Since Christmas is around the corner and all my make up is running out all at the same time I decided it's time to stop spending £25 on MAC Studio Fix foundation and find something similar for a cheaper price. Plus ruining a 'drugstore' blog I always like to bring you something that's like the real thing on here.
I've tried many foundations but one that's always caught my eye but never tried was the Maybelline FIT ME range.
I love love love the packaging probably more than MAC as this is so simple and sleek and looks professional yet it's less than half the price of MAC it retails at £7.99 and the powder is just behind it at £5.99. Don't get me wrong I love MAC but I always believe there's something cheaper that's just as good as it on the market. The main reason I didn't turn back to MAC was the price and the fact I don't have one near me meaning I have to order online and pay the postage so it becomes more of a £25 foundation.
I honestly believe this foundation and Mac are so alike the only downside to it is there isn't many colours to choose from while MAC has loads. The powder comes with a little mirror and round sponge although I always apply with a brush it's handy on a night out if you want to top it up and you haven't got a brush.
The coverage I'd say is either a medium to full as you can layer it up to make it a completely flawless look but if you don't it still looks completely natural. It applies well and I think it goes a lot further then MAC and blends a lot easier as I find MAC quite thick. You don't even have to have the powder as the foundation does have a slight dewy finish but you can mattify it by using the powder if you don't like the dewy look.
Sorry for the lack of blog posts recently as I said last time it's the busiest time of year and finding a decent time to sit and write you a blog post is quite difficult but I have many more dupes of products coming up so keep reading!
After my last review about the 'White Out' Halloween contact lenses which I bought and paid for with my own money, MesmerEyez contacted me to see if I'd be interested in trying their natural collection which obviously I jumped at the chance. MesmerEyez sent me 3 Month Topaz Blue Contact Lenses which can be bought here although they are currently sold out they usually retail at £17.99 and you can get them in a 12 month supply for £24.99 which I think is an amazing price.
If you read BBC News or watch Watchdog near Halloween you would have read all the terrifying messages that coloured contacts can make you go blind etc, MesmerEyes is actually No.1 Brand in colour changing contact lenses and they hold a legal UK License to sell these while many other brands will not.
The first thing I wanted to state was how amazing the delivery was on these contact lenses, I spoke with MesmerEyez on a Sunday night and I received a parcel first thing Tuesday morning they also sent me the MesmerEyez Solution and lenses case which you should buy as your contact lenses need to soak for 6 hours before the first use.
The solution retails for £4.99 which is the same price as most other brands and it's most convenient just to add it in your basket when buying the lenses. Whilst wearing these contacts my most popular question I was asked was 'Don't they hurt?' and my answer was No as soon as you put them in you blink a few times and you should be okay, If they carry on hurting you there's something wrong.
Here you can see the picture they have on the website vs the actual product, The main thing I like about these are they are a mix of 3 different colours and they have a subtle effect which is why in the picture of myself wearing them you can see a hint of green as my natural eye colour is green. I think the most important thing for 'Natural' colour lenses if that they are supposed to look natural you don't want people noticing you are wearing contacts. I did have a few people notice and just general comments (all good ones) but that's because it made such a difference to my green eyes they looked so much brighter and fresh faced.
On my last post I had a few comments on how to put contact lenses in, after googling many different answers I noticed it all depends on what works for you. I watched a few youtube tutorials which didn't help me at all but I managed to find my own way, as long as you have clean hands and patience you will get it. I will definitely be investing in some brown ones as I love brown eyes and I think they'd suit me.
MesmerEyez are the only contact lense company that I'll use and recommend as they have wiped away any worries that I used to have. They've also worked with Vogue, Grazia and London Make-Up Artists all over the world. If its good enough for Vogue it's good enough for me! If you can't take my word for it on these contact lenses all you have to do is read any of the reviews on any colour you want and these are written by people who have bought these contact lenses with their own money and also really like them.
Around Halloween everybody decides that they want scary or different colour eyes and although it's actually illegal to sell contact lenses without a prescription many companies do it. I've never been the type to have contact lenses until this year because I have highly sensitive eyes and I'm the person who reads all these horror stories of contact lenses making you go blind if you buy them from the internet. This year I decided I'd try them out after hours of googling and watching youtube tutorials I looked on Amazon and bought 'White Out Lenses' from a company called MesmerEyez the link for the Amazon listing is here.
Please note that MesmerEyez have a license to sell contact lenses but many others don't so please do your research about the company you can read about MesmerEyez policy here
please know what you are putting in your eyes or just stick to MesmerEyez.
I paid extra for delivery so they'd get it here quick and they did, I also invested in a contact lense case from ebay which I won't link as you buy these from eBay for around £2.
I know these look really minging and dirty now mainly because I took them out after a night out so they have eye make-up all over them and to be honest there ready for the bin. Please make sure you know how long your contact lenses last for as most 'Halloween' types are 'One Day Only' as these ones are, I only kept them for pictures and this blog review then they'll be in the bin. I actually threw the packaging in the bin but they come in a little box with some solution.
I decided that I wanted to buy my own solution and really soak them a few days before wearing them, you can pick up contact solution from most places I got mine from Asda and it was £4 and you got a free lense case not the one pictured here btw.
I can't really tell you if this helped that much because I never tried them without this solution but they were really easy to wear and I forgot I even had them in.
Some Tips For Putting Contacts In
• Wash and dry your hands thoroughly.
• Place eyewear onto the tip of your index finger ensuring that it has a natural bowl like shape, see diagram.
• Hold your upper lid open with your other index finger, at the same time hold your lower lid open with the middle finger.
Looking straight at your eye in the mirror, slowly and gently place the accessory on your eye.
• Carefully release your eyelids and blink.
• You can gently massage your eyelid to centre the accessory.
• When you are sure that it is correctly inserted, repeat the procedure for the opposite eye.
I loved these contacts and I might get some for everyday wear obviously some natural looking ones I'll add some pictures below so you can see what they look like..
I know I know, I haven't blogged in ages and I've kinda forgotten about it because I've had so much stuff going on so I thought as some of you actually read this I'd give you the low down on 'The Life Of Katy' so the first reason I haven't blogged is this is not my job I do not get paid for this, sometimes I get free stuff but I also work. Recently I've gone up to a bigger contract at work which is taking time to get used too and leaves me with less time but more money so hey!
Also I've had to have a blood test recently as I've just not been feeling myself, I've been sleeping loads and just having no concentration but apparently I'm normal, well as normal as I can be and I've been super good and started christmas shopping I've done my boyfriends and he's done mine and I know this because we both agreed we wanted the same thing the new iWatch and I wanted the rose gold one obvs. To be honest I'm so glad his is done it costs me a fortune and takes me so long to find everything so knowing he's done is a load off my mind.
If any of you know me personally you'll also know that I met my one true idol which has made my entire life, nobody really gets how much I like this guy mainly because his songs helped me through shit times and made the good times even better, so yes I met Olly Murs and I was terrified and acted like a shy 6 year old but I still did it! I will be back to blogging as soon as I can I just need to build a new timetable and let me know what'd you'd like to read about.