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Face: The Basics
This week’s review: MAC Studio Fix Foundation
Since this is the first post of the GlitterBox Beauty Blog, I thought I’d start with the basics; foundation. I’ve tried many different liquid foundations in the past, and MAC Studio Fix foundation is by far the best one I’ve used.
Some of my girlfriends don’t share this opinion, particularly for daytime use, as it is a very heavy foundation, but I aim for completely flawless skin. This foundation spreads easily, has a lovely texture and provides Photoshop coverage.
In the past I’ve tried to match my skin tone, usually assisted by the MAC artist in store, and I’ve purchased NC25, NC20, but I’ve since found that using only one foundation is not the best idea as my skin tone changes so frequently, both seasonally and due to the fact that I wear a fake tanning product on evenings out. So now I buy a foundation that matches my skin tone at its absolute lightest; NC15, and a foundation for when I’m wearing a dark fake tan product; NW35 and I blend the two together in different proportions dependent on my skin tone.
So, most days I’ll apply a lot of NC15 to my foundation brush, and just a drop of NW35, then for a night out I’ll use slightly more NW35 than NC15, and I find this technique works best to ensure that the face always matches the neck and looks appropriate for the season.
This product is SPF15, and keeping UV from contacting the skin is essential for keeping the face looking youthful. On the MAC Cosmetics website the foundation is £20.50 for 30ml. The bottle comes with a screw lid, but a pump can be purchased in store for a few pounds which is very useful.
I have found that this foundation does last quite a long time because it is so thick; however it is the MAC product which I replace most frequently as I use it so often. But remember, when you save up six empty containers of any MAC product you get a free lipstick!
(I have used this offer twice in UK stores; I do not know about MAC offers overseas and am in no way affiliated with MAC Cosmetics.)
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Stay pretty Glitter Girls ♥
Soon to be introducing the #GlitterBox Beauty Blog, which will include reviews of makeup and beauty products, beauty tips and tutorials and other beauty advice (nutrition, fitness).
This will also continue to be a personal blog about my life, and I will blog more frequently about what I’m up to, especially as my career gets more interesting (fashion marketing).
I will also take lots more photographs :)
So bear with my whilst I update and sort everything out.
I miss the tacky theme already!
(Header image is temporary, I will improve at some point)
So this is how the cover image should have looked (although Tumblr is destroying the quality… but it’s a nice photograph).
This is how it was printed… I have sunburn. I’m pretty annoyed, one year’s work, £160 for the printers to just be useless at the last minute. I’ve even reduced the redness of this image of Photoshop just because it was annoying me so much.
But here are some shots of the inside which I’m very happy with:
^Some graphs I made in Photoshop from your data… thanks guys! ♥
A total of 101 pages, 21,000ish words, 156 pictures, 124 text references. I have to hand two copies in on Monday, then give a ten minute presentation on my work in about two weeks, then University is over… time to look for a job.
Charlotte Elizabeth ♥X♥
Some results of my first survey that over 300 of you filled out!
Thank you so much guys, it was very interesting.
Please fill it out to help with my MA research!!
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(This is different to the survey I used to post last month)