Mac Oil Control Lotion-What is This Stuff?

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I was recently at the MAC store in town, and I asked to be matched with a new shade of Studio Fix Fluid Foundation.  I explained my skintype to the artist, which is combo/oily, and she prepped my skin with the MAC Oil Control Lotion.

I decided to purchase the new shade of Studio Fix Fluid, and the associate asked me if I also wanted to purchase the Oil Control Lotion, but I declined, as it just wasn’t in my budget.

When I got to the till, I noticed that there were $10 minis of various products, and the Oil Control Lotion happened to be one of them.

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Out of the bottle, the fomula is somewhat runny, and immediately absorbs into the skin.

I have used this lotion 3 times and I’m slightly on the fence about it.  It has a really pleasant smell, the formula is not too thick, but it absorbs into the skin quickly and doesn’t really do much moisturizing.  It does however really control oil.  My skin stays EXTRA MATTE with this Oil Control Lotion under my foundation and powder.  Is it a moisturizer, is it a primer?  I’m not 100% sure.

I need to play with this formula a little more to balance my skin.  With this lotion, I can feel my makeup sitting on top of my skin, and it seems to make my makeup look a little cakey.  So I think I might need to do a water spritz or finishing spray on top of my finished makeup so it has a little more natural look.

The bottle says you can use it day or night, but I would never use this at night because I like moisture on my face at night, so I will continue to try this Oil Control Lotion, but only under makeup.

Have you tried Mac Oil Control Lotion?  Do you like it?

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MAC Rocky Horror Collection SWATCHED! I see you shiver with antici… pation

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I have been dying in anticipation for this collection.  Ever since I heard that it was going to come out, I had a wishlist in mind of what I was going to get.  Then I lost my job.  Booooo!

When I got the e-mail from MAC Tuesday annoucing the release, I was devastated that I would not be able to get the collection, and that it would be completely sold out by the time I would be able to purchase it.

I went to my local MAC store on October 2nd to window shop the collection and by 11:00 am, some of the items had already sold out.  Oh well.

I put the collection out of my mind and continued the day with errands a cleaning house, when later that night, my ridiculously amazing husband told me he had something for me in my master bathroom.

I walked in and IMMEDIATELY spotted the lovely black paper MAC bag sitting on my counter.  I unloaded it to see that he purchased ALMOST THE WHOLE COLLECTION for me.  What a generous husband.

So now I am glad to say that I am able to show you guys some swatches!

My skintone range is a NC37 to an NC42

Riff-Raff Shadow Palette

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The formula of this shadow palette applies beautifully and while you can’t tell from the swatches on my arm, they do look gorgeous on top of a primer.  This is a great palette to use day or night.  I wore the three shadows on the left side of the palette last night, and it helped me create a really soft and pretty 1920’s look.  I am really pleased.

Horror 7 Lash

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These are the same as the Marge Lashes from the Simpsons Collection, and also a part of the permanent collection for MAC.

Rocky Horror Lip Pencil in Vino

(They also sold him Fashion Boost and Bespoken For)

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Top to bottom:

Vino

Bespoken For

Fashion Boost

Rocky Horror Lipstick

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Top to bottom:

Strange Journey

Fran-N-Furter

Oblivion

I love love love love love these lipsticks.  They glide on smooth and have a gorgeous color payout.  These Rocky Horror lipsticks are great for any season, and would look great on any skintone.

Rocky Horror Powder Blush

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You can see a very light swatch of this blush down the center of my arm, I will have to play with this blush a little more to see how I can get the most color out of it.  It is really pretty in the pot though.  This shade is called Crazed Imagination, it is a muted plum with a hint of pink pearl.

Rocky Horror Sculpt and Shape Powder

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This powder is for highlighting and contouring, in Bone Beige/Emphasize.

Rocky Horror Glitter

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The store was sold out of this glitter but, the sales associate was really nice and gave my husband a sample to try.

Rocky Horror Studio Nail Lacquer

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He chose the nail lacquer in the shade Formidible.  It is a dark teal with pink multi changing pearls.  Nice color, and the formula dried fairly quick.  Reminds me of a dark mermaid type of shade.

So there you have it, a bulk of the Rocky Horror Picture Show collection.  I am very pleased with all of the products I was able to get from this collection.  All of the shades are versatile, and the packaging is out of this world.  A very well put together collection by MAC.

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Were you able to get anything from this collection before it sold out, or are you holding out for the holiday collections?

MAC Rocky Horror Collection-And Why I’m Mad

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Today I’ve been hearing (reading) murmurings of MAC Cosmetics’ Rocky Horror Picture Show collection that will be coming out on October 2nd.  I know people have been talking about it since early summer, but somehow it skipped my mind until I heard more about it today.  This release is to celebrate the cult classic’s 40th anniversary.  Okay, so I’m not really mad per se, just irritated ’cause like MAC, please give my wallet like two seconds to recover, k?  I just purchased items from The Simpson’s collection, (review coming soon) and now you’re telling me a month later I gotta look out for this collection?!  Oy vey! 

Photo of the Rock Horror Collection from trendmood.com

Photo of the Rocky Horror Collection from trendmood.com

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Now that my venting is done, I am happy to say that I am actually really excited for this collection.  The colors are dark and moody, and the perfect collection to send me full speed ahead into Fall.  

This collection will feature shadows, pigments, glitter, lipsticks, lip pencils, lashes, contour powder, blush, and nail lacquers.  

Here is a list of products that’s been going around, (Obviously not official): 

MAC Rocky Horror Picture Show Collection:

Lipsticks: 
Sahara (Matte) Yellowish Brick-Red
Riri VS Vivid Blush Red Amplified Cream
Sin: Deep Dark Blue Red (Matte)
Deep Love: Deep Raspberry Blue Wine (Matte)

Lip Pencil:
Vino: Intense Violet Purple

Eye Shadows:
Graphic Style:  Deep Silver Veluxe Pearl
Original Plexi: Soft Muted White and Pearl Frost
Carbon Black: Intense Matte Black
Bold Babe: Greyish Blue with Pearl Frost
Blackberry: Muted Burgundy – Plum Brown (Matte)
Crystal: Violet DuoChrome w/ Pearlized Pigments (Frost)

Greasepaint Stick:
B* Bright Yellow Blue
Intense Black

Superslick Liquid Eyeliner:
On the Hunt: True Black

Chromographic Pencil:
Black
Basic Red: Primary Red

Powder Blush:
Crazed Imagination Sheertone Shimmer

Sculpt and Shape Powder:
Bone Beige Emphasis Nude Cream / Tan

Set Powder:
Invisible

Pigment:
Rock Red – Sparkling Burgundy

Zoom Fast Black Lash:
Deepest Black

Lashes:
7 Length – Natural Everyday Glam

Glitter:
Gold – Sparkling Chunky Gold
3D Black – Black Glitter and silver holographic mixed in

Nail Lacquer:
Bad Fairy: Red with multi changing pearlized pigments (Pearl)
Formidable: Teal Green with Pink Multi-changing pearlized pigments (Pearl)

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I really can’t wait to snag a few of the products from this collection.  The shades and type of products sounds absolutely up my alley!  I might have to ask my husband for an early Christmas present this year.  😉 

Are you excited for this collection?