THE FORMULA IS AMAZING, AND NO MATTER WHICH COLOR YOU CHOOSE THE FINISH IS EXCELLENT ALSO. MY FAVS ARE WEDNESDAY, ROBYN, DEMI, PINTA, IBIZA, PIPPA AND MY MOST COVETED TRIXIE. I AM A PLAIN POLISH GIRL NO DESIGNS (CORPORATE DRONE), AND THE COLLECTION COLORS GIVES VARIETY FOR A COLOR-HOLIC LIKE MYSELF. PRO: EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS BRAND; THE WEBSITE!! DEALS ALMOST ALL THE TIME CONS: THE MORE POPULAR THE BRAND IS THE LESS DEALS I LIVE IN THE SAME TOWN AS THE MANUFACTURER (CLEVELAND AREA, OHIO), AND MY PACKAGES STILL GO THROUGH PITTSBURG LOL
NO MATTER IF I PUT THIS ON BY ITSELF OR ON TOP OF MY FOUNDATION, I SPEND THE 1ST HOUR AFTER APPLICATION "ASHY" OR CAKE FACED. BUT IS DOES AMAZING JOB CONTROLLING MY EXCESSIVELY OILY SKIN. I BOUGHT THE MINI-VERSION TO JUST TRY OUT, AND REALLY LIKE THE PRODUCT. PROS: CONTROLS OIL FOR LONG PERIOD OF TIME (IT'S JOB!!)
CONS: DOESN'T BLEND WELL ON WOC *WOMEN OF COLOR* THE KABUKI APPLICATOR IS HORRIBLE, I USE MY ELF FACE BRUSH INSTEAD (VERY LIGHTLY)
I AVERAGE 6 SHADES THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, THAT'S RIGHT 6 SHADES. WITH THIS PRODUCT I CAN NARROW IT DOWN TO 3 ( GINGER, AMBER AND CLOVE). I STAY FAIRLY MATTE ALL DAY, MORE THAN ANY OTHER FOUNDATION I HAVE TRIED. I ALSO HAVE SENSITIVE SKIN AND HAD NO NEGATIVE EFFECT EITHER. PRO: BUILDABLE COVERAGE MATTE FINISH VARIETY OF SHADES BLENDS VERY WELL
CON: IN-STORE PRICE (CLINIQUE.COM HAS REGULAR 50% OFF OR 2 FOR 1 SALES W/ GWP)
I ALREADY HAVE AN HARD TIME FINDING SHADES TO MATCH MY SHADE. THIS COME IS 2 DARK SHADES TAWNY AND SOFT SABLE, AND THE TAWNY NO MATTER HOW DARK IT DRIES TO WOULD HAVE NEVER WORKED. SO I TRIED THE SOFT SABLE, AND THE COVERAGE IS HORRIBLE. I USED DIFFERENT METHODS OF APPLICATION (FINGERS, SPONGE WEDGE, BEAUTY BLENDER AND FOUNDATION BRUSH) AND THE ONLY METHOD THAT CAME CLOSE TO MY SHOWING ON MY SKIN WAS WITH A FOUNDATION BRUSH. SINCE I HAVE OILY SKIN THE OTHER APPLICATION JUST SUCKED INTO MY POORS GIVING ME THE REGULAR CG ITCHY FEELING. I FIGURED SINCE IT CLAIM TO ACT AS A PRIMER THEN I WOULDN'T HAVE THIS PROBLEM. I EVEN RE-ATTEMPTED ALL METHODS OF APPLICATION WITH MY NORMAL TOO FACED PRIMED & PORELESS PRIMER, STILL IRRITATED MY SKIN AND PROVIDED NO COVERAGE. **I DID GET THIS PRODUCT FOR FREE THROUGH BUZZ AGENT** IF I HAD TO PAY, THIS PRODUCT WOULD BE GOING BACK. SUMMARY: NOT ENOUGH COVERAGE AND NOT THE RIGHT SHADE
This has quickly moved to the top of my lip conditioner/ balm list, replacing my coveted Rose Salve. Only con is because I want it on me constantly during this winter season, I keep misplacing it between my different winter coats. But anywho, it is great for putting on alone or before lipstick or gloss. Smells great and doesn't wear off or dry easy on the driest of lips.
My cousin is a mother of 3, and loves how economic friendly these are. I actually clear the shelf of the eye shadow brushes, but besides that my other brushes are better. Ecotools, Real Technique and Sigma perform for me better. But for beginners and those on strict budgets these are great
Been dying to use this and with the Beauty Editors special collection that I picked up at Ulta I finally got my chance. With having such oily skin face primers have been miss after miss. So glad I have gotten my first taste of this, definitely a buy.