Product Reviews by Civilian

Lip Gloss - Yves Saint Laurent - Golden Gloss

5.0
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Apr/10/2011

I bought my 2nd tube today and just had to comment on how great this product is! Love love love it!!! The first one I bought was #12 Golden Cinnamon, and it is a nice neutral color. It is a rosy-brown that is a great nude tone when worn over bare lips or a nude lip liner. Today I got #40 Golden Impertinence. It looks bright hot pink in the tube, but on the lips it is a sheer warm pink. Very …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - bareMinerals - Prime Time Oil Control

4.0
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Apr/09/2011

My skin is dry during the fall/winter, and becomes oily in spring/summer. The 10 AM shine has begun, so I went to buy an oil control primer, hoping it would help. I didn't read the reviews beforehand, and I'm glad, because this product has worked beautifully for me and I probably wouldn't have gotten this knowing so many people didn't recommend it. However, since I've …Read more

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Fragrances - TokyoMilk - Dead Sexy

4.0
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Apr/03/2011

The first time I tried this, I didn't like it at all. I thought it would be more "feminine" and have a stronger vanilla scent to it. Instead, it was more unisex and had a strong cedar/spice vibe. However, the longer it stayed on my skin, the more it developed into a warm, interesting scent. I found myself sniffing my wrist repeatedly as the fragrance deepened and changed. I liked …Read more

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Conditioner - John Frieda - Smooth Start De-frizzing and Nourishing Conditioner

5.0
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Apr/03/2011

I usually use high-end hair products, but once I needed something in a pinch and grabbed this off the shelf. I was pleasantly surprised! This conditioner worked better than other way more expensive brands. It left my hair soft and smelling wonderful. It was easier to detangle and really was smoother and less frizzy. I alternate using this with another brand, because another review said the …Read more

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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - CX R+ de-aging cream

5.0
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Apr/03/2011

I bought this as a birthday gift for my mother (age 72). Expensive, YES, but hey - it's mom! She lives in another state, so I didn't see her for 3 months after I had given this to her. When I did, I was impressed! I could clearly see a difference in her skin. It looked smoother and brighter, the deep wrinkles looked less so, and fine lines had diminished noticeably. She told me that she …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - TokyoMilk - Lapsang Su Chong

2.0
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Mar/13/2011

Lapsang Su Chong sounded exotic and great in the description on BeautyHabit, so I gave it a try and ordered it. I could not stand the scent! It smelled exactly like this cheap air freshener that someone once had in my office, slightly aquatic and harsh. The best I can describe it is that it was kind of like Davidoff's "Cool Water" gone bad. I did not get any scent of rose or …Read more

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Liquid - CLINIQUE - Repairwear foundation [DISCONTINUED]

2.0
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Dec/11/2009

This foundation is very thick and it seemed to dry out the skin around my eyes and nose. It settled in my pores and accentuated them. It had a chemical scent and I didn't like it on my face. There are way better anti-aging foundations out there, like Hourglass and Peter Thomas Roth.

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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Orgasm

2.0
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Dec/11/2009

Even though my skin tone is fair/medium, this shade does not show up well. It is a light peach color, and I have to layer it on to get a good pop of color on my cheeks, but that only ends up making the shimmer way too noticeable. The packaging was the best part of this blush - the rubbery feel of the case is cool, but that doesn't make this worth the money. I bought some MAC mineralize blush …Read more

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