Makeup With Mandie
Marcelle Sheer Tint Fluid Moisturizer Review

I’m preparing my makeup bag for a trip to Cuba in a little over a week!
I’m very excited but figuring out where to draw the line when it comes to packing your makeup can be tricky.

I want to pack as lightly as I can so instead of bringing a face cream, foundation brush and foundation, I decided that I want to bring a tinted moisturizer.

However there’s more important reasons for bringing this instead of foundation:

- Wearing a heavy foundation in a hot climate is not only uncomfortable feeling, but it can clog your pores and stress out your skin.

- You can hardly feel the tinted moisturizer on your face, your skin can breathe!

- It provides enough coverage to cover red or uneven spots, however this product does not hide ALL flaws, but it somehow makes them less jarring without it looking like you are wearing makeup at all

- Applied with your fingers, no need for a brush or sponge.

Overall, I’m happy with this product for what I need it to do. I would recommend it to specific people, it’s definitely not for everyone.





MAC Star Violet vs Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Raisin Berry (Burgundy metallic shadows)


Burgundy (reddened purple) is to me a more fun shade to wear because it has a lot more cool red tones in it than a pure plum (more of a brown-purple), though the colors are close. 

Two of my favorites are: 

If you have to get one, of COURSE get the Coastal Scents. The quality is very good, the shadow is extremely pigmented and very metallic. In fact, this is one of the hot pots where the texture is similar to an Urban Decay shadow, which is always a great thing.

Star Violet is a softer burgundy with a brighter pink-brown shine. Because this is a Veluxe Pearl, it has that super fine-grained, almost-molten sheen, which is gorgeous. Raisin Berry is a deeper wine-burgundy, and equally metallic and rich. This also comes on a lot stronger than the MAC shadow, so take note if you prefer lighter pigmentation. 

Both shades are absolutely beautiful, and work with just about all eye colors. They especially make blue-green eyes stand out, and would look fantastic over dark skins as well. 

Perfect with a nude or pale pink mouth!