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  • Nars Bronzing Powder
    10.0

    Nars Bronzing Powder

    The Best of the Best

    Nars Bronzing Powder, specifically Laguna and Casino are simply the best bronzers out there. I give other formulas a chance every now and then, just becuase this stuff is so expensive but at the end of the day nothing comes close. Laguna is gorgeous; Just the right amount of matte and shimmer and the color is simply orange-free. Aside from the unbeatable color, this bronzer lasts 24 hours even through swimming. This is actually the first bronzer I ever tried on and to this day is still my number one. Two products that have come anywhere close are Kat Von D's Everlasting Bronzer and suprisingly Wet'N' Wild's bronzer but they still pale in comparison.

    June 11, 2013

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  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

    I got this in sample size and its a fine balm with a good scent but its overpriced and not as long-lasting or effective at soothing lips as rosebud salve. I've had the samples for over a year and use it only when I can't find my rosebud salve.

    June 11, 2013

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  • Nars Makeup Primer
    5.0

    Nars Makeup Primer

    Not As Good as Cheaper Alternatives

    Usually Nars doesn't dissapoint but this purchase was a waste of money. It claims to combat redness, but my skin was actually irritated by it and it also claims to minimize poors which I saw no difference in. It certainly makes your facial skin feel tight but any toner could do that. My make-up looked exactly the same except it had to combat the redness this primer induced. There are cheaper primers out there, this one was not impressive.

    June 11, 2013

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  • Maybelline New York Lash Discovery Mini-Brush Waterproof Mascara

    This masacara has the perfect wand for lengthening lashes. I would probably choose something else if you are aiming for intense volume or curl but this is what I use for bottom lashes and when I want a more natural, feathery look. Paired with a curler and a layer of a more volume-infused formula (I prefer Diorshow or Benefit They're Real) you can create some awesome lashes.

    June 11, 2013

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  • MAC Lipglass
    10.0

    MAC Lipglass

    Easily the Best Gloss Out There

    After trying Lipglass its hard to give other glosses a chance. They are long-lasting and stay put through eating and drinking. The color options are seemingly endless and the colors themselves are highly pigmented. The coral tints are my favorite as other companies have really dissapointed in their stock of coral colored lip products. Lipglass looks like the perfect gloss on, dewy but not goopy, shiny but not too glittery or greasy. They also smell/taste amazing. The price is reasonable as well compared to other department store counter lip glossess.

    June 11, 2013

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Tarte Double-Ended Lipgloss
    10.0

    Tarte Double-Ended Lipgloss

    Great Gloss, Great Names

    What first drew me to these glosses is that each end of the gloss is named for one part of of a famous couple throughout history, literature or film. I buckled when I saw "Wesley and Buttercup", the couple from the 90s classic movie, "Princess Bride". I tried it on to find the gloss is a nice texture and the colors are just sheer enough to not feel like you poured honey on your lips. They smell great and can be layered or worn separatly. Its two, quality glosses for the price of one.

    June 11, 2013

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  • Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

    The brush looks similar to Diorshow but the result is a watered down version. It is incredibly flaky and by the end of the day, black specks dotted my undereye area. And the actual product gives a feathery, weak look to lashes along with not lasting a few hours of wear. The packaging is cute but to be honest that is the only posititve thing I can say about this mascara.

    June 11, 2013

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  • Nars Lipstick
    10.0

    Nars Lipstick

    Phenomenal Lipstick

    In true Nars fashion, this line of lip sticks has an unbeliavable array of gorgeous shades that when applied, look exactly like the color does in the tube. The quality is unrivaled, seriously the best lipstick I have ever purchased. This product is highly pigmented and a mere swipe of the lipstick transfers more color than you expect. I bought a special edition red shade that I'm hoping they bring back, it was striking, however the line's selection of beige, taupe and skin shades are really great quality staples to have for everyday. My personal favorites are "Honolulu Honey", "Cruising" and "Fabella" they are all either light pinks or peaches. But the darker hues are really beautiful too, "Afgan Red" is a dark red that looks awesome for more formal occasins. They last throughout the day and didn't dry out my lips like many other long-wear lip treatments. It is really an impressive collection. I suggest trying them on, in-store before purchasing though because the colors are very striking and are not done justise online. The packaging too is very understated and chic. They are rather pricey but I buy dozens of drugstore lipsticks that fail to meet my expectation and end up using it two to three times while I've run out of four Nars lipsticks. They are that good. I strongly suggest at least trying them next time you are Sephora or at a Nars department store counter.

    June 11, 2013

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  • Revlon ColorStay Makeup for Combination/Oily Skin

    I have tried drugstore and department store brands that claim to compete with revlon's colorstay but I have yet to find one that comes close. Even Make-Up Forever's HD line couldn't hold a candle to the staying-power, coverage and oil control of Colorstay. I also like their range of shades. I go from dark tan to light beige in a year and its nice to know revlon has a plethora of shades to choose from.

    June 11, 2013

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  • Rusk Wired Flexible Styling Creme

    This is one of the greatest Hair products I own, Use it occasionally on towel dried hair to add texture and volume as well as on finished styles to smooth. It has a gel quality to it as well that ensures your look will stay put. I often use it to tame the tiny strands that frame my face. I've been using it for 3 years now and have just started my second bottle. You don't need much of this product which makes the price bearable.

    June 11, 2013

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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