Great primer that does just what it says - blurs, perfects, gets your skin ready for all day foundation wear! The one thing I've noticed, that not a lot of people talk about, is too much product. In the beginning I thought I'd just take a decent sized dab and rub it in to my skin...nope! This isn't like moisturizer. It has dimethicone in it, and pretty much sits on top of the skin, smoothing it and preparing a tacky surface for foundation. Too much product will cause it to bead or ball up and you may notice some flakes or product coming off! This can also happen if you have too much moisturizer on your skin prior to applying. You need to let your moisturizer and beauty products fully absorb for best application.
Holy Glow! This stuff is a dewy girls heaven. Even a matte queen will love it! My makeup stays ALL day and every time it catches the light it glows :) not in a bad, glitter way - but like I'm...well, backlit! It's super smoothing and moisturizing and you will be so surprised by how silky your skin feels!
I love this primer!! It has replaced my Smashbox as my number one favorite. The violet tone cancels out all redness on my face and its so moisturizing and light! I end up with a dewy glow before my makeup even goes on! I have noticed my foundation stays smoother for longer - a 10 hour day at work? No problem! The violet tone under foundation means a little goes much longer that it would before.
I received a deluxe sample of this foundation and have definitely used it in rotation with my other favorites a few times. This foundation applies so smoothly, like butter! It's ultra hydrating and covers well without feeling too heavy. The only thing I will say is its not an all day makeup for me. I tried it alone and ended up having oily spots later in the day. I tried it with powder and its so moisturizing that the powder soaked it all up and left patchy spots. Maybe its just my skin type but it doesn't do it for me for all day out/work wear. For special events and party nights, YES! I love the glow my skin gets and how smooth it appears.
As a ginger, I have blonde eyelashes and blonde brows and it can be a real hassle. The only eyebrow colors I can really choose from are "blonde" which always ends up being a shade of light brown...ugh, and taupe - the "universal" color for defining. There are no real blonde eyebrow pencils or gels. On top of that I have fairly thick brows, which makes lining under and above and shaping like the youtubers and instagrammers very difficult without it looking strange or like its too much product...Sigh! Every time I think I have all of my eyebrow done and shaded and blended, one super blonde hair sticks out and surprises me later in the day. This clear gel gives me definition but doesn't color my eyebrows so I get a nice, defined shape that stays in place all day without the hassle of blending.
Super cute bottles! I love the way this product is presented, but I hate to say I'm not IN love with whats on the inside. This shampoo clarified, and left my hair clean, but other than that (which is its primary job) I didn't notice much. Do we give tips for doing just the bare minimum of our job responsibilities? Or do we expect someone to provide exceptional service and/or go above and beyond before we praise them? I just didn't feel like there was enough of a wow factor for that price. My SheaMoisture does a better job of clarifying and smells so much better than this super fragrant shampoo!
While I enjoyed this conditioner, I didn't fall in love with it. I think it did just what it was supposed to - it conditioned, which is not reason enough for me to give something a 5 star. I was hoping for something a little more tangible after reading the description on the (fancy!) bottle and seeing the price...but it was just OK. It also has a super strong fragrance, which some people might not mind, or even may like, but it was wayyyyy too much for me.
The first thing I love about this product is the smell. Be aware - it's strong and slightly perfume-y but not too floral or overpowering. The scent also lasts all day, so every time you throw your hair to the side, you smell how amazing it is! I actually prefer to spray it into my hand and work it into my hair as opposed to spraying, as the product is quite thick. A little goes a long way and one bottle will last me months and months!