Swooning Over: MAC Blushes

MAC Dollymix and Love Joy

My first MAC blush was one that I stole from my mother’s makeup drawer, and ever since then, I fell in love with MAC blushes. When I got these, you could imagine my excitement, I couldn’t wait to test them out because these blushes never disappoint.

Dollymix and Love Joy Swatch
Left:Love Joy(Mineralize Blush) Right: Dollymix (Sheertone Shimmer)

Dollymix is a sheer medium pink blush with a sheen to it. The texture of the blush itself is very soft and smooth, not powdery at all. With a light hand, you can get away with natural glowing pink cheeks or layer it on for a bright wash of pink.

Love Joy is a reddish brown blush with gold shimmer. When I first saw this, I would have never thought I’d like it, but it looks so good when you sweep this on your cheeks. This would be perfect to layer over a tan or for a bronze sun-kissed look. Lighter skin tones would need a lighter hand with this because this is very pigmented.

The List: Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream

I think it is safe to say that we all love buying products that have other functions. The Elizabeth Hour 8 Hour Cream is an all-round product that can be used for many things. Here is my list of things it could be used for:

1. Chapped Lips

2. Dry Hands

3. Cuticle Cream

4. Dry Elbows/Knees

5. To Set Your Brows

6. Highlight

7. Clear Lipgloss

8. Smooth Flyaways on Your Hair

The One: Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer

Bourjois Happy Light Primer

Swatch

If you like that luminous, glowy look without the added headache of looking like a disco ball in the sunlight, this product is the one. The Bourjois Happy Light Luminous Serum Primer comes in a glass bottle with a pump (YAY!). The texture of the product itself is a very light, gel-like pink formula that glides onto the skin so seamlessly, without adding any pink tones to the skin. This product is great for people lacking luminosity in their complexion, but still works for those, like me, who have oily skin, and does not cause breakouts whatsoever.

There are three ways I’ve found you can use this product:

1. As this product is intended, under your base.

2. Mixing it with your base.

3. Lastly, another way to apply this primer (and my personal favorite way), is as a  oh-so-subtle highlighter on the top of the cheekbones, down the the bridge of the nose, a little on the cupids bow. This way, you can have that “there’s something about you” dewy look without anyone pointing out that “you’ve got uhh…shimmer on your face…” #awkward

Overall: If you want subtle, glowy skin, without breaking the bank, this might be the one for you.

Where To Find It: Bourjois stands at City Plaza and Debenhams for 86 SR.

MAC Pink Plaid Dupe: Rimmel Kate Moss Lasting Finish in 101

MAC Dupe

I don’t know if it’s just me, but does everyone get really excited when they find a dupe for a product? If you do, now is the time to get excited. I was playing around my makeup the other day and I decided I wanted to wear the Rimmel Kate Moss lipstick in 101. So as I was applying it, it just occurred to me that it was so very similar to the MAC lipstick in Pink Plaid. As any excited beauty blogger would do, I decided put them to the test and swatch them side by side…

 

Swatches
Top: Rimmel Kate Moss 101 Bottom: MAC Pink Plaid

The results:

MAC’s lipstick in pink plaid is a bit more darker than the Rimmel 101 but you really cannot tell the different once applied on the lips.  Apart from that both are blue-based, matte, pale pink lipsticks which are incredibly pigmented, however, 101 is more creamier than Pink Plaid. So if you wanted to try MAC’s Pink Plaid but don’t want to spend that kind of money, you can now go for the cheaper option and pick up the Rimmel one.