Saturday, May 22, 2010
The Results are In
Thanks everyone for your comments! Picture #1 is me without makeup, Picture #2 is me with Simply Ageless Corrector (230), eye Concealer (light medium), Foundation (classic ivory), and Sculpting Blush (royal plum), and Picture #3 is me with MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation (NW15), MAC blushes in (spice and dame).
I tried the Simply Ageless makeup throughout the week to really try it out and see what I thought. I tried it with the sponge pads included with the foundation and blush. However, I preferred using my brushes, I felt like I got more natural coverage and the application was easier with the brushes.
What I did like about the Simply Ageless line was that the coverage seemed more even, or opaque. My freckles really faded away. The colors they sent me were pretty spot on, especially considering when I signed up all I could pick was the foundation without a color sample. It felt light on my skin, despite looking a bit heavy. The packaging is fun and sturdy.
However, I didn't like that the containers screwed apart (as opposed to the MAC powders which have a hinge, so you don't have to worry about putting the top somewhere while you're using it). When I first used the blush with the sponge the application was awkward and unnatural because it comes on so strongly and the sponge isn't conducive to a natural look. I was a lot happier with the results when I used it with a brush. Also, I noticed that when I used both the corrector and concealer around my eyes, the lines seemed accentuated, especially when I applied the foundation over them - it's probably my error in applying it too thickly, but still. Finally, it seemed to take a bit more effort to wash it off at the end of the day (although I did notice it didn't rub off on napkins during the day, compared to MAC).
Overall, I was pretty happy with Simply Ageless, and if I decide not to continue with MAC, I would definitely consider this makeup, since I wouldn't have to travel to a department store to buy it, and I'd be saving around $14.
At the end of the week, I found myself back to my tried and true MAC lineup. I just liked the more natural look, and it came off easier at the end of the day.
The bottom line:
Spice powder: $16.50
Dame powder: $18.50
If you are interested in trying Simply Ageless yourself, let me know because I have a ton of $2.00 off coupons!