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What a steal
An amazing kit! I have medium blonde hair with slightly darker eyebrows and use the "Ash" kit. It is perfect. I occasionally use it all over my brows, but generally I just use this to fill in some sparser areas. It works great in either capacity. Even though it is tiny, I've been really happy with the brush that came with this. It has an angled brush on one end for the wax and a fluffier brush on the other for the powder. It takes me almost no time to do my brows and they always look worlds better. Stays put absolutely all day.
September 15, 2012
Nothing special; not for oily skin
This cleanser is adequate but nothing miraculous...or even fabulous. It has a little grit that provides some light exfoliation. I can't say the smell bothers me as I barely notice it. This does not foam up significantly, so I'm a bit disappointed by the false advertising (doesn't even foam with my Clarisonic). While this is a fine cleanser, I would not recommend it for oily skin. My skin doesn't feel clean enough after using this and feels greasy by the end of the day or even the next morning. It does remove makeup fairly well (even eye makeup).
September 3, 2012
My hair is thirsty
Ok, this doesn't promise to be a particularly hydrating conditioner, but shouldn't any conditioner provide some moisture? I don't abuse my hair (no sulfates, rarely use heat), but it was still left dry while using this. This did not damage my hair but it certainly did nothing to improve it. Sadly, it did nothing for volume either. I'm glad this is pretty inexpensive, but I'm reluctant to throw out such a large amount of product, so this is living out its last days as a shaving cream. Incidentally, it's not half bad at its new assignment.
August 29, 2012
This is an incredible lotion for the price. The bottle is enormous and lasts a long time. This has a fairly sweet but inoffensive smell. Most importantly, it moisturizes very well. I think it is soothing as the name promises. I don't have particularly sensitive skin, but I have no irritation after shaving from this. Certainly recommend.
August 25, 2012
Effective and inexpensive
I bought these because my skin is incredibly sensitive to fragrance and these promised to be fragrance-free...and they actually are! They smell like absolutely nothing. They remove all of my makeup without trouble and, best of all, cause no irritation. I only use these for those nights I can't be bothered to really wash my face. When I wake up after using these, I have no surprise new breakouts or skin issues. Love these. Have already repurchased and will repurchase again.
August 24, 2012
Great product, terrible smell
No, this will not lather like shampoo, because it is sulfate-free. Although it's a thick formula, I don't have trouble working it through my scalp. You just have to rub it in and trust that it's cleaning. It is! I use a few pumps to rub into my scalp and roots, then a few more pumps to work through the rest of my hair. Then I detangle my hair and let it sit on while I clean, shave, etc. My hair always feels incredibly clean and light without being at all dried out after using this. The first time I used it, I noticed right away that my waves were forming really well, likely because this is hydrating without any weight. I was thrilled! I have had no problems with tangling or this not being a strong enough conditioner, even though my hair is naturally a little dry. My only complaint is that my ends aren't quite as conditioned as the rest of my hair, so I add a tiny bit of leave-in to the ends. It's worth noting that I am terrible at keeping up with regular trims, and at this time I haven't had a haircut in around 3 months. Bonus points for the locking top; just twist it and it locks (pretty ideal for travel). Only real complaint is the smell. It's just too strong. I liked it at first, but I can smell it on my hair until I wash it again. And not just if my hair gets blown in my face. The smell is lingering, emanating. I haven't had complaints from others, but it's enough to keep me from repurchasing. Gag. If they would reformulate with a less offensive fragrance, I would love this.
August 19, 2012
Not strong enough for my skin
I wanted to like this face wash. It smells like apples, I like that it's a more natural product, and it rinses absolutely clean. I would say the willowbark extract in it did a decent job of keeping actual breakouts down. Unfortunately, my pores clog pretty easily, and this cleanser isn't strong enough to keep them clear. If your pores aren't really a problem, I would recommend this wash.
July 15, 2012
Okay but not great
I have tried this in Strawberry Sorbet and Sweet Mint. Both are delicious. Moisturizing ability is a bit above average but does require reapplying. The shape of the container doesn't bother me, but as they actual balm gets worn down and the sphere turns flat, it does get significantly more awkward to apply. I don't regret buying these, but they haven't converted me.
June 27, 2012
Creases on me
If I thoroughly warm this up on the back of my hand, the consistency gets pretty smooth and applies easily. The pigmentation seems good for a drugstore concealer. I'm able to get adequate coverage for my under eye area. It does have a tendency to crease on me and wears off, so I will not repurchase. Might be better for those with dry skin types.
June 27, 2012
Great coverage but bad for my skin
First the pros: This is a long-wear foundation. At the end of the day, if I use a makeup remover wipe, I will see color come off. I have very fair skin and the lightest shade matches my skin perfectly. I recommend blending this with a damp makeup sponge. I'm amazed by the coverage! It makes my pores completely disappear. Now the cons: Even though I have oily skin, this foundation dries out my nose. Just my nose. The rest of my skin is fine with it, but my nose, one of the oiliest parts of my face, dries out to the point that it becomes flaky. What? Also, this clogs my pores something awful. Within days, I have double the blackheads. I have yet to find a foundation that doesn't clog my pores somewhat, so take my experience with a grain of salt, but it warrants a warning.
June 24, 2012