MAC Cosmetics Makeup Reviews, Swatches and Product News

I got a couple of new MAC pigments earlier this week. Here they are:

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Ruby Red: I have used this before in one of my “Face of the Night” entries. It is a shimmery raspberry red color.

Golden Lemon: this is a shimmery goldish yellow color. It would be great as a wash or for highlighting the inner corner.

Chartreuse: this is a shimmery kiwi green with yellow in it. I wore this with Deep Blue Green and it made my eyes pop.

Kelly Green: this color is exactly the same green you see on St. Patrick’s Day. This would look *so* pretty with Chartreuse.

Deep Blue Green: this looks black in a quick glance but is actually a very dark blue with a green sheen to it. This would look great as a liner or for a smoky eye look.

If I have time, I will probably do a couple of looks with these colors and post pictures.

MAC Studio Finish Satin Foundation ($20) was my first liquid foundation and is now discontinued. It is water-based, emollient-rich and comes with a SPF value of 8. The ma told me this contains a derivative of Vitamin E and would be good for normal to dry skin but it accentuated my flakes and made my face look really dry. It is also supposed to deliver “a fresh, velvety finish with light to medium coverage” but it did not cover well for me either. Thumbs down for this one.

I really liked these looks from MAC so I had to post them on here:

Limelight
This classic smoky eye look is *hot*. Pair it with a nude or pink gloss.



Use Clear Brow Set to groom brow hair. Highlight the brow bone using Crystal Avalanche Eyeshadow (white with silver reflects). Apply Scene Eyeshadow (muted blue-grey) to the lid with the 252 Large Shader Brush. Line the upper and lower lashline with Smolder Eye Kohl (black). Apply the 7 Lash and let dry (trim before applying if necessary). Using the 209 Eye Liner Brush, apply a line of Blacktrack Fluidline (black) to the top and bottom lash line in a cat’s eye shape. Fan upwards with the 212 Flat Definer. Pat Black Tied Eyeshadow (midnight black with silver white sparkles) on your whole lid to set the smokey eye. Using a clean 209 Eye Liner Brush, line the inside corner of the lower lash line with Silverstroke Fluidline (richly metallic platinum). Finish the look by applying Black Mascara X to both top and bottom lashes. Start at the base of the lashes and wiggle upwards.

MAC Select Sheer Pressed PowderMAC Select Sheer Pressed Powder ($20) is no doubt my favorite pressed powder and I have already gone through two of them. The powder is very finely milled and offers minimal coverage. I cannot say anything about its oil-controlling properties since I am on the dry side but this works excellent for touch-ups. It never looks chalky and feels so silky and almost creamy when applied on. I will definitely keep sticking to this until I find something better.

I will be starting a list of pressed powder reviews as requested by Juny. To start off, let’s look at my first pressed powder, MAC Studio Finish Pressed Powder ($18.50), that I picked up during a trip to Canada.

MAC Studio Finish Pressed PowderHoused in MAC’s signature round compact, the MAC Studio Finish Pressed Powder comes in a wide variety of shades to suit different skin tones along with a sponge for application.

I have normal to dry skin and thought this was a tad too dry. Coverage is medium but it did not wear well on me. It had a tendency to oxidize and change color during the day. I don’t think I would purchase this again.