MAC Hyper Real Glow Palette (Shimmy Peach Swatches)

The Macy’s 10 Days of Glam continues today with the MAC Hyper Real Glow Highlighting Palette in Shimmy Peach on sale for $19.75.

MAC Hyper Real Glow Highlighting Palette in Shimmy Peach
MAC Hyper Real Glow Palette in Shimmy Peach
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A Discussion on Product Diversity With a Side of Mac Swatches (Sculpt and Shape Powders)

In a time when inclusivity in the beauty industry is front and center, I am often surprised that some products that have been on the market for years never make it into the conversation. The analytics prove time and time again that new releases are going to get the most attention. I think it would serve everyone better if we also took some time to shine some light on previously released products.

Trust me, I understand feeling left out of what everyone is talking about, but we also need to learn to do what is best for us regardless of hype. We can not change who we are or how we look to suit a new release, but we can seek out products that already meet our needs. That is what I mean by product diversity, moving toward a time when you can visit different blogs or YouTube videos and see a variety of featured products.

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Setting Powders That Work for My Dry Skin

Setting powders can be tricky for those of us with dry skin. Here are three powders that set my foundation for longevity without accentuating dryness or creating dryness where there was none.

Best for Luminosity: Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder

I like to pair the Laura Mercier Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder with one of my favorite foundations, the Clinique Beyond Perfecting 2-in-1 Foundation. Because the Clinique foundation has a satin finish that feels tacky on the skin, I like to set it without taking away the satin finish. So by using this as a setting powder, I get the longevity and dried down feeling, but the glow of the powder keeps my skin from looking dry or looking matte.

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MAC Studio Fix Foundation Swatches (liquid and powder)

Right now at MAC, you can purchase either the Studio Fix Fluid or Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation for $25 until 3:00 am EST on 9/21/2020. Studio Fix Fluid comes in 63 shades and Studio Fix Powder comes in 53 shades, making it one of the best shade ranges on the market. I wanted to share some swatches for anyone that might want to take advantage of this deal.

Studio Fix Fluid

MAC Studio Fix Fluid (C8, NC45)
MAC Studio Fix Fluid in C8 and NC45

I’m sure I’m one of the last makeup-wearing people to try the iconic MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. I always avoided trying it out because of the SPF 15 and the promise of a matte finish. My curiosity finally got the best of me, and surprisingly I ended up liking it. C8 is a better color match for me, NC45 is too red-orange when applied all over my face. For reference, my best shade matches are Estee Lauder Double Wear 5W1 Bronze (winter) and 5W1.5 Cinnamon (summer).

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