24 June 2013

Swatches and Review: MAC Studio Perfect SPF15 Foundation

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Php2,750 (about $70)
Not a fan, here's why -

1. It broke me out. None of my other foundies make me break out in red, angry bumps. Not even the cheaper ones. And I know this was the culprit because a) it wasn't my time of the month, b) the only new product I used when breakouts started was this, and c) breakouts stopped when I stopped using this, which was also the first and only time I ever used this, as you can see, I barely disturbed the surface. A shame really because now it sits on my vanity, collecting dust.
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beauty,makeup,make up set,cosmetic,eat read shop,review
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2. MAC counters are inaccessible. The closest to my location is at Eastwood Mall. As someone who lives just a few minutes away from major malls along Marcos Highway, even Libis is pretty far-off. Clearly, only a handful of malls carry high-end cosmetics brands. So distance alone is a non-issue. Obviously, if I really love the product, I will go get it no matter how out of the way. But throw pimples into the mix and I will run for the hills faster than you can say spot corrector.

3. Expensive. It costs Php2,750 - Php650 for the compact and Php2,100 for the foundation. Studio Fix Powder Plus foundation is cheaper (Php1,700) but it has no SPF and it's not refillable, at least that's what the MAC SA told me. Ridiculous! I've had this foundation awhile so whatever made me choose the more expensive one that time, I can no longer remember.

I am NC25 - fair, with yellow undertones.
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NC25, without flash
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NC25, with flash
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So there. Maybe I'm just a Revlon girl or maybe my humble skin is unaccustomed to really expensive stuff, but whatever it is, I am swearing off MAC products.

3 comments:

hailey said...

Very nice pictures! I heard that about MAC too, that it causes breakouts to some people.

S said...

Thanks Hailey! Yes, I know. What a bummer!

jirus air said...

Thanks for the great review..Saya sekeluarga ambil yg haq sahaja.Lain2 tiada.Dulu kini dan selamanya.