Product Reviews by Alexine

Mascara - Bobbi Brown - Smokey Eye Mascara

3.0
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3 months ago

The good news is that I don't like this $31 mascara as much as I like my cheap Covergirl Lash Blast. The bad news is that I spent $31 on it.
Pros:
Smooth, creamy texture with no clumping, even after multiple coats
No "spider" lashes
Doesn't dry out
Natural-looking volume (may be a con for some)
Easy to remove

Cons:
Price $$$$$
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Dry Shampoo - Clairol - Herbal Essences Blue Ginger Refresh Dry Shampoo

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5 months ago

This is one of the best smelling dry shampoos I've ever used. It smells clean, not fruity or heavily perfumed. This goes on very wet (weird, even after vigorously shaking the can), with no residue, but unfortunately, it doesn't absorb any oil in my hair. I used it this morning before I left, and my hair looked oily by by the time I got to work. I don't mean a little oily, but …Read more

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Lipstick - Yves Saint Laurent - ROUGE PUR COUTURE Lipstick Collection

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5 months ago

I purchased Le Nu #70. The color is advertised as a nude and looked good in Sephora, but in natural lighting it's not nude. It's a light pink color. Its semi-sheer and the formula is slick and greasy, so it wears off quickly. The only pro is that it's not drying, but that oily, salad dressing feeling never goes away. Also, the packaging is lightweight and plastic. For $38 USD, I …Read more

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Lipstick - Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipstick - Pillow Talk

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5 months ago

This lipstick is a beautiful, beautiful color on the lips. It's the MLBB shade I've been searching for. Perfect nudey-pink on my cool-toned skin, but...it is very drying. Not an uncomfortable drying, but more of a sneaky drying. It feels smooth and good on the lips at first, but then an hour later it it sinks into the grooves of your lip lines, and it ain't pretty. If you want to …Read more

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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Lengthening Mascara

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10 months ago

This mascara is really nice for definition, lengthening and a little volume. It doesn't clump or dry out quickly, so you can use it daily with predictable results. It's decently smudge proof, though I sometimes get a little dotting under my eyes from my bottom lashes. The only drawbacks are the ridiculous price, and that it's incredibly difficult to remove. I use micellar water …Read more

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Lipstick - Bobbi Brown - Art Stick

4.0
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11 months ago

I purchased the shade Dusty Pink, thinking this would be a great everyday shade, which it is. The color is a pretty, cool-toned medium pink, that is a little brighter on cool-toned skin, and looks more muted when I wear a warm-toned foundation (see pictures below)

I love the consistency of the Art Stick. It's creamy and long-wearing, but I did find that it feathered a tiny bit …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Amplified Creme - Girl About Town

5.0
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Jul/25/2018

I love this lipstick. It is the ultimate summer lip color. It's a blue-based fuschia that brightens my face without looking garish. The Amplified formula is creamy and comfortable. This color is universally flattering. If you're on the fence about purchasing, go for it! You will be reaching for this lipstick all summer.

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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF30

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May/27/2018

MAC foundations have always been exceptional in my experience, but this one was a dud. This waterweight foundation is too...watery. It has very little coverage, which I like, but it never seems to settle. It sits on top of my skin and slips and slides all around my face, even after it's been powdered. I dont wear very much, but it's visible and obvious. Another reviewer described this …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - Haux

5.0
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Oct/25/2017

I absolutely love this color. It's a rosy, plummy-brown and looks beautiful paired with other shadows, or on it's own. This is an HG color for me because it's so versatile. It can be used for a natural look, or for a heavy, smokey eye. It can be worn on the lid or the crease; as a wash of color, cut crease, or transition shadow. You create the intensity, and however you use it, it …Read more

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