Hubby dragged me. I didn't wanna go. He insisted. I gave in.
Once in the store I first saw the baffling spread of blushes. I have never seen blushes in so many colors in my life.
Since I had decided to buy just one thing, I decided to go for a foundation. The most difficult thing to pick. I can never seem to find a shade that suits me.
A very helpful, polite SA approached me, I asked him for tinted moisturiser. He showed me their MAC Studio Moisture Tint (with spf 15). I tried it on my face - half my face actually and had a hunch that it is very similar to Ponds.
So I decided to skip the tint and asked the SA to show me a foundation with more coverage. Now here it were it gets interesting. I am generally used to SAs who just wanna sell stuff and not really concerned with giving you the right advice on what would suit you.
This SA raised his eyebrow and asked "Do you need more coverage?"
Now this I was not expecting. I never thought I would meet a SA whose agenda is to make me look as good and natural as possible and not pile me with as much stuff as possible.
In any case, I didn't buy the tint. I wanted to do a face-off with Ponds. So I came back home with a little sample of MAC (enough for half face application) and did half my face with Ponds and half with MAC.
MAC Studio Moisture Tint
- Spf 15
- Has 5 shades - from light to deep dark. I wore the 2nd one - Medium
- Price:1650/- for 40 ml
Ponds Tinted Moisturizer
- Spf 15
- Has 3 shades - I use sheer ivory
- Price: Rs. 215/- for 30 ml.
And guess which side looked better?
Neither. They both looked exactly the same. Even after 30 minutes of wear there was no difference between the two sides of the face in terms of coverage, dewiness and radiance.
Am glad I decided to come back home and check.
Btw, I was completely over-awed at the store. For all my make up knowledge I was very dumbstruck. I guess MAC has built a very heady reputation for itself.
So now foundation has been crossed from my one - must - have - thing - from-MAC list.
Is there anything else that MAC is really good at? Blushes or eyeliners? Maybe next week I could check those out and compare them with what I am using.