This has a mild herbal lavender fragrance that dissipates after a few minutes of applying the mask. The mask doesn’t really fit properly, it is too big in some areas, smaller in others. I think the nose is too small, one of the eye holes is bigger than the other with the smaller hole getting too close to my eyes, which then the mask liquid was leaking into my eyes. The edges do not properly adhere smoothly even after I’ve smoothed it out. After about five minutes, I feel the mask slipping off just slightly. I had to adjust it to keep from slipping. Overall though, the essence from the mask created a tingly, cooling sensation, and left my face feeling hydrated, plump and smooth.
Pros: This has a beautiful off-white soft roll up leather case. The bigger brushes have their own nice sleeves to protect the brushes. These are soft and fluffy synthetic, pony hair bristles. The big fluffy brush is better for powders. I liked the flat brush for concealer blending, though I had to use more concealer than usual to get the coverage as the concealer got into the brush more than on the skin. The angled contour brush is nicely angled, great for contouring. I liked the fan shaped brush for highlighting. This brush set comes with other brushes not normally found in the brush sets like the spoolie brush for eyebrows or to brush eyelashes, and the finer brush for liquid liners, and the sponge eye shadow brush, great for adding the darker eye shadow on the crease. The silver colored wood handles are good and sturdy and love the color combination of silver and gold aluminum ferrule.
Cons: The brushes and case emits a very strong chemical smell. Definitely had to wash them before using. The blusher/powder brushes while soft and fluffy are not as dense. They are good for powders, blushes and bronzers, but not really good for liquid foundation. It took a lot of work to blend liquid foundation. The eye shadow brushes sheds a lot. Way too much for blending, which I was disappointed in because it was really good for blending. The brush handle for the sponge eye shadow brush is slightly crooked. There was also excess glue on the handle of one of the brushes.
Based on the quality of the brushes and some of the defects on the handles, overall, I’m rating this brush set 3 out of 5 stars.
I received these brushes at a discounted price for review.
Pros: These brushes comes in a handy black vinyl case, perfect for traveling or makeup artist on the go. The bristles are super soft, dense, fluffy and nice to the touch. Fair brush quality. Blending concealers was fair. The eye shadow brushes were pretty good to use to apply and blending. Foundation brushes and bigger brushes are better for powders, blushes, and bronzers.
Cons: There is a strong chemical/leather scent coming off the case and the brushes. Definitely, had to wash the brushes before using. Brushes have loose bristles and one of the bigger foundation brushes had dried up glue on the side near the handle. These brushes were not as good in blending liquid foundation, possibly perfect for mineral powders. After washing and a few times of use, the bristles are not maintaining their shape, and are straying.
I received this Sesha Skin Therapy Maxi Plump Lip Enhancer as part of a giveaway win. This is not a sponsored review.
I cannot believe that this actually works! I knew that my lip products were going on smoother, but I just didn’t realize that my lips actually looked plumper until I saw the pictures I took. Sesha’s PET delivery technology system is amazing! On their website these cutting-edge peptides claims to increase the volume and plumpness by 40%. I would say, from my personal result, it looks like 40%, if not 50%. Check out my personal photo results!
I used this as directed, 2-3 times a day for 31 days. Upon application, my lips had a tingly sensation, and yet felt hydrated. The product goes on clear and has a slight methol or minty fragrance.
I received these oval makeup brushes at a discounted price for review.
Pros: they are the soft, fluffy bristles that feel like kittens caressing your face. The brush I used for liquid foundation provided a flawless appearance. These brushes are pretty good with powders & cream too. I really liked the tiniest long, thin brush, I used as liner with eye shadows. The smaller circle brushes I used for eye shadows worked great.
Cons: as you can see from the bottom photo, there are stray bristles or loose materials on the bigger oval brush. This didn’t affect the feel of the brush, but it does say something for the quality. Although, the handles were a beautiful rose-colored, the plastic handle felt flimsy, especially the larger ones when swiping, and sliding. Definitely, need to support it with index finger. They are not labeled, and there are no guidelines on the box, so we are left to figure out which brush should be used for what products.
Overall, I liked that I got to play with these. These have a learning curve as to how to properly use. Research on YouTube. These are one of the many Artis oval makeup brushes dupes. I would keep using some of the brushes from this 10-piece kit.