Tuesday, January 16, 2018

MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Stick

Hello lovelies,

these babies from MAC are my recent treasure and they are (for sure) pleasing and satisfying.

I've shared a review on the lippies before (here) and how much I love it. Now, here's another product not to be missed.

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MAC Studio Fix Perfecting Stick and mine happens to be in NW50, a shade that is perfect as a contouring color for me.

The product comes in a crayon like container and as the auto stick easily twisted up to be used, it's a very hand tool for me.

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The packaging is a bit fancy, like the rest of MAC products where the packaging is in black, this one has a bit of a sparks. The brown color on the end is the shade of the product inside.

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A chubby twist-up concealer pencil with a precise rounded tip.


Full Description
A chubby twist-up concealer pencil that hides dark circles, blemishes and other skin imperfections thanks to its precise rounded tip and propel/repel abilities. The formula is super-blendable with medium-buildable coverage, and sets to a natural matte finish that feels powdery and appears seamless on skin. Its portability and mess-free application make it the perfect product for on-the-go touch-ups.

     Long-wearing, eight hours
    Transfer-resistant
    Water-resistant
    Non-drying
    Crease-proof
    Provides stay-true colour, eight hours
    Provides instant and long-term hydration
    Dermatologist tested
    Non-acnegenic
    For all skin types


Usage

    Apply to skin directly from applicator or with 195 Brush.
    Blend with fingertip, sponge or brush.


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As someone who is blessed with chubby cheek and more than one chin, I personally, definitely, truly, need this item to contour. And it works like a charm.
It blends easily on the skin and stays. That's the best part, it stays.

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And below is the final result of using it.

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Here's one more fact that wonders me, it can be used on 'wet' and ' or dry condition, like before and after powder and they still blends well.

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During 'wet' after all the liquid and before all the powders, I use beauty blender to blend the product and after powder and everything 'dry', I simply use a brush to help blending it again, and I love the final result as it definitely create a cheekbones I never had.

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Thank you so much MAC Cosmetics for giving me a product that works, giving me that defined irresistible lines.

Friday, January 12, 2018

MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lip Color


Hello lovelies,

it's time for another liquid lipstick, and I don't think I'm done with them even thou we are in the trend of shiny, metallic and glossy. I can always go either way, from velvet, matte, dewy, super glossy to metallic and glitters. Depends on the occasion they are all good.

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Here are some details from the official website:

A lip colour that provides a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that lingers.

For those who prefer timeless glamour to all-out flash, matte reigns supreme. M∙A∙C introduces a twist on this classic texture with robustly saturated shades of Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour. Whichever shade you choose, all promise one thing: a splash of colour in a liquid-suede finish that is impossible to forget.

Long-wearing, eight hours
    Colour wears evenly and smoothly, eight hours
    Provides stay-true colour, eight hours
    Non-feathering, non-bleeding
     Apply to lips using the edge of the applicator for a smooth, sharp shape. Use the tip of the applicator to perfect your application.
    For a diffused look, try blending the edges of the lip with a 219 Brush before the liquid lipcolour dries.
    Use over Prep & Prime Lip for ultimate comfort.
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Sounds very interesting, right?! Mine happens to be Ess-presso, a deepened chocolate brown. They happen to have more than 25 shades and they all look so interestingly good. Any makeup addict would love to collect as the colors are solid.

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They may look thick, rich and super creamy, but on the lips they feel so pleasantly smooth. Easy to dispense, swipe and blend, but careful, the setting time is rather fast (means good too) so when there's error, clean it fast before they set.

After set, it stays so beautifully flexible, comfortable and not drying. It stays as long as I don't eat something oily, since waterproof never means oil-proof.

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And the shade? Oh clearly seen on my photos, I super duper loving it.

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Verdict? Great texture, finish, solid vivid high pigment color, stays on and easy to clean with oil based cleanser. The applicator is spot on, the wand works like magic and my lips look so deliciously good, full coverage, it's the best since they are comfortable too.