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  • Benefit Ultra Shines Lip Gloss

    This smells like peach flowers! There is no underlying bad smell nor bad taste. It feels silky, never sticky or greasy, just feels so wonderful on my lips. It gives me high shine and is pigmented moderately. Life on the A List is the best pink gloss color ever! It's a delicate, pampered, subtle pink. I will only use this gloss from now on, and I even stocked up on these. By the way, the older ones still smell lovely and feels great, great to know that these don't go bad, whereas majority of other brands' lipglosses, even high end, turn horrible in a year.

    April 4, 2012

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  • Benefit Girl Meets Pearl
    10.0

    Benefit Girl Meets Pearl

    better than high beam!

    If you have tanned skin like me, or likes to use bronzers, this shimmer is in the right shade because it's warm and shimmers golden when light hits it. Apply to the top of your cheeks, and curve around the eyes in a "c" shape. When the light hits, believe me, they can see this! The packaging is clever too, because you can dispense very small amount with one twist that clicks, and the inner cap keeps the product from drying up/ clumping/glopping up, unlike their other highlight products that come in nail polish like jars. I had to twist it/click it sooooo many times in the beginning though, just to get it started. This made me so worried that I thought mine was defective/broken, why didn't they fill this more so that this many clicks would not happen!

    April 4, 2012

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  • Benefit She Laq
    8.0

    Benefit She Laq

    It works

    This really seals in eyeshadows, eyeliners, lipsticks, mascaras, you name it. It's like hairspray for your makeup, without the alcohol. It can be tricky to apply however, if you're heavy handed. It can make your eyeshadow bleed or thin out, for example. It can also crease into lids after a looong day/night even if you didn't sweat. It's not very ergonomic nor portable since it's in a jar, but since they give you different applicators, it's all-purposeness sacrifices for portability/design. One bottle will last you ten lifetimes. Pretty bottle can stay out on my dresser any time without any embarassment :)

    April 4, 2012

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  • CLEAN Warm Cotton Eau de Parfum

    I love fresh/clean/soap category of perfumes, but give me a break, this one is just a fabric softener smell. It's straightforward and plain boring. It doesn't make me feel happy, special, sexy nor anything. I'll spray my linens instead of on me, thanks for making my room smell clean & fresh.

    April 4, 2012

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  • Philosophy Amazing Grace Eau de Parfum

    This scent is clean, but too ordinary soap like, not special enough to feel sexy, happy, romantic, or special. It's ok for going to office/work, but it's boring. It lasted about 6 hours, which is pretty good for fresh/clean category, but I'd rather have much more pleasant fresh/clean/soapy scents that would not last as long.

    April 4, 2012

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  • Versace Bright Crystal
    8.0

    Versace Bright Crystal

    Happy, girly

    This fragrance brings out pretty and happy feeling, as a young girl would feel. It's pink and shiny to match the smell. The smell is clean, fresh, happy, bright, slightly sweet, pretty, girly smell, that stays the same, but doesn't last long for the reason it's top heavy. But this makes it great because there are no annoying bottom notes.

    April 4, 2012

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  • Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy
    8.0

    Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy

    versatile. "Pretty"

    This scent is not too mature nor young, perfect for day and night, and well balanced with top/middle/bottom notes. Sweetness, floral, and fruits are in harmony, so that none are overpowering more than the other, yet, strong enough to last all day. Wearing this brings out the feeling of "pretty" most to me, rather than sexy, beautiful, fresh, etc...

    April 4, 2012

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  • Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette
    9.0

    Too Faced Smoky Eye Palette

    better quality than before

    The original smoky palette was of poor quality, so this one is much better, worth buying. The colors seem bright (blue/green/brown), but they actually go on darker. highly pigmented. But still, they should've made classic smoky colors like brown-gray, greenish black, various shades of smokes, like gunmetal, pewter, charcoal, all close to black, just slightly different for a true smoky variation palette. Who needs another pink, cream, or silver color when grayish brown shimmer is so hard to find?

    April 4, 2012

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  • Too Faced Romantic Eye Palette

    When Too faced added this to their series, perhaps they were out of great ideas and moved on to just good ideas, because these are not classics/staples. Not all colors are flattering/usable, and pressing varied, where some were too soft (broke) and some didn't pick up onto brushes. Still, I had to have it to add to my collection, so they did the right thing by keeping the series going in same packaging style.

    April 4, 2012

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  • Too Faced Naked Eye Palette
    10.0

    Too Faced Naked Eye Palette

    Another classic

    The colors are all flattering, great for smoky eye looks too. Very usable neutral colors, a no brainer must have for junkies and collectors. They have many palette series, but get this one first because of the essential color combos. The applicator drawer is unnecessary, as they found out because the latter serier do not have this anymore. Too bad that they didn't plan this ahead so that all the series can be collected to match in size.

    April 4, 2012

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