80% would repurchase
on 10/10/2018 2:28:00 AM
More reviews by rougerosenoir23
I tried a few products from this line when it first came on the market and was supposed to be the next big thing. There's a reason why it never was...this line is a joke to be honest. Extremely subpar quality at ABSURD prices, AND the products are all TINY to boot! seriously for being one of the most expensive makeup lines out there I'd ve disappointed if the products were mid-end quality, but there are many, many DRUGSTORE products that are miles ahead of Surratt in terms of quality. And even if you do like the products, they are basically all travel/deluxe mini sized. This line is a total joke imo, and I'm sure those who are profitting from it are laughing hard all the way to the bank. Anyway, this blush is (out of the products i tried) the one i had the highest hopes for. The color is so cute as is the name (french for marshmallow and it does remind me of a pink jet puffed marshmallow). I can't say anything else positive. Its super chalky and unnatural looking, like...well, like you put chalk on your face. I mean it literally looks chalky. The color also oxidizes, it changes from the pretty marshmallow pink it is in the pan to an ugly matte salmon-y pepto bismol/pencil eraser thing. On top of all of that, its impossible to apply evenly, no matter which brush i use to apply it. It'll be way too pignented in some spots, then stubbornly sheer in others...its just impossible to blend out and when it feels like being sheer, its impossible to build up until you accidentally apply just a tad too much and then it instantly goes from invisible to clownish. No middle ground. No matter what the end result is always SUPER PATCHY. Its hard to pick up from the pan too, regardless of which brush i use. Other shades from this line either have the same issues as this one OR just never show up at all/have zero pigmentation. One thing they all have in common is they are never as pretty as they appear in the pan. SAVE YOUR MONEY!
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on 8/26/2018 8:31:00 AM
More reviews by Andee
Thanks to Maryellen who wrote the only review to date of these shadows, pushing me over the edge to try these shadows. They are amazing quality, to the level that I have hardly used my $TF Cocoa Mirage quad since buying my first six colors and the empty palette of the Suratt. These shadows are soooo creamy. There is almost no fallout. They don't look powdery at all on the eye. They blend beautifully. I gravitate to warm neutrals. Although it isn't really a downside for me since I wear creams, warm taupes and medium to dark browns 99% of the time, most of the non-shimmer shades fall into this color group with a few peachy shades.
on 7/4/2018 8:32:00 PM
More reviews by socalsuperstar
I really like the formula of this product. It gives me some coverage and looks very natural. It also wears a long time. I tried it on a fluke. My salon is liquidating the Surratt products at 40% off and the applicator reminded me of the By Terry. I wear shade 10 but the shades in this I do not find are logically arranged. I am on the lighter side of the medium skin tone spectrum (Dior, Chanel 30). I had to try several shades, 10 was next to the really dark ones but it was a match and one that neutralizes the red/pink in my skin a bit. I like the brush for spot application but then I blend with a beauty blender. It helps me apply just enough to the areas I want a little coverage in. This foundation finish is so natural that you can spot apply it without it looking uneven as long as you blend. I would love to repurchase but finding it realistically will be a challenge.
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on 4/24/2018 9:42:00 PM
Since Shu Uemeura changed the shape of their curler, I've been searching for one that holds a curl and works with my sort of average European eye shape, sort of roundish almond, not big, not small. Chanel worked great but once it lost it's spring, I was able to replace it once and then they seemed to have discontinued it. The Suratt works just as well and is a better quality - the Chanel just didn't feel solid. In fact, the curl is more natural than the original Shu.
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on 5/17/2017 1:48:00 PM
More reviews by triplexm
First thing to get out of the way - Grisaille is a contour powder, not a blush! I emphasise that because, rather confusingly, Grisaille is included in the Surratt Artistique blush shade range (as is Aureole, which is in fact a highlighter). With that out of the way, my more in depth thoughts below. For reference, I'm probably a shade lighter than N15 in MAC terms and have undertones that lean cool. I also use the Kevyn Aucoin Sculpting Powder in Light and Medium, and will refer to them throughout this review for comparative purposes.A quick snapshot comparison of the two below.GRISAILLE vs KA SCULPTING POWDERS:I'm going to insert a disclaimer here and note that I actually prefer the KA Sculpting Powders. Why? Several reasons: 1) Shade Range. The Aucoin powders come in three shades (light, medium and dark) and therefore suit a very wide range of skin tones. 2) Packaging. I don't find either of these products to be ideal in terms of packaging but Surratt loses points for being incredibly flimsy and giving you little choice but to buy a compact as well.That's not conclusive though. If you like the Surratt packaging concept (I actually do, I admit - I like the versatility and being able to switch things up), or if Grisaille is perfect for your skin tone, feel free to disregard the above!TEXTURE:Grisaille shares the same out of this world formula as all the other Surratt Artistique blushes. The texture and consistency is unreal, it feels like silk and practically blends itself. Although this is a powder product, there's an almost creamy quality to it which helps it meld effortlessly into your skin. Absolutely zero chalkiness here, suffice to say.Compared to the KA Sculpting Powders, Grisaille isn't just on par....I'd say it actually comes out on top. The KA texture is a touch more powdery for lack of a better word, drier too and overall less satiny smooth. (I'm being picky here though - I think the KA powders are fantastic quality as well, just not quite Surratt level).COLOUR/SHADE:In terms of colour, Grisaille falls somewhere in between the KA Light and Medium shades, darker than Light but not as deep as Medium. In terms of ashiness, I find Medium the coolest, followed by Grisaille and then the KA in Light coming in the most neutral. As mentioned, my skin is slightly paler than n15. However, I own all three of these products and find them all versatile enough to use regularly, although I use a light hand with the KA Medium. Grisaille would be suitable for wearers of both the KA Light and Medium shades IMO; it's very buildable and can be adjusted to your preferred intensity.PRICE/VALUE:In terms of price, both the KA Sculpting Powder and Grisaille are irritatingly expensive and come in pans that look more suitable to housing eyeshadow than a face product. The size can also make it tricky to manoeuvre larger brushes within the pan although it isn't impossible. Pic attached above.The Surratt blushes also come in extremely flimsy packaging (the idea is that you buy two or three and pop them into one of Surratt's made to fit Artistique palettes ($17-$22, available in two sizes). On the other hand, at least the KA powders come in more durable, practical packaging!OVERALL GRADE: B+/A-Taking all of the above into account, I think that the KA Sculpting Powders have to come out on top. However, if you're looking to try something different, I highly recommend looking into Grisaille as well. In my opinion, Grisaille would be best suited for skin tones going up to about N30ish at most. If I lost Grisaille, I'd almost certainly repurchase it. However, the less than satisfactory packaging and the far from generous amount of product included brings this down from A/A- territory to B+/A-.
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