Greasy, unpleasant and I could not take the smell. A completely hyped product in my view. I don't even know how much organ oil it actually has.
This is one of my two favorite conditioners. The other is Wen Fig, which is even more expensive. It's great for dry, thick, coarse, curly to kinky hair. I use it as a conditioner, as a conditioner wash, and as a leave-in conditioner (it works better for me than the Devacurl Leave in product.) It is creamy and has a very pleasant, mild, clean smell.
I'm a big Devacurl fan, but Set It Free is one of the few products that struck out. I didn't like the smell, the color, the texture, or its effect on my hair.
This is a great, nonfoaming cleanser, especially for people with dry, curly kinky hair. It has a wonderful, clean smell. It's expensive, but I finish the bottle.
I bought this some years ago. I recall being somewhat turned off by the name, which was something like "Madagascar" or "Mauritius." (Yeah, dark, intense color, must have "exotic" African name. I've never seen a makeup product called "Sweden.") It worked OK, but it wasn't as creamy as the Stila Convertibles. I did like that it could be used on the eyes, cheeks and lips. As I recall, I did use the whole thing, which is rare. In recent trips to the store, many of the colors had a shimmer effect that I didn't want to use. It's not appropriate for the day.
I remember liking this when I tried it a few years ago, but I think I had some blending issues. If I want a transparent color wash, I use Tarte blush. If I need something creamier (my usual choice), I use Stila Convertible in Poppy. Still, it's not a bad product.
Lip Treatments -Smith's Rosebud Salve - Smith's Rosebud Salve
Maq 7/28/2011 11:29:00 AM
I bought this because Kate Moss was said to use it (real smart). It's tinted Vaseline with a heavy scent.
Lip Treatments -Unlisted Brand - Karma Creatives - Karma Therapy Buddha Balm
Maq 7/28/2011 11:26:00 AM
I bought this when I couldn't find Snog Balm. I really wanted to like it, but I found the odor and taste ("Fig") overbearing.
I tried this product back in my 30s and again in my 40s (unfortunately, I had acne until a few years ago). It didn't work. It does work for some people, which is why I tried it again, along with the compelling infomercials. The only thing that worked for my acne is the very powerful drug Accutane. I wonder what people are using now that its use has been very limited. Retin-A products also helped some with exfoliation when my acne was on the wane.
Stila Poppy Convertible Color is the only cosmetic I can think of that I have used to the end and have bought more than once. It's great for women who prefer a minimal makeup as the product can be used on both the lips and cheeks. Occasionally, I'll apply a touch to the area under my brows, but it's not specifically made for application to the eyes so people with sensitivities should not try that. It is odorless, which for me is very important in my evaluation of cosmetics. Poppy is a rich color that works well with my complexion, which is four or five shades darker than olive. (MakeupAlley Editors: The "Dark" category is far too narrow. Do you have any idea how many shades there are beyond olive?). The product is creamy and easy to apply with my fingers. A little goes a long way. I apply it on the run all the time. I usually designate one half of the cake for my lips and the other for my cheeks for sanitary reasons. It comes in a pressed metal compact that has an Art Nouveau feel. There's a mirror inside.