My Top 5 MAC Repurchases!

Hey~

Happy hump day! So I have this week to finish and then three weeks of vacation!!! Woohoo! I can’t wait! Today I want to share my top 5 MAC repurchases. The only reason I would want to repurchase something is because the product worked for me and I loved it! So here are some of my MAC loves that I would use again and again.

1. Mineralize Moisture Foundation (NC30)

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I haven’t repurchased this one but once I run out I will definitely go back and get it. I got it earlier this year and I loved it from the beginning. The formula is very moisturising and it’s great for my dry skin. The texture is lightweight even though it is a moisturising foundation, and gives you a light to medium coverage. It has a dewy/satiny finish so it looks very natural. Also, the formula includes SPF so on the days that I happen to forget to put on sunscreen I can have at least some protection throughout the day. I just really like it because it’s just a great foundation for everyday and all seasons. It’s about $35.00USD/52,000KRW.

2. Lipglass in Nymphette

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I have bought this lipgloss 3 times because the color is gorgeous! Its a pink gloss with gold shimmer. When the light hits the gloss you get a nice sunny pink golden glow. I think it’ll compliment any skin tone, its not very glittery or cyborg pearly. I can wear it alone or I can put it on top of a lipstick and it will just make it extra special. Can you tell how much I love this color? It’s a little sticky but I don’t mind it so much because I don’t have to reapply again and again. It’s just so purty for any occasion. Each tube goes for $15.00USD/29,000KRW

3. Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft and Gentle and Global Glow

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Ok so this is a two for one.. I couldn’t decide which MNSF to pick so I just did both. Soft and Gentle has been my go to highlighter for many years. You can go really sheer or go insane and it’ll still look good. Haha I might be exaggerating a little, but it’s a really good highlighting shade for anyone in my opinion. It’s not overly glittery so you’re not going to look like your 9th grade homecoming picture. On the MAC website they say its a gilded peach bronze, I can’t really tell if its bronze but it’s such an easy color and texture to brush on. Global glow is from the same line but a different shade. I can use this as a bronzer/highlighter/cheek color. It’s very versatile and it gives my skin a bit of warmth and a nice glow. It’s a gold tan color but has a silver sheen that’ll make it very wearable for any skin tone. Both are $32.00USD/45,000KRW each.

4. Lipstick in Ruby Woo

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ICONIC LIPSTICK. MATTE. RED. RETRO. PIGMENTED. JUST GORGEOUS. Apologies for the all caps… but seriously my favourite red of all time. I use the Cherry lip liner from MAC with it. It’s a color that brightens up my complexion and I think even my teeth. It’s a blue red so it has that effect. It’s definitely a red that will make you wanna show everyone and it lasts all day. Each lippie is $16.00USD/29,000KRW

5. Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Soft Ochre

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This has been a recent purchase but I have been using its everyday before I apply my eyeshadow. It’s very creamy but it dries quickly to a matte finish. It is a great base for your eyeshadow to last a long time. Also, it gives you a clean base color to work with. It won’t crease either because it sticks to your lids. Each pot is $21.00USD/28,000KRW

I hope you like my picks 🙂

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One Product That Will Keep You Out of the Sun

I absolutely love summer, the Sun, and sunbathing. But these days I’m trying to be a little less sun-happy because I want to retain and maintain the youthfulness of my skin as best I can. So instead of heading out to get your summer glow in the harsh sunlight, save your skin and opt for a good bronzer.

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Bronzers can be a difficult thing to shop for because it’s a product that a lot people misuse and abuse, I’ll explain that in a little bit. Also, I think it’s a really hard color to match with your skintone. There are possibilities that it’s going to look muddy or too orange. To be honest you can’t beat a natural summer tan, maybe that’s why people will risk the effects of tanning to get the color they want. Nevertheless, as a beauty blogger I’m here to encourage you to take care of your beautiful skin and avoid being out in the Sun without proper protection. If you absolutely must go out read this post I wrote a couple month back. Anyway, when I said before about misusing and abusing bronzers, I’m talking about using too much and/or placing it on unflattering areas of the face. You don’t want to overdo it with bronzers because you don’t want to change the your skin tone just warm it up. I’m sure I’ve made mistakes in the past but you live and you learn. 😉

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I personally recommend and use the MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Give Me Sun! It is described as a ‘light summer peach tan’. It is one of the 15 shades in the Mineralize Skinfinish Natural line. MAC has a separate bronzer line but you can definitely use the Mineralize powders for bronzing. It’s not shimmery so it’s going to give you a very natural look. It’s also very wearable alone, over foundation, or under blushes and highlighters. In the case it looks very orange but don’t be fooled! This bronzer will give you Sun! I’m a MAC shade NC25-30 and this bronzer gives me a very natural warm color. It blends nicely and the feels very smooth to the touch.

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To apply I use an angled blush brush or a tapered fluffy blush brush and buff it in on my cheeks, then up towards the side of my forehead, and also down to the jawline. Some things to remember is to build the color gradually and blend, blend, and blend. I recommend this bronzer to light, medium, and tan skin tones. I think it’s a versatile color on most skin types. If you’re lighter skin toned make sure you use very sparingly with a fan brush and blend it out.

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What’s In My Makeup Bag: Weekend Trip Edition

Hey! It’s about that time to go on weekend trips during the Summer months. Even though I love makeup I really hate carrying it around when I travel. So, what do I take in my makeup bag you ask? Here’s my essential travel makeup list.

1. Sunscreen!

This is an essential for any day and occasion. Most likely you’re at a church retreat you’re going to be doing outside activities. So protect your skin UVA and UVB rays by applying sunscreen 20 mins before you head out.

2. MAC Global Glow Mineralize Skinfinish

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Love this stuff. You can use this as a bronzer, highlighter, or a blush. It’s a great color on any skin tone and it just makes your skin look radiant and glowy. It’s a perfect tan color with a silver sheen so you’re not going to look orange. I usually brush it high on my cheeks up to the temples and with any remaining powder on the brush I dust it on the bridge of my nose, forehead and chin.

3. Stila Kitten Smudge Crayon

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Stila Kitten eye shadow is a cult classic and it also comes in a smudge crayon form. It’s a shimmery pink nude and it’s flattering on anyone. Its great because I don’t need to carry an eye shadow brush and I can line my water line, brighten the inner corners of my eyes and accent my brown bone all with this one crayon. Just pop some color around your eye lids and with your finger blend and smudge to give your eyes a brighter look.

4. Benefit Roller Lash

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I won’t need to fuss around with an eyelash curler with this mascara! A few swipes and lifted and lengthened lashes! No clumps either. You can read a detailed review here.

5. Clio Tinted Tattoo Kill Brow

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Keep your #browsonfleek the whole weekend with this double ended brow pen. One side is a brow tint pen then the other side is a brow mascara to keep your brows stay in place and coat them in a natural brow color. The tint lasts about three days as long as you touch it up the next day.

6. Dior Addict Lip Glow 

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Moisturizing and it gives your lips a nice pinky glow. The color adjusts to the chemical of your lips, thus enhancing your natural lip color. Easy to wear and the color is flattering on everyone.

7. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer

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The best concealer ever! It has great coverage but it doesn’t feel thick or sticky. So you can cover spots and dark circles on the go! The wand makes it easy to cover specific areas you want.

All of this will fit in a compact makeup bag. Get packing and have a great weekend!