It comes with two different highlighter textures and finishes. Mean Money (left side of the compact, top swatch) is a soft and subtle satin finish powder that you can use when you want that low-key glow from within look. Mean Money is more of a glow powder than a highlighter, in my opinion. Hu$tla Baby (right side of the compact, bottom swatch) is a soft powder but it has a very high-shine pigmentation. This is perfect for days you want to chanel the outer space cause your highlighter is lit and beaming.
There is a little fall out from the powders, but that is typical on any soft-pressed powder. The highlighter applies nicely on the skin, whether you want a natural or beaming glow. It is also long-wearing. It stays put for an entire day (between 8-10 hours) without losing its luminosity. It is not cakey and sits nicely on top of the skin.
The packaging itself, in my opinion, is worth $32. Now lets talk about the product itself. It is a soft pink cream that is lightweight and has a similar texture to a moisturizer, which I like. It feels soft on the skin when applied and it does not feel too matte. Sometimes magnifying primers, such as Rimmel Stay Matte (the only one I owned prior to this Fenty Beauty Primer), while it holds makeup well during extremely hot temperatures, it feels tight on the skin because it is too mattifying (I can really feel that there is product sitting on my skin).
This primer feels nice and soft during and after application. My skin feels moisturized and hydrated without feeling like an oil-slick. It has a soft-matte finish, in my opinion. It pairs well with the Pro Filt'r Foundation and a few other foundations that I own. It extends the wear of my makeup without being too dry or chalky. As always, I cannot attest to the pore-filling and blurring properties of this primer.
This foundation has a lot of claims, especially its climate-adaptive technology that's resistant to sweat and humidity. It was warm in Los Angeles when I tried this foundation for four straight days. The foundation held up pretty well paired with the Fenty Beauty Primer and also with my Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. It did not break me out or make my skin oily (I have a normal skin type but foundations tend to make me look oily). I went to the gym after work with my makeup on and it was still pretty good after my workout, obviously not as good earlier but, most of the product did not really move (but I also wore a primer and a setting spray as I always do). I do agree that the product has an extremely light as air texture, as the thin consistency of the product gives it away. It has very high and concentrated pigments, so a little goes a long way with this foundation. While it is easy to blend, it dries fast so work in smaller sections to avoid patchiness during application. The foundation is absorbed by the skin quickly and due to its light-as-air texture, it mimics skin-like properties and also creating an even skin tone.
I am not lazy when it comes to skin care and skin prep, so I am not using this to replace my moisturizer. The reason I bought this is (1) to see if the dual claims actually works (yes it does!); (2), I want a long-wearing but also a hydrating/moisturizing primer to go with the only soft-matter foundation that I have, which is Fenty Beauty, and (3), the cooler months are right around the corner (okay, cooler in L.A. is along the 70's) and I wanted something to help extend the moisture/hydration of the skin during these months as we all know, cooler temps dry out the skin far more than the summer weather.
I enjoy using this primer with almost any foundation that I own but I love it most when I pair it with my Fenty Beauty Soft Matte Foundation. This primer creates a really nice base for makeup application, keeps the skin hydrated and extends the wear of my makeup.
It has a very nice finish not too matte, not too luminous - a perfect in between, however, I have a few issues with this foundation. One, it is thick which is not something I am used to. Most of my foundations have a thinner consistency and are of light to medium coverage. Two, this is more of a cream versus a liquid foundation. Three, it dries fast which is fine but the problem is it is so thick it is hard to fix any blending issues once it has dried. Four, the fragrance. This is not a perfume so skip all the scents. Can you imagine using this foundation and the primer together since it has the same scent? I can. No Bueno and I will have a review up for the primer as well. Five, it applies patchy depending on which primers I use. All of my other foundations apply seamlessly whether I use a silicone or a hydrating cream type of primer (all of my other foundations apply seamlessly whether I use a beauty sponge or a brush). Six, this foundation seems to clog my pores. I have noticed small red spots on my face. Seven, this makes my face slightly oily and I do not have oily skin. Eight, the plastic packaging. Charge me $40 and make it my money's worth and go all out with the packaging.
I picked this up along with their Detoxify + Brighten (which I reviewed prior to this product) and really did not regret doing so. I use this in the morning (sometimes every other morning) to unclog my pores from any skincare products soaked up in the skin from the night before. This really keeps my face/skin smooth and ready for makeup application. It is gentle enough to use daily although sometimes I use it every other day. The micro-exfoliating beads are extremely tiny and gentle that it is not rough on the skin - sometimes the amount of exfoliators in products may actually damage the surface of the skin. The best part is - it is a clay cleanser so it does not need a ton of micro exfoliators as clay itself helps exfoliate and unclog pores.
This is a clay + charcoal cleanser which in theory is good for the skin. After I take my makeup off with micellar water or a cleansing balm - I use this as another step to make sure all of my makeup is off and to wash away any excess dirt and other environmental elements. A little goes a long way - I massage this all over my face and I also use my hand dandy Sephora Collection Precision Pore Cleansing Pad and it works wonders (I honestly do not think you need a pore cleansing pad to make this product work but for me - it gives an extra oomph). It keeps my face fresh and clean but it also makes it look healthier and less dull after a long day wearing makeup.
The eyeshadows in this palette are softer pressed that her regular ones (i.e. Sunset and Star). I have watched quite a few reviews saying it is not the same formula and what not, and guess what - it is not the same formula. It is a hybrid of the line's original formula. The metallic/shimmer shades seem to be more sheer, like a topper, similar to the Chroma Crystal Top Coat but not exactly the same formula either.
The matte shade is beautiful and pigmented. The shimmers/metallics are beautiful. They provide a nice wash of color and can be intensified to your liking by using Fix Plus and/or a glitter primer. I have played with these eyeshadows this past Thanksgiving week and they are beautiful and long-wearing.
The only con I had about this product was how soft the shadows were and could potentially fall out of the pan easily.
It comes in a royal blue box with white typography. The product is housed in a frosted blue plastic tub that has a gradient effect. It is a white cream that has a soft but watery consistency - not too runny. It has the same texture as the Nature Republic Aqua Supermax Cream but slightly thinner. It feels extremely light on the skin without the loss of hydration. It is not greasy at all. I use this two to three times/week, depending on what my skin needs. When I am working longer hours during the week, I use it every night especially when I feel that my skin is really dehydrated. This overnight mask makes my skin supple, moisturized and hydrated the next morning.
I love the simple white squeeze tube with silver typography and cap. The product is a gray charcoal concoction - it is slightly thinner than the L'Oreal Clay Cleanser I mentioned above. This particular one smells a tad bit like licorice - I am not a fan of licorice but it is very mild and fades away (I only really smell it when I am massaging the cleanser near my nasal area). This cleanser is very mild and gentle on the skin. It is lightweight and does not strip the skin's natural oils and keeps it hydrated, fresh-looking and revitalized after use. If you love super foamy cleansers, this is not it even though that's what it claims but it does the job and it does it really well.