- Comet Blue
- Rags to Riches
- Money Honey
- Ms. Fizz
- Like Venus
- Steppin’ Out
- Bare Necessity
- Get Rich Quick
- Spanking Rich
- Love Alert
- Pleasure Principle
Naughty Nauticals, coming May 2008, is one of MAC’s summer launches!
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If you were using MAC’s Totally It lipglass?, what look would you create with it? What shadows would you use? What would you use on cheeks? Anything added to the lips?
Create a look using whatever you want, as long as you include Totally It! Feel free to share links to photos of your look(s) using it in the comments.
Wei East China Herbal Intensive Eye Treatment ($36.00) are moistened pads that you place on your eyes for ten minutes to help rejuvenate them by helping to alleviate dark cirles and puffiness. I didn’t really notice too much of a scent other than a bit of an herbal aroma with a little bit of floral in the background–but really subtle. These actually did a good job relieving some of the allergy-related puffiness I have been having with my eyes lately as spring is finally [officially] upon us. You get sixteen packs (each has two pads – one for each eye), and I personally feel like I’d only use these once a week (maybe twice if it was a particularly stressful week), so the price does stretch out. Nonetheless, if you break it down, it is $2.25 per pack, which is not much at all. For me, the hardest part is just laying around for ten minutes, so I definitely need to use these when I’m very tired and all I want to do is close my eyes! I’m too much of a multi-tasker otherwise.
MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation (Loose) ($29.00) is available in five shades (light, light medium, medium, medum plus, and medium dark), but unfortunately people have found that it does run dark–a few of our paler ladies (NC/NW15s) are saying that light is just too dark for them to get away with. This mineral foundation gives you medium coverage with a “natural finish,” which probably translates into a semi-matte/velvet kind of finish so will be good for those with oily skin.
I picked up Medium Plus, and I’m NC30 — I do feel like it is a little too dark from my complexion, so I might exchange it for Medium when I have the chance. I’m afraid that I might be in-between shades, though, which would really suck! The foundation is very fine-milled and soft, which is great because it makes it easy to buff it into the skin (a key to applying mineral makeup).
I’m personally not a huge fan of the applicator that it comes with (I believe they are calling it a caplicator?), and to be honest, I find that this is incredibly similar to a variety of other mineral foundation applicators (none of which I have loved). The caplicator has a very soft sponge attached to the lid or top of the jar, and I’ve had several MAs tell me that it’s great for touch-ups, but that a brush does a better job for initial application. I have to fully agree about using a brush (I use the 182).
While the packaging isn’t terrible, I would have preferred a jar like MAC’s other loose powders, or even just a wider circle, because my buffer brush doesn’t fit perfectly in it (it’s a bit too big/wide).
The foundation goes on easily, and I don’t find that I get a lot of it flying off my skin or exploding into a powder cloud (like other loose powders/mineral makeup), so I do like that. It gave me decent coverage, and it didn’t make certain acne spots look too dry when it went over them. I wouldn’t say that it exceeds my thus-far holy grail Studio Fix Fluid, but it doesn’t fall far behind it, either.
This is a great product for the upcoming summer months, as it is incredibly lightweight and wears well. I know that in summer I tend to opt for lighter weight coverage and products, just because heat and being outdoors more often tend to make heavier makeup less palatable.
You can purchase this at Nordstrom.com, and it will be appearing in freestanding stores in April.
Pick this up? What did you think?