It wasn't that long ago when I had popped my MAC cherries - having purchased the highly-raved FIX+ Spray (which I have been using really often but wouldn't finish!) and the sun-kissed Mineralize Blush Duo in Sun & Moon. I am embarrassed to say that this product has been severely neglected... I promise to make a point and use it more often. ＿|￣|○
I don't like to keep up with the latest trends, for fear that the lemming beast might create havoc. The MAC collections did not appeal much to me anyway, and I hope it will stay that way (lol)
These days I totally skipped using liquid foundations and opt for concealer set with loose powder. While I'm on the search for new translucent powders to play with, I headed to the nearest MAC counter to get some basic necessities - stuff to try out and find out for myself why they have garnered so much affections by many ladies.
By the way, the BA matched me to NC30. This doesn't sit well with me though, because I'm pretty fair. But maybe it's due to my current "detoxing" routine that may have caused my skin to turn slightly sallow, since I've opt to skip using any whitening products. Could this be the case?
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium
Offers low coverage but I don't mind since the concealer does most of the flaw-camouflaging for me, the product is mainly used to set the concealer. The tightly pressed powder has a micro-fine texture that forms an invisible veil, and it feels incredibly smooth and creates this soft-focus matte finish.
As for usage, sometimes I like to use a sponge so as to create an airbrushed effect, and will not ruin my concealer. On other days, I simply use a powder brush to pat on the product gently. One layer is sufficient.
The MSF ain't cheap at S$46. While doing about a research before making an investment, I have read horror stories about how fragile the product is. Even dipping could cause the dome to "collapse." YIKES! On the day of purchase, the shopping bag slipped from my hands and dropped to the cold ground with a LOUD THUD. I swear an aneurysm will happen there and then, but fortunately no damage was done. σ(^。^;
To avoid an actual brain emergency from happening, I always dip my brush lightly to pick up the product. And when it comes to oil-control, you might want to invest in a blot powder or paper especially if you are "blessed" with oily skin...
MAC Blot Powder/Pressed - Medium
This blotting powder is a GodSend! I no longer need to worry about the shine on my face ever so often. Normally a blotting device had to be whipped out after a 5 min walking distance from my home to the subway, but now, POOF! My makeup stays matte, thanks to Mica and Silica present in the powder that helps to curb excess sebum.
The translucent powder does not add any color, and the fine texture will not cake your makeup with multiple touch ups. This is a keeper, for sure.
MAC Powder Blush - Dirty Plum
This was purchased on a whim, to this day I still have no idea what had possessed me to get this. The color looked intimidating from the pan and is definitely out of my comfort zone, so what gives? (ーДー；）ヾ
Steer clear if you are in a rush for time, since this product has to be applied on with a light hand. You do not want to look like a baboon's behind, no? The blended grape-y shade still sticks out like a sore thumb, thus I layered it with a light diffusion of pink blush or a highlighter.
MAC Lipglass - Gold Dust
Another impulsive purchase - this has got to be the stickiest gloss I have ever used. You don't want to wear it on windy days! When your hair gets on your glossy lips, it will create sticky streaks all over the face. Annoying, I tell you, when it became quite a task to pry my locks while sashaying down the streets of Orchard Road!
I fell in love with the coppery warm color with subtle golden shimmer. The scent resembles Winnie the Pooh's honey but utterly tasteless on thy lips. Note to self: do not get anymore MAC lip gloss!