It’s been absolutely ages since I even set foot in a Mac store, but the recent Girls palette launches reminded me of how fun it is to browse the rows and rows of bright and beautiful make-up, so I headed over to my local Mac counter last week to pick up a couple of bits.
First up is the Power Hungry palette, which is one of five Girls palettes that, for some reason, just spoke to me – I really do have a lot of palettes – we’re talking at least 50 odd – so it isn’t as if I needed a new one, but I just really liked the overall vibe of this one so I picked it up, and I’ll be reviewing it in more detail soon. All the palettes can be found here – link – and they’re £32 each. Next is the Tendertalk Lip Balm, which I loved the look (and sound!) of and I swatched this shade before finding out it’s name, which is…Teddy Pink, so obviously I had to pick it up, considering my son is named Teddy! It’s £16.50 here – link. Finally, I picked up a Pencil Sharpener as I have quite a few pencils that need sharpening…exciting, right? It’s £5.50 here – link.
Whilst I was there, I spoke with a consultant about the fact that I have a problem with make-up looking dry on my often dehydrated skin – I can start with really plump, hydrated looking skin, but within a short time it can start looking a bit dry in certain places, which is very annoying. I was recommended the Prep + Prime Natural Radiance, which is a balancing primer that hydrates whilst also controlling oil, which I’ll be trying out shortly – it’s £30 here – link – and available in yellow or pink. Mac Strobe Cream is one of the cult products from the brand, so I’ve been wanting to give it a go for a while. It’s available in five shades which offer different elements of light depending on your skin tone, but I went for the original Pinklite which I tried last night and really like. It’s in the moisturiser section but I used it on top of my moisturiser, and it worked really well to prime skin and keeping it looking glowy. It didn’t completely stop the dry look, but it definitely helped. It’s £25 here – link. Finally, I was given a sample of the In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash which I used last night and also really liked – it added a real blackness to lashes with very buildable definition, it’s £19.50 here – link.
*All purchased by me, other than the freebie samples which were…free