"At bedtime, I put Crisco on one half of my face (did I just say that) and Crème de La Mer on the other. (The creator of La Mer is probably rolling over in his grave right now.)
Cut to 9 hrs later. The La Mer side was plumper, and perhaps slightly softer than the Crisco side, but in my magnifying mirror, the pores on the La Mer side looked clogged (bigger).
The Crisco side was much firmer and had no clogged pores."
Here's a post that I came across comparing Crisco (you know the vegetable shortening) with the coveted Creme de La Mer which costs almost a leg. I'm just both surprised and kind of in awe.
First, of all, who's idea was it to smear Crisco on your face and actually thought it would work? I'm kinda skeptical yet actually curious just to see if it'll do me any miracle. But according to the reviews on MakeupAlley.com, Crisco seemed to be getting positive and glowing reviews from users averaging 4.5 lippies. Granted, less people (in comaparison to La Mer's reviews) have actually tried using this product as a moisturizer (face or body). But then again, I never really heard about it until now.
I've never tried La Mer nor justified to buy a $130 teeny tub of moisturizer for that matter. I'm usually open to cheaper alternatives (that works) with skincare. However, I still don't know how I feel about slathering vegetable shortening on my face while I sleep.
Has anyone tried using Crisco as an alternative to moisturizer? If you have, what were your experiences with it? If you haven't, would you try it?