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Rocket Pop
Benefit

Reviewed on May 17, 2013

Hard to review a product I both love and hate. The color is an unassuming 'office wear' color that can be described as 'my lips but better' shade. For me it was a lipstick that made my face brighter and livelier without any effort--color is a browned rose or as Benefit describes it "cinnamon-rose" in a creme finish w/o shimmer or sparkle. On me it…

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Benetint
Benefit

Reviewed on May 17, 2013

Good multitasking product--cheek or lip stain in a see through bottle, reminds me of a nail polish packaging complete w/ a brush applicator under the screw top. Formula is essentially a rose-water scented liquid in a deep pinky-red color that gives a natural looking flush to the cheeks. Shimmer free, it looks very 'no-makeup', as in 'I just…

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Eye Bright
Benefit

Reviewed on May 17, 2013

This a product you either love or hate--which one will depend on the climate of where you happen to live, or season of the year in temperate regions. Wax based formula is very temperature dependent in how well it performs: in summer time it glides on and melts into skin performing as it should--brightening and highlighting (with subtle shimmer).…

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Stay Don't Stray
Benefit

Reviewed on May 17, 2013

First things first, I have combination skin and no eyeshadow last on me---good primer is essential to any eye makeup. "Stay Don't Stray" fell in my hands as a sample in a mini sized 'gloss' tube, complete with small but functional doe foot wand. Formula had a distinct concealer-like tint that was a touch too dark (and orange) on my pale skin;…

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Opulash
MAC

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Great all around mascara for everyday--big fat brush, no clumping, rich dark color--Bad, Bad Black. It does not last for 15 hours but it doesn't melt on my skin either. Dry formula leaves lashes full and stiff so its prone to minor flaking by end of day. An issue at multiple coats or if I to touch my eyelashes when using eye-drops.
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Plush Lash
MAC

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Great natural looking mascara, leaves lashes soft and defined. Not for oily types, as it does smudge big time on my combination skin. Higher end version of Maybelline's Full and Soft--both are great products, just not for me.
Big brush applicator is densely packed and works great on long eyelashes--no clumps, no spider eyelashes here. Smooth…

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Spiked
MAC

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Great twist up eyebrow pencil, med-hard formula, Spiked is a great color for olive/tan complexions w/ dark eyebrows. Color is "rich brunette"; on me it looks similar to Coquette e/s, neutral brown, dark but not stark--very natural results, great for newbies. Long wearing, easy to use and no sharpening needed.
Price is steep for 0.09 g of product,…

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Lip Pencil
MAC

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Tagged As: Highly Pigmented, Smooth, Dry, Easy to apply, Long-wearing, Easy to sharpen

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Color Design Eyeshadow
Lancome

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Tagged As: Sheer, Powdery, Easy to apply, Luminous

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Pro Prime Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base
NARS

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Great clear primer for eyeshadow, works on my fairly oily lids. Works well as base for filling in eyebrows too (I use MAC Coquette e/s). I find it less drying then Urban Decay Potion, and prefer the light texture as well as velvet-soft finish--looks and feels like skin, shadows blend more easily, no creasing w/ powder or cream formulas. A must…

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Colorburst Lipgloss
Revlon

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Tagged As: Sheer, Thick, Easy to apply, Non-sticky, Moisturizing, Great value, Travel-friendly

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226 Small Tapered Blending Brush
MAC

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

My MAC 226 was purchased at Macy's during MAC Me Over collection; it bears a "FRANCE" engraving on the handle and looks different from my standard issue MAC 217 (made in "JAPAN"). Tapered shape is perfect, but quality doesn't equal the $26+ I paid for scruffy looking, and not so soft brush.
Stray hairs of varied thickness and length are pocking…

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Dandelion
Benefit

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Perfect everyday blush for pale to fair skin. Looks very natural and glowing on skin, just not as all over face powder--too much sparkle. Color is well balanced, cool pink with a hint of peach--doesn't look like a typical blush but gives a perfect flush to cheeks.
Very versatile color that's hard to overdo. Foolproof product, light rose scent,…

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Infallible 24-Hour Eyeshadow
L'Oreal

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Tagged As: Buildable, Buttery, Creamy, Smooth, Hard to blend, Easy to apply, Luminous, Great value

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Bulletproof
Sugarpill

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Lovely eyeshadow formula, generous amount in a practical package. Very finely-milled matte black. I personally bought this to use as an eyeliner. For me it is a true charcoal black in a very soft formula w/o silicone, mineral oil, or glitter (sensitive eyes).
The downside--buttery soft eyeshadow in a large pan is fragile and susceptible to…

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Creme Cup
MAC

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Nude for those who look 'dead' in canon nudes. It is definitely pink, and described as "light blue pink" by MAC. On me it looks very neutral--muted dusty pink, a bit lighter then my natural lip color. Looks great with dark eye-makeup, or everyday 'natural' looks.
Formula-wise it is opaque, not drying, doesn't bleed or settle into lines, wears…

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Lumi
Sugarpill

Reviewed on May 3, 2013

Great loose eyeshadow to add spice to any look. Goes on smooth over glitter base, or cream eyeshadow (Too Faced Glitter Glue or Shiseido cream eyeshadow works great). With glitter glue, which is clear, Lumi can be layered on top of eyeshadow (primier->powder eyeshadow-->glitter glue--->Lumi).
As with any lose pigment fallout on application is…

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