MAC Mineralize skin finish-Petticoat review & swatches

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This blush was a part of In The Groove Collection that came in 2010.I didnt buy it but my sister got her first ever makeup product from MAC that was this skin finish.But,as she stays away from cosmetics,i took the opportunity of using it.

It was a limited edition skin finish.

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PRICE: Around rs,1800 or so for 10gms.

PACKAGING:The packaging is domed shaped and bigger than the normal blushes available at MAC.The shade name is provided at the back of the skin finish.

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SHADE:I would describe this skinfinish as a pink bronze with plum tones.I feel it is more of a blush than a highlighter.

TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER:The texture is really smooth and finely milled.It blends easily and definitely gives an appearance of a finished and defined look.It is shimmery and can easily be overdone.

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When i am using this,i prefer to keep the other things subtle as it looks overdone.It makes my skin look more toned and defined.I like the way it highlights my cheekbones.

The shimmer present isnt gritty nor it is OTT.

It stays for around 7-8 hours and gives a healthy glow to my face.

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PROS: 

  • gives a wonderful look to the face.
  • decent staying power for about 7-8 hours.
  • the shimmer is not gritty.
  • the texture is smooth and finely milled.
  • simple,fuss-free packaging.
  • you get a lot of product.
  • gives a defined look to the cheek bones.
  • the shade will suit almost all skin tones.

CONS:

  • discontinued.
  • pricey.
  • prone to breakage.
  • shimmer might not be liked by everybody.

RATING: 4.5/5

RECOMMENDATION:I would highly recommend investing in atleast one of the skinfinishes of MAC as they are really worth it.This shade is discontinued but it might come in some other collection.Highly recommeded!!

 

Soft Smokey Eye Look-Step by Step Tutorial

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I wanted to use my MUA undressed palette so thought of doing a tutorial.

Lets begin:

 

 

L:before,R:after

L:before,R:after

1)prep and prime your eyes.

 

 

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2)I used a shimmery champagne shade from the palette and applied it till 2/3rd of the inner eyelid.

 

 

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3)Now,i used a light silverish pink shade and fill the rest 1/3 outer eye area.Blended it in the champagne shade too.

 

 

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4)Taking a shimmery medium brown shade from the palette,i filled up the crease and also blended it in the outer Vshape of the eyes.

Here,it is upto you to keep the look like this and add kohl and mascara for a subtle and natural look to add a step further and achieve a smokey eye look.

 

 

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5)I used the a very small quantity of blue-black shade from the palette and just applied it in the outer V-shape of the eyes to make the look sultry.Use the same shade on the lower outer eye area.

 

 

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6) & 7) U used the shimmery golden shade to highlight my tear duct and the pale shimmery white shade to highlight my browbone.

 

 

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8) Try to apply the liner as close to the lashes.Avery thin line.This gives an illusion that you are wearing false lashes.

Tightline your upper and lower waterline.Add tones of mascara and you are DONE!!!

 

Sharing some more pics:

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PRODUCTS USED:

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Hope you liked the look.Please comment and share your views!!!

Deborah Milano Natural Effect Blush-03 review & swatches

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PRODUCT CLAIMS: 

Blush with a soft and velvety texture. Featuring an innovative formula that ensures that the products blends in perfectly. Matte finish. Hypoallergenic.*

*Formulated to minimise the risk of allergies.

PRICE: Rs.695

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PACKAGING: The products has a oval shaped packaging with a small applicator provided.The packaging is nice and clean.It is quite sturdy.Shade number and ingredients are mentioned at he back of the blush.

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SHADE: Well,this shade is apt for very fair complexion and for those who range between NC30 -NC 35.It will not show up on darker skin tones as it is a very pale peach with a velvety mate  finish.

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TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER: The texture of the blush is smooth but it has a bit of fallout as you can see in the packaging.The fallout is minimal but when ever you swirl a blush brush onto the blush,you can see it floating around the pan.

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The finish is definitely velvet, actually velvety matte.It is devoid of any shimmer but you can see a beautiful sheen on cheeks.This shade is very light so it is best to be used when you want understated cheeks or a natural ‘no makeup’ look.

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As per the staying power,this shade stayed for about 4 hours on me .I have one more shade from this range that stayed for about 6-7 hours as it is a darker shade.

Pigmentation wise,this is fine as one to two swipes impart good amount of shade on cheeks but being a lighter shade,it comes out very subtle.

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PROS:

  • provides a subtle glow to cheeks.
  • great shade if you want a ‘no makeup look.’
  • an everyday wear shade.
  • velvety matte finish.
  • smooth texture.
  • sturdy packaging.

CONS:

  • wont show up on darker skin tones.
  • the brush provided is of no use.
  • has fallout.
  • no name provided.

RATING: 3/5

RECOMMENDATION:It is a great shade if you want an everyday wear blush but it wil suit only lighter skin tones.Worth checking out!!!

MAX FACTOR COLOUR ELIXIR LIPSTICK-655(LILAC WINE) REVIEW & SWATCHES

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Another review of a gorgeous shade from Max Factor,here I present to you all:Lilac Wine!!!

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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:For instant fabulous colour and smoother, softer* lips over time look no further than Max Factor’s new Colour Elixir Lipstick. The Elixir formula contains a 60% blend of skin emollients, conditioners and antioxidants including vitamin E, for a visible transformation in the look and feel of your lips. As you apply the Colour Elixir Lipstick, it actively moisturises and smoothes lips. Enjoy rich and gorgeous looking colour on smooth, beautiful lips!
*vs bare lips .

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PRICE:Rs.750 for 4gm

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SHADE:The shade 655 is a pretty mauve with pink undertones.It has golden shimmer and sheen(both) which provides a healthy look to lips.The lipstick is creamy but looks a bit frosty on lips.

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TEXTURE,FINISH & STAYING POWER:The texture is amazingly soft and smooth and glides on easily on lips.The lipstick appears to be having a frost finish but it might be due to presence of the shimmer otherwise it is comfortable and slightly creamy.

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It keeps my lips supple and moisturised.Staying power is around 3-4 hours which might be low but the shade is subtle and not loud and bright.

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It is pigmented enough to cover slight darker lips.However,i feel that this shade will suit fairer to medium skin tones more.

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PROS:

  • Classy and travel friendly packaging.
  • the shade is very subtle.
  • it keeps my lips soft and moisturised.
  • the shimmer doesn’t settle in the lip lines neither it accentuates dry flaky lips.
  • the range has wide variety of shade.
  • gives healthy sheen to lips.
  • a nice everyday wear shade.

 

CONS:

  • average staying power.
  • expensive
  • might not suit girls with darker skin tones.

RATINGS:3/5

RECOMMENDATION:It s not a must have shade but a nice mauve with golden sheen that  gives a healthy look to lips.This shade might not suit darker skint ones but you can surely check it out!!

For new shades launched in this range,check HERE!!!!

other shades review at MEW check HERE , HERE .

Have you tried any shade from this range?

Planning to buy a new shade from Max Factor?

Please comment and share your views!!!