Saturday, January 31, 2015

MAC Lightness of Being collection-my picks

MAC Lightness of Being collection review

I have to admit I struggle to keep up with the seemingly constant MAC launches and if I do pick up anything from the limited edition collections I don't tend to blog about it as they sell out by the time I have received it.  But I think the new Lightness of Being collection is worth a mention especially as it is still available online and in store.

Here are my picks:

MAC Lightness of Being collection Please yourself review

MAC Lightness of Being collection Uplifting review

I picked up the two Mineralize blushes (£21)-the bright pink 'Please Yourself' and the coral toned 'Uplifting'.  I love the embossed pattern on the blushes.

My experience in the past of Mineralize blushes is that they are on the more shimmery/metallic side and I have made a few impulse purchases I have regretted later but luckily these two don't cause me any feelings of regret.

They both have an overlay of glitter over them which comes away with a couple of brush strokes but you can see it quite clearly in the pan of Please Yourself.  Please Yourself swatches as a bright but cool toned pink but on the cheeks gives a wonderful light sheen-similar to Estee Lauder Cheek Gelee in Tease if you missed out on that blush.  It is a little on the frosty side and you don't need to use a highlighter with this blush.  I have been reaching for it a lot though the past couple of weeks.

Uplifting looks and swatches very coral but actually there is a tan shade running through it that is most prevalent on my cheeks.  After a couple of uses the shimmer dies away but there is prevalent silver glitter as you can see from the blush on my face below.  If you're looking for a coral blush though, this definitely runs more tan on my skin (which is NW15 for reference)

MAC Lightness of Being collection review

MAC Lightness of Being collection review

MAC Lightness of Being collection Force of Nature review

MAC Lightness of Being collection Leap review

I also picked up two of the Mineralize eye shadows (£17) from the range of 6 launched.

Force of Nature is a beaut!  Again I have had some real misses in the past buying MAC mineralize eye shadows as they have proved to be quite poorly pigmented but Force of Nature has great pigmentation.

The shadows have two halves and the pattern reminds me of a cable knit jumper.  The two halves are very similar in shade but are described as having two different finishes-a frost and a pearl.  I don't think it's immediately obvious when you use them which is which but the shades definitely compliment each other.

Force of Nature goes on so smoothly and blends like a dream.  I am wearing it in the picture above.  It's just a very pretty, usable everyday shade without much sparkle and appropriate for daytime shimmer.  I love it.

Leap swatches beautifully, I love the shimmery lavender tone.  However it does take a bit of work on the eyes to build up the pigment.  But once you build up a few layers it's very pretty.  It's definitely not as easy to work with as Force of Nature and it has more glitter.

MAC Lightness of Being collection review

MAC Lightness of Being collection Poetic review

MAC Lightness of Being collection Poetic review

Finally I picked up the Mineralize Lip Glass in Poetic.  This is a very sheer glossy champagne gloss with silver sparkles.  I really like the MAC Mineralize lip products-they rarely get spoken about on blogs but I think the lipsticks especially are fantastic.

Poetic is an easy to wear sheer gloss, it's not particularly unique and isn't overly sticky.  You can see my natural lip line shows through when worn alone but it works really well layered over something like Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat liner in Pillow Talk for a peachy nude lip.

Did you pick anything up from this line?


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