Monday 15 June 2015

Beauty Buys - MAC & Makeup Forever

Debenhams every so often do a 10% off all beauty and fragrance event, and I get to know first hand as that is where my weekend job is. As an employee we get discount on top of the offers so when this event comes around I take my wishlist and place an order of the things which I have been lusting after. This time around I think I did a brilliant job at holding back and just ordered two products.

The first being a MAC lipstick in Please Me, my sister has this lipstick and it is one which she often wears and I always comment on how lovely it looks on her. I sneakily 'borrowed' it to test out the colour on me. It is a really beautiful pink shade, to describe this it would be a classic matte pink. That might sound like a very vague description but that is exactly what it is. It is medium toned pink and is perfect for the summer. This week we have seen the sun finally make its debut in the UK, and this is just great to add some colour to your makeup which has been very basic for me at the moment.

Makeup Forever has just landed on Debenhams online, and if I am correct I think it is the first department store to sell the brand which is very excited. It is a huge well-known brand especially in America, and when bloggers and you tubers visit they always pick up must have products. I was really wanting to try a foundation from the brand as it seems to be as a staple. I had my eyes on the HD foundation but I am always skeptical about buying face products which need to colour matched online as it always seem impossible. I would much rather go into a store and have someone match me or just do it myself. But the brand has not been introduced into all stores, and I unfortunately do not think it is available within my nearby stores. The one thing which caught my eye this most is the Aqua Matic eye shadow pencil. There seems to have been a huge demand for this type of eye pencil at the moment on the beauty market, Charlotte Tilsbury, Bobbi Brown and Laura Mercier have all brought out this type of product and they have become favourites for many. This intrigued me as at £16 it was a little cheaper than most of the other high end brands and there is a great shade range available. After spending a lot of time choosing which one I wanted to try I finally settled on Metallic Pink. The colour tabs on the website are nothing like the real colour, I googled the exact colours and that helped me decide that this was the perfect colour. I can say that I have tested it out and I am in love, it is super easy to apply and blend. The colours are well pigmented and I love that this is a retractable pencil which means it is fuss free. I am already really wanting to try out the shade Metallic Golden Taupe which looks like a perfect golden everyday shade.

Within my package I got a free sample of the Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm, which was a great bonus. I have not heard much at the brand, but I am intrigued to try it as I love getting new skincare products. For the full size version of this it is £20 and doing a little research it looks like it is a deep cleansing type product and a great addition to my daily skincare routine.


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