Friday, 20 May 2016

MAC Pro Longwear Powder Pressed review

Living in close proximity to a MAC store means that I no longer need to purchase their products online and every now and then can venture in and satisfy myself with something new.

The reason why I got my new Pro Longwear Powder Pressed is that I have oily skin and this powder was highly recommended for my skin type by a number of bloggers who have the same skin concerns and whose judgement I trust. 

I quite liked the packaging and the dry texture of the powder seemed very promising, but I must say this is no holy grail of mine. 
The powder is very dry and stony hard. The brush doesn't pick excessive amount of product, which is good, but I really need to dig hard to pick anything at all. 
I don't quite like what this powder looks like on my skin. It does mattify, without any doubt, but it also makes dry patches miraculously appear on my face and generally sits quite unnaturally on the surface without blending in.

I would be prepared to accept this fact if it kept my face matte for longer thaqn other powders do, but unfortunately my oilies break through as quickly as they do when I use other powders.

This  powder lacks any comparative advantage over other smilar products. Apart from being a product by a cult brand, it fails to deliver good quality product, lasting results, innovative packaging and a sense of luxury.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Korean goodies: Unni Recipe Vitamin Recharger Mist and Essence review

My Korean supplies are running low, but I've still got some in my stash which for some reason unknown I treasured particularly much and saved them for a rainy day. Call me weird, but since my childhood I was unable to use my favourite products right away, I enjoyed having them more than actually using. 

I can't remember what made me believe the Unni Recipe Vitamin Recharger Mist and Essence would be particularly good. I suppose it was the packaging and the fact that I could use them simultaneously to enhance the results. 
Both products claim to do the same thing, which is to brighten and recharge dull skin due to the fact that both milky brown bottles are packed brimful with vitamins, citrus extracts and niacinamide, but neither of them has done anything noticeable to my skin.

I was instantly disappointed with the mist as the pump sprayed the liquid in huge droplets, which actually ruined my makeup or hair. I changed the pump, to no avail, which made me realise that it's not always the pump, but also the substance sprayed which have influence on how fine the mist is. 
Apart from the fact that all applicators I've used spurt tons of product on my face, I haven't noticed anything life changing when using the mist.

The essence is somewhat nicer. It's a clear, gel-like substance which applies well without being sticky or overly glowy on my face. It adds moisture to my skin and combines well with slightly less moisturising creams. But I certainly wouldn't recommend this product as a soothing wonder to restore comfort of dry skin. I don't think this has made my skin brighter, more youthful and less dull. It's all right, but not a must-have.