An Honest Review About Honest Beauty
It's very convenient that today's full face brand review is Honest Beauty because that's exactly what I'm going to be with you. Honest. I LOVE reviewing a full face of one brand's makeup (if you haven't read my Flesh Beauty review you can do so here) and thought it would be fun to try out a more under the radar brand. Jessica Alba's green brand, Honest, recently rebranded their beauty range with new packaging, almost half the amount of products as before to streamline the brand, and a cheaper price point! The new price point combined with the Target Cartwheel offer of 20% off Honest made me go a bit crazy and so I bought one of everything that my local Target had displayed. I did a bit of research about why the brand got such a major overhaul and Alba told Allure that she wanted the brand to be less overwhelming and just hold the essentials. The new packaging was created to be more Instagram friendly (obviously), but I actually preferred the older packaging. It seemed more high end looking and definitely felt more high end in your hand. But of course packaging means nothing to what's actually inside and (SPOILER!) I was not impressed with that either. I really wish I had tried out the products before the rebrand so I could tell if the quality had gotten worse or if this was what they always had been. I'll get into each product below, there was one winner so don't lose hope, but there won't be a picture of myself wearing the makeup as I just couldn't muster the courage to paste that onto the internet forever. Seriously it was that bad. I was able to remedy the situation a bit (I'll tell you what it was below), but after going to lunch with Brett (to which I wore a hat to try and hide my face) I went straight home to wash it all off. Makeup should make you feel like a better version of yourself but I felt so much happier and even prettier with a fresh bare face. That right there should tell you a lot about these products!
I'm sorry this took a bit longer to put up but I secretly was putting it off because I didn't even want to revisit how horrible these products were (again #dramatic). I hope this honest review helped you save money and kept you from looking like a clown like I did. One thing to note: if you do like some of the products I bashed, that's totally fine. Everyone's skin and preferences are different so just because something doesn't work for me, doesn't mean it shouldn't work for you. I want to do more of these types of posts, so if you ever have a brand suggestion leave a comment or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! I think the next brand I'd like to explore is Benefit. It's such a popular brand but I often overlook it. It's time to change that.