Friday, October 30, 2009
I don't usually follow MAC collections because there are so many of them. But once in a while, some collections will catch my eyes. Style Black is a collection that MAC launched on September 24th, 2009 in the U.S. for the Fall season. This all black collection is very unique and chic. It also includes a few skincare products, Volcanic Ash Thermal Mask ($19.50) and Volcanic Ash Exfoliator ($19.50), which are both re-promotions from previous collections. I took the mask to test, and the result is very decent.
I already did a review on the thermal mask, so please check that out if you are interested. Exfoliator is an essential part of my skincare routine. I use it once per week, and this helps me to achieve that smooth skin. MAC claims that this exfoliator "refines and unclog the skin". The sugar based exfoliating particles are quite moisturizing and melt away after a few scrubs, leaving it much easier to rinse clean the face. It is also not too abrasive, which is good for dry or sensitive skins. The exfoliator leaves the skin super soft and much more smooth than when using other exfoliating products. I also noticed that this product helps to control oil secretion a bit for me. This is probably due to the volcano ash ingredients.
One thing I do have to complain about this product is its strong artificial scent. It is very strong, so allergic noses need to be aware of this. Other than this, and the face that a MAC limited edition product is always hard to find once it gets discontinued, this exfoliator is one the best I've tried.
Pick It or Not ?
- Quality: 45 (out of 50)
- Packaging: 20 (out of 20)
- Price: 20 (out of 20)
- User Friendly: 5 (out of 5)
- Availability: 2 (out of 5)Angela's Ultimate Pick: A