So this week I made two very untimely purchases, with it being very close to Christmas. And two of the most expensive items I have in my makeup bag, my foundation and my mascara. I risked it, and tried a new product for both.
For my foundation, I usually wear Studio Fix by M.A.C cosmetics in NW 20. I love it because it has great coverage, lasts for hours and has a nice matte finish. However, I fancied a more hydrating foundation and I wanted to try a foundation that left a dewy finish, to look more fresh! So I was directed to Studio Sculpt again by M.A.C cosmetics in NW20. I have to say…. I LOVE it! My skin feels so much healthier, and despite the good coverage, once on doesn’t feel too heavy on my skin. The only downside is it is a few quid more expensive than Studio Fix but I feel there is actually more in the tube and I prefer it, so would be happy to repurchase again…. Just when my bank balance is happier!
Now on to the mascara, I usually wear Chanel Inimitable Intense and I adore it. Been investing in it (as it comes with a £24 price tag) for over a year now, but you get what you pay for! This week I could not afford it, and actually fancied a try of something new. And speaking of new, M.A.C brought out a brand new mascara, which I was told by their representative, was “amazing” Extended Play Gigablack Lash
Well unfortunately, I feel the build up let me down. I am not happy with it at all. The brush is stiff, and although does elongate my lashes, it doesn’t brush up with previous mascaras they have brought out. It seems to me they have gone backwards with their development, the brush is a basic, bog standard brush and doesn’t do anything for my lashes at all, it doesn’t volumise or separate. The only positive I can say is that it is long lasting, and doesn’t flake, but it definitely is not worth the £18 price tag. I feel I was directed to buying it for their commission rather than the care of their customers, which is a shame because M.A.C is by far, my favourite brand! I would advise against this mascara, but you can go in and ask to try it out, see for yourself if you like it, but personally I will be saving my pennies from now on for my ever doting Chanel!
Overall, Im still content with my purchases, I just wish they could have ran out in a few weeks time so Santa could have brought them!