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Wednesday, October 08, 2014

My MAC Favourites

It's been a while girls...
I was going through my VAST makeup collection and was surprised to only find a small amount of MAC products amongst the hundreds of blushers, foundations, mascaras etc. that I have accumulated over the past few months! So I am making it my mission to invest in some more! I think I have the most important products though.
Apologies for the long gaps in my blogging. I'm now in full time work and am just completely zonked when I get home. Having also moved into a flat recently, I have only just finished furnishing it, so should be able to blog a lot more now! I feel that all my posts begin this way, I feel so bad! 




As you all should know, you need different shades of foundation dependant on the time of year; your skin will not be the same shade in the winter as it will be in the summer, or after a holiday. My skin flicks between three shades. I use MAC's Studio Fix Fluid Foundation. It has an SPF of 15 so no need to lather your face in sun cream in the summer! It's full coverage, which is good for blotchy/ uneven skin tones like mine. 
I range between C4.5, NC30 and NW30 depending on the time of year and whether I'm predominantly indoors or outdoors for that day. When you're colour matched in MAC stores, you're under fluorescent light, which often makes your skin look a different colour to when you're outside. An annoyance, due to the amount of money I have to spend on multiple shades. 
 

These are my most recent purchases. I went shopping in Milton Keynes with my friend and Debenhams had a 10% sale on so I pretty much got the blush for free.. (or so they told me, I haven't bothered doing the maths).



I lent my powder to one of my friends ages ago, along with my powder brush (not sure why, I'm too generous) and I haven't seen them since, so I needed a new powder that would actually get rid of the shine. I feel that even though the Studio Fix gives full coverage, it leaves me quite shiny. This Blot Powder / Pressed is great to get rid of shininess. It's not good coverage wise, but I didn't buy it for that purpose. I bought it in Medium Dark. The only thing I don't like about it is the little puff that comes with it.. its too rough and well.. they harbour bacteria so I don't like using them. I use my Real Techniques Powder Brush that I bought in Boots. I give that a regular clean so it's not as gross. 
The third item is the Powder Blush in Trace Gold which is a shimmery gold colour. I use it as a bronzer/ to highlight when contouring. It has many uses if you have an olive skin tone like myself and Kirsty. 
The other items in my MAC collection include the Studio Finish Concealer in NW30 which I use for contouring. It's SPF 30, so at least if you do use it as a concealer, your spots won't tan... random. Also in my collection is a mini of Prep + Prime Skin Base Visage, it's this beaut primer that leaves a slight shimmer, it calms and soothes skin, evens out redness, removes excess oil and leaves it looking pore-fect. Literally the perfect product for me. Unfortunately though, unlike some other primers I've used with the same gel-like consistency, MAC requires a lot to be used at one time. I have to use an amount as big as a 5p to cover my face, whereas others, I just use a tiny weeny amount.
The final and most important product I own from MAC is the Fix+. It sets /finishes makeup, helping it last all day as well as leaving a tingly refreshing dewey feel to your skin. You can also use it as a primer to even out your skin surface to apply your makeup to. I feel that I need to experiment more with their products, maybe I'll have to venture out and purchase a lipstick or two or start building my own eyeshadow palette or a moisturiser or nail varnish (not that I need any more...) I better get shopping!
I love my MAC products,  do you have any of these mentioned?
Have you bought anything from MAC recently?
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