*Mineralise finish powder in 'light'
*Studio Sculpt foundation in NC15
*Lipsticks (more on these in a mo)
*Brush in 193
*Sheertone blush in 'Pinch Me'
I also have an eyeshadow in 'Satin Taupe' and brush cleanser (exciting!) that I left in my travel make up case.
*unrelated pause-Tracy Beaker is on in the background and there was just a dramatic moment distracting me, involving shouting, tears and, it appears, a sheep. Cool *
I have to say, I am the biggest lover of faux. It's the most beautiful powder pink colour with a hint of brown. I love it so much that I only wear it on special occasions. How logical!? Duh. Despite my desire to hoard it, it is such a wearable colour, which is part of its appeal. Don't get me wrong, I love vibrant shades, but faux is a shade you can wear with anything, and to anything. It glides on beautifully, and makes me feel sophisticated in an understated way.
Ruby Woo= miss.
I'm sad to say that I can't say the same thing about this shade. I try to make it work, but it just 'ent happening. Take a look.
Just not rocking it, right?
Maybe that's because it has blue undertones, which evidently don't suit me. I don't know. Do you manage to pull off Ruby Woo? I imagine that it would look better on people with darker/olive skin tones.
I also hate the texture of this. I got it aggggggges ago, when Mac lipsticks were still £11.00, so maybe it's just gone funny with age. I still remember it being really difficult and dry when I first got it though. I think it has a matte finish, but even for mattes this was pushing it. Far too dry. It felt like I was pulling sandpaper over my lips (ok, I exaggerate a but, but that's the closest comparison!) This is my only Mac let down.
Actually, not the only one *oops* I'm also not the biggest fan of the 193 angled foundation brush, the only Mac brush I have. Maybe it's just because it's angled, but I don't find that it's the easiest to use and more often than not I resort to using my fingertips to apply my foundation. Have you got this brush? If yes, and if you like it too, please let me know how to use it properly!
Blush and Paint Pot
This is my first Mac blush. I found it so difficult to choose which one to get when I was in the Mac shop, and it was too busy to ask the MUA. So after several swatches I resorted to Pinch Me which is a deep pink. It is rather pigmented, so paleys like me need to be careful when applying it, as it can give you the permanently embarrassed look, quickly. I'm still a big fan of it though, and, lightly applied, it gives a beautiful pinky finish. I feel that this would suit a lot of skin tones too.
Paint PotI'd wanted a paint pot for ages and contemplated getting Painterley or Bare Study, but I went for Rubinesque because I wanted a colour that I could wear by itself as well as with other things. I'll admit, it's ok. Ok, not amazing. It goes on nicely, stays put for 6/8 hours on me (dry skin) but might not last as long on someone with oily lids. It looks very similar to the Maybelline 24 hour tattos (esp. the shade Eternal Gold, though this is a bit more bronzey too) but the latter costs a fraction of the price. I'll use this, but I won't be repurchasing this shade. I may get a bare colour next time as I'll wear it more often. Would any of you recommend a Mac paint pot, or are they not really worth it?
So there's the Mac collection section of my make up collection (oh how I rhyme).