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  • MAC Mineralize SPF 15 Foundation/Loose

    My friend recommended me this foundation, and I had lots of doubts about it, as every now and then I get a dry patch here and there on my cheeks, and most foundations accentuate them, even more so powders. I went to MAC counter, told my story, and tried a bunch of foundations. Was actually surprised when the lady recommended this powder as moisturizing, and tried it as well, and really liked how it looked. Most often I use it with BB cream, and use flat top powder brush, blending carefully. At first it might look slightly powdery, but that goes away very fast, and you get a very natural yet perfect finish. I am very critical about foundations and always check how it looks in magnifying mirror, and with this powder skin looks like I'm not wearing anything! I'd say the coverage is light to medium, so it does cover imperfections and evens out the complexion. Lasts all day for me with same gorgeous finish, no touch-ups. Sometimes I just lightly blot my forehead. It comes in a jar with a separator that lets part of powder sift through, and with the traditional rubberized top. The application can get rather messy, like with any other loose powder. But I'm not sure anyone has invented better packaging for this kind of product. Highly recommend for those who like natural-looking perfect skin. Wonderful product!

    March 5, 2014

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  • MAC Pro Longwear Concealer

    This concealer is amazing and is worth every penny! My main skin concern is dark circles, and this concealer does wonders. If you have dark undereye circles- this is it! Exactly what you need. First of all, it is liquid, so it goes on flawlessly, blends really well and it quite buildable. Most importantly, it doesn't settle in the fine lines, and has great, natural-looking coverage. A great bonus- it really stays put all day- no touch-ups required. I didn't feel like it dries out my skin, and I'm prone to dryness. It is also good on blemishes and other imperfections. The concealer comes in a nice glass bottle with a pump, which helps the product to stay fresh longer. My only (very minor) dislike is that I tend to pump too much product sometimes, and you need very little to cover quite a lot. Overall, a wonderful concealer. I will definitely repurchase it, and highly recommend it to anyone. I believe this one can work great whatever you want to cover. And as a bonus, you can get help with finding the right shade for you at a MAC counter. I'm not some sort of MAC fan, but this concealer is wonderful, and the price is very good, given how well it works, how little you need, and how well it stays put.

    March 5, 2014

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  • Maybelline New York Eye Studio Color Tattoo 24HR Cream Gel Shadow

    This eye shadow is not bad, but it failed to impress me. It is easy to apply, and there are nice colors to choose from, but I wouldn't say the staying power is that impressive. I have "Tough in Taupe" shade, and it is nice grayish matte eyeshadow, and it always ends up creasing within a few hours- with primer, without primer, with dry eyeshadow on top, without. I never suffered from oily lids, and always let the shadow dry before I start blinking a lot. Overall, the shadow is decent, but if you want something really long-lasting, go for ELF's Long-lasting Lustrous eyeshadow- lighter feel, better staying power.

    February 6, 2014

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  • Nelson J Argan Oil 7 Non-Foaming Shampoo

    This shampoo is absolute junk. I used it exactly as directions recommended, in fact lathered twice, since I have long thick hair and it is absolutely impossible to tell if you apply enough and if all parts of scalp and hair got covered. When I got to blowdrying my hair, I realized that it was a huge mistake to use that product. My scalp did not get cleaned properly, my hair felt dry, lifeless, not very clean and dull- yes, I did rinse the "shampoo" as well as it was possible, it just didn't clean well. I can see how people with bleached, fine or porous hair might *in theory* like that kind of shampoo, but if if you have normal or thick, long hair, just don't waste your money and time. I would not recommend this product, and would definitely not buy it again (hey, they want $22 for that thing, they'd have to pay me more for using it again!). In fact, if you are willing to spend this much on shampoo, go for some sort of Kerastase, at least the results would be good.

    February 3, 2014

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  • Maybelline New York Eye Studio Lasting Drama Gel Eyeliner

    I've read a bunch of great reviews of this eyeliner, so decided to try it. It is not very impressive… The PROS: fairly intense color, smooth and easy application, nice little jar. CONS: doesn't last so well, the price is high for the questionable quality. Here is why I say the quality is questionable- I don't have oily eyelids, but by mid-day this eyeliner smudges, fades, and leaves marks where it is not supposed to be. That happens even in dryer cooler environment. I actually end up carrying the jar and the brush with me for touch-ups. The liner is not easy to remove. Even elf's cream eyeliner lasts much longer and at one third of a price. And if you want something long-lasting, with good pigmentation, and easier to remove, and cheap, go for NYC's liquid eyeliner. Will not repurchase, do not recommend.

    December 2, 2013

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  • L'Oreal Paris HiP Studio Secrets Professional Metallic Shadow Duo

    This eyeshadow is great- intense shimmery colors, smooth application and blending. It lasts for a very long time too. The packaging is nice- two compartments- one with eyeshadow, the other one with applicator. This is an excellent product at a fair price. Would buy it again.

    December 2, 2013

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  • L'Oreal Paris HIP High Intensity Pigments Bright Shadow Duo

    These are really pigmented. I love how easy it is to apply and blend those eyeshadows because they are not a tiny bit powdery or dry. And a bonus- they last very long. The packaging is really nice- it has two compartments- one with eyeshadows, and the other with the applicator. Also, you get a great selection of beautiful colors. Excellent product. L'Oreal got it right this time. Highly recommended!

    December 2, 2013

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  • L'Oreal Paris Advanced Haircare Triple Resist Reinforcing Shampoo

    This shampoo is simply amazing! I love it so much, I just got my third bottle of it- have never done that before with any other shampoo. This shampoo is just perfect. It leaves hair light and bouncy, yet very smooth and moisturized. Somehow it makes it really easy to style hair- I get to have great volume, shine, and healthy looking/feeling hair- I have very long hair. Another bonus- it doesn't dry out scalp- zero itchiness or flakes. The shampoo smells really great, and the packaging is nice to look at and is easy to use and open even with slippery hands. The price is just right too. I can't say enough good things about this shampoo. You really get salon-quality, PERFECT shampoo when you buy this. Highly recommended.

    December 2, 2013

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  • Kerastase Masquintense Intense for Fine Hair

    It is a very nice mask. I have pretty good hair, and don't necessarily need special care for it, but I was very happy to get this mask as a gift and try it. I find it very moisturizing and pleasant to use. I apply it in the shower for about 5-7 minutes. I love that it doesn't feel slippery and silicon-y like most cheaper masks. It sort of gets absorbed into hair, and is very easy to rinse out. Leaves hair very soft and touchable. It also works wonders on fine, difficult hair. My friend literally saved her damaged hair with this mask. It is a little miracle in a jar! It is quite pricey, hence I'm giving it less then 10 stars. And I'm not crazy about the scent and packaging. If you have good hair as it is, you might want to opt for something less expensive, or use Kerastase's leave-in conditioners, which are great. But if you have difficult, damaged hair, this is worth the investment- if you use it once a week it lasts for months.

    December 2, 2013

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  • Maybelline New York Volum' Express The Colossal Cat Eyes Mascara

    I really like this mascara. It makes my lashes longer and fuller, and also curls them nicely with it's nice brush. The color is nice and saturated, no grayish tint. I was pleasantly surprised with the brush- I always like curved brushes, but not all of them are good. This one is pretty long, with shorter bristles. Ideal for curling and separating. The mascara doesn't clump or flake, stays put all day, and holds the curl. The only minus is the smell, which is kind of strong. Actually reminded me of Lancome's Definicils when I first opened the tube, but to my relief, unlike Lancome, the smell of Maybelline's mascara disappears fast, and the mascara doesn't make my eyes itch. Excellent product that it priced right, no need to spend more, when you can get gorgeous lashes with this. Definitely recommend this one, and just bought a new tube for myself!

    November 4, 2013

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