Monday, 25 November 2013

MAC Price List (Ireland)

Hello all! 
I'm often asked to give recommendations on products and MAC is a brand I hesitate to recommend, because of the fact that I don't know exactly how much each product is so I can't say if the products are worth the prices.. Does that sentence even make sense? Obviously there are some I love enough that I'd pay any money for. I hope you all can see where I'm coming from. 
Either way, it can't be denied that MAC is very dear.
Anytime I am thinking of buying a new product from MAC, I google it to get reviews and the price, but of course, the price is rarely there in euro.
So, I thought I would comprise a price list for you all. I looked through old receipts, and checked in store. These are prices as of now ( November 2013).
As there are no Pro Stores in Ireland, these are all Brown Thomas's prices.


  • Prep & Prime: €27

  • Studio Fix Powder foundation: €31.50
  • Face & Body foundation 50ml: €31.50
  • Face & Body foundation 120ml: €37.50
  • Matchmaster foundation: €37.50
  • Studio fix fluid: €31.50
  • Full Coverage Foundation ( Only available in Grafton Street Brown Thomas): €31.50
  • Mineralize moisture foundation: €37.50
  • Studio Tech: €36.50
  • Prolongwear foundation: €36.50
  • Prolong wear: €20
  • Select Cover up: €19
  • Studio fix: €19
  • Select moisture cover: €19
  • Mineralized: €20
  • Select sheer loose powder: €25.50
  • Mineralize Skinfinish Natural: €29.50
  • Studio Careblend Pressed Powder: €25.50
  • Powder blush: €23
  • Cream blush: €23
  • Prolongwear: €26
  • Blush in pan form: €19
  • Pressed pigment: €22.50
  • Loose pigment: €24.50
  • Eyeshadow: €16.00
  • Eyeshadow in pan form: €12.50
  • Fluidline (gel liner): €18.50
  • Kohl pencil: €18
  • Eye pencil: €17.50
  • Paint pot: €19.50
  • Eyebrow pencil: €17.50
  • Eyelashes: €13
  • Duoglue (eyelash glue): €13.. (Its €10 in Inglot) ;)

Theres so many, generally from the €18-€23 mark, but here are a few popular ones.

  • False lash mascara: €23.50
  • Zoom lash: €18.00
  • Zoom fast black lash: €18.00
  • Plush lash: €18.00

  • Lipstick: €19
  • Dazzleglass: €21.50
  • Lipliner pencil: €16
  • Tinted lipglass: €18
  • Plushglass: €21.50
  • Nail varnish: €13.50
  • Fix + 100ml: €18.50
  • Brush cleanser: €14.00
  • Make up wipes: €29.50
  • Empty 4 pro palette eyeshadow: €8.50
  • Empty 15 pro palette eyeshadow: €26.50
  • Foundation pump: €5.50
MAC have so many brushes so I just put in the most popular ones, the ones I own and the best ones in my opinion.
  • 190 Flat Foundation Brush: €40.50
  • 266 Small Angled Brush: €21.00
  • 219 Pencil Detailer Brush: €26.50
  • 210 Precise Eyeliner Brush: €21.00
  • 217 Crease Blending Brush: €24.00 (WORTH EVERY PENNY!)
  • 188 Small Duo Fibre Brush: €40.50
  • 187 Large Duo Fibre Brush: €45.50
  • 168 Large Angled Contour Brush: €36.50
  • 224 Large Blender Brush: €32.00
  • 138 Tapered Contour Brush: €57.50
  • 239 Flat Shader Brush: €28.00
This is not a recommendation of MAC products, I just always struggle to find an Irish Euro pricelist online when I'm considering buying a product so I made one.
Hope you enjoy, and I hope its useful to some of you!
Talk soon :)

Monday, 7 October 2013

I've got myself a YouTube channel!

I finally bit the bullet & decided to begin my YouTube channel; about time! 
I'm not the best at the whole blogging thing. Being an avid chatterbox, I love being able to talk and explain things, rather than having to try to explain things over text. I've always wanted to be on YouTube someday, I just wasn't sure when.

If you're interested, here's my first video. 

It's a small introduction to my channel, what it's going to be about & what to expect.
I'm slightly unsure as to what my channel will end up containing but one thing I do know is that it will be primarily make up.

My next video will be of this look.

I should have it up by this day next week. No promises though, technology & I do not pair well together. 
But, of course, I'll let you know when it is up.

Hope you enjoy, please like, comment & subscribe. Also, feel free to request any looks you've seen on my Instagram, or Facebook, or even a look you'd like to see me have a go at.

Thank you 💜

Instagram: @rebeccanugent_94
Twitter: @rebeccanMUA

Sunday, 5 May 2013

My Make Up Story 💜

I reckon this is one of those pieces that I will start to write and never want to stop. Make up is my passion, as shallow and all as that seems. Knowing what I want to do with my life at this age is one of the best feelings I've ever known!

As with the majority of other Beauty Bloggers/ YouTubers, I discovered beauty videos on a random day & soon became addicted. I've been glued to the YouTube and blogging world for 2 years now & the addiction is still going strong! Anyways, I've wanted to do a post on my interest & passion for make up and I thought what better way to do it than with this tag.

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup? 
There wasnt an exact day that I just started wearing a full face of make up, it was definitely a gradual thing. I remember at the end of 2nd year in school I started to wear brown eyeliner and mascara, and then I started 3rd year by wearing mineral foundation. So about 14/15 years old. That has now developed into an obsession and a gross make up collection. Whoops

2. How did you get into makeup? 
My mam was always such a girly girl, even though she worked with horses all day everyday, she always put in the effort. You could say its born and bred into me! Then my older sister started to wear make up which influenced me as well. But how I really 'got into it' was through YouTube, and without a doubt I have found my muse. 

3. What are some of your favorite brands? 
I have to say MAC, and although its actually not the best brand out there, I can't get over the feeling of luxury of owning and using MAC products. My holy grail foundation - Studio Fix Fluid (NC30) is made by MAC, I actually can't fault their foundations! Rimmel is my favourite drugstore brand, They're powders and mascaras are great. For brushes, as I'm sure you'll know if you've read some of my previous posts, my favourite brand is Blank Canvas Cosmetics. They're Irish, affordable and top quality, what more could a make up lover ask for?! 

4. What does makeup mean to you? 
I can sense the cheesiness of this answer already! Its my passion. I've never been into painting or pottery or many other artistic things but when it comes to the art of someone's face, my mind goes into orbit with the amount of ideas I have. I love taking someone's features and enhancing them, even my own. When someone hates something, like their eye colour or freckles, my job is to make them see the beauty in it. It's almost like an escape to me, just like painting or singing is to other people. I think its very easy to mistake someone who loves make up as insecure but its not that at all. I don't use it as a mask, I just enjoy doing it, and feel a lot more confident while wearing it. I actually look forward to the process of putting it on, even on days I'm staying at home all day, I long to do my make up for the fun of it. It's my passion, I could spend all day at it and never get bored. 

5. If you could only wear 4 products on your face what would they be? 
Hmmm 4 products... Well foundation, the one I mentioned earlier, Hoola bronzer by benefit, eyeliner and mascara.

6. What is your favorite thing about makeup? 

That it completely can transform someone. I don't think make up should be the only thing women rely for confidence, but if it helps, then who cares? But it really brings out different qualities in people. Basically just how it can make me feel pretty <3

7. What do you think about drugstore makeup vs. high end makeup? 

I think regardless of the brand, regardless of the price and regardless of whether its drugstore or high end, if a product is good, it's good. Also, different products vary on different people, my Rimmel Stay Matte powder works so much better for me than my MAC Mineralised Skin Finish natural does, but this could be a complete different case with someone else..

8. What is one tip of advice you can give a beginner? 
There's a few! Look after your skin. Make up will always look well on fresh, clean skin, and it will also last so much longer. Just find skin care products that work for you and stick to them. 
Also, less is more and you don't always have to stick to the rules. Don't think you need foundation, concealer and powder just because you've seen others do it, if you have good skin, just use the bare minimum as it will look twice as beautiful and natural than loads of products will. 

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood? 
Foundation/concealer lips!!! Ridiculous trend! There's nothing wrong with a nude lip when it's done right, but lips the same colour as the face = look of the dead ;) 

10. What do you think about the beauty community on Youtube?
Speaking from an outsiders perspective, as I don't make YouTube videos yet, it's definitely one of the best things that has happened to the Internet. It has taught me so much. I do hate all the negativity on it, but every YouTuber I know has handled it well. Once the negativity never overpowers the good sides to it, that's all that matters to me. 

Thanks for reading!

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Favourite products at the moment

Hello there! Long time, no speak. Being a hard working, diligent 6th year (hint of sarcasm here) this little blog has taken a bit of a backseat. I've been longing to do a favourites, and as a result of having some free time on this Sunday evening I decided to take the plunge and do it, because if I didn't, we would have to wait another month, and we don't want that now do we! I was going to christen this a 'February Favourites', but honestly I've been loving these products for a couple of months now.. 'So far my 2013 favourites' shall we say?

Left-Right. Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula; The Body Shop 'Born Lippy'; MAC Blush in 'Frankly Scarlet'; Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Wash; Essence Nail Varnish in 'Free Hugs'; H&M Candy Pink Body Splash; Blank Canvas Cosmetics F20 Brush

Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula- One sniff of this, and I was sold. If you haven't smell/bought this already, that needs to change! Oh, and its good at moisturising too. :)

The Body Shop 'Born Lippy'- Being honest, I haven't a clue as to what made me pick this product up, but I am very glad I did. Its so moisturising, long lasting, I apply this a few times during the day, and at night just after I exfoliate my lips, & wake up with smooth, soft lips. I laaaaaaave this shit.

MAC Blush in 'Frankly Scarlet'- I had to insert a picture of this just so yee can get a fair idea of its colour. Some would call this pink, but I would definitely see it as red. It is scary, I will admit, but applied with a light hand and blended out slightly, it turns into a gorgeous glowing, almost coral colour. 

Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit Wash- Without sounding shallow, I could not live without this product. I'm sure I've spoken of my skin here before, but basically, I am very prone to acne. My skin reacts to everything, regardless of me using products for sensitive skin, and cleansing religiously morning and evening. I have tried everything under the sun to clear up my acne & this has finally done it.. Granted, I'm left with plenty of scars from the last few months so my skin is far from clear, but this is preventing further scarring which is all I want from a product. I've heard millions of reviews raving about this but some reason I never tried it & I am so happy I did. I would say it is quite drying, but use a good moisturiser afterwards and everything is ceart go leor. This is my 2nd bottle of this.

Essence Nail Varnish in 'Free Hugs'- I feel this quite a 'pink themed' post, but this is the winner. I have been searching for a blue toned pink nail varnish, one that was reeeeally opaque, & this is it. Retailing at €1.79, pair this with a top coat and it will last days.

H&M Candy Pink Body Splash- I initially picked this up because it was under €2 and I liked the look of it, but I am so glad I did! Being so cheap, I expected it to have no staying power and last about an hour. If I spray this on a top/scarf in the morning, its still lingering on it that evening. Definitely a favourite.

Blank Canvas Cosmetics F20 Brush- How could I do a favourites without mentioning something from this brand! I also wanted to include a up close picture of this baby, to give yee all a better idea of it. Now, if you have read my review on Blank Canvas Cosmetics brushes, then you'll know how much I love them. I have many favourites from their range of products, but this beats all. With any foundation, powder, or even turn it at an angle for contour, this brush makes it flawless! If I could recommend any brush to you, beginner or advanced, this would be it. Its only just €13.99 and worth every penny. To fit in with this pink themed post, BCC have also brought out a limited edition bright pink one which I really want! Go onnn, treat yourself :)

I hope you all had a great February, and enjoyed reading this post. Let me know if you've tried anything new recently, I would love to hear from you :)