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  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation
    8.0

    Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Even Finish Compact Foundation

    Staple Foundation, except for winter

    This is THE foundation for me. I have very pale skin (I'm a 0 in the Bobbi line, sometimes 00) and a little bit of yellow (Italian background). This really covers up the redness I'm prone to on my cheeks and chin. I usually have very oily, blemish prone skin and this works well for me. I still need to use a concealer with this because it doesn't TOTALLY cover up all redness, but I use the Bobbi Touch Up Stick (formerly called the Blemish Stick). For some reason this winter my skin is awfully dry and flaky and I don't like how matte and pale I look with this foundation on. So I switched to her Foundation stick, which is a bit creamier and doesn't make me look so dry in this harsh winter weather. But generally, I love this. I always have a backup compact in my makeup case. I use it almost daily and build up on the coverage quite a bit and I say it lasts 4-6 months.

    May 3, 2013

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  • Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick
    7.0

    Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick

    Good coverage, Dewy Finish

    I don't usually use this product, I tend to use Bobbi Oil Free Compact Foundation. However, my skin is very dry right now so I went back to this. It has really amazing coverage and blends well, giving me a natural looking but even skin tone. It doesn't dry matte on me so either I use power or I just go for the nice, dewy look. It is thick and creamy, so I definitely don't use this in the warmer, sweatier months. So it's definitely not for oily skin. I also feel like I have to warm it up, as it's not as smooth to apply straight from the stick. I usually use my fingers or a brush to get it going smoothly. Because I don't use this product often, it lasts me a long time, over a year. But for those who plan to use it daily, it won't last too long unless you use light coverage every day.

    May 3, 2013

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  • Lush Angels on Bare Skin
    8.0

    Lush Angels on Bare Skin

    So Soft, so gentle!

    I love this stuff! I'm a big fan of the smell and an even bigger fan of the gentle exfoliating texture. It's not harsh or rough like other exfoliates. It's great for everyday use, actually. My skin feels really soft after use, never tight or dry. I don't know if it really cleanses the way my skin needs to be cleaned, but I really enjoy using it in a steamy shower to wash away the day.

    November 22, 2010

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  • E.L.F. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara
    10.0

    E.L.F. Wet Gloss Lash & Brow Clear Mascara

    Keeps unruly brows in place

    I have long, thick, curly eyebrow hairs. If I trimmed them, my brows would be too spare. So, to tame the semi-curled hairs and keep everything in place, I apply this BEFORE foundation. If you apply after, you will get foundation on the brush and muck up the clear gel. It does take awhile to dry so I usually do this first, get dressed or do my hair and then finish applying makeup. It definitely holds my brows in place all day and gives them a nice shape. I will definitely repurchase this. I don't use the lash side because I prefer black or dark brown mascaras but it is nice. Another good thing is that if you do scratch your brows or something during the day, this product doesn't leave obvious white flakes.

    November 20, 2010

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Boosting Mousse
    6.0

    Herbal Essences Totally Twisted Curl Boosting Mousse

    Keeps my curls, but also keeps the frizz

    I have very frizzy, wavy/curly hair. I find that using this tends to define my limp curls quite a bit. However, it doesn't do much to protect against frizz. I also find that it's easy to get crunchy curls instead of smooth ones. I get less crunch if I shower and apply this at night and then pillow plop my hair. The curls are a bit smoother and less crunchy. It wasn't a total waste, but I will try other products before returning to this one.

    November 20, 2010

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  • E.L.F. Studio Lip Primer & Plumper
    8.0

    E.L.F. Studio Lip Primer & Plumper

    Primer no, Plumper yes.

    I love the plumper. It tingles and plumps while keeping my lips hydrated. The primer, however, goes o very unevenly and seems to just accentuate the cracks in my lips.

    November 15, 2010

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • E.L.F. Nail Polish
    7.0

    E.L.F. Nail Polish

    Great color, awful stains!

    I bought this polish in Punk Purple. The color is not as shown in the picture - it is pinker and redder, more of a raspberry/blackberry color. Also, though I used a base coat, I had awful stains on my nails that needed to be buffed and even then I'm still waiting for the stains to grow out. However, for a buck it was still worth it. the color chipped but not too badly and it looked lovely. I personally didn't have problems with application.

    November 15, 2010

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  • Yes to Carrots Lip Butter
    8.0

    Yes to Carrots Lip Butter

    Need to try them all but so far...

    So far I have tried to Carrot and the Pomegranate. The carrot is all organic, while the pomegranate is just labeled as "natural" with a few organic ingredients. I liked the carrot better. It was an oil base, as opposed to the pomegranate's waxy base. Although the pomegranate went on a little waxy and thick, both tasted/smelled fantastic and absorbed nicely into my lips, helping them rather than just coating them. The carrot one excelled as this, though I like the pomegranate under lipsticks because it's a thicker base, whereas color tends to slide around on top of the carrot. Also, because the carrot is a natural oil base, if you leave it in a very warm place or in your pocket, you will find that is softens a lot. But I can't wait to try the others. Definitely a new favorite over regular Chapstick and pretty neck and neck with Burt's Bees peppermint

    May 10, 2010

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  • Maybelline New York Mineral Power Finishing Veil Pressed Powder

    I've been wearing this a lot lately in lieu of a full face of foundation. I use concealer and then use a sponge applicator such as the one given and I get really nice, even looking skin. When I do use foundation, I use this with a brush to set and make sure I am blended well. Using either method of application I find I can get either near-full or nice and sheer coverage. I actually get a lot of compliments on my skin now, which is rare for me! I use it so much that I hit pan pretty quickly. I will absolutely repurchase this. I think it's a great value and a surprisingly great product for the drug store! I also like this because I find it matches my skin tone well and goes well with my Bobbi Brown colors.

    March 31, 2010

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  • Hot Tools Flat Iron (2-1/4
    2.0

    Hot Tools Flat Iron (2-1/4")

    Crispy hair, hard to control heat

    WOW. This is a hand-me-down from my mom and I can't believe someone recommended this to her. supposedly when this first came out it was the best on the market but I don't see how! Metal plates and heat settings that always seem to get much hotter than what I set it for. YIKES! Sure it straightens my hair but afterwards my hair is full of static and flyaways and all the moisture and shine has been sucked out. Ceramic is the way to go to preserve shine without too much heat damage. I will never buy another Hot Tools or metal heat appliance again.

    January 18, 2010

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