MAC Cream Color Base In Shell – Review, Pictures & Swatches

 

 

Product Description
“Versatile and multi-purpose, Cream Color Base can be applied directly to bare skin, or layered over foundation,moisturizer, or powder. Apply with a brush, sponge, or fingers. Color effects range from a light veil to highly dramatic depending on the method of application.Fragrance – Free.”
 

I love multi purpose makeup products. MAC Cream Color Bases are great to use as a highlighter, eye base and can even be used on the lips. Keep in mind not every cream color base is safe for the eyes and lips so it’s important you read the insert that comes inside of the box.

The following shades are not recommended for use in lip area: Fawntastic and Black. The following shades are not recommended for use in the eye area: Fabulush and Improper Copper.

 

Pigmentation
Shell is a very beautiful  soft pink beige with shimmer. It’s nicely pigmented when swatches on the hand but once applied on the face it’s very subtle.  The subtle color pay off on the face is ideal if you want a natural highlight for everyday wear.

 

Formula
This cream color base is a hard cream, once you swirl your finger around in it it becomes softer and makes for easy application. Once it’s set it doesn’t budge. If you have oily prone skin a primer before hand might be necessary. It feels creamy on the skin making it ideal for people with dry skin.

 

Like mentioned above I like to apply this cream color base on my cheek bones, down the bridge of my nose, under my brow bone and above my cupids bow. I love using this product because it’s creamy and works well with my dry skin. Unlike powder highlighters cream highlighters don’t emphasize dry skin.

I like to apply this product to my cheeks with my finger and blend it out with the MAC 188 Small Stippling Brush. Shell is nicely pigmented so a little bit goes a long way. Since this is a cream product it’s important to always apply it over a liquid or a cream foundation, it’s not a good idea to apply this over a powder foundation because it will be hard to blend out.
 
Shell Cream Color Base can also be used as an eye base but I find my eyeshadows crease very easily even when I apply a thin layer. This cream color base is also a great base for powder blushes. Apply the cream color base on your cheeks and blend out. Then apply the blush of your choice. You will notice your blushes last a lot longer, the cream color base will act as a base for your blush.

 

 

 

 

MAC Cream Color Base In Shell – Review, Pictures & Swatches

 

 

 

 

MAC Cream Color Base In Shell – Review, Pictures & Swatches

 

MAC Cream Color Base In Shell – Review, Pictures & Swatches

 

MAC Cream Color Base In Shell
MAC Cream Color Base In Shell

 

 

MAC Cream Color Base In Shell – Review, Pictures & Swatches
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What I Like

  • Multi purpose product
  • Blends easily
  • Sturdy compact packaging
  • Long lasting
  • Beautiful color
  • Ideal for dry skin
  • A little but goes a long way
  • Excellent highlight shade

What I Don’t Like

  • Pricey

 

 

AVAILABILITY
$26 CAD / 3.2 g
MAC Cosmetics

 

 

 

    Product Description “Versatile and multi-purpose, Cream Color Base can be applied directly to bare skin, or layered over foundation,moisturizer, or powder. Apply with a brush, sponge, or fingers. Color effects range from a light veil to highly dramatic depending on the method of application.Fragrance – Free.”   I love multi purpose makeup products. MAC Cream Color Bases are great to use as a highlighter, eye base and can even be used on the lips. Keep in mind not every cream color base is safe for the eyes and lips so it’s important you read the insert that comes…
Packaging - 10
Pigmentation - 8
Formula - 9.5
Ease Of Use - 10
Staying Power - 10
Price - 8
Value - 9.5

9.3

If you are looking for a cream highlighter to try out and you have dry skin I would give this a try. I love that you only need a little bit of product and it has an excellent staying power. It's a great product to use if you are looking for a natural highlight.

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