized pigments which is a lot darker than MAC’s Sweet Sage fluidline. Graphic Brown is a deep chocolate brown with shimmer and almost a liquid version of MAC Teddy eye kohl. It is very pretty and would look great on light eyes. Frostlite, the only one that is not limited edition, is a warm white with gold pearl. I thought it would be great to use in the waterline but it is too sheer and does not stay on.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE, Glamour.com, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is the beauty editor for Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.

8 COMMENTS

  1. I am planning to get Shooting Star and probably *some* fluidlines. Lemming Graphic Brown because I am always looking for Teddy’s replacement. I love the color but it doesn’t stay very well. New Weed sounds pretty too. And also Lithograph.. i can’t pick!

  2. i have a question about the earlier post about tightlining – can you achieve the same results with bobbi brown eyeliner brush? the brush is tapered on the edges and is not flat at the end like the mac brush. i use bobbi brown gel eyeliner
    many thanks~

  3. I have some questions about falsies. Are you suppose to feel them on your eyes, because sometimes I feel a little poking at the inner corners. Also I think Ardell may be discontinued at drugstores because I can’t find them? or maybe there’s a special store you’re suppose to go to? And do you have any tips on putting them on, like using a special glue or tools?

  4. sure you can achieve the same results with a tapered brush! the trick is to push the liner into the base of your lashes.

  5. hey Linda, I have already done an entry on falsies in the past (look up False Lashes 101 under the Eye section) but due to the numerous requests I got regarding this topic, I will be posting a new entry with pics later this week.

    If you can feel the lashes poking you in the inner corners, your falsies are probably not a good fit. You can either trim them or get a different pair to make sure they fit the shape/length of your eyes.

    Ardell has not been discontinued. It is available in a lot of stores – try Jewel, Sally’s Beauty Store, Walgreens etc.

  6. hi, I’m new o your blog. My name is Andreea and I am from Romania, Bucharest. I like very much your posts, but I would like to ask you to post bigger pics, especially with make up :) thx

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