Product Reviews by AriesD

Eye Primer - benefit Cosmetics - Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer

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Sep/16/2010

I received this in a 500 point Beauty Insider prize from Sephora as a small tube with a doe foot applicator (not the pump of the full size version).

The primer itself is very creamy and thick, much more so than UDPP. It is also a warm yellow color that is a bit lighter than my NC25 skintone, but blends in well enough. This primer worked well to cover some of the splotchiness of my …
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Eye Shadow - Maybelline New York - Charming Cobalt

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Sep/09/2010

Charming Cobalt is one of the new limited edition eyeshadow trios for Fall 2010. I think this was released as part of the Fashion Week collection. The colors included in this trio are a very shimmery champagne highlighter, a shimmery grey taupe and a matte/satin dark peacock teal. The highlighter color is super shimmery so a light hand is definitely needed. I got this color because of the taupe …Read more

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Lipstick - Maybelline New York - Color Sensational Lipstick - Warm Me Up

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Sep/07/2010

The reviews for this lipstick seem to be all over the place - especially when it comes to describing the color. The tube I bought is a medium rosy brown shade with slight shimmer that isn't visible on the lips. On my NC 25-30 skin, this lipstick is very close to my natural lip color, but just a tad darker. I find its a very appropriate color for fall and works well with a smoky eye or on its …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Neutrogena - Moisture Shine Gloss in Whisper

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fromAriesD

Aug/19/2010

I believe this product is discontinued as of this review, but I felt I should write a review in case anyone happens across it in a bargain bin, dollar store or on the internet. In the tube it is a pretty pink-beige with some shimmer. On the lips it goes on sheerly, a bit goopy, but a bit streaky. Luckily it smooths out to an even coloring. The texture is a bit tacky, but it's not overly …Read more

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Eyeliner - wet n wild - Color Icon Pencil - Mink Brown

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Aug/17/2010

I was always on the hunt for the perfect brow pencil. Previously I had been using Anastasia pencils because of the hard waxy texture, its ability to last all day, and it came with a spoolie attached. Unfortunately, the darkest color was a red-toned brown and the next darkest color is yellow-toned. Neither of these were a perfect match for a my black brows. I know Fafinette uses this pencil in …Read more

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Lip Liners - RIMMEL - vinyl jelly lip gloss liner in Tasty

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Aug/16/2010

I recently rediscovered this lipliner in my drawer while clearing things out. This was my first lipliner and I don't know how it became forgotten. Tasty is a rosy brown color that matches my lip color very well, but gives them that polished look. It applies very smoothly with little to no tugging - the finish is very similar to a very tinted lip balm. Unfortunately these are discontinued …Read more

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Bronzers - Stila - Stila Sun SPF 15 Bronzing Powder - Shade 02

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Aug/16/2010

I actually have this bronzer in both shade 1 and 2, and I don't really like either of them. They are both described as matte bronzers on the Sephora website, but there are shimmers in this powder, it just isn't enough to translate to the face. Shade 1 is the "golden" color, while Shade 2 is the "brown" color. However, both shades pull orange on me, which can make my …Read more

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Bronzers - Stila - Stila Sun SPF 15 Bronzing Powder - Shade 01

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Aug/16/2010

Bought this as part of the Good to Glow set at Sephora, which was $10 for this bronzer and the illuminating finishing powder in gold. Shade 1 is described as "sheer golden matte bronze." I used this for a while and I like that it is easy to use with the right brush, and lasts all day. It is also matte, so there was no obnoxious sparkle since I already have oily skin. The only thing I …Read more

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Polishes - Maybelline New York - Express Finish in Blushing Bride

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Aug/15/2010

Very pretty color, but very streaky application. Blushing Bride is a pretty milky nude that applies sheer but with lots of streaks. It gives nails a polished look with one coat, and I think one coat is all you can get before the streaking starts to happen. Didn't notice the drying time to be very long, but what's the point if the nail polish coats unevenly? Even though its a super …Read more

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Palettes - Urban Decay - NAKED [DISCONTINUED]

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Aug/10/2010

I am a neutral eyeshadow junkie, so I was really excited when I heard about this palette, and even more excited when I heard it will be a permanent addition to the line.

I love all the colors in this palette...and none of them have the obnoxious glitter like some of the other colors that have been included in other palettes (Uzi, Grifter...). They are pigmented and blend well. You can …
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