If you're just looking for a basic eye cream (i.e. not for intensive repair or wrinkles) that's better than drug store brands but not extremely high end, this is great. I've been using this for about 2 months and it's a great cream to moisturize the delicate skin around the eye.
I didn't feel that this product moisturized for 72 hours as it claims ... Although tbh, I think it is a useless claim. Any woman with a regularly beauty routine will be washing their faces day and night, which will naturally strip the moisture off your face. It felt hydrating, but I don't think I will repurchase. There are many other options out there before I would default to this
Urban Decay sent me a sample size of this and I was really hoping to love it ... The bristles remind me of the Benefit They're Real, but the formula seems drier, so the bristles really poke my eyes (I have short asian lashes, so I need to take it to the very base to apply mascara. Also, I find it very hard to build up volume because bristles comb them out so well
I get so many free shampoo samples, that I feel like I'm a pretty harsh judge and reviewer. I'm giving this a 4/5 not because this isn't great - but because there are other products out there that I love EVEN MORE. Pros:- makes you feel refreshed after a shower - lightweight - no frizz - dead ends look healthier - 95% natural origin - no silicones- no artificial colorants Cons:- not as easy to find as other brands
I received a sample directly through Garnier - like I said in the shampoo review, this line is quite average. It's a good budget shampoo/conditioner line if anyone is looking to save Pros:- cheap- smells nice - works (as conditioner should) Cons:- nothing special
I got this sponge for free when MUFE sent me their water blend foundation to try. This blender/sponge is extremely ineffective and I feel like I'm just spreading product all over my face Pro:- none Cons:- does not blend product into face (just smudges it around and remains a layer on the sponge- you have to press the sponge with product into your face for it to take (but this takes a LONG time)- dense / does not feel good on the face - expensive (compared to other sponges on the market)
I've heard great things about essence make up - it's affordable and supposedly high quality. One time when I was travelling, I misplaced my mascara and decided to pick this up as a quick replacement. Unfortunately, the brush does not work with my short Asian lashes - I end up getting more mascara on my lids than on my lashes ... Pros:- cheap / affordable Cons:- brush is not good for short lashes (the bristles are short, so in order to get the product on your lashes, you need to bring it real close to your eye)- brush does not "comb" out lashes, making it clumpy (again a fault with the brush, because it is not staggered, it is difficult to comb out short lashes without touching your lids) I have yet to find a drugstore brand of mascara that works well for me ... so I am still looking. For now, I love using Benefit They're Real and MUFE Extravagant Lashes. Other mascaras that I would also recommend (aka runner ups) are Lancome Hypnose Drama, YSL Babydoll, Marc Jacobs Velvet Noir.
I've been using ecotools for as long as I can remember, it's (more than) affordable and they're great quality ! I used to own MAC and Sephora brushes but I find that ecotools actually lasts longer when it comes to the quality of the bristles over time.
Pros: - extremely affordable, I would actually say a steal - available at Walmart/Winners - picks up pigment very well - soft on the face - easy to clean - sustainable - cruelty free
Cons: - none
I love ecotools because each brush have multi-usage. I typically use this brush to blend out my contouring or for bronzing.