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  • Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter
    5.0

    Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

    Don't Quite Buy the Hype

    These are nice little lipstick/lip gloss/lip balm hybrids, but at the end of the day they never seem to offer enough color payoff or moisturizer or... anything, really. They're a bit schizophrenic when it comes to what they're trying to be. Some have much too much color payoff, some too little. A lot of the shades are too frosty or too pink. The only one I absolutely love is Berry Smoothie, the rest are okay and some are absolutely terrible -- the purple one in particular, which just makes everyone look like a corpse. I don't quite buy the hype with these.

    December 7, 2012

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Moisture Retention Shampoo

    This is definitely my favorite shampoo. Moisturizing, non-drying and very healing for my hair.

    December 1, 2012

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Shea Moisture Raw Shea Butter Deep Treatment Masque

    It's hard to give this mask much of a review as it just didn't seem to do anything at all. I guess it didn't hurt my hair, but it definitely didn't improve it.

    December 1, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Carmex Jar
    8.0

    Carmex Jar

    An All-Around Good Balm

    The Carmex Balm is just a solid lip product. The packaging is basic and has been essentially untouched for decades, as has the product inside. Both the packaging and the smell of the balm feel very "medicated," rather than cute or flashy. At the end of the day, this does what it promises.

    November 30, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • bareMinerals ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation
    5.0

    bareMinerals ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation

    Makes My Face Look Perfect -- In Photos

    I got this powder in the wrong shade, which is certainly my own fault, so i'll just talk about the coverage and application. First of all, a loose powder is always going to be a bit of a pain. Eventually it'll spill or you'll get too much on the brush or it'll wind up on your clothes. So that's an issue. The next issue is that it's hard to get good coverage without using a kabuki brush, but then you wind up applying a little too much and have a powder mask. Finally, when all is said and done, you go out feeling that your skin looks great, you can confirm it in your Facebook photos the next day, but in the mirror at the bar or the club or the restaurant, *you* can tell that your face looks like it's covered in chalk. So while this is great if you want to look flawless in your wedding photos, for all occasions when you don't expect to be photographed all night, you're better off with a more natural finish.

    November 30, 2012

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick
    6.0

    Benefit Silky Finish Lipstick

    Love the Color, Love the Feel -- Hate the Wear

    I've had this lipstick now in two colors -- Rocket Pop, a beautiful natural silky pink and Frenched, a gorgeous deep red. They look so pretty and shiny and beautiful on my lips. For 10 minutes, until they begin to slide everywhere like they've melted. Ultimately, while I appreciate what Benefit was trying to do here, the execution fails because these are worse than a dime store lip gloss when it comes to staying power.

    November 30, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm
    8.0

    EOS Smooth Sphere Lip Balm

    Gimmicky Packaging, Fairly Good Lip Balm

    Don't get me wrong -- I definitely got this balm for the packaging. The little spheres are so cute and unlike any other balm out there. The scents/flavors are also spectacularly tasty -- I have the Alice in Wonderland collection and the green-colored balm that I believe is melon. They smell and taste amazing, they don't have that really waxy feel of some lower-end lip balms, but I wouldn't consider these an HG product for me. All in all, if you want a really cute little lip balm that tastes great and keeps your lips fairly moisturized, this is a great option, but there are more moisturizing balms out there that are better for chapped lips, like e45's stick balm.

    November 30, 2012

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lush Eyes Right Mascara
    9.0

    Lush Eyes Right Mascara

    Perfect for Natural, Clump-Free Lashes

    I love this mascara. It's definitely expensive (it retails in Canada for about $23), but if you want a very natural-looking mascara that won't clump, flake or fade throughout the day, your search is over. The application with the tiny eyedropper-style top can be a bit difficult, but once applied correctly, you wind up with a very soft, natural look.

    November 30, 2012

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Lush Dream Cream
    10.0

    Lush Dream Cream

    Great for Eczema

    I love this cream -- it's gentle enough for your face and great for any redness on your body. It's also great for eczema -- I know a woman who said that she got her redness and itchiness the most under control with this product.

    November 28, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Physicians Formula Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Blush

    I love this blush. I have it in Rosy Glow and it looks incredibly natural and beautiful against my NW15 skin. My HG blush for a long time was Lancome's Shimmer Pink Pool, but after I turned 20 I wanted something a little less glittery. This is a great alternative. The color distribution is perfect and it just seems to sink perfectly into the skin.

    November 28, 2012

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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