I was excited to try this. It reminded me shape wise of the Anastasia Beverly Hills pencil that I like. The color was off, for medium brown, it seemed very dark and too warm. The pencil went on very dark and it was hard to get natural, hairlike strokes. I think this would be good for someone who likes a very dark, bold brow, not a natural feathery one. I also noticed that it seemed to smudge a bit while it was on. Overall this was a pass for me.
I love the packaging for this mascara! It is a nice mascara, I'm happy I got to try it. I do prefer a very dramatic lash look so this fell a little on the natural side for me. It is a very soft mascara meaning it won't make your lashes feel too stiff, but it was a little too soft for me and I felt like my lashes wouldn't hold as much of a curl with it as usual.
This is a really pretty palette. I took a star off for the "highlight" shades, which are way too garish and something I would never wear on my hair skin as an actual highlight, but the shadows are gorgeous. They are very high pigment and blend nicely. I really like the matte peach on the "warm" side of the palette to use as a transition color.
This product is amazing! It removes my eye makeup so well, there is literally not a trace of eyeliner or mascara on my eye when I wake up in the morning after using this. It also seems to condition my eyelashes, they feel so soft and supple after using this. It's a little oily but in a nice way, it doesn't leave my skin or vision blurry after using it, the skin around my eyes just feels nice and refreshed and hydrated! I love Charlotte's line and packaging too. The bottle looks so pretty on my counter, I feel like I'm an old school Hollywood Starlet when I use these products, which is always fun! I would absolutely repurchase.
I love this eyeliner! The texture is so nice, it is unlike any eye liner that I have ever tried. It truly does have a powder feel and glides onto the eye so nicely - no tugging or pulling. As a professional makeup artist, this is a staple in my kit. I use it a lot for lining the lower lashline, where I often want a softer, more smoky effect. I love this shade too - it's kind of an ashy, smoky brown which gives great definition without being black. I will repurchase this - Charlotte's products are the best - very well made and have a definite luxury feel to them!
As a pro mua, this is an absolute staple in my kit. I love knowing that if this was the only thing I had, I could do a complete look with it! I have even mixed a client's foundation color with this palette! Make Up Forever is so high quality and I love that they cater to a professional makeup artist but consumers can use their products easily as well.
Honestly this is just a high end Benzoyl Peroxide treatment. It dried my skin out tremendously and I didn't care for the texture. I do like Benzoyl Peroxide in my ingredients to fight acne but I prefer using it in a lower percentage (2.5% which can be found in a few other brands) to minimize irritation and dryness. I bought this from Nordstrom and sadly had to send it back.
I really, REALLY wanted to like these. I love the feminine packaging, convenience, price and the fact that they don't have bad chemicals in them. However, I gave them a try and I was really disappointed. I ordered the regular and light options, as those absorbencies were all I have needed in the past with other brands. The first thing I noticed was that the applicator was tricky to figure out. I popped a few of the tampons out of the applicator by mistake because the slightest amount of too much pressure when you expand the applicator to use it does that (making them unusable because you can't get them back into the applicator).
Maybe I got a bad batch or something because I tried a whole box and none of them seemed to get a little bigger (horizontally or vertically) and absorb like other tampons do..it stayed the same size and slid out more and as I wore them and got really uncomfortable. I have also never had a leak before using other tampons, as I don't have a heavy flow, but I used a Lola tampon, wore white shorts without a second thought, and had the worst leak ever. It was really embarrassing! Overall, I wouldn't recommend these, although I see that other people have had good luck with them - not sure if I am doing something wrong (maybe I needed a higher absorbency?) or maybe I got a bad batch?
I'm a total mascara junkie. I picked this up thinking it would probably be just another "ok" mascara to add to my pile, but OMG it is so amazing. I'll start off by saying my preference for mascara is NOT a natural look..I like them to look as long, thick and black as possible, I love the look of faux lashes. This gives me all of that. The pigment on this is probably the most rich black I have ever seen in a mascara. It instantly defines my eyes because it's so dark. The plush brush really packs on the product at the root of the lashes, which I love because it is there that you need the most definition and then it's not clumpy at the roots. It's easy to build layers of this mascara too. I don't notice any clumping, flaking or smudging. And it's so easy to remove too! I would rate this an A+, my favorite mascara in my collection right now.