Product Reviews by DonaL

Mascara - NYC New York Color - Sky Rise Lengthening Mascara

4.0
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Sep/12/2013

I bought this in an emergency-was out of state for a wedding, left mascara at home (in gym bag, of course). I wanted something cheap that would do the job, got it for $1.89 in the CVS next to my motel. What can I say-now my new favorite. I got this in June-still no clumps, looks great on top and bottom lashes, doesn't smudge.

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Lipstick - Lipstick Queen - Saint Hot Rose

5.0
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Apr/14/2013

Treated myself yesterday on a whim to a Lipstick Queen at Ulta. This is my first time trying the brand-I never buy high-end lipsticks, but this one justifies the expense. This goes on smooth, is long-wearing, not color changing/chapping and the color is DIVINE. Again, I've never seen the need to go beyond drugstore brands, but the lightweight "Saint" Lipstick Queen line is truly …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - St. Ives - Intensive Healing- Advanced Body Moisturizer

5.0
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Jan/15/2013

Recently I had a hard time finding this, could only get the Vitamin E. Today I found it in Target, and bought the three remaining bottles on the shelf. Both my son and I use this (he has eczema and is very picky about lotions), so I stockpiled. It's no accident that the shelf was full of the other St Ives varieties (which are all good BTW) and down to the last three on this one - it is …Read more

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Mascara - Jordana Cosmetics - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara

2.0
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Nov/14/2012

Bought this for my gym bag, and I tossed it after a week of use - clumps galore, and I don't have time to stand in the locker room and comb out my eyelashes. Apparently, the wiper inside the tube does a poor job of clearing the brush. I'm glad it cost only $2.99. Nowhere near the quality of Jordana eyeliners.

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Toners - Thayers - Witch Hazel Alcohol-Free Toner - Rose Petal

5.0
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Nov/10/2012

Great toner - used Burt's Bees Glycerin & Rosewater toner until I found this, which is a much better value and comes in a plastic bottle (Burt's is in glass, dangerous in the bathroom). All in all, a good product at a fair price, gets the residue that other cleansers leave behind, leaves skin feeling clean but not "tight."

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Eyes - Palladio Beauty - Shadow & Liner Herbal Crayon

4.0
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Jun/28/2012

Wonderful, versatile eye crayon, I have this in Blue Suede, which is my everyday eye look with black mascara. I have repurchased several times, the only problem is that the sharpened pencil gets gradually less usable with each sharpening,although the pencil size/product amount itself is quite generous. Sometimes the "lead" falls out of the wooden pencil towards the end, and the rough …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Colorburst Lip Butter (All Shades) [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Jun/28/2012

Am adding my praise to the Lip Butter line. Am already on my second tube of Berry Smoothie - a great all-purpose color, and also have Sugar Plum and Peach Parfait. I normally look awful in anything with even a hint of orange, so the Peach is my HG of this type. These are soft and need to be reapplied often, as other MUers have noted, so try to pick these up on sale or w/a coupon.

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Pressed Powders - Maybelline New York - Fit Me Set Smooth Pressed Powder

4.0
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Jun/18/2012

I was looking for a smallish compact for touch-ups to keep in my purse. Lately, every company seems to be making ginormous plastic tubs that are fine at home, but not very portable. This fit the bill. The filling is fine, too - I was able to get a good match for my skin tone right away, even under the fluorescent lights of Target (135 Creamy Natural). Not too dead matte, not full of glittery …Read more

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Polishes - wet n wild - I Need a Refresh-Mint

5.0
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Mar/11/2012

I got the last bottle @ Walgreen's, and am so glad I did. This wore like iron, 2 coats w/Revlon basecoat & topcoat. I got compliments all week, even from my students, who asked "Do you always match your outfits to your nail polish?" The only reason I'm not still wearing this is that the weekend was coming and it was time for a change-the manicure itself was almost as …Read more

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Eyeliner - wet n wild - Megalast Retractable Eyeliner

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Sep/29/2011

Very disappointed in this; thought I could replace the more expensive, similar retractable eyeliners (Revlon, Cover Girl). No go, this is hard, and actually painful to apply. Left it in the lost and found box at the gym for another lady to pick up and try if she likes; I'm glad it was only $.99. Back to the higher priced brands for me, or Jordana.

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