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  • L'Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Mineral Foundation

    I tend to gravitate toward all things L'Oreal--this company has proven itself with excellent products time and again. I was pleased with the shade range for this foundation and chose one which was virtually my own. But the powder was thick and chalky. I thought the applicator would make things easy, but it left uneven coverage and streaks. I used another brush with somewhat better but still unsatisfactory results. In essence, it did nothing to enhance my complexion; it sat atop my skin looking dreadful. I should have returned it.

    March 19, 2013

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion

    My sister has used this moisturizer since she was in her early twenties. I tried it about two years ago. I like the texture; while it's creamy, it absorbs instantly and hydrates well. No wonder it's been part of Clinique's "Three-Step System" for such a very long time . . .

    March 19, 2013

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Clinique Touch Base for Eyes
    9.0

    Clinique Touch Base for Eyes

    Clinique Has a Hit with This!

    Before eye shadow primers became popular, I used Clinique's "Touch Base" to keep shadows intact. But I also LOVE the fact that it can be worn alone as a subtle but flattering shadow (available in shades of "Buff," "Canvas," and "Uplighting," a taupe). I wish Clinique hadn't deleted some of the shades which were once available--I had them all. "Petal Shimmer" was a becoming, tender pink hue. Two cautions here: 1) When applying, use a brush or your ring finger, as it is your weakest and the least likely one to cause damage to the very delicate tissue here; and 2) Be sure to close the lid tightly. Once this product is dry, it is unusable.

    March 19, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion
    9.0

    Gold Bond Ultimate Healing Lotion

    Like Liquid Gold for Dry, Irritated Skin

    Gold Bond has come a long way. I recall using the powder occasionally, and it was only available at certain drugstores. I suppose enough customers showed confidence in this company to help them flourish--they now have an extensive line of skin care items. Their "Ultimate Healing Lotion" is a staple in our home, mainly used during the winter. It boasts seven moisturizers and three vitamins. I don't know what vitamins it contains, but it is replete with soothing Glycerin, Jojoba, and Aloe. It does a very good job at healing small cuts caused by exposure to the elements, continual hand-washing, etc. It is a dense, concentrated formula, great for immediately calming irritations. I like to slather it on and follow with white cotton gloves so that the moisturizers truly sink into my skin while I sleep (highly attractive, to be sure!).

    March 19, 2013

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Smashbox Master Class 11 Meet the Masters Palette
    10.0

    Smashbox Master Class 11 Meet the Masters Palette

    A SPECTACULAR Palette from Smashbox!

    Ah, palettes. I've discussed them before--yes, I am an addict. Want my attention? Simply pull out a palette. Want my devotion? Buy a good one for me. I attribute my compelling, powerful love of colors to the fact that I paint as an avocation. I delight in mixing shades and creating beautiful new ones. Sephora first offered Smashbox's "Meet the Masters Palette" in December. For what is contained, it is a true bargain at $59.00. But I was buying Christmas gifts for family and friends then and debated long and hard whether or not to indulge on myself--of course I did! And I'm so very glad I did. This palette packs a punch, chock-full of products in hues so creative, so becoming for any woman that I hope you'll purchase one as well. Let's start with the shadows. They are Smashbox's famous "Photo Op" variety--finely-milled, deeply pigmented, with a sumptuous texture and staying power. The lighter tones are fascinating. I am drawn to "Opal," a light pink base with a holographic appearance. "Flirt" is a sheer, gleaming beige, perfect from lid to brow bone. "Linen" is an ecru with some added lustre. And then there are the dark ones: "Serpent" is a glowing deep forest green. "Haze" is a lovely matte mix of purple-tinged grey. "Roast" is a delicious deep chocolate with sheen. My favorite? "Aubergine." It is the most seductive matte purple permitted by law. Accompanying creamy eyeliners are equally intriguing, from "Picasso" (midnight blue) to "Midnight Purple" and "Image" (a gold-infused moss green). Four "Brow Tech" powders are incorporated in the palette (what else could you possibly want?). Two large pods of blush are included with subtle sparkle--"Posy Pink," a shade so rosy, SO LOVELY that people have asked me the secret to my lit-from-within glow. Another is a pretty "Warm Apricot." Smashbox's much-touted "Soft Lights" highlighting powders are included to give a natural flush to face and décolleté. They come in "Lens" (peach), "Prism" (delightful pink), and "Shimmer" (beige). Add to this fantastic mix four rich, non-sticky lip glosses: "Bitten" (muted rose), "Guava" (perky apricot-rose), and "Mulberry" (perfect berry). Top any of them with "Buff," a nude gloss with a gold base. How to make purchasing this can't-miss kit easier for you? There are forty-five (count 'em) amazing products. Divide $59.00 by 45 and you are only paying about $1.30 per item! And you'll be mistaken for "Miss America" while wearing them. Now what are you waiting for? Head on over to Sephora or logon now for this SPECTACULAR DEAL!

    March 19, 2013

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Magic De-Crease Eyelid Primer
    9.0

    L'Oreal Magic De-Crease Eyelid Primer

    L'Oreal Makes Shadow Long-Lasting and Lovely

    Long before I had ever heard of Urban Decay's "Primer Potion" and Too Faced's "Shadow Insurance," I was a faithful user of Ultima II's "Fade Not, Crease Not" shadow base. It worked beautifully, but it became hard to find when Ultima II sadly disappeared from the cosmetic counters of department stores. I saw L'Oreal's original "De-Crease." I was perfectly pleased with that and now have tried their new "Magic De-Crease." It offers the same staying lengthy staying power of their other product. The nude base keeps cream, mineral, or powder shadows pigmented and in place for more than ten hours for me. I love Ultima II, Too Faced, and UD, but this is a mere $9.00 as opposed to $20.00 and more for the others. It's a win-win for women everywhere.

    March 19, 2013

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Physicians Formula Baked Collection Wet/Dry Eye Shadow
    9.0

    Physicians Formula Baked Collection Wet/Dry Eye Shadow

    Complementary Shades for a Seductive Look!

    I was intrigued when I saw Physician's Formula "Baked Collection Wet/Dry Eye Shadows" on my sister's vanity. The pods looked so intriguing; the shades were unique and sultry. So I bought a kit myself (a steal for about $8.50). The shades work beautifully together and go on smoothly. I use them dry during the day, but for extra "oomph," I wet them for a stunning, long-lasting look! I now own several of these little palettes and am in love.

    March 19, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Temptu AIR Pod Blush
    10.0

    Temptu AIR Pod Blush

    A Most TEMPTING Natural Blush

    I was fortunate enough to win this system from another beauty site. Foundation, blush, and highlighter apply the same way--you simply snap in the pigmented pod you want to the airbrush unit. I chose blush in a very flattering "Washed Rose" shade (the representatives at Temptu helped me choose the hue). You move the attached wand in small, circular motions. Start at the apples of your cheeks. Coverage is buildable, so begin with less and add as needed. It leaves a lovely, natural flush which lasts all day (and into the night)! Now I understand why brides flock to makeup artists for this technique. It's you--only far better!

    March 19, 2013

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System
    10.0

    Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System

    Can I TEMPT YOU To Purchase This?

    Why do women wear foundation? They want to even their skin tone, hide any imperfections, and impart a clarified, lit-from-within finish, right? That's exactly what Temptu's "Airbrush System" does--and THEN SOME! I was fortunate enough to win this from another beauty site, and I was so thrilled that I began experimenting the very night I received it. Foundation flows on seamlessly; you simply slip the small pigmented pod into the brush system and move in circular motions, concentrating first on where you need the most coverage. Less is more. There is no fear of bacterial contamination which you may have with using sponges or brushes for application. You look like yourself--only a much more enhanced version! The foundation lasts all day. That's very important for me, as I teach and have no time to use the ladies room, let alone do makeup touch-ups. Yes, it's expensive, but once you use it, you won't want to return to traditional foundation. There's no fear of having a cakey look or base clinging to fine lines and creases. IT IS A SECOND, MORE PERFECT SKIN. And I am perfectly happy!

    March 19, 2013

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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  • Temptu AIR pod Foundation
    10.0

    Temptu AIR pod Foundation

    Can I TEMPT YOU To Purchase This?

    Why do women wear foundation? They want to even their skin tone, hide any imperfections, and impart a clarified, lit-from-within finish, right? That's exactly what Temptu's "Airbrush System" does--and THEN SOME! I was fortunate enough to win this from another beauty site, and I was so thrilled that I began experimenting the very night I received it. Foundation flows on seamlessly; you simply slip the small pigmented pod into the brush system and move in circular motions, concentrating first on where you need the most coverage. Less is more. There is no fear of bacterial contamination which you may have with using sponges or brushes for application. You look like yourself--only a much more enhanced version! The foundation lasts all day. That's very important for me, as I teach and have no time to use the ladies room, let alone do makeup touch-ups. Yes, it's expensive, but once you use it, you won't want to return to traditional foundation. There's no fear of having a cakey look or base clinging to fine lines and creases. IT IS A SECOND, MORE PERFECT SKIN. And I am perfectly happy!

    March 19, 2013

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful

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