Three new, much needed items were added to my make-up bag recently:
Naturally, as soon as I got them I put them all on at the same time to test them out! I tried the skin finish a long time ago, the mascara was because my other had run out and the lip conditioner was just out of curiosity. (you know... trying to validate my reason for buying three products all at once).
So, my thoughts?
Dazzle lash is a newly found love from MAC. I've tried (possibly all) a lot of their mascaras and it's safe to say this is my favourite of them all. I have longish, but thin & straight eyelashes which need a bit of extra encouragement on the curly / fattening up side. This mascara seems to do just the trick. It seems to pick out every lash, lengthening and curling at the same time. My mum genuinely asked 'have you got false eyelashes on?' at one point... That's all I have to hear!
The Mineralise Skin Finish Natural is another fantastic product. I bought my last one at least two years ago and wore it every so often / when I could remember to put it on. I do remember it lasting forever though, so I was more than happy to pay out for a new one. You only need to slightly swipe a brush against it to get a lot of powder on your brush, it is so light! The good thing about it is that (to me) it doesn't make my skin appear dry. I have fairly dry skin and the last thing I'd want is the powder emphasising that. It gives a great smooth/slightly matte finish to your foundation and even looks good on its own for days when you really can't be arsed!
I was most excited about the lip conditioner. I'll admit, I'm a bit of a sucker for any type of lip balm and in general I own far too many, they seem to hang around in the bottom of bags/coat pockets/by the side of the bed/get lost. So seeing it was tinted and a lovely colour I thought I'd give it a go!
Unfortunately I think this is the product I am most unimpressed by. I know it's a lip conditioner and I shouldn't expect too much colour, but there seems to be very little, even after quite a few attempts at building it up - still a very subtle pink (not too dissimilar from tinted vaseline). Which, I guess, isn't a bad thing, but maybe I expected more from it because of the colour in the pot? It also didn't seem to stay on my lips very long, maybe twenty minutes max before I felt I had to re-apply. Who knows, maybe I just rub my lips together too much! It does feel lovely and conditioner-y on and the SPF will help on holiday. Its definitely not the worst product in the World, however I just don't think I'll be rushing out to buy another!
What do you think to MAC in general? Too much hype?
Or good for the price? X
ps. thank you for all your great responses to the beauty posts, I'm happy to keep blabbing if you're happy to keep reading!