I was just itching to buy something at the MAC store. I was at a mini-makeover a few weeks ago with my coworker and while she was making her purchases, I spied this:
It’s a spray pump. I asked the makeup artist how much it was. $12 CAD ($10 USD). Against my better judgement, I said, “I’ll take it.” I’m now the proud owner of a $12 spray pump from MAC.
I must admit, I’m a bit of a spray pump connoisseur. Whenever I come across a product with a nice fine mist, I either save the pump or the whole bottle (so far, my favourite spray pumps are from the Sukin toner and an old John Frieda Root Awakening Spray). I’ve also purchased countless empty spray bottles from the dollar store or health food store. But none of them cost me more than $3.
This puppy is made in France! Assembled in Canada! This explains why it’s $12. Only the bag is made in China. [how fun is the word “PUMPSPENDER”?]
Apparently this fits MAC’s travel bottles, which I also own. I do really like their travel bottles – they don’t leak and don’t retain odours, and mine have lasted for years (they cost $12 for a pair). The travel bottle comes with a flip top, and it switches easily to the spay pump with a perfect fit:
The tube is a bit long for the travel bottle but it’s quite flexible so it can bend to accommodate or it can be trimmed to fit. The spray pump comes with a clear cap – perfect for travel. So, how does this $12 spray pump perform? *drumroll*
Unfortunately, not very well. It splatters and sprays in blotches rather than delivering a fine even mist:
SO disappointing! I’m toying with the idea of returning it, but I really dislike returning stuff. In reality, the spray functions just fine – I’m just being picky. For $12 though, I can be picky. All I can say is, at least I didn’t buy any makeup while I was at the MAC store! I was behind enemy lines and I did NOT succumb to temptations.
If you’re in the market for either the spray pump or travel bottle, they’re usually hanging out by the cash register on a spinner display at freestanding MAC stores.
What impulsive purchase have you made lately? 😛
(And NO, I did not buy the 137 Long Blending Brush! I think I’m over it now.)