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Maybelline does not Fit Me

March 30, 2011

Whaooooo blurry.

Ok! First of all, I apologize for the non-blogging in the past month. I am still catching up on stuff, but I want to do at lest one blog before my practicum for school starts (it’ll probably be another 3 weeks of non-blogging, apologies in advance!). Then I would like to apologize for the blurry-ness of this picture to the left, I don’t know what happened.

Anyways, on go with the blog. So when I first saw the Fit Me line by Maybelline I was really excited. I am slowly running out of my Make Up Forever Face and Body foundation that is so far the only foundation I can stand having on my face, and I did not want to fork over $42 to get it after I run out. So I’ve been searching for a cheaper alternative. I am not a big fan of any of the drugstore brand foundations, I feel that most of them are heavy and thick, which I do not want. I like my foundation light and thin. Actually, I do not like anything (including face cream) that are thick or heavy. Anyways, so I looked up about Fit Me on MUA. The reviews seemed to be fairly good, most people said that it blends easy, medium coverage and pretty light. A few weeks mauling over whether to buy it or not, my friend said she had a coupon for $2 off at a place that was selling it for about $7 dollars, with the total coming to $5, which is pretty damn cheap. So I got a bottle. I tested out the colours from a tester found in LouLou magazine. none of the colour really was a perfect match, #125 was the closest.

First the colour

most of the Fit Me colours in the 100s were pinkish, the yellow toned one was 210, but that was wayy dark. 125 was pretty much the only one with a slight yellow undertone, though still pink. The formula is kinda creamy, definitely nothing like MUF Face and Body. I’ll talk more about the formula later.

Here’s a colour comparison with my other foundations.

The MAC foundations were testers I got from MAC, I did not like it though. I tested myself to be NW20, and the counter girl tested me to be NC30, so she gave me both. NW 20 was wayyyy too white and pink. NC 30 was no better, it was orangey on my face, and I can literally see the colour difference. I personally don’t like getting samples from anywhere but Sephora, because that’s the only place that does not give you a “you are too poor to buy shit” look, so I never went back to try other colours. I did however, went to Sephora and got a sample of the new Too Faced foundation in Warm Nude, which was also too dark for me. I will have to head back and get one in Perfect Nude. It’s not shown here in the picture because I had already dumped it (oops =p). I am not a big fan of MAC’s foundation formula, it’s drying and it’s also thick. The Too Face foundation was not bad at all, except it’s more expensive than MUF, so that would defeat the purpose of finding a cheaper alternative (LOL).

Formula: So I tried it on one day, and I swear I will never use it again. For the entire day I felt as if there’s a layer of olive oil on top of my skin, I did not like it. It was already sliding off my face 3 or 4 hours into the wear. It creased on my eyelids and was settling around my nose, and where my glasses sits, I could not stand it. The colour fit was ok, but I cannot stand it on my face! I am giving it away to a friend that wants to try but for whatever reason cannot find her colour (#130) anywhere. I told her not to waste her money and just try mine, I am pretty sure she won’t like it.

So yes, I have been foundation hunting. I have just ordered a foundation by Kate (sub-brand of cosmetics giant Kanebo in Japan). It seems that Japanese brand make up are generally lighter, perhaps because the temperatures in Asia are much higher and humid, I am sure no one would like thick and heavy make up on their face under the hot sun. And I’d imagine the colour fit would be much much better. So I hope this works out.

Until next time (which will be a while from now), live well and shop LOTS!

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Mascara Mania Part 3

December 19, 2010

Mascara Mania Part 1

Mascara Mania Part 2

So before I start part 3 of this Mascara Mania post, I need to add something to Part 1 (the unfavourites). The reason why it wasn’t put into the first one? I got it after I started the whole mascara posts. Actually I got 3 new mascaras haha anyways. here’s one more add on

Maybelline Turbo

Alright, my thoughts on it. Simply put? It sucks. It smudged, and did not keep my curls up. The brush is obviously not something special just look at it! Anyways the mascara pretty much just made my lashes darker, that’s about it. It’s slightly better than the Colosal. I have nothing much to say about this mascara, so here are some wear pictures.

ok..I know the curls looks fine in this picture, but after 8 hours, it drops. And if you are ganna tell me that all of them do…well you are wrong! All of my favourite mascaras can hold up my curls for 10+ hours.

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Now on to the next group of mascaras. These are my old favourites before I found my current favourites (LOL) I just love trying mascaras…Although with my dry eye condition I am not suppose to, but screw that! I can’t live without mascara!!! Anyways, these mascaras will be in the order of when I fell in love with them.

1. Cover Girl Exact Eyelights

So I first saw these on a commercial with Rihanna in it and wanted to try them out. I got them in a couple of colours (black ruby and black pearl). The colour was really disappointing, because it didn’t show up at all, there were no shimmer nor sparkle that was suppose to help make your eyes stand out. None of that happened LOL. However, it was still one of my favourite, simply for the clean look it had. There was no clumping and the lashes were elongated, not much volume, but enough to be noticeable. The one I have is my 3rd tube. The reason that this one is no longer my go to mascara is cuz one time I found my lashes fell down after some hours of work. I don’t know why I never noticed…Additionally, the mascara also smudges slightly. Anyways, wear pictures once again.

2. Cover Girl Lash Blast

This mascara gives a lot of volume and some length. The only issue I have with this is the brush. It’s HUGE! I always end up getting mascara on my eye lids, and it does not help that the formula for this was fairly wet. The formula of this one smudges more so than the eyelights, but still small enough for me to keep using it.

3. Cover Girl Lash Exact

I don’t know why it’s all Cover Girl’s mascaras that I fall in love with, but they are pretty decent for the price. Out of all the drug store brands I have tried (Cover Girl, Maybelline, L’Oreal, Rimmel, Revlon), Cover Girl is one of the cheapest (all under $10) and also one of the only brands that work for me in holding curls, defining the lashes, with minimal smudging, and easily removable. I got the lash exact after I started to watch/read From Head To Toe, and loved it instantly. It had enough length, and gave noticeable volume. The only issues I had with it was the slight smudging on my left eye, which is an issue with a lot of mascara, but this one is slight enough for me to not care. The other issue did not come about till later on, when I noticed that the curls of my lashes fell after a certain amount of time which made me stop using these. I have 2 tubes of this, one in black and the other one mistakenly purchased as brown, which I do not like as much because it does not give enough definition to the lashes. In the wear pics, I believe I was wearing the black ones.

4. Maybelline Stiletto

I believe this is the volume one, not the original one. At first I didn’t realized that there was an original and a volume one, so I just grabbed the first water proof one I saw. It turned out great, the brush is a bit weird, it’s wavy, and at first glance you probably will wonder how it would work on ur lashes (that are not wavy) but it works out pretty well. I loved the length it gave and it did indeed give some volume. The only thing was, once again, it smudges, as did many other Maybelline mascaras.

ok, that’s the list of my old love mascaras. Next one shall be my favourite mascaras. Until next time live well and shop LOTS!

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2010 in All Things Prettified!, Make-up-holic

 

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