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  • Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss
    8.0

    Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss

    Revlon Super Lustrous Lip Gloss

    These are a great find and I'm usually a Chanel gloss girl! They go on similarly to Laura Mercier glosses so not sticky [and therefore not terribly long-lasting] but they feel smooth and buttery, come in a wide assortment of good colors and the packaging is chic and sturdy, not at all cheap. And thankfully, they don't have a strong smell or taste. Almost all of the shades are softer / sheerer than they appear in the tube so don't be afraid of some of the darker or more intense pigments.

    April 29, 2013

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer With Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

    I go through a few of these a month - haven't found a broad-spectrum sunscreen that feels better on my skin. I have normal/dry skin and apply this after a light anti-oxidant moisturizer, even under my eyes with no stinging or irritation. It feels light and yet moisturzing, never balls up or leaves a white sheen on your face. My only gripe is the tube is small, so I run out of it quickly. Also wish it had more state-of-the-art anti-oxidants, it's pretty basic which is why I layer it over another serum/moisturizer.

    April 11, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Pantene Pro-V Fine Hair Solutions Ultra-Light Moisturizing Treatment

    I have baby fine hair that's been feeling a bit dry and flyaway lately due to my frequent washing + highlights --bought this on a whim and it's out-performed several high-end products I use costing nearly 10x as much. Really leaves my hair silky, soft and revitalized. Wish I could use it everyday but I think this will be a staple 1-2x/week deep conditioner.

    June 15, 2010

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner

    I've waited a long time to review this because I really wanted to test it thoroughly and try it out with several different kinds of brushes for best effect. Sadly, my conclusion is that for me it's just OK, nothing I'd reach for with any regularity and nothing I'd repurchase for several reasons. 1) The product dries out too quickly and becomes much harder to work with after only a few weeks of use...and yes, I'm quick to close the lid tightly after opening. 2) Because of the dryer consistency, I find it harder to spread smoothly and get a consistent, thin line, and 3) it takes too long to apply. Regardless of which brush I use - straight, fine, angled [from several different top brands], it's a stuggle to get a fine, even line without constantly grabbing for a q-tip...way too time-consuming and high maintenance for me.

    December 28, 2009

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks
    5.0

    Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge for Lips and Cheeks

    BB Pot Rouge for Lips & Cheeks

    Pros: Very creamy, a little goes a long, long way and when blended properly it gives a soft, lit-from-within blush rather than sitting on top of the skin or sinking into pores. Color selection is very natural and should suit a wide variety of skin tones. Cons: Anything more than a tiny dab and I get that cheeks-on-fire look that needs to be wiped off and toned down--I wouldn't say this is easily buildable for that reason. To be fair, it might be the color that was recommended for me - Pink Truffle - a strong red pink that can look very intense. Chic, portable packaging but would prefer a flip-top rather than the screw-top pot.

    December 28, 2009

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15
    9.0

    Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15

    Skin Foundation SPF 15

    So many things to rave about this foundation and only one drawback....1) I get a perfect colour match and the range of colours is truly impressive, I think this would suit a variety of skin tones, 2) the finish is beautiful - very natural and slightly dewy yet evens out skin tone really well and never looks cakey, 3) the SPF is brilliant, and 4) I love that it comes with a pump applicator - no spills or wasted product. The only slight drawback is I'd say the length of wear is only average - 4 hrs. after applying this my dry/combination skin tends to drink this in and the finish fades a bit. Still a great find and one I'd definitely repurchase.

    December 28, 2009

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder
    9.0

    Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder

    Matte Bronzing Powder Medium

    An excellent, natural-looking bronzer that is buildable and believable. Texture is smooth and color-is subtle enough that you don't look like an oompa-loompa. Only downside is the bulky packaging that makes it less portable. And the fact that Bobbi has yet to make this available to fit in her customizable palettes.

    December 28, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
    9.0

    Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder

    Translucent Setting Powder

    This is an excellent setting powder; I've used up several tubs of it. Love it for several reasons: 1) the powder is really imperceptible and never looks white or chalky on skin, 2) it sets to a semi-matte finish without being too drying on drier areas of my face, and finally 3) it sets liquid foundation beautifully, but I find it's better used with a puff [Laura's press and roll method] than dusted on with a powder brush.

    December 28, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

    Given how expensive this is I wish there was an equally good, less pricey substitute that performs as well, if it exists I haven't found it so I'll continue to fork over the $. Finding an exact match can be tricky...I landed on "5" and use my fingers to apply and blend this as shearly as possible. I haven't tried the Armani blender brush but my foundation brushes don't seem to work as well as fingers with this product. Coverage is definitely medium and more than I like to wear for day. For that reason alone, this is my go-to night foundation for a flawless look. The finish is semi-matte but luminous on me - my skin but better.

    December 28, 2009

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Trish McEvoy Luxurious Powder Brush #5

    I have the mini version of this brush and it's one of my favorites that I always like to have in my makeup bag, I use this for powder touchups [loose and pressed] and in a pinch to apply bronzer or highlighter as well. I have several of Trish's brushes, some are wonderful and some I wish I hadn't purchased but this one's a keeper. The bristles are soft and shed very little, however there is some shedding with all of her brushes and I find I'm occasionally flicking a stray black hair off my face after using this. I've also had some issues with the ferrule separating from the lucite handle but this brush has held up really well through repeated washings. Overall - highly recommended.

    December 28, 2009

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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