Reviewing MAC and YSL

♥Hello Beauties♥,

I have to start with a small apology, I will not be able to publish a review every week.

I have so much happening at once and one of the most important things I need to focus on is my exams in October (still busy studying for my BCom degree).

Now that I have that out the way let’s get onto the reason we are here.

MAC  Mineralize Skinfinish  – Soft & Gentle

A luxurious velvet-soft powder with high-frost metallic finish. This highlighter is awesome.  It has a perfect summery champagne glow and makes my skin look amazing. I use it to highlight on my cheekbones, corner of my eyes, cupid’s bow, brow bone and a tiny bit across the bridge of my nose. I find that it can be used as an intense highlight or when applied lightly can look very natural, and this is the highlighter I reach for quit often.  The mineralize skinfinish  R350 and are available at all MAC counters at Edgars, MAC store at selected shopping centres or online at MAC Cosmetics Online Store

Mineralize Skinfinish


MAC Fix +

It is a lightweight, mineral rich finishing mist that refreshes the skin and finishes makeup.  It can be used as a primer before you apply your foundation or after to set you makeup after you have applied it. I bought the Fix + on recommendation of a friend (thanks Pam ) as my makeup did not last well.  Since I started using it in conjunction with my primer my makeup is lasting much longer.  It has also got rid of powdery look when I have applied too much powder. It gives me a fresh and beautiful skin that glows.

I also use Fix+ when I apply some eye shadows; I spray a little on the bush and then apply the shadow, this just give the shadow a more intense colour.  I would recommend the Fix + as a must have in one makeup collection. Mac Fix + R235 and are available at all MAC counters at Edgars, MAC store at selected shopping centres or online at MAC Cosmetics Online Store

Fix +


YvesStLaurent Shocking Mascara

I expected so much more from YSL Shocking Mascara especially since it is such an expensive range in South Africa. (I paid R440) I just once again proof that price does not guarantee quality.  I bought the Shocking Mascara hoping that it is going to give me that length that I am so desperately looking for. I was so disappointed with the result…….. let’s rather say I was shocked at the result. It was so difficult to apply the formula; it was very wet after applying it my eyelashes looked a mess……… looked like I applied mascara in the dark. I tried it twice and had the same result. I decided that to take it back to the Edgars counter but was duly informed by the consultant at another counter that the YSL consultant was not in and I cannot be helped.

I did some research and found a YouTube video by Gross Makeup Artist he suggested that one should clean the brush with a tissue before applying the mascara. This definitely helped, but even after doing this I was not happy with the result but at least I was able to use the mascara. I will however not be repurchasing this product it was just a very pricey mess.

YSL Shocking

Till next time beauties! Have a super awesome Heritage Day tomorrow


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