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Great Alternative to the Beauty Blender!
Posted by lillysbeautyspot on Sep 24, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I love my Beauty Blender however if anything lets it down, it's the cost of it. I love using my Beauty Blender for applying my makeup as it gives such a flawless finish so was super excited when Real Techniques released the Complexion Sponge. I've used this for a week now and find it a great alternative to the Beauty Blender. The great thing about this is the shape of it which makes it easy to manoeuvre around the face. The Beauty Blender is a lot more soft and porous than this sponge which is a plus as well as a negative as what it means that in the Beauty Blender a lot of my makeup ends up being soaked into the sponge. The good thing about the Real Techniques one is that as its not as porous the makeup will only sink in a little and not completely so right into the middle of the sponge. I would definitely recommend this sponge to others as it is just as good or even better than the Beauty Blender. I will definitely be repurchasing :)
Posted by lillysbeautyspot on Jun 27, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I love the fact that this primer is clear and have used this on several occasions which has helped my makeup stay on longer. I even dabbed a bit of this product on my eyelids and found it as a good eye primer too. I will continue to repurchase this item at this price.
Evens Out Redness
Posted by lillysbeautyspot on Jul 02, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I have redness around my nose region and around my chin which is also dry; I have used this several times now and have found that it does work to counteract redness on my face oh cinch means that my makeup goes on a lot more smoother in shade. I was surprised at how moisturising it is and does help to combat dryness which is good as I have in the past had issues with dry skin which when foundation is added on, it doesn't look good however this is good at evening out my skin tone and skin surface. I would definitely purchase again =)
Great Palette Which Features Some Shades Similar To The Urban Decay Naked Palette
I purchased this palette as I had heard a lot of good things about it and was happily surprised; there are four or five shades in this palette which are great alternatives/dupes to some shades in the Urban Decay Naked Palette (from memory Sin, Sidecar and Hustle (there is another however its gone from my memory)). I prefer to use these shadows wet as they are a lot more pigmented this way and would recommend using a good primer if using the shadows dry. I would definitely recommend this product to others.
Mixed Reviews/I Loved Mine
Posted by lillysbeautyspot on Sep 20, 2013 | Verified Purchase
I've heard mixed reviews about this product so was excited when iHerb started stocking it; again, I have become used to being pleasantly surprised with the E.L.F. brand. I've tried other drug store primers and all seam to crease however I found with this that it didn't (infused correctly). I used this for a night out and was excited when I go home and saw the Smokey Eye I did was still vivid in colour and hadn't creased. I would highly recommend to others, will definitely re-purchase.
Great set of shadows and great for beginners as it has a 'how to' chart on the cover; I purchased this as I wanted to try the primer which works good. Not only do you get the shadows, it comes with a mirror and applicator as well as an eyeliner and eye primer! Great gift idea I would say and I would recommend for beginners in makeup as maybe a first set of shadows (this goes for this palette and the other two that they have available: Smokey Look and Bronzed Look. This palette however is my favourite out of the three looks). I've grown to love the E.L.F. Brand after loving their Flat Top Powder Brush which caught me onto their shadows.
I love this brush; like a always say, the EcoTools Brushes are the softest brushes I have come across and this brush is no exception. I love this for buffing out my makeup after I've finish especially once I've done my makeup and maybe have applied a little top much Blush or Bronzer. The brush head of this brush is HUGE, depending on how you like to apply your brush I would say this would be great for contouring however you'd need to hold the sides to concentrate the area you're contouring. Another one of my favourite brushes by EcoTools =)
Would I Re-Purchase?
I probably would not re-purchase this brush; I had initially purchased this brush hoping that it would be a Beauty Blender on a Brush End however the sponge is very hard and even when soaking in water it was still very hard and firm. I would not use this for applying makeup as I feel as though it is not soft enough for using on the face. I tried to use this with concealer instead of foundation however as it is too hard it wouldn't apply make up. I would recommend the EcoTools Buffing Brush instead =) hopefully this review helps!
Posted by lillysbeautyspot on Aug 03, 2013 | Verified Purchase
Super pigmented shades and there are so many colours to choose from you won't need to buy another neutral palette after this. I love that there are blacks and greys in this palette too. A must purchase and would highly recommend as gifts for friends and family!
I purchased this 3 piece set basically for the black liquid eyeliner which is probably one of the best liquid liners in the market as it is so easy to use; the other two liners were basically a bonus buy; that was the way I justified the purchase =) I do like the glitter liners for use at night and to give an eye look that extra bit of sparkle. I would repurchase again and add as an extra gift if I was purchasing makeup/makeup basket for a family member or friend.