So last weekend I decided to do some shopping and found myself (unintentionally) in Mac (well, sort of). As I don’t have a Mac close to where I live, I decided to stock up (any excuse eh?). So here’s my first Mac Haul with reviews:
Studio Fix Liquid Foundation / NW20 – This is my go to foundation at the moment, I’m not very experimental with foundations at all, so please recommend your favs to me – I’d love to try them! As most of you will probably know, Studio Fix foundation is medium coverage and oil free. It’s really easy to build coverage with this foundation and you REALLY don’t need to use a lot to get a nice finish (I assure you, less is more). I usually only use 2/3 pumps and I have to agree with Mac that it does minimize the appearance of imperfections. It also does not feel too heavy once applied. I use the Real Techniques expert face brush to apply the foundation and I have to say they work perfectly together!
Select Mositurecover Concealer / NW15 – A moisturising concealer with wand applicator. I use for highlighting and under eye concealing (as I unfortunately have naturally dark circles). I don’t really use the wand to blend, I use the Real Technique deluxe crease brush. You’re probably thinking why is the colour so much lighter than the foundation, but this is to help provide a dewy highlight. If you’re looking for a cheaper dupe (and I know this product has a massive following), then I 100% recommend Collection 2000 lasting perfection concealer. It’s surprisingly cheap, amazing staying power and very similar to the Mac Select Mositurecover.
Arena Eyeshadow – Whilst writing this post, I’ve realised that this eyeshadow has a funny name. Ok – so the word arena isn’t funny, but when you add Mac in front of it… Whaddya get? Heeeey Macarena – bet you have the song in your head now too. Moving on, this eyeshadow is a light peachy gold colour with subtle shimmer, it has recently been my go to base colour as it’s quite natural looking on my skin.
Grain Eyeshadow – A shimmery orange beige, which I find perfect for the outer crease of my eye. It looks much better on than in the pot, don’t overlook this one!
Swiss Chocolate – A warm medium matte brown colour. There are plenty of rave reviews about this colour and I can guarantee, you won’t be disappointed. It’s fab for defining the outer corners and lower outer lash line, as well as a natural soft smokey eye. Mac 286 Duo Fibre Blending Brush – My last purchase was the duo-fibre brush that is a tapered domed shape. I was told by the lovely Mac assistant that this is her go to brush for the outer crease when creating smokey eyes. This brush makes it really easy to blend, especially for crease work. I’d highly recommend this if you love your smokey eyes – it makes light work of blending different colours together!
I also received a tester of the Vibrancy Eye Primer but this post is getting too long, so will review this separately.
Any dupes or recommendations for the Mac products I purchased? As I said above, please let me know if you have any foundation recommendations!