Product Reviews by HRubin

Lip Treatments - Fresh - Sugar Rose Lip Treatment SPF 15

5.0
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Jan/26/2012

Packaging: A very pretty twist-up tube of balm with a cap that screws on in the opposite direction. Very sturdy, but elegant.

Product: A sheer, glossy pink balm that hydrates my dry, chapped lips. The color is rosy and warm. This is a very hydrating balm with a deserved reputation.

Price: A little much for lip balm. I'm such a sucker for the color and results that …
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Eye Shadow - CLINIQUE - Color Surge Duo in Lilac Truffle

3.0
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Jan/05/2012

I got this in a sample along with Stay Matte shadow in slate.

Packaging: Sensible with a mirror and applicator. sturdy enough.

Product: A Powdery eyeshadow with sheer (but build-able) shimmery color. The duo comes with a light lavender shade that is so sheer it almost looks silvery applied, and a brown shade that has a bit more pigment. Together they look lovely and …
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Mascara - Dior - DiorShow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer

5.0
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Jan/05/2012

I've always wanted doll-like lashes, but am not skilled enough to reliably apply false lashes without spending hours I don't have. With this primer and my HG mascara (scandal queen fairy drops) my eyelashes are super huge; almost as long as my boyfriend's :(

The Package: Pretty big, which makes me feel better about the $28 price tag. The wand is long with lots of thin …
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Lip Treatments - eos - Lip Balm Sphere - Summer Fruit

5.0
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Oct/08/2011

I wish you could be more emphatic. Would I buy this product again? YES YES YES YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Package: Adorable! I love this little round case. It closes firmly, holds quite a bit of product, and has little flat bits to keep it from rolling around too much.

The Product: This is my HG, go-to, everyday lip balm. It keeps my lips soft, smooth, and healthy. It …
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Lip Gloss - L'Oreal Paris - HIP Jelly Balm [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Oct/08/2011

The Package: I HATE lip pots. URGH, so unsanitary!!!! For this product, though, I break out my lip brush...it's worth it.

The Product: I have this balm in delectable, and I must agree that it is. It makes my lips look pouty and awesome. The balm is a little sticky, but it lasts for at least 4-5 hours. It also has a great sweet candy scent, and very sheer but buildable color …
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Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Pure Matte - Bangkok

4.0
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fromHRubin

Oct/08/2011

The Package: Tiny, for what you're paying. Sturdy and slim, the cap snaps on and off.

The Product: Bangkok is such a lovely color with a subtle shimmer, but the texture leaves something to be desired. I know that a matte lipstick usually means dry, but without chapstick under this lipstick, I'm not sure you could even smooth it over your lips. Even with balm, this particular …
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Lip Gloss - Yves Saint Laurent - Gloss Volupte

3.0
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Oct/07/2011

I have a love of lip balm and gloss sticks, since I loathe goopy, sticky, wet looking glosses. This gloss stick is particularly nice, though with a few drawbacks.

The Packaging: Beautiful. Sleek and elegant, and sturdy. The cap snaps on and off and twists up smoothly.

The Product: I have this in Iced Lychee, a nice nude peach color. It has a sweet mango scent, though no …
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Lips - Badger - Tinted Lip Balm

4.0
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fromHRubin

Oct/07/2011

The Packaging: A dual headed tube of product, one for color and the other for opal shine, a top coat of shimmery gloss.

The Product: The color of the product is mica-like and not milled as finely as I would like, suspended in a super moisturizing blend of oils. I have to say, it is one of the most moisturizing and healing lip products I have ever used. Whenever winter comes with …
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Eyeliner - benefit Cosmetics - Eye Bright

4.0
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fromHRubin

Oct/07/2011

I have pretty frequent bouts of insomnia, and this HG product is all that stands between me and a day looking like a zombie.

The Packaging: Eh. The cap is more loose than I like (I'm spoiled by the exquisitely packaged shiseido products) and the material the pencil is made of does not sharpen as smoothly as many other products I have encountered.

The Product: A …
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Eyeliner - REVLON - ColorStay Liquid Eye Pen

2.0
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fromHRubin

Oct/07/2011

I was hoping to use this for a cat eye, and was very disappointed in the quality compared to other drugstore liquid liners.

The Packaging: Wonderful, it's almost a shame that the product in it is so poor. The cap snaps closed and the felt tip is very fine and slightly springy.

The Product: A watery mess. I was hoping for an inky black (I have this in "Blackest …
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