Back, with a mini MAC Golden Hour Mineralize Eyeshadow Review and FOTD

May 18, 2014

Hi everyone I’m finally back from my months long hiatus! My computer crashed (which was catastrophic!) and I lost all my pictures soon after my previous post, and that just completely killed my blogging mojo for longer than I thought…Big thanks to those of you who messaged me!

I spent a few days thinking about what my ‘first post’ should be upon returning, and I decided on doing a FOTD with some of the new makeups I recently bought.  It is my go-to makeup look now, with an emphasis on creating a translucent complexion and very light touch of neutral eye shadows with the MAC Golden Hours Mineralize Eyeshadow from the “Fantasy of Flowers’ collection.


Being a 24 hours on-call mum, I find that warm neutral shades are easier to work with and look more flattering on tired eyes than the cools. The colors from MAC Golden Hours do a fantastic job in opening up my eyes and add a lovely warm glow to them. Though the texture of this quad feels a little gritty and dry, they apply smoothly and are relatively easy to blend without any fallout with the use of an eyeshadow primer. The color payoff is semi-sheer when applied dry with a translucent soft shimmer finish. Overall this is a lovely and affordable warm neutral eye shadow to own, as it is priced the same as a single MAC Mineralize eye shadow but you get 4 different shades. The quality may not blow you away, but I love the flattering complementary shades that are fool proof to use.


MAC-golden-hour-mineralize-eyeshadow-swatchesApplication Method:
Upper Lid – Applied the golden brown shade all over the socket then layer it with the peachy shade. Then applied the bronze shade on the outer-v.
Lower Lid – Applied the vanilla shade on the tear duct and the bronze on the outer 1/3.


Other products used:

Using my favorite base products of the moment which are from a Korean cosmetic brand called 3 Concept Eyes . The Glossing Waterful Foundation and its matching Concealer feel almost like water upon contact with the skin and gives the skin a soft ‘wet look’ radiance. I like to use the Nars Adelaide Illuminator as a blush base, and in my FOTD it was layered with the cult favorite Nars 0rgasm.


{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Megin May 18, 2014 at 1:57 pm

So nice to see you up and running! You look gorgeous! What shade of lipstick are you wearing? It’s stunning! thanks!


Reika May 18, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Thanks Megin! It’s shade 42 L’ECLATANTE.


Claire May 18, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Hi Rei, nice to see you back 🙂 I feel the same about those MAC mineralize eyeshadows, nevertheless, the colours compliment your complexion and omg I love that lipstick! xxx


Sasa May 19, 2014 at 12:53 am

You are surely a hot mama! It’s great to see you back and we miss you very much.


Reika May 19, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Thanks darl! I am happy to be back as well 🙂


Laurence Paris May 19, 2014 at 4:58 am

Hello Reika,
Soooooo happy to see you back !!! And to hear that all is good on your side 🙂 I really wondered why you suddenly let us down 😉 I really missed you !
Can’t wait to read your fantastic reviews again. You are doing such a fantastic blog 🙂


Reika May 19, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Thank you so much for your kind comment Laurence! I miss blogging and talking with my readers too 🙂


bellyhead May 19, 2014 at 1:24 pm

Goodness! You’ve been missed. So sorry to hear about your computer related disaster! D: I can totally understand how this would kill your blogging mojo off completely.

Glad to see you back with a bang and with a really beautiful FOTD! The glowing MAC shades are very lovely on you and your skin! I can not believe how amazing your skin looks.



Reika May 20, 2014 at 1:22 pm

Aww thanks bellyhead, you are too kind! I am completely obsessed with skincare at the moment so I will be sharing my exp and thoughts on this blog in the near future 🙂


Eliade May 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Happy that you re back! Looking radiant as usual. Looking forward to your new makeup and skincare posts xx


Reika May 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Thanks darl xoxo


Martha May 19, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Hi Reika, nice to hear about you again! I like so much your comments they’r very helpful, could you please tell me if you know some product to clean my skin of sun dark spots, I would appreciate.Thanks!


Selphia May 20, 2014 at 2:27 am

I’m glad you’re back and with a delightful fotd post too. I would like to know more about the 3 concept eye products, do you mind sharing which shades you have used?


Reika May 20, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Hi Selphia yeh sure I will be doing a review very soon.


Jeslynj May 20, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Hi Reika,

You look beautiful. It’s great to see you back to blogging. You were missed! Hope mommy life is treating you well 🙂


Reika May 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Thank you Jeslynj! I love being a mommy 🙂 My boy makes me very happy and exhausted at the same time lol


Ena May 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm

Nice to hear you again ! I was checking your blog every single day and I was so happy to see that you are back ! And I agree with others that your skin is amazing, so can’t wait for the skincare post and new reviews!!!


Reika May 21, 2014 at 1:54 pm

Aww..thank you so much Ena. That is so sweet of you and words cannot describe how grateful I am to have readers like you 🙂


Nelly May 21, 2014 at 2:44 pm

Finally you are backk!! You’ve really been missed. I really miss your post too… I was checking your blog now and then, I thought you were really busy with your newborn. Really glad that you are back. As always, you look stunning 🙂


Reika May 22, 2014 at 1:19 pm

So glad to hear from you again Nelly! You are so sweet and kind, and your comment made my day 🙂


Jess May 27, 2014 at 9:29 am

That eyeshadow is soooo pretty! I super love the color combos. I usually prefer those kinds of shades for they are light and seem so natural. By the way, you look gorgeous =) Love the color of the lippie too.


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