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  • Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm

    Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm

    A great product -- if your expectations are realistic

    I’m surprised by all the reviews that complain about this product not having enough color pay off. It’s not supposed to be a lipstick, a lip gloss or a lip stain – it’s a tinted lip balm, period. This is the product to wear if you want to look like you’re going completely natural and not wearing anything on your lips, but like you just happen to have especially nice lips. I have this in Tiger Lily and Red Dahlia (Tiger Lily is my favorite). They’re wonderfully moisturizing, and both impart a subtle hint of color with a nice, soft, moist look. It’s basically one notch above bare naked lips. I do think the price is a little high for what you’re getting, though, since one can buy actual lipsticks in the same price range that give you much more impact. If it were priced a couple dollars lower, I would give it a 10. But as long as your expectations are realistic, this is a good product.

    January 12, 2013

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  • L'Oreal Paris Wear Infinite Star Secrets Eye Shadow Quad

    I found this in Naturals (three matte browns and a matte cream highlight color) when I was searching for some good matte brown eye shadows to make my gray-blue eyes look bluer. I can't remember how many years I've been using this, but I do know I'm on my third pack after hitting pan on the first two. This is my go-to eye shadow, especially for work days. It gives good color and blends extremely well – so well, in fact, it’s practically idiot-proof. I use the darkest brown as my eyeliner, applied with a (wet) eyeliner brush. I also have the single packs in Antique Brown (for a darker eyeliner), Sandy Shores (for an alternative, lighter lid color) and Seashell (for an alternative lighter highlight color – which I use at the top of my cheekbone as well). For the price, this is a terrific buy. (Caveat -- I've only used the matte brown and cream shades. I can't speak to other shades.)

    January 12, 2013

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  • Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner

    Revlon CustomEyes Shadow & Liner

    Acceptable, but there are better

    I bought this on an impulse because the palette (Sweet Innocence -- soft pinks with a purple contour shade and a gray eyeliner) were so pretty. Unfortunately the pigmentation is only fair -- you really have to pile it on to get the colors. I won't throw it out, but I won't buy it again either.

    January 12, 2013

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