I had to reorder some MAC staples (they’ll be appearing soon in a “Most Repurchased Products” post) and I couldn’t resist adding a few new things I had been eying before placing my order.
The first thing was MAC Prism blush which I recently saw Sanni (missmai27) use in her awesome Barbarella tutorial. Prism is a muted slightly peachy, mostly pinky-brown with a completely matte finish. It is perfection for fair skin! Many people use it for contouring, but I think it works as a cheek colour too. If you’re looking for something subtle, I think you’d like Prism.
I also didn’t have any MAC face brushes, and finally got the MAC 116 Powder Blush Brush I had been coveting. I really like the size of this brush:
I love my Real Techniques blush brush but sometimes find it a bit big. The 116 is smaller and somewhat denser.
Every time I placed a MAC order I would check on the two Viva Glam Lipsticks that had a lustre finish (V & VI) but they always seemed to be out of stock. Lustres are my favourite MAC lipstick; they are glossier and I find them more moisturizing, easy to apply, and feel great on the lips. I was excited to finally get them.
MAC Vivi Glam V is described as a “neutral pink with pearl” and VI as “terracotta-plum with pearl” and (spoiler alert!) pearl means sparkle which some people may not like. Its a modest amount of sparkle (much less than MAC Naked Paris, which I find a too sparkly) and gives the shades a pretty shimmer. Viva Glam V is a pinky-brown nude on me, very natural looking. My fiance commented that he liked it and he prefers a makeup-free look 🙂 Viva Glam VI is a deeper rosey brown, but I don’t get any plum tones from it.
Canadian pricing info if you’re interested: MAC Powder Blush $25.00, Viva Glam Lipsticks $19.00 each, and MAC 116 Powder Blush Brush $42.00.
Excuse my nails in these pics! This winter has been brutal and just won’t end (we’re still having snow days) and they are totally dried out and brittle. If anyone has any suggestions for a hydrating or rejuvenating nail treatment, please let me know.
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