So big hair : check
This time around I decided to use the rally to test a product.I decided to tackle a question I am asked all the time . What can I buy to combat oil on my face during these summer months. The list is exhaustive ...if you live in Miami. But with the nearest Sephora being miles away I decided to take a look around the local scene for an option.
I found very few oil control primers and as usual had to make a bee line for Cave Shepherd straight to MAC Cosmetics.
I would use MAC Oil Control Lotion and would observe the changes to my makeup look over the hot days ahead...oh and watch the rally too.
I must admit that when it comes to makeup I have been experimenting with my face from a wee lass. Apparently (and this is according to my friends) I spent my days in Secondary School plotting my escape to the nearest pharmacy or cosmetique where I would spend every last cent on makeup.
But skincare in those early years was not important. Even now I am sure more money is spent buying shadows than on a good skin care regime. Sad, I know.
Having said that, after reading reviews I realised it was not enough to take MAC Oil Control Lotion and slather onto your face once, then expect miraculous results. It is an item that should be coupled with consistent use and over time you notice less and less need for dabbing and wiping.
On application the formula feels smooth on the skin and absorbs easily. It doesn't leave my skin feeling dry and taut as some would expect from an oil control. If you like unscented products you may have to look again as this one smells sweet and fragrant. It comes in a cute pump bottle which I like as I am always spilling something. Below is the description given by MAC.
The ultimate no-shine base for oil control. Natural exfoliants help improve texture and clarity. Lightweight and instantly matte, bonds makeup to the skin for fewer touch-ups. Oil-free hydration with natural colloidal minerals and antioxidants. Formulated to keep skin pH-balanced. Use day or night.
And now onto the rally
Over three days ,King of the Hill , Sol Rally Barbados Day 1 and 2 , I saw thrills , spills and an oil slick..the slick being on my face.
King of the Hill
Spent most of the day under a tent but the heat and humidity still found a way to get to me.
Sol Rally Barbados Day 1
In the Morning.
Note my happy smiling face , feeling great, ready to go and virtually oil free.
Still feeling great and the oil control is doing its job.
Still smiling but OMG look at my face.
Clearly miracles come from above and not from a bottle, no evidence of oil control now.
Sol Rally Barbados Day 2
Sol Rally Barbados Day 2
Hmmmm I am starting to believe that the rally may best be viewed from the airconditioned comfort of a vehicle .
Damaged car and crumpled hair style.
While testing I got a chance to watch the rally.
After all of this what do I think? I think my quest will continue . Of course I will continue to use my MAC but when I travel this summer, I will be keeping my eyes open for new products to add to my arsenal.
Do you have any favourite oil control products ? Let me know about them.