Sunday, January 3, 2010
Sobe Botanical reviews
Yesterday in the mail I got my order from Sobe Botanicals. I got 5 eyeshadow samples, a Cheek&Lip Stain in Peach Fuzz, and I recieved a free sample of Orgasmic Blush, and a free sample of a mineral veil in Naked. I'll start with the bad first... I was very unimpressed with the eyeshadows. First of all, the way they are listed is very confusing and random. Here are my swatches, from left to right: Hypnotize, Extra Virgin, Blue Grotto, Space, Edgy The sunlight makes these look way better than they actually are, at least to me. Without the light shining RIGHT on them, I don't see shimmer in any of the colors except edgy. I can't even tell Hypnotize and Space apart, in the bag or on my skin (they both look plain black). Here is what the pictures on the etsy look like. The only shadow that looks like the picture is Extra Virgin. I'm looking at these right now, and they're all very dull to my eyes. They also have a weird, chalky smell to them, which I don't like. I would not recommend these shadows to anyone. I'm not thrilled with the cheek/lip stain. I got it to use as a blush, and it was $6.50, more than I would usually pay for this kind of stuff, so I was expecting something really great. It's a nice peach color, which I like, but it completely vanishes when I blend it in, so it looks like I didn't even use it. Maybe it would work better for people with a different skin tone than mine. It also has the weird chalky smell. I just tested it out on my lips, and it looks very thick and cakey, and has a bad taste to it. Here is a swatch of the Orgasmic blush, you can baaarely see it. I haven't tried this yet but I do like the color. In all honesty, I probably won't even try the mineral veil, because I haven't liked a single one from any company I've ever tried, they seem pointless to me. I'm pretty disappointed overall with my order, I will probably never use any of these shadows, and the cheek&lip stain is pretty unusable for me as well. Has anyone else ordered from Sobe Botanicals with better luck? I'd love to hear other opinions.