Showing posts with label MAC. Show all posts
Showing posts with label MAC. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

My Top 5 Fave : Neutral Lipsticks

There are times when we feel like wearing bold lipsticks like reds, mauve or dark purples but sometimes we want to wear pinks or sometimes corals or peach. But there are times we just want a neutral shades that tones down our bold eye looks or just to compliment or complete our nude look or sometimes when we are in a hurry - neutral shades is best to match our makeup look. Of course, we have our own views or type of neutrals aaand here are my top fave neutral lipsticks.



MY TOP 5 FAVE : NEUTRAL LIPSTICKS


Neutral shades lipsticks plays a huge role in the makeup world just like the red shades. Neutral shades compliments every eye color looks or face. You can't go wrong when you apply neutral lipsticks if sometimes you don't know the color match, especially, when you try to wear bold eye looks & lips. It helps toned down your eye looks & overall look from head to toe. It also balances the shimmer or glitters that comes out from your blush, highlight or eye shadows. This also, it depends of course on the pigmentation of your natural lips, to give an oomph or MLBB (my lips but better) shade.




Rimmel Lasting Finish in Crush 

My first choice (permanent) is a shimmery peachy pick nude brown. It looks so orange-y on the tube but when you apply on the lips it turns like nude-y pink brown shade.




Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Blushed

Ah one of my favorite drugstore brand (permanent) is a pearly nude brown. This is for me is another of those MLBB kind of thing.




Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Demure

Another favorite shade from Revlon's Super Lustrous Line, this is my second tube actually, a pinky nude shade in a creme finish. I love love this shade another of MLBB thing. Lightweight but moisturizing on my lips. Definitely, will re-purchase this hahaha.




MAC Lipstick in Haute Altitude

This is according to MAC a mid-tone blue pink or simply light warm pink with blue undertone. In the picture it looks so much pink but because my lips is little bit pink so, when I applied this it tends to become warm nude pink. A great for everyday wear & it's perfect for your daily / everyday makeup look & perfect for every skin tone. Sad to say this is a limited edition. But I believe MAC Angel (permanent) is a little close but differ in finish. 




MAC Lipstick in Finally Free

A limited edition, a mid-tone rose-y nude shade in a cremesheen finish. I already did a swatch & review in this POST.


Swatches (from left to right) I shot this during at night & using an artificial lighting & my camera didn't do much justice on the shade. Rimmel Crush, Revlon Blushed & Demure, MAC Haute Altitude & Finally Free.

So, what are your favorite neutral shade? Love to hear them from you.


Xoxo, 

Mary Ann

Thursday, March 30, 2017

My Makeup Treasure-Trove : MAC Paint Pots

It's been a long time since I posted a topic in my treasure trove, this post have been ready for quite some time & haven't uploaded it yet. So, here it is. One of my favorite multi-use product are the MAC paint pots. I have included this in My Top 3 Favorite : Multi-Use Products, you can read my post HERE. As you can see, I have grown to love MAC paint pots because it not only adds oomph to my eye shadows but I can wear them without worrying of creasing or fading & it also acts as an eye primer to me even though of my oily lids. 


My Makeup Treasure-Trove : MAC Paint Pots


I have a total of 7 paint pots & still I have more on my wishlists hahaha. 


SOFT OCHRE - A beige shade in yellow tone & in matte finish. Perfect to neutralize dark eye lids.




PAINTERLY - A nude shade with pinkish tone & a matte finish. This is a universal shade fit for every skin tone. Also a perfect shade for an everyday simple look, this can go with just a stand alone on your lids or putting an eye shadow on top.




LET ME POP - A frosted golden peach, this was a limited edition shade & kind of have a love, hate relationship with this. This is so sheer upon application & the shade disappear, it end up just glitter on your lids & it's very sticky. I usually end up applying this on top of my eye shadow by tapping it on top.




VINTAGE SELECTION - This is an old formula, I bought this a while ago. The shade is a brownish peach & a frost finish. It has a sheer application with a little shimmer on my lids.




RUBENESQUE - One of my most favorite paint pot from my treasure-trove. It's a a golden peach in a pearl finish. It gives an added oomph for your shimmer eye shadow on the lids especially on beige, pearl or champagne shades. 




ECLAIR - Oh, this is also my favorite every day use aside from the name which got my attention at first place because of its chocolate name. It can be use alone or you can put an eye shadow on top of it. A perfect for a one eye shade look & it's great for any FOTD. This is also good in balancing your makeup look, a versatile one - for day time or evening look. A light golden chocolate-y shade with a little shimmer on it & in a pearl finish. I love putting an eye shadow taupe shade on top of this like the Catrice single eye shadow in My Copperware Plate. This was released in MAC Baking Beauties Collection, a limited edition, sad to say. This is a lighter shade than MAC Quite Natural but it's a matte finish, a little similar to MAC Constructivist but a little darker & more metallic brown. It's quite similar to Maybelline's Color Tattoo in Rich Mahogany but this one was also limited edition :( Hopefully, MAC would put this in their permanent line like the Let's Skate, Vintage Selection or Dangerous Cuvee - let's cross our fingers.




NUBILE - It's a light peachy beige & in a matte finish. I think it's like an in-between with Painterly & Soft Ochre if ever they have a child hahaha. A great neutral base & a versatile too. A limited edition which is sad, released in MAC Posh Paradise Collection. I use this when I don't feel like using Painterly. 




Here are the swatches of my 7 MAC paint pots, as of now.

My wishlist : Groundwork, Quite Natural & Tailor Grey (see how I am a sucker for anything neutral or taupe?)

So, have you tried MAC paint pots? Love to hear them what you think.

Xoxo,

Mary Ann

Sunday, February 12, 2017

What's in My Everyday Makeup Bag & Loving Lately? A 2 in 1 post. . .

Hi, everyone! It's been a while since I have been an MIA lately. And now, I'm trying to at least do a blog post every other day. 
Now, I would like to show you the makeup I've been using at the moment. So, let's get started shall we?


What's in My Makeup Bag?


Here's the makeup bag that I have. A collegue of mine gave this to me as a Christmas gift last year.


Here are the makeup products that I use everyday as of the moment. A mixture of cream & powder  products. Sometimes I use powder products, sometimes just cream products or sometimes both (cream first then set them with powder products).




First off, my face is already cleansed so, I toned my face with my favorite toner - Eskinol with a cotton square pad.


Then, with my moisturizer Olay total effects, a two pumps & a pump & a half of the MAC face & body foundation. I love this foundation, it has a light to medium coverage - it's a build-able product. 


I applied Nivea lip balm to prepped my lips before applying my lipstick of the day.


On my under eye, I applied my Egyptian Magic & ELF daily moisture stick for more moisturizer because I do have a very dry under eye area.




On my eye lids, I prepped it with NYX eyeshadow base in white. I love this so much, it helps my dark eye lids to brighten my lids up hence, you see my much love of it sad to say NYX discontinued this :(


Since, I do have a very oily eye lids I applied my eye primer either the Urban decay primer potion that you can check my post HERE or Jordana eye base which I did a review HERE


Sometimes, it depends on my mood & how much time I have or if I am in a hurry, I would apply MAC paint pot in Soft ochre which I have posted in My Top Fave HERE.




Next, I will apply a highlight on either a cream highlight which is ELF Shimmering facial whip in Spotlight (guys, this is freaking FAN-TAS-TIC drugstore product. A little goes a long, long way with this gem!) or powder highlight which you will see later on this post.


Then, for my blush - cream blush in MAC creme blend blush in Something Special. This have a beautiful soft coral shade, this is so pigmented. I use a stippling brush to apply this on my cheeks.


For my cream contour, I love this bronzing cream from Bourjois, aside from being pigmented it has a chocolate scent - yummy! I also have a post on this HERE & HERE.


For my under eye corrector because of my dark under eye areas, I use City Color Photo Chic Dark Spot Corrector which I have a review post HERE.


For my facial concealment, I use one of my favorite concealer that I lately I just discovered a few months ago. Catrice Cover Stick Concealer that I have done a review HERE.


Then, I set my under eye corrector with Ben Nye Banana powder that I put some on a little jar so save space on my makeup bag.


For my bronzer, I use The Body Shop baked bronzer in warm glow, putting on the top of my cheek bones, across the nose, across my forehead or where the sun would hit for a beautiful healthy glow.


Physician's Formula Happy Booster in Natural which sad to say, I accidentally dropped it & it cracked to pieces so I had to depot it & put it on a sifting jar :( for my blush powder.




For my contour & highlight I use my Sleek Makeup face contour in Light. 


For my eye lids I either use Catrice Single Eyeshadow in My First Copperware Plate (shown above, which by the way a good dupe for the famous MAC Satin Taupe) or Maybelline Silken Taupe (shown below).




Then, because I want my eyes to stand out behind my glasses, I need it to be brighter so, I add Essence eye shadow in Party All Night which is a shimmering gold taupe-y shade that has a beautiful pearl finish. 


Then, I applied with a fluffy brush the mid-tone grayish brown in the Maybelline Trio shadows in Almond Truffles to smooth out the edges & as my transition shade.


I have a very scarce, thin eye lashes & I don't wear mascara often because when I try to remove it with my eye makeup remover, I have a lash or two fall outs & I can't risk losing more right? So, I use a gel liner that makes an illusion of dark & thick lashes. *wink, wink* I love using MAC fluidline in Local Wares - a dark olive brown shade which I love! A perfect shade for an everyday use. 

 

Now, I want a more brighter eyes behind my eyeglasses & this eyeliner also added a bonus for more brighter eyes! I use this two (2) eyeliners, first I applied on my water line is Tony Moly Perfect Eyes Eyeliner in Tear Beige. Oh, how I love this champagne shade, it really makes your eyes brighten that an officemate of mine ask me to buy one for her. See how I love it? How short it is now & I am planning to buy a back up it's about to die hahaha.


Onto my brows, first I applied with Maybelline great lash clear mascara to tame it. Been using this for years I don't remember how many of this I have used up. 




Then, my all time favorite brow gel, one of my holy grail Anastasia Beverly Hills dip brow pomade in Dark Brown. I do have a blog post of this beauty of a gem HERE.


After my brows, I like to but an under eye brow highlight & that is Catrice Eyebrow lifter, which is like the Benefit one. 


To set that, I applied NYX single eye shadow in Highlight which sad to say too, it's discontinued. Oh, why do my favorite beauty products being discontinued?! It's so stressful right? Just when you find your holy grail & then, BAM (!!!), they would remove it from their line.


For a more brighter under eye & to wipe off some eye shadow fall outs, I applied one of fave concealer, Revlon Age Defying in Pale, which I think Revlon have re-formulated it into Revlon Age Defying Targeted Dark Spot Concealer Treatment (click the name to show you how it looks like). 

What I love about this is, it's pigmented & it has an SPF on it & when in photo it doesn't give a white cast to it too! I wonder about their new formulation? 

I guess I have to set aside a budget on that one for comparison. 


Then, to set everything, I use ELF complexion perfection. Love it hence, you see my hit pan on it.


Then, setting my makeup with my holy grail setting spray The Vanilla & Co. Witch Hazel Beauty Tonic. 

Some beauty tools added in my makeup bag.


A stainless spatula


Another, a makeup sharpener that I bought from Nature Republic for my eyeliners.

And of course, in case of sudden events, for a more full coverage foundation - I have the sample size of Estee Lauder Double Wear which I got.


The next three (3) products are just a back up in case I finish up my setting powder for the under eyes & face.

The MAC MSFN in Light Plus.




And Collection (formerly called Collection 2000) lasting perfection in Light.


Everyday Minerals Finishing Dust in Sunlight. This is a dual purpose to me, it can be a setting under eye powder or a setting corrector.

So, it's been a long post but those are the things in my makeup bag. From time to time, I kind of change my cheek products & eye shadows but I guess it would be for a while because those are what I'm loving at the moment too! 

Wow, a 2 in 1 one blog post right?

What's in your makeup bag? Are they what you're loving lately too?

Thank you for dropping by!


Xoxo,

Mary Ann