I mentioned in a past blog where I talked about a mac lipstick that I also purchased the MAC Prep+Prime Fixing Spray. I had heard wonderful things about this product so I decided to try it myself.
I tried to get the travelers size, which retails for $10, but it was not available in my store so I got the full size which retails for $22. To me, it felt kind of expensive but I really wanted to try it out.
I am SO glad I bought the full size because this product is completely amazing. I like when I’ve had my makeup on for a few hours already and it sets well in your skin and looks more natural. Well with this product you don’t have to wait hours to get that result, you see results instantly after it dries. It also makes your makeup last for hours.
The way to apply it is really easy too, just spray lie three pumps in your face right after getting all your makeup on and “voila”.
I know there are a lot of different products like this in the drugstore, but I haven’t tried any of them out yet. If you are interested in me reviewing some of them to see if they work as well as the MAC one let me know in the comments.
I highly recommend this product, is really worth the money and it will last you a long time. I’ve had mine for approximately a month now and I haven’t gotten through half the bottle.
Until a few days ago I did not own any MAC products. I’ve been wanting to purchase some for a while but always considered it a little on the expensive side. Either way, I wanted to try a lipstick because I hear wonderful things about them, so I went in a small shopping spree and bought two products from mac which were a lipstick in the shade Retro, which is this beautiful deep brick red, and the Mac Prep+Prime Fixing spray. I have yet not tried the fixing spray (review coming soon) but I did try the lipstick alone, with no lip liner.
This product retails for $17, and honestly, for the price I was expecting something long lasting that did not need any retouch throughout the day and still was not drying to the lips. This were the results:
LIKES – The formula is very moisturizing but still had a semi-matte finish, very smooth application, plus is MAC, you look fancy wearing it.
DISLIKES – I did felt I had to retouch it because even though the color stays for a long amount of time if you are not eating or drinking anything, it does starts to fade in the inside of your lips, and the price is not affordable to everyone.
I also tried it with a lip liner and I feel that the color gets more intense and more matte. It also feels like its gonna last a little bit more time.
The reason I bough this specific shade was because I own this sample lipstick from Makeup Forever called Rouge which retails for $20 and I found that this MAC one was kind of a dupe color wise. The difference in price it is not that huge but by buying the MAC one I got to try something different so that was a plus for me. The Makeup Forever one is more moisturizing and long lasting than the MAC one.
I feel like a lot of people out there feel like if they do not own at least a MAC lipstick their makeup collection is not complete, but I personal think that you do not necessarily need a MAC lipstick because there are a lot of drugstore lipstick that work just as well and are as long lasting.
I am still definitely looking forward to try the matte collection to see if its more long lasting or if the formula is different.
Hope this was useful. Please let me know your opinion in MAC lipsticks or products in general and or if you want me to do a blogpost recommending drugstore alternatives for good quality lipsticks.
I have been obsessed with the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation for some time now but have not been able to purchase it (own a sample), because it retails for $38, which is somewhat expensive. Not everyone can afford to splurge that amount of money on a product every time, so I decided to search for a dupe for his product, even though I believe that in most cases one is better than the other.
In my research I found that a lot of people recommend the Revlon 24 hr colorstay foundation as a dupe for the Estee Lauder one and I decided to give i a try. I was a little anxious because $15 for a drugstore foundation is still sometimes a little hard to pay, but the results it gave me made the price totally worth it.
I tried this foundation at one side of my face without any primer or my Baby Skin Pore Eraser from Maybeline, which let me tell you, I use it %100 of the time, because I wanted to see what the foundation could truly do. At the other side of my face I used the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and this were the results.
The Revlon foundation applied easily and looked beautiful and natural, for me it was full coverage (and I have some horrible pimple scars) and it did not made my skin look oily not patchy. It also felt really light on the skin.
The Estee LAuder foundation still applied easily but because I did not have my pore eraser on it looked patchy and heavy, eventhough i had a thin coat on. It did not cover my scars that well and it did not looked natural.
I think my foundation preference has changed now completely. I now know of a more affordable foundation that gave me better results. If you try this foundation please let me know what you thought and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.