This palette is very subpar to say the least. The best thing about it is the blush shade and depending on your skin tone it can honestly come off to look very cheap and bubble gum like. He contour is very powdery and patchy. It is far too cool and looks streaky. The highlight is very powdery and unless applied in a very concentrated amount with a very dense brush, or finger, it looks chalky. Almost zero glow comes from the highlight. It’s very hard to pick up with a fan brush and applies very poorly.
I absolutely love this product! The contour shade is not too cool toned and doesn’t apply too heavily (which I find to be an issue with a lot of contour shades). The highlighting shade is great for baking or applying with a brush to highlighted areas. It doesn’t grab or look patchy and dry. The consistency of the powders is incredibly smooth.
As far as drugstore setting powders go, this one is my fav!! It’s perfect for baking and setting the whole face. When I use this product I notice that my oils don’t seep through my makeup and my makeup really does last so much longer. It doesn’t get cackey or drying when using it to bake either. It doesn’t settle into my fine lines and leaves a smooth seamless finish to the skin.
I have been in search of a sheer foundation to even put my skin tone and this product does the trick. It is pretty sheer but is able to even out redness amazingly. It can also be built up for a light-medium coverage. Something else that is nice is that it can be applied with either a brush or a sponge and it comes with 1.5oz of product so you don’t use it up too quickly and a little goes a long way. It is a very luminous finish and doesn’t really dry down. It’s definitely best set with a powder to help lock it in place. Once set it really does look like skin and gives a beautiful evened out look to the applied area. The one downfall for me is that the wear time for this product isn’t too long. I find that I have to reapply powder quite a bit throughout the day and it does like to settle into forehead creases and smile lines. A positive though is that even though it starts to wear off throughout the day it isn’t noticeable. Since it is such a sheer product it doesn’t crack or flake away. For my no makeup makeup days this is definitely my go to!
I have oily skin and I had heard wonders about this foundation so I really wanted to love it. Light weight, full coverage, low price...all total selling points for me. Unfortunately, it wasn’t as big a hit as I had wished.
The first day I wore it with my regular primers- too faced hangover rx and the tarte smooth slate. I applied it with a beauty blender and automatically had issues. It was like it wouldn’t stick onto my skin. It would blend out nice and then if I ran back over an area it would pick the foundation up. On top of that it started to gather around my mouth as if it were separating and building up. I also had an issue with it on my forehead as it blended out very patchy. Throughout the day I noticed my face got extremely oily and it separated completely on my cheeks. Within only a few hours it had also worn off my nose. I was at work all day and inside so i had my ch higher expectations for its wear time.
The second day I wore this foundation I decided to try a different primer. This time I used s blurring primer from Maybelline and I applied it everywhere. This time when I applied the foundation it wasn’t patchy and it blended out great. Much better than the day before. It’s wear time was a bit longer than the day before; however, it did still wear off my nose.
Overall this foundation isn’t terrible but it also isn’t great. With the right primers I think it’s okay but it definitely wasn’t something I wanted to wear. I did end up returning it because I knew there were better foundations that didn’t need working with to make them work.
I have very sparse eyebrow hairs so a thick pencil isn’t the best pick for my specific needs. However, the formula is nice and it isn’t patchy at all. Even fully sharpened it was hard to draw individual hairs and make my eyebrows look not fully drawn on. One thing I really didn’t like was that the brush was a bunch of bristles kind of like those used to separate eyelashes. It wasn’t as easy to use as a spoolie and was a little rough.
The Pomade: The color is very nice and they have a good amount of shades to select from. At first it was a little hard to get into, I had to really get the brush in there to get any product on it. Once you get the product working it’s not too bad. Not the smoothest, so you have to dip in quite a few times to finish one brow. It also drags a little bit on the skin and can come off a little patchy.
The Brush: For what it is it isn’t too bad. The bristles aren’t the softest but they’re doable. They are a little long and the brush is a little wide which makes being super precise a little difficult. Th spoolie is good and does spread out the product. Compared to others though it is a little rough. It’s also kind of cheap... both ends of the brush came off kind of easily.
Overall it isn’t a bad product, it definitely gets the job done. There are better alternatives out there though.
This is my all time favorite brow pencil. It’s super smooth, not waxy or patchy. It’s also blends out great. Because of the wide flat shape of the pencil it makes it so easy to fill in and shape your brows. The spooky on the end is also very soft which I personally like because it blends out the product so softly
This product is very easy to apply and is super creamy and smooth. It’s completely smudge proof and lasts all day long. It’s best stored upside down, if not it will dry out. I’ve had mine for almost a year now and it’s still not even half way gone. You only need very very little because it goes such a long way. I do wish that I had a thinner angled brush to use with it to create more hair like strokes and that I had purchased a color a tad lighter.