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  • Benefit Foamingly Clean Facial Wash

    I purchased this in an attempt to find a less expensive, but as effective, alternative to my favorite cleanser (Fresh Soy), but it didn't work. This cleanser works well enough--it's not drying, has a nice scent and is pleasantly foamy--but I didn't see any improvements in my skin tone and I had more breakouts while using it. I used it anyway until it was nearly empty then I gave up and went back to my old favorite. The improvements I see in my skin make it well worth the extra cost.

    March 21, 2012

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  • Coach Poppy Perfume Spray

    This is my most recent favorite perfume. I find the scent is light enough, but still manages to last the day (which can be hard to find sometimes). It is quite floral at first, which I enjoy, and as the day passes I think it takes on a sweeter scent (like the vanilla and creme brulee mentioned in a previous comment). I love this for daily wear and the bottle is also very pretty without being too fussy. Every time I wear this my boyfriend comments on how great I smell! I also love that Sephora carries it in a rollerball size at a very reasonable price so I could test it out for an extended period before investing in a full-size bottle. I like this scent so much, I requested a sample with an online Sephora order, even though I already know I like it. I want to own as much of it as possible! Plus I love sample sizes for keeping in my purse to refresh if I want or if I forget to put on perfume in the morning.

    March 21, 2012

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  • Dior Diorshow Maximizer

    I purchased this lash primer to boost my Diorshow mascara because I simply wasn't impressed with it on its own. And it worked. This primer really helps my lashes stand out, though I feel I get the best results if I put on two coats. So that's two coats of primer and one coat of mascara. If I can find a mascara I like that will work well enough on its own, I most likely will not purchase either of the Dior products again. This primer also claims to improve natural lashes over time--I've been using it for several weeks and haven't noticed any difference.

    March 21, 2012

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  • Clinique Quickliner for Eyes

    I don't remember the official color name, but I have this in a dark grey and I love it. It's the perfect shade of grey for my coloring and it stays in place well throughout the day, even though I tend to rub my eyes more than I should. It applies very smoothly, as well. I can't comment on the usefulness of the smudge tip at the other end of the pencil as I have not used it yet and may never. I do like that it's a twist up, so I don't have to try to manage a pencil that gets shorter and shorter with use. I would buy this same pencil and color again if/when I run out and if I find myself in the market for a new brown liner anytime soon, I will probably choose this same pencil in that color.

    March 21, 2012

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  • Benefit Sugarbomb
    7.0

    Benefit Sugarbomb

    Nice enough on fair skin

    I was really excited about this and ran out to buy it just as soon as it came out. Then I used it a few times and very nearly returned it. Eventually I learned to enjoy it, but this is another product I won't replace when it runs out. The colors look lovely and vibrant in the (beautiful) package, but once you swirl them together, they go on very, very pale. Very shimmery, but the color lacks punch. Which is why I've read many reviews where people prefer this as a highlighter. I'm fair skinned and often like a more subtle makeup look, so I've been living with it as a blush. Once it's empty, I'll be switching to a different Benefit boxed powder. Though the brushes that come with any of the Benefit blushes are not very useful, in my opinion, and I always end up just tossing them. I've also found with Sugarbomb that one of the four colors was softer and is getting used up faster than any of the other colors, even though I've tried everything to get them to wear evenly in the box. I'm starting to see the bottom of the box and soon I will only have 3 of the 4 colors left.

    March 21, 2012

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  • Stila Lip Glaze
    6.0

    Stila Lip Glaze

    Nice, but not a favorite

    This glaze comes in many lovely colors (I own it in Sugar Plum) and I like the scent of mine. But as many others have stated, it is a sticky gloss. I have to apply it slowly and carefully to avoid getting too much on the applicator and having overly goopy lips. It also doesn't stay very well, though that isn't unusual for gloss unless you're buying the really high ends brands. On the plus side, the Sugar Plum shade is excellent with my coloring and for the most part I don't mind having to reapply multiple times in a day (even though this one requires a mirror and a little extra time). I think when this one runs out, I won't be buying it again--I'll just look for another brand with a similar color. I'm not super picky about lip products, but this one is just too sticky for me.

    March 21, 2012

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  • Pop Beauty Eye Cake
    1.0

    Pop Beauty Eye Cake

    Poor quality

    I bought one of these once and ended up giving it away to a friend who wanted to try it out. The colors in the pan were lovely, but barely showed up when applied. I also found this shadow difficult to apply because it was hard to get any product onto the brush. Very disappointing, I was glad to be rid of it.

    March 6, 2012

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  • LORAC Starry Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio

    These shadows are long on both color and shimmer. But the shimmer doesn't mean they can't be worn during the day if done right! There are three shades--I use all three (usually using the darkest as a liner) for going out at night, but I might choose just the medium tone with a different base for a day look. I love using these colors for a plum smoky eye look and the color lasts all night even without primer (even on my greasy lids!). There's also a lot of product there, so they last a long time, even with frequent use.

    March 6, 2012

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  • Noxzema Original Deep Cleansing Cream

    I don't use this product as a cleanser (not since my teens), but I keep a huge jar under my sink at all times anyway. Why? Because it's the best treatment I have ever found for a sunburn. With my fair skin I often get burned no matter how diligent I am with the sunblock. I slather on a layer of this creamy cool Noxema cleanser, let it sit for 2-5 minutes, then I rinse it off in the shower. It takes the heat right out of the burn and moisturizes the damaged skin. For bad burns I'll do this for two or three showers in a row, but it really helps speed healing and I almost never peel.

    March 6, 2012

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  • Benefit Benetint
    3.0

    Benefit Benetint

    Nice color, not impressed

    Once I finally get this applied, it does give a lovely flush to my lips. But I do find it difficult to apply and it seemed like I had to put on several layers to get just a tiny hint of color. Then, once I got it applied so it would actually show up, it didn't last very long at all. Not anywhere near as long as I was expecting a "stain" to last. It works ok as a blush as well, as long as you're super quick with the blending. I found it very disappointing for all the attention this product gets and I gave it away to a friend.

    March 6, 2012

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