Product Reviews by Adara

Lips - NARS Cosmetics - Satin Lip Pencil - Lodhi

4.0
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Jun/13/2014

Lodhi is one of those shades... you know, the one that everyone gets for their blogs and raves about because it's just one of those colors. It's a coral/pink, and while there's an ubiquity of corals on the market these days, Lodhi stands alone as a unique, *high end* color - the type you see on super hip super models hanging out at the Standard. As far as formula, Nars has done a …Read more

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Concealers - NARS Cosmetics - Radiant Creamy Concealer

5.0
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Apr/20/2013

Super impressed with this product. First and most importantly, Honey is the perfect shade for my under eye area. I have pretty light skin that has a lot of color to it, and concealers that fit me usually look too grey on my dark circles. Honey has so much pink/peach to it that I can avoid the greyness while still blend it out easily to match the rest of my face. Secondly, I really do love the …Read more

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Lipstick - Stila - Long Wear Lipcolor

4.0
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Feb/13/2013

This is sort of a weird product. I was under the impression this was a matte lipstick, and it does look matte, yet it's not drying, and stila.com calls it a gloss/stick hybrid? The formula is passable - like I said, not drying, not uncomfotable, but don't expect plushness or luxury. Staying power is pretty good, but it might vary from color to color. My favorite thing about this product …Read more

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Concealers - Burberry - Sheer Luminous Concealer

3.0
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Nov/16/2012

This is a decent pen concealer, not the best, but ok. I got #3 for the pink tones as I was going to use this under my eyes. It works fine, looks seamless, easy to blend - coverage could certainly be much better. It looks to be a straight up liquid concealer that doesn't have any light reflectivity, which could explain why it doesn't cover much. Otherwise, it's got a smooth and …Read more

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Sunscreen - HADA LABO - UV Moist Emulsion SPF 50+ PA+++

4.0
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Oct/19/2012

Feels really great going on; no sunscreen-y smell, feels smooth, leaves a good base for foundation. Love the texture, no powdery finish or whiteness. Looks pretty loaded with parabens and cones though, which I deducted a point for.

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Crème - CHANEL - Vitalumiere Hydra (Moist Radiance Emulsion Compact)

5.0
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Sep/16/2012

I received and tested out samples of both the Asian Vitalumiere Hydra compact as well as the Western Vitalumiere Aqua compact. On the surface I expected them to be exactly the same, and they are except the Asian version lists Titanium Dioxide as the 6th ingredient and Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate as the 9th whereas these are not on the Aqua list (Titanium Dioxide is under "Active …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - CHANEL - Coco mademoiselle fresh body lotion

5.0
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Sep/07/2012

Rave. I love the scent, but the EDP (what I have) sits a little heavier on me than the EDT or parfum for some reason, and I find myself not using it very much. The lotion on the other hand is fantastic. It mixes with my body chemistry well and is in itself a great moisturizer. Now I don't know if it will be the same for incredibly dry skin/skin with problems/the brunt of winter, but it does …Read more

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BB Cream - Lancôme - UV Expert Gn-shield Triple Potency UV Expert BB Complete SPF50/PA+++

4.0
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Sep/07/2012

I got this in Asia while I was there, seems to be an Asian-exclusive since it has *whitening* properties etc. For the most part it's a good BB cream, a legit one at that, since it only comes in one color and has nutrients for your skin, whitening, moisture, SPF, all that jazz. It smells inoffensive, like something I can live with. I don't particularly like scents, and while I love …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - CHANTECAILLE - Just Skin Tinted Moisturizer Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 15

5.0
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Jun/16/2012

This is a pretty good product IMO. It comes out of the tube quite thick but doesn't go on heavy. Feels instead like a nice creamy moisturizer. Covers well for a tinted moisturizer. Still on my face when I wash it at night, so staying power is good obviously. Imparts a nice dewy finish. In the winter when I get a bit drier it does adhere to flakes, but I suppose it's to be expected …Read more

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Highlighters - Lancôme - Éclat Miracle

5.0
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Jun/14/2012

I am a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector loyalist. Oh wait. I *was* a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector loyalist. Then I found Éclat Miracle, which goes on basically like the SSP only it is SOOOOoooo much lighter and more fluid. I'd even argue that this makes the effect so much more natural looking because it's so much less thick. Love it. New HG highlighter!

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