Thursday, 20 July 2017


HELLO! This is my first post of 2017, yes i'm aware i haven't written a post in absolutely ages! I've missed it but i'm back now and i couldn't be happier!

Anyway, recently i had prom and with that comes exciting new purchases eg. makeup. I wanted to show you what makeup i bought for my prom! Also, let me know if you want me to film a youtube video just recreating the prom eye makeup that i did! :)

So starting off this haul with things i got from Mac.. First up is the beautiful lip combo: a Matte Lipstick in the shade 'Taupe' (£16.50) and a Lip Pencil in the shade 'Spice' (£13). This combination is perfect! On the Mac website it says that the 'Taupe' Lipstick should be paired with 'Hover' Lip Pencil but the lady at Mac recommended 'Spice' for the lip pencil and oh was she right. 

This was also actually my first time trying out the regular Lip Pencil since the other one that i have is from the Pro Longwear range. My first impression of this lip pencil is that it's pretty much the exact same but i find it less drying and more creamy than the Pro Longwear range because that range is specifically created for long wear therefore means it's more drying so that it stays on as long as possible. As to which one i prefer, i really couldn't tell you yet since i haven't had as much time to test this lip pencil out compared to the other one!

[L to R: Lipstick 'Taupe', Lip Pencil 'Spice']

Anyway, back to the actual shades, the Lipstick shade 'Taupe' is described as "Muted reddish-taupe brown" and the Lip Pencil shade 'Spice' is described as a "Pink cinnamon stick" on the Mac website. Pretty spot on.

The next thing i got is a Mac Pro Longwear Paint Pot in the shade 'Ochre' (£16) and this was for two reasons: one, my other one in the shade 'Painterly' has almost ran out, and two, i found that shade too pink/purple toned which doesn't make you look healthy especially when you have a fair skin tone and use it as a primer without applying eyeshadow over it. The shade 'Ochre' is more neutral/yellow toned which makes it more natural on the eyes since it will blend in to your skin tone better - that's if you have fairer skin. I really like these paint pots though, the consistency is very creamy and easy to apply, even though after some time they do go harder but that's understandable since it's a cream based product. I think it does the job well for priming the eyes with colour at an affordable price! This product is so versatile because it can be used on its own as a cream eyeshadow or as a base - that's why i love it! 

And now for the luxury goodness, Space NK. Can i just say, i love Space NK so much, if you haven't gone into one yet then you need to! Usually the girls who work there are incredibly kind and they know so much about the products they sell which makes your choice of what to buy that much easier!

So the one thing that everyone always says to make sure about when you're going to be taking photos, is that you must have a good powder that won't leave you with flashback because that is not cute.. SO, i got this incredible powder that EVERYONE seems to be in love with. Obviously it's the Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder (£29). I can now see why people are obsessed. The consistency is so fine and soft and it doesn't leave your skin with a powdery cast at all unlike some other loose powders that i've tried. 

And the last thing i got from Space NK is the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer Spf 15 (10ml - £20). Now.. I don't wear primer, ever, because i hate how it feels on my skin. BUT, this is an exception! It helps my makeup stay on for a long time and it doesn't make it come off half way through the day, or another term for this i would say is, 'it doesn't melt your makeup off' - especially in the heat too. I got a 10ml bottle because i wasn't sure if i'd use it but now i'm 100% sure that when i run out of this i am going to get a full size version! Another great thing about this is that you only need the smallest amount which is good because this is NOT CHEAP! (a 30ml version is £55). Before i try to do a really bad explanation of the consistency i'll just leave you with a quote from the description from the Space NK description: 

"A mineral-based, water-resistant primer with SPF 15 that creates an impossibly smooth canvas and seamless look.
A weightless, super-fine microspheric powder creates Veil Mineral Primer's one-of-a-kind texture. It also fills in fine lines and wrinkles, blurs the appearance of imperfections, and boosts makeup's ability to repel water"

Sounds tempting to buy doesn't it?

Thanks for reading!
Let me know what makeup you used for your prom!

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