After my first experience at a MAC counter I thought I would share my experience for anyone else who has anxiety or is nervous around make up counters. I have never visited a make up counter before as I have social anxiety which makes it hard for me to talk to strangers and try new experiences. This past Christmas I received the MAC Studio Fix Fluid and Studio Finish Concealer, unfortunately both were in the wrong shade! I sold them both on eBay and then headed to the Trafford Centre with my mum to pick up the right shade, I had some some research online and decided I would be the palest shade, NC15. When I got there a lovely girl at the MAC counter asked if I wanted to be matched to a shade, half of me (okay more then half) wanted to say NO THANKS, grab the foundation and leg it to the checkout but I thought, we're here and it's better to get the right shade. So I nodded and she led me over to a chair and mirror and said someone would be with me soon.
A few minutes later another super friendly lady came over and asked what I was looking for, I said I wanted the studio fix fluid and a concealer to match. I didn't have any make up on so it was an easy task, she brought over three foundations and applied a little of each to my cheek, NC15 was too dark! She matched me at NW10 which is an even paler shade then I thought they sold, and then got me the NW15 concealer which she said would be perfect to cover my blemishes. I hopped off the chair and decided whilst I was there I would pick up another piece of MAC cosmetics that I had always wanted, the Mineralize Skinfinish in Soft & Gentle. All together it came to £63 which made me wince somewhat as I put my card in the machine, I have never spent that much money on make up in my life, but I flt very proud of myself for sitting in the chair and being matched, which sounds pathetic, but as someone who fights themselves to do mundane tasks I saw this as an achievement. The girls at MAC were all extremely nice and helpful where as I had heard some horror stories which made me quite nervous to go, if you are yet to approach a beauty counter or are nervous about it I'd say wander down and have a look around, say no to any help and just see how they treat the other customers and then you can always go back another day! Lets get to the haul & reviews now: