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  • Kiehl's Deluxe Hand & Body Lotion with Aloe Vera & Oatmeal

    With aloe vera and oatmeal, this stuff goes on smooth, not greasy and is lightweight enough to be absorbed quickly enough to still be able to turn doorknobs after use, which is why I carry this one in my purse. I first used this when Kiehl's products were supplied in the honeymoon suite on my wedding night and I snagged every bottle in the room to take on our ensuing road trip. It was all purpose enough for hands, body, massage and after sun moisturizing. The light coriander scent is herby and refreshing without being cloying or overpowering of perfumes, and gender neutral so that me and the mister were both able to use it. Not thick enough for hardcore winter skin moisturizing, but do you really want to use the super crazy stuff when you're washing your hands every 15 minutes anyway?

    April 25, 2013

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  • CoverGirl Professional Loose Powder

    Okay, NOW we're easy breezy and beautiful. Another one of those dependable standbys, though I give this more points than most. Cover Girl knows I'm an albino and does not try to force me fake tan with their products. It's matte enough to combat shine but still lets me glow. You can use as little or as much as you want to adjust coverage. The enclosed puff doesn't get nasty before you're done with the powder. It lasts forever and day. (product amount wise.) It smells like high school.

    April 25, 2013

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  • Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Washable Lengthening Mascara

    This really DOES define your lashes. Great for those with naturally thick lashes that need more definition and shape. Some hate the weird rubber bristled brush but personally I love it. It keeps the mascara from clumping and lets me do my lower lashes without getting mascara under my eyes. This is a day to day 'keep in the bottom of the purse for emergencies' mascara. It lengthens wonderfully, but if you have spidery lashes you should look elsewhere, this will not thicken them, only separate and lengthen. I have discovered that this works best WITHOUT my beloved Lancome Cils Lash Booster- it's a thin enough formula that it has a hard time hiding the white of the lash primer. I use this one if I'm in a hurry and just need basic non-glam gal lashes. A good work/ grocery store/ visiting the farmer's market look. It boosts your look just enough without that trying too hard look.

    April 25, 2013

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  • Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Bare Perfection Makeup SPF 8

    I love the light natural coverage and the lack of makeup neck. It blends seamlessly and has a fairly matte finish, I didn't need to do any powder until a few hours after application. It doesn't settle into fine lines, but I wish it de-emphasized my pores a bit more. I'm glad it has SPF since the sun is my enemy, though 8 is just enough to take care of me walking from my car to the house or what have you, but I definitely need extra protection for more than just a few minutes of sun exposure. It lasts forever- both the amount in the bottle and it's actual staying power- and goes on smoothly with or without a foundation brush. I prefer the appearance of it without a brush for day use and with a brush for evenings. I really like this one in the summer since I live in Texas and lots of makeup can look pretty skanky pretty quick come the dog days.

    April 25, 2013

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  • Paula Dorf Brow Tint
    10.0

    Paula Dorf Brow Tint

    Finally! Something for redheads!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this stuff! It is always next to impossible to find brow stuff for red hair, as if only blondes and brunettes exist in this world. They do make this in those shades, but I desperately needed the red. Redheads tend to be freaks of nature anyway, and our brows are no exception. In my case, I have ash blonde brows that fade into my face and give the illusion of nonexistence. My newest pair of eyeglasses accentuate my eyebrows and I feel like I look freakish with my light brows. This gel has an applicator similar to a mascara wand and goes on easily. It helps to shape the brows at the same time as adding color. The red looks very natural on me. It's not a true RED red, but more of an auburn and the darker brows stand out and accentuate my eyes without being too garish. It doesn't take much so it should last a while, and I've had no problems with flaking or smudging. Thank you Paula for admitting to the existence of redheads! I already like the Paula Dorf primer, so I guess chalk up another winner!

    April 24, 2013

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  • Lift Lab Lift & Firm Eye Cream

    This stuff is simply fantabulous! It really does a lovely job on dark circles, puffy undereye areas, bags and wrinkles. The results are not as noticeable at first, you really need to use it for at least thirty days to see results, but when you do, you really do! I had a co-worker that commented that my lupus must not be as bad lately because I've been looking so well rested and refreshed, which is pretty funny since I've been having awful flares for the past few weeks. the bags under my eyes are gone and my eye area is noticeably more refreshed. While the cream is pricey, it's also quite concentrated- a lil dab'll do ya. It also is very creamy and absorbent, there's no tugging when you apply it but it absorbs quickly and causes no problems with applying eye makeup. One star off because of the ridonkulous price.

    April 24, 2013

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  • Clinique Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher
    8.0

    Clinique Soft-Pressed Powder Blusher

    love the blush, hate the brush

    This is more like it. A subtle touch of color that looks like naturally rosy cheeks. With the right fluffy brush it goes on smooth and soft. I'm not a big fan of the squared off brush it comes with as it makes the angles too sharp. I definitely suggest using a poofier blush brush with a good long handle.

    April 19, 2013

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  • Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials
    6.0

    Trish McEvoy Eye Base Essentials

    could be longer lasting

    This is a waterproof eyeshadow base that actually has some color to it. It does it's job of keeping eyeshaodws from creasing as quickly, though it doesn't seem to last as long as some others I've tried. What I DO really like about it though is the hint of color. I have this weird red spot on my eyelid and it does a perfect job of covering that up since it often shows through my lighter shadows.

    April 19, 2013

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  • Paula Dorf Perfect Primer
    8.0

    Paula Dorf Perfect Primer

    soft and long lasting

    Since it's winter and everyone in Texas INSISTS on overheating every buliding, my skin is a little dryer than normal. This is the perfect time to use this makeup primer, since it smoothes out my skin so I don't have weird ooky flaky or dry looking spots when I put in my foundation. They recommend applying with a foundation brush, but I find that too wasteful since this goes on really smoothly and with less waste just by using your middle finger tips. It absorbs really quickly and makes your skin baby butt-y without being greasy. And it really does seem to keep me looking fresh through a 2 jobber day.

    April 19, 2013

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  • Caudalie Gentle Cleanser
    9.0

    Caudalie Gentle Cleanser

    Excellent for rosacea

    I have been fighting a lupus flare up all week, which has the unfortunate side effect of making my face cherry red and super sensitive- itchy, blotchy, bumpy- the works! I seriously have been having to fight to keep from clawing at my face like an itchy monkey. When my skin gets like this, it's difficult to find a cleanser that doesn't exacerbate the situation and so I am ever so grateful for Caudalie's Gentle Cleanser. It has a milky, creamy texture that feels velvety soft when you rub it into your skin. It doesn't strip your skin in the slightest. The first time I used it I thought there was no way it could have actually cleaned my skin because it was so gentle, but the toner test showed not a trace of anything left behind. It even removes eye makeup! After washing my face with this, my poor tortured skin feels soothed and calmed and the itching goes away for quite a while to boot. YAY!!!!!!

    April 19, 2013

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