Friday, April 1, 2011

MAC Studio Fix C30, MAC Speak Louder lipstick and Few More Hauls...

  Hello everyone, gosh! it's been like another century since I last posted. And it's already April! It's just that so many things are happening to me that i sometimes feel zapped of energy to even blog or talk. Most of the stuffs i bought are still unused and they just keep piling up. Will have to do something about that soon..hehe:-)

I arrived here in Manila 2 weeks ago. And for awhile jetlag hit me which is always a bummer. Also this coming April 22-May 1, my family and I are leaving again. This time we're going to Sydney, Australia to spend Holy Week there. Whew! So tiring! I just hope i'll be able to control my shopping urge again. 

MAC Studio Fix C30

 So the product I'm gonna be posting now is a popular one...MAC Studio Fix. I remember loving and being crazy about this way back in college. It gave me that faux flawless complexion look. I remember bugging my mom to buy me this and all she'd say is that I don't need to put too much makeup on. But of course, my stubborn streak always prevails. Hehe! :-)

Through the years, the packaging still hasn't changed
It's still the same old, black and dependable casing
Simple and nothing fancy

The powder is smooth but it's not as velvety as other high end brands like Lancome or Chanel.

It comes with a soft white sponge that blends the powder well with the skin

I chose C30 as its the closest to my face tone

Blend...blend..blah..blah.. :-p

This is excellent for covering minor blemishes and uneven colors. It has the right amount of thickness to provide a natural coverage that doesn't look as if i'm wearing a mask. One or two sweeps are enough to give me that soft and even look. But since i have oily skin, i notice that after awhile i would see my T-zone getting shiny again so i just use my  trusty T. LeClerc Banane Powder to keep the oiliness at bay.

I just use this on casual days when i feel like it and when i need a decent powder foundation to give me that instant flawless look. I never use it continuously coz' i noticed that it has a tendency to clog my pores. But i have a lot of friends who religiously use this without getting any bumps or zits. So it really depends on your skin type.

Overall, i like this product. But i'm not as ga-ga about this as i used to. Gone are the days when i was still clueless about makeup and deem this as the ultimate powder foundation of all time. After trying other brands (the more expensive ones), i realized there are better ones that actually work well with my skin.Though in my opinion this is not the best, it is still up there amongst powder foundations that really works.

                                                     MAC Speak Louder Lipstick

I was attracted to this bright pink color from the whole bunch of MAC lippies on the counter. I guess i'm really a sucker for loud colors! So instead of buying Creme d' Nude, i changed my mind again and opted for another vibrant shade.I'm beginning to see a pattern in my lipstick selection, they all look like happy colors! Hehe... The color is bold but not over the top. Just right.

The name itself speaks for the color alone...

The cremesheen formula is perfect if you hate the too drying variety (matte). It has blue fuschia undertones yet some people describe this as pink/red. I dunno but on my lips i could see more blue so i guess it also depends on your skin color. It suits most fair/cool toned skin. Even if it's quite sheer, it is very pigmented so it evens your lip tone in a breeze. It applies smoothly, no streaks or clumping there. Lasting power is also quite good.

The color somewhat reminded me of MAC Lustering except that this is brighter and has a tad more sheen to it. Whereas, Lustering  looks a bit redder on my lips.

This is what it looks like on my lips. I didn't add any lipgloss or whatsoever. It instantly brightens the face! Even with minimal makeup you will still stand out with this shade. It looks fun, girly and playful. Very wearable! I normally just wear this with taupe eyeshadow and a little blush.Great for everyday look when a bright lipstick is all you need to perk your day. I think this would be a nice color to use for summer or spring.

                                      AND A FEW HAULS...

So here's a few more hauls that i got. I bought these stuffs at our stopover in Taipei. I still had a few dollars left so i decided to bust it at Duty Free there. I was so happy to see so many brands that i like! I ended up buying a few stuffs that i really want and i'll make a review about them soon. I finally got the Chanel JC Rose Petale blush that i've been lemming for sooo long, 2 Nars lipstick in Love Devotion and Jungle Red, and Nars duo eyeshadow in Jolie Poupee. Weee!

I bought these like 3 days before leaving LA. I got the snake ring from Cabazon outlet, the owl ring at Charlotte Russe. I forgot where i bought the owl pendant. Geez! what's up with me and these owls? haha! I also got 2 nail polish. One from NYX-Lingerie and Opi-Paint my toes-moji red. I intend to use these nail polish for my feet as i still don't feel like using them on my fingers. Hmm...maybe in the near future:-)

I got all of these at a Korean mart at Cypress area also in LA. I was happy to see The Face Shop inside the grocery. So while my aunts were busy buying vegetables and stuffs i was happily lurking at the makeup corner and i bought all these. The Shiseido oil makeup remover i got at the toiletries aisle. I still haven't tried em' yet coz' i still don't know where to begin with all my previous hauls. 

So that's all folks! so many products to review and so little time. If you're interested in something just do let me know which one you would like me to try first hehe. Thanks for visiting me again and expect to see more in the future. For now, i badly need to be in shopping rehab! It's just that i can't help it sometimes...such guilty pleasures! Sigh..but i'm really gonna try working on that aspect. Love you all!:-)