Vik A.'s (meanheans) Beauty Product Reviews | Page 3
This is everything you want to be putting on your face (rather than leaving it bare) when you're in a hurry. It's not heavy; it truly is just a moisturizer with a TINT, so there's not much coverage and no need for a brush. It's still early spring which means my skin's nowhere near its darkest yet, so I went with neutral-to-tan, which despite its dark appearance in the bottle is just perfect. There is a slight scent (which I assume is either the SPF or the retinol) but it's nothing off-putting. My only concern is that even with a lid, whatever product is in the tip of the pump dries out; it only takes one pump to cover my face, but a fourth of that pump is dried product!
This is absolutely a non-sticky, super-hydrating lip moisturizer with shea butter and rice wax and I definitely recommend this if you want to avoid mineral oil and silicones. My advice though, is definitely get a brush with this (or carry tissues) because the "touch of color" is more of a heavy tint. The plum comes out as a bright berry pink, so this is unfortunately something I have to use sparingly, like I would a lipstick of this color, rather than a lip balm.
Don't know why they're not listed, but (008) Cocoa Craving and (009) Fabulous Fig are wonderful colors! The rest are too light for my complexion, especially since matte formulas are drying, but these two (on top of a little lip balm) do wonderfully! The color tends to stain in rather than kiss off, so that's a nice bonus!
This was my first gel eyeliner and it definitely performs quite well! The purple is rich and the formula was easy to work with using the brush that came with it. It held up for most of the day with no setting powder on top (though it was applied over eyeshadow and primer).
There's a million bronzers out there but so few are matte with ZERO shimmer, and this is a particularly good one. It is a flat brown shade, so for those of us with brown skin to begin with, this does the job of playing up the cheekbones and contouring whatever else needs contouring. It comes in a big box pan and the newer version has the lid attached with a mirror inside!