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Cheeky Bronze By MAC!

I recently self sponsored a little mini haul of cosmetics for myself, since my best friend Summar (check out her blog: https://summarbliss.wordpress.com ) had a 20% of coupon at Belk’s and COSMETICS WERE INCLUDED. Naturally, I had to splurge and indulge myself in cult favorites and restock on items that were dwindling and/or backups – because make up is expensive and sometimes having to pick up an item at the very last minute is not a real possibility. I’ll go through each product individually with a separate post, so I can really spend time discussing what I think about it.

Why my opinion matters: I’ve often wonder why my opinion matters in the realm of beauty, and my opinion matters because I am an unbiased consumer. I have high standards and I expect companies to meet that standard. When I was a little girl, I tried the L’oreal Kids 2 for 1 Shampoo – I remember not liking it and noticing fall out ( I had to have been 12 or 13). So dialed the 1-800 number on the back of the bottle and told L’oreal  my thoughts on the product and they felt for my 12/13 year old soul and refunded the purchase price. Companies want to see you happy, and I want to use my beauty blog posts as a vehicle to provide them an objective opinion from an intelligent, beauty obsessed Indian girl!

Why I purchased it: I purchased this product, since I was looking for a bronzer. I had originally purchased the Too Faced Sweet Heart Bronzer (through the ULTA promotion where they were priced at $15 each). I purchased “Peach Beach” and “Something about Berry.” The packaging was soooooooo cute, and the reviews were great, but unfortunately, for my south east Asian,  Indian girl glow, the bronzer just looked ashy and weird and powdery. Since I didn’t love the product, I took it back to ULTA. I did love the Too Faced Sweetheart Bronzer because: “Something about Berry” was cute, but the color tones looked incredibly 80’s and clowny; & “Peach Beach” was hardly noticeable. If I were a white girl, perhaps the product would have been great, but alas I’m an exotic, golden tone Indian girl, and it just didn’t work.

Like I stated earlier, I went to the mall with Summar, and she told me about the MAC Bronzer’s  – so I tried them and OMG – I LOVE CHEEKY BRONZE. It just worked. It embellished my skin tone and added this glow. I received compliments from her and another girlfriend of mine the next week (this specific girlfriend prefers a  more natural look).  Confession: I have been loving the brozner so much that I’ve been wearing it to work everyday for a week and half.

I think if you’re in the market for a bronzer and you’re south east Asian or have a more  olive undertone this is a color you should try. A good primer will help make the bronzer last through out the day, and the consistency is something I really appreciate about the product.

Concealer Compare Showdown: Bobbi Brown Vs. MAC Longwear!

Concealer Compare Showdown: Bobbi Brown Vs. MAC Longwear!

Concealer Compare!

On one side I’m wearing Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer in Honey & on the other side I am wearing MAC’s Longwear Concealer in NC42! They are almost identical on me when I put them on! I put them to the test by wearing them both for over 8 hours and here were my results—

CONCEALER COMPARE SHOWDOWN WINNER: MAC LONGWEAR

PROS of the MAC Longwear Concealer Line:
1. It truly lasts the entire night or the entire school day.
2. The coverage is thicker, which is great for people like me who have extremely dark under eyes
3. The little bottle in my hand has lasted me 3 months thus far and only cost me $18!

Cons: I want some control over how much concealer is dispensed from the product. I feel like I have to press it INCREDIBLY lightly to get a small amount and if I press it normally, then way too much concealer gets dispensed (read: wasted).

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer LOSES.
Summary: A year prior to the showdown, I had been wearing Bobbi Brown’s Creamy Concealer for the past 7 years! Luckily, I was willing to try something else a year ago, and THANK GOD I did! I realized that Bobbi Brown’s concealer was extremely quick to bunch up under my eye. It would often leave me with thick concealer line streaks under my eye. Also, by the end of the school day or night out with friends, it was like I had never even applied any concealer. I used the little swatch of concealer in about 3 months, and it costs $22!

Bye!

Hiatus: ENDING SOON

I promise –starting Saturday I will be posting regularly. Life has been hectic.

But when I’m FINALLY back here are some posts to look forward to:

  1. Women’s OUTFIT OF THE DAYS
  2. Men’s OUTFIT OF THE DAY
  3. Concealer Compare Showdown: Mac V. Bobbi Brown
  4. Curling for amateurs 
  5. Best Curlers (because I own a million)
  6. Best Straighteners (I have OWNED  a million)
  7. Pucker up: worst and best lipsticks
  8. Nail-ed it: Best and Worst Nail polishes 
  9. Stay Skinny (Smoothies + Fitness)
  10. The Indulgence Post: Where I show you what I’m eating. (YUM)
  11. MY MUSIC MANTRA 

Also, these titles are a product of my creativity, my own independent creation –so if you’re going to blatantly copy them –then just add a link with my some of my work!