vintage mac pieces: mineralize skinfinishes and blushers
Something I do not do on here enough is run through products that i've had in my makeup stash for ages, or products that I still really rate even though I bought them years ago. So, I am Zoe, and I am a recovering MAC-a-holic. Seriously I got it bad. Those of you who are quite new to beauty blogging, it used to be a different place. About 4/5 years ago, it was all about MAC forums and dedicated MAC chat areas where everyone would geek out about all things MAC. I got into blogging because i'm genuinely obsessed with makeup - and always have been! This is one of the things I first ever discovered about the Internets relationship with beauty, and from then how I discovered YouTube channels and every girls Bible - Temptalia. Pre-starting my blog, I used to make MAC wishlists on my old macbook and put together little mood boards for each collection about which pieces I wanted before trotting down to the store and dropping most of that months wages on beautiful MAC pieces. I even used to keep the boxes! No one ever saw the little mood boards or wishlists, I guess that was what inspired me to write a blog about it...
Delving into my stash of MAC, I unearthed all sorts of goodies. I actually didn't even delve too far into my stash for these pieces, because they're pieces I still actually use and really rate to this day! Infact, this post features my all time favourite highlighter - i've just never talked about it before?! No idea why! It was only when I began to look them up that I realised how old some of these goodies were, and how amazing it is that they're still going! I do have a few other msfs and blushers that are old school MAC, but i've just fished out my top two of each to show you today!
Porcelain Pink and Perfect Topping MSF
My first foray into MSFs was with Perfect Topping, back in March 2009 at the launch of the Sugarsweet collection. I just knew it's pretty swirly planetary looking compact was something I needed in my life. It's like a soft golden peach tone upon application, and my god does it suit paleys. It's the most perfect highlighter i've ever come across because it's not too glittery but glittery enough, it's got lovely peachy undertones and it's just got this amazing 'mannequin' style finish to it. I've used the dome part of it down, but otherwise, 3 years later and its still going strong!
Porcelain Pink is admittedly, very similar, but I use it slightly differently. When applying a matte blush (a bit like Tippy!) I pop this straight over the top, to create a shimmery, highlightery blush look. It's a little pinker than Perfect Topping, but still peachy. It's got beautiful gold veins running through it, which I adore. I always found this one much better to get along with than Stereo Rose!
Ripe Peach and Tippy Blushers
Ripe Peach is one of the most beautiful blushers I have in my MAC collection. It's from the Spring Colour Forecast collection of 2010 which was memorable for it's first ever introduction to ombre blushers by MAC. I remember really debating at the stand between Ripe Peach and Vintage Grape - and in hindsight I wish I had bought both! Ripe Peach has to be used with a light hand on my skin, but I find when I apply it right to the temples of my cheeks I get this gorgeous little dolly looking glow. It's a very treasured blush in my MAC collection!
Tippy was purely irresistible to me. Infact I bought a fair bit of the Hello Kitty collection. There was no way I was letting that beautiful collection slip by the wayside! Tippy is a proper bright blue pink, and was one of my first ever MAC blushers. It really needs a light hand, and as you can see by the pictures of it this makes it look barely used! It's so good on my pale skin, and is one of those I reach for when I want a real statement blush look.
Hope you enjoyed this little look into my vintage MAC collection! What do you think of the products featured? Do you own them too? I know it's not helpful in terms of actually showing you things you can buy - all four of these are Limited Edition and were released with the collections - but if you're anything like me, you could look all day...
Disclaimer: All four of the MAC products featured were bought by me with my own money.