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  • MAC Blot Powder Pressed

    I've used this for years and nothing else works as well - except maybe T. LeClerc pressed powder for twice the price. Mac's Blot works beautifully to take away my slight t-zone shine without appearing cakey or powdery. I dust this on lightly with a brush, directly from the compact. One thing to note - it runs very, very light, although color isn't a huge factor because it doesn't show up on the skin. [I have fair skin and wear medium-dark in Blot.] I go through these fairly quickly but they just add up to a "back to Mac" stash!

    May 8, 2009

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  • MAC Beauty Powder Blush
    7.0

    MAC Beauty Powder Blush

    MAC powder blush in MOCHA

    A very standard blush, nothing to rave about or complain about! The packaging is great, love the flip-top cover and that you can always see the shade you're rummaging for in a hurry. I have light-medium neutral toned skin and the SA at MAC picked Mocha for me - she said it didn't have strong pink or orange tones and was somewhere in the middle. I don't see that - this looks like a pretty plum colour that gives a just-in-from-the-cold-flush if applied lightly with a skunk brush, SK or Mac 147, After using this for a while I think I'm going back to creams or gel blushes that look like you're blushing from within - this can feel a bit dry on my normal/dry combo skin. Overall: colour and packaging are good, formula is a bit dry.

    May 8, 2009

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  • Neutrogena Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Intensive Night Cream

    I originally bought this after reading Paula Begoun's rave review...just finished my 2nd tube of the stuff and am very pleased...great results for a non-prescription product. In the wintertime this isn't moisturizing enough on it's own for my dry/combo skin and I need to add something richer on top, especially around my eyes. Now that it's getting hot and humid I'm very comfortable using this alone as my night cream. I've experienced no irritation and can see slight fading of my sun spots after using this regularly for several months.

    May 1, 2009

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  • Sally Hansen Complete Care 4-in-1 Nail Treatment
    10.0

    Sally Hansen Complete Care 4-in-1 Nail Treatment

    4-1 nail treatment moisturizing

    This review is for the moisturizing formula in the pink bottle which is Holy Grail stuff! I've tried just about every top-coat out there and this works as well or better but 1) doesn't dry out my nails, 2) dries fairly quickly, 3) doesn't contain the chemicals I try to avoid like formaldehyde and tulene and 4) multi-tasks well as a base and top coat. Love it!

    April 27, 2009

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  • CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara
    8.0

    CoverGirl LashBlast Volume Mascara

    Best Drugstore Mascara

    I have yet to find a drugstore mascara I like as much as LashBlast, despite the obnoxiously over-sized bright orange tube that could be seen from outer space. This formula lengthens, builds moderate thickness and never clumps or flakes, no matter how many layers I pile on. The overall effect is more natural than va-va-voom, but I'm still impressed with it's performance and will likely repurchase.

    April 27, 2009

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  • Laura Mercier Lip Glace

    Lip Glace comes in a very pretty assortment of colors and the newer formula feels buttery-smooth...but because of it's lack of stickiness, they barely last through a smile. I love the color "Petal" which is a lightly frosted peachy-pink shot with gold and looks stunning at night with a smokey, darker eye. These are very similar in every way to Revlon's Super Lustrous glosses which are about 1/4 of the price.

    April 27, 2009

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  • Revlon ColorStay Under Eye Concealer
    8.0

    Revlon ColorStay Under Eye Concealer

    ColorStay Under Eye Concealer

    I'm surprised by all the negative reviews for this concealer?! My undereye area is very dry and most concealers either don't cover enough or emphasize the fine lines too much - hello Laura Mercier! - so this was a great find for me at a fraction of the price of the high-end concealers I've been using. I found Light-Medium to be the perfect color with a slight peach undertone that color-corrects my brownish grey circles perfectly. The coverage isn't heavy or opaque but it isn't too sheer either. Gives just enough coverage and when used over a rich eye cream, this doesn't settle into lines which makes it a star in my book! I'm very pleased and would definitely repurchase.

    April 27, 2009

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  • Revlon ColorStay Active Light Makeup
    8.0

    Revlon ColorStay Active Light Makeup

    ColorStay Active Light Makeup Spf 25

    This doesn't have the skin-like texture or perfect blendability of my favorite Armani LSF makeup, which costs 10x more, but on hot/humid days or when I'm very active - a tiny amount of this goes a long way towards erasing dark under-eye circles and creating a healthy, no-makeup look. I use Buff which seems to be a good match for my light to medium skintone. The trick is to spot-apply only where you need it and blend quickly before it "sets." Once set it lasts well and doesnt' melt off in hot, humid weather. I picked this up at the company store in NYC so it's an even better bargain.

    April 27, 2009

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  • MAC Viva Glam Lipstick

    I've been through countless tubes of viva glam V and will continue to buy it because 1) 100% of the proceeds go to a great cause, and 2) it's a pretty, neutral, everyday color that lasts fairly well and looks good with everything.

    April 22, 2009

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  • B. Kamins Diatomamus Earth Masque
    9.0

    B. Kamins Diatomamus Earth Masque

    Holy Grail Blackhead remover!

    I have the B. Kamins Diatomamus Earth Masque for Dry to Normal Skin, although I think it's better suited for combination skin and for that reason I use it exclusively in my T-zone. It would be too drying for other areas of my face. Nothing does a better job to gently remove blackheads and shrink the appearance of pores! This is expensive and I'd prefer it in a tube than a jar but I've yet to find a substitute that works as well.

    April 21, 2009

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