MAC Magnetic Nude Collection Fluidline It’s Physical Review,Swatches & EOTD

Its Physical was a part of Magnetic Nude collection launched in March 2014.This shade caught my attention because of the stunning duochrome effect it has.

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ABOUT:Ultra-smooth, Fluid line’s gel formula provides the precision of a liquid liner with a silkier, softer finish. Goes on “foolproof” with a brush in an easy dip-and-stroke action. Long-wearing. Smudge-proof. Lines up in a rich array of colours and finishes. Brush sold separately.

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PRICE: rs.1100 or $ 16 USD for 3 g / 0.1 US oz.

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PACKAGING:The packaging is just like MAC Gel liners but its is small.The glass pot with black cap is very neat and sturdy.The shade name is provided at the bottom of the packaging.

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SHADE:Mac describes “It’s Physical” as a Brown with purple pearls in frost finish.I would describe this shade as stunning golden brown with fine purple shimmer that adds to the duochrome effect.

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MY VIEWS:The texture of the fluidline is amazingly smooth and soft.It is dream to apply.The formula is very creamy and glide son eyes very easily without nay tugging or pulling.However,this creamy consistency does lead to making a thick line instead of thin line.However,I mostly use this fluidline as an all over eyeshadow and it look oh so stunning in that way.The shade looks sultry and one of a kind!!

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Its Physical is decently pigmented.One swipe provides medium amount of shade.Since,it is shimmery,it looks a bit sheer but it is buildable to full coverage.As an eyeshadow all over the lids,it can be used for smoky looks.However,the shade cannot be used as a base for powder eyeshadows.Its stays for about 8-9 hours.

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RATING:4.9/5

RECOMMENDATION:I love this shade to the core.It is super pretty and looks gorgeous on lids.It is my saviour for smoky look when I am in a hurry!!I highly recommend this if you can get hold of this!!

 

MAC Dreaming Dahlia Lipstick Review & Swatches

ABOUT: This lipcolor was a part of MAC A Fantasy of Flowers collection that was launched in March 2014.A dream world bursting with brilliant blooms of colour. A stunning bouquet of shades draws you in with hypnotic movement as a magical fantasy emerges glowing with a floral essence. Rose-coloured hues burst from lustrous Lipstick, while a heavenly hybrid of Mineralize Eye Shadows blossoms with natural splendour. Cheeks are kissed with the graceful glow of Mineralize Blush, and vivid pops of colour flourish as Fluidline and Nail Lacquer bring this flowery fantasia to life.

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PRICE: rs.1190 for 3gm

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PACKAGING: The packaging is similar to other MAC permanent line lipsticks having black matte outer body.It is sturdy and travel friendly.However,I would have loved some special edition packaging for this.

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SHADE: Dreaming Dahlia is described as sheer coral-red lipcolor.I would describe it as an orange-coral shade with sheen.The lipstick has silver shimmer in it that provides shine to the lipstick.

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MY VIEWS: The texture of the lipstick is very smooth and it glides on easily.It is easy to apply,creamy and blends evenly on lips.The formula is hydrating and mosituising.Being Lustre finish,it has a nice sheen which provides glossy look to lips.The shimmer present is very minute.It is slightly visible on lips but more prominent on hand swatch.It doesn’t settle in the lip lines neither accentuate them.The shimmer does stay even after the lipstick wears off and goes off with proper cleanser.

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Dreaming Dahlia is decently pigmented.It is sheer in single swipe but buildable to medium coverage.However,it will not provide full coverage.It stays for about 3 hours leaving behind balmy effect and shimmer on lips.

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RATING: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: I love this shade as it is not very bright neither very pale.It brightens up my face and will suit all skin tones.The presence of shimmer is a slight issue for me as I don’t wear shimmer in lip colors.Other than that,I highly recommend it to everyone.

Mac Gingerly Blush : Review and Swatches

I have tried many blushes for MAC but mostly they are shades of pink or peach.I wanted a matte shade that can be used everyday.I got peaches first but then it is again a peach shade.Now,I have this Gingerly with me which again is a peach!!!!!.And I must say,it is a gorgeous shade.

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PRICE: Rs.1150 for 6 gms.

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PACKAGING: A simple packaging having a black outer cover with round body and transparent plastic lid to see through the shade.The shade name and finish is provided at the back.The packaging is sturdy and travel friendly.

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SHADE: MAC Gingerly is described as Capri Bronze!! I have no idea what it means but for me Gingerly is a very pretty warm peach.It is like light brown with peach tones.The shade is great for a sun-kissed glow and looks gorgeous with all looks as it is a very versatile shade.I use this for contouring as well and it performs well there too!!The shade looks very natural on indian skin tone.

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MY VIEWS:The blush has a smooth texture.It is soft and finely milled.Gingerly is a sheertone blush .Sheertone blushes are basically the ones that have to be layered to build up in terms of pigmentation.However,this being a matte finish shade;is decently pigmented.This shade is Mickey Contractor’s  favourite for India skin tone and I  absolutely love it.

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It stays on me for good 6+ hours.It is nicely pigmented and can be used as a contouring shade on fairer skin tone.

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RATING: 4.25/5

RECOMMENDATION: I highly recommend trying this blush as it can be used as a daily wear shade.It is a matte shade and can be used for contouring as well.

MAC Mineralize Eyeshadow Trio – INTERVIEW Review & Swatches

I got this trio from a friend of mine as I wanted to have a deep navy blue shade and the glitter golden shade in this shadow seemed alluring.

This trio was a part of In the Grove Collection by MAC and its a limited edition.

PRICE:$29.50

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PACKAGING:The trio has a similar packaging like the normal full sized MAC eyeshadows but it’s divided into 3 by layers of shades.

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SHADES:The shades are a deep navy blue shade with sheen,a glitter golden shade and a shimmery chocolate-brown.

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MY VIEWS:All the shadow are immensely pigmented.The blue is a deep blue with slight sheen and silver shimmer.It doesn’t have any fallout and applies well.The shade blends well and stays for a decent amount of time.These are mineralized shadow having smooth and soft texture.

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The golden glitter is slight difficult to work with.It has a bit of fallout and needs a base to adhere to.I generally apply this with a wet brush over some base(mac paint pot or maybelline color tattoo).It is a gorgeous shade and great for bridal wear.The shadow fades after a while.It have worn it for 4-5 hours and it started fading after around 3 hours.

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The chocolate-brown shade is the most versatile of all.It can be worn at any occasion and is decently pigmented.The shade is really smooth and easy to work out with.I use this shade alone as well.It says for good 7-8 hours without creasing.

RATING:3/5

RECOMMENDATION:I like the combination and the quality but it’s not easily available and pricey.

MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC42 Review,Swatches & Pics

ABOUT:lightweight, creamy, discreetly opaque concealer. Provides a smooth, long-wearing invisible coverage for all skin blemishes. Water-resistant, fragrance-free and non-acnegenic. This emollient-based, lightweight concealer is so concentrated that a tiny amount can provide opaque coverage of the skin’s imperfections and discolourations. It effectively covers dark circles, blemishes, moles, tattoos and birthmarks. Enriched with antioxidants (derivatives of Vitamin A and Vitamin E), it also contains Silica to help adsorb the skin’s oils. It has an SPF of 35 and is available in a wide range of colours. It can be applied with a medium to firm fiber brush (try the 242 Brush), a latex sponge, or the fingertips.

PRICE:rs.1100 for 7gm

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PACKAGING:The concealer has the same packaging like mac mono eyeshadows.It is small and sturdy and travel friendly. The shade name and number is provided at the back of the packaging.The packaging is prone to getting messy as the concealer melts a bit during hot humid climate.

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SHADE:I chose the shade nc42 which is tad bit darker for my skin.NC 35 was nt matching my tone ,nc30 was too light(I ma nc37).This one is slightly darker when swatched on hand but it adjusts to my skin tone.I use a brightening concealer over this.

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nc42 swatch

nc42 swatch

MY VIEWS:The concealer has a creamy consistency.It is a dream to apply as it spreads and blends really well.In summers,it melt s a bit so I usually keep it need A/C.The concealer has spf35 which is an added benefit.Only a small amount is needed and little goes a long way.

 

 

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The concealer is highly pigmented and it covers blemishes,acnes,pigmentation marks really well.The level of coverage depends upon he method of application though.It is waterproof and stays for a good amount of time.I have worn it for about 6-7 hour and my under eye area still looked fresh..It doesnt settle int the fine lines under the eye or crease on my combination/oily skin.However,if feel that it can accentuate dryness if not applied over well moisturised area.

RATING:4/5

RECOMMENDATION:I find this concealer very useful and recommend it to all those who want extra coverage.

 

 

Keep A Watch over the Storm: MAC StormWatch Eyeshadow-Review,Swatches & EOTD

I simply lOVE blue shade.Be it pastel blues,denim blue,navy blue or Teal Blue,I love the shade.I bought Storm watch as it is a very beautiful shade of blue-teal blue with matte finish.

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PRICE:rs.990

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PACKAGING:The packaging is simple with a round black body having a transparent lid with MAC written on it.The shade name is provided at the back.It is travel friendly and easy to store.I so love the cute,tiny packaging.

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SHADE:StormWatch was a part of Blue Storm collection.It is a LE shade.The shade is a gorgeous teal blue with matte finish.It has slight shimmer which isn’t too obvious on lids.

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MY VIEWS: The texture of the shadow is smooth.It is finely milled and the shimmer present is really subtle.The shimmer doesnt transfer much on lids.The formula is matte providing and it blends easily.

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applied on the crease and blended upwards

The shade isn’t highly pigmented.It is sheer but buildable.Also,it doesn crease or fade out easily.Infact,it left a stain on my hand when I swatched it.It intensifies further when used over a base and stays for about 6-7 hours.The shade does lighten a bit after 4-5 hours though but it doesn’t crease.

RATING: 4/5

RECOMMENDATION: I love the shade to the core.I usually apply this over the lids and smudged it for a soft smoky look.I f you love blue and you can get this,do buy it!!!

 

MAC Instant Chic Blush review & swatch

I have developed a love for MAC blushes.This is a very pretty pink with slight peach tones that is great for daily wear!
PRICE: Rs.1050

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PACKAGING: The packaging is similar to permanent line MAC blushes withh a black colored round packaging having tranparent lid to see the shade.The shade number and finish is provided at the back of the blush packaging.

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SHADE: Instant Chic is a very beautiful matte pink with slight peach tones.It is a great shade for everyday wear and looks great on all skin tones.It is a sheertone blush.

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MY VIEWS: The texture of the blush is smooth.It is finely milled and applies easily.The shade blends well into the skin.It doesnt clog pores.I mostly use this blush on the apples of my cheeks and apply MAC style on the cheekbone.It is decently pigmented.One swipe imparts sheer to medium amount of shade which can be built upto full pigmentation.The shade doesnt look stark or pastel on any skin tone.

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The formula is soft.It does have a wee bit of fallout only in the pan.The staying power is around 5-6 hours over a good base.I like how the shade provides natural flushed look to the face.

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RATING:  4/5
RECOMMENDATION: I love the shade but the packaging could be little different as it is a LE collection blush.

MAC Pigment- Pink Opal Review,swatch & EOTD

ABOUT:Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin.

Pigment comes in an excellent range of colours. Use to create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Pigment does not streak or cake, is easy to blend and long-lasting.

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Please note: Pigments are sold by weight not volume. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settling of the product.

PINK OPAL:I got to try this pigment,all thanks to Dr.Neeraj. I mainly bought neutral shades in Pigment that can be used on eyes as well as on face.After Naked,this again can be used as an eye shadow on lids,for highlighting brow bone as well as a highlighter for cheeks.It has duo chrome pink effect.Pink with champagne which brings out a beautiful glow to face.I have used it with my foundation as well and it looks so stunning.Please be careful as only a tiny amount is needed else the entire face will become  a glowing disco ball!

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Pink Opal is highly pigmented and it reflects so much providing 3D look.I just adore this but I don’t use it much as this looks great when worn on special occasions.It doesn’t budge or fade very early.I generally use it over  a paint pot and it stays for about 7-8 hours.

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On the Cheekbones

The pigment blends well with other shadows and i doesn’t look streaky on cheeks also.It is quite dense and has minimal fallout.

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as eye shadow on lids

As Eye Shadow on Lids

Faces cosmetics have an exact dupe for this pigment in its stacks.

RATING: 4.75/5

RECOMMENDATION: I love this pigment and the way it comes out on face as well on eyes.I highly recommend this pigment.

MAC Lipstick- Capricious Review & Swatches

I am always loved peaches,corals,pinks and mauves. This time,I took a break from all these shades and ventured into plums!!!

Yes PLUMS and I must say,I am loving it!!

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PRICE: Rs.990 for 0.10 oz

PACKAGING: Capricious is a permanent line lip color having matte black bullet with shade name and finish at the bottom.It is sturdy and travel friendly.

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SHADE: Capricious is a gorgeous rosy plum shade with very minute golden shimmer.The shimmer is hardly visible and felt.It just provide a sheen to lips making them look all the more alluring.

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MY VIEWS: The lipstick has a luscious formula.Being Lustre finish,It adds glossy,wet look to lips.It is smooth and applies evenly.The shimmer present is really minute and hardly detectable.They add beautiful sheen to the lips.The shade look dark in he tube but transforms into a sheer rosy plum shade on lips that looks great.It is a shade that anyone can wear and it can go with many looks.

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You can easily sport this shade to work as well as for a wedding or party.It is so versatile and easy to carry.The shade can be used sheer as well as for full coverage.Staying power is slightly low for about 2-3 hours but I dont mind that as it is very hydrating and leaves the lips soft and supple.

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RATING: 4.75/5

RECOMMENDATION: I love the shade and highly recommend it to all of you.It might look a bit scary in tube but once you start using it,You will never leave the house without it.

My Favorite Pigment- MAC NAKED !!!

What MAC says about Pigments : 

Pigment is a highly concentrated loose colour powder that contains ingredients to help it adhere to the skin. Create a subtle wash of colour or an intense effect. Does not streak or cake. Easy to blend and long-lasting. Please note: Pigments are sold by weight not volume. Containers can appear to be less than full due to settlingof the product.

I so wanted to try MAC pigment and was eyeing on this particular one since a long time.Our very own Dr.Neeraj of Beauty Traveller is providing sample sized jars of some pigments and this was also available.I am so very happy to have this and will definitely buy full sized jar of this pigment.

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NAKED : Fleshy beige w/ pearl (Matte).

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I consider it as a neutral shade with pearl finish.It is flesh toned so mixes up well with the skin tone leaving a soft pearly highlight.That is why I love this so much as

 

  • I can used it over darker bases and add beautiful highlight to them.
  • I can highlight my brow bone.
  • Inner corners of the eyes.
  • I can use it on lids with darker shade in crease for a subtle look.
  • It looks amazing when used to highlight the cheek bones as it adds a gorgeous glow to the cheekbones and looks really natural.
L-over matte brown base,R-alone

L-over matte brown base,R-alone

MY VIEWS:The pigment is slightly powdery in feel but has no fallout.It stays for about 5-6 hours on lids without any base underneath. I normally apply Beyu Color Biggie under this when using it on lids.

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In the above look,I have used naked over Beyu color biggie.In the crease,I applied brown shade.Highlighted the brow bone and inner corners of the eyes with naked pigment .

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RATING: 4.5/5

RECOMMENDATION: I love this pigment to the core and I am really happy to have it.It is perfect and can be a part of any look.Its just amazing.I highly recommend this multi-purpose beauty to all.