Mindy Smith's Reviews

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Pink Sweet Pea
Burberry

Reviewed on October 15, 2013
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Florida
MAC

Reviewed on August 25, 2013

The quality of this blush is good but probably not the best color for my NC30 skin tone. I can make it work by using it as a base with a warmer powder blush.

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High-Light Powder
MAC

Reviewed on August 25, 2013

This is a very pretty blush, but not quite as pigmented as I would have liked. The color is similar to my Chanel Spring 2012 horizon blush, but the formula isn't as good...

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Honey Rose
MAC

Reviewed on August 25, 2013

This is a beautiful blush I love to wear in the summer. It's Nars Orgasm like, but with a very unique texture. It also looks beautiful over a matte bronzer.

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Bare Study
MAC

Reviewed on July 14, 2013

I love Bare Study as a wash of color alone on my lids or as a base for lighter eye looks. It doesn't crease at all. Since you only need the smallest amount, these last forever.

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Albatross
NARS

Reviewed on May 27, 2013

This is one of my 'in your face' highlighters. It gives a beautiful golden sheen to the skin. It's a bit bolder than I prefer for day time, but great for night time.

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Orgasm
NARS

Reviewed on May 27, 2013

When I first applied this blush I understood my everyone wanted/loved it. On my olive skin it made my look like a tropical goddess. Unfortunately, the higher shimmer content keeps me from wearing it very often during the day. But it is a beautiful color.

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Liberte
NARS

Reviewed on May 27, 2013

Liberte was my first NARS blush purchase and I am so glad I have it. It is such a beautiful fall color to wear on my NC25-35 skin. It's extremely pigmented so I use a duo fiber brush to apply it. I don't have any problem blending it and it stays on all day. I think the subtle sheen helps a lot to help the color look full of life and not flat.

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Laguna
NARS

Reviewed on May 27, 2013

Laguna is a great bronzer to use for contouring on my NC25-35 skin. It does have some slight shimmer, but that never really came through onto my skin. I'd also use it to deepen the color on my neck and chest when I needed to. NARS also includes it in many of their sets, so you almost never need to purchase it individually.

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Medium Brown
Maybelline

Reviewed on May 26, 2013

I bought this because I had heard so many good things about it but I'm just not all that happy with it. I guess I just prefer powder over pencil when it comes to my brows. It does not quite match my brows, it has some red in it. And the cheap plastic come can't brush through my thicker brows.

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Thrrrob
Benefit

Reviewed on May 25, 2013

This, like Georgia, was a waste of money for me. This is way too sheer to be used as a blush. Could be used as a face powder I guess but I would with the glitter in it. I'm just not happy with it.

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CORALista
Benefit

Reviewed on May 25, 2013

CORALista is not as pigmented or as bright I had expected, but it is a beautiful color on my NC25-35 skin. It's more of a natural color on me and sometimes I add Bella Bamba to the apples of my cheeks for a little more pop.

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The Love Affair
bareMinerals

Reviewed on May 25, 2013

This highlighter has become my go to highlighter. It looks beautiful on my NC25-35 skin. I have been using this almost exclusivly for the past 7 months and have barely been able to disturbed the pattern. I wish it was not LE.

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Georgia
Benefit

Reviewed on May 9, 2013

I was not happy with this at all. I originally thought it was a blush but it's so sheer it shows no color. Then I found out its more suited as a finishing powder and tried it as that. It's ok. There are finishing powders I like much more. This one was just a waste for me. It's somewhat chalky too.

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Sugarbomb
Benefit

Reviewed on May 9, 2013

This blush gives my cheeks a very natural flush (I'm NC25-30). It's a warm coral color that perks up my complexion and gives a nice sheen so the color is not flat. Sometimes if I feel I need more color I'll add a brighter blush as a pop on the apples of my cheeks but this is one of my favorite 'natural' looking blushes.

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Petal Pusher
Lancome

Reviewed on May 9, 2013

This is such a beautiful spring look. I don't wear the 'all over' shade all over. It's too glittery for for that. This palette is well put together as far as shades and the pigmentation is fantastic.

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15th Anniversary
Urban Decay

Reviewed on May 9, 2013

I think this palette was a good purchase. I call it my 'fun' palette. These shadows are a great example of UD's quality. I did feel the packaging was too bulky so I depotted it and put it in a Z Palette.

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Sable-Emouvant
Chanel

Reviewed on May 9, 2013

This duo is perfect for a simple but classic eye. I absolutely love the lighter shade. I wear it on my inner corner, lid and brow bone. I blend the darker shade in my crease and I have a classic eye look the looks beautiful. The lighter shade is more sheer than the darker. The darker shade is really pigmented.

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Bella Bamba
Benefit

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

I've owned Bella Bamba for a while and hadn't used it till recently. When I finally pulled it out of my collection I was so happy with the beautiful, 'watermelon' glow that it leave. It is extremely buildable and can be sheeted out and layered.

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Girl Meets Pearl
Benefit

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

I like this highlighter. I use it more in the winter when my skin is drier and it give a silvery/pink sheen. It's easy to blend and I actually prefer to wear it over foundation and under powder. That way the glow seems to come from within.

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Strawberry Sorbet
Dior

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

This is not a blush I would have picked out for my NC25-30 skin but it turned out really pretty. I love how it has a matte side and shimmer side so you can chose how to wear it. It's not as pigmented as other formulas I own, and for the price it should be.

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Sable Rose
Chanel

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

This is a great bronzer with a bit of a rose color. It's not too dark, not too light. I treasure it all summer long. It's a shame it's limited edition.

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Rose Bronze
Chanel

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

I love Chanel's JC blushes. I wore this on my wedding day. On my NC25-30 it gives a soft, luminous color described exactly by its name. I absolutely love it.

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Bi-Facil
Lancome

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

I got this in a GWP and have never turned back. It removes EVERYTHING but I will say I don't wear waterproof mascara. I will stick with this for a while.

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Makeup Brush Cleanser
Estee Lauder

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

I love this brush cleaner. It's the exact same as MAC's only this one comes with a spray pump! It's very effective for daily brush cleansings and dries quickly. Plus if you purchase during GWP time you can get some extra goodies :)

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Wulong
Guerlain

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

I owe this purchase to Christine. I thought and thought and thought about this. $170 is a lot to spend on a powder compact but it is absolutely worth every penny. The packaging is hefty and luxurious. The powder gives such a soft and lovely glow. I wore it on my wedding day.

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Peche Cuivre
Chanel

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

This is one of those products where I should have listen to Christine's review and not spent the money for it. The application is stiff and the color is very sheer. I'm determined to you it because of what I spent on it, so I use it to brighten up my lower lash line and waterline. It looks nice, but doesn't stay every long.

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Harmonie du Soir
Chanel

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

I absolutely love this formula and the design is beautiful. I with Chanel would give you more product for the price you pay though. The gold shade is a little more sheer than I would prefer. Overall it's a very good pallet that makes me feel as if I'm spoiling myself every time I use it.

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