June 6, 2016
I wasn't sure that I would like these Mac VersiColour Lip Stains because there wasn't any swatches that I could find on my complexion but I decided to order them anyway because I love the whole idea of having stain lips. I will say that they did not disappoint... these lived up to my expectations and then some. After testing and wearing one of the colors all day, my lips were stained right up until the moment that I began to remove my makeup and prepare for my shower. I had about 8hrs of wear time and I can't tell you how pleased I was.
January 25, 2016
These MAC Retro Matte Liquid Lipsticks are the bomb! I thought that I would try a few of these colors just to see what all the fuss was about. I actually ordered 5 of them but only 4 came. Mac shipping dept did something weird, three came in one box and one came in another box and I was like... where's the fifth one??? So I call them and the wanted to resend it but I just asked for a credit because I didn't feel like waiting another 5 days for it to arrive.... I was ready to photograph and swatch these babies!
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #bobbibrown, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, African American, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Lipstick, Liquid Lipsticks, MAC, Over 50, swatches
November 6, 2015
Swatches ~ Mac Dazzleshadow Pigments from MACnificant Collection | ColorDrenched Pigments from Magic of the Night Holiday 2015 + Video
The MAC Dazzleshadow Pigments has very pigmented glitters released in a limited collection of ten Dazzleshadow colors. They are very creamy in texture and apply perfectly with very little fallout. As with all glitter pigments it is best to apply a glitter glue to keep them in place. I like to use these in the inner corner of my eyes for a hint of sparkle.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Collections, Eyes, Eyeshadow, MAC, swatches
October 5, 2015
Swatches ~ Mac Vamplify, MACnificent Me Luzmaria & Tresor, Dazzleshadow and Studio Sculpt Superblack Mascara
I purchased the several items from the Mac Cosmetics store in my local Macy's and a few others online. I don't think that I have very many fall lipsticks so I wanted to add just a few to my stash. I'm still not sure if dark lipsticks a flattering on women over a certain age but I couldn't resist trying these two colors since the swatches I'd seen were breathtaking and complimented the fall eye looks that i've been so eagerly trying.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #brownskin, #maccosmetics, Beauty, beauty over 50, Blushes, brown skin, Eyes, Eyeshadow, Lip Gloss, Lips, Lipstick, MAC, Mascara, swatches
July 24, 2015
I haven't bought any Mac products in quite awhile so I started looking at swatches for colors that I thought would compliment my skin tone. They came out with a ton of matte lipsticks but only three of them caught my eye. The 4th Apres Chic is one that I had for awhile but never got around to swatching or wearing for that matter. I'm not big on wearing lipsticks during the summer primarily because I don't wear foundations... only powders. Lipsticks make me feel totally made up so I shy away from them in the summer and keep the colors neutral on my face. Below are swatches of these colors.
May 16, 2015
I realized that I needed a little extra help while i'm waiting for the bruises to totally heal beneath my eyes due to my recent eyelid surgery. While researching the different color correctors online, I came across a really nice review written by another #woc beauty blogger who I absolutely admire. After reading her review and seeing swatches of this corrector, I decided this color was close to what I needed, so I headed over to my local Macy's to purchase it.
May 8, 2015
New from the Mac Is Beauty collection was the Looking Good Fluidline and the Low Lights Fluidlines (limited editions). Some new and others were re-released from past collections. There were 16 total and the only two that I didn't have were these two. I've been collecting MAC fluidlines since the mid 90's when they were first introduced. I think I have 40 total. In my video "Sneak Peek into my Makeup Drawers" you'll see my Fluidlines and Paintpots which I also collect.
January 10, 2015
MAC Dark Majesty and Gentrified Fluidlines are truly some gorgeous Fluidlines from Mac Cosmetics and are both limited editions. What you should know is that these Fluidlines can be used as bases to compliment your eyeshadows and to keep them from creasing. I have been collecting all of the Fluidlines for about 10 years and have all of them in my collection.
December 19, 2014
This set came out during the summer of 2014 which is the time when MAC let's us vote on which products we would like to see returned as a LE (limited edition) item. I've had this for quite awhile but didn't dare use it without photographing it first. It's a beautiful combination that I feel compliments any complexion and skin tone.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Lip Gloss, Lips, Lipstick, MAC, swatches
September 24, 2014
I thought this packaging was absolutely adorable! I picked up almost all the items from this collection except for the one of the blushes, I don't remember if there were any lipsticks released in this or not, nevertheless I don't really wear lipsticks any longer.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:21 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, Blushes, brown skin, Collections, Eyes, Eyeshadow, Lip Gloss, Lips, MAC, Palettes, swatches
June 1, 2014
Mac Mangrove Matte lipstick is a limited edition (LE) that is part of the Proenza Schouler collection released last month. I would describe this lipstick as a mixture between a deep rose and a light red. I haven't swatched it because it's definitely a collector's item because of the packaging, but you can definitely find swatches if you choose to.
May 19, 2014
I pick up this gorgeous Primrose lipstick from the Mac Proenza Schouler collection that was released two weeks ago. I haven't swatched it yet because it looks very similar to Marilyn Monroe's Goddess lipstick. I don't wear that many dark lipsticks and I would like to keep this one in tack because it's just so darn beautiful!
May 4, 2014
How in the world did I end up with so many blushes! Well, I initially placed my order with Mac online for two Sunset Beach blushes and two lipsticks from the Proenza Schouler collection. At the time, they were completely sold out of the Ocean City blushes, so I placed an order with Nordstroms online for two Ocean City blushes as well.
April 25, 2014
As of late I've been busy accumulating quite a few items that were on my wishlist from various Mac collections. I haven't had the chance to use any of these Fluidlines because I haven't reviewed them yet. Since I finally have a break from Wig Designing, I can start reviewing all the items I've collected for the last few months.
March 2, 2014
I came across these two nude eyeshadows by Mac called One To Watch and Uninterrupted while browsing one of my favorite Facebook groups. Someone wrote a post asking what our favorite nude shadows were by Mac, so I thought I would check out what others had to say and take notes. I didn't chime in because I've been using Soft Brown and Texture for almost 10yrs and to tell the truth, I was ready for a change.
February 28, 2014
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 5:33 PM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Lip Gloss, Lips, Lipstick, MAC, swatches
January 15, 2014
Mac Flat Out Fabulous is a permanent color that came out awhile back (Sept 2013) to be exact.... I know, i'm behind in swatches but who isn't! This was a part of the Retro Matte collection of formulas that are pretty awesome I must say. Mac describes this lipstick as a Bright Plum which compliments all types of skin tones.
January 14, 2014
This is a very pretty copper color which glides on very seemingly. There's no shimmers or any products which reflects light making this Fluidline matte in texture.
I checked my stash and compared Our Secret to a few other Mac Fluidlines. I found that Rich Ground is a little more reddish, Deliciously Rich is a little more shimmery, Added Goodness is about two shades darker and lastly Ostentatious is monochrome with blue/brown highlights.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 6:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Eye Liners, Eyes, Fluidlines, MAC, swatches
December 30, 2013
I bought this set because I wanted another Viva Glam 1 Lipstick. I have the Viva Glam 1 but mine is really old and the vanilla scent has dissipated (comparison photo below). This is a very beautiful deep red color. If you have Runaway Red or Rocker by Mac, you probably don't need to purchase this color unless you're a Viva Glam collector. The Lipglass is quite new, it's also deep burgundy red color and I don't have anything like it in my stash.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 6:00 AM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Lip Gloss, Lips, Lipstick, MAC, swatches
October 16, 2013
The Mac Nocturnals Holiday Sets came out for Christmas and I was happy to pick up the Coral Lip Gloss Set. There were two other lip sets in Nudes and Reds, as well as pigment sets and eye shadow palettes.
What I loved about this coral lip gloss set was the variety from light to dark. All the colors are drop dead gorgeous and i'm really into wearing lip glosses now, with or without lipstick. What I usually like to do is apply the lip gloss first, then apply a matching lipstick over it, that way it doesn't look so shiny and keeps the lipstick from sliding off.
Beauty Editor Lily Seymour at 12:00 PM Labels: #beautyover50, #brownskin, #maccosmetics, #womenofcolor, Beauty, beauty over 50, brown skin, Collections, Lip Gloss, Lips, MAC, swatches