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  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
    7.0

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

    Not Exactly a Genie in a Bottle

    It does what it is meant to, prime. As a primer "potion," this sets eyeshadow well onto the eyes without creases and smudges through out the day but I found it a little difficult to work with, especially with certain eyeshadows. Urban Decay eyeshadows seem to blend well, however matte shades, I found that it left colors somewhat streaky or more pigmented in certain areas. This leaves eyeshadows vibrant and has staying power. Lancome Color Design eyeshadows seem to be the worst with this formula as they stuck well enough to hardly blend. Yet still, I'm trusting this product when it's nights at the club when there is heavy duty power needed to keep my eye makeup looking fresh. For $16.00, I have to admit is a steal, because it does last through out so many applications. The only issue is the packaging, product gets caught in the sides and it ends up not being used and thrown. My recommendation is to cut the tube, empty it out onto an air tight jar, for easier access and to get the most out of the product.

    November 24, 2008

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • MAC Oil Control Lotion
    5.0

    MAC Oil Control Lotion

    Oil Control?

    It's a steep price for a moisturizer, I'll be frank with that. Why? Because it's a moisturizer that claims to reduce oil. While it helped shine to a minimum for an hour or two, there was still the problem t-zone that was reflecting like any other day. I'd still prefer a primer over this. The smell is much like botanicals and the texture is simiar to Clinique's dramatically different gel or a body lotion. It does moisturize well for quite some time but the oil control does half the job. For liquid foundations, it made me look shiny. For powder foundations, it made me dewy which can be flattering. Overall, not worth opening my wallet for though because it's not a staple for my cosmetic collection. I need more than what it gave me to be impressed.

    November 21, 2008

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Paris Voluminous Mistake-Proof Marker Eyeliner

    I wanted to like this because the concept is swipe, dry, done. Nope. I bought this in hopes to find a replacement for my other eyeliner and when I used this, it not only wasn't the rich black I was looking for, it was somewhat transparent. The felt tip also dried in some areas after a couple uses so snap the cap shut as soon as you're done using it! Over all, I found the felt tip too big for my waterline, making lines too thick and sometimes it streaked on my upper lid as I hoped it would dry faster. Convenience, yes. Affordable, yes. Quality? Not quite what I had in mind.

    November 20, 2008

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Paris HiP Studio Secrets Professional Color Truth Cream Eyeliner

    Napolean Perdis, Stila Smudge Pots, Clinique Cream Eyeliner, MAC Fluidline, etc. - Now? L'Oreal's HIP Cream Eyeliner. The packaging is basically a glass jar with a plastic screw lid. It comes with a brush but let me tell you about the brush, it's mediocre. While the convenience of a brush sounds like a deal, I found it too thick to create winged lines or for the waterline; I'm not really aiming for the gypsy look. It isn't flattering on me. The brush is also a little stiff, rigid and can scratch the lids if you aren't careful. I do recommend using another eyeliner brush if you're looking for more precise detailing. The lasting power of this eyeliner is impressive, just about as long as the luxe brands but it's too bad it's near luxe price. For five dollars more, you're at the Clinique counter buying their version or perhaps even MAC. After it's reached it's staying capability, which for me, I'd say it was eight or nine hours throughout the day, it flaked a bit. Overall, I'd still give it a higher rating just because this is sold conveniently almost just about anywhere if the mall or a boutique is miles away and it performs just as well as "the names."

    November 20, 2008

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Paris HiP Studio Secrets Professional Jelly Balm

    HIP's Jelly Balm was released after MAC had their Tender Tones collection of Lip Balms. Coincidence? I think not. This is quite pigmented, especially for a lip balm and the shades are ultimately flattering but after maybe thirty minutes or an hour, I find it gone. I didn't eat, I didn't smack my lips, nothing's touched them. I wish it wore longer and for a price a bit steeper than your average mass retail lipgloss range, I'd expect better. It's a simple tinted lip balm with an exagerrated price overall. But - if you wear a lipstick similar to the shade of the balm or something that coordinates with it, it ends up giving a subtle sheen of gloss rather than wet lips look. This does flatter lipsticks and keep lips moist for the time being if your lipstick tends to dry and chap your lips.

    November 20, 2008

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Flirt! Love and Matteness Powder

    This featherweight powder does the trick. I hated dusting translucent powder on top whether it was a high end brand or a cheap brand and sometimes find that it either left a dust of white film on my face or that it didn't settle well with my foundation. This is absolutely enough to use as a natural powder too, just use a concealer and use this powder to even the skin tone and you get a very natural finish. The secret agent case seems very cool as well and is a reminder of MAC's sleekness at half the price.

    August 13, 2008

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • American Beauty Beauty Boost Overnight Radiance Cream

    This is a product that does live up to its own hype. It is actually a known fact that Kohl's did not pay Ashley Judd a cent to endorse this as her favorite product, she simply does use it. I went to a beauty seminar and this was one of the gifts they gave away for attending. I tried it and overnight, I saw a luminous radiance to my skin and no irritation signs which I usually do with items with fragrance and creams. This is absolutely great for delivering a smooth, clean look and absorbs quite well so that your makeup doesn't look at all streaky once this fully absorbs and a little bit goes a plenty of ways!

    August 13, 2008

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • American Beauty Wonderful Perfume Spray

    The simple classy look of the bottle does remind me of the American Beauty because it's timeless, pretty, yet simple. However, I wished the scent wasn't too musty and the floral blend wasn't pleasing to me. The first spray smells pleasant but when it settles, the fragrance immediately turns into something totally different which is a negative for me. I like consistency when it comes to scent.

    August 13, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Clearasil Ultra Daily Face Wash
    7.0

    Clearasil Ultra Daily Face Wash

    Grit and Grimes Can Go

    Salicylic acid irritating you? Not here. At least, not for me. I felt like it made my skin feel clean, rinsed off the makeup, deposited the acne medication without any nuisances like those awful smells and sans the overdrying. It's a great cleanser. I did feel my skin smoother the next day compared to other cleansers that I've used before, this one does a job well done.

    August 13, 2008

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Blistex Silk & Shine
    10.0

    Blistex Silk & Shine

    Silky Shine INDEED

    This is a great balm that has lip gloss properties in one stick and I doubt anyone can really hate this unless they're really not into the greasy feel of what any gloss feels like but this will do great over and under lipstick as it gives it a sheer evening coat of gloss and balm lessening chapped lips as well as reducing a dry mouth look. This is perfect for lips as sometimes lipstick can overdry lips especially if it is in a matte finish. This is also great if you feel lip gloss makes lips look covered in saliva but still want a good lightweight subtle shine. I love the scent as well, very light and almost like a scent from baby products.

    June 30, 2008

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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