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  • Too Faced Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup

    This is oily, but gives you a dewy glowing natural skin finish that actually looks very healthy. I'm so happy that they made medium to dark shade ranges, which most bb creams don't make. It doesn't compare to Asian BB creams, but compared to other American BB creams, it is much better. It is better than tinted moisturizers, and better for your skin too. The packaging is so pretty in pink, plastic is soft and feels good, and it feels ergonomic and dispenses product nicely. It is worth the $, if you have the right occasion to wear bb creams.

    June 5, 2012

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Garnier Skin Renew Miracle Skin Perfector BB Cream SPF 15

    This foundation is too oily, it made me break out every time I used it. I recommend this for dry skin types, or save it for winter time. It seems to have low pigment coverage, but it amazingly evens out your complexion very well. Compared to asian bb creams, it is so sheer and disappointing, so look at this more like a tinted foundation that does a little more. I will use this for quick errands, but will not wear this to work where I need foundation that will last me all day. In the summer heat, it only lasts two hours on my oily skin, but at least there is SPF protection to feel good about. They were right on for making bb cream for med/dark complexion, because majority of the BB creams are still only available for light complexions.

    June 5, 2012

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful

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  • Dior Diorskin Forever Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF 25

    This foundation gives me a moist natural skin look for a long wear foundation, with good coverage. It doesn't have the "paint" texture like other long wear foundations do, but it isn't as long lasting as the ones that have that "paint" texture. It gives you sufficient playtime to even it out onto skin, spreading well and allows for good blending. It is the best smelling foundation I know, smells just like their perfume, Dior Addict2.

    June 5, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup
    6.0

    Revlon PhotoReady Airbrush Mousse Makeup

    Love the look, Smells BAD

    This foundation gives me a dewy fresh skin look, with a good coverage. The mousse is thick and creamy, well pigmented for a mousse. Its on the oily side, so i don't recommend it for oily skin types for summertime to wear it alone. I just spray with foundation locking spray and set with a little coating of powder and it can last all day. However it smells terrible, and the smell doesn't go away all day. My boyfriend hated the smell and wouldn't even kiss me with this on!

    June 5, 2012

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • St. Ives Naturally Clear Blemish Fighting Apricot Cleanser

    Don't let the creamy texture fool you. This definitely cleans my face of all oil and make up, but doesn't make my face dry or stripped. Rather, my skin feels silky afterwards. It feels slightly cooling, which is so refreshing, and it smells fine. This is a great buy for the price.

    May 22, 2012

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Urban Decay Naked2 Palette
    9.0

    Urban Decay Naked2 Palette

    No brainer must have

    UD, you did it again. You finally realized that we, the collectors, will not even think twice about NOT getting this. The colors fall a little short from the first one (like chopper - who needs another copper? and half baked - we all have this permanent by now), but who cares when these are all neutrals, classics that we can all wear and all should have. Thank you soooo much for including so many shimmer shades. The shimmers are intense and silky. Pistol, the new color, a hard to find as always, grayish brown shimmer is my favorite. Busted and Blackout, the two darkest colors are so pigmented that very tiny bit is all you need, so be light handed on these shades. Thank you UD, I won't mind if you kept coming out with Naked 3, 4, whatever, because I have faith in you that you'll add new colors and they will be all well balanced in colors, shimmers, metallics, mattes, that would keep interesting me. Just keep glitters and non neutral colors out of the collection please.

    April 4, 2012

    6 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
    9.0

    Urban Decay Naked Palette

    Must have for a collector

    This is a classic that every makeup junkie should have. Even if you're not into neutral colors, believe me, you will be someday. The shadow are great for contouring as well, because many are in the brown tones. However, not all the colors are flattering, and the UD shadows are not topmost quality, in my opinion, but still, they are of high quality, and well pigmented. They are silky and go on well, and lasts with primer. I am highly appreciative that they realize that these colors are the staples that we all should have as a set. The velvet case is so nice to the touch, warm, soft, easy to hold unlike their following palette in the series, also unique and nice, but as a collector, they don't match, and I wish they did.

    April 4, 2012

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • NYX Cosmetics NYX Butt Naked Eyes Makeup Palette

    The eyeshadow colors in this palette are classic, usable, coordinated, and flattering on lids. However there are too many matte colors, as usual with NYX palettes, I do not know why they don't make shimmer or metallic palettes or at least mix them up better. Also, there are too many dark colors, and they should have put in more medium brown toned colors (not gray toned) so that we can use them as contouring colors. Also, the quality isn't as great as their single shadows. It's slightly harder to pick up, probably because they pressed these harder. Their face colors are usually useless for me, since the colors are all too light, making my face chalky and whiter. Nevertheless, I had to have it to add to my NYX palette collection. All of their palettes are different sizes, they should really make them all same sizes...

    April 4, 2012

    2 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Maybelline New York Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm

    The clear one in the blue tube (Quenched) is the best one. This is super moisturizing, glides on soft and smooth, and lasts for many hours of protection from dry air. However I can smell slight hint of SPF, which bothers me, especially since I don't need it because I wear this to bed. Maybelline, please make SPF free versions so that I don't have to smell this when falling asleep. The peppermint one is also clear, but the SPF smell was strong and it was also too minty. Of the tinted ones, I like peach kiss the best, for nude/sheer color that is easy to apply without any mirrors, since afterall, these are lip balms. This one is scented lightly like peaches, but I can still smell the sunscreen... But overall, I like it enough to continue using for many years.

    April 4, 2012

    0 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter

    Creme Brulee is the best shade that I can find in the drug store. It is a nude shade that is not too "dead" looking or too peach or too pink. I'm so sensitive that 90% of lipstick scents bother me, but this one is so subtle that it will not offend you. It smells like a hint of vanilla, (like a creme brulee!) and usually vanilla is an offensive scent for me, like most asians, but this one is tolerable. It applies like a balm, so soft, smooth, and efforless, and has a shiny finish. It doesn't last, but who cares when everything else is perfect. Balms are appropriate to reapply in public, whereas lipsticks are not, so this one is a sneaky way i can apply lipsticks by swiping it on like a lip balm. You can't go wrong with this one. It's great in winter because this one helped heal my chapped lips by providing lots of moisture and protected my lips, I did't have to sacrifice pigments for healing balms this winter. This one beats the competitors balms that came out around the same time too. Thank you Revlon, finally doing lipsticks right.

    April 4, 2012

    17 of 23 people found this review helpful

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