Monthly Archives: May 2011

Review & Swatches: Surf Baby Skinsheen Bronzer Sticks

These are, essentially, cream bronzers that come in stick form. The formula is soft and creamy. These colors are also extremely pigmented, so you have to apply the product lightly.

You can use this product both for contouring and over the cheeks. Because of the form of the product and intense pigmentation, it would be difficult to use for overall color.
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Review & Swatches: MAC Surf Baby Bronzing Powders

The formulation for MAC’s bronzers is high–the powders apply evenly and aren’t too powdery. The pigment is balanced enough that you can use them for both contouring and overall bronzing (though the gold shimmers in Refined Golden would make it inappropriate to contour with). Because Solar Riche is so distinctly warm-toned, it would be more appropriately used as on the cheeks instead of for overall bronzing or contouring. Continue reading

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MAC Surf, Baby! Giveaway

Here is your chance to win items from MAC’s newest Surf, Baby! collection. Just follow the rules below.
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MAC Flighty & Fashion Flower Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the MAC Flighty & Fashion Flower giveaways–Caroline H. and Rachel C.!

Thank you to everyone for following and reading Allura.

If you didn’t win this time, don’t be discouraged. Another giveaway is just around the corner!
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Review & Swatches: MAC Surf Baby Eye Shadows

These colors, across the board, are fantastically pigmented. Usually, MAC collections have some colors that are pigmented and some that aren’t. For Surf, Baby!, all these colors are consistently pigmented. The best color is Surf USA. MAC has released countless teals, but Surf USA is probably the smoothest, most pigmented teal the company has come out with.
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