Product Reviews by BlushAfficinado

Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Waterproof Voluminous Carbon Black

1.0
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11 months ago

This stuff is basically dark black rubber cement. It causes ugly clumping that is gummy in the manner of rubber cement. It is hard to remove; I have found clumps of it in my lashes even after two days of not wearing makeup and double cleansing.

Yes, it's waterproof. Yes, it's black. But, it's a horrible mascara.

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Conditioner - DevaCurl - One Condition Original Daily Cream Conditioner

3.0
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Jun/16/2017

This review is for DevaCurl One Condition Original.

One of the challenges with DevaCurl is that they change the names of products frequently, and the names of the products are way too similar. That however, is an aesthetic objection.

My first observation of this product is that it smells terrible. It has the lemon lime deodorant smell that you have probably smelled in …
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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

3.0
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May/25/2017

I tried the waterproof version of this mascara. It's a very dry formula. The bristle brush is in an hourglass shape that makes it easy to apply.

I found that the mascara provided length, but each individual lash seemed quite tiny. It did not build when I added layers. If you are looking for long skinny lashes, this might be for you.

This stuff smells like paste, though …
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Styling Products - Redken - Wind Blown

3.0
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Oct/30/2016

I love texturizing spray.

I am not sure if my favorite is the Bumble and Bumble Dryspun Finish or the Oribe Texturizing Spray.

But I am sure that this is not as good as either of those.

I love the gardenia scent that this has--it's wonderful. Also, Redken's stuff tends to smell like hot garbage, so I was really impressed that this was pleasant …
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Lipstick - Kat Von D - Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Project Chimps

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Oct/05/2016

I love all monkeys. And, I love most Kat Von D Liquid Lipsticks.

However, this just kept settling into the outer outline of my lips. So, I couldn't take advantage of the beautiful color as it looked like I was drooling orange red.

This product went back to Sephora with a quickness.

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Conditioner - Carol's Daughter - Almond Milk Leave-In Conditioner

2.0
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Sep/13/2016

This product is really good at making my towels smell like baby lotion! Expensive for a fabric softener.

I bought this product solely for the smell. I spied this leave-in conditioner at Target, and snuck a whiff of it. I thought that the almondy marzipan smell was nice. But, then, when I got home later that evening and sprayed it on my head, it smelled more like a sort of baby lotion …
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Lipstick - wet n wild - Color Icon Matte Liquid Lipstick

4.0
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Aug/30/2016

I recently signed up for the Wet n' Wild newsletter. This is a fantastic thing, because it is how I heard about these fabulous new lipsticks.

I was going to order these directly from Wet n' Wild, and pad out a full $35 basket in order to get free shipping. However, because I knew what I was looking for, I was able to snag them at a suburban Walgreen's. I went out to look …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Lash Stiletto Waterproof Mascara

2.0
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Aug/12/2016

This mascara gives my lashes a nice natural but longer and defined look. Unfortunately, it smudges off where you don't want it to (panda!), but then even after a triple cleanse (oil, cleanser, and micellar water), bits of it won't come off.

Also, it has a long stiletto shaped brush that has hard bristles, such that I think the wand would be helpful for dishwashing. Hard …
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Blush - NYX Professional Makeup - Bright Idea Illuminating Stick

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Aug/05/2016

This product is a stick. It comes in colors that can be blush, contour, or highlight depending on your skin tone and how you want to use it.

The colors are gorgeous. But, you need to steer very clear of these. First, the product only works on cheeks--it is to wet to stick anywhere else, and creases on the eyes within an hour. There are pretty colors, but you can't work with …
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Eye Shadow - TOM FORD - Cream Color For Eyes - Platinum

5.0
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Aug/05/2016

This product is the HG for me.

In my old age, I find that eyeshadow creases on me, whether I use a primer or a MAC Paint Pot or a Bobbi Brown Shadow Stick. Sure, it stays on for a bit, but usually around the five to six hour mark, things break down. I try to embrace this and try for a smokier more undone look. But, I don't like it!

I have never had this cream shadow …
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