I gotta say, I'm really impressed with this powder. It's one of the few colored setting powders that I can use more than one shade in and it doesn't look at all cakey. I just hate the packaging though. It's bulky and I hate that you can't remove the sifter to get at the last bit of remaining product.
I bought this palette because 1. It's a Naked palette and I have all the other Naked palettes, lol and 2. it's unlike any other palette I own since it's all warm tones with no other pops of color. The shadows are the same great Urban Decay quality that are very pigmented and blendable. The only downfall is most of the colors look too similar and therefore I feel the number of looks you can get with this are pretty limited. Pretty much all of the looks on YouTube pretty much all look very similar no matter what shades are used.
Review for: Fair (ultra porcelain, fairest of the fair)
I bought this when it debuted on QVC in a TSV. At first I wasn't real crazy about it, but that was because I was applying it with the included brush. I now find that I prefer to apply it with a damp beauty blender or my Real Techniques Multi-Tasking face brush. I wouldn't say it's full coverage like it claims, more like a solid medium. For fuller coverage I like to apply my bareMinerals foundation over it with a damp beauty blender as well. It's also nice that this has SPF 50.
I wanted so badly to love this printer, but when compared to an inkjet printer the print quality just doesn't compare. Dye sublimation printing just doesn't print out detail and contrast all that well (for instance, a person's hair looks (to me anyway) like it was colored in with a Sharpie), and people in pictures often look sickly printed from the Selphy. The colors on the inkjet just look much more true to life and all the detail is there. However, I think this would be a good printer for scrapbookers who often print out collages where the pictures are smaller. I'm just an old school archivist who just likes to print out pictures and put them in an old fashioned photo album, so I want my 4x6 pictures to look their very best and inkjet just gives me that. I just ordered an Epson PictureMate PM-400 for my photo printing needs, because honestly printing out photos on my big inkjet printer can be cumbersome since I have to take out my regular letter size paper and put in the photo paper.
The taste is great but boy these are dry AF. Such a shame because I love just about anything lemon and poppy seed flavor. If you're looking for a crumb cake that's super moist like the Hostess or Little Debbie, you won't find it here.
I so wanted to love this but the rum taste was just way too strong. My mother even commented that it tasted like lighter fluid. I did, however, loved how moist it was and the walnuts were a nice touch. The taste was just way too boozy. I much prefer the chocolate one over this. The rum taste is still there but much lighter. I still want badly to try the other flavors.
And while the alcohol burns off, I wouldn't recommend serving this to kids. They might not appreciate or like the strong rum taste.
I liked this much better than the Original. I just felt the Original tasted too boozy. I feel this is more balanced. You get a rich chocolate flavor (this cake is almost BLACK lol) and you get the rum taste and they just both compliment each other very well. What I can't get over though is how MOIST these cakes are (the Original as well). I thought they'd be super dry and dense but they're not. They're nice and moist and spongy. I'd still like to try the other flavors though.
I only have one Tarte palette and it's the Showstopper palette, I'm usually not compelled to buy much of their other palettes because I feel like they're all the same: Browns and plums. I saw this with all the bright colors and I was like "MINE!" It's just so different from all their other palettes. I love neutrals, but I love to play with bold colors as well, and while these shades are bolder, they're still subtle. All of these colors apply beautifully, some even take on a duo-chrome effect when applied wet. The highlighter in the center didn't perform well at all as a face highlighter but I like to use it in the inner corner sometimes. And while it was great that they included a matte transition color, I would have liked for at least a couple more mattes for more complete looks. I would have preferred that over the face highlighter. So unfortunately, you may have to pull in other palettes for more complete looks. But in general I think this is an awesome palette and it's great to see Tarte step out of their neutral/purple comfort zone. I'd love to see a follow-up to this palette that's a little more comprehensive.
This is probably the best Covergirl foundation I've ever tried, and they have a few good ones (ones I really like are TruBlend, Clean, and Outlast 3 in 1). It gives a beautiful solid medium (not full like it claims) and a nice natural satin finish. It also feels like NOTHING on my skin! I tried this with a silicone primer, alone, and with the Becca Backlight Priming Filter, and I prefer this with a silicone primer. It just looks much better IMO. I find that it tends to accentuate my pores without a silicone primer. It loses a star because of the shade selection. While I tend to like Covergirl foundations, they really need to expand their range. I need something a little more yellow-toned and their shade ranges run too pink. I have thought of trying a foundation mixer with it but I'm afraid it will alter the formula and won't look or feel as nice. CG just needs an overhaul of their shade range, period.