Newest Reviews


Lipstick -Kat Von D - Glimmer Veil Everlasting Liquid Lipstick

on 8/21/2017 12:08:00 PM

These are very tenacious, long lasting, and definitely different than many other lipsticks out there. The colors are extremely unique, bright and bold. This lipstick is extremely long lasting- the only thing I dislike about it is how the glitter kind of sticks out after the lipstick color begins to wear off. I have the color Razzle, but I will definitely be pickup a few more. For what it is worth- Razzle is much more pink in person than it looks in the photos. I also love that Kat Von D sticks to her beliefs against animal testing and will always keep the brand cruelty free!!





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Styling Products -Carol's Daughter - Black Vanilla hair sheen

on 8/21/2017 12:05:00 PM

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I'm white with very fine, dry, wavy hair that I keep shoulder length. My hair NEEDS oil but gets oversaturated very easily by creamy and gel-like anti-frizz products. Prior to this I was using Biosilk Silk Therapy and thought that was the best I was going to get. Putting oil in a spray bottle = genius if you ask me.

I find that I have to go very light with this stuff to get the right results. When my hair is wet and has been treated with heat protectant, I hit the ends with one spray of Black Vanilla, scrunch it together with my fingers for a minute or so, and then blow dry. This makes my hair really silky, bouncy, and healthy looking WITHOUT any limpness or greasiness. I don't care for fragrance in products, but luckily this one fades in a matter of hours. I'm very happy and will definitely be checking out more black haircare products in the future.


Eyeliner -Wet 'n' Wild - ProLine Felt Tip Eyeliner

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Great liner, but with horrible packaging! If I hadn't just thrown out my second pro-line marker in a month for prematurely drying out on me because the cap popped off in my makeup bag I probably would have given this product more stars. It draws crisp, thin lines, is very pigmented and lasts all day long without smearing, flaking or smudging! When I first bought it, I was in love. It performed just as well as high end marker style liners, but only cost $3.99! Sure the dark brown shade was a little darker than my preference, but for the price, I didn't care. But then after two weeks of use, I reached into my bag one morning and found my eyeliner floating around my bag without a cap and completely dried up. I was bummed, but thought it was just a fluke and repurchased a second one and this time stored he liner in a separate part of my bag where I thought it'd be less likely to get bumped around. Yet 10 days later, it happened again! The problem seems to be the spring inside the cap along with how easily the cap cracks. When the cap is clicked completely shut, the spring is tense against the rim of marker, ready to forcibly expel the marker the moment the cap gets squeezed or knocked in the right place. And if the cap cracks, even the tiniest bit, the cap will no longer have the strength to resist the spring which means it will become impossible to click closed. This makes it seem practically inevitable that the cap will fail and dry out the marker long before the end of its "natural life."

So I'm going back to my more expensive markers. They may cost more at the time of purchase, but I'm likely to be saving money by paying more upfront than I would if I paid $4 for a new marker every time the faulty packaging rendered my eyeliner unusable.


Lipstick -Zoya - Paisley

on 8/21/2017 11:56:00 AM

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I definitely agree with the other reviewer, this is more of a stain than a lipstick. It is very sheer but you can build it a little. Zoya describes it as a blush rose color with a satin cream finish. It is hydrating and lightweight. It did not dry out my lips at all. It is also ordorless and tasteless.

Zoya says that Paisley should last 4 to 6 hours. For me it lasted slightly less with normal wear. With food or drink it would definitely require reapplication. On the plus side it is easy to reapply. It isn't sloppy and doesn't spread to your teeth or outside of your lip line if you use a liner.

I like Paisley and it is flattering with my skin tone. I think it would flatter many skin tones. While it really is more of stain than a lipstick, I still like it and wear it often. I don't mind the stained look once in awhile.

The packaging is the standard lipstick tube. I like the packaging as I think looks nicer than a lot of other lipstick packaging.

Paisley is a high quality lip product but I think that it is a little overpriced for the "stain" effect. However, I got this one free w/a Zoya promotional code. I would repurchase it again as I like the overall effect but I would wait for a sale to avoid paying full price.


Lip Liners -MAC - Oak Lip Liner

on 8/21/2017 11:46:00 AM

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This is absolutely a HG product for me. I am fair-skinned with already quite pigmented lips. As such, I find most liners and lipsticks marketed as nudes (e.g. Spice) far too dark and too pink-based, they just add even more pink pigment to my lips and create a rich pink lip rather than a true nude lip. Oak is light enough to suit even the fairest-skinned ladies, and it subdues/neutralizes the pink in my lips to create a true nude beige lip. It has a 90s feel to it, which I love.

I am naturally cool-toned but often self-tan, making me warm-toned, and find that Oak complements both undertones. However, I wouldn't recommend Oak if you're darker-skinned (i.e. if your skin is darker than the color of the liner), or if your lips are already beige/brown-toned, because I can imagine this shade would wash out your lip color and give you that zombie/dead look. Perhaps try Stripdown instead, which is a deeper version of Oak.


Cleansers -Clinique - Take the Day Off Cleansing Milk

on 8/21/2017 11:35:00 AM

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I can hardly believe these poor reviews, this stuff works a treat for me! To be fair, i do use a separate eye makeup remover and the product says right on the bottle not to use it on your eyes. I have oily skin so this can't be the only cleanser I use, its too rich for that. But it does break down my makeup and rinses clean off so I'm happy with it.

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Concealers -Collection 2000 - Lasting Perfection Ultimate Wear Concealer

on 8/21/2017 11:31:00 AM

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The best concealer I've tried - and I've tried many (MAC, Nars, Tarte, NYX). Very creamy and blendable. I do have to use a powder to properly set it, but that's due to my skin type. Will purchase for the rest of my life!

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Primer/ Corrector -Becca - Velvet Blurring Primer Perfecting Base

on 8/21/2017 11:30:00 AM

This is a nice addition to the collection of Becca's primers. This does a great job of blurring imperfections and did extend wear time of foundation. The only time I had issue with it was when I used it on top of sunscreens. I usually use foundations that contain SPF, but when I don't I use a separate SPF. I think the separate layer of the SPF was too much because the primer did pill over it. So if you don't use a lot of layers underneath the primer this one will work well for you.






Foundations -Clinique - beyond perfecting powder

on 8/21/2017 11:27:00 AM

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I am so surprised at the complete lack of reviews for this item! I use it regularly and adore it. I would compare it favorably to Lancome Dual Finish but without the fragrance; or the exorbitant price tag. Its soft, easy to apply, moderate coverage but build able to full. It stays on all day, doesn't oxidize, doesn't break down, keeps me shine free for no less than 12 hours. The older I get the less makeup I prefer to wear so now I frequently use this with just a little concealer and it give me refined and glowing skin.

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Lipstick -NYX - Matte lipstick in Whipped Caviar

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A very pretty pink nude that flatters my pale but neutral complexion well. It brightens up my face so nicely.

I always exfoliate my lips and follow up with a balm before applying this lipstick, so it feels more comfortable that way. Also, I go easy on the application, too much of this and it looks more nude than pink.

New staple!

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