What haven’t you heard about this brand, probably nothing? Do I have any new insights to share, probably not. Honestly, I don’t often go in for the celebrity beauty brands – I prefer established brands with a reputation for quality. I appreciate that this brand didn’t release a ton of random products all at once, it was a curated collection of face products followed by a holiday collection. I also appreciate that the prices are not completely outrageous, they are on-par with high-end beauty brands. Some of these newer brands come out with products that can be quite spendy given the fact that they have no track record to back the cost. Those two factors and the mostly rave reviews convinced me to try a couple of things out but I did wait until the holiday collection released, today I am only talking about the foundation and gloss balm.
Neither of these are true first impressions, I have been using each of these for about a week but think that I have a decent opinion of each product at this point. To start, I have the Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation and I am just going to say it – this foundation is a disaster. The bottle is stunning, it is a sleek frosted bottle with a super nice pump. I picked up shade 110 that is supposed to be very fair with cool undertones which is pretty much what I would go for in any brand. The shade is so white that I would probably be able to use it as a mixing medium – I was advised to get the lighter shade as this foundation is supposed to darken after application. I was a little worried about this, when pinkier foundations darken they can get real orange but I was willing to give it a try. Plot twist – this foundation didn’t darken on me, it just stayed white and chalky. The texture of this foundation was fairly thick when first pumped out but it wasn’t terribly hard to get it blended out. Although, I did notice that this product has to be pressed and worked into the skin, it doesn’t provide a quick and flawless application. Coverage was – meh. I tried with and without concealer, I prefer it with concealer and this did help the shade a bit too. I just don’t like the way my skin looks with this foundation, it looks dry and crepe-y especially around my mouth and under my eyes. I tried using heavier moisturizers to ensure that my skin was really well prepped but this didn’t help. The heavier the cream, the harder it was to get this foundation to set down and the more powder I had to use. Setting sprays caused the same issue, the foundation became too wet and wouldn’t set. Once it is on, you can’t touch it – if my hair touched my face or if I tried to touch up during the day, I found that the foundation would totally pick up and leave bare patches. I have tried a ton of my fav primers and just didn’t find one that really worked well with this product, I didn’t purchase the Fenty primer because I literally have like a dozen primers. Would I purchase the primer? I mean, maybe but not any time soon and I don’t think that I should need to purchase an additional product to make one product work. You get a little over an ounce of product for $34 which isn’t bad, this foundation is offered in 40 shades.
Now to a product that I am obsessed with, the Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminzier which is stunning and my new favourite high-shine lip product. The component is stunning, I don’t have a pic because I left it at work – clearly a sign that I am going to need a back-up! This gloss comes in one, universally flattering rose nude and I don’t know why it is so glorious but I love it. That little bit of colour is just enough to finish a look. It isn’t too sticky, provides moisture, it isn’t gritty – it is just perfect. I personally think it smells like cherry Kool-Aid but I don’t know if that was what they were going for, I like it – the scent reminds me of my childhood. I love this gloss, I do think it is something special and unlike anything that I have used before. I need one for everything in my life, this retails at $19 for .3 ounces and it is worth it.
Those are the two products that I tried from the initial launch, I might go back for the primer but I am skeptical of it making the foundation any better. I have not played with the holiday pieces that I picked up yet but will post when I do! What have you tried from the line?
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