Like I mentioned in my previous post, lately I’ve been obsessed with makeup and all I want to do is try new products and watch tutorials and reviews. A few weeks ago I started doing some research on foundations and realized I wanted to invest a little more on my makeup in order to get better quality and results. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love drugstore products, but balance is everything (right?).
I decided I was going to give MAC foundations a try. I did a L-O-T of research online before buying anything. I remember watching tutorial videos on YouTube and reading reviews about each one of their foundations and concluded Studio Waterweight and Face and Body were my top choices for my type of skin (yo, combination oily).
Full coverage is definitely not my thing, so if you are looking for a foundation that will literally cover it all, Studio Waterweight is not your gal. MAC has a wide variety of full coverage foundations that might be what you’re looking for.
Personally, I like sheer to medium coverage the best for a more natural look and Studio Waterweight is definitely medium coverage. Face and Body is super light and when I went to the store to have it tested on my face, I did not like how it blended onto my skin, not to mention it was a bit too dewy for me.
I would recommend Face and Body to athletes or people who are constantly working out/outdoors and need minimal coverage (believe me when I say minimal).
On the other hand, something I really liked about Studio Waterweight is that it somehow moisturizes your skin and leaves it looking fresh with a velvet finish (dewy and matte in-between). The tones matched my skin better but I did notice some yellow undertones that I usually conceal with mineral powder.
Studio Waterweight retails for about $34 and is perfect for medium coverage and those of you who want a velvet finish. It also hydrates your skin and most importantly, it has a SPF of 30 that Face and Body lacks.
Rating: 4.2 stars
- Velvet finish
- Medium Coverage
- Easy to apply
- Versatile (can use it for day or night)
- Yellow undertones that might not suit everyone
Moving on to the PREP + PRIME FIX+, I wasn’t planning on getting it until I went to the store to test the products and the associate applied it onto my face. I loved it right away. You can use it both as a primer and setting spray, it smells good and leaves your face feeling super refreshed.
I’m not sure if it really ‘sets’ your makeup for hours, but it has amazing reviews online and my skin definitely feels different after I apply it. The mist retails for $24 and it’s a good add-on if you are looking to invest on a good setting spray.
Rating: 4.2 stars
- Smells good
- Leaves skin refreshed
- Great reviews online
- Might be too pricey for a primer/setting spray
Finally, shootout to LaceLab Intimates on ETSY for the gorgeous handmade lace bralette I got last month (scroll back to the top). Their bralettes are absolutely beautiful, feminine, comfortable and affordable! I got mine for less than $12 and I’m in love with it, except it took a whole MONTH to get to my door (y’all I currently live in Mexico, so that might be why) but the wait was worth it. Their shop is not huge yet (they have about 1,000 followers on Insta), but I’m sure their popularity will increase since their products are great.
Rating: 5 stars
- Took a whole month to get to my door (wtf) – International shipping will take a while
- Couldn’t track package
That’s all for tonight peeps. It took me 30 min to write this post (and I’m super tired as usual), but I promise I will be back with more makeup and beauty reviews this week.