MAC Haul

In the past few days, I have been the unstoppable shopaholic for cosmetics. I grew up being surrounded by mom and aunties who only use Clinique, Estee Lauder or Lancome. And in my cosmetic quests Ive never actually wandered off on other brands in the mall. Until my best friend suggested that MAC is almost the same price as Clinique but they have more variety. So I checked it out and I basically bought something from each category.

Mineralized Satinfinish Foundation – I finally cave in and gave my tinted moisturizer a little rest. Because let’s admit it, there are times/occasions when you need to use a real foundation that lasts. This liquid foundation  leaves your skin dewy looking. Not shiny but radiant. Its got tiny sparkles which I love versus the flat mask-like foundation. Although, I would never wear it purely as it is. I always mix this foundation with a moisturizer to dilute the thickness of the liquid. Same idea as the tinted moisturizer but with more coverage.



Studio Fix Powder – I’ve tried powder foundations before such as mineral make up. I’ve always thought it makes my skin look cakey and flat. Most of all, makes my skin look dry like a chalkboard. But my best friend recommended this product from MAC and I got curious so I tried it. Used moisturizer, primer and then applied the powder with a brush. Very little of it. At first it looks very matte, but then when my skin finally accepted it, it looked kinda natural. And it lasts long, very little touch up needed. Its ok, but im not too crazy about it. Good when youre in a hurry and have no time for the liquid foundation ritual.


Studio Finish Concealer – Finally, a concealer that matches my skin color. MAC offers so many levels of each color to satisfy every skin type. Its has good coverage for scars and blemishes but its too thick when it comes to the undereye circles. Maybe I should get the ‘Select Moisture Cover’ for that purpose. But this product works well with my skin. No complaints.


Blot Powder- I use this finishing powder after the liquid foundation. Good for touch ups as well. Its a very light powder. You can’t even feel that you’re wearing it. I finally retired my Bare Mineral – Mineral Veil which is messy to use because its a loose powder.


Tinted Lip Conditioner – Nothing too special about it. Its a tinted lip balm  in pink with SPF. I use it before I put any lip color or gloss. I use it at night too, before I go to sleep. Too early to tell if there are changes in my lips. It’s an ‘ok’ product.


Eye Kohl – Soft Eyeliners – MAC offers the cool colors as well as the neutral ones. I just couldnt stop myself from grabbing them because I have an OCD-like attitude that I like seeing the same brands in my cosmetic bag. The uniformity makes it easier to organize.  



EyeShadow – Its a little too much for a tiny jar of color. I just tried the black and silver because I don’t have them yet, but i dont think i’ll be buying more. Its difficult to arrange them because they are individually packaged and its pretty expensive.



Plushglass – Lip gloss with plumping agents for the lips. I have the Ample Pink and it looks very glassy after application. Its too thick though. I wouldnt be applying it all day. Only on special occasions only.



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