Thursday, June 9, 2016

M.A.C Cosmetics | Lightful C Marine-Bright Foundation, Modern Twist Kajal Liner & Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Creamsheen Lipstick

Time flew by so quickly and we have yet to share with you some of the little lovely makeup items we have been using of late from M.A.C Cosmetics. So here we are, a quick round up of them here today. If you had bumped into our blog some time back, you would have noticed that how much we have enjoyed the M.A.C Lightful C skincare range here. It is basically a skincare range that contains Marine-Bright Formula and Super-Duo Charged Water, for hydration and brightening effect. Anything with extra hydration sounds lovely to our ears, most definitely! Now, this skincare range have been extended and incorporated into the Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula makeup range as well.

Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Foundation SPF30/PA+++
According to M.A.C, this is a long-wearing powder foundation that protects the skin with broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF30/PA+++, suitable for all skin types. It offers medium to full coverage and a smooth, natural matte finish. It also comes with a new dual sided sponge containing two surfaces for easy flawless application.

We have combination skin, so powder face product for the whole face is not our top pick, actually, over fluid and liquid foundations, as we find it too matte a finish and they tend to enhance pore areas of our face. The shade that we got was NC40, so it is a tad dark for us (we are a NC25) for our entire face. So, we could only use it for a little contouring. The powder texture is really fine, like previous M.A.C powder we had before this, and does glide on smooth applied with the sponge, or even a face powder brush. 

This one comes separately, the powder and its compact casing. The sponge is very soft and feels super comfortable on the skin though. It can be nicely tucked away underneath the compartment of the casing. A tiny little pin hole is available for you to poke into to change your refill when you are finished with the powder foundation. We also love the fact that the bottom of the casing has tiny series of holes so that to keep your sponge airy and stay fresh. We personally feel, if you are a fan of powder compact, with skincare benefits that work overtime and find it convenient to touch-up with one to stay matte yet looking all natural, this one from M.A.C would be a perfect fit. Besides, we love that packaging of the casing, so chic looking *_^ More about the shade selection and details here. The Lightful C Marine-Bright Formula Foundation is retailed at MYR175 for 14g (comes with 1 soft sponge) and the compact casing at MYR45.

M.A.C Caitlyn Jenner Finally Free Creamsheen Lipstick (MYR74 at 3g)
Now who does not know Caitlyn Jenner by now, right? For a global makeup brand that embraces individuality and diversity, this collaboration comes no surprise to us. We definitely believe one should live free to express yourself, in anyway or form you see fit, and what is more fitting to do so than with a beautiful shade of lipstick, right? This one had us falling in love with it the moment we saw it from the tube. It is such a flattering mid-tone rose colour that we feel anyone can carry. Note that 100% of the selling price goes to the M.A.C AIDS Fund Transgender Initiative, to further its work in support of transgender communities.

Like most M.A.C lipsticks that we have come to love, it glides on smooth and the opaque coverage sits really well on our lips. It leaves a beautiful sheen, enhancing our natural lip colour and make the pout looks better. Definitely a winner. 

M.A.C Modern Twist Kajal Liner (MYR72 for 35g)
When we first spotted this little one at the M.A.C Spring/Summer 2016 trend presentation over at M.A.C office some time back, we were secretly hoping that we could check this one out up close as it looked really interesting, especially a brown shade of eyeliner. Thanks to M.A.C Malaysia team, we got one in our media goodie bag *_^ We find the texture of this eyeliner a soft and silky one, upon application, it draws a beautiful line on the lid without dragging, unlike how some eyeliners feel drying on the skin and the payoff is poor. This also works well on the more sensitive part of the lower waterline area too. We love the intensity of this brown shade called Ground Breaker. Due to long-wear and waterproof formula, it stays on our eyelids for more than 4 hours, which is cool. Here for more other shade selections.

There you go, some of our M.A.C makeup line-up this time around. More coming your way in the next one or two months, so stay tuned for more. If you are curious what are the SS16 makeup trends that are trending, here for our 1st parter, we shall be sharing the 2nd part, hopefully soon! 

As always, thanks M.A.C Malaysia (here) for the huge love and continuous support for LUMINNEJ and believing in our work here. We shall talk with you lovelies again soon *_^ 

With love, 
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  1. So the compact and the powder is sold separately? Why not just let come as one product? I have yet to try any powder foundations mainly because I have very dry skin and I think powder enhances my dry spots and makes my face looks cakey.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  2. I used to wear mac power foundations like 10 years ago, but then my skin type changed and I used some power only to set my regular foundation, MAC products are really good and I love that they the AIDS fund, always helping to the cause.
    Thanks for sharing these faves my dearest.
    Glamoury Armory Blog

    1. I guess our skin condition changes as we age, it's only natural our skincare or makeup evolve too *_^


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