I thought that I finally found my holy grail foundation last summer with a brand I will not name (only because I truly do their foundation still- but I think it is meant more so for my skin tone and type during the summer). LANCOME IS HOLYGRAIL! I have heard amazing things for years, from professionals, to women who have worked at Lancôme, makeup artists, and just regular women. Never once did I think any foundation was really THAT good but the 450 is hands down my color match, and sits on my face lovely. I would spend the money every single time and then some.
LOVE ! I would give it 5 stars but they changed the color numbering and the shades just a tad. This foundation is kind of like crack. I will this solely in Fall, Winter, and early spring. Summer because my undertone changes in the summer (a lot). I will always buy this product.
Pretty good at its best. I love the smashbox brand so I was very excited when I received this with my eyeshadow palette from ULTA. I use this as my "other" mascara when I can't find my two holy grail go-to mascaras. It is great don't get me wrong but I probably would not buy it only because I am very picky about my brow and mascara items.
So I love this mascara, but not by itself. With this particular Tarte mascara I needed to layer it on. The packaging was pretty- purple and gold. Not over the top very classic. The only suggestion I would say is to cut the combs down just a bit because it scrated my lash line not necessarily "combed" through my lashes.
I like it! Glad I got it when it was on sale for $10 with the ULTA 21 days sale. Pretty good buy for what it meant to be used for. It is long lasting, it extends my natural lash line BUT it does not have a "fuller" appearance. I have pretty long and full lashes but I like the dramatic appeal and it does not cure that itch for me so I will double up with another mascara.
I have used the clear version and it was.. okay. I say this only because I have combination skin and in my case OILY, I can literally wipe oil off of my face in hours at a time. On girls that I used it on it finishes well- Matte Finish. Worth the try, if you don't like it I would take it back.