Product Reviews by Griffin13

Moisturizers - Paula's Choice - Skin Balancing Ultra-Sheer Daily Defense SPF 30

2.0
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Nov/05/2015

Why I will not repurchase,
-Stings my eyes if I accidentally get a trace of it, not to mention it will sting my under-eye area
-very liquid-ey/runny
-other options for similar cost, not to mention Canadian exchange rate right now is terrible.

Potential Pros
-Absorbs fairly quickly (i usually top it with a BB cream with spf as well)
-Works fine under …
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Contour - Smashbox - Step-by-Step Contour Kit

4.0
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Oct/17/2014

Surprised how much I am using this.
Highlighter on bridge of nose, sometimes eyes, brow bone, cupids bow, for evenings i've even subbed it to set and brighten under eye (topped with setting spray or it would be very powdery).
Bronzer works great, not the best for lasting power but I like the color, more tan than orange.

Favorite is the contouring color, very similar to …
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Mascara - Urban Decay - Cannonball Ultra Waterproof Mascara

4.0
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Oct/17/2014

As per reviews, I purchased this for my trip to Mexico in a few weeks but couldn't resist trying it early so I will have to update after the trip re: waterproof claim.
Presently, the brush gets down to the root and separates really well, easy to build up, no spider lashes or clumps (Biggest pet peeve), emphasizes length really well. Adding another coat adds volume but not extreme, I …
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Lip Gloss - Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Pur Couture Glossy Stain 103

3.0
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Oct/17/2014

Shade 106
Purchased this color as it was very subtle and barely noticeable for my work.
More money than I would usually spend but i've had it for about a month now and I'm pretty satisfied. If it lasts long enough I would definitely repurchase. Currently 3 lippies but would give 4 if it lasts.
Color is always consistent (as per other reviews let it dry a bit) layers …
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Lip Treatments - Dior - Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

3.0
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Oct/17/2014

Loved the texture and color, feels moisturizing. Purchased due to good reviews online and in-store.

Love it for all the reasons above however, none of the above seem to last for me any longer than burts bees or other popular chapstick/gloss. After an hour of just sitting in my car not eating or drinking I looked in the mirror and it was basically gone. Not sure how it lasted up to 4 …
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Misc Beauty Tools - shu uemura - Eyelash Curler

1.0
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Sep/19/2014

I was so excited to purchase this however it has not worked out and I am Very surprised/confused. I have never had an issue with even cheap lash curlers and was hoping for an upgrade. I have used it four or five times and each time I find that it curls Less than my cheap revlon curler which I had previously thought was useless.
I have fairly long (when curled they can hit my eyebrows), dark …
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Skincare - Face - Ole Henriksen - Truth Serum Collagen Booster

4.0
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Sep/13/2014

Purchased in 3 Little Wonders set.
I use it at night before bed followed by either the moisturizer or night gel.
I like the consistency and it dries fairly quickly without making my skin feel dry.
When I use it my overall face feels moisturized however is not strong enough for very dry patches.
I enjoy the citrus smell.
Does not break me out. Not entirely conclusive yet …
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Primer/ Corrector - Urban Decay - All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray

2.0
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Sep/13/2014

This product was great for touchups or for creating a more natural look taking the edge off powder etc. however did not last more than 4-5hrs for me and I would see the usual fading of makeup, oiliness in some areas, etc.
I have found that I prefer Kat von D's LocknLoad spray in the Urban Decay bottle.

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Misc Beauty Tools - Kat Von D - Kat Von D Lock 'N Load Makeup Setting Mist

4.0
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Sep/13/2014

I started with Urban Decay all-nighter which was great for touchups and a more natural look a the end of my makeup application however it lacked staying power for me.
LockNLoad has longer staying power it doesn't last 16hrs on me but sometimes 8 depending what I am doing. I Do notice a difference when I don't use it (I ran out a few days ago and wanted to try going without). I …
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Mascara - Dior - Diorshow Black Out Mascara

2.0
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Jun/11/2014

Wanted to love this product. I went in to purchase Dior Show mascara but the sales associate said this was better.
What I did not like,
-Difficult to apply, very wet and messy application. I have long lashes so if I blinked it would transfer to my upper or lower eye. When it smudged it was difficult to remove.
-Most of product was applied to the Base of my lash leaving the ends …
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