Sunday, March 15, 2015

The Battle of the M's: Maybelline Fit Me Concealer vs MAC Studio Fix Concealer


The Battle of the M's:

The title is pretty self explanatory as to what I am comparing, right? 

I know one is in the thin liquid form and the other is a thick in the pot form.

But a concealer is a concealer, it should conceal imperfections, right?

So I compared a popular drugstore brand with a popular non drugstore brand.

Instead of noting down individual reviews, I will straight away go to the comparison:

Maybelline is a liquid consistency in the tube form.
MAC is a thick consistency in the pot form.

Maybelline shade pictured here is Light.
MAC is in the shade NW30.







As you can see I have pretty intense dark circles.



On the left I have used Maybelline Fit Me Concealer and on the right side I have used Mac Studio Finish Concealer. 
Not much difference in the coverage.

The Fit Me concealer although the shade says Light, it blended pretty well in my skin tone.
Coverage is medium, but it can be layered without looking cakey. 

Studio Finish gives perfect coverage for under eye dark circles.

Brush is required for the both the concealers to blend perfectly.
The wand in the Fit Me concealer is of no use other than applying. For blending, brush it is.

To be in a budget, Maybelline Fit Me is the perfect fit, but it seems that after a while the concealer gets a little dry, because the application is not as smooth as it used to be when it was new. I bought it a month back. 

Whereas MAC Studio Finish Concealer never loses its charm. I have been using the same pot since 2 years, still hasn't dried up on me and the application is still smooth. For a review on the same, click here.

The Fit Me concealer lasts me a good 4-5 hours, whereas Studio Finish lasts me entire day approx. 8 hours.

Overall, if you can, buy the MAC one because of the staying power and the coverage that it gives.
If you are in a budget, Maybelline Fit Me will do the job of concealing, but you might end up buying it again after 2-3 months.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Rimmel Showoff - Lip Lacquer/Velvet: Review and Swatches

Hello All,
I finally got my hands on the Rimmel Show Off after seeing rave reviews about the same.
I had to review this because I had a different opinion about this.

The Rimmel website says: Its neither a lipstick nor a gloss. Its bigger than that.

This is actually true to its claim. Pigmentation of a lipstick and shiny like a gloss. Although not at all sticky.

Pros: 

Highly pigmented. Actually covered up my pigmented lips pretty decent.
Non patchy.
Very smooth application.
Moisturising, did not dry my lips even after it wore off. Even the matte version is very moisturising.
Price wise very cheap, I mean 5 dollars for a lipstick, bring it on!

Cons:

It didn't even last me 2 hours. It wore off after like one hour, it was as if I had not worn a lipstick at all.
At work, I literally I had to keep this lacquer in my pants pocket so that I could touch up every time I see a mirror. ;-)
Seriously it didn't last me even when I didn't drink or eat anything.

To sum it up:

Although I love the colors, I wouldn't repurchase this product because I do not have the patience to touch up every hour.
Although they don't claim it to be long lasting, 2 hours lasting power is the least expectation, especially from Rimmel since they have been giving us super products.