MCRBC – Autumn Edit

You dust off your woolen coat from the back of the wardrobe and try to find your favourite checked scarf. A chill fills the air and your walk has become brisk, leaves dress your path… Can it really be 7am and still dark outside?!

Autumn is here!

So while you’re checking if your phone has automatically gone back an hour, we’ve pulled together our faves for autumn.

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Foundations For Oily Skin

Foundation is such a personal thing.

Does the formula suit your skin type? without it sliding off halfway through the day or gathering into nooks and crannies? No one needs nook and cranny enhancement.

Does it come in a shade for your colouring? Will it be too orange or ashy? Will it change colour throughout the day?

Will it have a weird smell that you have to put up with actually on your nose?

Will it come with an absurd method of dispensing or application?

Well I’ve tried and tested a fair few foundations (lost count) and the following are my current go-to choices for my oily skin.

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NEW NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation REVIEW

Hello, this is my first post on the MCR Beauty Club Blog.. hi there!

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

Having been a fan of NARS Sheer Glow Foundation for a while, and a recent convert to the Radiant Creamy Concealer, and Tinted Moisturiser I heard about the new foundation which claims to give ‘Full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear’ and had to try it out. This is a hybrid foundation, so needs to be shaken before use to activate. As an oily skinned gal, I thought this sounded perfect for me. And it’s..good!?

This foundation comes in frosted-matte glass packaging with a pump already attached (HALLELUJAH! Sheer Glow I’m looking at you!) and after some experimentation works better for me with a damp beauty sponge, rather than my trusty Sigma F80 foundation brush. I think because of the matte-ness of this foundation it needs some slip to give it some movement around the face, as the sales assistant told me ‘You only need one pump!’.

This foundation needs moisture underneath to give you some glow, a moisturiser or illuminating primer seems to work fine for me. But, I would worry that on dryer skins it would cling and not give much oomph. On my oily t-zone it works quite nicely on me when I need more coverage than usual, and is buildable to a medium-high coverage without too much layering. Leaving a nice polished base for the rest of my make up. It does have staying power, but I think ’16 hour wear’ is a bit of an exaggeration!

It’s a good foundation, but it doesn’t replace Sheer Glow for me, I’m afraid. Good effort though, NARS pal.

L-R  Fiona, Me, Sara & Laura on our Beauty Club night out

Fiona, Me, Sara & Laura on our Beauty Club night out

foundation without flash.

foundation without flash.


Shade : Fiji

Cruelty Free

£33 – available at NARS counters & website.

Have you tried the new NARS foundation, what did you think? Do you have anything else from NARS to recommend? I have my eye on a couple of the audacious lipsticks, and the new dual blushers.

Emmy x / @beatyourgreens

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Galentine’s Treat Guide 2015

Galentine's Treat Guide 2015

1 – Charlotte TIlbury’s Prep, Prime, Colour & Kiss Kit – £80

2 – Real Techniques Silicone Liner Brush – £5.99

3 – Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner (black) – £18.50

4 – Bobbi Brown Brightening Brick – £34

5 – Soap & Glory The Righteous Butter – £11

6 – Jo Malone’s Red Roses Cologne (sweet) / Velvet Rose & Oud (sexy) – £82 / £100

7 – Lipstick Queen Look Of Love Set – £40

8 – Tom Ford Lip Colour (Leonardo) – £26

9 – YSL Couture Variation Palette – £49

10 – MAC Lipstick (toxic tale) – £13

11 – Nails Inc The Alexa Editions Collection – £45

12 – Gucci Eau de Parfum II – £55

13 – NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette – £45

14 – REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask – £30