Fantastic middle-of-the-road brow product. You're not going to go full Glossier Boy Brow with it, nor will you just get the taming of a clear gel. This packs more oomph. It adds a bit of volume thanks to the fibers and helps out with sparse areas. I do use a pencil beforehand, but this makes it more 3D and believable.
It lasts all day and (perhaps more importantly) doesn't shed little dark fibers everywhere. No issues with transfer or product movement on my face. This is an overall lesser known brand but they put out some great products--I love the brow-centric focus.
This is properly flexible lip tint. Go for gradients, a washed out look, full-on color. It's capable of all of it! Probably the best part is how it wears over time: it appears to fade evenly and not patchy. I can apply it and check in a few hours later and see that, while it may be slightly worn away, my lips still have a consistent wash of color.
The texture matches up with it's name well--it's definitely velvety! I'm glad they've recently expanded their range. I have No.5 and it pulls just a bit orange on me, so I'm hoping to explore more of their reds.
First off, set expectations pretty low. People get injections because they work, and you're certainly hear about it if a topical product could beat them. That said, this is a good product that will add a bit of plump to a thin lip. I have a disproportionately thin upper lip and will sometimes apply this and let it work its magic. The difference is there--minor plumping but it's a noticeable difference on me. I've not counted the hours that plump stays around, but anticipate re-applying it if you're looking for that plump all night or all day.
And it does tingle/burn some, but as they say, the burn says it's working! It also leaves a nice, relatively not sticky glossy look to the lips.
No frills, no frizz. This is a great daily straightener--it's a workhorse. The temperature range is good, it heats up very quickly, and has never let me down. Plus it's so cheap! I've used it for both straightening and curls, and while I need to work on my curl game, it's quite good at both.
And I can confirm that automatic shutoff works after an hour! I'm...sometimes forgetful, as the few burn marks from a previous straightener can attest to. While I usually remember to shut this off, I love knowing that it won't be creating a dangerous situation for me.
I think I got a dud, or this is the wettest of wet eyeliners. It never fails to bleed on my lids, no matter how fast I streak that thing across my eyelid. I'll give it credit (hence 2 stars), it's very black and dries down very black. Blackest black. That's great, but when my neat, tiny wing becomes a 747...can't do it!
Kept it stored tip up, but sometimes when I took off the lid, there would be a black bubble of liner popping out. So, so wet. Maybe I'll give it another shot in the future, but I'm pretty happy with my other options at the moment.
Pleasantly surprised that a warmer powder like this really works on me. It's a gentle, easily blendable warmth. I'll use it around the edges of my face after contouring with the cooler shade in Kat von D's Shade + Light palette. Very soft, light powder that works so well with a soft, fluffy brush.
And then there's the smell. I love it! I don't usually buy into gimmicky scents, but every time I use it I find it so delightful. It's a cocoa scent that isn't overpowering and doesn't stick around, but is so great when you're applying.
Acne, Large Pores, Puffiness, Fine Lines & Wrinkles
I bought this on a whim at TJ Maxx and as soon as I got home I had the moment of, "wait a second, this is going to be way too dark on me." Nope, it's actually great.
For the light colors, I was surprised at how smooth the formula is. Lucid is the perfect gentle matte highlight tone for me. Lyric is good if you have any leftover dark circles or want to set your undereye concealer. Levitation is kind of this blush-but-not coral-pink that can add a little warmth to the face without going crazy on blush.
I appreciate that Sombre is on the cooler side--it meshes so well with my neutral skin so long as I use a light hand and less densely-packed brush. Shadowplay is too warm for me most of the year, but can help warm me up after I've gained a little summer color (but not much summer color, sunscreen-4-life). Subconscious I use as an eyeshadow! It's a little too dark for me, even with the lightest of touches, but it makes a great crease color.
Wonderful palette, great formula. I'd recommend it to folks of all tones.
Acne, Large Pores, Puffiness, Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Is it that bad I'm just not into this brush? Sure, it technically works, but it's not exactly "deluxe". Maybe mine was already in poor shape when I received it, but the bristles are all a mess and a few have come out--I've not even used it a week! I'm storing it upright and away from other brushes. The bristles are a bit wiry and seem easy to shed. There are better options out there.
A classic. Everyone needs one (or more) of these little bullets. It's a great formula--lasts some time and stays bright and even. Russian Red is such a classy red, and it never, ever fails to get me compliments. However, it's a best to apply it with a lip brush (and maybe with some lip liner) to keep your lines clean--it can be a bit smudgy in application. Or maybe I'm just terrible at applying red lipstick. It can also smudge during the day, but I'm pretty careless and that's likely more on me than the lipstick.
Then there's Velvet Teddy. A classic brown-rose that compliments a number of skin tones. Love swiping this on when I'm rushing out of the house. I also own Kinda Sexy but it's anything but sexy on me: it pulls very coral/orange on my lips and it's finally occurring to me that coral is just NOT my look.
It's a good formula that's not really TOO anything, in a good way: not too drying, not too glossy, not too difficult to apply. Worth it, even more worth it when on sale, or with minis.