Product Reviews by Bubica70

Brows - Milk Makeup - Kush Fiber Brow Gel

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4 days ago

The more I try them, the less impressed I am by the "minimalist millennial" brands like Milk and Glossier. Bought Kush Brow Gel in Haze for my ashy-toned brows. It goes on looking like opaque cement and doesn't hold anything. Next!

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BB Cream - Estée Lauder - DayWear Sheer Tint Release Advanced Multi-Protection Anti-Oxidant Moisturizer SPF 15

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11 days ago

Love this, even with the heady cucumber scent. It's slightly more refined than Origins VitaZing. With a spot of sheer powder (Mac Next to Nothing or Laura Mercier Candleglow) and some concealer, I'm good to go, coverage-wise. Looks lovely and glowy in photos. It costs a mint, but I'd repurchase. It's that good.

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Highlighters - NYX Professional Makeup - Dose of Dew Face Gloss

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11 days ago

The packaging is a bit chintzy (the cap pops off) and I wish this pulled sliiiiiiighly more yellow/gold, but this easily rivals Ciate's Dewy Stix. It looks wonderful in photos, especially over a sheer, bronzing moisturizer like Estee Lauder's DayWear. Great value. I'd definitely buy this again.

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Lipstick - Bobbi Brown - Crushed Lip Color - Ruby

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11 days ago

This is a lovely, muted sheer warm-ish red that can move easily from day into night. It replaces, in my stash, the now discontinued Angel Red (Clinique--argggghhhhh, curse you, Clinique!) It is slightly waxy and smells half like crayons and half like Ouzo, but I'm willing to see past that.

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Concealers - REVLON - Colorstay full Coverage Concealer

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2 months ago

EDIT: Close, but not quite. This turned caky after three hours or so.

What a pleasant surprise. I've previously used the original Colorstay Concealer and find this (in light-medium) to be an outstanding improvement. It far outperforms my old Cover FX cream concealer, in terms of opacity, colour match, consistency and durability). I don't wear foundation (I use Marcelle City …
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Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Lipstick - Rose Velvet

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2 months ago

I always veer into the habit of buying high-end lipsticks (Chanel, Bobbi Brown, Dior, Josie Maran, NARS, Shiseido, Bite Beauty) and yet I always get magically drawn back to Revlon Super Lustrous--I think it punches above its weight for the price, which is unequivocally excellent (I just got my last one for $6.99 Canadian). I have to admit that I love a strong lip (especially blotted down with a …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Lise Watier - Rouge Gourmand Glow Hydrating Lip Balm - Granita

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2 months ago

EDIT: Nope. Smeary (disrupts lipstick underneath), unflattering and unpleasant-smelling. Fail.

A tinted balm in a twist-up metal tube, housed in a lovely, forest-printed clicky cover. The colour (one of, I think, six) is a bright but sheer coral/poppy. For some reason, I find this not that flattering alone as a sheer wash on my NC20-25 skin tone (it reads as a seventies sickly candy …
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Blush - Vapour Organic Beauty - Aura Multi-Use Blush

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3 months ago

I have Spark in the Classic line of these--this is a lovely warm pink, along the lines of NARS Orgasm but without the shimmer. It's such a versatile, flattering colour and it lasts pretty well. I'm torn as to whether or not I'd repurchase. It does look lovely, but the smell (a mouldy kind of patchouli odour) and the slight stiffness of the formula, coupled with the hefty price …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Buxom - Full-On Lip Polish - All Shades

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3 months ago

EDIT: Okay, this stuff is REALLY uncomfortable. Binned it.

Where to begin? The colour (Dolly, a warm, shimmery plum) works well with my NC20 complexion, although it reads as a little light and milky. My beef with this product is this: I enjoy the fresh mintyness of the Bigelow Ultra Mentha gloss, I really liked Josie Maran's Lip Plumping Butter (in Free It) and I even bought into …
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Pressed Powders - Laura Mercier - Candleglow Sheer Perfecting Powder

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3 months ago

I went on the hunt for a discreet highlighter that wouldn't give me Instagram Tin Man cheekbones (GAH! STROBING! Why won't it DIE?) and ended up with this. I'm finding the all-over luminosity so flattering, even on my dryish, 40-something skin. It takes me back (sad piano music inserted here) to the days of the now discontinued luminous Clinique loose powder (official name …Read more

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