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24.10.14

MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation


The MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation Review
MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation Swatch



The MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation Swatches

I think we all would of heard of the MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation. This famous little bottle can be used on both face and body (duh) and for that reason it’s often used at photoshoots, as I am well aware to even out my skin all over. This is the reason why I needed a bottle for myself, but don't worry I did buy this, I didn't 'borrow' it from work.

This is surprisingly a low-to-medium but build able coverage, but I think it leans more towards the medium side of things, at least on my skin. Designed to deliver the much sought after flawless but natural finish. The good thing about this foundation is if you get it in slightly the wrong shade it doesn't matter because of the consistency of the product. I grabbed the shade N1 as I am not one of those girls who knows their colour in MAC foundations (bad blogger alert), but this seems to blend in perfectly. Face & Body is also meant to be skin conditioning, water-resistant and long-wearing. But of course 'skin conditioning' and 'foundation' are not two words I would put together. The first hand photo is the colour not blended, and the second is. 

The consistency of the product is very runny because its water based and this is where people think that its only for people with 'good skin'. It does give a very light coverage but even for me with one layer of this foundation it just evens out my complection leaving my skin looking very natural, but flawless at the same time. You can also build this foundation amazingly though, and with a couple of layers can easily create a full coverage finish without it looking at all cakey.

Oily skinned girls, just take this as a warning that you will probably not get on with the product, as it does slide. And I have dry skin so goodness knows where you'll find foundation if you have oily skin.

This isn't a game changer in the foundation world at all, nor is it but for a quick and decent everyday foundation, Face & Body Foundation is doing the job quite well.


MAC Face & Body Foundation House of Fraser £21.50

Have you tried the MAC Studio Face & Body Foundation?




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22.10.14

Makeup Revolution Salvation 'What you waiting for' Eyeshadow Palette


The Makeup Revolution Salvation 'What you waiting for' Eyeshadow Palette Review

The Makeup Revolution 'What you waiting for' Eyeshadow Palette Review

The Makeup Revolution 'What you waiting for' Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Makeup Revolution 'What you waiting for' Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution Salvation 'What you waiting for' Eyeshadow Palette

Makeup Revolution Palette Look


This is my second try of the Makeup Revolution palettes after the Essential Shimmers Palette, which I wasn't overly impressed with. It was good, but the combination of shimmer and stupid hype left me not very excited. But of course I did guess I was in the minority as everyone seems to adore Makeup Revolution, so I have been trying the Makeup Revolution 'What you waiting for' Eyeshadow Palette in hope I could be converted to their eyeshadows. And I defiantly had my bank account rooting for me. 

I did think this was a play on The Saturdays song but I was wrong, being a play on Gwen Stefani's 'What You Waiting For?' instead. Whichever way (The Saturdays would of been better...) I love that each of 12 shimmers and 6 Mattes shades has a actual name. Also with full length mirror. Other palettes take note, mirrors are always handy. You never hear anyone complain about too many mirrors.

The shades in this are all neutrals and leaning towards the pink/nude/rose gold side of things. Another thumbs up for Makeup Revolution is that each and every colour compliments each other, there is literally not one odd. Just like their Essential Shimmers Paletteall the colours are just as buttery and apply pretty much perfectly. My only slight slight complaint is that lightest colours are not as pigmented as the rest, but considering the majority are, and for £4 I am really not going to complain. 

I might hate admit this, but I may have been wrong about Makeup Revolution, as this is one seriously good palette. But then again I guess you might already know that...




Have you tried the Makeup Revolution Salvation 'What you waiting for' Eyeshadow Palette? 



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21.10.14

Estee Lauder Modern Muse Review


Estee Lauder Modern Muse Review



Hey beauties. A (very) rare perfume post today. But this has remind me to do them more often, like my other 132953 post ideas. But with Estee Lauder just releasing their new fragrance, Modern Muse Chic, what better time to share my one of my daily perfumes? And yes there are a few.

Estee Lauder's Modern Muse was their first major perfume launch since Beyond Paradise in 2003, and a come back into the perfume world. Aiming to show what an independent and self-confident woman today would be like, in bottle form. And those notes would be a rather fresh, feminine and floral scent, that is quite citrusy like oranges. With the correct terminology being 'a crisp top note of juicy citrus, a tangerine rather than dry, tart bergamot'. 

These different scents are layered over what Estee Lauder called 'dewy petals', reminding me of a white bouquet of lilies, not that I ever get bouquets of lilies mind you (men take note). Plus you can definitely smell vanilla notes, plus jasmine and orange blossom once the perfume has settled on my skin. This is where the Modern Muse Chic takes over as it has the more prominent jasmine notes, but this one is better in my opinion, not being bias, honest. 

The lasting power is one of the best I have tried, even from 1 spray, which, I might add, was all I needed as it is a strong scent. In true Estee Lauder style this a very classic but still young fragrance, and I don't feel like I have raided my Grandmas perfumes like some of their previous scents. A surprising new perfume fragrance next to my Chanel, Dior and Jo Malone (cheap tastes obviously...). The one downside would have to be the price, I got this as present so luckily that didn't affect me. But I can see this being a bit off putting...Maybe its one for all those Boots points.

Estee Lauder Modern Muse - £44


Have you tried Estee Lauder Modern Muse?




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