However, this time I didn't buy any actual make up! I bought MAC brushes, lashes and makeup base!
MAC'S prep + prime Skin base visage
I got sucked into clear skin primers during my makeup course. I won't really be able to tell if this product is good or not unless I wear it out a whole day but I would probably only wear this when I go out to party which is usually at night because that's when I put a lot of base on my skin. Then I will be washing everything off in like 3-4 hours so it will be really hard to tell whether this product makes the foundation last longer.
The purpose of the primer is that it creates a layer between your skin and the foundation and protects your skin from the foundation seeping into the pores and at the same time makes your foundation last on your face longer!
Since this is a clear formula I don't know if it makes your foundation actually look better. It's good for people with sensitive or bad skin because apparently from long use of a primer (doesn't have to be MAC) it makes your skin better in the long run! (I say apparently because that's what my makeup lecturer said happened to her but I don't really use primers so I cant say this is from my personal experience)
I think it's a bit pricey because the bottle is so small.. only 30ml of product. But usually this amount I have on the back of my hand should be able to cover your whole face. There's a slight shimmer in the primer but it shows up as clear on your face =)
The other lashes I ordered was out of stock so I ended up with only one MAC eyelashes which is no.7 the most popular one out of the eyelash range. I have yet to try this but it looks quite normal.. like most of the Japanese lashes so I'll review it when I wear it one day...
So what's this cute mini MAC bottle? It's actually a sample of the Studio Fix liquid foundation! How adorable is that! I got a colour match at the David Jones MAC counter in Melbourne and the sales girl was so rude! And she matched me totally wrong!!!
This is a NC30 and when I put it all over my face on it looked like I had a bad tan =.= I wore it out anyway because it's going to be dark and no one is going to notice but I was pretty annoyed because the sales girl did such a bad job at matching me!!
Lucky I took home a sample and didn't buy the whole bottle!!
But other than that the actual foundation was awesome! The studio fix provides a pretty thick coverage and that's what I want because I don't have any foundation that create a thick coverage! It made me face look absolutely flawless!! So I'm going to a MAC counter in Perth (hopefully tomorrow) and get a proper colour match then I'm buying this product on my next MAC haul!!
Ok here's my First impression review on the two MAC brushes that I bought:
I just completed my Certificate II in Makeup services so I felt like I should really invest in some MAC brushes since they are so highly raved about.
I bought the 130 mini duo fibre brush and the 217 eyeshadow brush (My friend forgot to order me the 239 so I'll have to get it next time >__<)
So what's the difference between the 130 and 188? Well apparently 130 gives you more control due to the thicker handle and shorter bristles. It gets around all the areas like around your nose and under your eyes and it creates a very smooth finish to your foundation application! Furthermore the brushes are unbelievably soft! Absolutely fell in love with this brush at first use!
The only down point is the fact that the brush is quite small so it takes much longer to cover the whole face so if that really others you, you can always use this with a larger duo fibre or a foundation brush and just use this brush to buff the face and really get into those small areas like under the eyes and around the nose and mouth
Then there's the 217 which is also unbelievably soft. The first time I used it I dipped it in a pink eyeshadow and I thought it looked super pretty with the pink and white so I took another photo of it! I fell in love with this brush straight away as well! It picks up so much colour so it can make even the not so pigmented eyeshadows look super pigmented! The brush is a bit big to create the V pattern but it's great to put shadow over the eyelid or for the variegated and 3 stroke pattern.
I haven't used this brush long enough to comment on how well this brush can blend the eyeshadow colours.
So I was really happy with my first two MAC brushes and I can feel there will be many more MAC brushes to follow! I plan to get a few more eyeshadow brushes because I feel those are the most important brushes to get, especially the good quality ones.
Hope this helped and if there's any recommendations for other MAC brushes or products please let me know!!
I have my eyes on the gel eyeliner and the mineralize skin finish!