Tuesday, 14 April 2015

House Of Fraser Colaboration - Spring Makeup Look

I was recently got asked if i would like to work with House of Fraser on creating a spring make-up look using MAC products. This is such a wonderful opportunity so I jumped straight in. 

This was really exciting for me for two reasons. 1. I haven't ever owned anything from MAC. 2. I have never done a make-up tutorial on my blog! If you have any tips on anything I could improve then please let me know! 

I got to choose which MAC items I wanted from House of Fraser. Here are some links if you're interested in purchasing any MAC Products or beauty products from House Of Fraser.

Now because i'm not really a MAC user, I did a bit of research online, seeing which MAC products would fit with my skin tone, also the best MAC products for beginners. I then took the time to go into the MAC store and swatch some items to see which were my favourite. Although I was ordering online, you can never be too sure. 

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The first item I chose was A Powder Blush in Desert Rose*. I'm usually not a blush person, but whilst swatching this in MAC, I absolutely loved the colour. It wasn't too bright, and had some lovely warm undertones too it. 

The second product I chose was the Pro Longwear Paint Pot in Bare Study*. I read a lot about the Paint Pots and decided to choose Bare Study because you can use it as both a base to then build upon with different shadows, or use this alone for a naked shimmery eye. 

And the third and final item I chose was the Amplified Creme Lipstick in Blankety*. I suffer from really bad dry lips so a creme lipstick was a must have. I adore this colour, it is so perfect for everyday wear.

Now getting into the makeup tutorial. I started by moisturising and letting that sink in.

I then pump a small blob of Revlon Photoready Foundation in 003 Shell on the back of my hand. Dab my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush in and blend all over my face. I tend to blend my foundation in circular movements as I feel it buffs into my skin the best. 

Next Step - Brows! Using the Soap and Glory Archery. First start by using the brow tint to fill in the brows at any sparse areas. I really like this end of the product and have started using just this end to complete my brows. I feel like you can really achieve a natural look. 

Then taking the precision shaping pencil from the other end and filling in my brows again. This end of the pencil makes the brows just that bit fuller and darker.

Now onto the eyes. I start by covering the whole lid in Bare Study*. I find it easier blending the MAC Paint Pot in with my finger as it is a cream shadow. The heat from my finger really blends it in well. 

Then taking Fools Gold from my Makeup Revolution Death By Chocolate palette and going all over the lid with a Real Techniques Base Shadow brush. This just gives my eyes a lovely gold shimmer. 

Then taking my E.L.F eye lash curlers and holding filmly for 20/30 seconds, giving a long last curl. Because I have short straight lashes, curling is a vital step of my makeup. Even if i'm wearing no makeup all day, I always curl my lashes. 

Then taking Benefit Roller Lash, coat my lashes until I have got the desired effect. I am absolutely loving Roller Lash still, really works wonders with my eyelashes!

Then using the bloggers favourite Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in 2 Cool Medium. I just dab this over any blemishes, redness and under my eyes.

I then take the E.L.F Concealer brush and fully blend that it. 

Using the Real Techniques Powder Brush Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder in 021 Transparent and dust that all over my face. This just ensures I don't get any shine areas throughout the day. 

This is my least favourite part of doing my makeup because I am rubbish at contouring. Using the Real Techniques Cheek Brush and the Seventeen Define and Conquer Contour Palete. I pull my cheeks in the contour the side of my face, also around my hair line. Contouring for me is such an issue because I am so pale, it is hard getting the right amount of product on your brush so I don't look like an oompa loompa. 

I then swirl the Real Techniques Blush Brush around MAC's Desert Rose* and tap off any excess and dab this into the apples of my cheeks. I absolutely love this blush and have been using it everyday since I got it. This is definitely my favourite MAC product so far!

Finish off the look by applying Blankety* and I am done.

Here is my finished spring makeup look. This is one of my go to looks because it can be achieved in under 10 minutes and it isn't too heavy on my face.

I really enjoyed shooting this post and I really hope you enjoy reading it! Also a big thanks to my wonderful best friend Ellie for shooting this for me! And another big thanks to House Of Fraser for making this possible for me!

What is your favourite MAC product? Do you have any of the ones I have used?



  1. Gorgeous look your eyeshadow looks lovely! I have never tried a MAC blush but I'm dying too. I have a slight addiction to their lipsticks at the moment!! I love using the MAC paintpot in painterly they are so creamy and makes my eyeshadow last all day x

    Toni x

    1. Thank you :) I love the blush, such a pretty colour! I looked at painterly, its a lovely shade! Yeah its a fab base xx

  2. The blush looks so perfect :) I need to try it out because it looks like it would be really flattering with any makeup look! Lovely tutorial x


  3. Really loving these type of tutorials :)


  4. So cute :) Love mac blushes :)


    1. Thank you :) They're great aren't they! x

  5. The lipstick shade is really pretty !


  6. You've done really well with this look, it's super! I use the paint pot in 'Painterly' as an eye base and it's marvellous, I've nearly run out in fact! I don't wear blush as my cheeks are quite red anyway, but that lippy looks gorgeous x

    1. Aw thank you so much! They are so good as a base, really help to keep your makeup on all day! Aw thanks :) x

  7. Absolutely stunning lovely post ! These products look gorgeous on you ! X

  8. Absolutely stunning lovely post ! These products look gorgeous on you ! X


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