Todays post is about my holy grail product and I'm wondering why it has taken me so long to find this!
So I suffer with an oily T - zone, its the bane of my life! No matter what I try (for daily wear) I still seem to get a shiny nose throughout the day. If I can avoid it, I don't like to take my makeup out about with me so I was really after something that would control the shine.
I've tried oil free moisterisers, which are great when they combat the right area. I felt I started to get very dry patches around my mouth and in between my eyebrow area, something that I have never had before.
I do not like to use foundation every day and prefer to have natural looking skin, plus I do not get time to put on a lot of makeup on a daily basis anyway, its more of a necessity due to very thin brows, uneven skin tone and dark under eye circles.
So, whilst browsing the Mac.co.uk site (a favourite past time of mine) I found the Mac Prep and Prime BB Beauty Balm.
What is it?
It's a tinted foundation cream with SPF 35. Mac say that it improves skin's texture, blurs imperfections, controls oil (eyes light up) and evens skin tone (in my basket checking out) and comes in 6 shades.
What I like
Its light, creamy texture is easy to use, does what it says on the tin. I don't end up with a shiny nose throughout the day so its the main selling point for me.
What I didn't like
There is nothing about the product itself that I don't like. My main annoyance was with the on line team that advised that I go for the medium even though I am very pale. Luckily I listened to my inner voice and went for the Light Plus, which is the perfect shade for me. The only other thing I would say I didn't like was the price tag, its £25, the most expensive 'tinted cream' I've bought before!
If, like me, you want something that is quick and easy, controls oil then this is the product for you. I've been using it for a while now and its become my go daily product.
Hope this helps my fellow oily T Zone people and happy shopping!
All my love
Anita Makeup Artist & Hairstylist
Hi, I'm Anita, an experienced Hair & Makeup Artist based in Southampton. I love working with all skin and hair types and am passionate about your events as you are. I look forward to working with you in the very near future x