Hello Doll Babies…
Tis’ I! Your humble Doll Mob Commentator coming to you with a skincare beauty war review on a Makeup Monday.
Disclaimer: Now this is the thing about skin care reviews (for me). It’s easy to review cosmetics. Either the eye shadow is pigmented, the lipstick stays put, the mascara makes your lashes longer and thicker etc. etc. But with skin care it’s so different. Mainly because our skin is so different, and for so many reasons. What we eat, the type of skin care regimen we keep, how well you clean your brushes, the particles in the air around us, genetics etc., all have some say on our skin. What works for me may not work for you. Hell, what works for me now may not work for me in a few years.
You get the point. But for product/content sake I will push through with our eye cream beauty wars review.
Let’s begin with the brands claims:
MAC Fast Response Eye Cream is $32.00 &
Lift & Luminate Eye Cream retails at $21.00 (@Target) &
Revitalizes, lifts and brightens skin
Visibly reduces the appearance of crow’s feet
Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
Skin around eyes looks tighter and more toned
Let’s see how both products measure up to our (my) senses!
Category: Packaging (sight)
And the winner isssss
Yea. I really wanted to go with MAC on this one. It’s been a while since I’ve purchased my Fast Response Eye Cream and I thought I remembered it coming in a sleek, small, and thin black box. I must’ve been projecting my love for most MAC product packaging onto this cream because clearly….there’s nothing too special about the box it comes in. Same goes for No7.I guess they keep it simple because it’s skin care which I can understand. Even still, this round ends in a tie like Mark so beautifully lipped for us.
Category: Texture (touch)
So as you can see No7’s eye cream looks more like lotion or an actual cream. While the look of MAC’s Eye Cream reminds me more of a serum. Strangely enough , looks aside, MAC feels more like a cream and NO7 is lighter like a serum.Go figure.
Because No7 is lotion like it goes on white and you have to make sure you rub it in. MAC’s eye cream is a bit thicker and seems to be a little greasier for lack of a better word. However, it goes on clear and it does fine with light pats. You don’t really want to get into the habit of rubbing anything under your eyes as the skin there is very sensitive and you’ll regret it in the end.
When applying both products to my face MAC feels really good going on. It’s probably the caffeine in the formula. NO7 doesn’t feel bad…it just feels like lotion.
And the texture winner issssss:
Before I get started here, let me just say that I love a cosmetic product that smells good. Lippies that smell like cake. Shadows that smell like peaches. They are the real MVPs(most valuable products) in my opinion. With that being said…this category was pretty easy. MAC’s products smell like a little piece of a cloud escaped from heaven and slid past your nostrils. It’s faint, it’s sweet, it’s something you enjoy applying, and a smell you can’t get enough of because it’s here and then it’s gone. The eye cream is no different.
NO7 attempted a sweet nostril cloud aroma but ended up being more like a little semi-sweet piece of nostril clay.
In all fairness. When not side by side with MAC goodness it doesn’t smell all that bad. It’s like a skin care cream that they tried to make sweeter. But it still smells like a skin care product if that makes any sense. So yea.
The Beauty Wars Aroma winner issssss
Category: Functionality & size
Both MAC & NO7 we’re thoughtful enough to add a thin nozzle to the end of the tube which makes the application around the eye a lot easier and less stressful. As far as size goes they both have 15ml /0.5 US fL Oz. Also important but not necessarily relevant to the category..both products have a life of 6 months.
Our Functionality and Size winner isssss
Off topic how adorable is this baby! OMG those cheeks.
On topic: Another tie!
Last Category Performance & Price:
I feel like it’s a little foul of me to combine these two categories because clearly No7 wins in the price department coming in at $21.99. VS MAC’s eye cream which retails at $32.00. However, we’re already at 800 words so……… But As far as performance goes MAC is the better eye cream. Which at over $30 it should be. I applied both products to an eye at the start of this review and my MAC eye is slightly less puffy. Mind you, as I got older, weirdly enough, my top eye lid is starting give me more of a bag issue. Well, right above my lid. While neither product completely rid me of the issue I definitely saw more results with MAC.
& So Our Beauty Wars Eye Cream winner issssss
MAC’s acceptance speech:
I honestly feel a little bad about this one. That’s much like putting Whitney Houston (RIP) in a singing competition with Halle Berry. Halle never said she could sing! NO7 doesn’t make the “fast acting” de-puffing claims that MAC does. As a matter of fact, NO7 says you see results within 4 weeks of using the product regularly. That was kind of an unfair fight. Now, MAC is the bomb.com . I can’t take that from them. But in closing I’d like to say that No7 is not a bad product.
I actually use my No7 eye cream every morning in conjunction with my No7 lift and luminate serum. It’s no MAC, but it’s affordable and I don’t cringe every time I apply it thinking of having to get another tube. I reserve my fast response for my bridal clients and special occasions. So it’s not a horrible idea to have both in your beauty arsenal.
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