REVIEW: MY TOP 3 MAC LIPSTICKS FOR SUMMER

Hello Everyone!

Today I am going to be reviewing my top three choices of MAC lipsticks for the summer season! I love bright colors, and all of these lipsticks are really fun.

I did make a video, yay! You can check it out here:

MAC Candy Yum-Yum (Matte)

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Candy Yum-Yum is a BRIGHT cool-toned pink. I think it looks awesome on many skin-tones (I am MAC NW-13). You really need to exfoliate your lips before using this lipstick, as you should with any lipstick to be honest. This matte formula will extenuate the dry skin on your lips if you don’t. With exfoliation, this formula looks great! It’s highly pigmented, and it lasts 6+ hours on me. It even gave me the pleasure of fading evenly after I ate three tacos! 😀

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MAC Vegas Volt (Amplified)

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Vegas Volt is a bright coral that leans more pink than red. This one, to me, is a chameleon; it looks different on everyone! I looked at many photos of this shade before I purchased, and I really do think that it caters to almost any skin tone. I was easily frustrated with this lipstick at first, but I think that I finally figured it out. Honestly, I figured it out right before taking these photos, ha! DEFINITELY exfoliate before wearing this one, and do not leave any balms on your lips before applying. I always applied this lipstick with very minimal lip balm residue, and it was always a patchy application! I applied Vegas Volt today with absolutely nothing on my lips, and voila! It went on evenly. Also, this lipstick tends to settle into the fine lines on my lips. It bothers me, but not enough to stop wearing it. The color payoff is worth the line “settlage” in my opinion! This will last about 6 hours on me, but it doesn’t fade as evenly when eating as Candy Yum-Yum.

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MAC Impassioned (Amplified)

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Impassioned is a bright fuschia-pink. The formula of Impassioned is the best formula from MAC that I have ever used EVER! I didn’t exfoliate before putting, and I could probably apply it without looking in a mirror. It just glides on so evenly! It lasted 6+ hours on me as well, and faded evenly. This shade is probably the most muted of the three, but it is still bright. I think out of all three, Impassioned caters to pretty much any skin tone. I really feel like this is a universally flattering shade!

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Blushing Daisy Scores:

  • Candy Yum-Yum: 10/10

  • Vegas Volt: 8/10

  • Impassioned: 10/10

What are your go-to summer shades?

xoxo
Tina

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Swatches/Review: My MAC Eyeshadow Singles

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Hello everyone!

Yesterday I was gifted an overwhelmingly large amount of makeup (Thanks Bon!), and a big hunk of it was MAC. I only owned two eyeshadow singles beforehand, and I didn’t see the point of reviewing only two shades. I was actually planning on reviewing my MAC collection as a whole because of how small it was, but I have enough now to break it up into sections.

I like MAC’s eyeshadow, but I wasn’t wearing the two that I owned previously very often. You might be thinking why I neglect them, and, in all honesty, I neglect most of my eyeshadow! Since I received my Naked 3 palette for Christmas, I haven’t really been using much else. Well, it’s time to make a change!! My plan is to give my other shadows use alongside my beloved Naked 3!

No matter what brand eyeshadow, I will always use an eyeshadow primer. I switch back and forth between Too Faced Eyeshadow Insurance and Urban Decay Primer Potion. They both function on par with each other on my skin! For the swatches today, there is no primer though.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Jealousy Wakes

This is a dark shimmery forrest green. It applies smoothly and is very pigmented! I didn’t experience fallout while swatching this.

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MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Melody

This eyeshadow is more light than Jealousy Wakes and appears to be matte. It looks a bit powdery, but I didn’t experience any fallout while swatching.

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Left: Jealous Wakes | Right: Melody

Favorite of the two: Jealousy wakes. I prefer darker greens, but they can both be used together in the making of a green smokey eye!

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MAC Frost Eyeshadow in Very Violet

This is a faintly shimmery purple. It’s not deep, but not too light. There was no fallout, and it is very pigmented.

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MAC Matte Eyeshadow in Shock-A-Holic

I don’t understand. This eyeshadow is definitely not matte. You can see the glitter in the photo!! This one was harder to build up, and it did have a little bit of fallout. It’s a bit more deep of a purple compared to Very Violet.

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Left: Very Violet | Right: Shock-A-Holic

My favorite of the two: Definitely Very Violet. Shock was hard to build up, and it still appears patchy in the photo. Shock was also not matte, but claims so on the package. I’m shocked! (pun intended)

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MAC Satin Eyeshadow in Faux

How do I explain this color? It’s a reddish-taupe that leans slightly brown. It is matte, pigmented, and I didn’t see fallout.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Antiqued

This is a beautiful coppery-reddish brown. It’s shimmery, pigmented, and doesn’t fallout! I think the name is quite suiting.

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MAC Matte Eyeshadow in Passionate

This is a pigmented matte pinky-red. I didn’t see any fallout. I have no idea how to integrate this color, but I am up for the challenge!

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Left: Faux | Middle: Antiqued | Right: Passionate

Favorite of the three: Antiqued hands down. The color is so beautiful, and I am excited to use it with my Naked 3.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Knight Divine

This is a shimmery grayish-black. I love setting my pencil liners with this. It’s pigmented and there’s no fallout when using.

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MAC Veluxe Pearl Eyeshadow in Bright Future

This is a shimmery yellow gold that leans more yellow. It’s pigmented and there is very minimal fallout. This is from the Style Warriors Collection, and I am assuming that it was LE (Limited Edition).

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Left: Knight Divine | Right: Bright Future

Favorite of the two: Tied. They are too different to choose between!

Overall Favorite: Antiqued

Overall Least Favorite: Shock-A-Holic

Blushing Daisy Score: 9.5/10

  • Pigmented
  • Long lasting
  • Wide shade variety
  • Little to no fallout
  • Only two shades had minimal fallout: Shock-A-Holic and Bright Future
  • Only one patchy shade: Shock-A-Holic
  • Blend easily
  • $15 a pop

I like these overall, and would consider purchasing more in the future! Do you own any MAC shadows? How do you like them?

xoxo
Tina

Review: NYX soft matte lip cream in San Paulo

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I had no idea that I would be purchasing a HOLY GRAIL product yesterday. Well, let’s be honest here, I didn’t know that Todd would be purchasing a HG product for me!

I have heard many wonderful things about NYX’s soft matte lip creams. I have no idea why I waited so long to jump onto the bandwagon, but I am happy that I am finally here.

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San Paulo is the most beautiful rosy pink shade that I have ever owned. This year I have decided to venture away from my tried and true red lipstick (as much as it pains me to do so). Pinks are my worst fear, but San Paulo gets me all giddy inside!! Yes, lipstick gets me excited, I know you probably feel the same way if you are reading my blog on the regular! 😉

I just want to wear a broad range of colors, and this lip cream is perfect for daily wear. I fear that I may stop wearing all of my other lip products because I love this so much.

This lip cream pairs perfectly with the Naked 3 palette by the way.

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Pros:

  • Very pigmented
  • Long lasting
  • Minimal touch up after eating
  • Smells like a sugar cookie (drool)
  • Only $6
  • Matte
  • Not drying

Cons:

  • Honestly, none! (:

Blushing Daisy Score: 10/10!

Go to Target and pick one of the babies up! What are you waiting for?

xoxo
Tina