Recently my mum allowed me to go a little crazy with the Debenhams sale and buy MAC and Illamasqua! It took me forever to decide on the colours I wanted but I was adamant on starting up my MAC eye shadow collection that I dream of. I also really wanted to try a MAC blusher as I always hear good things about them, but I’ve never tried one myself. I have a new found love of Illamasqua pencils as well, they’re incredible and can completely transform a look. Overall I think I had a fantastic shop.
Illamasqua skinbase (£27) is something I acquired whilst having a disastrous makeover done, unsure whether or not I liked it, I used it up in double the time and started to actually miss it. I’ve been told I’m a 3.5 but recently I really disagree, this medium/heavy coverage foundation glides on and gives a beautiful finish.
MAC studio fix (£21.50) has been the foundation that I’ve depended on for years, it leaves my skin looking absolutely flawless and the colour range is fantastic. I did have NC15 but recently I’ve changed to NW10 and it’s perfect, a lot paler to say it should be ‘warmer’.
A MAC blush in Sunbasque (£18) was a tough decision to make, after looking at tens of swatches from beauty bloggers I finally decided that this bronzy colour would be perfect. I’m really happy with it as normally I wear quite purple shades of blush so this is a welcomed change.
MAC Fluidline in Dipdown (£15) is absolutely amazing, most people use it to create a natural gradient looking brow but I find that it doesn’t suit me at all. Instead this allows me to block fill my brows in a matter of seconds for a sleek, professional finish that lasts all day. It’s a little pricier than what I usually use but now I would definitely buy it as needed without a second thought.
|Skinbase 3.5, Studio Fix NW10, Sunbasque, Dipdown.|
Mac Diva is a lipstick that I’ve become absolutely obsessed with as it’s the same shade as mixing two of my favourite Lush Lipsticks together, Decisive and Confident. Therefore, I thought it was time to branch out and try more MAC lipsticks.
MAC Rebel (£15) was my first choice after consulting the #bbloggers chat and swatches. However, I didn’t realise it wasn’t matte, which means I don’t often wear it.
MAC’s Ruby Woo (£15) on the other hand is probably a little too matte, as it can be quite drying if something isn’t added, but it does indeed stay in place.
A MAC pencil, Redd (£12) was my next choice as I have a darker Illamasqua pencil perfect for ombre looks but not a lighter one. This is a very true red and matte so it’s absolutely perfect.
Illamasqua’s Elate (£13) was obviously bought again, mentioned in my Illamasqua Sales Pick post I’m obsessed with it.
Finally, my first MAC matte eyeshadow, Gesso (£12.50), a beautiful white. Ideal for most looks and just like Elate, highlighting.
|Rebel, Ruby Woo, Redd, Elate and Gesso.|
These products have become my absolute staples for every day and more dramatic looks. Have you tried any of them before?