L-R: Rimmel Stay Matte, MUA Pro-Base, Maybelline Matte Maker, Kiko Soft Light Powder

L-R: Rimmel Stay Matte, MUA Pro-Base, Maybelline Matte Maker, Kiko Soft Light Powder

Hey guys! I never used to be too bothered by powder, I’d just slick on some concealer and be done with it. When I was much younger I’d use in in place of foundation and pretended that it looks the same (hah!). However, when I started University, my skin started to get much more oily, and I found that my usual makeup regime would leave me looking like a big greaseball. Something had to change. So over the past 4 years I built up a little collection of pressed powders, and these are the 4 that have made the cut!

Rimmel Stay Matte Pressed Powder – £3.99

This was a game changer for me. The powder is very fine, and as the shade i use is “Translucent”, it mattifies me without changing the colour of my foundation. At under a fiver, this is the one I reach to for everyday use.

MUA Pro-Base Prime and Conceal – £4

When I got this, I was a bit disappointed because it doesn’t do what it’s supposed to. the coloured segments do not cover my dark circles or alleviate redness – but it does give a subtle glow perfect for the working week. The powder is almost silver when swirled together, an it get for giving a touch of illumination over my foundation.

Maybelline Matte Maker – £3.99

This is the only one I’ve hit pan on, which is surprising because this is the one I use the least. This is no fault of the product though. It’s pretty much the same as the Rimmel Stay Matte powder, but more full coverage. My only issue is that it’s a tad dark, and given that I am Queen of the Ghost People, it’s only really suitable for nights out and the height of summer.

Kiko Soft Light Powder – £11.90

This one has a bit of a cheeky name I think – remind you of anything massively popular? This is a pressed powder that swatches very thick but can be blended on to the face to give a gorgeous glow. The yellow colour is perfect for my skin tone and it hods tiny particles of micro glitter for that reflective, radiant look. Definitely worth the money in my opinion!

What pressed powders are you using? Let me know below!


mac satin taupe honesty eyeshadow swatches

Hey guys! Long time no blog! I’ve recently moved house so blogging has taken the back burner while we try and get everything sorted. However, today is the epitome of a lazy Saturday so I figured I’d grace your screens with a mini review of some Mac faves.

When me and the other half went to London at the end of June, I used it as a perfect excuse to do some shopping. One purse hammering shopping trip and an awful customer service experience in Mac later, I wandered out with some pieces I’d had my eye on for a while. I’d gone in with the mindset of picking up All That Glitters and Satin Taupe, but sadly ATG was out of stock. Boo.

All was no lost however, as Honesty is very very similar. Like ATG, it is a shimmery gold tone with flecks of silver glitter running through it (ATG is more golden glitter.) Honesty has a slight burnt hue to it, making it amazing for summery bronze eyes, and perfect for brightening up a smoky look.

I only really wanted Satin Taupe because everyone and their mum raves about it. I probably wouldn’t have picked it up if it wasn’t so popular, but let me tell you right now, it’s the bee’s knees. It’s not quite brown, not quite purple and not quite gold, but more of an amalgamation of the three. It’s such a unique colour and I can’t wait to slap this on my eyes over Autumn.

Mac eyeshadows are renowned for having an amazing formula, and these two gems definitely live up to that. They’re smooth and buttery, so easy to blend and very pigmented – I personally find they’re worth the £10 price mark (I got the refill pans) and I definitely have more on my wishlist for when I decide to build my big palette!

Have you ever tried Mac eyeshadows, or these shades in particular? Which are your fave high end eyeshadows?

Let me know below!