Tuesday, 4 November 2014

MAC Cream Colour Base in Improper Copper

I am always trying new highlighters (it's an addiction) and the newest one in my extensive collection is the MAC Cream Colour Base in Improper Copper (£15.50). I wanted something really warm and almost bronze and I got exactly what I was looking for.

Improper Copper is my first MAC Cream Colour Base and I bought it to use specifically as a highlighter. It is a multi-purpose product though and it can be used as an eyeshadow base, cream eye shadow, illuminating primer, lip colour and anything else you want it to be. I apply it with my fingers, but it also works well with sponges and brushes. 

Improper Copper is a stunning copper/bronze shade and it might look quite dark in the pan, but it blends out into the  most natural looking highlight with copper tones. I use it on the tops of my cheekbones, cupids bow and under the browbone and I am in love with the effect. It looks kind of wet, with no visible shimmer. It adds a glow and reflects light beautifully without looking like you used something on purpose. You can use it very sparingly for the most subtle effect, or build it up for a super intense highlight. I am in love!

I got this shade to wear on bronzed skin and it looks lovely. It might be too warm for pale skin tones though, but there are other colour options like Pearl and Luna. Let me know if you have fair skin and use Improper Copper.

I wasn't sure what to expect from my first MAC Cream Colour Base, but I couldn't be happier. It is simply stunning and worth every penny. I think I might buy Pearl and Hush next. I ordered mine from Debenhams with free delivery, thanks to my Debenhams Beauty Club Card.



  1. That is a gorgeous colour, but yeah it does look pretty warm!


  2. I love Improper Copper, it's was my first and only cream colour base, I use it as a highlighter and it works gorgeously on my skin tone, as it sheers out quite well! xx

  3. This is such a beautiful product! I''ve never used a cream colour base from Mac either and I've always been a bit wary of getting one but after this post I think I need to go and pick this up!


  4. This is a beautiful color. Do you have any photos of it on? Do you think it'd be a good color for fair skinned gals?

  5. Love the name of this product! And the colour is super pretty!


  6. What a gorgeous colour! I bet it looks beautiful with a tan.

    Amelia Rose | Beauty Blogger


  7. Its such an unusual shade but pretty! Love it x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  8. Ive always wanted to try one of these, this colour looks fab!
    Defintely on my christmas list!

    Charlotte // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

  9. Ooh what a perfect product for giving that Autumn glow!

    Josie XOXO
    Fashion Mumblr

  10. This color is beautiful! I've really wanted to pick one of the Cream Color Bases up as well, cause I'm forever using just a NYX Jumbo Pencil has an eyehadow base!

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    Krystal | Little Beauty Bug <3 & ­­Bloglovin'

  11. This looks gorgeous! I have Hush and that's really nice as well :) xx

    Jenny from Dream In Pink

  12. Such a gorgeous colour - I wasn't too sure what to expect at first but it suits your skin tone perfectly! x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

  13. That's a gorgeous colour! I wish I had a warm skin colour to try this out but I think it would be too orange toned for me. But I will have a look at Pearl and Luna next time I'm in store x

    tmzn loves / beauty blog

  14. thats gorgeous it reminds me of MAC melon pigment!


  15. This is such a stunning, dimensional colour!


  16. Absolutely gorgeous shade! I really love those peachy-pinky-golden type shades. They're stunning.

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

  17. This is a really really gorgeous colour. I've had Luna on my wish list for ages and now I'm thinking I should check out the other shades more carefully! xx

    Angelica // One Little Vice

  18. Very beautiful color!!!!



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