Saturday, 11 February 2012

A Little Shopping & A Little Cooking

Shop MAC - Cook MAC
Before earlier this year, I could count the number of MAC products I owned on one hand. I had never been one to give into the MAC limited edition hype. However, earlier this year I ventured into dangerous waters with a few purchases from the Naturally & Iris Apfel collections. And once I heard that the infamous 'tendertones' were going to be repromoted in the Shop/Cook line, I knew I had to pick up a couple! While I was at it, I also threw in a cream blush for good measure!

Cook MAC - Hot 'n' Saucy Tendertone
Cook MAC - Hush, Hush Tendertone
I've heard a lot about the tendertones over the years, but even after going in with high expectations, I was quite impressed. Unlike traditional lip balms, which leave a slightly greasy finish on the lips, these tendertones have almost a jelly-like consistency. The color is sheer, even with Hot 'n' Saucy, and they are very moisturizing, if not the most long lasting.

Shop MAC - Florida Cremeblend Blush
Florida is an intense color, so use a light hand if you want to avoid the clown look. On my skin, it comes across as a cool, purpley-fuschia and it blends out fairly easily if you accidentally over do the application at first. I've been in the market for cream blushes lately, and am quite pleased with this one. It's not quite a 'natural winter flush' color, but gorgeous nonetheless. A nice, pinky fuschia for your collection...and the cream formula is great in winter, both for those with dry skin and those who are too oily to sport it during the hot summer months.

All in all, I think I've ended up with three winners. Lucky, as that's not always the case when ordering online, sight-unseen!

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