Monday, 8 October 2012

A gift to myself

Since arriving at university almost a month ago now I have been very careful with my money, and avoided the centre of Kingston and London like the plague, as there is just so many different products to choose from. However yesterday I had a little bit of what you may call an impulse buy, I wanted to treat myself, so I headed of to the local MAC counter. I'm not used to having so much choice in make-up, what with living in Devon all of my life and growing up in a very small town they do not have anywhere near the amount of choice in comparison to here.

I knew I needed a new concealer as my Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection one is on its last legs and I really enjoy trying new products so thought I'd see what MAC had.

I came out with these three products. A MAC 217 blending brush, Studio finish concealer and bronzing powder. 

The studio finish concealer I love, I've noticed you only need a little amount which goes a long way,  I bought the 217 blending brush to apply this concealer under the eyes, which I find works really well and you get a very even finish for your skin tone. The make-up artist in MAC matched me with the colour NW20, which I thought would be too dark for me, as I am so pale, but it really cancels out any of the dark under eye discolouration you can get. (well what I get anyway)

I also thought I'd treat myself to a bronzer, I have currently been using the MUA bronzer but I felt it was a little too dark for me. This is in the shade golden, which I believe is the lightest colour, it just gives me a healthy glow to my skin, because I am so pale I find I look very washed out and ill a lot of the time, especially in the cold winter months. Another thing which I love about the MAC products, is that you don't need to use as much of the product, but you still can get great colour as they are much more pigmented than some of the other make-up brands available. 

I love having all of these make-up counters so close to where I live now, its opened up a new world to me, before I moved to University if I wanted any MAC products, I would either have to order online, or travel just over 2 hours to get to the closest MAC counter. 

Have you tried either of these products? What are your thoughts on them? 

Have a great day everyone! x


  1. I love those products!! I'd love to try out Mac bronzing powders! :)

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  2. Going to uni and having every single make up counter available destroyed my bank balance ha! If you haven't got a Debenhams beauty card yet I recommend one for saving money :) xx

  3. I want all three products, haha! I agree with Abbi, get yourself a Debenhams Beauty Card and a Boots card! Helps to save you a bit of money :) xx

  4. these products look lovely and very practical too!
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  5. Great review!
    I'd love to buy MAC all the time. I almost avoid it because I know how good it is - once I start using I won't want to stop and don't have the budget for a MAC habit!

    le fresne x

  6. I know how you feel, my closest MAC store is an hours train journey away! Such a pain, because I don't like ordering makeup online!

    Lana, xo

  7. oh, that bronzer looks really nice!

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  8. I love MAC make-up!
    The bronzers looks nice!

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    Hope you follow me back :D


  9. Ohh Nice :) I love gifting myself haha x

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  11. I haven't tried any of these products, MAC is so addictive I try to avoid it haha. You definitely deserve a welcome to University treat ;)

    The Style Rawr!


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