I wouldn't say this is the greatest primer or the worst, but I find it's okay. It doesn't give me any radiance, but it's slightly tacky, so my foundation sticks to it. If you want something luminous, I would recommend the Becca Backlight primer.
I wouldn't say that this gives an outrageous glow, but just the right amount for my combination skin. I've used this mixed in with foundation and before putting on my foundation, but I find it looks best mixed into the foundation. Also, it helps to lighten up foundations that are too dark, which is awesome because I tan really dark during the summer, but this allows me to use my summer foundation in the cooler months.
I've always had really dark circles, and trying to find an eye cream that battles this issue has been difficult. I've tried so many eye creams ranging from drugstore to high end, but I find that this eye cream has had the best results. It's also moisturizing, but not too moisturizing where my under eyes feel oily. I also love that this eye color is so reasonable. It's around $16 at Ulta and you can use the 20% or $3.50 off coupon on this.
This is honestly an underrated translucent powder. It leaves a beautiful and flawless finish under my eyes, and it keeps my combination skin matte all day. In comparison to other high end powders, this one is reasonably priced at $25. I also find that this is better than the Laura Mercier powder!
I bought into the whole idea of a rotating barrel, but I found that there is a serious learning curve with this product. First, the clamp leaves a crimp in your hair, and sure you can fix that, but that's more time spent on doing my hair that I didn't feel like doing. Second, it doesn't hold a curl in my hair very well. I find that curling wands are a whole lot easier to use.
On the other hand, the Chi Arc definitely looks like good quality and it's beautiful to look at, but it wasn't worth the price tag for me. I decided to return it and continued to use my cheaper curling wands, which works amazingly.
Review for: Kat Von D Lock-It Setting Powder 0.67 oz more...
I knew before purchasing that this powder has shimmer in it, and I honestly didn't know how it would work with my oily skin, but I decided to give it a shot since some YouTubers were raving about it. It was best decision ever! I love the finish it gives my undereye area, and it keeps me matte all day long. It beats the Laura Mercier translucent powder!
I've been anxiously awaiting the release on this, and once it was released on Ulta's website, I ordered it. I could hardly wait for it to arrive in the mail. The day it came in, I swatched it and it swatched beautifully. Then, I tried to apply it and it was absolutely terrible. There was hardly any pigmentation and there was glitter fall out everywhere. In fact, it showed texture on my cheekbones I never knew I had. I'm going to try applying this wet and seeing how it performs that way. If that doesn't work, it's going back to the store.