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  • REvlon Illuminance Creme Shadow

    REvlon Illuminance Creme Shadow

    A good solid product

    I quite like these cream shadows. I find that they have fxed the formula from when they first came on the market, and now they go on nice and smooth and have good staying power. I would recommend these if you like a very well blended look. They can be tricky if you want each colour to stand out on your eye, but they are great for blending. Also, if you just want a super fast pulled together weekend look, swiping a lighter colour on your lid will give you that with one product. These also work well as bases under poweder shadows to give them more staying power and impact. A good thing to have in your stable of beauty products.

    April 29, 2013

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • CoverGirl CG Smoothers AquaSmooth Compact Foundation

    CoverGirl CG Smoothers AquaSmooth Compact Foundation

    Finally a foundation that doesn't turn me into a flaky scaly mess!

    I have been on a mad quest for the longest time to find a foundation that gives me good coverage but that is also hydrating and doesn't cling to the dry spots on my face. I have very dry skin, even with exfoliation and moisturizing, so most foundations find the dry skin on my nose and chin and cling to it, making me scaly and flaky looking. Most foundations just sit on the surface of my skin hanging out in the dry patches. I always thought you needed a liquid foundation for dry skin. I also always thought you needed to spend a fortune for good foundation. Both those ideas went out the window when I tried the AquaSmooth foundation. It has a wonderful silky texture, you can apply with a foundation brush or the sponge provided. If you dampen the sponge you can build the foundation until you get the coverage you need. I find that just a light application gives me all the coverage I need and it has an amazing soft finish that doesn't require any additional powder. Best of all I have no flakes on my nose or dry patches on my chin. It just blends right into my skin and gives me a flawless complexion that lasts all day. My search is over! LOVE this product.

    December 18, 2009

    9 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • NYX Cosmetics NYX Trio Eyeshadow

    NYX Cosmetics NYX Trio Eyeshadow

    Can't say enough good things about these eyeshadows.

    I love NYX eyeshadows! I can't tell you how pleasantly surpirsed I was to find this brand. The quality of all their eyeshadow products is in my opinion supeior to any drug-store brand, and is on par with most high-end brands. In pigmentation and application I would seriously have to compare these eyeshadows to Nars, but at a third of the price! The trios are great because they come with three complimentary colours, all ready to go and take the guess work out of using a larger palette. There are a wide range of colours to choose from, and when combined with their singles, you can achieve any colour combo you need. They are highly pigmented and go on silky smooth. I can put them on in the morning without an eyelid primer and they will last all day. Just a dab on your brush will do your whole eye. The only downside I could discuss, and it's kind of a stretch, is that the colour range (at least in Canada) tends to stay to the darker side, and I haven't been able to find a lot of variety in the lighter, brighter range in the trios. But they are certainly covered in the singles so you can mix and match. Hands down, the best eyeshadows you can buy in the drug store or at the lower-price point. I would say that these trios are the makeup lovers little secret becuase we love the quality and the price just can't be beat.

    November 21, 2009

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara

    I have tried just about every drug store brand of mascara as I search for the product that will give me false-eyelash type volume. I have gone down the road of using high-end expensive products that in the end I never felt lived up to the price tag. I have also noticed that the selection available at the lower-price point has improved so much over the years that there really is no need to buy the higher priced items. I have heard a lot of good things about L'oreal voluminous, so I decided to try it out. At first I was not impressed with the product. I liked it on my lashes, but I found it to be clumpy in the tube and on the brush and I was ready to put it away and forget about it. Then I did a comparison one day between the Voluminous and another drug-store brand that had been my favourite. After the comparison, I have to say that the Voluminous is the superior product. It gives volume, but also fans out your lashes and makes them much longer. I feel like I am wearing falsies. You get volume, lift, length and separation with this product. I still have to be careful with little clumps, and I still have to clean the brush off before I apply, but I'm willing to overlook that for the results I get. It's the only mascara I took with me on holiday!

    November 21, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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