Mac Studio Tech foundation - Truely tech ;)

So I’ve had a little foundation crises due to huge delays in post (arrghh!) and hence had to buy a foundation asap! I went to Mac and the MA suggested Studio Tech for full coverage.

I’ve not been a huge fan of Mac Foundations as I have tried Mineralize Satinfinish foundation in the past and have ended up looking like a disco ball. So I decided not to lean towards liquid foundation this time and get something cream based.

The amazing stuff

I don’t know why so many people hate or stay away from Studio Tech coz this stuff is actually awesome! Mac’s bestest(!) foundation till date I would have to say. I have normal/dry skin so this did not break me out like many other Mac foundations do.

It is super full coverage and effectively covers every blemish/discoloration on your skin without the need of a concealer (You would need concealer for your undereyes ofcourse). It is quite thick in its formulation however what I believe is the difference lies in how you apply it.

I apply it with a flexible foundation brush from M & S autograph range and due to its flexibility the foundation is applied very lightly on the skin.

I found that you could build the coverage gradually w/o it looking cakey. In fact due to its cream formulation it’s the easiest foundation to apply as it glides on uber smooth. This could have a potential downside as the cream can slide of your skin if proper base is not used. Surprisingly it even feels very light and seems to melt into my skin.

It does not exaggerate pores or fine lines and would be amazing for people with dry to normal skin. Also the color range in this foundation is brilliant! I found NC32 to be my exact match :D

The ‘not so amazing’ stuff

The foundation gives a gorgeous dewy luminous effect, somewhat semi-matte - which actually needs quite a lot of powder on top to be mattified (Is that good or bad?). What I did not like about the foundation was that it does not have incredible staying power if not finished with powder on top. Also it can end up making your t-zone look slightly shiny after a few hours – hence powder touch-ups required!

Moreover, the product is only 10 grams for a whopping £22! This could be a possible downside coz mine already seems to have hit pan in a month :S Liquid and mineral powder foundations do last much longer.

Overall – 4 on 5! – for effectiveness, full coverage and perfect color match :D

Would surely repurchase if I wasn’t a student :p


NOTD: Eyeko Nail Polishes - Gorgeous ♥

New Eyeko Nail Polishes! Stunning vibrant funky colors for that uber chic look =)

Plus whats freaking awesome is that these babies retail for £3 each for 8.5 ml! :D Also the packaging is so adorable I have to say.

I would never spend money on buying polishes but I mean they are dirt cheap for the price gurlies! If you are a nail freak or a starter, do try these out for sure!

Pardon my untidy polish application please

There are 6 colors in this uber cute range from Eyeko namely,

- Nude Polish (peachy/pinky nude)
- Purple Polish (a true majenta color)
- Indigo Polish (a true indigo blue with shimmer)
- Cosmic Polish (a true dark black with shimmer)
- Lilac Polish (a lovely creamy cool lilac)
- Vintage Polish (the prettiest mint green ever!)

The texture and consistency is semi matte and very creamy. It is quite pigmented but I noticed it needed two coats or more for that perfect manicure finish. It is pretty much chip resistant and lasts a long time if you finish it off with a top coat ladies.

As for the colors, my personal favourites are nude, vintage and lilac. I adore these babies as I always wanted such colors from Mac but could never really get to spending so much on nail paints :S So this is a lovely cheaper alternative =D

The three dark colors are uber funky too and particularly suitable for evenings and night outs I suppose. Cosmic polish and Indigo both have glitters in them, not chuky though, more like shimmer particles which make them look perfect for clubbing and parties! The cosmic polish is a true black with shimmers and looks gorgeous on. I Love the cosmic one out of this darker lot.

Overall, 4/5! There's something for everyone gurlies in this range so defo check it out! Plus you cant go wrong with £3 eh...

Get it here - http://www.eyeko.com/product_info.php?products_id=74