Product Reviews by CorelliaCalling

Mascara - Too Faced - Better Than Sex Mascara

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Feb/18/2015

Since I was running low on my Maybelline Lash Sensational, I bought a mini-tube of BTS as a bridge to BeneFit Roller Lash, which has been killing me softly since word hit the streets.

Let's get the obvious out of the way first: "Better Than Sex" is a weirdly nonspecific claim. I guess if you're asexual, or a prude, or saddled with an incompetent partner, then the …
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Contour - Kat Von D - Shade & Light Contour Palette

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Feb/05/2015

This may not be the most universal palette of its kind, but it's definitely the most cohesive I've seen so far. Compared to contour palettes from Anastasia, Tarte, Ulta, and It Cosmetics--lovely as all those are in their way--not one colour in Shade + Light had me thinking, "What in all time and space am I supposed to do with THIS?" Instead, I immediately assigned each powder …Read more

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Liquid - bareMinerals - bareSkin® Pure Brightening Serum Foundation Broad Spectrum SPF 20

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Sep/18/2014

I feel like talking about the new bareMinerals/ bareSkin liquid foundation, because it's been quite a polarising product, and some information needs to be recovered in translation. So here goes--:deep breath:--this stuff is a bit of a diva.


It's like the Christian Bale of foundations, in that it's absolutely beautiful and you can get a stellar performance from it …
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Palettes - Urban Decay - NAKED Basics Eyeshadow Palette [DISCONTINUED]

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Mar/19/2014

First off: hi, my name is Danielle, and I'm an Urban Decay junkie. That addressed, I have the worst kind of love-hate relationship with this specific palette, because I use the blasted thing almost every day...but only three out of six shades. Faint and Crave have all the power and pigmentation of chalk dust, and I haven't even acknowledged Foxy (my Naked2 palette told me all I …Read more

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Concealers - Dior - Diorskin Nude Skin Perfecting Hydrating Concealer

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Dec/01/2013

Creases like a...yeah. Twelve letters. Sounds like "brothertrucker". If you're that keen on owning something with DIOR slapped on it, may I suggest pretty much anything else from the line? Lipstick. Blush. Shadow palettes. Even foundation. This concealer may be more compatible with a drier skin, but I personally need something that's going to stay put and offer some …Read more

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Eyeliner - NYX Professional Makeup - The Curve Felt Tip Eye Liner

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Sep/13/2013

A contender for the most overpriced beauty product of all time, because what the hell is it, anyway? Just your basic felt-tip black liner pen, warped into the shape of ET's enchanted finger. It's such a gimmick; you pretty much have to teach yourself how to work an eyeliner all over again...and they want $15 for it! Is it just me, or is that pushing the outskirts of high-end price …Read more

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Liquid - BECCA - Radiant Skin Satin Finish Foundation

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Sep/06/2013

Beauty Guinea Pig: I finally busted out the sample of this Australian import, which came enclosed with a Sephora order. Now, the YouTube beauty community has gone fishsticks over this line, especially the illustrious Pixiwoo sisters...but so far, my experience isn't aligning with the hype. For a base that promises luminous, natural, your-skin-but-better coverage, it has the funkiest and most …Read more

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Eye Shadow - L'Oreal Paris - Colour Riche Eyeshadow

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May/25/2013

What the--seriously? I must be buying a completely different product than the rest of y'all, because from my perspective, we've got GAMECHANGERS on our hands. This is the new standard by which all future high-street eyeshadow should be judged.


I'll tell you a story. In the past, one of the only two drugstore makeup items I considered categorically inferior was …
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Mascara - REVLON - Lash Potion by Grow Luscious [DISCONTINUED]

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May/10/2013

I don’t know what is up with Revlon lately, but for a generally solid makeup brand with some rad spokesmodels (Emma Stone, Olivia Wilde), they have been outsucking every skank on the corner. The tube is lying beside me on the desk right now, getting liberally chewed out, and no emphasis is strong enough. “I hate you. I really, really hate you. I am throwing you to the wolves right now, and I hope …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Amplified Lipstick - Impassioned

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Apr/14/2013

Described as “amped-up fuchsia” on their site, it’s more accurately a neon coral-pink that can't wait to adapt to almost any skin tone you throw at it, evoking the late 70s/ early 80s club scene while offering a perfect statement lip for stripped-down warm weather minimalism. As lip colours go, this one is a universal standout, and therefore crazy-popular among MAC diehards. I’m just …Read more

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