although i prefer maybelline’s colossal big shot mascara, i do enjoy this product. it gives my lashes decent volume and makes them look very black! it doesn’t seem to smudge under my eyes, and it’s fairly buildable
i bought this a couple years back when everyone was raving about it but didn’t end up understanding the hype. i was unimpressed with the volume that it provided. maybelline’s lash sensational mascara gave me far more volume as well as length. it’s not necessarily a bad mascara, but i think i there are much better ones out there
this is currently my favvvvvv masacra at the moment. i was using l’oreal lash paradise before this and truly thought nothing could beat it. when my lash paradise dried out, i decided to pick up this mascara and was pleasantly surprised. i find that this gives me so much volume, and the wand coats each individual lash so well. it layers quite well, and lasts all day. i highly recommend this mascara if you are wanting dark and voluminous lashes!
wowowow i cannot say enough good things about this product. it does wonders for my 2b/3a (& sometimes 3b) curls. it moisturizers and defines them so well. it’s not too heavy (in fact, it’s quite liquidy and lightweight) and gives my hair so much bounce! and even though it’s not exactly drugstore pricing, i think it’s totally worth it!
as someone with oily skin, i looooooove this toner. it does very well at controlling my oil without drying out my skin. it also really feels like it’s giving my face an extra cleanse, and i love that it’s almost an entirely natural product! i will say that it has a bit of a funky smell at first, but you get used to it.
i could probably right an essay on this powder. this is, without a doubt, my ride or die setting powder. i don’t know how more people aren’t talking about it. This powder is like magic. it keeps my face matte all day and causes my makeup to stay on perfectly until i take it off..even after 8-12 hour days. that being said, my favorite thing about this powder is that it makes your face look airbrushed. i don’t know how it does it but when pushed into the skin with a damp sponge, it immediately makes my base makeup look 10x better. it’s basically facetune in a powder, and i can’t get enough of it!!! it also comes with a lot of product (2.3 oz.) and is insanely inexpensive!
If I’m being honest, this is one of the best sponges I’ve used. It’s incredibly lightweight and porous, making it very squishy - perfect for blending out liquid products. And of course, it’s teardrop shape is, in my opinion, the absolute best design for a face sponge. That being said, I believe ecotools, along with many other brands, have proven that this sponge’s $20 price point is no longer worth it. There are several sponges on the market (ecotools, maybelline, l’oréal, morphe) that perform the exact same to the original beauty blender pro, while being only a fraction of the price. Furthermore, in my experience, this sponge lasts just as long as any of its alternatives. Therefore, I’d much rather spend $5 on a sponge every two months than $20. Is the beauty blender a fantastic sponge? Absolutely! But is it the only one of its kind? No.
As someone with acne prone skin, I’ve tried countless cleansers, hoping to find one that truly works. My dermatologist suggested this to me a few years ago, and it was the only cleanser I had tried up to that point that actually made a difference with my skin. It 100% helped control my face’s oil production without overdrying my skin. It’s also so gentle on the skin, which is really perfect for cleansing without irritating my blemishes. Though this product is not entirely reliable for clearing up my skin (as most of my acne is hormone related,) it has certainly helped maintain my skin’s clarity!
I really enjoyed this leave in for my longer hair. I found that it moisturized my curls really well and gave them decent definition. I do think it weighed down my 2b/3a hair just slightly despite its seemingly thin formula. Now that I have shorter, shoulder length hair, it seems to weigh my curls down a bit too much. That being said, I do think it works great for longer curls and probably equally wonderful for slightly tighter curls :)