There’s one thing I refuse to budget on anymore, and that’s make up. Don’t worry, the hubby is well aware of my new addiction so I won’t be getting into trouble if he sees this.
I used to use buy old drug store brand. Whatever was on offer or looked the best.
Just over a year ago I went to a Mac counter to have my make up done for my friends wedding. You can see my post on the look here.
The obsession began.
Since then I have mainly used Mac products. With a little Smashbox and Benefit thrown in. Oh, and my Rimmel mascara which I point blank refuse to change.
I was slowly running out of a few things so decided (spontaneously) to go on a little make up haul.
£60 later here is what I bought…
The Studio Careblend powder is a product I’ve been using for a year now and I really like it. My skin can be quite dry, but oily on my t zone and chin area so I need a powder that will help set my make up, create a matt look, but not sit horribly on top of my dry skin. This powder is definitely the best I have used to date.
Like with the powder, I have been using the Pro Longwear concealer for a year and also love it. I use this to hide my bags and uneven skin tone, as well as spots and blemishes. I have this in a couple of shades up which they recommended to do, and I love the coverage.
The Studio Sculpt Foundation was recommended to me by my sister in law. I normally use the Studio Fix Foundation, however she was told this is better for dryer skin as it is creamier and blends into your skin better. I totally agree with this. It’s definitely not as wet as the Studio Fix and is much softer and smoother on my skin.
What Mac products do you use, and do you have any recommendations for me?
What is your fave Mac product?
After reading a few blog posts on Topshop make up I decided to try some for myself. It seems the Airbrush Primer is the best thing since sliced bread. According to the girl who sold it to me, it makes you look like you’ve had botox! Where’s my purse…
I also picked up their Concealer Palette for contouring (my new obsession). I have yet to try this product so I have no idea what I’m doing but I’ll be sure to find a helpful video over on the Glambeautys you tube channel to teach me a few things. All I know is I love contouring and I’m lucky enough to have quite high cheek bones. I’ll keep you posted with my progress.
Back to the primer. I love it. Ok, so it doesn’t fill in every wrinkle, but it feels bloody lovely. It’s quite thick, definitely not as wet as the Mac Skin Visage primer, but rubs in so nicely.
Both of these products were £12.99, so cheaper that Mac, more expensive than drugstore brands, but definitely the quality of Mac.
Don’t forget to leave a comment with any recommendations, I love trying out new products 🙂