Sunday, January 31, 2010

Favourite Lip Combo of January

Well, hello there! Long time, no post!

I thought I'd share my new found favourite lip combo with you.

I have been grabbing for these two products almost every day in the month of January.

MAC Underage Lipglass & Pink Fish Tinted Lip Conditioner from the Hello Kitty Collection

I generally find Underage lipglass quite difficult to work with. I am not a big fan of the stickyness and find that the colour is too light for me to be worn on it's own. But luckily, I found a way to use the product.

So what I generally do is apply a good layer of Pink Fish, followed by a coat of the lipglass. Et Voila, a moisturizing pinky nude lip that doesn't wash me out. I am loving it!

What has been your favourite lip combo of the month?


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Product Review | MAC Moisturelush Eye Cream

I had been looking for an eye cream for a while and decided that it was finally time to invest in a good eye cream. I have normal skin with an oily T-zone. I wouldn't say that my under eye area is particularly dry. I have a few very fine lines.

After doing some research, I thought I would give MAC's Moisturelush eye cream a shot. As you might remember from one of my haul posts, I bought this product a few months back and have been using it since then.

Price tag:

15 ml / 0.5 oz US $30.00£20.50 (in the UK)€34.00 (in the EU)

This is what MAC says:
"A richly hydrating eye cream with optical effects. Rejuvenates, reconditions and refreshes. Visibly lifts and firms skin around the eyes: helps reduce early morning/late night puffiness and balance the skin’s moisture levels. Provides long-lasting moisture."


It comes in a small pot out of the same plastic material that's used for any of the other moisturelush products.
I don't find the packaging hygienic at all since you keep sticking your fingers in there. You have to make sure that your hands are super clean, before getting any product out. Otherwise it will be a breeding ground for bacteria and you don't want to get it anywhere near your eyes. I suppose using a spatula would be an option.

Here's what I think:

The cream has a pleasant scent and an iridescent sheen to it. It is very soft and creamy.

I did not notice any firming/lifting around my eyes. Nor did I notice a reduction in puffiness.
It does moisturize, however I don't think it's any more moisturizing than a regular face cream designed for normal/dry skin.

When using this cream, I have to be very careful not to get it into my eyes. Unfortunately, it burns when I get this product into my eyes, which is quite ridiculous, as this cream is meant to be used around the eye area.
Furthermore, I do not like the sheen this product has. It makes my skin look oily and accentuates any pores I have on my upper cheek area.

Now, if this product actually delivered what MAC claims, I would be more than happy to pay this amount of money.
However, since it doesn't live up to the description at all, I find the price to be way too high for what you get.

Will I repurchase?

Hope this review helped those of you who were considering whether to buy this product or not.
If you have any questions or comments, please let me know.


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