Product Reviews by Indigirka

Lipstick - Maybelline New York - Color Sensational - Park Ave. Peach

4.0
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Jul/25/2011

More of a coral than a peach, despite the name. I suppose it could be described as a muted coral or a dark peach, or a bridge between stereotypical peach lipsticks and coral. At first, I found this to be too blah of a coral at best or a MLBW (my lips but worse) at worst. But after revisiting it in my lipstick stash while trying to clean it out, I've decided it suits me (ha, if you look at my …Read more

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Lipstick - Maybelline New York - Color Sensational - Madison Mauve

3.0
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Jul/25/2011

VERY different color; a far-out, outer space-hooker sort of way. On me it's a medium purple and the frost looks blue, not green. It's very cool-toned, even by the standards of purple/plum/mauve lipsticks. What it isn't is a mauve, or a lipstick that particularly suits me. (I'm just not that into frosty purples and mauves anymore at this stage in my lipstick connoisseurship …Read more

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Lipstick - Maybelline New York - Color Sensational Lip Color - Coral Crush

4.0
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Jul/25/2011

Hmm. A "peach" in this line of lipsticks is more of a coral and a "coral" (this one) is more of a pink. Nevertheless, it's good for what it is (despite the creative liberties taken in naming it, as if that isn't common in the world of makeup) and worth keeping around if you like day-glo bright pink lipstick with a bit of coral. I've always preferred …Read more

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Bronzers - Estée Lauder - Bronze Goddess Powder Bronzer

5.0
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Jun/28/2011

Matte version: great bronzer, and I wish the original version of the perfume of the same name was in my budget now. Good color and pigmentation; isn't delicate/fallout-prone (unlike my Wet n Wild Goddess bronzer, which I still like except for this issue). It's non-shimmery (when you look at it in the pan you can see a soft gold shimmer, but it doesn't show on the face) and …Read more

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Mascara - Laura Mercier - Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara

5.0
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Jun/28/2011

Tl;dr version: Great basic black non-waterproof mascara.





In my experience, it isn't prone to clumping compared to other volumizing mascaras. The "old school brushy brush" (as one reviewer accurately described it) is easy and comfortable to use - though perhaps not the best for lash separation. I was used to the new-fangled plastic applicators on …
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Lipstick - REVLON - Revlon Super Lustrous in Chocolicious

5.0
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Mar/21/2011

I never pictured myself being able to pull off an ever-so-slightly sheer dark brown lipstick without looking like a kid who got into a batch of molten chocolate, or...worse. But this lipstick has once again proven that Revlon Super Lustrous is my go-to line for experimenting with a new color. It's a new shade, and although I like a lighter brown like their other new color Mink better on …Read more

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Cleansers - Neutrogena - Deep Clean Facial Cleanser

5.0
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Mar/12/2011

For some reason, my skin absolutely loves many of Neutrogena's products. I'm sure it would marry Neutrogena if it had the chance. Anyway, using Neutrogena Deep Clean a few times per week seems to have helped improve my skin a lot. This (which removes dead skin cells) combined with Garnier Moisture Rescue gel (which moisturizes, obviously) eliminated my winter dry flaky skin …Read more

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Hair Color - Clairol - Natural Instincts in 36 Midnight - Neutral Black

5.0
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Feb/24/2011

The first time I colored my off-black hair black, which was a few years ago, I used Midnight and I was in love with the results. It gave my hair a very rich, shiny color that didn't fade easily or get dull easily, nor become remotely unhealthy-looking. Each time I used it, I didn't re-dye my hair with Midnight until 6 months after the last time, and even then I didn't …Read more

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Hair Color - Ion - Color Brilliance - Semi-Permanent

2.0
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Feb/24/2011

This stuff isn't terrible for what it is (semi-permanent, non-damaging, makes your hair feel conditioned), but in my experience it does NOT last the amount of shampoos it claims. It did not hold to my hair well in the first place (I used the color Blackest Black, but the resulting color was hardly that) and was not apparent at all after 2 or 3 shampoos. And I did everything I could to make …Read more

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Eyeliner - RIMMEL - Soft Kohl - Jungle Green

4.0
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Feb/23/2011

Good eyeliner overall; very smooth application. "Soft kohl" lives up to its name. Jungle Green is definitely a blue-based green, but not so much that it looks teal; while I was a bit disappointed it wasn't a more true green, overall I am pleased because it is very soft and easy to work with. Taking off one lipstick because it doesn't last as long as some eyeliners, but I also …Read more

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