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MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

This is one of those cult products that I have heard about for years and never gotten around to trying. I recently discovered an almost brand new compact in my mother’s makeup drawer, and was ecstatic about this treasure. MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish is a shimmery mineral highlighting powder.

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

This is a light powder with a lot of shimmer. It has a soft golden hue and can be built up to get a bit of a more opaque look. Many women use this as an everyday highlighter, however I find it suits me best for more special occasions. Although it looks intimidatingly shimmery in the pan, it actually delivers a much softer (and gentler) look when applied.

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

MAC Soft and Gentle Mineralize Skinfinish

For a delicate gold flush to highlight your cheekbones, MAC Soft and Gentle is a well-loved choice. It’s high quality, gorgeous formula, and a tried and true favourite around the world.

I bought myself a birthday lipstick!

My birthday is coming up and to celebrate it I bought myself a pretty lipstick from MAC Cosmetics. I wanted something pink and bold, but not too crazy, so I settled on a Retro Matte Lipstick called All Fired Up.

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick in All Fired Up

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick in All Fired Up

This lipstick is a bright, warm pink that is super opaque. The matte formula isn’t drying and it doesn’t flake, and it leaves a little bit of a stain on my lips after wearing it for a few hours. It does fade after a while (3-4 hours) but even then there is still some colour left over. I could leave it for a lighter look or reapply, and I have been using both methods since I bought it.

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick in All Fired Up

MAC Cosmetics Retro Matte Lipstick in All Fired Up

It feels nice on my lips and not too heavy or sticky, and the matte formula makes it just a little different than a regular pink lipstick. I’m glad I picked this one and now that I know how nice the Retro Matte Lipsticks are I might need to look for another shade soon.