MAC Haul – December 2015

So I know it’s that time of year when I really should be buying prezzies for other people and totally overspending on them. The truth is, I’ve been pretty organised this year – ordering most of my gifts online and wrapping weeks in advance of the big day, so as a congratulatory move I decided to head to MAC and treat myself a little!

Walking into MAC is like walking into a wonderland of make up and beauty goodies. It’s the beauty go to for any make up artist and I am literally in love with it. (I haven’t forgotten you, Benefit and Urban Decay…)

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I used to visit the branch in High Street Kensington in London which I loved. It had loads of products and it was fairly empty meaning you didn’t feel so bad for asking the staff to try product after product and they had time to spend talking you through different make up tips. They closed this branch earlier in the year which was gutting and now my nearest is in my local Westfield. On this occasion however, I decided to visit their new branch in Carnaby Street which they have recently relocated. Now it’s so much bigger with ample space for trying products and having demonstrations.

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To be honest, as always, I only knew one thing that I wanted to get and that was a lighter shade of the Studio Fix foundation which is my current go to. It provides such a fantastic coverage without being too oily and I always get such fab compliments when I wear it. A cheaper fab alternative is the foundation from W7. This is particularly great in Summer as it’s a little bit lighter, so perfect if you don’t want to have too much on your skin.

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Studio Fix Fluid in NW20 – £22

This Winter I’ve become obsessed with the colour navy. It’s such a cute Winter colour and definitely makes a change from wearing black all the time. I recently saw a Vlogger (I can’t remember who) demonstrating a fab navy eyeliner and so have been on the lookout for a navy eyeliner ever since. I found this gorgeous shade, Siahi, in the fluidliner which is a dark navy. I’ll probably use it to draw some cute winged lines to go with my bold new lashes! These will look fab over the Christmas and New Year holiday season!

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Fluidline in Siahi – £16

The last thing I purchased was of course my absolute favourite, glitter! Glitter is my must have in my make up bag and whilst in recent years I’ve been sticking to white and silver, this year I’ve decided to mix it up a bit with this gorgeous pink! I was literally drawn to it in the shop and I honestly don’t know how everyone in the shop wasn’t drawn to it like a moth to a light. It’s going to look so cute over Christmas and I can’t wait to get creative with it!

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Glitter in Pink – £17

Have you had any naughty pre-Christmas splurges lately? Let me know in the comments!

Becky at Pretty & Petit

Images are my own.

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Make Up Review – Natural Collection

Today I am doing my first Natural Collection review! I have never really used Natural Collection before except for their powders so I was excited to try some various products out.

The Products

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The first product to review is the Colour Foundation. I wore this foundation on a daily basis and it gave me quite a light, fresh coverage which was perfect for spring. I really liked how this went on to my skin and the tinted glow it gave me. It was perfect for daywear although I think I would choose something with a bit more coverage for evening wear.

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Verdict: Beautify – This product was great for everyday use to provide a fresh look in the daytime on holiday! It was easy and light to apply and I didn’t have to use a large quantity to get the coverage I was after throughout the day.

The next product I picked up was a pale pink blusher which gives me a fresh look for everyday wear before I went onto my bronzer for summer!

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Verdict: Beautify – I loved the shade of this blusher as it was so subtle against my skin. Again, I would use this as daywear as I don’t feel it is thick enough for evening wear for me but I loved it!

I was looking for a lighter coloured eyeshadow to wear and came across this cute lilac colour. I am a massive fan of anything lilac for summer 2015 so this was perfect!

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Verdict: Beautify – I loved how easy this eyeshadow was to apply and how soft it was! I thought the colour was really cute and would love to try others in the collection. I think a range of colours would look really pretty all together in my make up collection!

This gorgeous lip liner in Ruby Rose was so easy to apply and with a lipgloss over the top looks absolutely amazing!

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Verdict: Beautify – I would definitely be keen to try other shades. I was very impressed by the length of wear and the vibrancy of the colour.

So, three things I’ve learnt from trying Natural Collection products?

1) Less is definitely more! These products are so cheap but you definitely get a lot for your money!

2) Perfect for day wear.

3) The colour shades are stunning.

What do you think of Natural Collection products and do you have any recommendations? I’d love to hear them!

Becky at Pretty & Petit