Review- M.A.C Highlight Powder Cipria Illuminate and Flat Out Fabulous Lipstick

So I broke my record! I thought I would never buy any M.A.C product as I found it so unnecessarily costly. Until one fine day……. I saw this lipstick shade Flat Out Fabulous on internet , I couldn’t resist the temptation of getting myself one. That was when I didn’t discover its dupe yet. Ughh Will share the dupe with you guys.

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I won’t talk about the lipstick much because you will find plenty of reviews on this range everywhere. Just that I love it , love the color,the staying power and texture. ❤ Check out the swatch here.

Next I bought was this M.A.C Highlight Powder Cipria Illuminate. I have seen people raving about M.A.C highlighters but none mentioned this. When I saw this at their store, with no second thoughts I decided to get it. There is something in me that feels the urge of getting those items not bought by others much 😛 I know it’s weird but I like trying out “uncommon’ products as most of the time I found some really awesome underrated stuff.

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M.A.C Flat out fabulous lipstick

This powder has two shades, a pink with silver overspray as you see in the picture. The design looks so beautiful and I love the silvers in it. At first I thought it will be too overwhelming on the cheeks once applied. The sales lady told me this can be used as a face powder and I was wondering if she was in her right sense. How can I have silver all over my face.

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The product looks like any other normal powder with a very little amount of shimmer on the skin. EXCUSE MY HAIRY ARMS 😛

At first I just used this as highlighter carefully layering the product just above my blush until one day I decided to apply it all over my face and see if the sales lady was right. I applied and to be honest I really liked the result because I am so much into shimmers and glitter. Believe me, my face didn’t look glittery at all.

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M.A.C highlight powder. From left to right- Swatched base , blended base +overspray and base+overspray not blended

When using the pink base alone and base + overspray together, it didn’t really make a lot of difference. The silver in this powder gives the exact glow I needed for my beauty 😛 It is a perfect overall powder for me not highlighter.

Will I purchase this again?

No 😛 only because it is costly . Bought it for AED 145

Would I recommend?

Definitely Yes, if you can afford.

Thank you for reading:)

Lipstick Image source: M.A.C Website

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Jane Iredale Products Review

Finally I am here now ,so much ready for my detailed review on Jane Iredale Products I received in the starter kit that had been sent to me by Basharacare. Check out my previous post for details on the kit and Basharacare. I took my time because I had to use the products first before I come to you and say what I think about them.

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Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base

Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base- Golden Glow

What the brand says about this Our multi-tasking foundations provide four important functions in one: foundation, concealer,sunscreen and active skincare benefits”

My report:

Somehow this brand have won my trust. I don’t know how , but it definitely has. You can actually tell the difference between products with just chemicals and the ones that are light on skin. Now this base is best used with damp foundation brush. I use my buffing brush for this , you can use beauty blender, flat foundation brush or any brush of your choice as long as it is damp. When applied dry , it doesn’t really show up that much but when applied with damp applicator, it gives you good coverage. By good coverage I mean, normal to medium. It pretty much evens your skin tone. It feels very light on skin and refreshing. The best makeup base when you are in a hurry and easy to carry because of its size. I had this base on for minimum of 4 hours every time I wore it and it was as good by the end of the day. After applying  the base, apply any pressed powder or loose powder to lock it otherwise you can skip this too if you have dry skin. You do not need any extra foundation for this but if you feel the need of concealer , then go ahead with that.  Proceed with the rest of the makeup process then.

Jane Iredale Amazing Base
Jane Iredale Amazing Base

Jane Iredale  Amazing Base – Golden Glow

This , to be honest I found very unnecessary in the kit. Since the pressed powder is already there, then there wasn’t really any need of adding this. I wish they added a blush or bronzer instead of this. I tried using this as a setting powder on top of the pressed powder base, but still ended up using my loose powder as it didn’t serve the purpose at all. However, if you are someone who want very light makeup on ,almost natural at the same time give a mattifying effect then go ahead and apply with a buffing brush or powder brush on top of your face primer or moisturiser.

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray
Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray

What the brand says “All skin types crave moisture. Give yours a drink overflowing with nourishing botanicals, antioxidants and skin protectors.

My report: This is my first time using any hydration spray and I already am loving the experience. Since I have just used one brand of this product so I’d say I love Jane Iredale’s Pommisst hydration spray. The size is prefect. With the heat here in Dubai, having this spray in my purse has been very helpful and am definitely going to purchase one as soon as I’m out of this. You spray it on bare face or with make up on, it feels very refreshing and the scent is just perfect not too strong and not too light. My face felt very fresh and hydrated for couple of hours after spraying.

P.S It didn’t ruin my makeup at all 🙂

Jane Iredale smooth affair
Jane Iredale smooth affair

Jane Iredale smooth affair Facial Primer & Brightener-

I am not into face primers that much and I can go about doing my whole makeup without it to be honest. But I did use this a lot because I really liked it. It is not like other primers that I have used. I didn’t feel the silicon nor feel the oily thing that other face primers give. This feels exactly like a lotion,  refreshing and smoothing. Whenever I apply face primer, I feel like my skin is suffocated not able to breathe , I guess it’s because of the property in it that covers your skin with a layer to prevent natural oil from appearing and minimize pores. But this one feels just like a moisturiser. If you are a face primer kind of person, you won’t like this because you will not find what you are looking for . But it worked for me because I usually use my moisturiser as my primer. ❤ This one is a must have for me. I love it.

I do recommend you all to try out this brand. Not all are familiar, even I wasn’t too but the fact that it is a “skincare makeup” is totally a bonus points for makeup lovers. What else can you ask for , you get to have makeup that nourishes your skin at the same time.

I got this from Basharacare.com

So if you are in U.A.E do check them out as they I have a good variety of this brand.

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Colour Pop Highlighter in Lunch Money-Review & Swatch

Colour Pop Highlighter
Colour Pop Highlighter

So another Color pop item I got is their highlighter in the shade LUNCH MONEY and boy I’m loving it!!!!! It is so gorgeous. It came in this cute white box. The only thing I didn’t like about their box is I can’t find the shade name/number of the product. If you say they have it written on the box, then colour pop might want to write it somewhere visible as I went crazy searching for it..

Colour Pop Highlighter
Colour Pop Highlighter
Colour Pop Highlighter
Colour Pop Highlighter

Just showing off some photography! 😛

Colour Pop Highlighter
Colour Pop Highlighter

So here is the swatch and as you can see it is very metallic…shimmery shade with yellow undertone which I find perfect for my wheatish skin. However , I was a bit disappointed at first as I used a powder blush to apply it and the it hardly showed on my cheeks. I eventually used my finger and voila, that’s where the magic was. Consider this as an additional tip, if ever you get this, use your fingers instead of brush. You’d be happy. 😀

You want to know which area of the face to apply highlighter, check no.4 of this post.

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