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Aurora20 Mon 29-Jun-20 20:24:20

What other beauty items do you use colour wise?

I saw MAC strobe cream mentioned somewhere but there are lots of colours and I don't know which ones to choose.

That got me wondered what other items you use that suits your skin, eyes, lips, cheeks...

I use benefit blushers, all work well on me.
Lipsticks are all from Bobby brown, I got for nude tones.

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AgileMadness Tue 30-Jun-20 18:48:41

Hi OP,
I'm an NC 45 user and I've been for about 15 years.

A couple of months ago, I also started thinking of branching out to other products and went to the Estée Lauder counter.
I got the Double wear foundation in 5W1.5.
So far so good. It doesn't have the same consistency as MAC, but it seems to blend with my skin colour.

For lipstick I use MAC Hot Gossip for every day wear and it's my absolute favourite.
My concealer is also MAC NC45, I haven't changed that yet. I tried the DW concealer but wasn't really impressed.

There's a website called where you put in your usual colours and it recommends alternatives. I haven't bought any of the recommendations so not sure if it's accurate.

healththrowawayx Tue 30-Jun-20 18:50:16

The original Mac strobe cream is good, it’s the silvery one. You might prefer a more golden colour

Some of my tan friends are the same colour and they love all the popular shades of Mac lip products eg soar, whirl, mehr, brave, spice etc

healththrowawayx Tue 30-Jun-20 18:51:38

Sorry the original one is Pinklight, not the silver one.

MooMinCow Tue 30-Jun-20 19:48:58

Hi OP. I’m about a NC42/45. I don’t use MAC foundation (used and loved Face and Body in C5/6) but base wise I now use:

EL Doublewear (original and fresh nude) in Honey Bronze shade
EX1 foundation in 10 or 11 (depends on season)
Armani Luminous Silk 6.5
Bare minerals complexion rescue (can’t remember shade sorry)

MAC studio finish in NC42
EL Doublewear in warm medium (?)
EX1 delete concealer

Benefit Hoola Caramel
Hourglass radiant bronze

Hourglass blush palette. £££ but beautiful

Lipstick - Loads!
Red - Mac Red, Mac Chilli, Mac Viva Glam 1, Revlon Fire & Ice, NARS Rita
Bright pinks - Mac Relentlessly Red, Mac Damn Glamorous,
Neutrals - Mac Retro, Mac Mocha, Mac Twig, Charlotte Tilbury Walk of Shame

Aurora20 Tue 30-Jun-20 22:43:13

Thank you so much 💐

I'll have a look at these and come back x

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