I have several M.A.C (Make-up Art Cosmetics) items - some of which were given by very dear friends, but mostly purchased with my own money. M.A.C is in my 'pricey' or 'high-end' list of brands therefore I only purchase items I really want and which I think is worth my money. I definitely do my research online by reading reviews before purchasing an item. Overall, I think M.A.C is indeed a very good cosmetics brand and if I had a little more money, I definitely would not mind getting more products to slowly grow my personal M.A.C collection (am currently lusting the eyeshadows! gahhh!).
Anyways, here goes. :)
M.A.C lipglosses are vanilla-scented which I really like. M.A.C carries several types of lipglosses such as the standard lipglass to plushglass and etc. Do check out their official website for a more detailed description of each type.
(a) Tricolor Lipglass in SIMPLY DELICIOUS (sheer coral-red) - thank you MESHUGA!
(b) Lipglass in VIVA GLAM GAGA (semi-opaque cool-toned pink)
(c) Cremesheen Glass in FASHION SCOOP (sheer baby pink)
(d) Dazzleglass in VIA VENETO (shimmery purple with blue glitter)
(e) Plushglass in NICE BUZZ (shimmery champagne)
|L-R: Simply Delicious, Viva Glam Gaga, Fashion Scoop, Via Veneto, Nice Buzz|
I absolutely love M.A.C blushes. They have a great selection of colors and the blushes are long-lasting. The blushes come in a rather large pan size. Although I purchased these three over a year ago and use them relatively much, I have yet to hit pan! Great value, eh! Oh, definitely use a light-hand when applying M.A.C blushes because they are highly pigmented. Just see the pictures below. Va-va-voom bright!
(a) Sheertone blush in PINCH O' PEACH (matte mauve-pink) - thank you MESHUGA!
(b) Sheertone blush in INSTANT CHIC (matte coral-peach)
(c) Blush Ombre in RIPE PEACH
This blush is a gradient of shimmery orange to a matte coral-red (see blush pan).
The middle swatch below is the bottom part of the pan which is the matte coral-red.
The fourth swatch below is the middle part of the pan which is a perfect coral.
The last swatch below is the top part of the pan which is a shimmery orange.
|L-R: Pinch O' Peach, Instant Chic, Ripe Peach|
I own two cream eyeliners that come in pots. These eyeliners have a very smooth texture, great color pay-off and long-lasting power on my semi-oily lids.
BLACKTRACK is a matte black and RICH GROUND is a shimmery reddish brown.
I have a M.A.C Paint Pot in CORAL CREPE which is a deep coral eyeshadow base that is used before powder eyeshadow application. The paint pot will prevent creasing on lids and also enhance the eyeshadow color. Another base I own is the M.A.C Cream Color Base in SHELL which is a frosty pink-beige which can be used either on the eyes as a base or cheekbones as highlight. Finally, two M.A.C pigments - MELON (shimmery copper gold) and SHIMMERTIME (shimmery baby pink) are loose colored powder that I use as eyeshadows. These two shades or gorgeous! Check out the swatches below.
|L-R: Coral Crepe, Shell, Melon (top-right), Shimmertime (bottom-right)|
|Paint Pot in Coral Crepe|
|Cream Color Base in Shell|
|L-R: Melon and Shimmertime (I forgot to take individual pictures of these pigments. Sorry!)|
That is it for my mini M.A.C collection. No intention of expanding it just yet. Haha! But when I do, that will be another blog post.
EDIT: I missed out on one more item - the M.A.C Powerpoint Pencil in PERMAPLUM. It is a pencil eyeliner that is a deep plum color. Perfect for days that you won't want to go totally black but something dark enough to enhance the eyes. This pencil eyeliner was a gift with purchase.