Hits and misses
I ordered this kit because I was curious about the cushion foundation and wanted to test it out, find a good colour match before committing to it. I was pleasantly surprised with how much use you could get out of the samples, I am pretty sure I was able to put it on at least four times before the sponge turned dry. I was able to wear it for a few days and really get the sense of whether I liked it or not and decide which colour was right for me. I am absolutely thrilled with the colour match, suits my skin perfectly and applies very quickly and easily. I continued using the puff for applying concealer because of its size, it's so small, it easily reaches those pesky inner corners of the eyes and does a great job at blending.
I was absolutely blown away by the eyeliner, I am now completely in love and I have ordered four other colours, which I now use on a regular basis. The pigmentation is insane and it stays put ALL DAY LONG, I cannot emphasize this strong enough. It does not smudge or budge and requires no touch ups. I can only say well done Mirenesse for this product.
I liked the Glossy kiss lip and cheek product, though I do believe it is way to glittery to use as a cheek tint. The colour is lovely, it's a very universal pinkish red with a sparkly effect on the lips. It is definitely long wearing, stays put, does not bleed and is very comfortable on the lips. It works great with other lip products over it, such as a balm or a gloss.
On a bad note, after being impressed by the other products in this kit so much, I was not happy at all with the performance of the mascara. I like the brush, it is nice and small, easy to manipulate and reach those small, errant lashes in the corners of your eyes but the formula is just... so disappointing. I know this is a tubing mascara and that I should not expect a great deal of volume from it, I at least thought that this will give me some decent length - but I was wrong. I do not like how this looks on my lashes, it does not give me the look that I want and I did give this mascara a good go, I wore it several times but kept being disappointed with the results. Having said that, it does wash off very easily with tepid water, I also very quickly and easily removed it with cleansing water, so thumbs up on that front but overall, this is a pass for me.
I have mixed feelings about the powder, I believe it's the wrong colour for my skin tone and I also don't like how it sits on my skin. Since I have combo to dry skin, depending on what liquid foundation or base I use, after applying the powder, it sometimes emphasizes dry patches. I also get the feeling that I get oilier in my T-zone during the day and have to touch up more frequently than I am used to. All in all, my final impressions are absolutely five star for the cushion foundation, eyeliner and lip/cheek tint, not so impressed with the mascara and powder, Having said that, I do believe this is an excellent kit for testing out these products by Mirenesse, especially the cushion foundations. You will not regret if you order it.