MAC Studio Waterweight Foundation | Review

Hello lovelies! At around Easter, I made my first MAC purchase and it was this: the Studio Waterweight Foundation, which I’m totally in love with!

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First of all, let’s talk packaging! MAC’s latest member of their foundation family is housed in a stunning frosted glass bottle with a pipette applicator. The bottle holds 30ml and looks fabulous sitting on a dressing table, however it’s heavy and fragile, so not the best option if you travel lots.

The formula is very runny and application can get messy, however I don’t mind because the finish is lovely: very skin-like because it’s neither matte nor dewy, which is just what I’m after. The coverage is light, similar to that of a BB cream, but it’s buildable because no matter how much you slap on, you’ll never look cakey!

This foundation contains SPF30, so is the perfect everyday foundation, however, it maybe isn’t the foundation to wear if you know you are getting lots of pictures taken i.e. a wedding because there may be flashback. The longevity is good and it lasts about 6 hours on my combination skin as long as I set it with powder. It wears away evenly, no patchiness whatsoever.

Now, the price. MAC is expensive and the foundation set me back £25.50, which is a lot but it will last me ages and it’s the best I’ve ever tried.

I’d reccomend this foundation to people with good skin that have very little to cover and also to people who are after a natural, your-skin-but-better finish. Maybe if you have oily skin though, avoid this as it feels quite greasy and hydrating!

So, I hope you’ve enjoyed this review! Let me know if you’ve tried MAC’s Studio Waterweight and what you think of it! Do you love it as much as me?

Take care,

Lucy x

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How To Get Rid Of Dry Skin QUICK

If you suffer from dry skin, you’ll know it’s a right pain; not only does it make skin look dull and lifeless, makeup clings, which especially bothers someone like me, who keeps their makeup minimal because they don’t want to look as if they’re really wearing any.

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Of course, you can tackle dry skin with a rich moisturiser or a nourishing mask, but these work over time and an effective one might be expensive, so, if you want a quick fix that costs nothing, this is perfect, because all you’ll need is your usual moisturiser and some cotton wool pads!

Under my eyes is particularly dry, and if you have that same problem, then simply fold two cotton wool pads in half and squeeze a generous amount of your moisturiser onto each of them. Smear it slightly with a clean finger then press both gently onto the areas beneath your eyes. Leave for 5-10 minutes, then remove and the skin will feel so plump and hydrated!

If it’s your cheeks, forehead or chin that are dry, then you probably won’t need to fold the cotton wool in half!

I love, love, love this hack and I hope you do, too. It’s so quick and easy, yet truly effective! Apologies that this is such a short post; I hope you’ve enjoyed it all the same! Let me know if you have by either liking it, subscribing to The Book & Beauty Geek or commenting below!

Take care,

Lucy x

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What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag – London 2016

Hello lovelies! Hope you’re having a lovely week so far! Have you anything planned for the bank holiday weekend? We have; my parents and I are going to London to celebrate my Uncle’s 30th birthday, which will be good fun! Then, we’re staying overnight and doing a spot of shopping the next day! Exciting!


Anyway, today I thought I’d share with you the makeup I’m taking with me…

For primer, I’m taking the Nivea Post Shave Balm, which has a high glycerin content, so keeps makeup in place all day/night! It will be an essential especially when we’re partying!

The foundation I am going to take with me is the MAC’s Studio Waterweight, which is stunning! But because it has a rather dewy finish, I’ll definitely need to powder with my trusty Rimmel Stay Matte, which is obviously coming with me!

To contour and brighten under the eyes, I’ll be using the L’Oreal Sculpting Palette, a cream product that contains a cool toned contour and a highlighting concealer.

The bronzer I’m going to take is the Body Shop Honey Bronzer, because it’s great at adding a glow, and I can use it through my crease, as well.

And for adding a subtle flush of colour to my cheeks, I’ll be using Max Factor’s Creme Puff Blush in Lavish Mauve. It’s stunning, a pale pink with a slight shimmer running through it!

The highlighter I’ll be taking is The Balm’s Mary Lou, which is super-shimmery and will be ideal for both highlighting my cheekbones and using as an eyeshadow! It has a great, big mirror, as well.

Onto mascara, I’ll be taking my favourite: No7’s Velvet Lash! I use this everyday and it’s lengthens your lashes so much, as well as separating them!

Then, for eyeliner, I’ll be taking Miss Sporty’s Kohl Eyeliner. This is just really nice to tight line with, not an everyday step for me, but for a party, it’s a definite! It’s really soft, so doesn’t drag, and is also really easy to smudge out for a smokey effect.

I’m going to take two eyebrow products: the Maybelline Brow Pomade and the Rimmel Brow This Way Gel. At first, I really didn’t like the Brow Pomade because of it’s thick nib, but I discovered it gives amazing results applied with the Real Techniques Brow Brush; all I do is swipe the brush on the side of the crayon tip and then apply it to my brows (obviously!). And the Rimmel Brow Gel is simply a staple for me!

Finally, for lips, I’m taking the Barry M 168 Lipstick and also my Kiko 3D Gloss, both lovely products!

So that is all the makeup I’m taking to London! I’ve kept it to a minimum (kind of!) as we’ll be carrying our bags around the following day and I don’t want mine to be too heavy!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post! What are you planning to do in the bank holiday weekend? Let me know in the comments and if you like The Book & Beauty Geek and would like to be notified every time a post goes up, then subscribe (it’s free)!

Take care,

Lucy x

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