I received red for me—I’d describe it as a blue-red, very bright and dense color. The formula isn’t the kind that dries down very matte; it will transfer and smudge. It doesn’t feel moisturizing, but not uncomfortably dry either. The color did last several hours though. For the price it’s a decent lipstick.
This is a great mask if you're accustomed to chemical exfoliation. The only time I had a painful experience was when I had tried a retinoid the same week--the bottle is pretty explicit about not mixing the two, but I was an idiot and did it anyway. Otherwise it's been a great exfoliating mask for me using it once a week.
I'm an absolute convert. I started using this while I was taking systemic medication for mild cystic acne--once the prescription treatment was over, I continued using this serum and I never had a recurrence of cystic acne. I won't attribute the elimination of cystic acne to the serum, but I do think it has helped me maintain my skin's clarity. I still get the occasional pimple but they are normal pimples that go away within a day or two. This serum is a staple.
I don't like powdering my whole face, so I mostly just use this to set concealer (which I don't always use). It's fine--I notice a difference when I use it but not enough for me to bother using it everyday. I'm not a "done" make-up person, so powder is just not something I will ever be excited about. It's fine!
This is the first time I've seen this type of applicator in a brow product and I think it's pretty genius for hair-like strokes. I recommend testing it on your hand first just to see what kind of pressure and angle works best. The pen works great on the front of the brows where you have lots of space. I struggled, though, to figure out a good way to do the tail end of brows without just drawing a dense line. So for me this is kind of a specialty product and not a does-it-all brow product. The hair strokes look great, but I need a regular pencil or pomade to finish.
I received this product for free for testing purposes. Update: I tried it again today and liked it a lot more. I used really light pressure and was able to fill in the whole brow that way without creating a dense block of color.
My absolute favorite moisturizer. It's definitely thick, but I never feel oily wearing it during the day. It works really well with makeup too. I never would have ever considered spending this much on a moisturizer before but I'm almost out of my first jar and totally prepared to buy another.