A pattern is emerging with the first week of every month, my lunch break on that first Thursday has become a race to how quickly I can get over to the MAC store, peruse new items and then inevitably buy a few things. So lets begin...
Gem of Roses is a medium slightly warm, almost strawberry, pink.
One of a Kind is a rosy/brown, berry.
Both have semi sheer pigment but are buidable and they have a lustre finish, both cost £13.50 each.
After seeing posts online, the Mineralize Blush in Pressed Amber (£18) intrigued me, just how wearable could this unashamedly brown blush be?
The colour is different to what I would normally wear. Its a warmed brown/beige with a satin finish. As long as I apply this very lightly it works, giving definition and warmth to the skin.
Ultimately I do think this is probably best suited for those NC/NW 25 or above as if I apply a smidge too much it can have that dirty look about it.
The texture is smooth and pigment is very good, I’d heard some negatives about its wear time but this lasts all day on me, but then I do have dry skin.
I’d been looking for another all over eye brush similar to my Chanel #17 for a while now and the #235 Split Fibre All Over Eye Brush (£21) seemed very similar.
If you already have the Chanel#17 and unlike me don’t like to have multiple types of the same/similar brush then you can probably give this a miss as they really are close.
Picture below:MAC227, MAC 235, Chanel 17
Picture below MAC 235, Chanel 17
The brush is soft but also had a bit of firmness to allow for a pigmented application of colour. Although the split idea of the brushes is an interesting concept I do wonder how many people will actually use them as intended.
From Fashion Flower I only picked up the beauty powder in Light Sunshine (£20.50).
Its a very pale whitened pink. Although it does contain very small micro glitter I do not notice any once applied. Its has quite a smooth texture and lasts well. The effect is a very subtle glow and it works well on my pale complexion as a highlighter.
Swatches of Light Sunshine and Pressed Amber:
Ingredients of beauty powder:
I pleased with everything, which is quite an accomplishment given the amount of fails I’ve had with MAC.
I bought all these from a MAC store.