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Monday, 5 January 2015

My latest MAC splurge

Do I really need to state the obvious? Okay, I will do just incase any of you are brand spanking new followers of my blog and don't know a thing about me besides that I love to ramble about makeup. So, wait for it... I'm totally MAC makeup obsessed- not something that I'm ashamed to hold my hands up to actually! Moving on, the purpose of this post wasn't just to admit to something that's oh so obvious but instead to share my latest members of my MAC family with you all- you could say that my collection is rather big now. Here goes...

'Brave' lipstick | Finish- Satin | Link 
I've always been a bright lippy kinda' gal but as of late I've been really loving the latest trend- the nude lip. When it comes to nude lipstick I always struggle to find the perfect shade for me but as everybody seems to be raving about 'Brave' at the minute I decided I had to have it. This is now one of my favourite lipsticks, I absolutely love the finish as it isn't too matte and still has that moisturising element but at the same time it doesn't really have a sheen to it. It's definitely a 'my lips but better' shade, one I'd 100% recommend. 

'Craving' lipstick | Finish- Amplified creme | Link
Yes, another lipstick. A girl can never have too many, right? Although this is a slightly darker shade it's still suitable to wear in the daytime, it's the perfect autumn/winter colour. My teeth always look super white when I wear this so that's a plus too! It's described as a 'pink-red raspberry' but I don't really consider it to be red toned, I'd say it'd be best described as just 'raspberry' alone. 

Strobe cream | Link 
I've applied this in a few different ways since I've bought this to see which works best for me. You can wear this alone to give a natural healthy effect, mix it with your foundation to thin it out and give a subtle highlight and last but not least you can apply it all over your face before applying any makeup and then mix a little with your foundation for a really dewy finish. Now I've got that out of the way I just want to say I absolutely LOVE this, my foundation goes on so smoothly and it really does create the most flawless base. I'm a huge fan of the dewy look so I apply this all over first and then mix a little with my foundation too, it isn't oily in the slightest and you'd expect to look shinier as the day goes on but I've found it helps keep oil at bay. If you're after that natural glowing look then this is the product for you! 

Select cover-up concealer | NW20 | Link 
I've mentioned this before on my blog but I'll mention it again, I have the most awful under eye circles. I've never owned a MAC concealer before so I wasn't really sure what to go for or what shade to buy it in but after help from one of the MAC girls I decided this was the one for me. I can't fault this concealer, it's really creamy and doesn't look cakey in the slightest so it won't crease. It doesn't cover my dark circles completely but then again I didn't expect it to as I have a really bad case of 'panda eyes'. Also, a tube of this would last ages as you don't need a lot! 

Studio Fix Fluid | NW20 | Link
I've wrote about this foundation so many times already on my blog so I'll try not to ramble on too much. This is my second bottle of studio fix, my first bottle lasted me almost a year so although you might not want to spend £20 something pounds keep in mind that it does last for ages. This foundation is absolutely brilliant for giving you the most perfect finish but it's a tiny bit too high coverage for me so I mix it with a bit of strobe cream. All of you girls that have oily/normal skin looking for a matte finish, high coverage foundation, this is the one for you! 

There we have it, my latest MAC purchases. Have you bought anything from MAC recently? Any products you'd recommend? 

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