I love this product and with continue to buy it until I stumble across something better by accident as I'm not looking. It stays in place all day, looks amazing with pale skin tones, lasts really well, can be used very precisely with the applicator brush to color and highlight specific areas on the cheek bones and the apples of the cheeks. The color can be as discreet or obvious as you want it to be as you can build up the color, it also dries very fast. Cons: - It does dry very fast but is also very drying in general, for example, I like to use it on my lips but it does dry them out so much! I use some Vaseline over the top to combat the dryness and keep applying this when I don't want the dryness, you could also use a wet look general, clear lip gloss over it to which has a really nice effect but when worn on it own as non shine tint, which looks best for me, it is dry. - My mother in law tried to use it but she has a small scar/area of white pigment on her lip and it will not cover that so she can't use it. - it dries and stains very quickly so it is possible to get a patchy/blotchy look if not applied fast enough or correctly so its best to blot the stain with the finger but it then stains your finger. - If you rub instead of blotting it will rub off any make up underneath. This will stay in my make up bag for a very long time!
I have a love/hate relationship with this product. Love: The compliments my boyfriend use to give me when I wore it, He would actually tell me my skin looked really nice every time I wore this, I even tried switching from using it to not using it on different days and he always complimented my skin and saw the difference on the days I wore it. It didn't make my skin break out. Very good coverage Creamy texture which I like Smooth feel Its unlike any other foundation I have used, combines concealer and foundation properties in one, Hate: No matter what color I use its too dark for my skin tone, I am very fair skinned. The texture, although providing good coverage and feeling smooth, is way too heavy for my skin and face and looked caked, every time! I have slightly thinner skin. The main thing I didn't like was that I would never stay in place. I would try to smooth it on and blend it in and it would just move around! If you use too much, like my sister does, you literally look like someone put a mask of foundation over you and you have to be very careful not to get lines and smudges. I don't have oily skin but this foundation would always end up looking oily on me after a few hours and/or giving me a slight shine which never happens with other foundations. After a while I noticed it made my skin look dull as it was too matt, I personally prefer foundations with luminous properties as they brighten the skin and look more natural. It can work really well but I don't feel its worth the hassle and required daily upkeep and uncomfortable feel. When I had blemishes such as bumps and spots it had the potential to highlight them if not used very specifically and carefully. Its expensive.
I LOVE this product! I remember stealing it from my mums make up bag every time she bought it because I couldnt bare to spend that much money on a highlighter! I think its far too expensive for what it is. Having said that, when I used this I felt like it literally made me glow! I used it to highlight my brow bones, cheek bones and to lightly brush in any dark circles under my eye under or over concealer. Cons: If used wrongly over make up it can rub it off. If used wrongly or not sparingly enough under the eyes, it can exaggerate circles rather than brighten and can crease. I would not buy this product because it is a highlighter and I feel that I could get highlighters that do their job without spending a ridiculous amount of money to, basically, make my face shine. And I also think that maybe the only reason I love this so much is because I havn't tried any other quality highlighters yet and there has to be better for better value out there.
I bought this because I seem to have constant dark circles under my eyes these days and find myself often looking tired. I am impressed with the coverage that this product gives me, it covers my dark circles better than lots of other concealers I have tried. I notice it gives a cooling effect when applied and definitely helps my eyes to look less tired. The color selection isnt great, fair, medium, dark? but luckily for me the fair tone is perfect and there is no weird color tone to it after it has been applied which is good. Packaging is a 3 because every time I unscrew the lid it has leaked a little bit from inside the bottle and onto the rolling ball applicator which feels wasteful.. Cons: - Doesn't last all day - Doesn't completely cover my dark circles so I feel like I need another concealer over it. - Feels a bit dry for my under eyes after a while. - I havn't seen any evidence of these product reducing my dark circles or bags, it just wakes my eyes up temporarily and covers the dark circles. - Feel like the price is too much for what it does.