Hi hi!! This entry will feature some of the new MAC items which I recently got the chance to preview and also try out. I am just going to share with you whatever I have used so far and share my thoughts on them...and this will also be like a 'get ready with me' sort of entry, where I try to show you the products in action.. and how I feel about them. For more information about the new collections, click this entry here.
A full list of all products mentioned will be at the end of this entry, in case I forgot to mention them, or if you want to just zoom to the end of this entry to see what I used. Hope this is helpful!
First we have the Lightness of Being collection: I was immediately drawn to Force of Nature mineralised eyeshadow. Here's a close up. It is a shimmery taupey shade, which is a nice one for all over the eyelids. This is one eyeshadow which you can really build up the color, and you don't have to worry about it looking too intense. The finish is a soft shimmery taupe..I will use the more pearly (right hand side of this in the pic) as the base color, and the cooler tone (left hand side) to layer on the more irisdescent shade to give some dimension.
Here's a quick pictorial demonstration:
The eyeliner I am using in this look is just all sorts of awesome, and I think I have gone on and on about it a few times in my previous entries, or raved about it on IG. It is the MAC Fluidline Pencil in Black Brilliance (in fact I think this is their best eyeliner formula for me). It is so creamy, so black, and glides on like a dream.. It sets and does not really fade nor smudge.
I will usually go over this line with a liquid eyeliner to create a sharper line and also to wing out the outer corner.
MAC PREP+PRIME collection
I didn't take close up pictures - but these are mostly clear colorless products. I have been using the Face Protect - and it is a nice moisturising SPF50/PA+++ which is my current base and sunscreen. When I use a separate sun screen like this, I like to reach for foundations which contain no SPF.. cos that's the only chance I get to use them for day time.. such as the MAC Face and Body, or the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation. I find that the Face Protect does not interfere with all the foundations that I have worn over it. It makes for a nice hydrating and smoothing base that also protects your skin from sun exposure. Overall great sunscreen. I also use it when I go for my long moring jogs. Highly recommend both the Face Protact and the Eye Base - which is a creamy eyeshadow base, that reminds me a bit of the NARS primer. I like how it isn't 'dry' like the UDPP, and it does intensify the color payoff and longetivity of your eyeshadows. Great great basics which I will definitely keep using.
Next, we have the MAC Ultimate Collection with Marcel Wanders
- I will feature the lipsticks. These come in a sleek packaging, and they are creamy and the color payoff is quite decent. I don't find these to be the smoothest in terms of formula but they are easy to wear and the range of ten shades do come in some really pretty ones, like these that I got. This is an addition to the MAC permanent collection.
Here are some close ups & swatches:
femme-de-luxe is a my lips but better shade - I like this nude, it gives a nice pinky-beige with some depth.
ravishingly rich is a orange that's not crazy bright, making it quite a wearable orange with a hint of red.
marque is a hot pink, it is pretty, but lacks the punch that are along the lines of Candy Yum Yum or Parrot Party.
audacious is a true red that I think is flattering across a variety of skintones.
My top picks? Audacious and Femme-de-Luxe.
Next, we have a couple of products from the MAC RED RED RED Collection.
I will be sharing one eyeshadow, one lippie and one cremesheen glass. Here's the eyeshadow in Red Alert. Which looks like a warm brown in the pan, but when applied and blended, has that reddish sheen, that reminds me of Tom Ford Burnished Amber. Really pretty. To make this eyeshadow more wearable on me, I will apply a darker matte brown on the outer corner of my eyes and also deepen the crease color a bit.
And here's how the eyeshadow looks like on me:
And for the lippies
Cremesheen Glass in Sweet Nectar is a nice neutral nude lip gloss - it is not as sticky as the regular MAC Lipglass. This is nice to wear and gives your lips a subtle sheen.
I really like the lipstick in 5-alarm. It seems to be a lustre finish, and it's a very nice creamy sheer red. Reminds me of NARS Manhunt. Really pretty.
Finally, I have the new Viva Glam Miley Cyrus lippies to show, and also the MAC RiriWoo Lipstick which I purchased during the MAC World Aids Day party.
Here's some product close ups:
RiriWoo - is a frosty red, and it is beautiful. It is intense but the shade of red is still wearable for a lot of people. I haven't worn all the new Viva Glam lippies to tell you how much I love the colors.. but it seems that this RiriWoo is often out of stock, so I was glad to get it while I could.
The Miley Cyrus lipstick is gorgeous and I love it - it is a hot pink, very creamy and rich, and the color is just stunning. I have lots of hot pinks, but this one manages to impress me. The complementing lipglass is also a bright pink that contains multi-color shimmer bits. It is very sticky and adheres to the lips very well, making them very long lasting (provided they don't stick to your hair and leave lipglass tracks across your face).
MAC VivaGlam RiriWoo -
MAC VivaGlam Miley Cyrus - I applied a bit of the lipglass on the centre of my lips. See how it sparkles!
I hope you find this updates entry interesting and helpful. Sorry if I cram too much info into one long entry, but I try to keep things all to a theme, as you can see here, many many MAC products. I only pick those which I am most eager to try out, so this isn't all the new stuff I have on hand... I might have a couple of nail polish, pencil liners, face powders which I didn't manage to get to.
Let's have a summary of my top picks from everything featured:
1. The MAC VivaGlam Miley Cyrus combo. The lipstick in particular. The hot pink is good stuff.
2. Prep+Prep Face Protect - a good SPF packed sunscreen is always a good staple to have in your makeup routine.
3. MAC Ultimate Lipstick in Audacious and Femme De Luxe
4. MAC Mineralised Blush in Uplifting - a nice peachy orange blush, and it contains these silvery shimmer that gives a highlighted look to your cheeks.
5. The MAC Face protect + Face & Body combo is lightweight, long lasting and flawless.
6. MAC Mineralised eyeshadow Force of Nature
I hope that you found this entry helpful and thank you so much for reading!!
All Products mentioned/ used in this entry:
MAC Prep+Prime Face Protect Lotion SPF50/PA+++
MAC Face & Body Foundation N2
MAC Pro Longwear concealer NC20
MAC Mineralised Skin Finish Natural Light
MAC Prep+Prime 24 hour Extend Eye Base
MAC Mineralised Eyeshadow Force of Nature (LE)
MAC Eye Shadow Red Alert (LE)
MAC Fluidline Eye Pencil Black Brilliance
Tarte Skinny SmolderEYES Moonstone Brown
Majorica Majoca Line Hunter liquid eyeliner
EYEKO Eye Do Liquid eyeliner
Falsies - I stack 'em myself
MAC Ultimate Lipstick Femme De Luxe
MAC Ultimate Lipstick Ravishingly Rich
MAC Ultimate Lipstick Marque
MAC Ultimate Lipstick Audacious
MAC Viva Glam Lipstick RiriWoo
MAC Viva Glam Lipstick Miley Cyrus
MAC Viva Glam Lipglass Miley Cyrus
MAC Lipstick 5-Alarm (LE)
MAC Cremesheen Glass Nectar Sweet (LE)
MAC Mineralised Blush in Uplifting (LE)
NARS Paloma Contour Duo
innisfree Eco Gel Eyebrow 03
Anatasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel