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  • NYX Cosmetics The Curve Liner

    Love how it doesn't smudge but it's really difficult to do cat eyes with this liner. Michelle Phan makes it looks so easy in her video when she said this was the best liner she's ever used. The tip became really dry every time I tried to do a winged line. I find that this also tugged on my eyelid and I couldn't get the line to come out straight and with smooth edges. The lines comes out bumpy every time. I have to press down really hard to try to get the ink to come out since the tip dries up really fast. Wouldn't ever buy again.

    November 23, 2013

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  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss
    3.0

    Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss

    Pretty packaging....

    I've always wanted to try this because it comes in such a nice packaging; however I found this to be kind of sticky and drying for my lips. I bought this in Pink Whisper and I love the color but I had to keep reapplying. It wasn't moisturizing at all. It was really tacky for me. I'm surprised it had great reviews on it though. The product was really thick for me. My hair clung to it like crazy.

    November 23, 2013

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  • Maybelline New York Color Sensational Lip Gloss

    I actually quite like this due to all the many great reviews. I bought this in the mauve color and the color is so pretty!!! I used to be a lip gloss gal back in high school but now that I'm older I prefer lipstick because I don't like how my hair clings to my lip gloss. Wow! This is the exception though. The color stays true to what you see on the outside of the tube. It has a nice velvety texture most similar to a lipstick. I really like this about this lip gloss. It's not sticky nor tacky. It's also very moisturizing and I find that after the gloss is gone, it leaves a pretty stain on your lips afterwards. The smell is also bearable. I usually don't like lip gloss because I find that the smell is more "perfumey" than lipsticks but this has just the perfect scent. I'm not quite sure what it smells like but like I said it's bearable. Great lip gloss!!!

    November 23, 2013

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  • CoverGirl Professional All-in-One Mascara
    8.0

    CoverGirl Professional All-in-One Mascara

    Like this brand better than Maybelline mascaras...

    I like how this mascara gives you the option of a straight brush or a curved brush. Because I find it easier to maneuver with a straight brush I bought the straight brush. It makes my lashes look super long. I was surprised especially since it's a drugstore brand and I think psychologically we all have it in our heads that super expensive brands might be better. I like how it doesn't clump after I applied 2 or 3 coats of it. It doesn't seem to hold my curl well and that's why I gave it 8 stars. Also it doesn't thicken the way I wanted it to. After using this for a week, I find that the mascara dries really fast too. My tube looks like it's months old. I wanted that va va oomph to my lashes. Instead I got natural looking lashes--which would be great if that's what you're aiming for but me personally, I prefer thick bold lashes that doesn't smudge, clump or flake. Sad to say I'm still on the hunt for that "perfect" mascara but overall this is by far the best drugstore mascara I've ever used!!!

    November 23, 2013

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  • Yes To Grapefruit Spot Correcting Body Creme

    Hate the consistency of this. It is comparable to a sunblock/sunscreen. It is super thick and white, making it really hard for me to rub until the whiteness is gone. It's not moisturizing as well. It reminds me of those cheap lotion you can purchase at the Dollar Tree. My skin does become soft after a couple minutes once the product has fully absorbed but as a moisturizing product, I wouldn't recommend this. I hate having to blend several long minutes before the product is no longer white that I will no longer be using this and will return back to Ulta so I won't be able to tell you if my dark spots have diminished according to this product's claim. Other than that, this product has a hint of grapefruit smell to this if you love the smell of grapefruit.

    November 23, 2013

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  • Aveeno Skin Relief Moisture Repair Cream
    9.0

    Aveeno Skin Relief Moisture Repair Cream

    Works better than baby lotion.....

    My baby has really dry skin especially during the harsh winter months. He developed a rash all over his arms and legs due to all the scratching. I used baby oil to baby lotion (even my usual lotion) and nothing seems to work. Thank god my sister in law works at a dermatologist's office that she recommended this stuff and bought some samples over. I used it once and the next day my baby's rash was LITERALLY gone, leaving his skin super soft. This is truly a miracle in a jar!!! I find that the product can be quite greasy but since it works better than baby lotion or baby oil, I give this a 9 out of 10. Amazing stuff!!!

    November 23, 2013

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  • Aveeno Ultra Calming Daily Moisturizer SPF 30

    I hate putting this on because it is really greasy. My face has an ultra reflective sheen after applying it on. It is also very thick almost like the consistency of a sunblock or sunscreen, making it hard to blend so the whiteness of the product would absorb properly. I bought this because it claimed to reduce redness but I find that it didn't do that. My face still looks the same so I have to use green primer to neutralize my red undertone afterwards. Because it has SPF, I was hoping to use this during the summer months but because it makes my skin look super oily, I recommend using it during the harsh winter months when your skin seems to be more drying and then seal this with powder on top to diminish the shine.

    November 23, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Tone Correcting Concealer
    9.0

    E.L.F. Tone Correcting Concealer

    Cheap but amazing!!!!

    By far, ELF has some of the best concealer in my opinion. They are so cheap but worth every penny. I love how this brightens up my face so much as if I'm glowing! This concealer doesn't have as much coverage as the stick version but it's still pretty good and easily blendable if you have minor imperfections like me.

    November 22, 2013

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  • Maybelline New York Shine Free Oil Control Loose Powder

    I have really oily skin and needed something to take away my shine. I bought this due to the many great reviews on this. Am I glad I listened and ended up buying this. It has a matte finish (just what I was looking for!!!) Throughout the day during the summer I had no oily forehead. This powder sure absorbed all the oil. Thanks Maybelline!

    November 22, 2013

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  • Maybelline New York Volum' Express Falsies Big Eyes Mascara

    I love the concept of having two sides (one for upper lashes and one for lower). That's the main reason I bought this. This is my 3rd day using this and I really like it. I never have much luck with Maybelline mascaras but this was the exception. It doesn't clump for me despite the reviews saying it does. I like how it doesn't tend to smudge as much. I think all washable mascaras will smudge after a while but I had this on throughout my 8 hour shift at work and only had to wipe the smudges off once. It made my lashes appear longer and lifted my skimpy lashes up high. I got this in Blackest Black and it is really amazingly dark. Thanks Maybelline for taking away my biased reviews on your mascaras! You saved yourself this time.

    November 22, 2013

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