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  • Clarisonic Classic Sonic Skin Cleansing System

    I am so thrilled that I spent the money on this! It's definately an investment, but completely worth it. I've struggled with blackheads on my nose for years and within just a few days of using my Clarisonic there was a huge improvment. My skin has never felt cleaner or softer. I love the ability to change the power strength and the timer settings. I've now been using this for a few years and had to rave some more about it! Before Clarisonic I had large pores - I mean they were so large that when I used liquid foundation it would settle into my pores so badly that I had polka dots!! After a few months of using my Clarisonic every day (some times twice a day, but usually just once) that my large pores are so much smaller! It's really been a dramatic difference. I had tried so many cleansers, masks, exfoliators, etc to deal with my pores and nothing really worked. I know this is a large investment, but it's really worth it if you can afford it. I've seen a major difference in my fine lines and wrinkles as well and my skin just looks better over all. Plus it feels good on my skin while I'm using it. I had always read that you should wash your face for two minutes, but I'm sure I wasn't washing for that long. With the different settings you can set it for a solid two minutes, or the way I like is to set it to beep to tell you when to change zones on your face. I would give it two hundred stars if I could!!

    February 6, 2013

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  • L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream
    9.0

    L'Oreal Paris Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

    Great as primer or alone...

    This is my first experience with a BB cream and I have to say that I really like this product! My skin tone is between light and medium so I was a little surprised when the light shade was a little dark for my skin and it has a slight orange undertone. I took off one star because of this. Thankfully I have a face powder that is a little too light, so the combination actually worked beautifully. It was interesting to watch the white cream turn to color as I applied it. I usually use a primer because I have large pores and it also helps with fine lines. I wasn't sure if the BB cream was going to be enough of a primer, but was pleasantly surprised when it left my skin looking smooth and practical flawless! It provides just enough color to even out my skin and cover minor flaws and minimal darkness under the eyes. I think it provides more coverage/color than a tinted moisturizer, but less than a regular foundation. I love the matte finish it gives, that takes down any shine and I don't need to touch up my powder all day long. It's not oily or greasy at all, but allows enough time to blend into the skin and blends very well. I've found it provides enough hydration for my normal skin, but I do think someone would with dry skin may need to consider using a moisturizer first. I've used it on it's own with just powder on top and I've used it under foundation when I've needed more coverage and it works great both ways. If the color match is perfect, I think you could wear it without powder and be very pleased. It's really a great product! The only think I could ask for would be that they will come out with some additional shades.

    February 6, 2013

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  • NYC New York Color Cosmetics Smooch Proof 16HR Lip Stain

    I only use long wearing lip color, so I'm use to a dry, matte texture. But this is awful. The applicator is nice because it goes to a fine tip that allows for precise application on the edges of the lips, but the tip is so stiff that it's awkward to apply to the rest of the lips. I tried two different colors and found them both to be very different from what they were shown to be. It has an odd chemical smell and it difficult to remove even with makeup remover or baby oil. It's extremely drying and after wearing for just a few hours my lips were very dry and flakey. They quickly ended up in the garbage can.

    February 5, 2013

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  • N.Y.C. New York Color N.Y.C. Smooch Proof-Long Wearing Lipcolor

    I'm a big fan of long wearing lip color and it's the only type of lip stick I've worn for years. This is a great long wearing lip color and it really inexpensive. It wears like iron, but is easily removed with makeup remover or baby oil. Comes in a nice array of colors and has a lip gloss on the other end. But I find the lip gloss to be a little on the sticky side. While the colors are pretty and stays true all day, it's extremely matte. I end up mixing it with other brands that aren't so matte and get great results. I think a lot of people don't even think of mixing long wearing lip colors. But I take the wand and roll it over the back of my hand to transfer the color and then do the same with another color and mix them together and apply from there. This way I can create a large variety of colors and change colors I may have bought and don't love. I just use the applicator of the color I don't care for by itself, but you can also use a lip brush (just be sure to wipe off any remaining color when done so it doesn't get clumpy when it dries) but a Qtip also works in a pintch.

    February 5, 2013

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  • Revlon ColorStay Ultimate Liquid Lipstick

    I have to politely disagree with the other reviewers because I love this lip color. I think it's one of, if not the best, long wearing lip colors out there. Many long wearing's can be thick and a little goopy, but this one goes on this thin and smooth. It isn't sticky after setting and stays on all day, even after eating greasy foods, which usually can break them down. But it's easily removed with makeup remover or baby oil. I took off one star because of the colors. It comes in a large variety of great colors, but the color swatches shown on the counter/display are a little off. I've found the colors run a little lighter than shown. This brand also has a better finish than some brands and doesn't look as matte and flat, it some how manages to have a little sheen to it. Any of the long wearing lip colors can be drying, so I make sure to use a good hydrating lip balm every night and that keeps my lips from getting dry and flakey. I think it takes some getting use to these types of lip color, but after many years of using them, traditional lip stick feels gloppy and messy to me. I love that I never leave lipstick on a glass or straw and my husband loves that he can kiss me anytime and doesn't end up wearing lipstick. :-)

    February 5, 2013

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Blinc Eyebrow Mousse
    8.0

    Blinc Eyebrow Mousse

    Mixed emotions about this product...

    After some practice at apply this eyebrow makeup it can be great. The applicator is like a mascara wand, so on the areas where I have no eyebrow hairs and need to shape my arch, this can be a little difficult to apply. But it gets better with practice. The best feature to this product is it's lasting power. It will not budge util you take it off with makeup remover. i tested this claim and it literally it will not come off with just soap and water!! But comes off easily with any makeup remover. It also stays on bare skin like nothing I've ever used - even in the heat and humidity of the Florida summers! The shades seem to run dark. I purchased the dark blonde because I've found that shade is best for me in almost every brand. But with this I would have been much better off with the medium or maybe even the light blonde - and I have light brown hair. So be mindful that, at least I found, that their colors run on the dark side.

    February 4, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • It Cosmetics Brow Power Universal Brow Pencil

    I have extremely sparse brows and am always looking for a makeup that is really natural looking. This product is great because the more pressure you apply, the darker the color. It's great since I color my hair and I vary the shade from time to time, depending on the time of year (and my mood). It has a spoolie on one end which is great for blending the pencil and really adds to the natural look. It lasts pretty well. I live in southwest Florida and the heat and humidity is rough on makeup in the summer. This pencil lasts pretty well and the color stays true. I have places where I have no hair and this pencil applies well to bare skin and with short feathery strokes I can get a very natural look - unlike some pencils that almost skip when I try to apply on bare skin, or they deposit an uneven amount of color on bare skin.

    February 4, 2013

    10 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Maybelline New York Volum' Express The Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara

    I usually hate waterproof mascara, but bought it by mistake. I found that I LOVED this mascara, so I quickly bought the regular version. I was surprised and disappointed with the non waterproof version. The waterproof is the best mascara this mascara junkie has ever used!! It gives me long, full lashes (and I mean **LONG**). It doesn't make my lashes clump together like so many do, especially with multiple coats. I can use two coats if I just want OK lashes, but seriously, who ever wants just OK lashes? But three or four coats and I have va va va voom lashes!! I've tried so many mascara's that claim to give you 'false lashes' look, but never really did. This mascara really does. I don't know why the waterproof version is so much better, but it's a small inconvenience to use a tougher makeup remover when I get such amazing results!!

    February 1, 2013

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Nioxin Diamax
    8.0

    Nioxin Diamax

    Good results

    I have been so impressed with the immediate results of how this makes my hair look & appear thicker that I bought Nioxin shampoo & conditioner! This product makes my hair look & feel thicker, makes it easier to manage & makes it appear healthier. I have only been usin it for about a week to 10 days, so I can't comment about the ling term results, but I'm optimistic that it will reduce the amount of breakage & hair loss I've been experiencing for the past few years. I didn't give this the highest number of stars because of the price it is supposed to be selling for when it's released to salons in January 2012. $50 is a lot to spend on one product, but hopefully I will see a reduction in the amount of hair loss & it will be worth the price. Another plus I forgot to mention is the ease of application. It has a great pump shape that makes it easy to get right to the roots of your hair. Keeping my fingers crossed that I see great long term results like I've seen with short term use.

    November 23, 2011

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Aveeno Positively Radiant Daily Cleansing Pads

    These cleansing pads are fantastic! They're convenient (love the other reviewers idea of cutting them in half and will be doing this!). I love that the pads have different textures on each side. One side is soft for gentle cleaning and the other side is rough for exfoliating. They leave my skin feeling super clean, but not stripped, my skin is super soft and exfoliated. They are great at removing every trace of makeup and gentle enough to use to remove eye makeup. I have found that when I want to use them to exfoliate that I'm better off not adding any additional water to the pad or my face until after I've gone over my skin with the rough side of the pad. They have enough moisture in them already that this works really well. Then I dampen the pad and go over my skin again with more moisture and it really gets my skin clean and soft. They are plenty big enough to cut in half and get two uses out of each pad. A 28 pad count of pad cost about $7.00 at Wal Mart, so cutting them in two makes them really affordable.

    October 9, 2010

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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