8.26.2013

Most Reached For #1: Base Products

MAC Studio Fix Fluid Foundation / Collection Illuminating Touch Concealer / Veil Finishing Powder*
MAC STUDIO FIX FLUID FOUNDATION - Debenhams
When I first bought this foundation back in June I was a bit unsure of it, the shade (NC15) for me is a bit off and this often stuck to some of my dry patches which is not a good look! I recently got a dupe beauty blender (which should really be included in this post seeing as though i've used it almost everyday!) which works a treat with this foundation! It doesn't stick to any dry patches nor does it cake up. The shade is still a bit off but looks okay if blended down my neck, or if I've got fake tan on. I'd say this foundation is about medium coverage as it doesn't cover everything I'd like it to, but I suppose that's what concealer is for. The finish of this foundation is quite matt, but doesn't look too flat on my skin. With the recent hot weather I have been favouring matt finishes so I don't look an absolute glitter ball ;)

COLLECTION ILLUMINATING TOUCH CONCEALER - Boots
I know the majority of bloggers love the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer but it can be quite drying, especially under the eyes, which is where the Illuminating Touch Concealer comes in; it's peachy-pink tone helps to cover and neutralise dark circles and bags. The coverage may not match up to the Lasting Perfection Concealer, but I like this one more for certain areas. As for the illuminating bit, it isn't too over the top it just lifts the eyes a bit - perfect for when I go back to school because I always look tired no matter how early I go to sleep the night before! 

VEIL FINISHING POWDER - veilcovercream.com
I got this in a little sample pack from the FABB Bloggers event in Manchester back in July and hadn't used it until my Rimmel Stay Matte powder smashed, along with the packaging, just before I was going on holiday so I took this one with me instead. I really like this powder because it adds a tiny bit of coverage and also keeps shine at bay. I have used this on it's own on good skin days and it looks really nice too! I have the shade 'dusk' which I think is the only shade, but there is a translucent shade too. You can get little sample packs for £6.50 and then if you order something you get the £6.50 off your order which is really handy because I think you can only get this online. I know it may be a bit too soon to say this, but I think this could be a holy grail product!

Olivia


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Most Reached For #1: Base Products
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  1. just found you blog,absolutely love it! followed x


    http://atypicalenglishrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  2. Same, after scouring through some blogs i found yours, and its a diamond in the rough. I absolutely love it, could you check mine out and maybe offer me some tips, I'm new to this haha thank you xx

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  3. love the concealer, used to use it alot before i changed to a 3 in 1 foundation concealer and moisturiser. Your blog is super cute and well laid out, i'm a new follower! you can follow me if you wish at www.rollerbladesandvintage.blogspot.com

    xoxo Leah

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    1. oohhh which product is that? sounds amazing! thank you x

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  4. Love my Illuminating Touch concealer, I completely agree with you! That powder sounds great too, might check it out!

    Thanks a lot for checking out my blog, I'm following you back :) Looking forward to more posts from you!

    Alexandra
    xx

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    1. you definitely should! thank you xx

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  5. I used to wear a Mac foundation (studio scult) and I found that it stuck to my dry patches as well... Never again! Haha.

    Lovely blog header... Great name too ;)

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. ahh i havent tried that! ahha thanks ;) x

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  6. Must try the collection concealer !!!

    NovembreBeaute - Natassa xX

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  7. I love the coverage of MAC but the shade I have is a little too light for me so I have to mix it with another foundation. I even got a proper colour match by a MAC make up artist so it was a little disappointing as it's quite expensive!

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    1. thats annoying! i think the shades are pretty odd, either too yellow or too pink! x

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  8. I love mac packaging (:

    http://hollybumblebeee.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. ME TOO! i love keeping the boxes.. is that weird? x

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  9. need to try this concealer, some can be so heavy. I like a good coverage though, i'd be lost without my foundation, i ran out of my mac a while a go, but didn't repurchase the high street ones do the job just as good if not better :-)
    such a lovely blog x

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    1. me too! and agree, there are some amazing cheaper foundations! x

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  11. I really love this post and blog!!
    Mac studio fix , best for cameras haha , I love Mac !

    Check out my review on the face and body foundation by Mac ? :-)

    And I'm definitely going to follow you x :)


    Ambrosialdoll.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. I love the Collection Illuminating Concealer! It really brightens up your face :)

    Kate xo | www.beautybabbles.com

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  13. woah these products sounds amazing, i would have to try them out soon, thank you for sharing!♡

    xoxo,
    www.whimsicalityindisguise.com
    (Join my blog International Giveaway ♡! 21 items- lots of Japanese makeup and beauty products including cosmetics from Diamond Beauty, Candydoll, Dollywink, etc!)

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  14. I love the Collection concealers, I use the both the illuminating and lasting perfection and they're both amazing! Total bargains too.

    You have a lovely blog sweet, I'm a new follower <3

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  15. shock horror i've never actually tried a mac foundation! looks like a good one.
    Emma x
    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  16. in love with this post, and your whole entire blog in general.

    lots of love from the casper&pearl girls – a little Aussie fashion brand
    casper&pearl blog
    xx

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  17. Hi, I have tagged you to take part in the Confessions of a Beauty Blogger Tag. Have a look on my blog to read what you have to do!! http://missbeccabeauty.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/confessions-of-beauty-blogger.html

    MissBeccaBeauty xo

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    1. thank you! ive already done it! x

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  18. I can't live without base products either! Especially eye primer!
    xoxo

    www.cakeandcouture.com

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    1. i dont really use eye primer, which one do you use? x

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Olivia X