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    You favorite MAC products in 2012

    As the year comes to a close, it might be fun to share our favorite MAC products that were released in 2012. For the sake of narrowing it down, don't state more than three products in any given category (if you only have one or two favorite in a category, don't feel obliged to come up with a third one). Feel free to elaborate why you like these product.

    Don't forget to state your complexion (NW or NC)

    Here are the categories:

    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l)

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes)

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers)

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES)

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories)

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012)

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category)

    - Your three favorite MAC skin care products (preferably released in 2012)


    Let me know if you want me to add more categories.


    PS: I didn't want to include the "most hated products." If I really hate a product, I'd certainly wouldn't have bought it. And if I dislike a product, it might be the HG for another person. Let's keep this thread in a positive spirit.
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    I'll make a start:

    Summer: NW20-22
    Winter: NW15-18

    Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)

    - Flamingo l/s: Well, what can I say. Flamingo brightens your face, looks natural and fresh, and is the ultimate Spring color.
    - Cusp of Dawn l/s: Speaking of nudes, this became quickly a favorite. It has the right amount of pigmentation w/o looking too brown, too rosey or too pink. It's pure love.
    - Tropical Mist l/s: For me, it is the perfect nude. While it is seemingly sheer, it tones down pigmented lips, but it still adds a pop of color that makes you look healthy. It is also glossy but it doesn't look greasy. This part if very important to me as I usually dislike greasy lips.


    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l):

    - Handforged Powerpoint e/l: This gold is awesome for blue eyes. It is a also a rather cool-toned gold with a taupe undertone, which makes it my all time favorite e/l for pale NW beauties with blue eyes.
    - Desert Camouflage quad: O.k. technically, these are four colours, but as they come in one product, I'll cheat the rule. As a taupe lover, this is the most outstanding taupe product of 2012. Especially Sahara Dust and Cactus Thorn are super sophisticated, making it easy to create a neutral eye that has enough oompf to keep me raving for days.
    - How to Marry e/s: There are not many white e/s that I use on a regular basis. Whites can be tricky as they are either too frosty or, if they are matte, are too chalky; or they are too yellow, too pink, too beige. HTM, however, is buttery and soft and the white is cool-toned. It complements my NW15-20 complexion like no other white e/s in my (rather large) collection.


    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes)

    - Worldly Wealth p/b: If I only could keep one blush from 2012, it would be WW. While it looks too warm for my complexion in the pan, it is simply amazing on my skin as it turns into a copper bronze with red and plum undertones. It's magical how it lightens up the face.
    - Easy Manner p/b: It looks like a very ordinary and nothing-special blush in the pan, but on application, it turns into the most flattering blush that brings out both peach and rose hues, making me looks fresh and youthful.


    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers)
    - P+P Skin Smoother: It is one of the most exciting primers that I've encountered in a long time. While I was not fond of the compact (as I prefer tubes), this products is a miracle as a primer. A tiny amount turns my face into a smooth canvas. Pure love!
    - Forever Marilyn: n'uff said


    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES)
    - Earthshine MSF: This is a very unusual bronzer that works very well during the late summer. I love the mixture of slightly-dirty, gold, and burgundy, a combination which makes it a stand out product that we haven't seen before.


    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories)


    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012)
    - Museum Bronze pigment: I could bathe in this piggie. It's a taupey gold that is extremely butter and buildable from sheer to full coverage. Gorgeous for blue eyes and cool-toned beauties.
    - Studio Sculpt: I love this foundation as it is so versatile. First of all, it is the most natural foundation in the MAC range. It is a tiny bit less dewy than F&B, which makes it look like real skin. Literally, if the shade is right, you can't see that you're wearing foundation. You can also transform it into a tinted moisturizer by adding a drop of favorite moisturizer without compromising the texture. You can give it a more satiny finish with the F&B mixing medium. And you can cover redness by adding an extra layer without ever caking into pores due to its gel texture.

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category)
    - Modern Mandarin p/b: Wow! What a bright color. Speaking of a statement blush, this is definitely one of a kind. Being pale and cool-toned, this blush definitely needs some work, i.e. perfect skin, no redness, but boy, when the time is right, it is simply wow.
    - Ruffian Gold l/s: What makes this product so unusual is the fact that this product is so versatile. It can add gold sparkle to literally any l/s or it can be worn on its own. I appreciate that RG is so wearable that it becomes a staple product that I do not want to miss in my stash. Yes, we've seen other gold lippies before, but RG stands out due to texture and ease of application.


    PS: Will need to complete/edit this when I have more time at hand
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    I'll play!

    Lipsticks:
    Tropical Mist - Although I was hesitant about it at first it has become my quick go to lipstick I love how it tones down my pigmented lips.
    Cut a caper
    Reel Sexy

    Blushes: Ugh this is a hard one!
    Pink Cult
    Pink Peony
    Small Vanity

    Eye Products:
    Call me bubbles quad
    Marché aux Puces duo
    A natural flirt EDS

    MSFS:
    Star Wonder
    Light Year
    Stratus


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    Winter: NC 20-25
    Summer: NC 25-30 (although I try to prevent this from happening)

    Many of my favourite and most used products are permanent (foundations, powders, HG lippies and eyeshadows, blush). Leaving those aside, here are some of my favourite 2012 products:

    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)

    • Sail la Vie: This year saw a lot of orange tones released - happy news for the strongly warm-toned among us. I never fail to get compliments when I wear this shade, usually preceded by 'not many people could pull off that colour'. This lippie makes up for all the gorgeous pinks I just can't wear.
    • Glamourdaze: This is very close to a MLBB but looks glorious with Absolutely It lippie. I have no doubt that I'll finish this lippie.
    • Star Quality l/g: I'm over this shade now, but I wore it to death all spring and summer. I only have a little left. CSG are my favourite l/g and I liked the pigmentation of this one. Bright without the neon qualities of the lippies that were released with it.


    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l)

    • Stolen Moment EDES: I almost passed this one up because I have Satin Taupe and it's become one of my go-to neutrals. I'm partial to taupes to begin with, but I think I'm being objective when I say this is a gorgeous shade. I wear it as liner as well.
    • A Different Flirt EDES: I hadn't expected to buy this because I have Sweet Heat. I'm so glad I did - I love this shade. Brightening without being too white or frosty. Mine is already smooth; I think this might be one of the very few e/s I hit pan on.
    • Local Wares f/l: I knew I'd love the 'ugly olive' fluidline and I absolutely do. I wear fluidlines daily and this has become the one I reach for most often.


    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes)

    • The Perfect Cheek: The last thing I needed was another blush, but I'm glad I broke my no-buy for this one. It really is a great shade - it looks as good on me as on my cool-toned daughter. I wear this at least once a week (usually with a bold red lippie).
    • Flower Fantasy Pearlmatte: This is too glowy for this time of year, but I loved its barely there colour during the spring and summer. I'm sure I'll pull it out again next year.
    • Modern Mandarin: Yet another ode to my orange love. I wore this with Sail la Vie and a bunch of orangy l/g all summer.


    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers)

    • Forever Marilyn: My first BP. I'm someone who never backs products up, and I bought five. Crazy? Probably, but I love this.


    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES)

    • Fresh Honey: A friend handed me this because she thought it was an 'orange mess'. I thought it was just ok (although powdery) until I started using it more this fall when my tan faded and discovered that I adore it. Very natural and flattering on my colouring.
    • Light Year: I don't do sparkle or glitter - that ship sailed a long time ago. So I was surprised to love this as much as I do. I only wear a tiny bit and apply it with my 188 but it's a great addition to my summer makeup.
    • Early Morning: This is one of those shades that needs to be applied with a VERY light hand but it's different from anything else I own.


    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories)

    • 239: Use it daily. I need a couple more.
    • 217: Another brush I reach for daily.
    • 116: Now that the fall has given way to more matte blush shades, I find myself rediscovering this brush. A basic but essential part of my brush collection. Depending on the blush, I might be more likely to reach for my 168, 188 or even 184, but the 166 will always be a staple.


    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012)

    • Not counting foundation and powder and without repeats of items selected for other categories
    • Dark Diversion Fluidline: When I'm not reaching for Local Wares, I'm reaching for this. The two have all but replaced Dipdown as my version of black.
    • Warm Soul blush: My summer staple. Very natural and flattering.
    • Rubenesque Paint Pot: I haven't worn this since the end of summer, but it was a great 'one and done' look for all those hot, sticky days when a more 'done' eye seems like too much.


    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category)

    • Mean & Green n/p
    • Yung Rapunxel l/s
    • Ruffian Gold l/s

    NC20-25 (Bobbi Brown Warm Sand, MUFE HD 120) Current Loves: Bronzer: Guerlain Terracotta 00, Natural BlondesBlush: Pink Cult, Deep Throat, Angelic Radiance, Crazy Terracotta
    Highlight: Definitely Defined, Shell Pearl, Watt's Up

    Lips: Huggables, Cremesheens, Patentpolish Guerlain Meteorites!

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    Mac Guy, we have a few of the same!

    I'm NW43/44

    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)

    Love Goddess lipstick from Marilyn collection. Not extremely unique, but it looks good on pretty much everyone. Also, love how beautiful it looks on my pigmented lips.
    Mac Rocker lipstick. The new matte formula is amazing and this is just a gorgeous color for my skin tone.
    Deeply Adored lipstick. A beautiful red I only reserve for special occasions, because it is a knockout color!

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l)

    MES Gilt by Association--BEAUTIFUL
    Orpheus Kohl Power Pencil- Makes my eyes pop
    Raven Kohl Power Pencil-A must for brown eyes

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes)

    Mac Worldly Wealth--My favorite Mac blush EVER

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers)

    MSFN Natural in Dark (Holy Grail like you wouldn't imagine)
    Studio Fix Fluid Foundation in NW43 & NW44

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES)

    Mac Earthshine MSF-Unique in every way possible. A top MSF for me!
    Superb EDSF
    Mac MSFN Natural in Sun Power

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories)

    Mac 217

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012)

    Mac MSFN Natural in Dark
    Mac Russian Red/Mac Rebel Lipstick
    Mac Brick lip pencil

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category)

    Ruffian Gold lipstick
    Grey Friday lipstick

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    I really didnt buy a whole lot from mac this year so i couldnt really put 3 in some of the categories lol


    c6 f&b (around nc44-nc45)

    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)
    Heroine
    Charmed I'm Sure
    tropical mist

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES)
    Stratus Blush

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories)
    new palettes

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012)
    hug me lipstick
    soft meow blush
    zoom lash mascara

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category)
    marilyn beauty powder
    ruffian gold
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    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l) : the Glamour Daze lipstick collection, all 5

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l) : My 2 MES from Heavenly Creature Bright Moon and Sky

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes) : Definitely Office Hours blush in " Rosy Outlook "

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers) : I didn't purchase any I think

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES) The Heavenly Creatures MES

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories) I don't have any !

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012) Offshoot lipstick, my only Pro Lonwear eyeshadow in " Weathered ", Musky Amethyst lipstick

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category) : Casual cheek and lips cream blush, Heavenly Creature blush in " Supernova " and probably Scarlet Ibis ( just tried at home )

    and one regret I keep posting Red Racer lipstick


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    Crumbs! This is difficult!

    Anyways, here we go. I'm probably a NC10 btw.

    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l) - Dear Diary PLW L/S, Moxie L/S, Charmed I'm Sure L/S

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l) - Modern Pewter EDES, Silver Gull E/S, Moth Brown E/S

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes) - Full of Joy P/B, Legendary P/B, A Perfect Cheek P/B

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers) - Forever Marilyn B/P, Play it Proper B/P, Whisper of Gilt EDSF

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES) - didn't buy any

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories) - the hanging bag thingy . There are plenty of MAC brushes I love but I don't think any of them are 2012 releases

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012) - Fusion Pink L/S, Chamomile E/S, Lightscapade MSF (my one and only MSF). Plus my MAC brush army hehe.

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category) - It has to be Powder to the People but I didn't buy it so it probably doesn't count.



    edit - Lightscapade is MSF dang it! It's not MES! I always get my abbreviations mixed up!

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    Crap! I'm getting old. I can't remember what I bought at all this year. I'll try my best. Looking at everyone else's responses I really didn't buy much except for lipsticks due to my addiction. Here it goes:

    1. Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l): Scarlett Ibis (Iris Apfel), Heroine (Reel Sexy), All three lippies from the Marilyn collection, Moxie & Rocker (Mac's bring back) & Yung rapunxel . I'm sure I have other favorite lippies that I bought this year, but I can't remember them.

    2. Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l): Correction! I did buy Ready to Party EDES and I love it! Wish it had been a tad more lavendery, but it matches my Beauty lipstick.

    3. Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes): I bought Full of Joy and Pink Peony this year. I like them, but I don't love them. I would have preferred FoJ being more blue/grey lavender in color than the pink shade it forms on my skin. Looking forward to the Taupe blush coming out in December.

    4. Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category) - Beauty lipstick, Grey Friday lipstick and coming soon Firm Form lipstick.

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    Three favourite MAC lip products: Outrageously Fun , Scarlet Ibis , Purring tendertone

    Three favourite MAC eye products: All three of the Shop MAC cook MAC eye palettes

    Three favourite MAC cheek products: Lovecloud, Rosy outlook, Legendary

    Three favourite MAC face products: BB cream, MSF natural, P+P skin base visage

    Three favourite mineralized products: MSF natural, Lightscapade msf, Dainty mineralized blush

    Three favourite MAC tools: 217, 242 and 129

    Three most used items in 2012 (doesn't need to be regular): erm I would say the base/face products? Coz I use them everyday hehe

    Three most unsual products: MAC heroine lipstick , (hard to find this shade of purple over in my country),

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    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)
    Outrageously Fun Lipstick
    Fire Sign Lipstick
    Lavish Rose Lipglass Set (especially Boys Go Crazy Dazzleglass)

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l)
    Ready to Party Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
    Divine Blue Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
    Stylishly Merry Extra Dimension Eyeshadow

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes)
    Peony Petal Blush
    Immortal Flower Blush
    Whisper of Gilt Extra Dimension Skinfinish

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers)

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES)
    Light Year Mineralize Skinfinish
    Star Wonder Mineralize Skin Finish
    Lightscapade Mineralize Skinfinish

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories)
    239 Brush
    226 Brush

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012)
    Outrageously Fun Lipstick
    Ready To Party Extra Dimension Eyeshadow
    Bait Lipglass (original release)

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category)
    Ruffian Gold Lipstick
    Boys Go Crazy Dazzleglass

    Forgot to add that I'm probably about NW10 or 15, never been matched though.

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    For reference I'm a NC35 maybe a NW35 - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l) Marilyn pure zen, heroine from reel sexy, & moxie from by request - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l) pure flash electric cool eyeshadow, infraviolet electric cool eyeshadow, and stolen moment - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes) small vanity blush, the perfect cheek, and stay pretty - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers) I guess the Marilyn beauty powder - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES) whisper of guilt - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories) 217, 239, 187 - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012) ruby woo ls, perfect cheek blush, fluidline blacktrack - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category) Yung rapunxel, heroine, and my electric cool shadows

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    Mac guy when u said 3 favorite tools etc... Did u mean tools that were released this year? Because thats what my answer was based on but i see people saying brushes thats permanent (in that case it would be 266, 130, 109)
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    Thanks! I love this thread when it pops up at the end of the year!!!

    NW45/NC50

    Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)
    Love Goddess lipstick
    Rebel Lipgloss
    Spice Lipgloss

    Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l)
    Grand Galaxy EDES
    Shop Drop Quad
    Colour Added quad

    Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers)
    Prep and Prime Natural Radiance
    EDSF in Glorify

    Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories)
    stainless steel palette and spatula
    189
    227

    Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012)

    Glorify EDSF
    Prep and Prime Natural Radiance
    Fix+
    Tried and True HG products: M.A.C Face and Body, MUFE Camo Cream #20, Ben Nye Banana Powder, MAC 208 brush, Wet and Wild Mega Eyes Cream Eyeliner, MAC 168 brush, MAC fix+, NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Primer
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvlydee View Post
    Mac guy when u said 3 favorite tools etc... Did u mean tools that were released this year? Because thats what my answer was based on but i see people saying brushes thats permanent (in that case it would be 266, 130, 109)
    Yup, I meant in 2012. But hey, it's not set in stone :-)
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    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)
    I love my SSS/CCC lipsticks (Quick Sizzle, Watch Me Simmer, Dish it Up) but Rocker, Love Goddess, and Outrageously Fun are all amazing too.

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l)
    I actually haven't purchased a lot of eye products this year, can't think of any stand outs

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes)
    eep thanks to the posts below for reminding me, both the Pearlmatte face powders & Crew

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers)
    Forever Marilyn b/p

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES)
    Light Year MSF, Solar Ray m/b, Lightscapade

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories)
    --

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012)
    Lightscapade, Light Year, Hocus Pocus

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category)
    Yung Rapunxel, Feminine Edge, Ruffian Gold, Boys Go Crazy

    & I'm around NW20

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    NW 15, or thereabouts


    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l) - Dear Diary, Rocker, and hopefully, Grey Friday

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l) I can't remember buying any new e/s this year from MAC. If I did, they're definitely forgettable! However, I discovered Extended Play Lash (perfect for a natural look)

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes) Crew Highlight powder as a blush, Pink Cult, and hopefully Unconventional.

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers) Studio Careblend powder, Studio Finish concealer, Peach colour corrector

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES) None. I haven't bought any since Lightscapade, which I love. The rest are forgotten in a drawer. Edited to add: I really like the mineralize charged water eye cream!

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories). 130, the fan brush (can't remember the number), and 239.

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012) Studio Careblend, Crew, and Concrete e/s for my brows.

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category) Can't think of any, really. I was pretty tame this year. Non-MAC, I did indulge in some very unusual Illamasqua lippies, though.

    This hasn't been a big buying year for me, as I've been away too much with work, and now only wear eyeshadow and lippies on the weekends.



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    Hi! that's my first post
    i'm a nc20 (winter )-nc25 (summer)
    Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l):Scarlett ibis,Outrageously Fun, A Perfect day (my PERFECT nude)

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l):Heirloom eye khol (amazing in the waterline),Stolen moment, Round midnight,Stylishly merry edes(i know that's four:P)

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes):Supercontinental ,Whisper of gilt ,Pink cult

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers):Flower fantasy pearlmatte face powder,Forever marilyn bp

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES):Light year msf ,Gilt by association mes,Redhead msf

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories):217,219,168

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012) :msf natural in medium plus,painterly paint pot,prep and prime spf 50,and so many more!




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    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)

    Sail La Vie
    Cut a Caper
    Outrageously Fun

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l)

    Satin Taupe
    Added Goodness
    Espresso

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes)

    Fleet Fast p/b
    Small Vanity p/b
    Legendary p/b

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers)

    Elude (I bought it at the CCO this year.)
    Forever Marilyn b/p
    Studio Fix Fluid in NW18

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES)

    Lightyear
    Star Wonder
    Center of the Universe MSF's

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories)

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    Couldn't choose three out of the four MAC brushes I have lol. Gonna get the 168 very soon and the 219 sometime soon too.

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012)

    Fluidlines
    Fleet Fast p/b
    Cut a Caper

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category

    Yung Rapunzel l/s
    Casual Color pots (love these tho)
    Electric Cool es's (love these too)

    This was hard lol but fun.
    MAC addict who is a brunette with green/hazel eyes and recently matched to NW18.

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    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l):
    Party Parrot, Watch Me Simmer and Outrageously Fun

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l) :
    Call Me Bubbles Quad, Grand Galaxy EDES, Stolen Moment EDES

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes):
    Fleet Fast, Small Vanity, The Perfect Cheek

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers):
    Prolongwear Foundation, Prolongwear Concealer, Mineralize Skinfinish Natural

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES) :
    Star Wonder MSF, Solar Ray MB, Center of the Universe MSF

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories):
    272 Small Angled Shader Brush, 226 Small Tapered Brush, 165 Tapered Cheek and Highlight Brush

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012):
    Whisper of Gilt EDSF, Meteoric c/g, Astral c/g

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category):
    Yung Rapunxel l/s, Feminine Edge f/l, Ruffian Gold l/s
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    First I have to say that I have bought so many products this year that I have not used many of them enough to know them properly or at all (have not opened a new lipgloss since.. April? ). I am NC15-20.

    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)
    Tabla - this (brown) is a new colour for me and I have have been intrigued by brown lipsticks this fall
    Camden Chic - same reason, I have not had any dark reds before
    Outrageously Fun - I bought a ton of bright reds this year (also from other brands) and all the possible oranges, but this is the pink I can wear (= bright and very blue)

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l)
    EDES - of the newest ones Stolen Moment even though I'm not a taupe person (did not get Moth Brown)
    Marché aux Puces - Chessa, the best regular e/s
    Coil - love the colour and also learned to love metallics

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes) - this is a difficult category, I have gotten dozens of blushes and have not used most of them enough
    Immortal Flower - orange blush
    MSF (Light Year / Center of the Universe) and a cream blush combo
    Glorify

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers)
    Wisper of Gilt
    Forever Marilyn - I can't wear this all over because my skin is so dry (and not cool), but it makes a difference under eyes and on t-zone
    P & P Moisture Infusion - this is a nice help but I still need my dose of oil day&night ATM

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES)
    MSFN (I'm sure it came out in some collection)
    The swirl MSF: Light Year
    The swirl MES: Aurora

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories)
    The portable mirror!
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    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012)
    Nubile, Nubile, Nubile
    Brow Set in Clear
    Chromagraphic Pencil NC15/NW20

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category) - I'm voting for the categories!
    ED formula
    better Mineralize formula
    better blush formula
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    This is all preliminary, considering I've got high hopes for Taste Temptations, Strength, Pressed Pigments and Apres Chic (if that's actually coming out before the end of the year)..... - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l) Party Parrot - bright, cute, fun, offbeat and excellent formula Cusp of Dawn - perfect modern nude Color Saturation c/s/g - one of the sexiest glosses I own - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l) Dark Dare EDES - best black ever! Deeply Dashing PP - fabulous neutral with so much texture tie between Fashion Circuit Electric Cool (for being the ultimate peacock green/teal) and On the Hunt duo (for two perfect year round colors good for any occasion) - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes) LOL at picking only three. This was the year of the MAC Blush Revolution - and it's not even over, since there are even more lovelies coming with TT, Strength and Apres Chic. I wore Early Morning the most. Fresh Honey was the most unusual. Modern Mandarin was just pure extravagance. Even still, these are just the tip of the iceberg. - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers) Superb EDSF - what an amazing sheen and soft, unusual color. Forever Marilyn bp - doesn't get any chicer. Mineralize Charged Water Revitalizing Essence - I completely prefer this to Fix+ for all-over face use since it adds radiance as well as better hydration. Fix+ is still better for affixing eye shadow, but even the MES formula is changing and doesn't always need a wet application. When I'm out of my bottle of Fix+, I'll be switching to this one full time. - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES) All 3 Naturally MBs are in a class by themselves, so I'm looking at the rest here. Daylight MES: One of the few MES I own that's definitely getting flat from all the use. Supernova: My favorite hot pink blush. Heavenly Creatures MSFs - they all get lumped together as one because they're all equally beautiful - I can't play favorites with these. Oh I'm so sleepy - I'll answer the rest later!

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    This is tough. Reading everyone's answers I realize I didn't buy that much MAC this year, and probably missed out on a lot of good stuff. No Tropical Mist (the CR wasn't available online here), no Ruffian collection , I didn't buy any EDES, no Pressed Pigments, no Casual Color, etc. And I rarely bought any lip products. So here goes nothing...

    Your three favorite MAC lip products
    I honestly have no idea, LOL. The few lip products I bought I'm not in love with.
    - Check it out Glamglass: got this in a swap, I really love this formula, a shame it never was released officially. It's so different from any other gloss I've ever tried.
    - High Tea l/s: I know, it's old. But I fell in love with it only this year, after having it for three years. It's my most worn lippie ATM.
    That's all I can think of right now.

    Your three favorite MAC eye products
    - Cloudy Afternoon MES (Naturally was released in Feb here, so it counts as 2012!): What can I say. I love this to pieces. Need.more.backups.
    - Aurora Pigment: my first full size pigment. The color is perfect and it's so smooth in texture. Love.
    - Moth Brown e/s. Or Aloha Pigment Stack. I can't decide, sorry!

    Your three favorite MAC cheek products
    Well, as a blush and highlighter addict, this is difficult as well. Let's see...
    - Lightscapade: Love this more than words can express.
    - Lovecloud: The most perfect pink & a beautiful sheen.
    - Modern Mandarin: Simply because the color was so trendy and perfect for this spring and summer.

    Your three favorite MAC face products
    - Lightsacpade: again!! I wear it all over as well, so yes, it counts.
    - Forever Marylin BP
    - P+P Vibrancy Eye: Not sure if it fits in this category. I just recently tried this and I'm glad my super sensitive eyes aren't complaining.

    Your three favorite MAC mineralize products
    You're killing me.
    - I have to say Lightdcapade again. It's that awesome and it gets so much love from me, so it's perfectly OK to list it three times, LOL.
    - Blonde
    - Redhead

    Your three favorite MAC tools
    - 286

    Your three most used MAC products in 2012
    - Moisturecover Concealer
    - Studio Finish Concealer
    - P+P Highlighter Radiant Rose

    Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012
    There's just one:
    - Earthshine MSF: This is so unique to me, I have never seen anything like this. Not particularly flattering on myself, but I imagine it must be HG material for darker skintones.


    Phew.
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    How fun! I love reading everyones awnsers I'm Approx NC15 - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l) *Venus l/s*-Something about this pink just stood out. It's one of the few things I've backed up! *Rocker l\s*- Perfect vampy red. Not to mention the gold glitter, love! *Ruffian Red*- I was never a red lippy person. But I came out of that shell this year! It's the perfect bright cherry red on me. - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l) *Blue Orbit EDES*- I fell in LOVE with this formula! *Sweet Heat EDES*- Makes such a quick neutral eyelook with a kick!. *Young Venus EDES*- Amazing for a pinup look. - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes) *Full of Joy blush* *Lovecloud blush* *Pink Tea blush* - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers) *Whisper of Guilt* *Marylin BP* - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES) *Lightscapade msf*- Perfect highlighter for pale beauties! *Neo Nebula mes*- I love my pink shadows this year! *Light Year msf* - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories) Pretty much all my MAC brushes! - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012) *Dark Envy Fluidline*- I fell in love with fluidlines this year! *Avenue Fluidline* *Sweet Heat EDES* - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category) *Ruffian Gold l/s*- So versatile! And a lovely texture and sheen
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    I'm NW20.

    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)
    Force of Love lipstick: It's one of my favorite lipsticks ever! (I'm serious.) The color is so lovely, bright, and the matte formula is excellent for it.
    Watch Me Simmer lipstick: I love the amplified formula for it. It's a lovely color and it's another bright lipstick that looks lovely.
    Reel Sexy lipstick: I really like the color and I wish I backed it up. The formula is great and the color is so pretty.

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l)
    Lucky Green eyeshadow: I don't own much eyeshadows from MAC besides MES, but it's a really nice color. It's pigmented, soft, and the color is unique imo.
    Love Cycle MES: I know many people think that it's the same as Sea and Sky MES, but I find them different. The dark blue part in Love Cycle is a bit darker than Sea, and Sky has more color veining than the light blue part of Love Cycle. I love blue, so it's really great imo.
    Early Bird eyeshadow: A lovely coral shade that's nice for spring and summer.

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers)
    Forever Marilyn BP: It's not chalky on me and it gives me a glow. It's a little powdery but I don't mind that.
    Play it Proper BP: I love the very light pink sheen on this beauty powder.

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES)
    Love Cycle MES: (see three fav. MAC eye products)
    Sea and Sky MES: It's one of my all time favorite MES. I bought it last year and it's one of my first MES but it's one of my most used eyeshadows this year. It's so gorgeous and so pretty to look at. It has excellent pigmentation (especially Sea) and a bit underrated for a MES.
    Dark Indulgence MES: I bought it this year from a lovely Specktra member called Spanky. The color is so beautiful and it has great pigmentation. A really beautiful green MES. It makes my hazel eyes pop just like Sea from Sea and Sky MES.

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012)
    Summer Shower lipstick: It's so odd yet awesome! It was also my first MAC lipstick so it holds a high rank for me. I love the shimmer, glitter, color, and the glaze formula.
    Hue lipstick: It's permanent, but it's a great alternative for a nude color and it's a nice everyday lipstick. It's goes nude pink on me due to my heavily pigmented pink lips.
    Russian Red lipstick: The perfect red for me.

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category)
    Beauty lipstick: I didn't had high hopes for it because of it's pale pink color, but it was a nice surprise to see that it was good on me. Another plus for me is that it's from the creamy glaze formula like Hue.
    Chromagraphic Pencil in NW15/NW20: It's creamy and quite long-lasting.
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    I figured I'd finish up my lists:


    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories) 215 - this is the perfect brush for the way I contour my eyes. Foolproof! The new silicon eye applicators - takes all the hassle out of the pressed pigments and crushed metals. Gives the smoothest wet look effect effortlessly. Glamour Daze brush kit - it's the perfect shape for a day to night transition kit with everything you need for your purse and I love the pastel leopard print. - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (I picked all 2012 products, because it was actually easy to - I use the eye cream and the serum twice a day, every day!) Mineralize Charged Water Eye Cream: Best moisturizing eye cream ever! I'm in love! P&P Moisture Infusion: Great value for a product that works much more like high end products twice the price. Wholesome f/l: So so much nicer than Blacktrack. I've got BUs, but here's hoping it gets repromoted in the future. - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 Coffee Walnut Sculpting Cream: Doesn't really get much more fashion forward than this. Reel Sexy lipstick: I love this color. It was MAC's most in your face color in a year full of in your face colors. Firm Form lipstick: yeah it's not out yet, but it's going to be one outrageous lippie!

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    Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l)
    Hard one, but I'd have to say:
    Star Quality cremesheen
    Watch Me Simmer lipstick
    An oldy but a goody - Crosswires lipstick


    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l)
    Satin Taupe - never looks out of style
    Style Snob Starflash eyeshadow
    Black Line eyeliner

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes)
    Supercontinental
    Small Vanity
    X-Rocks - all blushes

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers)
    Don't use MAC for the face

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES)
    Superb Skinfinish
    Brunette Skinfinish
    Grand Duo Mineralise Blush.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post
    As the year comes to a close, it might be fun to share our favorite MAC products that were released in 2012. For the sake of narrowing it down, don't state more than three products in any given category (if you only have one or two favorite in a category, don't feel obliged to come up with a third one). Feel free to elaborate why you like these product.

    Don't forget to state your complexion (NW or NC) : I am about NC17 or so

    Here are the categories:

    - Your three favorite MAC lip products (includes l/s, l/g and l/l) all the matte lipsticks from IA, all of the Tendertones from Shop/Cook MAC, Galaxy Rose csg

    - Your three favorite MAC eye products (includes regular e/s, MES, EDES, e/l) Midnight Snack fluidliner Shop/Cook, Designer Purple pearlglide from Vera Neuman, All the EDES from ED collection (if I had to narrow it to only one color, I'd pick Havana)

    - Your three favorite MAC cheek products (includes powder and creme blushes) All the Tres Cheek blushes, both Vera Neuman face powders Flower Fantasy and Sunday Afternoon, and Forever Marilyn BP

    - Your three favorite MAC face products (includes foundations, powders, and primers) BB cream, Matchmaster, Sun Dipped bronzer from Hello Sailor

    - Your three favorite MAC mineralize products (includes MSF and MES) Earthshine MSF, Aurora MES, Invisible Light MES

    - Your three favorite MAC tools (brushes, applicators, accessories) The bags from Hey Sailor, the Nikki Farrok graphic design bag, the cute flower bag (I guess you can say I'm a bag lady)

    - Your three most used MAC products in 2012 (doesn't need to be released in 2012) BB Cream, P&P Transparent finishing powder, Zoom Lash mascara

    - Your three most unusual MAC products released in 2012 (any category) Electric Cool eyeshadows, EDES and EDSF


    Let me know if you want me to add more categories. Best Skin care products???


    PS: I didn't want to include the "most hated products." If I really hate a product, I'd certainly wouldn't have bought it. And if I dislike a product, it might be the HG for another person. Let's keep this thread in a positive spirit.
    I love this thread--my answers in bold above...
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    Quote Originally Posted by martiangurll View Post
    I love this thread--my answers in bold above...
    Thanks, hun. I updated my initial post and included the skin care :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac-Guy View Post
    Thanks, hun. I updated my initial post and included the skin care :-)
    This was really fun to do, I just went with my first mind. well, of course I edited a couple cuz of indecisiveness
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