Sunday, 4 November 2012

My Current Skincare Routine...

From left to right: St. Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub, Manuka Doctor Foaming Cleanser,
 Garnier Spot Purifying Toner, Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser

Hi everyone!

Lately, I've been having really bad skin. I have an oily T-zone, so that's my forehead and my nose, and I tend to get a few blemishes in that area and also a few dry patches. I'm always on the look out for that perfect, must-have skincare product. That skin product of all skin products. I've started to get into a skin routine because I hate it when my skin is bad so I've been purchasing a few products recently to see if they work.

St. Ives Blemish Fighting Apricot Scrub
After reading many blogs and reviews on the St. Ives collection I thought I had to try it out. So, I took a trip to boots and they had a 3 for 2 offer on all skincare at the time. This made me extremely happy. It smells gorgeous, it smells like peaches! I only use a small amount and use it about 3 or 4 times a week and it has made my skin a lot smoother and I have realised the number of spots has gone down.

Manuka Doctor Foaming Cleanser
I was given this as a present for my birthday in August and I've used it ever since. I was wanting the Manuka Doctor ApiClear range for ages ever since I found out my beauty icon Millie Mackintosh uses them. I use this every morning and night and it has definitely helped clear spots and blemishes and it helps my skin  look healthy and a lot brighter. It's a great wake-me-up for my skin, especially on a morning! You can buy the Manuka Doctor range from Holland & Barrett.

Garnier Spot Purifying Toner
I bought this in the 3 for 2 offer at Boots. I have a thing when it comes to toners, sometimes I feel they can be a bit harsh on my skin, especially on any spots and blemishes that I have. I don't tend to use this toner all of the time because of this, so I only really use it when I have problem areas, such as spots and blemishes. I have realised a difference, however, as it does reduce the redness which is great because it makes them less noticable. High five to that!

Simple Hydrating Light Moisturiser
I've been using this product for ages now and I always re-purchase it because I love it and I do believe that this is one of the best moisturisers around at a great price! I use it morning and night and it gives an even texture to my skin and makes it really smooth. It's great whenever I have dry patches as well. Would definitely highly recommend this product to anyone!

Hope you all have a lovely Sunday evening and hope you have a good week! It's bonfire night tomorrow, one of my favourite nights of the year. I love going to firework displays and watching the fireworks, the atmosphere is amazing! I love the sound of fireworks as well! Eeeek! Enjoy whatever you're doing tomorrow night!

Charlotte xxx

Saturday, 3 November 2012

Shopping Spree!

Hello!

Half term has been a busy week for me! I've literally been all over the country from Bristol to Cardiff to York! I was visiting family in Bristol and also in Cardiff and then York was a 2 day visit full of shopping! I was in my element! First, I love Cardiff. I've never been before because I've never been able to. My parents and I were visiting my brother and he took us on a tour of Cardiff. We did a little bit of shopping whilst he was at a lecture at university and then we went for some lunch at a great pub! He then took us round the student union, the radio station where he does his radio shows (which you can listen to online at http://www.cardiffstudentmedia.co.uk/xpressradio/ for anyone who's interested ;-)) and he took us to The Taff - the famous Cardiff student union pub! I love Cardiff though, it's got such a good atmosphere! As I said, we did do a little bit of shopping, but I didn't really buy much from Cardiff, I was leaving money for York, even though most of the shops were the same and I could've just bought stuff from Cardiff but hey ho!


I went into Cath Kidston, one of my favourite shops ever. If I had the money, I would literally buy everything from there because everything is just gorgeous! I love the mugs from Cath Kidston. I bought the one on the left in York because yknow, you can't not have too many mugs! That mug cost £5, however, with my student card I got 10% of so it was actually £4.50. Not bad! I've been wanting a nice make up brush holder and I decided to use a Cath Kidston mug for them (middle). This mug cost £6 but with my student card it was £5.40. The last purchase from Cath Kidston was a make up bag. Now, I can become a bit of a hoarder when it comes to make up bags, I have far too many. But, I needed a smaller one for my everyday bag so I decided to buy this one. It's just the right size and it comes with a matching mirror! It cost £10 but again with my student discount I got it for £9 :-)


Now onto York. York is one of my favourite cities ever, if not my favourite! I could live there, it's the most gorgeous place I've ever been and the shops, well, I can go a bit crazy in the shops. One of my favourite shops in York is called Saffrons. They sell quirky little bits and pieces for your home etc. Everytime I go to York I've always wanted to buy this photo frame but I've always left it. So, after I realised I had just been paid I thought, right, I'm definitely getting it this time! It cost £12.95. The next item I bought was this 'eco-cup'. I kept saying to my mam that I wanted one of these but with a Cath Kidston print on. However, Cath Kidston don't do them and when I found this in Saffrons, I was over the moon! 



I went into Jack Wills and they were doing 20% on all of their autumn range! This ends tomorrow, 4th November, so get yourself down to a Jack Wills store or on their website. I've been wanting a pair of joggers for a while from Jack Wills and I saw these and I really like them! They're a burgundy colour and skinny fit, unlike others that have more give to them. They were reduced to around £33 from about £39, which is pretty good! And they were a treat off my parents, aww how kind of them!



 I went into Topshop and bought a couple of things. I bought these tan coloured brogues and faded denim jeggings. I fell in love with these brogues as soon as I saw them! I have an obsession with brogues, I absolutely love them and these are my new little beauties! The brogues were £30 and the jeggings were £22 but because of where I work I got staff discount so I got 25% off which reduced both of them together from about £52 to £39. Wooo!


 This jumper is from a shop called Ark. It's one of my favourite shops in York and has some gorgeous clothes. The kharki colour is all in for autumn and I'm starting to stock up on knitted jumpers because it feels more like winter than autumn! This came in at £22.99 which is pretty reasonable!


This dress is from New Look and cost £30. I love the burgundy colour, it's very autmun/winter and I love any dress that's lace! This comes with a tan coloured belt and is a definite outfit for winter parties and I think 
I might wear it for Christmas day! I can't wait to wear this!


As well as the city of York, we also went to the designer outlet. The outlet is great for prices. I got this little Yankee Candle. I've been obsessing over Yankee Candles for ages and have mentioned them to my parents a million times to hint to them that I would like one for Christmas...I hope they get that hint ;-) Anyway, I decided to get a small jar, to try them out, rather than spending a lot on a big jar and then not liking them.  I got 'Midnight Jasmine' and it smells gorgeous before I've even lit it! I'm going to light it tonight whilst watching X Factor so I'll let you all know what I think! It was on special offer at the time and cost £6.29! I went into The Body Shop where they had some good deals on. They had 'buy 2 and get 30% off' so I decided to buy their BB Cream and their brow and lash gel. After reading Corrie's review from DizzyBrunette3 on this product, I thought I'd give it a go. The cream adapts to the colour of your skin and I tried it this morning and I think I should've gone for shade 1 rather than 2 because shade 2 is a bit dark for me, but I'll keep using it and see how I feel about it!

I'm so sorry about how long this post is but I really wanted to share with you what I bought this week from my mini break away! Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Charlotte xxx

Monday, 29 October 2012

Every girl loves a bit of sparkle...outfit post!

Hey Everyone!

Hope you have all had a lovely weekend! I'm on half term this week so I'm soooo happy to finally have a week off where I can just relax...kind of. Even though, I have revision, euuurgh. Anyway, I thought I'd do another outfit post from a party that I went to last night. I actually had time to get a photo this time as well, even though I was rushing to get ready! So here it is...



Top: Vero Moda, House of Fraser
Leggings: Marks and Spencers
Shoes: Office

I don't usually wear sequined tops and stuff, but I saw this top in House of Fraser on one of the mannequins and really liked it so I had to try it on! I was going to try and get some leather looking leggings to go with it but I was trying to save my money for going away this week, so I stuck with my good pair of black leggings which go with EVERYTHING. 

Sorry about the short post, but that's what I wore for the party last night! I'm dying my hair this evening which I can't wait for! It's in desperate need of a colouring! I should have a blog post up about that sometime this week!

Charlotte xxx

Sunday, 21 October 2012

MAC 'Please Me'

MAC 'Please Me'




MAC 'Please Me' is not my normal 'go-to' lipstick, I have to admit. I'm more of a nude, coral and pastel pink sort of girl. I love MAC lipsticks and this is the new addition to my collection. 'Please Me' is a dark pink shade. When I swatched it in House of Fraser, it seemed to be lighter to when I applied it to my lips. It's taken me a while to get used to it and I still don't know whether I like it or not and whether it's me. I think it's cause of my hair. At the moment I have light brown hair, well it's going ginger to be fair. I dyed it in the summer and it's in desperate need of a re-colour so, this week I'm dying it slightly darker, so it's more like my natural colour of chocolate brown. I think this is why I'm not too sure of this lipstick, because it doesn't match my hair. Weird right?
However, I have worn it a few times and people have complimented the colour of it so I guess it's not too bad ;-) Like all MAC lipsticks, they apply so well and have a creamy texture which feels great on the lips. They last a little while, however, I would've preferred it to last longer than it did. It comes at a price of £14.00 and you can buy MAC lipsticks from most department stores. I bought mine from House of Fraser.

Have you tried 'Please Me' from MAC? Let me know what you think!

Charlotte xxx

Friday, 12 October 2012

My Style Icons.

Hi Everyone

Hope you're all having a good week! I thought I'd do a random post about who I admire these days and who I like to follow the style of. In the past I've followed many different celebrities and their styles, from Pixie Lott to Cheryl Cole and many other people. But lately, I've been following three main people who's style I absolutely adore! I always try to make my own style unique and original but yknow, I need a good direction to go in and that's where my Holy Bible, LOOK Magazine comes in.

So the first style icon is Caroline Flack. Gotta love the Flackers! Her style is gorgeous! I'm a hug fan of peter pan collars, high waisted shorts etc and Caroline pulls these off so well! Every week on Xtra Factor I always look out to see what she's wearing and I'm always so jel! Proper envy her style and wish I had her wardrobe! It's not only her style that I love, however, her hair is perfect and her figure...omg wish I could just have her legs. Sorry, got a little girl crush going on here but so what! I love her. Definitely one of my main style icons!



The next style icon is Mollie King from The Saturdays. I'm a huge fan of The Saturdays and I love all of their styles to be honest! But my favourite has to be Mollie. As well as her bubbly personality and gorgeous smile, her wardrobe is just unreal! She's very girly and loves her dresses with her big bags. She's always in the magazines and I love finding out where she gets her clothes from just so I can go and purchase a few! I love her hair, especially since she got it cut short. A while back, I was tempted to get my hair cut short because I loved Mollie's but I decided I couldn't leave my long hair!



The final icon is both a fashion and beauty icon for me. This is Millie Mackintosh from Made in Chelsea. Just a warning, I'm probably going to share my love of Millie with you throughout my blog cause I literally love her! She always has perfect glowing skin and I'm trying my hardest to get skin like hers! Her hair is absolutely gorgeous, a couple of months ago I had my hair dyed a similar caramel colour and I loved it. Except now it's starting to turn ginger...definitely in need of a dye! I always envy Millie and I can't wait for Made in Chelsea to start again on Monday! Monday nights are now complete!



So I thought I'd do a quick post about who's style and beauty tips I'm following at the moment. Got a busy weekend ahead. A two day induction at work! Gonna be a looooong weekend, but I've got X Factor and a chinese takeaway to look for to tomorrow night so it's all good! Hope you all have a lovely weekend!

Charlotte xxx

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Sunday Favourites...

Hi everyone!

Hope you've all had a great weekend! So, it's that time of the week again...Sunday. How fast do these weekends go?! I don't know what to think about Sundays, I like them because it's kind of a relaxing day, visiting family etc...until it gets to that time of the day where I have to do work. Sundays are pretty much a love/hate thing with me. However, TOWIE is on tonight so that makes me happy! TOM KILBY COME AT ME!
Anyway, down to business...

Favourite Make-Up


MAC Please Me
On Friday night, me and the mother went shopping, as per, and my mam decided to treat me to a MAC lipstick. How kind?! This is Please Me. I wanted a pink lipstick and when I swatched this it looked like a peachy pink colour but when I applied it to my lips it was more of deep pink. I don't normally go for darker coloured lipstick so I have to admit, I'm going to have to wear this a few more times until I'm used to it. I do like it though! I love MAC lipsticks, they're so easy to apply and so creamy and long lasting!

Favourite Nail Varnish

Models Own Utopia
Okay, so, I think I've found my new favourite nail polish (sorry Barry M Peach Melba). I'm going to admit, this is my first Models Own nail varnish and I'm now thinking, why on earth have I not bought one before?! I've been admiring the Models Own range but I just didn't really get round to buying one. This colour is a grey/lilac colour, if that makes sense! The application is soooooo good, it glides smoothly on. The colour is so strong as well and dries so quickly! Very impressed!

Favourite Skincare Product


Cath Kidston Bluebell Hand Balm
I absolutely love Cath Kidston, it's one of my favourite brands! If I could buy everything, I would! I love all of the accessories, make up bags etc but I've never really tried the beauty products. I got this Hand Balm for Christmas and have been using it a lot recently. I apply it just before I go to bed and it leaves my hands sooo soft! It smells gorgeous too!

Favourite Make Up Brush


Real Techniques Contour Brush
So, on my blog you'll probably see a lot of comments about the Real Techniques make up brushes. They are my new little beauties. This is the contour brush which came with the Core Collection. I use it mainly for blush as it applies the right amount but, I also use it to apply highlighter on my cheekbones and brow bones and I use it for bronzer along my jawline to make it more defined.

Favourite Item of Clothing


I know what you're thinking...why has she got a Christmas jumper in October?! Well, I'm stocking up on knitwear you see and at the moment Primark have some gorgeous knitwear! I was stuck between two jumpers but I edged more towards this one. One thing you have to know about me is that I love Christmas, it's my favourite time of the year. So if you see me on my blog blabbing on about how I'm so excited for Christmas and giving you a constant reminder of how many days there are (79 DAYS!!) just go along with it ;-) Anyway, this jumper came in at £14 and it's so warm and comfy! Would highly recommend you take a trip down to Primark, I'll definitely be getting more knitwear for the Winter!

So there's my Sunday favourites for this week. Sorry it's late, been so busy doing work today and I was writing this whilst watching X Factor so I was kinda slow. Hope you all have a great week and I'll speak soon!

Charlotte xxx



Sunday, 30 September 2012

Weekly Favourites...

Hi everyone!

So, I've decided that I'm going to do a weekly post telling you all which products I am loving that week and why. I've seen this being done on many other blogs and I thought I'd do one of my own for my blog (not meaning to copy of course ;D) But then at the end of each post I'll tell you my highlight of the week, just to mix it up a bit with something different as well as my fashion and beauty loves!

Favourite Make Up










Rimmel Scandaleyes Mascara
I went shopping yesterday and bought this mascara. I know I've had it less than 24 hours but I love it! The brush is huge and gives great extension to the lashes. Will definitely do a full review on this at a later date once I've worn it some more!

Favourite Nail Varnish



















Barry M Peach Melba
This is my all time favourite nail varnish! I've been wearing it all this week and it's such a nice colour. It has a peachy/pink tone to it and is great for an everyday nail colour.

Favourite Skincare Product



















Manuka Doctor Foaming Cleanser
I was given this product for my birthday on the 26th August. I've been wanting to get the ApiClear range from Manuka Doctor for a while now, especially since I heard my fav girl Millie Mackintosh from Made in Chelsea uses this range, and if Millie uses it then I must use it! She always has glowing skin and I would do anything to have skin like hers! I didn't start using this product straight away and only in the past couple of weeks have been using it every morning and night. I have to say, it has made a great difference to my skin, making it softer and brighter. Will do a full review of this soon :-)

Favourite Make Up Brush












Real Techniques Buffing Brush
I've been wanting the Real Techniques make up brushes by Samantha Chapman for a while now after reading about them on other blogs and watching video tutorials on Pixiwoo's YouTube channel. It's great for applying liquid foundation and gives full and even coverage.

Favourite Item of Clothing



















Yes, summer is over and there's no more tops and shorts and going out without a coat, *cry*. Autumn has arrived and the knitwear is coming in the shops, so I'm stocking up. I realised I didn't have a cream cardigan and when I was in Topshop yesterday, I saw this and absolutely loved it. It'll go with most outfits and it's soooo warm. Definitely an autumn/winter wearer!

Highlight of the Week

















On Friday night I went out for my friend, Amber's birthday. We went to the Tavistock Retro in South Shields and it was gorrrrgeous! This was definitely the highlight of my week, especially after a long gruelling week of sixth form, it was great to just relax and have a laugh with my friends. I couldn't stop laughing all night, seriously had a major case of the giggles. However, I feel like I look miserable on the photos, I hate smiling with my mouth closed, I actually can't do it! That's the downside of having braces I guess! Overall I had a great night celebrating Amber's birthday!

So that's my first 'episode' of my Sunday Favourites! Yes, I called it an episode as if it was an episode of F.R.I.E.N.D.S or something, but yknow, I didn't know what else to call it haha! Hope you all have had a great weekend and enjoy your week!

Charlotte xxx

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Outfit Post!

Hello!

Hope everyone is having a great Sunday! This is my first outfit post on my blog so I hope you all like it. During this past week and a half I've been to about 6 parties, busy I know, but I wanted to do an outfit post for each one but being the silly person that I am, I always forgot to take a photo of my outfit before I left the house. This was probably due to the fact I take forever to get ready and I always rush at the last minute. However last night, I was ready with plenty of time to spare so I did end up taking a photo of my outfit for my blog. Yay go me!



Blazer - New Look - I bought this blazer over a year ago and I absolutely love it. It goes with everything. I think I bought it for £20-£30, but I can't remember the exact price. 
Skirt - Topshop - £20 - I've been wanting a denim skirt for a while now and when I found this I thought it was perfect. It isn't real denim, but it feels like it. It has a super soft feeling material.
Top - H&M - £7.99 - After buying the skirt I didn't know what kind of top to wear with it so I popped along to H&M and my friend spotted this top. The pastel goes great with the denim skirt.
Shoes - Office - I got these shoes for my 16th birthday last Sunday off my parents. I pointed them out to my mam about a week before, giving her a subtle hint that I reaaaaaally wanted them and I did get them, I was chuffed!


Make Up Time!
I ended up changing my hair for this photo because I decided I didn't want parts of my hair clipped back. I'm a fussy person! I haven't straightened my hair in a long time because I wanted to cut back on doing it as it ruins my hair. But last night I went for a change and straightened it all.

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation
Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse
L'Oreal True Match Powder
Natural Collection SunTint Bronzing Powder
Natural Collection Blushed Cheeks (Peach Melba)
Benefit Sunbeam Highlighter

Urban Decay Naked Palette - 'Creep' for eyeliner and 'Buck' for eyebrows
Maybelline Colossal Volume Cat Eyes Mascara
Maybelline Great Lash Blackest Black Mascara

Topshop 'Coy'
MUA 'Sweet Kiss' Lip Balm

So, that's what I wore for the party last night. I'll try and do some more outfit posts here and then (if I don't take so long to get ready).

Charlotte xxx

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Liquid Sunshine in a Bottle...Benefit Sunbeam


Hello!

I'm so sorry I haven't posted anything on my blog in what feels like ages, but I haven't had the time recently! I've been busy basically everyday for the past few weeks and just haven't had the time to post anything on my blog. So, I do promise I will try to keep up the blog posts, at least it will get my mind of the fact I start sixth form on Tuesday. Eurghhh.

I've been reading on many peoples blogs about many different highlighters and I wanted to try one of my own so a while ago I went shopping (as per) and bought Benefit's 'Sunbeam' highlighter. Unlike most highlighting products this isn't a pastel shade but more of a warm golden bronze that has a yellow undertone which should suit the majority of skin tones. In my opinion, I don't think any skin tones will have a problem with this highlighter as it suits all types as it is a soft bronze that contains a slight shimmer that brings warmth to the skin.



I always love the packaging by Benefit, they make it so attractive. 'Liquid Sunshie in a Bottle' immediately drew me in to the product.


The bottle is designed like the other highlighting products from Benefit which is a small nail varnish like bottle. This makes it much easier to apply as it gives you a small amount to use so that you don't use too much. The brush makes it easy to apply on the areas which you want to use the highlighter.




I apply Benefit Sunbeam on the top of my cheekbones and my brow bones. This product comes with a mini help leaflet to give you tips on how to apply it. I always blend with my fingers towards the hairline on my cheekbones as it states in the booklet and blend with my fingers on my brow bones.


I love this product as it gives a real warmth to the skin. However, I would only use this in the Summer as it gives a tanned look. It is part of the highlighter range from Benefit which also includes 'Highbeam' and 'Moonbeam'. I would really like to try 'Highbeam' as it has a pink undertone to it so that would be great for autumn/winter. This product retails at £18.50, it may seem a bit expensive for such a small bottle, but I have had this product for about a month now and I still have loads left.

Charlotte xxx



Monday, 6 August 2012

My Favourite Nail Polishes.

Hello!

Hope you are all okay! I've decided to do a little post to share with you my favourite nail polishes. I read on loads of blogs about many peoples favourite selection of nail polishes and they usually do a medium sized selection of their favourite colours. Well, my selection isn't medium sized. In fact, it's quite small, with my favourite nail polishes being a selection of 3 colours. These 3 colours are by far my favourite nail polishes I have ever owned from my one of my favourite make up ranges, Barry M. They all cost £2.99 which is a great price and there is a huge range of colours, I could literally buy them all. But, money doesn't grow on trees so yes, I do have to restrain myself!

I always use Barry M's base coat, top coat and nail hardener when painting my nails also. It would be best to always use a base coat, as it makes the nail polish glide on easily. The base coat also protects your nails from any stains or discolouring from your nail polish, especially if you're wearing a dark colour. I definitely need to buy more Barry M nail paints as they're all beautiful colours! I always use the clear base coat, then I apply 2 colours to give a strong colour, and then finish it off with a clear top coat to prevent the colour from chipping. I've noticed that the nail varnishes last up to a week, at least, with no chips, which is great! The base coat helps a lot too! I'm not a dark nail colour kinda girl and I tend to wear a lot of light, pastel colours with the occasional red once in a while. I don't know, I just don't think dark colours suit my fingernails. There are some colours which are better for your toenails and some which are better for your fingernails and dark colours definitely suit my toenails much better!

From left to right: Strawberry Ice Cream, Peach Melba, Coral.
Strawberry Ice Cream 309:




This colour is basically explained in its name, 'Strawberry Ice Cream'. It does remind me of strawberry ice cream actually as it's quite light and soft. It is very much a pastel baby pink. I love this colour. It's very pastel which I love and it's so cute. I always apply two coats of this colour to give it a strong colour on my nails and it goes well on both my toenails and fingernails, although I do prefer to apply it to my fingernails.

Peach Melba 318:




Okay, so, I love love LOVE this colour! I literally fell in love with it as soon as I saw it on the Barry M counter in Boots. It is a peachy pink colour and is such a nice colour! It's great for all seasons and works so well when you have a tan! It matches most outfits too! I use this on both my fingernails and toenails and I always apply two coats.

Coral 296:



I've only recently bought this nail polish, only last month actually. I bought it for my holiday because I wanted a coral colour nail varnish because I didn't actually own one before. I painted my toenails with this colour and loved it and then half way through my holiday, I painted my fingernails with it. IT WENT SO WELL WITH MY TAN! Seriously, I love it. The coral colour is really brought out when you have a tan and it goes well on both my fingernails and toenails and again I apply two coats but always make sure to apply a basecoat before otherwise it will stain my nails.

So, these were 3 of my favourite nail polishes which I own. I will definitely have to buy more of the Barry M range. I do own a couple more but I need to save up and purchase I few more cheeky little ones ;-) I also want to try the Models Own range because all of their colours are gorgeous! In need of a little shopping trip me thinks!

Charlotte xxx

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation Review.



Hello!

For ages now, I've been wanting a foundation that's the right shade, gives great coverage and last a long time without fading. Over a month ago, I went make up shopping and walked into House of Fraser and straight over to the MAC counter. I asked the girl on the counter to help me find the correct shade for my skin tone and which foundation she would recommend. She showed me the MAC Pro Longwear Foundation. When I saw this I thought, 'ooh pro longwear, that's great, a long lasting foundation!'. She tested some shades along my jawline to find the perfect shade for my skin tone. At the time, my skin was rather pale, however, at the moment, I have a slight tan as I've only recently came back from my holiday.

The shade I have is NC15. It is one of the lighter shades, I think it's the second lightest shade, as I have quite pale skin. It's a lightweight foundation and doesn't feel too heavy on the skin, which is great. I hate it when foundation feels very cakey and heavy on my skin, it's like it doesn't allow it to breath. This foundation has a slight yellow undertone and gives medium coverage. I find that I need to add a bit of concealer to my blemishes as the foundation doesn't necessarily cover them fully. Also, in my make up routine, after my foundation I tend to apply a powder. This foundation can be left without a powder, especially if you rub it in well, but I usually apply a powder to give it a matte finish.



This foundation is meant to last 15 hours and it's true. If you use a primer underneath, this foundation lasts a long time. I don't tend to wear foundation for 15 hours though but it does last for the whole time I wear it and doesn't fade. Before I bought this foundation, I realised that when I went out, my foundation tended to fade and didn't last as long. With the MAC Pro Longwear foundation, my make up looks just like it does when I first apply it, which is great! Another bonus about this foundation, is the fact that it contains SPF 10. Great, it protects me from the sun too! Wooo! It's great in all weather conditions as it's very lightweight and keeps you fresh faced.

I love this foundation and I'm so glad I bought it and I can definitely see me re-purchasing this product. At a price of £24.00 it's good value for your money. It's a medium sized bottle and I don't use that much foundation so I can see it sitting in my make up box for rather a long time!

Have you tried MAC's Pro Longwear foundation? Let me know what you think of it!

Charlotte xxx