Last weekend, myself and my boyfriend took a little trip to London – I thought why not have a change of scenery from Birmingham. We took advantage of the London Midland great escape train tickets and arrived at London Euston around 10.45am so we could make the most of the day. Continue reading
I’ve been wanting to do a blog post about my mac lipstick collection since starting my blog, so here it is. Mac lipsticks are my obsession – i love the whole experience of going to choose the shade in store and trying it on. So far i have 7 different shades which you can see in the photographs, but i want my collection to keep on growing.
My first stage of my applying my makeup is making sure my face is moisturised, I use Simple Light Moisturiser. I then apply Mac BB Prep & Prime in Medium all over my face using my finger tips which acts as a base for my foundation. You can also use the BB cream on its own for a more natural look and is build-able to give the coverage you desire. The next product I use is Mac Prolonger Foundation in N18 and I apply this by using a Ecotools Foundation Brush; I find this foundation to be very long lasting and provides a sheer to medium coverage. Another bonus with the Prolonger Foundation is there is already a built in pump, unlike the Studio Fix Fluid! The next item has got to be my favourite Mac product ever, which is the Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NW22. I am so happy I listened to a few friends about getting this powder as it is the best I have ever used! It gives a beautiful flawless and matte finish to the skin. I apply the powder by using a Real Techniques Powder Brush and for touch-ups throughout the day I use the pressed powder puff applicator it comes with.
Somedays I like to mix it up with my blusher, so I either use Mac’s Blusher in Dame or Peach twist. Dame is a very subtle purple/pink tone whereas Peach Twist has a golden peach tone with a shimmery texture. I use the Real Techniques Expert Face Brush & Blush Brush to apply them.
Okay, we are done with the facial makeup regime and now onto the eyes. I love having a winged eyeliner look; somedays it goes perfectly well and other days it can go wrong (i’m too much of a perfectionist!) For my eyeliner, I use Bourjois Liquid Eyeliner In Brown and it lasts up to 16 hours. I go for a brown shade because of my light hair and I think the brown softens the look and doesn’t look too harsh. I love testing out new mascaras, my current one is Loreal Miss Manga Mascara in Extra Black which I am loving as it lengthens my lashes nicely.
Next step is the brows. I have tried so many brow products this year to find the perfect one for me. I came to the conclusion that you get what you pay for with brow products; My top two are Soap & Glory Archery In Brownie Points and Bare Minerals Brow & Define in Taupe (both range from £10-13). I switch between the two products depending on what i fancy using on the day!
Lastly to finish my daily makeup I apply Mac Lipstick in Peach Blossom which is a Creme Sheen finish. I love this shade because it is so natural and subtle, perfect for daytime wear.
I hope you enjoyed my first blog post. I’m really looking forward progressing on my blogging adventure and making more posts!