Product Reviews by Maderine

Loose Powders - Trish McEvoy - Correct and Brighten Loose Powder SPF15

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Apr/12/2011

I purchased this after reading a stellar review on cosmeticscop.com. The price is relatively reasonable (I've certainly paid more for less), though it's on the higher side. The packaging is a small, pretty and plain sifter jar. I bought this on the Trish McEvoy website along with The Point brush, which is a tiny, tapered brush the likes of which I'd never seen before. Shipping was …Read more

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Lip Gloss - NYX Professional Makeup - Mega Shine Lipgloss

4.0
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Mar/05/2011

I went through a major makeup purge recently and rediscovered these awesome glosses in the process. I have Beige, Garnet, Natural, and Nutmeg, and all are just great. They impart a semi-opaque layer of color with a nice (not glassy) shine, and they moisturize beautifully--my lips always feel better after a day of wearing them than they did prior to application! The doe-foot applicator is kind …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Eucerin - Aquaphor Lip Repair

4.0
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Mar/02/2011

I know that many people swear by plain old Aquaphor for chapped lips, but it never seemed to do anything for mine. I always got the feeling that it just didn't stick around long enough, I guess. I do use Aquaphor on my hands and face, so it's not that I don't like it, but for heavy-duty chapped lips, it wasn't the magic bullet I'd hoped for. This product, on the other …Read more

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Lips - Vasanti - Tinted Lip Balm

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Mar/02/2011

I got this on a recent trip to Canada, and it was one of those great spur-of-the-moment purchases that happens when all of the stars are in alignment and sunspot activity is minimal. I got the shade Colombia, which is a beautiful brownish rose with no shimmer. It applies easily, color is sheer but definitely there, and it imparts a lovely glossy finish to the lips. I have to apply frequently …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm

4.0
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Mar/02/2011

I'm not a big Burt's Bees fan; except for their Baby Bee line, none of the products I've tried have done much for me. I'm on a huge tinted lip balm kick right now, though (along with the rest of the world), and when I saw this display I had to try it. I don't have much more to add than has already been said: SHEER color (but color--I have Red Dahlia and it makes my …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Lancôme - Juicy Tubes in Moulin Rose

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Mar/02/2011

This is my first experience with Juicy Tubes. I swapped for Moulin Rose and then swapped for a back-up! I love rose fragrances, but many rose lip products (Smith's, BeneFit) smell just too OTT for me. This is a perfect, light rose fragrance. There is a slight sweet taste to the gloss that doesn't bother me. It applies as expected for a standard slant-top tube--sometimes sloppy …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Neutrogena - Revitalizing Lip Balm SPF 20

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Feb/27/2011

I love tinted lip balms and the color of this one (I got Fresh Plum, which turned out to be a warm, sheer, plummy-pink) looked beautiful. It was just as pretty on as I had hoped, and it had a really nice finish--not glossy, not tacky, but just right. Application was a breeze with the oval shape of the product, and I thought I had Holy Grail material for about three hours. Unfortunately …Read more

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Lipstick - Styli-Style - Lip Innovations Timeless Lipstick Demi-Matte

5.0
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Feb/20/2011

I picked this up on a recent trip to Canada as Styli-Style isn't sold where I live. I frankly thought that it would be another mis-step in my world of matte lipsticks--I've tried them all, from MAC to Sally Hansen to Wet-n-Wild to Revlon to Estee Lauder to Tarte and on and on--but I am amazed with this product. It isn't too opaque, which is great for me as I prefer more of a …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Lansinoh Lanolin

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Oct/27/2010

I've been through a lot of Lansinoh with my two boys (FWIW, it makes a GREAT barrier diaper-area ointment, too), but I only recently started using it on my lips and cuticles. This stuff is a MIRACLE. I put it on at night before bed and it's still there in the morning. My lips hardly dry out and flake anymore. If I use it on my cuticles 3 times a week or so, they look amazing …Read more

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Lipstick - Tarte Cosmetics - LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain in Envy

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Oct/03/2010

I love lip stains and am always looking for something wonderful that I can use in the morning and not worry about again until noon. So far, however, I've not found exactly the right thing. When I first saw this Tarte "stain" (not really a stain, more like a waxy lip pencil), I thought it would be worth a try. But $24 later, I am so disappointed with it. "Envy" is a …Read more

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