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  • Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder
    7.0

    Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder

    Too light for a bronzer on my skintone

    The Too Faced Pink Leopard Bronzing Powder is a very cute product. I know sometimes cute can sound as if you're being a bit condescending (like, "That's ... cute"), but in this instance, I don't mean it that way. I am praising this product. It comes in such hot packaging, combining my two great loves - leopard print and pink - with an included mirror and small brush that's just the right size for brushing along the cheekbones. And look at the product itself! Once again, both pink and leopard print - how can you go wrong? But,it's a smidge too light. In order to be a true bronzer, in my opinion, the product has to give the wearer noticeable added color, not just a golden glow. Otherwise, it's a highlighter. And, on wearers of my skintone or darker, that's just what this will be - a highlighter. But as a highlighter, it rocks! I highly recommend it and give it my kiss of approval!

    August 15, 2008

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
    10.0

    Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder

    One of my favorite bronzers!

    Unlike MAC's bronzer, Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder does not have much shimmer and it works best in the true sense of how one should wear bronzer: swept across the high planes of the face. With MAC's bronzer, I can layer it over blush, but I wouldn't suggest that with Bobbi Brown's. However, if you want to add that burnished brownness to your already brown skin, this bronzer is the answer to that question, honey. In two shades that will work on us gals of deeper hue - Dark and Deep - I think you'll be pleased.

    August 14, 2008

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Stila SPF 20 Shine Lip Color
    6.0

    Stila SPF 20 Shine Lip Color

    Creamy, but not shiny

    The best part about the Stila Shine Lip Color is that it contains SPF 20 - more than adequate sunscreen to protect your pout. With it, you won't feel guilty running this creamy concoction on your lips over and over again! I do have to say that I think the name of the product is a bit misleading. A name like Shine Lip Color makes me think I'm getting a lip product that is most likely sheer and most definitely glossy. But neither is the case here. What I found myself with is a very pleasant and creamy lipstick - it doesn't shine at all, nor is it sheer in the slightest. But, on those days when my lips are feeling particularly dry or I'm attempting to look a bit more polished or sophisticated, Stila Shine Lip Color is a good choice. It is available in eight different shades - I have Talia, which is a neutral plum.

    August 14, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 (3ea)

    The Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 includes lemon, chamomile and green tea, along with skin conditioners and antioxidants. One small sticking point with me is that it can take a bit to get it out of the tube. It's in a squeeze tube and I've found that I have to squeeze harder than I would have thought, but that's fine, once I got the hang of it. The great thing is that it doesn't feel waxy on the lips, but leaves your lips immediately moisturized and smooth, with no flakes. And, with SPF 25, this balm is great for use as sun protection for your lips - yes, your lips need sun protection, too!

    August 14, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • N.Y.C. New York Color Sun 2 Sun Bronzing Powder

    In three shades: Bronze Gold, Bronze Mist (which I'm wearing today) and Terracotta Tan, you are sure to find a duo that suits your needs, no matter what shade you are! The Bronze Mist duo, for example, comes with a very deep shimmery bronze side and a light, peachy pink side. These duos can have multiple uses. You can use them like I am today, with the dark side as cheek color and the light side as highlight. You can use them as highlight and contour powders. You can use them like traditional bronzers. You can use them separately as blushes. I think these chumpies would even look good swiped across your eyes as bronzy shadows! These things might be my new best friends!

    August 14, 2008

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Natural Shine Lip Gloss

    Being a lip product fiend, I, of course, bought the Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Natural Lip Shine Gloss in every darn color available. I have been wearing them for weeks now and they are the only ones I took on vacation with me. They are almost perfect glosses - lush, moisturizing, high on shine (a troupe member told me my "lip gloss was poppin'" the first time she saw me sporting one), come in a bunch of colors and are affordable. Yay! Carmindy and Sally Hansen got these glosses right. In fact, I'm wearing one today - the shade is Juicy Cherry and it is fab! Unfortunately, the scent is a bit irksome for me, though I don't think it'll bother everybody. I'm not sure how to describe it other than "sweet". But it fades, so I don't mind after a while. Worse, though, is that my local Walgreen's has stopped carrying the line, which makes me furious, since I love it so much. But, Ulta has the entire line in full force, so if you have an Ulta not too far from you, get it there! You can also find the line in Duane Reade and in some Rite Aid and CVS stores.

    August 14, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil
    6.0

    bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil

    Feather Light Mineral Veil

    For those of you who are interested in mineral makeup and finishing powders, but who have drier skin, the Bare Escentuals Feather Light Mineral Veil may be for you! The finish is quite different from BE's traditional Mineral Veil, in that, instead of giving your skin a matte look, it leaves your skin looking decidedly luminous. As an oily-skinned gal who's looking to diminish oil and its effects, this isn't always the look I'm going for, but it can work if you need a touch of added luminosity to your skin. It also works quite well as a highlighting powder.

    July 23, 2008

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer
    10.0

    Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer

    The Holy Grail of concealers!

    My life changed the day I first had this concealer and powder applied to me at the Bobbi Brown counter! I have dark undereye circles that I always struggle to conceal. The BB Creamy Concealer does that beautifully, not to mention that it also covers any redness and dark marks. It blends into my skin so seamlessly that I can wear it alone, without any foundation, and still look flawless. I will NEVER, NEVER be without one. In fact, I'm hitting pan in the one I have right now and will be at the mall tomorrow to buy a new one!

    June 29, 2008

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Bobbi Brown Creamy Lip Color

    I love this - I have it in Bronzed Pink, which is a great "my lips, but better" shade. It's akin to MAC's Slimshine lipstick, but not as sheer. Moisturizing and beautiful. I'm going back for another one!

    March 11, 2008

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Physicians Formula Shimmer Strips Custom Bronzer, Blush & Eye Shadow

    These are my favorite shimmer products! I have Shimmer Strips in Sunset Strip, Miami Strip and Waikiki Strip and I couldn't be happier with them. I wear them several times a week, as highlighter for my cheekbones, on my tear ducts and under my brows, and as eyeshadow. I've even added a bit to my lips to give them a touch of shimmer. I wouldn't say these work as blush because they're too light for that on my skin, but as shimmer powder, they are excellent!

    March 11, 2008

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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