Makeup Review | New Purchases from MAC

Hi Guys, 

Today I’m sharing some more items I picked up while on holiday. What’s a holiday if you don’t make a “quick” stop at MAC? 🙂 

Mac Mineralise Skinfinish in Gold Deposit

This is one of those products from MAC that is ADORED by beauty-lovers all over the world. It is a highlighting powder that helps bring a “glow” to your cheekbones, bridge of your nose etc. I just had to pick it up to understand the hype.  

Suffice it to say, I was underwhelmed- I do not get the hype. I mean all this product seems to me is a goldish-orange blusher. Yes, it did bring a glow to my cheekbones yaddi yaddi ya, but it’s nothing I couldn’t have gotten from one of my gold-toned blushes. 

It cost me the equivalent of $30 and after one use I don’t think it’s worth the money but we’ll see. 

Mac Eyebrow Crayon in Spiked

This one was a re-purchase because I simply can not find another brow pencil as good as Spiked. I have tried and failed, they are usually not a true brown (i.e yucky red undertone), I’m never able to get a clean line and never ever able to get a perfect thinned out brow tail!

I have two problems with Spiked though: 

1) The pencil is not retractable so when once you twist it up it can’t go back in.I’m not sure what Mac’s thinking is with this but it is horrible because the pencil is always breaking. If you buy this pencil remember to only twist it up to the barest minimum

2) The price! $20 for a brow pencil, really Mac, really???

Do you guys know any cheaper brow pencils that could potentially meet up to my expectations? 🙂

Mac Lipstick in Diva

You know one of those lipsticks that have been around before but you never just got round to trying them? Diva was kind of like that for me, I heard so much about it but I just never bothered to try it on. When I finally did, I loved it. This lipstick is the bomb! I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves…

Wearing Diva lipstick, Gold Deposit on my cheekbones

I particularly love it because it is in my all time favourite finish, matte with characteristic features, high pigmentation and long lasting. This is definitely going to be my go-to lipstick for a while, a red I can wear to work without looking crazy, not like I care..haha..

What Mac goodies have you purchased recently? 

Peace and Love, 



  1. October 29, 2013 / 11:13 am

    You will not believe what I'm about to type….but I have always used Davis or Airwoman eyebrow pencils for the longest time and they work just fine. Most I do is darken the brow tail with the Zaron brow powder. The idea of spending even N1000 on a brow powder just doesn't sit well with me.
    Gold Deposit wasn't all that for me too tbh. So now I just use it as eyeshadow and i still can't hit pan! #SadderDay

  2. October 30, 2013 / 12:07 am

    Lovvve the shade of the lippie.

  3. October 30, 2013 / 9:15 am

    Your make up alwayz looks flawless 🙂

  4. October 31, 2013 / 8:02 am

    'Diva' is hawt!
    You can try Rimmel's professional eyebrow pencil in dark brown.


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