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  • Benefit Posietint
    8.0

    Benefit Posietint

    Love it on lips!

    I have an extremely fair skin tone that can make wearing pinks difficult.(I have coolish skin but a warm natural hairicolor and eyes, so my skin reads more neutral.) Too cool and I look sallow. Too warm and I look sickly. Posie Tint strikes the right balance between the two, and it's easy to build the coverage on days when I need a bit more. I usually wear this as a lipstain, and I like that the gel formula has a bit of working time...so much easier to use than some others I've tried! I also like that it doesn't dry out my lips, and that it lasts a long time. I vary the look by topping with a bit of clear gloss--perfect for summer!

    June 13, 2012

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  • CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain
    1.0

    CoverGirl Outlast Lipstain

    Uneven application, dries out my lips, worst pink color I've ever tried (shade:

    When these came out I loved the idea of soft, stainy color that lasts all day. Ummm...these aren't it. The product does not go on evenly even when you're not wearing lip moisturizer, it's not buildable (as in, you can't correct uneven application or adjust the color), and although the CoverGirl website color advisor recommended the "Blossom" shade for my skintone, it's the most garish, cheap looking, overdone pink I've ever seen. What did go on my lips turned pink-orange after a few minutes, and it dried out my lips terribly. I rarely throw out a product I don't like, because I can almost always make it work somehow. This is one of the few that got chucked immediately. (theBalm's Staniac in "Beauty Queen" and Benefit's "Posie Tint" work much, much better for me.)

    June 13, 2012

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  • Mitchum Powder Fresh Clear Gel For Women

    I like this product because it doesn't leave white marks, and it actually works even during the hottest part of the summer. As another reviewer said, it doesn't take much of this product at all. I prefer the powder scented one, which smells exactly like a faint baby powder scent and doesn't clash with my perfume.

    June 12, 2012

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  • Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 55
    10.0

    Aveeno Baby Continuous Protection Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 55

    I don't have kids but use it for my fair sensitive skin!

    Having ultra-fair skin and living in Los Angeles, I use a lot of sunblock! My skin is also extremely sensitive, so even though I don't have kids, I decided to try this, thinking, if it's gentle enough for babies it should work for me. It does! While it's true that it doesn't absorb quite as quickly as some, give it a few seconds and it will soak in to a non-sticky finish. I like that it doesn't have a strong scent, and it doesn't smell like I raided someone's diaper bag! The scent is very neutral. I also like that it's packaged in a stand-up tube, which makes it easy to dispense and apply, as well as easy to tell when I'm running low.

    June 12, 2012

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  • Avon Far Away Eau de Parfum Spray
    7.0

    Avon Far Away Eau de Parfum Spray

    Spicy, sweet, not for those who hate Shalimar & similar fragrances

    This is a sweet, spicy, complex, heavy scent, and you'll either love it or hate it because there's nothing green or fruity about it. In fragrance-speak, it's what used to be called a "spicy Oriental" (Shalimar was the best known of these). This doesn't smell like Shalimar, but rather like a distant members of the same family. Far Away is definitely its own thing, being sweeter, with notes of vanilla bean, cocoa, spicy black pepper, and musky notes mixed in with some sweet florals I can't identify. (This is what I mean by complex; there's a lot going on in there!) I like this in very small does (it's strong and lasts a long time) and usually I wear it when I'm dressing 20's or '30's vintage but don't want to break out the Shalimar...It has that same kind of exotic aura. (If you're into old movies, it smells like something Myrna Loy would have worn when she played what the studio called "exotic" types.) Not for everyone and definitely not for every occasion, because it can be a bit heady--it's definitely not a summer fragrance!--and definitely to be applied with a light hand. I certainly give Avon kudos, though, because although it is sweet, the complexity makes it smell much more expensive than it is and not at all like "cheap perfume". It smells like something an old-school perfumier would have done with ingredients that are no longer available, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. If you like exotic, spicy scents or have an occasion to play a vintage vamp, this may be for you.

    June 12, 2012

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  • Clinique Happy
    8.0

    Clinique Happy

    My spring & summer travel fragrance

    This one depends a lot on your body chemistry. On some people it's really green, and on others it's really fruity. On my skin, I get a lot of citrus, but not so much that it's too sweet, and it doesn't have the "cough, cough, down your throat" heaviness of some fragrances. This makes keeping a small spray sample in my travel bag a must in the summer, because a spritz when I arrive at the hotel is really reviving.

    June 12, 2012

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  • Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Parfum
    7.0

    Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Parfum

    Works best in a product instead of just as itself

    I like the scent of this...in a body care product. In a product like a body lotion, the light powdery aspect to the fragrance really works and is nicely balanced by light florals. On its own as a fragrance, the powdery aspect tends to take over a bit too much. The body products are great and have the right amount of scent, but I can't see myself buying this as an actual perfume or cologne. The body lotion is just right for summer, however, and is my go-to summer evening fragrance.

    June 12, 2012

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  • Dior Miss Dior
    9.0

    Dior Miss Dior

    Multi-layered, fruity and flowery (Eau de Parfum)

    This Eau de Parfum has many layers and notes, so your body chemistry plays a large role in how it smells. On me, there's a lot of Mandarin and fruit mixed with light florals, but very little "green" or moss, so it's very light and sunshiney. Conversely, some of my friends have the exact opposite experience and got the powdery, old lady thing. All I can say is, try it and see what it does on you! One thing I especially like about this parfum is that its complexity reveals itself in layers, so it smells different throughout the day. For this reason, I like it as a day-to-evening fragrance that's perfect for going out after work.

    June 12, 2012

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  • Stila One Step Bronze
    8.0

    Stila One Step Bronze

    Looks scary for fair skin but it's great!

    I got this in a Birchbox, and I'm so glad I did because I probably would never have tried it otherwise, having had some really bad bronzer experiences in the past. The dark-looking pigments make this a really scary looking product in the bottle for those of us with super-fair skin. Then I noticed they're suspended in a gel base, so I ventured forth. Know what? It works! I applied sparingly at first, and it wasn't too dark at all. It went on nicely and was easy to blend, and wasn't streaky in the least. It also didn't leave my face orange, which happened with a lot of bronzers I've tried in the past. The amount of shimmer was the right amount, too without being full-on Vegas glitz. My combination skin liked it, too. My only complaints? Vague instructions took me a minute to figure out whether I was supposed to use facial moisturizer first (I split the difference and used a light one), and having SPF in the product would be a great touch (fortunately my moisturizer has it). As for staying power,it's hard to say because I don't use bronzer on my whole face--just where the sun would highlight-- but it's probably about the same as my normal BB cream. Overall, I was pleased with the results and I'll definitely buy this when the sample runs out.

    June 12, 2012

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  • Demeter Fragrance Library Kahala Hawaiian Surf Cologne

    This is my go-to casual summer fragrance, and I love it so much that off-season I store it carefully in a cool dark place. It smells like everything good about a great day at the beach: tropical scented suntan oil, wet skin, sticky cotton candy on the boardwalk, and flowers in your hair...maybe even a sweet cocktail or two! Despite the sweetness, it's well-balanced, and it's so light you just want to breathe in more, more more!

    June 12, 2012

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