Product Reviews by AthenaNYC23

Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Waterproof Mascara

5.0
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May/07/2018

I LOVE this mascara! My lashes are quite long on their own so what I'm usually looking for is seperation and definition. This is one of the few mascaras whose wand I don't have to wipe off during the first uses. It coats my lashes nicely without clumping which is rare. I find it to be more of a daytime mascara since the effect is very natural and understated. If you like big bold lashes …Read more

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Liquid - W7 - HD 12-Hour Foundation

5.0
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Mar/02/2018

I had just run out of my Bourjois CC cream and I was looking for an everyday medium coverage foundation when I saw the excellent reviews on this product. I love the weighty frosted glass bottle, it feels a lot more expensive than your usual drugstore foundation. The consistency is a bit gel-like, it reminded me of the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum a lot. Upon first application, it glided on with …Read more

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Highlighters - NYX Professional Makeup - Born to Glow Liquid Illuminator - Sunbeam

2.0
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Jan/06/2018

At first swatch it was pretty but when applied to the face it's a glitter bomb. The glitter particles are chunky and cheap-looking and very very far from producing a realistic-looking glow. I could only see this applied very very sparingly on the cheekbones or the inner corner of the eyes for a night party look. Not the absolute worst product out there but you can find so many others that …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - NYX Professional Makeup - Born to Glow Illuminating Primer

5.0
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Jan/06/2018

For the record this review is for the PRIMER in the narrow white tube not the liquid illuminator which is -mistakenly- pictured here.

The primer is really excellent. It took me a while to get the hang of it but once I did it garnered a beautiful result. It's a pearl-toned silicone-y cream product with very very fine shimmer. I figured I didn't need a lot of product since …
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Lipstick - Kiko Cosmetics - Ultra Glossy Stylo SPF15

5.0
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Jun/17/2017

This is just stellar for the price. Personally most of the time I prefer balmy lipsticks over matte ones. I have this in the shade 807 which is a true juicy coral rendered much softer by the glossier/slightly translucent finish. It's truly gorgeous for the summertime and I imagine it will look even more flattering and vibrant once I have a bit of a tan.

Iit smells very vanillary …
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Foundations - Bourjois - 123 Perfect CC Cream

5.0
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Jun/17/2017

I can't believe it's taken me so long to review this product since it's one of the few makeup items I've actually repurchased. I don't know why it's marketed as a "CC cream", to me it's more like a good BB or a lightweight/medium coverage foundation.

This is just excellent all around. My shade is 31 Ivory, and it's a pretty good match …
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Makeup Brushes - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Studio Powder Brush

3.0
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Jun/17/2017

This is a very popular drugstore makeup brush, that I've heard people recommend time and time again. It's common knowledge that there are a lot of duds in the drugstore as far as makeup brushes go and I can admit that the e.l.f studio line is exceptional for the price point.

I've had this for several years - not with extremely frequent use though - and it's held up …
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Cleansers - COSRX - Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

4.0
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Jun/15/2017

This is a pretty standard, gentle foaming cleanser. It's a clear gel that lathers up easily and smells quite strongly of tea tree (at first the scent was unpleasant but I'm used to it now). Its low ph is apparently better for the skin but I can't say I see much difference from say, the La Roche Posay effaclar one. It's non-irritating and even calming on acneic skin but it can …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - COSRX - Galactomyces 95 Whitening Power Essence

3.0
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Jun/15/2017

This is one of the first AB products I tried. It's a clear runny essence with no scent that's extremely lightweight, like thickened water. It spreads out super easily and as it dries it can feel a bit sticky but at the end it leaves a matte finish behind. The main reason why I purchased it was because of its star ingredient, niacinamide, widely known for its brightening benefits. I …Read more

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Foundations - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Jan/30/2017

This is the first cushion I've ever tried so I don't have anything to compare it to. First of all the packaging is very well put-together and the sponge it comes with is okay for touch-ups on the go. The cushion is soaked with product and well protected.

The consistency is thin, lightweight and moist and it has decent coverage. It definitely isn't a high coverage …
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