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  • CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Mascara
    4.0

    CoverGirl Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Mascara

    looks awful if you don't curl first

    Exact Eyelights in Black Sapphire for blue eyes is an okay drugstore mascara, but you do need to use a lash curler before application- this is not a curl enhancing mascara. I did one with with a curler and one without, and the one without the lashes are all higgledy piggledy and poking all kindsa ways. With the curler, they're long and clump free. I'm not sure exactly what it is that supposed to 'brighten' the blue in my eyes (mine are green/blue/grey depending on what I'm wearing) but they do look sparkly. It is waterproof, and it lives up to that- no raccoon eyes. Just make sure to use an actual eye makeup remover to get it all off without tugging out your lashes.

    May 31, 2013

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  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
    10.0

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

    I like the tint options!

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion now comes in SIN, an irridescent champagne shimmer that doubles as a shadow highlighter if you let a bit peep out, or can be used as all over subtle color if you want to look natural with some help. Urban Decay Primer Potion is easily one of the most glorious things on the planet. In general I'm not sure how I ever survived without shadow primers. Your colors are true, have more zing, last forever and don't crease. If you use Primer Potion and your shadow creases or fades quickly, it's got to be the cruddiest most shoddily made face poison ever made and you should throw it away immediately before it makes you go blind. The Sin shade is a nice alternative, but because it's tinted you can't use it under the eyes to help liner stay unless you want to have the champagne color under your eyes. So in other words, I wouldn't have it be the only primer I own, but I'd definitely own it. (Well, I definitely do already, but you know what I mean.) It's worth the cost, because you use less of your shadows, they require less touch up, and a little goes a long way. A full sized tube will last you months and months, even when used every day.

    May 31, 2013

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  • Ulta Eyeshadow Quad
    7.0

    Ulta Eyeshadow Quad

    great for the price

    'm loving my Ulta Pink Corals quad, though I must admit to being confused as to why it's called that when all of the colors are earth tones, but what do I know? Ulta shadows are always a bargain, with good pigment (especially their metallics like the GORGEOUS copper shimmer in this set!) I love that there's a tiny mirror in the case, but the sponge brush is a joke. Making a dual ended brush that's less than an inch long is fairly useless, unless you WANT to have eyeshadow all over your hands. Why even insult my intelligence by throwing that in there? Oh well, I suppose I can forgive them :-)

    May 30, 2013

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  • Bourjois Our Signature Blush
    8.0

    Bourjois Our Signature Blush

    will last forever

    It's a baked blush, so the pigment is incredible- trust me when I say a little goes a long way. I'll probably still have this to pass down to my grandchildren as a family heirloom or something! It's got an itty little mirror in there, which is unusual for a blush, and a natural bristled brush (I'm guessing goat based on the texture, but I could be wrong.) At first the incredibly odd yet adorable brush took some getting used to, it's curved to fit inside on top of the rounded blush and seems awkward to use initially, but once I got the swing of it, I now quite like it.

    May 30, 2013

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  • Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 20
    7.0

    Philosophy Hope in a Jar SPF 20

    Just wish it didn't stank

    I use the 20 spf and love that it's moisturizing without feeling greasy and my makeup goes on like a dream. It does feel a little 'heavier' than some daytime moisturizers, but it absorbs quickly. I do try to be careful not to use too heavy a hand with it, particularly around my nose. A little goes a long way! It gives the skin a nice glow and it does a great job of protecting- when I use this I can tell that the spf has stuck around all day, as I don't get so red from running to the car, etc. There's a reason it won the Best Of Sephora award!

    May 30, 2013

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  • Sunsilk Anti-Flat Shampoo
    1.0

    Sunsilk Anti-Flat Shampoo

    wanted to claw my scalp off

    I had high hopes, since my hair is so fine, and it has given it a lot of body, but THE ITCH! I don't know if I'm just allergic to some ingredient in it or what, but I generally do not have crazy sensitive skin. I think maybe they're so afraid of weighing the hair down that they've made this stuff dry as the Kalahari! Oh my lordy, I want to rub olive oil on my head! Next time I'll just wash my hair with 20 Mule Team Borax.

    May 30, 2013

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  • Estee Lauder All-Day Lipstick

    a very pretty shimmery pink that looks lovely over a light lip liner. The shimmers go on like a gloss, but stay on like a lipstick and there's just enough shimmer to create a prismatic pout.

    May 29, 2013

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  • PHYTO Phytolisse Smoothing Serum With Althea
    8.0

    PHYTO Phytolisse Smoothing Serum With Althea

    Works for straight hair too!

    Today is another electric hair day. Nothing like the Electric Slide, it's when the atmosphere is more highly charged than a hydroelectric plant. So of course my super fine hair likes to play electricity conductor and send little bits to attach onto my face and up my nose. Thank goodness for Phyto-Phytolisse Serum because a little dollop of this smoothed through my locks makes them behave without feeling greasy. While supposedly intended for curls and dry hair, this really is a miracle worker for my flyaway straight mane as well.

    May 29, 2013

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  • Origins Just Browsing Brow-Shaping Color
    7.0

    Origins Just Browsing Brow-Shaping Color

    would like more color range

    a wand applied tinted brow gel that it took me a while to warm up to, but now I love it. It goes on so subtly that at first I was afraid that I wasn't really getting any product, but now that I've thinned my brows a bit, i really see the difference. It comes in only two shades, a soft blonde and a soft brown, but the brown works well on me. Hopefully they'll expand their color lines in the future, because I've always been fond of Origins products. I do like that it's almost impossible to overdo it and get Joan Crawford brows. It goes on lightly enough that you don't have to worry about a clumpy look as well.

    May 28, 2013

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  • Shu Uemura Painting Gel Liner
    10.0

    Shu Uemura Painting Gel Liner

    Matte Vivid Blue is to DIE FOR!

    It is a true true vivid sky blue that goes on like a dream. It dries quickly and then it stays put. With spurs on! I think I'm going to definitely use the hardcore eyemakeup remover tonight. TEARS? HAH, it says. Suprisingly easy to get a perfect line right off the bat. I bet this would look astounding on someone with brown eyes.

    May 28, 2013

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