Quick Reviews : MAC and The Body Shop

by Guest Post on July 5, 2010 · 19 comments

This post is an entry for 500 posts Celebration International Giveaway by Anuradha. 🙂

This is my MAC collection! Yippie!! And let me tell you guys one thing for sure….there is definitely something about MAC which excites me like nothing else. Before I start ranting about MAC endlessly let me share with you my small, cute but useful collection of MAC items that I have made. These are my MAC products and The Body Shop brushes.

They are MAC Haul

  • MAC Mineralize SkinFinish Natural (Rs.1340)
  • MAC eyeshadows in Plum Dressing, Sketch and Nylon (820Rs. each)
  • MAC Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15(NC42)(Rs.1580)
  • The Body shop Foundation brush
  • The Body Shop Eyeshadow Blender brush

I am not sure of the brushes price…somewhere in the range of 750-1000 I guess.

The MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural is by far the best compact powder I have used to date mainly because it blends very easily with my skin tone and it stays put.

MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural The Pros of this product are

  • Very natural look.
  • Available in lots of shades.
  • Does not turn oily with the passage of time

I can’t think of any cons except its price! The MAC eyeshadows are really good in the sense that

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches

  • They are very smooth and not at all powdery.
  • They blend like a dream.
  • Their colour range is very good.
  • They have different finishes like frost/matte/pearl etc.

MAC Eyeshadow Swatches

  • Nylon(Frost finish). This makes for a very good highlight colour.
  • Sketch makes for a very good crease colour.
  • Plum dressing(pearl finish) is a good overall colour and very natural one at that.

The MAC Studio Fix Fluid is a very good foundation mainly because

MAC Studio Fix FLuid

  • You get it according to the skin tone. The SA at MAC counters will figure this out for you. So you can get it very close to your skin tone and therefore you don’t end up looking all made up and chalky.
  • It gives a matte look.
  • You need a teeny weeny bit for each application and therefore it is going to last you a long time.
  • It is very creamy.
  • It has yellow undertones to it and there fore blends well with my wheatish complexion.

Now coming to The Body Shop brushes, the two that I purchased were the

The Body Shop Brushes

  • Foundation brush
  • Eyeshadow blending brush

The eyeshadow blending brush is good in the sense that

  • It is fluffly and carries a good amount of shadow.
  • The bristles are very soft and very smooth when you use it one the eye.

The only thing that I find is that it is a bit too big for blending and also it is not rounded like the MAC 224. The foundation brush is really good.

  • It applies the foundation very evenly
  • It does not absorb the moisture content
  • It feels good to hold!(if that makes some sense!)
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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

rashmi PTM July 5, 2010 at 10:55 am

i love mac e/s tooo the extreme …. plum dressing is a pretty shade i must say….


Rati July 5, 2010 at 10:57 am

my my! pretty photo. 🙂


rashmi PTM July 5, 2010 at 2:50 pm

thanks sweetie n thanks to sanjeev for suggsting :):):)


Mrunmayee July 5, 2010 at 12:30 pm

Cute collection, Anuradha!!!!

I am sure you enjoy it very much!!!
.-= Mrunmayee´s last blog ..Grand giveaway at IMBB- =-.


Rati July 5, 2010 at 1:13 pm

I love my MAC skinfinish. I have no idea how it blends, it just blends in your skin and you wouldn’t even feel that you have worn something on your face. Yet to try est of the stuff. E/s are on my priority list. 🙂


Rima Kaur July 5, 2010 at 1:18 pm

their eyeshadows are next on my hitlist too rati. i think i’ll get the four pan palette. choosing the colours now!
.-= Rima Kaur´s last blog ..Beneath The Smiles =-.


Rima Kaur July 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm

lovely eyeshadows! i’m always torn between getting the singles or the palette. the palettes are more economical but the 15 one is too large to carry around. maybe i’ll get a four pan one? don’t know, lets see. and that blending brush is not as dense as i thought it would be! nice haul!


ki. July 5, 2010 at 2:44 pm

A 15 palette would ensure that I’m bankrupt for life 😛
let’s go shopping for the 4 pan one together 🙂 I have a few shades in mind for myself as well 😀
.-= ki.´s last blog ..Guest post – happy- colourful eye make up =-.


Rima Kaur July 5, 2010 at 4:20 pm

.-= Rima Kaur´s last blog ..Beneath The Smiles =-.


HD July 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm

Hey Anuradha…nice collection :yes:


Rati July 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm

me joining. 😛

Mine would be



Rima Kaur July 5, 2010 at 4:55 pm

yes definitely! i have so many favourites that it’s hard to decide. i’ll surely get humid though.
.-= Rima Kaur´s last blog ..Beneath The Smiles =-.


ki. July 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Mine are woodwinked, shroom and maybe mulch? 😕
.-= ki.´s last blog ..Guest post – happy- colourful eye make up =-.


Rati July 5, 2010 at 4:59 pm

oh!! that green colour . It’s pretty and unique. 🙂


jomol July 5, 2010 at 5:11 pm

MAC studiofix foundation is like a dream…but I need to pick up my color and I am waiting for MaC to come to hyd 🙂


rashmi PTM July 6, 2010 at 12:08 am

what are u saying … mac is there in lifestyle as far as i know
let me double check and see
but m sure mac is 100% there


Rima Kaur July 6, 2010 at 12:33 am

yeah jomol mac has a store in hyderabad. it’s my friend’s hometown and often buys stuff from there. rashmi’s mentioned the address below.
.-= Rima Kaur´s last blog ..Beneath The Smiles =-.


rashmi PTM July 6, 2010 at 12:10 am


hey jomol this is mac address in hyderabad


Rati July 6, 2010 at 11:04 am

Thank you, Anu. Will surely consider that. 🙂

I know MAC Fix + is def a must have. Love it totally! 🙂



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