Just a few MAC faves I’ve been lovin’ extra lots lately!
MAC Matchmaster Concealer ($22). Guuuurrrrrl. BOMB. DOT. COM. They’re creamy stick concealers with auto-magical self-adjusting pigments that personalize themselves to your own awesome skin tone…
Yes, that was a bunch of nonsensical fancy talk. 🙂
I’m an NC42, and I wear Shade 5 (there are 11 in all).
Somehow, once this concealer settles in after blending it out, it matches my skin perfectly, and it’s freaking me out! I would love to learn about the cosmetic chemistry behind it because I’m sure it’s cutting edge. The coverage is medium, and the finish is satiny. I think it reflects just enough light and looks natural.
Of course, you can still change the finish by buffing a matte face powder on top, but I like to keep it dewy, so I set mine with MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural.
Matchmaster lasts all day long for me without scooting, budging or fading. MAC says its also sweat-resistant and ideal for humid climes, so I’m bringing it with me to Hawaii, for sure.
Another thing I’ve been into this week: $23 MAC Melba Blush.
Look at that pan! Mine is well-loved, LOL! It’s a coral-peach with a matte finish.
I love it and wear it often (typically applied kind of haphazardly on my cheeks), especially in spring and summer (yay, corals!). You can put it precisely on the apples of your cheeks and blend the edges, yadda, yadda, yadda, but my favorite way to apply it is with a fluffy face brush, gently pressing it casually on my cheeks. It looks sun-kissed and natural…like you took your cat on a five-hour-long walk.
Someone in the comments last week asked for a not-too-bright coral lipstick recommendation, and I can’t remember exactly what I suggested, but it occurred to me later that I could have said Clever, from MAC’s Patentpolish line (it’s $21). It’s a creamy coral with brick tones, so you do get a coral lipstick vibe, but the brick dials it down a notch.
I’m passionate about the Patentpolishes. They’re creamy, smooth, opaque and shiny (but not glazed doughnut shiny).
Now that I think about it, they’re a lot like the Hourglass Girl Lip Stylos. They’re laid-back, but glam at the same time.
I also gotta give special shout-out to MAC Extra Dimension Eye Shadow in Sweet Heat (a soft, long-wearing peachy pink), Hush Cream Color Base (a neutral peach cream highlighter), Next to Nothing Face Colour (a sheer base that looks like real skin!) and In Extra Dimension Waterproof Mascara (lash drama to the ‘nth’ degree).
All of these things are must-haves!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,