Hi guys! I’m finally feeling well enough to put on a bit of makeup so I decided I would de-overspray Marine Life today! Here’s one last look at the pretty overspray…
|MAC Marine Life High-Light Powder, with overspray, natural light|
And here it is with the overspray gone. I have to say, I still think the powder is beautiful without the overspray. The relief is very nicely done and deep so it will stay around for quite a while. (Click to enlarge.)
|MAC Marine Life High-Light Powder, without overspray, two views, natural light|
Here are swatches on my fingers:
|MAC Marine Life High-Light Powder swatches, from L-R, light pink, mixed & coral|
The light pink is a very light baby pink and the coral side is a pretty bright reddish coral. The entire powder is matte with little silver shimmers mixed in. Together, the powder makes a very nice pinky-coral.
I compared Marine Life to my other pinky-coral and coral colors. I don’t really have any close dupes in my collection… I mean, that’s why I bought it! But hey, everyone loves seeing blush pictures, right? :D
And here are swatches. I apologize for the quality of these, I had to color correct them myself in Photoshop (auto-levels turned my arms blue…) but they are pretty color-accurate now, in my opinion. (Again, click to enlarge.)
As you can see, the color is quite unique in my collection, and that’s why I bought it. I’m really happy that the mixed color and the coral color are very different as well, because it’s like getting two blushes in one. Plus, the pink side is actually a nice highlighter for my skintone (~NC30 currently). :D The only color that even looks close is Rock & Republic All-Nighter which is similar to the coral side of Marine Life, but you can see it is brighter, more orange and the finish is totally different. For what it’s worth, I don’t think Marine Life and All-Nighter look anything alike when actually worn.
And here is my first FOTD with MAC Marine Life. I think it’s very similar in character to shu uemura lolly cherry except much less pink and more red. I will note though, I thought it was somewhat hard to mix the two colors of Marine Life using my Ecotools mineral powder brush… but I’ll try again with my MAC 188 next time.
|Eyes: MAC Melon, Museum Bronze, Blonde’s Gold; Cheeks: MAC Marine Life (coral as blush, pink as highlighter); Lips: shu uemura Jupiter Brown;|
I also decided to cave on the MAC Lustre Drops in Pink Rebel. I’m wearing 3 drops mixed into my shu uemura FA Smoothing foundation and really loving the glow it gives me. I also think this is the first time I’ve posted this EOTD. It’s my absolute favorite MAC pigment EOTD and I’ve been wearing it practically 3 times a week in the last few months. It’s so eye-brightening and pretty. =)
Hope all my US readers are enjoying the long weekend, and that everyone else is enjoying their regular weekend. =)