Product Reviews by Kikirini

Contour - Catrice - Prime & Fine Professional Contouring Palette

5.0
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Oct/06/2017

If you are very fair with neutral or cool undertones, this is the perfect contour for you.

I've been looking for years for the perfect contour powder for me. It was never very hard to find the right shade, but since I am very, very fair, almost all the powders were far too pigmented to use. I would barely dab my brush in and still end up with an obvious muddy brown streak on my …
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Concealers - Tarte Cosmetics - Shape Tape Contour Concealer

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Oct/06/2017

I really wanted to like it. People hyped it up so much, but... nope.

In short, if you have very fair skin, swatch this in store before you buy. Because for me, the lightest shade is WAY too dark.

The concealer itself isn't bad, it has very good coverage. It's also got a lot of product inside for a cheaper price than other high-end concealers. It's just the …
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Scrubs - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Gentle Peeling Exfoliant

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Jul/18/2017

I LOOOOVE this stuff.

Let's be honest here: this is a dupe for Skin Inc's Pure Revival Peel. It does the exact same thing - you rub it into your face, your skin exfoliates immediately and then you wash it off. Except Skin Inc's 2 oz bottle is $55... and ELF's bottle is 3.4 oz and $10. That's right, same product, with more in the bottle for $45 less …
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Blush - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Powder Blush Palette - Light

4.0
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Jul/18/2017

I normally love elf products. I was given this palette as a gift and while I think it would be great for the average person, it does not work for me at all.

In short, if you are like me and have ULTRA FAIR, PORCELAIN SKIN.... this will not work for you. NC/NW10 or lighter in Mac? Don't bother.

Highly pigmented powders are excellent when it comes to eyeshadows, but as …
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Eye Shadow - ColourPop - Pressed Eyeshadows

5.0
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Jul/17/2017

I thought I couldn't love Colourpop any more than I currently do... then they released pressed powder shadows. Oops! I'm in love again.

Don't get me wrong, the super shock shadows are amazing (especially when it comes to shimmer and glitter shadows), but I just love the pressed shadows so much more. They're just as pigmented, but I feel like they blend better …
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Primer/ Corrector - Urban Decay - Chill Cooling & Hydrating Makeup Setting Spray

3.0
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Jul/17/2017

I'll be up front: I don't like expensive setting sprays AT ALL. elf's $3 setting spray does the job for me, and I just don't see the point in spending all that money on a spray, unless it's going to do my taxes for me as well.

Well, it's been a hot summer and my apartment's toasty year round, so my husband surprised me with this Chill setting spray …
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Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm

4.0
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Feb/20/2017

I got a deluxe sample of this balm with a Sephora order. I love Josie Maran's products; I already use the Argan oil and milk.

For the most part I use this to "set" the argan oil at night. Without it the argan oil/argan milk combo just sits on my skin for a while and then rubs off on my pillow. But when I put on the finishing balm, it helps the argan oil absorb faster …
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Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment

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Feb/10/2017

So awhile back I ordered an entire kit of Josie Maran products off of QVC, and the Argan Milk was included in that kit. I've gone through an entire bottle, and I like it!

Josie has a ton of moisturizer products and claims that they all work best when used together - specifically, with her Argan Milk, she says it's best to layer on the standard argan oil on top of it. I …
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Moisturizers - Josie Maran Cosmetics - 100% Pure Argan Oil

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Nov/15/2016

Holy crap, this stuff is expensive. But it is so worth it - especially if you shop on QVC, they often have cheap bundle deals! That's how I got a hold of this product.

I have combo skin, dry around my mouth and normal everywhere else. I tend to always favor more hydrating makeup/skin care products. I had fallen in love with Josie Maran's new foundation, and was desperate to …
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Foundations - Everyday Minerals - Jojoba Base

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Oct/19/2016

As per usual, I am always on the hunt for foundations that are pale enough for my skin. This brand is definitely one of them.

I've tried mineral foundations before but was never too into them. The big-name brands left a beautiful glow (which is great on my dry skin), but were expensive for little product and had nasty ingredients. A lot of indie brands promised minimal, healthy …
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