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  • E.L.F. Natural Radiance Blusher

    I do not know why this blush has such low ratings, because honestly I found this product quite decent for the price of one dollar. I thought most ELF products are ok. They pass off as decent in my book because I usually do not have much expectation for them, but I actually have taken a liking to this particular blush. Actually this could be my favorite drug store blush. The line of blush is supposed to make the daily makeup routine look very natural and it does exactly that for me. I like to use this blush on top of my cream blush to make my cheeks look very natural and dolly. I find it very pleasing on my skin tone, and it actually lasts for a pretty long time. Maybe it's because I use a cream blush under? I am not sure. I do not care too much for the packaging of the product, it seems very cheap, weak, and flimsy. I think the solution to this is just to depot the whole blush, but you have to be very careful because apparently this blush cracks very easily? I depot this by heating up the back with a hair dryer and it comes out, then i pop it into my make up pallet so it solves the cheap packaging problem. I find this blush extremely forgiving, which means even if I have a heavy hand it does not look super dramatic on me, it is perfect for the everyday look and the price is unbeatable. One dollar gets you a blush! This blush normally lasts me about 2 months or so and that is with everyday use sometimes I would use it once a day sometimes twice, great price! I will be repurchasing this again, also I forgot to mention that the blush comes in a bunch of colors. Yay ELF.

    January 20, 2013

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  • NYX Cosmetics Single Eye Shadow

    I was lucky enough to stumble upon this gem at nordstrom rack. I had heard about NYX products being this line of drugstore priced cosmetics that had high end quality, which made me very interested. I am always looking for a good deal and these eye shadows were no exception!! I picked up the white pearl, geisha, pink princess, nude, and cafe shades (pearly white, matte white, light mauve pink, and a medium toned brown) and boy was I happy with the results. All of the shadows were great! the lasting power was long, it was able to stay on my eyelids all day with an eye shadow primer. I was also able to blend these colors effortlessly, and there was quite a bit of product in each individual case. I also noticed online there were a bunch of shades so it was good, I felt like they could pass off as dupes for mac shadows? I love how each shadow only costs about $6 so you are able to buy a bunch with out breaking the bank. The formula for these products are not chalky which is amazing and they feel smooth so they are fairly easy to blend. I also found these products to work well as highlights (nude) and they could even double up as blushes. Anyhow, these shadows can prove as great alternative to cheaper make up, and can be used as everyday items to my make up collection. I wish they were sold in more store since I know there are no nordstrom racks nor ultas in many areas. Overall I would tell everyone to at least give this brand a chance, it has amazing products and the prices are so cheap they will not break the bank, they are sure to satisfy almost any make up junkie!

    January 20, 2013

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  • Philosophy Birthday Girl
    9.0

    Philosophy Birthday Girl

    Smells like chocolate

    So this product is great and all, but to me the scent reminds me a lot like the godiva birthday cake bark. I know the soap is called birthday girl but I really wish it smelled less sweet. Maybe, I am biased because I do not really like that godiva bark so I couldn't give this product a perfect 10 but other than the smell I did not find anything else unlikeable. I got this as a gift from a friend and the only thing I didn't like too much in the set was the lip gloss, because of the smell. I liked the texture of the gloss, but could not bring myself to use this because the smell was just not appealing to me. the scent of the body wash was good because after washing it off it was very faint and did not linger, but I felt very clean and the soap did not dry out my skin which was a major plus. If i were to repurchase this I would just buy the body wash because I did not care too much for the other two items. I think this would be a great gift for people who enjoy the vanilla like smell of birthday cake. It smells like something that would appeal to the younger generation of girls, maybe girls who are in their teens. This makes a good gift for birthdays since there are three items to try, but if it was for yourself I do not recommend buying this set because there is only 6 oz of body wash!!! The lip gloss is good if you are a big fan of sheer sweet smelling products. Overall decent product like all of the philosophy things, I would repurchase only if it was on sale, was not amazing but good.

    January 20, 2013

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  • MAC Pigment
    8.0

    MAC Pigment

    Versatile

    So if you are looking for a product that can do just about anything, well more like act like all of your beauty product needs, and if you also happen to have a bit of money you would like to spend this is definitely a highly recommended product! First of all this product is beautiful. I feel as if all Mac pigments have amazing quality and come in a huge range of colors and shades so it makes them so tempting to the make up horders like myself. But, these small gems do come with a high price. I think at my local MAC store it costs me about $20 for a small pigment bottle, but do keep in mind that the tiny bottle does come with a ton of product. My current obsession is the Melon color since it can be used on the lips as well, I believe some of the pigments you are able to mix with sheer lipgloss to create awesome colors. But anyhow, these products are amazing, they can be applied either wet or dry to the eyelids, work as glosses, and I believe the pink tones can be doubled up as blushes, and there is a light one you can even use as a highlight!! I love how they are so useful, but there is one downfall, the huge huge huge mess they leave behind. I don't like how the mouth of the bottle is relatively larger compared to the bottle. the pigment usually spills out and i make a mess. I do not like dipping my brush into the pigment because I feel like it is unsanitary, so that is my only dislike about this product. Also I wish the pigments cost a little less, but then again I feel like it is an okay deal, since I can use a pigment for a fairly long amount of time. Over all a good product that does what it says it does, It is extremely useful and can act like all your beauty needs at once.

    January 20, 2013

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  • Maybelline New York Lash Stiletto Ultimate Length Washable Mascara

    When I first came back to the US I was told by a friend the Maybeline's in the US do not carry my most favorite drug store mascara from Maybeline, Lashionista!!! I was informed that the lash stiletto was the same product but packaged under a different name. This was so not the case. While the lashionist mascara lengthened and volumized my lashes, this product did not. I have to admit the formula for this product was pretty good, it was dark and thick, but all it really did was clump up. I tried to blot the wand in hopes of getting off the excess product but it did not help. The formula was really thick and watery so it would smear a lot too. It was heavy and thick and watery, the combination and consistency just made this product odd. I know this product was not water proof and it was supposed to come off easily with hot water but that was not the case. The majority of it did come off when I washed my face with luke warm water but it would stain my skin. I looked like a mess and it would burn my eyes. The formula really stung so I did not use this product again. This was not a dupe for the Lashionista mascara from maybeline, or if it was a dupe I have yet to see any good similarities that would make me love it as much as the Lashionista. It claimed to grow out lashes, it did not, I felt as if the product made my lashes fall out!!! The one thing it did do was lengthen my lashes and make them look very dark and glossy but that was it. It would also smudge due to my watery eyes. Overall I have bad vibes towards this product.

    January 20, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Essential Eye Shadow Brush

    For one dollar one can not hope to have too high expectations. I saw this product at my local target, it was the last one in stock, and it was only one dollar! I had wanted to try ELF's one dollar line for a while already, but sadly online it is almost impossible to see these gems in stock. When I saw this in target it was almost a no brainer to purchase this. First off, the brush itself is nothing amazing, but it does get the job done. I feel like since it is an eye shadow brush it does not play an extremely important role into my everyday routine. I think as long as the brush picks up color and is able to spread it on my lid, it does a decent job already. This brush also spread the color quite evenly, and doesn't really feel harsh on my eyelid. I read about this brush being long lasting, sometimes lasting about 6 months before a replacement was needed. I was a bit skeptical though, because my brushes are usually replaced within 6 months, and I really wondered if this one dollar product could last that long. The brush also does not shed which is great, I have washed the brush about 10 times already and the bristles are still intact. The packaging is not extremely attractive but it's not like packaging and design affect the quality of the brush so I am okay with it. It's amazing, for one dollar who could ask for more right? Quality product, amazing results, and an unbeatable price. This product is highly recommended and I hope every can get their hands on this. I only wish that this was available on their online sight so I would not have to scavenger around to find a replacement.

    January 20, 2013

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  • Urban Decay Naked Palette
    10.0

    Urban Decay Naked Palette

    Beauty Royalty

    I think this is one of the most famous beauty products there are out there. There is no wonder this product is so hyped about, it is fantastic and you are really actually paying for what you get, amazingly high quality, highly pigmented, smooth, long lasting eye shadows. It may look tiny but there is a lot in one little slice of eye shadow. The pan holds I believe 1 gram which is almost as much as a Mac eyeshadow!!! There are 12 shadows in this set which is amazing, it is like getting each shadow for about $50 which equals to approximately around $4 each product. It's a great deal with you want to start off with your make up collection. I think the set also comes with eye shadow primer and a eye shadow brush, but the newer sets come with a pencil duo that is brown and black, please correct me if I am wrong. I love how the range of color goes from light to completely black, which is good, there are good in between shades. The formula is also very smooth so it is easy to blend these colors together for either added drama or just a natural looking type of make up. The only thing I have to complain about is the kind of cheap looking packaging. It's quite annoying, I wish the Naked pallet was like the naked 2 pallet with the metal case, I am not a fan of the flimsy felt like texture. It doesn't appeal to me, and I don't care for the fact that it gets dirty or clumpy, I am not too sure how to make of it. Other than the packaging I think the products are great, the price is great, and the whole product is a beauty must have.

    January 20, 2013

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  • Maybelline New York Dream Liquid Mousse

    I had seen so many amazing reviews about this product online and one of my good blogger friends had recommended this item to me as a cheaper alternative to higher end products. This was not the case. My skin is not exactly great with foundations, and I had only wanted to try this product because I thought it would be a little gem, but it was terrible. The color payoff was not what it claimed to be, there was this really strong redish/pinkish undertone that did not sit well with my face, Also the skin was amazingly patchy, my skin looked really terrible when I had this makeup on. I would also try to make the formula a little more consistent by mixing a lotion but it would turn out very oily! I had trouble even using this product for more than a month. I think this foundation not only looked terrible, it did really terrible things to my skin. At the end of the day I would have to wash my face twice or so because the foundation just made my face feel really oily and my pores felt very clogged. Sometimes when I removed my make up I would even find small pimples that have appeared. it was terrible, I thought it was due to the acne but after I stopped using this foundation my skin cleared. This foundation is kind of what you would never want in a foundation, the coverage is terrible, the feeling is terribly oily, and it breaks out your skin. The price is not even cheap, I feel as if even the NYC foundation was a better product than this Maybeline one. I would not recommend this product for people with combination skin, oily skinn, or dry skin. I think it only works well with normal skin types and people who are searching for that "dewy" finish type of look.

    January 19, 2013

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  • Urban Decay Liquid Liner

    I own this in the shade/color Roach it's sort of like this reddish brown color that does not really look brown on your skin it looks more on the red side. I feel like this color would look better if i had tanner skin but I sadly do not. The product is packaged in a cute little bottle , well I do think all of Urban Decay's products are packaged nice and neatly with pretty little designs this was no exception. I feel like the lasting power for this product is also pretty good, it lasts long enough and it does not crack like some other liquid eyeliners, which is a major plus. But anyhow, I think that this was a really good product for the price, I think I got it online during the sale for about $8 which is comparable to a drug store liquid eyeliner where I am from. The color is very unique as well but I just do not really know how to use this color on an everyday basis, such as wear it to work or school type of deal. I do though like how the brush is very fine so I can draw very thin lines. The pigmentation or color payoff is also really good, a little of this product looks very dark, it is the same great quality as the other Urban decay makeup. I think there were also a bunch of neat colors to choose from such as pinks, golds, and others. While I feel like the product is absolutely adorable, I feel like a lot of product gets wasted because the brush does not reach the bottom of the jar, the problem is quite similar to the primer potion wand problem, but I think Urban Decay has come out with new packaging for this product that solves that problem? Over all, good product.

    January 19, 2013

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  • Sephora Lip Attitude
    10.0

    Sephora Lip Attitude

    Creamy and Pigmented

    I picked up a few of these beauties while shopping randomly at sephora. There were a bunch of products on sale, this lipstick was one of them. I believe there were a bunch of colors on sale for about $5 each which I though was a great price, and I had heard some amazing things online and through word of mouth about these lip sticks. I am so glad I bought a few because I am totally in love with these! They glide on smoothly, feel great ( they don't dry out your lips if you put a lip primer or even a lip balm), and they smell a little like candy. Some people may be turned off by the smell since it's really sweet and fruity, but I enjoy it. I thought the colors were very true to the little displays they have on the bottom of the lipstick. The packaging is quite cute and elegant. The lipsticks are also quite long lasting, I think it lasted for at least a good 4 hours which is great because usually lips sticks wear off after 2-3 hours on me. It lasts a while but it doesn't dry out your lips which is great because dry lips aren't exactly hot. I also like how this product has a lot of shades to choose from, I think every one can find a perfect match for themselves. They range from nudes to dark plums, I think there was even a black one in the store! I think Sephora has been getting better and better with their product quality and their prices are still very reasonable. This is great for people who want to get something high end but for a little lower price. I would definitely repurchase these products and I hope to try out new colors.

    January 19, 2013

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