This brush is good for getting shadow really close to the lash line. I like the 266 brush better for sharp winged liner, though. This brush tends to feather out and become a little wider with use. So, i would stick to tight liner at the lash line or smoked out liner.
This brush is great if you want to pack on glitters, creams, or pigments. It is amazing for liquid products like concealer when cutting the crease. Although it can be used for powder and liquid, I would recommend if more for liquid to cream products. It is a little stiffer than most MAC brushes, but that is what makes it so great for cut crease work.
These are hands down my favorite blushes and formulas. They truly do last 12+ hours on me. There is a great color selection, and there is a color for everyone. They are build-able and easily blended. With a variety of finishes, there is infinite possibilities when it comes to switching up looks. They pick up easily on the brush so it isn't one of those powders with a hard top layer that needs to be dug through.
The color is absolutely beautiful! The product performance is really nice and soft. It is a wash of color that builds nicely into a strong vibrant purplish-rose tone. It's beautiful on medium/medium tan/ to medium deep skin tones. The only issue that I have is that the blush has a really funny smell. It is really off putting, so much so that I choose to reach for other blushes instead of this one.
This was a great under eye primer for my dry, under eyes. I don't recommend it for all over the face if you have combo/normal skin. It does have the tendency to make the skin look and feel a little oily. If you have dry skin it would work really nicely. It makes the under eye look really smooth and perfected.
This was an amazing product for the first week that I used it. It blurred and filled in fine lines and pores, plus it mattified. It was a combo/normal girls dream. Then reality set in. I don't know why it stopped working for me, but literally after using this product a week, it did. The only element that remained was the mattifying one. It mattified on contact, but I didn't find that it did anything for oil control throughout the day. My issues with oiliness pretty much remained the same.
The scent is everything, that is, if you like coconut! The product itself is equally great. I do like it more for those who have dry skin like me. If you have dry skin, it great as a skin prep before you apply your makeup. It leaves a slight bit of stickiness across the skin that leads you to believe that the makeup will adhere better. It is great after makeup completion, as well. It takes away any powdery look and adds a bit of hydration to the skin. I mean, a drink of water hydration. When I had more combo/normal skin, I found this product to be overly hydrating and cause my makeup to move. I found that it made me get oilier faster to, but now that my skin is dry, I absolutely love this product.
I have several of these eyeshadows and I love them all. The color payoff is what you would expect from a highend brand. It is one of the top notch drug store eyeshadows. The product is creamy and smooth. It's easy to apply and very opaque. The shimmer shades are very intense and rich. I love doing eye looks with these shadows. They are easily blended and I like the packaging. They are like pressed pigments in a small container, which adds to the ease of use. They are pressed so tightly in the container that they don't kick up a lot of product like most loose shadows would. So, it isn't as messy of a product to use.
Let's face it, this IS the OG primer for so many people including myself. When I had combo/normal skin, this worked great as an eyeshadow primer and in extreme cases as a base to keep my makeup attached to my nose. It did make my shadows more vibrant and last all day. My only issue is that my skin is very dry now. Because this product dries down so matte across the eyelids, it creates dry patches on my lids. When the dry patches form, shadow tends to cling to those dry areas and cause my eyeshadow to look patchy. Also, this product doesn't layer well on top of itself. It is best to use the exact amount that you need on your eyelid at one time. If you allow one layer to dry and then go in with another layer, the product will immediately become patchy as you try to blend it out. It's almost as if the two layers aren't melting into one another, but instead creating two separate layers.