Category: Haul

MAC Hey, Sailor! Collection and my Picks

MAC recently launched Hey, Sailor! Collection which is all about nautical and bronze colors, summer collections are always my favorite because i always prefer those warm/peach colors, but i am not a big fan of nautical (which is usually red, white and blue). Hey, Sailor! collection combined both so there were variety of colors and styles, and not the typical “bronzy” summer colors.
The collection also includes a limited edition bronzing brush, makeup bags, and a tote.

Those are my picks and thoughts of the collection:

Blusher
The collection got only 2 colors and both of them are really beautiful, both of them are more into a pinky shade. Fleet Fast is the dark one, it has a satin finish and has pinky peach color. The other lighter shade is called Launch Away! This blush is very light, it might not show on darker skin tones, it has a satin finish and looks in the package as a whity peach, and ones applied if feels sooo powdery but gives a really nice pink hint.

 

Highlight Powder
This highlight powder looks really pretty and couldnt help but buy it! It is called Crew and it has those pretty pink, orange and purple stripes over a pearl base. This is not a highlighter at all, it gives too much pink color ones applies and it is very close to Launch Away! blush.


Lipstick
I wasnt amazed with the lipsticks the first i saw them, but the more i look at the them the more i like them, i actually bought all of them by going to the MAC store 3 times, the first time i got Red Racer and Sail La Vie, the second time i got Salute! because they gave me Red Racer instead of Salute! by mistake, the third time i went and bought To Catch a Sailor. Red Racer is a bright kind of orangy red, a really beautiful shade, Sail La Vie is an orange red, this is the most beautiful color in the lipstick collection. Salute! is a very nude lipstick, looks gross when i apply it but i always like to get the nude colors to use as a base then add a hint of color from another lipstick or gloss. To Catch a Sailor is a very weird color, it is a frost metallic beige. I didnt like it at first but then i thought of it a million times and purchased it, i dont think i will use it alot, its not a practical color but its nice, a kind of change from the usual lipsticks.


Lipglass

the collection have some pigmented lipglasses and sheer ones, i am not a lipgloss person and i rarely use them but they come in handy sometimes, i mostly like to use lipgloss over a nude lipstick and the color i chose is Blessedly Rich, it is a burnt orange with gold shimmer, and wears really nicely.


Eyeshadow

I only got shades from this collection which are Jaunty and Barefoot. The other colors are not the kind i often use which are bright shimmery green, blue and a permanent shadow called Crystal Avalanche which i already have. Jaunty is a shimmery beige, works nice on all over the lid and to highlight the inner corner of the eyes. Barefoot is dirty shimmery gold.

Powerpoint Eye Pencil
Those eye pencils are amazing and a must have, the texture is creamy and glides smoothly, wont work good inside the eyes sinxe its creamy but will work great on the lash line. The only colors i got is Handforged which is a copper color.

Pro Longwear Lip Pencils
The pro longwear lip pencils are supposed to wear longer than the normal ones, the feel and texture of it is really soft and creamy, i got the shades in Thrown Me A Line! which is an orangy red, and Shore Leave which is the pink coral. I like applying creamy lip liners all over the lips and add a gloss on top.

Pro Longwear Bronzing Powder
This concept is new to MAC, they have pro lonwear products but never a bronzer, the idea is very nice since i love the pro longwear products. They are supposed to wear longer than the usual products, so this bronzer should do the same. The shade i got is Nude on Board, this color doesnt give too much bronze color which is good to those who dont want to have a strong tan color. This feels like a sheen tan color with gold, not shimmery but gives a slight glow.

MAC 167SH Face Blender Brush
This is a special edition face blender brush which is best used to apply bronzer all over face, since it came with the bronzers collection then it must be used for it. I have mentioned before that MAC make the worst brushes when they come in those special edition packaging and sets, they are numbered like the real ones in addition the SE (which stands for Special Edition) but the quality is lame, not worth spending a dime over them. But this brush is different since it is numbered SH (which stands for Short Handled), meaning it has the same quality as the original MAC brushes but the handle comes short. The brush is big so it will pick up plenty of product and it is very soft on the skin so you can buff out or blend any color.

Gone Sailing Makeup Bag Set
Those are really cute makeup bags, ones comes in reasonably medium size and the other one is reasonably small, both fit a good amount of products. Striped fabric is used to make the bags with a golden rope. The small bag has a hook to connect it to the bigger bag if wanted.

The collection was launched on Thursday 21.June.2012, and the last time i checked (which was on Saturday) stock was still available for most of the products. MAC used to run out of limited edition products on the same day but its not the case anymore, the collection could last for days! It is either MAC started to stock more or girls just got tired of the constant launching of those LE collections.

Garnier BB Cream

Garnier Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream is “All-in-one skin care that gives 5 benefits: Hydrates, corrects wrinkles and imperfections, protects with SPF 15, evens and brightens skin tone.”

I got the Medium shade, the texture is very creamy, heavy and a bit greasy, so a little amount will do just good, any extra will make the face look too shiny. It feels more like a tinted moisturizer and the best way i like to wear it is when i am at home and dont want to wear makeup, so i wear the BB Cream and concealer on my undereyes dark area with Garnier Instant Fairness Tinted Eye Roll On.

As a BB cream it has the same common problem of not having too many shades, this one only comes in Light and Medium.

Read my previous post about BB Creams.

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation

My friend first told me about this foundation that she read it somewhere in a beauty/fashion blog and how good it is, so she told me to try it to let her know what i think, if its good or not, so she can decide if she wants to buy it, or not!! hehe funny, but i didnt mind at all because i love trying new things and i was in the hunt for a new foundation.

The foundation claims to boost radiance by 70% through its fruit “therapy” ingredients (apricot, melon, ginger and apple), and it lasts up to 16 hours! which i think this is an extreme, i wont look for a foundation that would last for 16 hours! this means that i will wear the foundation by 8 am and remove it by 12 am!!

Anyways, this is a very light weight foundation, very smooth and easy to glide and blend into the skin, the coverage is light to medium, and it can be built up into medium but not more than this, i loved its texture, its very light and so easy to work with, it mixes well with the skin and it takes no time to get it done.

The only thing about this foundation that it oxidizes in no time, “oxidization” happens when the foundation/powder interacts with the natural skin oils that will turn the foundation into a darker shade or sometimes orange. This can be avoided by wearing a primer first, so my advice for oily/combination skin people to wear a primer to prevent the foundation from oxidization.

There are many good foundation primers such as Makeup Forever, Too Faced and my top favorite Laura Mercier (available for UAE at SugarDust).

MAC Blush in Pink Cult

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Pink Cult blush is part of the Reel Sexy collection that will be launching soon in Abu Dhabi (Tuesday 29, 2012). It is a cool toned pink, it looks pretty light in the package, like it only suits fair skined girls but once you swatch it you will get amazed on how much color you will get. It is a very pretty color, the kind of pink that you feel comfortable wearing with any look.

Personally, i am not the kind of girl who wear pink on her cheeks and lips that often, i would rather go for the warmer/peachy tones because i know they look better on me. This color is different, maybe because a yellow undertone instead of blue which makes it more wearable on me.