new cheek combo: hang loose + laguna

12 August 2011

Is it me or do you find yourself giggling when you hear/read "Hang Loose"? Like seriously! for such a gorgeous blush, hang loose? (really?!) I don't know if MAC was trying to be funny or it's just my dirty mind....possibly the latter.

MAC Hang Loose is a mineralised (duo) blush that was part of the MAC In the Groove collection which was released July-August 2010.

I haven't been paying much attention to this baby for a while now...sadness..

I was favouring my MAC Spaced Out and Shu Uemura (Wine) blushers for weeks and by weeks I really mean months! I even hit the pans for both and already scraping the product out from its sides...*shakes head*

So what do you do when this happens? You go and open your stash and find something that tickles your fancy and Hang Loose definitely does the job...tickles my fancy. (Oh Sheryl! - some unanimous disapproval there)

MAC Hang Loose mineralise (duo) Blusher
Here's the thing though, this blush is lovely but I can't seem to work the purple (lavender) half but the other half (coral-pink) is a dream! It finishes off with some kind of freshness, softness look/feel to it, like you're glowing from within sans the glow. (unless I use a highlighter)

If you use the coral-pink side on it's own the it's very soft, fresh and borderline flat. It needs another layer of something and what's best to marry this blush with? *drumroll* NARS Laguna!! (but of course I hear you say)

NARS Laguna + MAC Hang Loose = love
I've decided, anything looks better with NARS Laguna. Such a strong conviction for someone who just started using it but bloggers don't lie.. that's the truth.

So here's what I mean when I say "soft", "fresh" effect on the cheeks when applied:

new cheek combo love :)

In case you're interested, here are the products used: (note that this is how I wear my makeup to work)

NARS Sheer Matte (Barcelona)
MAC Mineralised Skinfinish Natural (Medium Plus) - my winter shade
Garnier Eye Roll-On (2in1 Treament) under the eyes
MAC Hang Loose blush (coral-pink side) This is limited edition
NARS Laguna

Fresh Supernova Mascara (Black) - separate post is necessary.

MAC Naked Honey Skin salve (limited edition)

That's it for now.
Until I find another cheek combo :)

ps. just for the kicks, Hang Loose ...... HAHAHAHAHAHA


  1. Hahaha!!! Yes 'hang loose' is a pretty dumb name for a blush!!!!

  2. @missexpensivepink - i know right?!! hahahahahaha


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