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  • Trish McEvoy Eye Lining Brush #11

    I've had this brush for years and struggled with it so unfortunately I can't give it a positive review. The application method is supposedly to hold it perpendicular to your eye and press the shadow liner as close as possible to your lashline. This doesn't work nicely for 2 reasons...1) my eye is curved, not straight, so the shape of these bristles don't conform closely to the curvature of my lash line, and 2) the bristles are very stiff and hard - one misstep and you've jabbed yourself in the eye or eyelid with something quite harsh. I've tried repeatedly to use this with several different application methods and products and just can't make it work.

    December 28, 2009

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  • MAC 266 Small Angle Brush

    This brush is very versatile which makes it a good value and a good brush to have in your collection; I use this to apply brow powder, powder eyeliner and cream eyeliner. I've had mine for years and washed it hundreds of times and it's just as good as when it was new. Highly recommended.

    December 28, 2009

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  • CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
    9.0

    CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser

    CeraVe Cleanser

    I love this cleanser - it's gentle, effective, free of strong fragrance and easily removes every-day makeup...whilst never drying out my skin or leaving it feeling tight. It won't remove every trace of mascara / eyeliner if I'm wearing more for evening, but that's exactly why it's so gentle on your skin. My derm also uses this!

    December 28, 2009

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  • Almay Toner For Dry Skin
    8.0

    Almay Toner For Dry Skin

    Toner for Dry Skin with Cucumber

    I guess it's debatable whether toner is a necessary product or even one that makes a perceptible difference but I like it to remove last traces of makeup that my mild cleanser may have missed - this is soothing, mild, refreshing and never irritates my eyes - I also really like the slight cucumber fragrance.

    December 28, 2009

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  • Maybelline New York Full 'N Soft Waterproof Mascara

    Pros: inexpensive, easily available Cons: I see no "full" in full n' soft, this gave me a too-natural look with absolutely no volume or added length. I had to apply several coats for this to show up on my lashes. It was fairly easy to remove and lasted without flaking but overall it was unimpressive and I wouldn't repurchase.

    November 4, 2009

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  • Maybelline New York Salon Expert Nail Color

    Pros: Excellent brush paints color on smoothly in fewer strokes, color doesn't streak and dries fairly quickly. The bottle is also slim + portable, easy to travel with. Cons: None that I can think of, except that the color I was wearing was discontinued!

    November 4, 2009

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  • Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Volume Washable Mascara
    3.0

    Maybelline New York Define-A-Lash Volume Washable Mascara

    Define-a-lash Volume Waterproof Mascara

    This review is for the waterproof version... Pros: Black is a dark, true black color Cons: Brush is flimsy and too flexible, making it harder to stroke on to lashes and insert back in the tube, brush has a concave shape in the centre, not sure why but mascara doesn't apply evenly and I often have to brush out clumps, although this is called "volume" it gives none. Wouldn't re-purchase.

    November 4, 2009

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  • Maybelline New York Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil
    8.0

    Maybelline New York Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil

    Maybelline Define-A-Brow Eyebrow Pencil

    Pros: half the price of MAC's twist-up brow pencil yet performs the same, slim pencil allows you to make fine strokes that look quite natural, good color selection. Cons: hate the cheap-looking green packaging, also the brow comb on the end constantly falls off and doesn't work as well as a spoolie would. sometimes it can be hard to twist up, but the good news is it doesn't break off in the process. I've repurchased this several times.

    November 4, 2009

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  • Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 45 Daily Moisturizer
    9.0

    Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 45 Daily Moisturizer

    Neutrogena Healthy Defense SPF 45 Daily

    I've been using the SPF 30 version of this sunscreen for years and just tried the higher SPF - both are fragrance free, blend easily and work well under makeup. For the dryer areas of my skin - under eyes, cheeks, forehead - I still need to use a more emollient moisturizer underneath, but this gives a satin-matte finish and doesn't make my t-zone shiny. Due to the chemical sunscreen [Avobenzone] it also doesn't give me that dreaded whitish cast that some physical sunscreens do - or feel at all sticky and occlusive - especially important since I don't wear makeup every day.

    August 11, 2009

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  • Make Up For Ever Glossy Full

    Got this at Sephora and chose #3 with the help of a wonderful SA in Soho - love the sheer, peachy colour! The downside is that this has a strong, minty "sting" to it. There's no actual lip-plumping effect, the gloss is quite sheer and sticky - but the taste was too strong for me. Feels like smearing toothpaste on my lips.

    May 25, 2009

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