Try It Out Thursday: MAC Mixing Medium

Hi, loves! Today's Try It Out Thursday will feature a very fun product: MAC's Mixing Medium. There are many ways to use it, I'm just showing you the ones that are useful to me as a regular makeup lover, not a professional makeup artist. Also, MAC offers different Mixing Mediums. This one is labeled as "eyeliner" on the back.

LOOK 1:  MAKING YOUR OWN EYELINER
This is such a money saver if you're someone that likes to experiment with different eyeliner colors. Instead of buying tons of different eyeliners, you can make one out of any eyeshadow you already own. So, what makes this better than adding water to an eyeshadow to use as a liner? The staying power. I've tried wetting a thin brush, dipping it in eyeshadow, and using it as a liner. The problem is it fades and smears very quickly (like in an hour or two). The Mixing Medium makes it lasts just as long as any gel liner.
Tip: A little goes a long way. Use a tiny drop of Mixing Medium.  
Products used: MAC Mixing Medium, Make Up For Ever eyeshadow in #162, Real Techniques Eyeliner brush
LOOK 2:  ADHERING GLITTER
This is the main reason I bought the Mixing Medium.  This is an amazing base for glitter.  It will stay on all night and you won't find glitter fallout all over your face when you get home.
Tip:  Use your fingers to pat it on so you don't disturb the eyeshadow underneath.
Products used: Too Faced Shadow Insurance, Illamasqua Can Can eyeshadow, MAC Espresso eyeshadow, L'Oreal Lineur Intense Carbon Black Liquid Liner, MAC Mixing Medium, Make Up For Ever Glitter in Multicolored White 3

What I love the most about MAC's Mixing Medium:
Once it dries it sets really well. When you swatch it on your finger and try to rub it off on the back of your hand it will not come off. I've always wanted a brown or blue gel liner. Now, I can just use the eyeshadows I own with Mixing Medium to experiment with colorful liners.

Hope you enjoyed this post and found it useful in some way!  My past Try It Out Thursdays were on Ombre Lips and Red Eyeliner.

23 comments

  1. Wow, the glitter look is amazing!!! Hey, you have fantastic bottom lashes ^^ What mascara do you use? Thanks for the tips love xx

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    1. It's one from a brand called Bettina which is only sold in Miami,USA and Puerto Rico (sorry that's no help to you) :/

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    2. Never hear of the brand so went to check their site, the mascaras come in squeeze tubes that is so cool ^^ They have some eyeshadow palettes very similar to the Coastal Scents ones... it's all made in China so it's natural that they're all pretty much the same no? LOL xx

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  2. I love both looks, especially the glitter one :)

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    1. Thank you, Sandra! I love glitter xx

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  3. This sounds like a wonder product! I love your glitter look, and the way you do your eyeliner is really pretty <3

    Lea x

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  4. wow.. it is lovely... i am so loving this

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  5. This looks great and I love how vibrant the eyeliner is.

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    xx

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  6. That looks lovely :) Such a gorgeous look you've created :)

    xoxo

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  7. I keep meaning to pick this up but I always forget! I want something other than water to use to apply pigments wet... I tried a similar product from Trish McEvoy, and it just didn't do it for me.

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    1. I tried a glitter/pigment before from Hard Candy and it was terrible. Using water worked better! I'm glad the MAC Mixing Medium worked out so well

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  8. That glitter look is stunning! Maybe I'll pick up some Mixing Medium for NYE to do glitter eyemakeup.

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  9. I love the idea of creating a new eyeliner with any eyeshadow, I have the Illamasqua Sealing Gel which does a similar job and it is lots of fun to play around with. That glittery eye looks so good, perfect for a festive look!

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  10. Oh my good, I had no idea about this little gem! it's so fantastic.. im definitely going for it, what a lifesaver! Lovely review and great ideas as usual


    xx
    flo

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  11. Great post lovely, this is really intriguing! I hate having to fork out on loads of different coloured liners, so this would do the job for me, and it's always nice to get a bit crafty along the way.
    Mel x

    melswallofmirrors.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I love these Thursday posts :D this is definitely something I want to try out :D
    x

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  13. Ahhh I think I need to add this to my wishlist! This is awesome! Thanks for the review.

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  14. thank you, it was useful! wonderful blog)))

    http://tanyasoyer.blogspot.com/

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  15. This is such a neat idea - will definitely be giving it a go! xx

    http://wewereraisedbywolves.blogspot.co.uk/

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  16. So glad I saw this post in your "you might also like" section. I want to give this a try, I have so many eyeshadows that would be appropriate colors for liners. In the past I'd just use a wet brush, so I can't wait to see how it'll turn out for me!

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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