On a recent trip into Mecca Maxima just to pick up my Beauty Loop Box I somehow managed to also leave with two new gorgeous products to try!
I spotted the much hyped new bronzing serum from Drunk Elephant and was recommended a new tubular mascara from M.A.C to test out in my never-ending quest for the perfect lashes.
After about a week of testing both products I wanted to share some of my first impressions and I’d love to hear your thoughts if you’ve also used them.
This is my very first product from Drunk Elephant because the price point on some of the products is quite high (up to $196!). But because I am really focused on great skin and minimal make-up, I thought a great bronzing serum could be worth the higher price tag.
D-Bronzi promises to deliver an “effortless glow while protecting and defending your skin from any harmful pollutants throughout the day”.
I can definitely vouch for the effortless glow; you just add some drops to a serum, oil, moisturiser or even your favourite sunscreen for an instant, but still natural looking, glow. So far I have used it with my Zincredible and Very Useful Face Cream from Go-To Skin Care for day and night looks and it worked beautifully with both.
As well as looking good, as a Drunk Elephant product it comes enriched with virgin marula and black currant seed oil, as well as vitamin F and a concentrated mix of antioxidants. While I can’t really vouch for the anti-pollutant properties I can say that it looks fantastic and leaves my skin feeling healthy at the end of the day (unlike some make-up). I would definitely buy it again.
I had just about finished my Poni Cosmetics tubular mascara $30 and was looking for a new mascara to try in my quest for the perfect tubular gem! The selection wasn’t huge at Mecca Maxima which is surprising because I would have thought more brands would have a tubular mascara to offer by now.
I choose this one from M.A.C but was also tempted by the Volume Mascara by Kevyn Aucoin $41 (but maybe next time).
The reason I love tubular mascara so much is because it has the benefit of waterproof, smudge-proof technology but with an easy, warm water removal instead of an industrial strength makeup remover! It is a winning formula and I have been converted for about three years now.
I like M.A.C’s slimline brush, which I personally think works best with tubular mascaras, because it lets you coat every single lash for a really high-impact and sleek finish. This formula has clumped a little bit more than I would expect but I am hoping it’s just because it’s a full new tube of product.
Is it the best I’ve ever tried; probably not. But for the price, it’s competitive against other tubular mascaras and I think it stacks up.