Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Mac Prep and Prime Skin Smoother Review

Mac's Prep + Prime Skin Smoother is a primer that smooths the skin, fills lines, wrinkles and pores and softens the skin. It is £22.50 for a 10g compact.

The packaging is gorgeous. It comes in a compact with a nice big mirror and is extremely sturdy.

I bought this at the end of the summer right after a festival so my skin was seriously oily and this was perfect for me. The texture is similar to Benefit's Porefessional but much smoother, it really does blur imperfections and pores. I haven't included any swatches as it's very hard to get the effect on camera. 

Rather than making your skin 'radiant' it concentrates on mattifying, making this much more suited to oily skin types. There's no 'sparkle' unlike some primers so it's perfect for wearing on it's own.  I would recommend this primer for people who like to go make-up-less as it just gives the effect of having really nice skin.

I have been using this with Mac Studio Sculpt Foundation, which is a gel based foundation, so it's much more 'dewy' than my usual foundation, and goes really nicely with this primer. It's a nice balance between shine control from the primer and a healthy 'dew' from the foundation.

My only complaint is that I've been using it probably twice weekly for three months, just on my t-zone and the majority of it has already gone. My Mac Prep + Prime Skin has been going strong for over a year now and is £3 cheaper!

I do like this product but I probably won't buy again, at least not until summer!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012


I made a promise to blog more regularly but obviously that went out of the window in about a week. It is summer after all so I've been out making the most of it whilst everyone's at home! Here's a little instagram catch up of what I've been up to.

A few nights out in Harrogate..

Christie's 'Good Luck' party and night out. (It's not a leaving party because that would make us too sad)
p.s. congrats christie on your amazing new job.. I only wish it wasn't so far away!!

The Faversham Garden Party

ps. if anyone can tell me how to make my pictures sit flush with one another please tell me! and i call myself a graphic designer.. tsk!

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Lucy's 21'st

A few pics from Lucy's 21st. Drinks and food at carriages during the day.. (from these pics it looks like there was only us there.. but the place was full! I had no idea that many people liked Lucy! eh heh heh)

A quick costume change.. 

And then we all headed into harrogate on the evening!

Happy Birthday Lucy!


What I Wore - Daytime:

Disco Trousers: American Apparel
Leopard Fishtail Top: Topshop

What I Wore - Evening:

Shoes: Borrowed from Christie!
Dress/Tunic in Tall: Topshop
Bag: Zara

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Shadowy Lady

I nearly cried with happiness yesterday when my dad moved the something-to-do-with-replacng-car-wheels-thingy out of my boot, which I've never really paid attention to before. Hiding underneath it was my MAC Shadowy Lady eyeshadow, which hadn't been seen since my 21st in November!

Finding lost things is the best.

Shadowy Lady looks like a pretty boring shade, It's a greyish purple with a Matte finish. It's not a colour you can wear on it's own, you will look like you've been punched.

The reason why I love it is that it works alongside bright colours so well. I use it for the darker tones when using bright blue or green. As you blend Shadowy Lady in, it almost picks up the tones from the bright colours blending in perfectly, without looking dull.

The blue is MAC Freshwater, which is a very pigmented bright blue with a Veluxe Pearl finish. 

I wear it with a hint of bright pink on the brow bone which just helps to lift the eye. (a brighter pink than this, but this was all I had at the time)


The green is MAC Steamy, which is an almost blueish green, with a very subtle gold Frost finish. It's not as pigmented or as bright as freshwater but does build up well to a deeper colour.

When blended out the golden Frost in steamy is much more noticeable.