Sorry for being so absent over the last week, it’s been an awfully busy one! I was spoilt on Monday for my 22nd birthday, on Wednesday I passed my driving test (so proud of myself, NO minors!) and then went straight to Bath for a couple of days relaxing and shopping with my good friend Helen. And now I’m home, absolutely exhausted but with a lot of very exciting purchases!
As you may of seen from my brief post on my birthday, my gorgeous boyfriend bought me some very appreciated MAC goodies which was a total surprise. Who says boys can’t think for themselves? And it spurred me on to do a LOT of cosmetic shopping… Which I feel I should have some guilty feelings for but I can’t quite find them anywhere? Oopsy 🙂
I’ll break the haul into a couple of posts so I don’t bore you all!
RIGHT! So, I was in need of a replacement of my MAC paint pot in ‘vintage selection’ so whilst I was in Bath I thought I would take a quick trip into the Jolly’s concession and purchase it. Whilst I was there I decided maybe it was time to delve into the world of MAC foundations. Ever since my Bobbi Brown was running out I’ve been gagging to get back on the high-end bandwagon and as I had never used MAC for my base before I thought maybe I should give it a go. There was a great assistant in there named Charlotte who helped me out and picked out Studio Sculpt for my skin in NC15. I fell in love! It fit my skin perfectly and the finish was just what I was after; not powdery but handling my oil well. It was a natural finish, which was just what I was after without looking too ‘dewy’.
Charlotte also picked out ‘sun basque’ blusher for me, which I was hesitant about. I’ve always used bright pink toned blushers, without giving it a second thought. But this peachy toned blush really warmed up my face and if blended in well really changed how I looked. I didn’t want to commit to purchasing the blusher as I know there are some similar dupes around for a fraction of the price, so I went in search of those and give them a trail run before biting the bullet!
I found three blushers I loved, all with slightly different toned pigments and pay offs which gave me a variety of options to choose from;
– Sleek blusher in ‘coral’ (left)
– Natural Collection blusher in ‘peach melba’ (middle)
– Benefit ‘coralister’ (right)