When it comes to choosing a foundation, my worst nightmare is either wearing the colour or getting a foundation that isn't the right consistency for my skin. I have mentioned in a post before that I have an everyday foundation and then a more expensive going out foundation that I only really wear on special occasions.
I previously wore Estée Lauder double wear 2.0, but then recently I haven't been a fan of how it looks on my skin, it almost starte
d to melt off my face! So a few weeks ago it was my 21st so I thought its time to treat myself to my some new foundation. I'd heard a lot of good things regarding the Mac Studio Fix from work collegues and beauty bloggers so off I went to the Mac store (Westfield; Stratford).
I'm always a little bit anxious when I go into Mac as all the beauty technicians are gorgeous looking with there make up all done to perfection, but actually it turned out that I was was pleasantly surprised! I signed up to get a colour match and got introduced to the beauty technician called Channon, she was lovely and made me feel at ease, complimenting my complexion and sounding generally interested in my opinions. She asked me what products I was interested in and then grabbed a selection of colours she thought would match my complexion. Channon then started applying two foundations one to one half of my face and the other to the other half- this was so then I could see the difference and see which one I preferred (one was a NW- neutral warm and one was a NC neutral cool).
I chose NW20 as I thought that it was a great match and the foundation looked dewy on my skin almost as if it was glowing and it felt lovely and lightweight that my skin still felt like could breathe. I also mentions to Channon that I was interested in the Pro Long Wear concealer that again I had seen reviews about. Pro Long Wear provides great coverage for under the eyes however it is a lot thicker consistency so you really don't need much. The only thing is that because it is very think is can make your skin look a little dull but by adding a finishing powder this helps to buff it up a little and give an all over equal finish.
Channon then finished off the rest of my make up by applying blusher etc... So I looked decent enough to continue with my shopping for the rest of the day! Which I thought was a nice touch, as it really showed how the technicians connected with you on a personal level.
In total I spend £41 on two items:
Studio Fix fluid NC20- £22.50
Pump for the Studio Fix fluid- £4*
Pro Longwear Concealer NW20- £15
*I wasn't made aware of the extra charge for the pump till I was at the till, however it does mean that you are less likely to waste exess and it means it is easier to know how much you need for coverage (I use my full pump squirt and a half)
It is far to say that I absolutely love my Mac products and will definitely be popping in again to grab some more products. If your looking for a new foundation I would definitely recommend popping into Mac.
Peace and Love