Product Reviews by CDJ

Eye Shadow - ColourPop - Eyeshadows (All Shades)

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Jan/31/2017

If there's one product out there in the makeup market that confuses the hell out of me it would be these!

Colourpop offers a wide array of shades and finishes - from crazy blues to the richest of golds, and the best part? Each pot only costs $5.

I own about five of these and was impressed by some, but was also completely disappointed with a few shades. My suggestion …
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Concealers - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Finish Concealer

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Jan/31/2017

Before I purchased this product, I was well aware that I could not use it for under eye coverage as it was meant to be a blemish concealer.

I went ahead and purchased it in NC20 and for the most basic of blemishes, dark spots and acne scars it works. However, it just works and does not really blow me away. It's biggest strength is probably the fact that it lasts long and requires …
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Moisturizers - MAC Cosmetics - Strobe Cream

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Jan/31/2017

First discovered this item on the check out counter of one of the MAC stalls at the airport and purchased the mini version.

Initially, I felt like there was nothing great with this product and I didn't quite know how to use it. I was confused on whether it was a primer, moisturizer, highlighter or what but eventually managed to find the perfect combination for it to …
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Lips - REVLON - Colorburst Matte Balm (All Shades)

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Sep/08/2016

I'm a sucker for a good matte lipstick (with pretty packaging) and was pleasantly surprised with this find!

I was able to purchase these in the following shades Elusive, Sultry and Shameless for around $5 from the US (These are ridiculously overpriced in the Philippines where I'm from, at around $10-12 each).

Elusive, a warm yellow toned light pink was a bit too …
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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette - Comfort Zone

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Aug/25/2016

This was one of my first eyeshadow palettes when I was getting into makeup.

The quality of the eyeshadows and the price point is great! Soft and buttery eyeshadows in a selection of neutrals, green pops of colors and even a duochrome blue- brown shade is a dream for most makeup lovers. However, I decided to declutter this from my collection as I found that I have better quality …
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Palettes - Morphe - 350 - 35 Color Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette

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Aug/17/2016

The Morphe 35O palette is probably the most coveted palette in both the YouTube world and the real world. I've never zeroed in and had tunnel vision on a palette this bad, since maybe Kat Von D's Monarch palette. After months and months of waiting, I finally managed to snag the Morphe 35O and the 35P via the Burbank store. It helps to visit the physical store if you REAAALLY want this …Read more

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Highlighters - theBalm Cosmetics - Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

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Aug/17/2016

The Balm's Mary Loumanizer is my Holy Grail highlighter. I have NC15-25 Asian skin tone, with very strong yellow undertones and this is the highlighter that works best with it. I find that the colour itself is a very yellow toned champagne shade, which may make it problematic for people with very deep red/ pink undertones.

In terms of value for money, I purchased this for less …
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Eye Shadow - Inglot Cosmetics - Freedom System Palette

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Aug/17/2016

The Inglot Freedom System Palette comes in various shapes and configurations- some for eyeshadows, blushes, concealers, brow products and the like.

For my personal use, I have a 10 pan palette. Now to the review of the actual palette- I love how sleek it looks and the practicality of choosing which eyeshadows you want in your collection. The ability to interchange the color selection …
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Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Matte Lipstick (All Shades)

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Aug/09/2016

These are probably the best matte lipsticks I've owned- and I've had a lot from high end brands.

Formula wise, it isn't moisturizing, but it isn't drying either. I'd say it has a creamy finish but it tends to just sit on your lips after a while. It isn't uncomfortable, but if you have an aversion to lipstick that transfers I'd keep that in …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Lipstick - Russian Red

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Aug/09/2016

My Holy Grail red lipstick- this is the color that suits my NC15-25 Asian skin tone the best. I never fail to get compliments when I wear this shade.

It makes my skin glow and my teeth look white, and is probably the best blue based red I've owned. It looks understated, elegant and sexy all at the same time.

It sits comfortably on my lips despite it being matte, and …
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