Another product related post – I do apologise!
It was my birthday yesterday (yay!) and I asked for mainly money or MAC vouchers as I feel it’s about time I lose my MAC virginity once and for all. However I won’t find out until this weekend whether I can make a trip to the store or not as all my cards and presents are at home...
The point of the story is I really want to revamp my whole skin make-up collection, but inconveniently FOUR days before I go home, see what money/vouchers I’ve been given, my Benefit Erase Paste concealer ran out! Completely gone. Not even a scraping. So I was posed with a dilemma. Do I pick up a cheap concealer to tide me over? Or re-purchase my little paste pot? Or go without? What I really wanted to do was wait until I could go and buy a new one from the place-I-want-to-try-skin-make-up-from (not saying the M_ _ word anymore!), but with a big birthday night out on Friday, I just couldn’t go without.
So I popped along to Debenhams in Southampton – about half 5 in the evening and no one else was on the counter, the poor girl was cleaning with a bored expression on her face - with the intention to just bite the bullet and re-buy my Benefit pot. Whilst there, I remembered they also offer another concealer (‘Boi-ing’) which is cheaper so thought I would give it a go. The sales consultant tested the product on me and it felt so much lighter with a lovely matte finish. At £16.50 (£2 cheaper than E Paste), I was sold!
With my purchase came two little, very welcome surprises. Firstly they informed me that with every purchase made on that day, they were booking people in for a free facial, makeover and gift to take home in the new year. Perfect after a stressful first semester! So in I booked for January 12th. And then, they decided to give me 10% off because of my student status!! Since when do Debenhams do discounts? Needless to say I left one very happy girl.
So far I’ve been really pleased with the product. I think it resembles foundation more than a concealer as it’s quite thick but ever so light. I have shade 2 which matches me well, but it doesn’t cover blemishes or dark circles as well as my Erase Paste did. So don’t worry M_ _, I will be along soon – birthday cards permitting. Fingers crossed they’re not all empty!
What MAC products do you swear by? And do you like product reviews/purchase posts? Let me know :)