Makeup Giveaway

So when I was working at super drug a lot of discontinued makeup went on sale for like 50p I bought so much for my friends and family and then was left with a bag of makeup they didn’t want. It’s sealed never used and I know I’m not going to use it and rather than just throw it or chuck it on eBay I was thinking seeing as I’m getting back into blogging I could just give it away kind of like my first mini giveaway. 

I was wondering if anyone has done a giveaway if they had any tips is it better to do it on rafflecopter etc. If all goes well I will post it up tonight before I go out. 

Mac Crazy 

So I promised myself I would only buy foundation from Mac as I had run out. As usual I entered the concession ( is that what you call them if they are in a department store).

Well I went a bit crazy not full on but crazy for the fact that I don’t have much money. I ended up walking out with a beautiful nude lipstick in burnt spice, a 221 brush all my mac brushes were stolen by some fucking tramp in the last place I worked grrr. I got of course my foundation in NC42 a shade lighter as my summer tan has gone hoping to get back on the sunbeds and get it back and I got a black pro long wear fluid eye liner as I have a 65th wedding anniversary tomorrow so not really sure what type of look to do or what I’m going to wear. 

It’s in a golf club I might wear this beautiful top I got from mango on sale and a pair of jeans with a nice pair of heels or a dress. I’ll post a picture of the outfit it would be good to get some tips as I don’t know if jeans will be too casual although they are really easy to dress up
They also gave me a cute little bag with some samples of Ruby Woo which I do have, in extreme black lashes mascara which is handy when you’re running low on mascara. A tan pigment I have never heard of but I’m thinking I’d bronzing, natural radiance in yellow which is a primer and gold strobe cream which is exciting as I love Mac highlighters especially good ones so I can tell it would be great. 

Mac Liquid lipstick 

I have two Mac Liquid Lipsticks and I’ve also bought some cheaper branded liquid lipsticks so I could see the difference. Today I tried Ess-Presso and Quite the standout. 

Here is a swatch 

I love with Mac lipsticks that they dry so quick within two minutes it’s set. My only problem is you need to make sure that you don’t make a mistake as it’s hard to rectify. 
Trying on the lipsticks I wasn’t so sure about Ess-Presso it came out brown on my skin but on my lips it was a different story, it looked more like a black lipstick. I was more impressed with Quite the standout I think it suited my skin tone more. I did go into Mac and ask for an Orange Red colour as that is the colour that suits me (everyone has a red that suits them).

Here are some photos of the colours, another thing getting the lipstick off was a pain but I have found a good oil based makeup remover is perfect. I’m using Garnier Micellar Oil Infused water and it’s pretty good, if anyone has other products they can suggest let me know in the comments section. 

Here are the results of the lipsticks please excuse my face it was literally baking outside and I had forgotten to use my Fix Plus. 

Also I’ve noticed my frown lines between my eyes are becoming permanently etched (I frown a lot). I have been using Nip/Fab products but also any suggestions would be helpful as I would rather preven than cure. Ciao xxx 
Moondiva 

Updated Foundation and Brow pencil

Over the years I have tried many foundations from my teen years it was the cheap foundations that would usually leave lines on your face or make you look very pink, although that could just have been my technique. As I tend to have a cheap alternative when I run out of foundation and am waiting for pay day so my saviour is Rimmel Lasting Finish.I started using Double Wear by Estee Lauder I think it’s probably the best foundation I have used a bit thick but looked great, I really don’t know why I went on to try different foundations I probably wanted to try something lighter but with full coverage.

I have noticed how awful my skin has become, probably from all the thick foundations I have been using. I have used Clarins and the last one I have been using was MAC Studio Sculpt I honestly believe this was the foundation that has now made my face look like a pizza, I literally have spots everywhere acne it’s awful. My make up always looked thick and as my family told me like I was applying it on with a trowel not to mention drying my skin out.

I went to the benefit counter yesterday to look at foundations and was talking to the benefit lady, now I don’t know if it is competitiveness from the make up brands but I was told that the reason my skin is bad is that MAC sculpt is very pigmented and doesn’t let your skin breathe, so I ended up buying the benefit hello flawless foundation and also a Benefit instant brow liner. I am having a chill day today but when I go to work tomorrow I will play around with my new purchases and let everyone know what I think as I was using MAC eyebrow and it was wonderful the precision was amazing so Benefit has a lot to compete with but we won’t know until tomorrow

 

PS I will try and get a photo but I’m awful at selfies lol not to mention my awful camera 🙂

 

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