Sunday, July 22, 2012

Haul - Mac Heavenly Creatures Collection

 I know this post is extremely overdue but i feel like i needed to enjoy the products first and then bring myself to write about them. I can say i've been using them quite often and i am very happy i purchased all the ones that i did. I was very careful to read reviews before i went ahead to my Mac counter and get overwhelmed with the entire huge collection. This entire mineralized collection has a lot to choose from and i loved that any type of skintone can find something that they love and wear. I all about shine and glow so i really loved everything about the products. However, some stood out to me more than others. Out of the four mineralized skin finishes i got three, out of the four eyeshadows i got two and out of the nine eyeshadows i got just one. I didn't bother looking at any lip products because i have so many that i feel need to be given some love before others join my collection. They also added some brushes and skin products. Lots to choose from but this is what i end up getting and im happy with my choices we go...
MSF - Mineralized Skin Finish 
Center of the Universe - this is described as a 'coral with gold shimmer'. This one is probably my top favorite for the summer at the moment. It looks like a deep copper goldish color in the pan but when you swirl them all with a brush and apply you get this nice bronzy glow for your cheeks which goes with really any neutral eye look to brighten up the face. A little goes a long way.

Light Year - this is described as a 'peachy pink with gold shimmer'. I love using this if i want just a light sheen on my nose or cheek bones for say a smokey eye or a more dramatic look. It's not glittery or heavy and the mix of gold peaches and pinks gives the face a more natural glowy flush. Love it. 

Star Wonder - this one is described as a 'plummy pink with multi-dimensional pearl'. I haven't quite used this as much as the other two but it's still a gorgeous one. I don't do well with plummy blushes but this one is very minimal so the pink shows up more. You need to use a light hand or you might over apply. If i wear purple eyeshadow i like to add a pink blush and a little of this looks really nice.
Mineralized Eyeshadow
 Universal appeal - the colors in this shadows are described to be 'gold, bronze and violet melange'. The gold part seems to have a bit of a green hint to it as opposed to being a bright gold shade. The violet melange is a nice purple and the bronze is more of a sheer brown. I was actually lucky to have gotten this particular eyeshadow where the colors are easier to wear. I had doubts about this eyeshadow after doing some research on it and seeing how the bronze was barely showing and the violet took over. When i got to my Mac counter i was happy with what i ended up with. I love the bronze and i feel i was use the swirled shade as an all over lid color that is subtle and good for everyday. For me it works really well dry though some packing on is needed.
Swatched dry
Mac Mineralized Blush
Ring of Saturn- its described as a 'terracotta and gold melange' color. This shade is more on the coral side when swirled together and is very warm on the cheeks, perfect for summer to me. A little goes a long way with this blush so a light hand is enough when applying and you can built on that if desired. I feel like this is the perfect summer shade so im really in love with it. I've been wearing it a lot, its very versatile so it works with different eye looks.

Solar Ray- this blush described as a 'peach and gold melange'. The gold and pink swirled together shows off as a peachy color that im really in love with. The sparkle is not extreme as it may look in the pan. Once applied, its quite subtle and gives my cheeks a peachy glow, perfect for summer in my opinion. It blends out really easy and i love using it when i don't want anything too heavy for my cheeks but still want a slight glow and subtle color.
What do you think? 
Did you pick up anything from this collection?

1 comment:

  1. Love ur swatches.. I wasnt planning to get anything from this collection but seeing ur ring of saturn swatch makes me want it.. Noooow : p