I believe this was one of the first palettes I got when first getting into makeup. Although I hardly ever reach for this bad boy, it has been extremely handy! So many colors, and very blendable for the price. Yes it's slightly powdery, but let's be real, this is a great buy. I practiced many looks not only for Halloween, but I did friends' proms and special events using this palette. I also use this to create makeup looks for the Dance Team I teach for their shows. I'm a neutrals girl when it comes to my own eye looks and have since moved into the Urban Decay palettes, but when I need some color, this is my go-to.
I, like many others, trotted into Sephora to pick up my birthday present March 2013 and a sample size was gifted to me. I find it to be a little drying for my skin. I do have to really warm the product up and blend a lot for it to not look too shimmer-dense.The color is a little weird for my light pink complexion. A little too yellow-based depending on the foundation I'm wearing.
As a lip care product, no. As a tinted lip balm, no. I can't even believe how horrible this looked on my lips. Even when I didn't have chapped lips, the shimmers (which by the way are way too big) packed on and settled into my lip creases. Sigh. I did not like this at all.
I tried a sample of this when I was rushing to get out the door and my skin was hot and red. This definitely cooled my skin down. I feel like this would be an amazing summertime drugstore moisturizer. It cools the skin from the sun and adds moisture.
I love my Mia 2! First Clarisonic I've ever used. I love all the features. It cleans my skin right up and exfoliates for me. The battery life between uses/charges is exceptional! The timing for each zone on the face is great and convenient. You can customize how often and when you use this tool. I think it optimizes your normal cleaners and exfoliators. The brush heads are quite expensive but I go on groupon and find cheaper compatible brush heads.
If you have nice toned moisturized bronzy skin, then I think you would like this. I have a pale dry bumpy skin texture on my legs during the winter and this stuff was no good for me. All that shimmer built up on my dry patches, especially in the lines of my knees. Didn't enjoy it as a moisturizer either. Plenty of better products out there.
This product is pretty good at what it does. It's quite gentle. It takes a little working and rubbing to get out certain mascaras. Then it's a bit of a pain to get that oil based residue off the eye area.