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  • Benefit Erase Paste
    4.0

    Benefit Erase Paste

    Would not recommend.

    This concealer is super creamy, blends beautifully and gives good coverage. Having said all that, I won't be using it again. It's TOO creamy, and settles into lines almost immediately. It creases and looks horrible under my eyes after just an hour or so. I tried it multiple ways with and without powder, and couldn't get it to work for me.

    March 9, 2012

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Mary Kay TimeWise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation
    9.0

    Mary Kay TimeWise Matte-Wear Liquid Foundation

    Right up there with Colorstay

    This foundation is amazing. The coverage is good, it lasts a long time with minimal touch-ups, and the color selection is good too! It's as good as Revlon colorstay, which is saying a lot! (even though it's more expensive--boo)

    March 7, 2012

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum
    10.0

    John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum

    Extra strength version

    I use the extra strength version of this serum (why don't they all have their own product pages?) and it is AMAZING! My hair is long, colored, and super frizzy and coarse. I only need a couple dime size amounts of this serum to smooth out all my hair. This serum is very moisturizing and weighs down some of my poof (lol). I would not recommend this to anyone with fine hair or those who only have mild frizz. If that's you, look for something lighter. If you suffer from mega frizz like me, however, you will probably love this!!

    December 15, 2011

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil
    6.0

    Redken All Soft Argan-6 Oil

    Not the greatest, but not bad

    I expected this oil to be super moisturizing and was actually afraid it would weigh my hair down. My hair is long, colored, and really frizzy and poofy, so I actually like products that weigh it down a little bit. This oil did moisturize and smooth some of the frizz, but it didn't do as good of a job as I thought it would. It will probably work for those with mildly frizzy hair who are looking for something light that will smooth frizz. If your hair is really coarse, you might be disappointed.

    December 15, 2011

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Maybelline New York Dream Matte Powder

    This powder is amazing. It goes on smoothly, doesn't look cakey and lasts for hours. Usually I get about 6 hrs without shine; unless it's really humid-then it only lasts about 4 hrs. But the great thing is all I have to do is blot away the shine and reapply some of this powder, and I immediately look fresh again! It doesn't look weird at all when reapplied halfway thru the day which is a big plus for me. Overall I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a good inexpensive powder to set your makeup and control shine. Highly recommended!!

    October 16, 2011

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Benefit Dandelion
    9.0

    Benefit Dandelion

    So flattering!!

    This blush is so gorgeous! It's a light pink with golden undertones and some shimmer. It brightens up my super fair skin and gives a beautiful glow. It's very buildable, so you can apply just a little for a hint of color or layer it on for more of a flush. It applies smoothly and evenly (I use my own brush; not the one provided) and lasts all day. It's definitely pricey but the quality is very high, so if you want to splurge you won't be disappointed!!

    October 16, 2011

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Wella Brilliance Conditioner
    8.0

    Wella Brilliance Conditioner

    Pretty good conditioner for dry hair

    I used the version of this conditioner for coarse hair because my hair is long, colored and can be quite dry (so I'm always looking for ultra-moisturizing conditioners). This conditioner smoothed my hair out and did a good job of detangling it. It also rinsed clean and didn't leave any residue. I noticed that after my hair dried it seemed very smooth and shiny (I do use good styling products though, so those contributed to that too). Overall I think this would work for anyone with moderately dry/damaged hair. I would have rated it higher but It's a tad pricey and you could easily find something that works just as well at any drugstore for less money. But if you don't mind spending a few extra dollars I would recommend trying it!

    October 16, 2011

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Wella Brilliance Shampoo

    I've tried the version of this shampoo for coarse hair (there's one for fine hair too) and I was pretty pleased with it. My hair is long, colored and dry so I need a lot of moisture. This shampoo cleaned my hair thoroughly without leaving any residue behind. It also didn't dry my hair out either, which is a plus! I would have rated it higher but it's a little pricey and you can easily find shampoos that work just as well at the drugstore.

    October 16, 2011

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel
    9.0

    Ouidad Climate Control Heat & Humidity Gel

    You DON'T have to have curly hair to love this stuff!

    This product is SO amazing. My hair isn't super curly (just a lil wave to it) but I love using this gel for frizz control. It's very silky and a little goes a long way. It doesn't leave hair crispy (yay!) or greasy. It really helps to smooth down the "poof" in my hair to make it silky and smooth looking. If the price were a little lower I would have given it a 10! Highly recommended if you don't mind the investment.

    September 14, 2011

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Paris Vive Pro Color Vive Shampoo for Color Treated Hair

    I think it's kind of hard to make a bad shampoo, so I usually don't find shampoos I hate. This shampoo cleans my hair well but doesn't dry it out or make it frizzy. It also rinses clean which is nice. I'm not sure if it's preserving my color or not; the only way to do that is to actually cut down on washing your hair. A bonus is that is smells amazing.

    September 12, 2011

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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