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  • CoverGirl TRUblend Liquid Makeup

    Loved the price and the fact that it matched my skin perfectly in the shade Ivory. That's all I got to say that's nice about the product. The negative side is that it didn't cover anything and was extremely sheer and did not build well at all. My main gripe is the fact that in under a half hour this stuff OXIDIZED on my skin and went from being a perfect shade to turning bright TANGERINE! I emailed CG about it and was told that I didn't know how to match my skin shade. I DO know how to match my skin shade and Ivory was perfect till it turned orange! I know that there are non oxidizing foundations out there with Lancome making one and Alima making the other. I used CG foundation in the early 90's and had to stop using it due to it oxidizing on my skin even back then. So I suggest CG go back to the drawing board and revamp all of their foundations and get them up to snuff when it comes to keeping the products to stay color true. If Lancome, who owns L'Oreal btw, can do it then so can Cover Girl. Giving this a 3 since I can say that I love that this comes in a pump bottle which keeps the foundation germ free. Also this review was done 8/27/2008 not 2009. Seems to be a glitch.

    August 21, 2009

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  • Matrix Sleek.look Smoothing Shampoo
    9.0

    Matrix Sleek.look Smoothing Shampoo

    The best for getting sleek hair...

    that I've found at least. Always wanted to have shiny and sleek hair and never knew how to achieve it. Then I was introduced to a flat iron and this shampoo and I almost cried I was so happy! I get so many compliments on my hair when I use this. From "it's so shiny!" to "it looks great! What are you using?". Smells great too. Can get a huge bottle of this, and the conditioner, for a great price when it's on sale at ULTA. Only complaint is that it's really heavy on the silicone so even when I use a small amount of the shampoo and conditioner, and even the shampoo alone, my hair gets really oily he next day. I can't go my usual two days of not having to wash my hair when I use this. Very inconvenient but still worth it for the look and feel if gives my hair.

    August 21, 2009

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  • Estee Lauder Azuree Pure Fragrance Spray
    9.0

    Estee Lauder Azuree Pure Fragrance Spray

    Really a wonderful fragrance...

    I am a big fan of Cabochard by Gres and Aromatics Elixir by Clinique. All three of these fragrances were made by the same perfumer and when I found that out I was delighted! Leather chypres and not for everyday wear. I don't think, since Americans tend to love clean fragrances, that Azuree would be welcomed by many people and especially by those who are younger as it's really heavy on the oakmoss and vetyver. It's potent stuff but if you can rock it then it's out of this world. Also the leather in this is great too. The price is a steal if you can find it at a Cosmetics Company Store, which is owned by Estee Lauder btw. Great gem that seems to often get ignored in favor of EL's newer stuff. A classic really. Also Cabochard smells alot like Azuree but a bit softer and more leather and less greens.

    August 21, 2009

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  • Estee Lauder Youth-Dew Bath Oil
    10.0

    Estee Lauder Youth-Dew Bath Oil

    Don't knock it till you try it!

    Hated this stuff for years since it seemed all my teachers in my youth were passing a bottle of this stuff around. Smelled like they drank the stuff really since they always smelled like it was coming out of their pores. Recently though I was at the EL counter and decided to give some of the older fragrances a chance. Bought Youth Dew bath oil on the spot. Earthy, spicy, dirty and dark with a touch of rose. In small doses this stuff is amazing! Great to wear as a compliment to nature as the leaves die and decay and you can smell that thrilling essence of Fall! Price of this is great for a 2 oz bottle and the fact that this is a high concentrate perfume oil. Much better than the EDP, EDT and there's no point in buying the parfum, when available since this is so much better scent wise and better in value. Great stuff and hope EL never discontinues it!

    August 21, 2009

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  • Estee Lauder Private Collection Pure Fragrance Spray
    9.0

    Estee Lauder Private Collection Pure Fragrance Spray

    This is gorgeous but not totally...

    What blew me away about PC is the opening. Fresh green herbal note like a stem of a flower had been freshly cut. When I tried this out the first time I couldn't believe that I'd passes this up for like YEARS! Fantastic fragrance! Then, sadly, the middle notes appear after 10 minutes or so and the problems begin. A very dated vanilla comes in and it reminds me of the vanilla note in Lou Lou by Cacharel which I'm not a fan of. Stuck through the middle notes and nearing the end of the day the vanilla tones down and I can smell incense mixed in. So nice! So I love the top and base notes but not the middle. I will be getting a bottle of this eventually since the top notes make the middle ones worth suffering through. Also the packaging is so unattractive and boring. You'd think that with this fragrance being Estee's private scent for so long that EL would make the packaging look more attractive. Also the asking price for the amount you get is ridiculous! Other than those things it's a great fragrance and worth a sniff at your next visit to the EL counter.

    August 21, 2009

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  • Lancome Definicils High Definition Mascara

    I've been using this mascara for sixteen years and every time I try another brand I wonder why I ever switched. I always come back to Definicils. Lengthens and thickens and gives a great false lash look. A BIG plus is the fact that it does not give me raccoon eyes due to my oily skin or when I wear sunscreen. Also comes off with simple facewash like a dream. Don't mind the price one bit. Fab mascara!

    August 21, 2009

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  • Laura Mercier Lip Glace
    10.0

    Laura Mercier Lip Glace

    Really great gloss!

    I have three of these in Petal, Pink Diamond and Violet. I've been an avid MAC Lipglass fan and never thought there was anything else out there that could be as good when it came to shine and longevity. Then a tube of Petal Lip Glace came along and changed all that. Something about these glosses I love since they seem to make my lips kind of glow from within and look slightly multi faceted. The Petal shade is a favorite since it reminds me of MAC's Nymphette only lighter. Only drawback is the price and the small amount you get for that price. Still though for the way the gloss makes my lips looks I don't mind. Great item!

    August 21, 2009

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  • Burt's Bees Radiance Eye Cream with Royal Jelly

    I've used a bunch of eye creams, high to low , natural and department store and I keep coming back to this. Sinks in quickly and keeps my eye area nice and soft and hydrated. Smells great with that Radiance line scent and a jar of this lasts forever. Only complaint is that the pearlescent shimmer does nothing really except make any fine lines more noticeable and shimmery and who needs that? The whole idea that shimmer deflects away from fine lines and wrinkles is insane to me. I've seen women in public wearing illuminating products and all it does is highlight the lines! Wish companies would stop doing this. Also the jar is INCREDIBLY UNSANITARY and BB's needs to fix that. Other than that great item and I give it a ten star rating! I hope BB"s never changes of discontinues this product.

    August 21, 2009

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  • Nars Lipstick
    10.0

    Nars Lipstick

    This is one of the best lipsticks out there!

    I have 7 of these lipsticks ( Dolce Vita x2, Gipsy, Mojave,Kink,Napoli,Galaxy Girl) and I love them all. Great pigment and lasts pretty much all day. My favorite shade is Dolce Vita, pink tan, since it's a "your lips but better" type shade and good when dressing up or down, day or night. Gipsy is Dolce Vita's more sheer and rose colored sister. Galaxy Girl , rosy pink with gold shimmer, is a great semi sheer pick me up for the lips and goes with pretty much everything. The packaging looks great and very minimalist though the only complaint is that it gets dirty easily due to the rubber packaging. Also the price is a little off putting but I'm willing to pay for it since this is really a reliable line with gorgeous shades.

    August 21, 2009

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  • Avon ULTRA COLOR RICH Lipstick
    8.0

    Avon ULTRA COLOR RICH Lipstick

    Love love love these lipsticks!

    I have six of these lipsticks ( Sheer Peach Champagne x2, Frozen Rose,Sheer Naturale,Sheer Sangria, Sparkling Mauve) and I think they're a great value and good quality. They don't dry out my lips, high pigment, long lasting and the price can't be beat since if you wait for sales you can get them sometimes for $1.99 on sale. The two that I love are Frozen Rose which is a shade darker than NARS Galaxy Girl lipstick and Sheer Sangria which is a more sheer NARS Kink. The Sheer Naturale is great for a pale lip. Also the packaging is SO much better than the old ugly blue tubes. These lipsticks really rival department store brands though I wish Avon would make more shades and go in a more colorful direction like MAC and Make Up Forever. Will always be purchasing from this line of lipstick.

    August 21, 2009

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