Product Reviews by Kate_NS

Blush - BECCA - Creme Blush in hyacinth

5.0
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May/21/2011

Thank you, ladies for the reviews provided - they were a GREAT help in deciding on this item! I was looking for a long-lasting translucent cream blush in this spring's 'watermelon' shade - a rosy, coral-ly pink that was perfectly equal parts pink and peach/orange. This is definitely it! Timid folks be warned - it appears bright, dark and scary in the pan, but the translucent …Read more

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Foundations - Per-fekt - Skin Perfection Gel

5.0
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Aug/14/2008

I purchased this in the small tube and love its portability for travel. I don't regularly use foundation and wanted something with a bit more guts than my Laura Mercier TM, and less so than my Px sticks. this fits the bill perfectly! While still very natural, it really does 'airbrush' the complexion and make it look more 'done'. It keeps shine at bay and lasts all day. …Read more

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Blush - BECCA - Turkish Rose creme blush

5.0
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Aug/14/2008

I believe that almost everyone needs a neutral rosy blush in their collection for non-makeup-look days. This one is just the ticket for me. The compact is ridiculously small - but that's a good thing! It travels in the smallest of places, and the compact mirror means it's a stand alone (no brushes needed!) product. It is virtually mistake-proof - so much so that I tend to take it with …Read more

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Blush - Laura Mercier - Creme Cheek Color - BLAZE

5.0
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Aug/14/2008

SCARY red-orange in the pan, but when used sparingly, it imparts the most beautiful natural glow. This is my almost-every-day go-to. I love the ease of cream blushes, and although this is drier than some it goes on and blends beautifully (like a DREAM over Perfekt or other primer/product). The colour is natural and lasts all day - a bonus for a low-maintenance chick like me who wants to look …Read more

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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Amour

4.0
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Aug/14/2008

This is a beautiful, shimmer-free peachy, corally, pinky perfection that looks like CHEEKS! I have been searching for an eternity and tried almost every brand and colour out there, to find 2 or 3 perfect colours to round out my collection (which had grown out of control at one point with 30 blushes! Geesh!). This is by far my favorite, most natural, turn-to powder blush. It goes on like a …Read more

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Foundations - Prescriptives - Anywear Multipurpose Make Up Stick

4.0
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Aug/14/2008

Lovely little sticks! When I use this over Smashbox Primer it stays put all day with no shine - flawless finish! Like all Px foundations, the match is perfect for my skintone (Y/O Cream; also MAC C1 or NC15 for reference). Note that without the primer underneath, it tends to sit in my pores and disappear into thin air in no time at all... I don't wear foundation regularly, so I …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Smashbox - Photo Finish Primer SPF 15 with Dermaxyl

4.0
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Aug/14/2008

Wonderful! First, let me say that I chose the small, 'travel' tube over the bottle and therefore didn't experience any of the pump issues others have noted. It is perfectly portable, and only a small amount makes such a difference on 'made up' days. When I use a pea-sized amount, it keeps my foundation and makeup in place all day, minimizes shine and makes my face look …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Philosophy - when hope is not enough spf

4.0
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Jul/24/2008

A very decent moisturizer. Although after 2 weeks continuous use I don't see that there is any lifting or age-benefit (and my skin is starting to show signs of needing just that!). Some of the most positives are the other things that this product DOESN'T do: it doesn't clog pores, doesn't cause breakouts and most of all, doesn't allow or give any hint of shine ALL DAY! …Read more

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Moisturizers - Dermalogica - Sheer Moisture spf15

3.0
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Nov/18/2006

An almost-perfect product for me! Moisturizes well and even with sunscreen (nice bonus!) doesn't irritate my skin or make me break out! The ony less-than-perfect thing about it is the slight shimmer (actual, noticeable silver particles) in it...

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Moisturizers - Murad - Essential-C Day Moisture SPF 15

2.0
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Nov/17/2006

Very close to being a perfect daily moisturizer! The packaging is beautifully portable, I like the SPF and the addition of the Vitamin C is an added bonus. Product has a slight 'enlightening' affect, but has no visible shimmer, glitter, etc. My skin feels well moisturized all day, without becoming overly shiny (big bonus here!) The scent and consistency (thickish) definitely bely the …Read more

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