81% would repurchase
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
More reviews by Andee
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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on 5/13/2017 4:13:00 AM
More reviews by MaryEllen
As I'm getting older, I'm finding cream shadow more flattering and less irritating to my eyes. However, Surratt shadow is an exception to this rule. I have Chamois (which is supposed to be matte, but has a satin finish), and Ombre (same). These are chameleon shades. Chamois looks very peachy in the pan, but is a lovely nude on the eye; Ombre looks muddy and almost greenish in the pan, but is a glorious light, golden brown on the eye. I find it a great combo for blue eyes. Anyway, these shadows are incredibly finely milled with an almost creamy texture, and there is little-to-no fallout on application. These are wonderful as a light wash, yet the color can easily be built up for a more dramatic look. What's most interesting to me is that the one shade, depending on how much is applied, can look like different shades on the eye, especially Ombre. I don't think I've ever experienced that with a powder shadow before, and it's truly unique. These shadows wore well, without fading or creasing, for more than 8 hours. I have these in the Surratt compact with La Vie En Rose blush and, although I find that I need to pop the blush out to get a good, clean application, I don't need to do so with the shadows. Yes, they're tiny; yes, the packaging is terrible. But I'd rather have a compact with four of these shadows than any premade palette I've ever had. I would repurchase and plan to relocate my blush to a Z Palette and fill the space with two more shades of these truly unique shadows.
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on 5/13/2017 3:58:00 AM
Oh, my. This is one of the most beautiful, high-quality powder blushes I've ever owned (and I am a blush fanatic). La Vie En Rose is a beautiful, soft, cool rose shade (medium-deep pink) with the barest hint of shimmer (although it looks medium-shimmery in the pan, it reads as a subtle glow on the skin). This blush is quite pigmented, so I find it best to apply with a light hand and build the color to the level I want. The application is a pleasure--it glides on and blends seamlessly, so even if your hand slips or you overload your blush, it's not a disaster--just blend a little more for perfection. There is a little kick-up of powder because the blush is not very firmly packed, but it's minimal. And it is truly gorgeous on the skin--it melds with foundation and gives that incredibly flattering, natural, is that really makeup? glow, and it wears extremely well. This is a classic, flattering shade for neutral-to-cool skins, although I think some with warm complexions could wear it as well. But that packaging. I have a compact with two shadows and this blush, and although I love having everything in one sturdy compact (which is OK for the shadows), I find that I need to pop the blush out (there are holes in the underside of the compact) to pick up the product evenly on a brush without getting shadow on it, too. That, however, is my only complaint. For a brush of this quality, it's worth every penny. I would repurchase, and think this will quickly become a go-to in my kit.
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