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  • E.L.F. All Over Color Stick

    I received one of these as a gift and I really liked it at first. I don't remember the name of the shade I had, but it was a nice pink with some shimmer. My favorite way to use it was to blend a bit on my cheeks before applying powder for a nice, natural lit from within kind of glow. The texture was smooth and easy to apply and blend. But then after only 3 or 4 uses, the whole tube broke and the product went flying and was ruined. I know it's not a high priced product, but given the poor quality of the packaging, I'm not sure it's worth it.

    May 21, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Luscious Liquid Lipstick
    10.0

    E.L.F. Luscious Liquid Lipstick

    Can't live without!

    This!! I love this. The other reviews that say it's more of a gloss are not wrong. It definitely has a gloss-like texture to it. I have this in the "Baby Lips" shade, which is a pale pink in the tube, but goes on sheer on me. I have a few lipsticks that are a little to dark or bold for day wear, but I've discovered if I apply this product first it makes a perfect base that tones down those darker lipsticks and helps them last longer. I also love the applicator--it's soft and spongy and you just click the bottom to dispense as much product as you need. I wish every liquid lip product had an applicator like this! I cannot wait to try this in some of the other colors. It also has a soft vanilla mint scent that I cannot get enough of. Update: I now have this in two other colors and I love them! They are still more like gloss than lipstick, but the color is subtle and lovely and I love the texture. They don't last as long as one might hope for a lipstick--but that's because the texture is so much more like gloss, I think. I still definitely recommend these!

    May 21, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Mineral Lip Gloss

    A friend gave me a tube of this gloss in the Sorority Girl shade and I love it! On me it's a nice nude shade (which has been difficult for me to find for my coloring). The texture is smooth and wonderful. It has some shimmer to it, without being overwhelmingly sparkly. No chunky glitter and not even a little bit sticky. It lasts a long time and while I wouldn't say it's really a moisturizing gloss, it isn't drying either. I recently ordered this same gloss in another shade and I can't wait to try it! Update: I've been wearing the shade I ordered (Daring) and except for the shape of the tube and style of applicator, I'd swear these were not the same gloss! Daring looks like a nice vibrant red in the tube, but gives only a hint of color and lots of shine and shimmer. This one doesn't have icky chunky glitter, either, but it is VERY sticky. I've gotten used to the stickiness, especially since it makes this gloss really last. I put it on at 3 before I leave work and at 6:30 (and after a run) I can still feel it there without any reapplication. I still like this and have been wearing it, but I like the color and texture of Sorority Girl a lot better.

    May 21, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Essential Eye Shadow Brush

    My shadow brush is getting pretty old so I tossed this one onto my order the last time I put one in online. It's a bit bigger than my old one so I wasn't sure how I was going to like it, but it's really great! The stiffness of the bristles is perfect for applying powder shadows, I really like it. I took two stars off because it seems to be shedding bristles pretty steadily. I thought at first it was just because it was new...but as I've continued to use it, it has continued to shed. It's not so bad that I dislike using the brush, but it is noticeable. I might invest in a higher quality brush next time.

    May 21, 2013

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  • Sephora Collection Anti-Shine Foundation Primer

    I found a sample of this kicking around my makeup case--it must have come in one of my orders and I forgot about it! So I tried using it for most of last week. It goes on smoothly (as any primer should) and I didn't notice any unpleasant smells or anything. I would say it worked as well as anything else (that is to say, not all that well) at reducing shine on my face throughout the day. The main reason I have to rate it so low is that it caused me to break out. Not a lot, but definitely noticeably. And it was definitely this product causing it because the breakouts stopped as soon as I discontinued use. I would say give this a try if you want, since it seems like other people love it--but hang on to your receipt for the first week, because you may need to return it.

    May 21, 2013

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  • Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow
    10.0

    Dior Dior Addict Lip Glow

    Worth every penny

    This is my favorite beauty splurge (currently $31 at my local Sephora). The formula is said to be intuitive, so that every person gets a different color depending on her body chemistry. The shade I get is perfect for my coloring (it does get too bright if I forget to remove any lingering product before I reapply--not a huge problem) and because I use it in rotation with my many, many other lip products one tube lasts a decent amount of time. It's a very smooth and moisturizing balm that never dries out my mouth and the texture of it never bothers me like some products do. It's not sticky or super shiny and the scent is to die for (a very light and wonderful vanilla mint). I also think the tube is pretty--but I'm a sucker for nice packaging. I'm on my second tube now and will definitely continue buying this for as long as they keep making it!

    May 20, 2013

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  • Gillette Venus Embrace Razor

    I can't believe I haven't reviewed this yet!! This is the best razor I've ever used (and I've used several). I used to use the original Venus razor and read a post on a beauty blog about how fantastic the Embrace razor was. I was skeptical. How great could a razor possibly be? Turns out, pretty great! I've never gotten a closer, smoother shave from any other razor. I love the moisturizing strips and the last a nice, long time (even though my fiance insists on sharing my razor). The blades are considerably more expensive than other razors/blades, but I have felt it was worth the money...for the last 5 or 6 years. And for the foreseeable future. I highly recommend it!!

    May 6, 2013

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  • NARS Light Optimizing Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15

    I use this daily under my powder foundation. It's a great primer--my makeup lasts all day--and I love the SPF since I spend some time outside walking every day getting to and from the office. It is a bit pricey (in my opinion), but I find that if I use just a small dot (which covers my whole face), the tube lasts at least 6 months. I've switched to try a couple other brands but at the end of the day I really prefer NARS.

    May 1, 2013

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  • E.L.F. Mineral Mineral Lipstick

    When I first received this lipstick, I was skeptical. It didn't really look right in the tube--sort of like there was some kind of film on it or something. When I tried it on, the shade was perfection (I think bought plum something or other), but I was a little unsure of the texture. I was afraid it might be a bit too dry. Several days later I actually picked it up to wear and now I'm in love. It has a matte finish and lasts really, really well. It is a tad dry, but no so much that it was uncomfortable (at least for me) and certainly less dryness than most other matte finish lip products I have used. This one is definitely a keeper and a product I would purchase again in other shades.

    May 1, 2013

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  • Neutrogena Men Invigorating Face Wash

    My fiance loves this face wash--won't use anything else. He used to wash his face with SHAMPOO until he found out Neutrogena has a men's line. Now his skin looks much better!! This isn't drying and it doesn't make him break out.

    May 1, 2013

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