Posts Tagged ‘long lasting’
Sunday, December 29th, 2013
Freshly applied makeup always looks fabulous. But by the end of the day it’s a different story. Urban Decay has tried to fix this with their All Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray. It promises to leave makeup looking just-applied for 16 hours. So you don’t have to worry about melting, cracking, fading, or settling into fine lines. So how does it work? It lowers the temperature of your makeup so extreme temperatures and humidity can’t interfere. When we first tried this spray we weren’t too excited about using a face spray. But it’s actually a fine mist so it’s not unpleasant to use. It was also a relief that the product is lightweight, so you don’t feel like you’ve added anything else to your face. The funny thing about this makeup setting spray is that you may not have realized how much your makeup dissolves during the day until you use it. We loved that our makeup looked perfect for the entire day. However, one tester with an extremely oily t-zone found that the spray didn’t prevent oil. We suggest using an oil-control primer if you have very oily skin or an oily skin. Otherwise, you don’t need a primer with this product. It’s also gentle enough for sensitive skin.
Tip: If you’re looking for other ways to make your makeup last, use creams under powders. Use liquid foundation and then finish with powder, use cream eyeshadow under powder eyeshadow, cream blush under powder blush, etc.
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
When we tried wet n wild’s megalast nail color, we expected a day or two of wear before chipping given the $1.99 price tag. However, this is literally the longest lasting nail polish that we’ve tried to date (including higher end brands such as O.P.I.). We went to wet n wild’s website and saw that their megalast nail color contains a polymer system that helps the polish to adhere to your nails. And as a nice touch, the polish is calcium and mineral fortified to prevent nail discoloration. This was especially useful since the shade we tried, Red Tape, was a very vibrant red. Another bonus is that this polish is toulene, phthalate, and formaldehyde free. We’re really impressed by the quality of megalast nail color, and at $1.99 we can certainly afford to get even more colors!