Product Reviews by ManhattanMermaid

Liquid - RIMMEL - Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

4.0
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Jan/21/2014

Be forewarned: This stuff oxidizes one to two shades darker after about 1/2 an hour of wear. I suggest getting a couple of shades lighter than your skin tone. I bought Soft Beige #200 which disappeared on my skin at first, then oxidized to a very noticeable darker shade. In MAC right now without a tan I'm in between an NW and NC 20, as my skin is very neutral, but still needs a touch of pink …Read more

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Eye Shadow - NYX Professional Makeup - Nude Matte Shadow - Leather & Lace

4.0
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Sep/19/2013

MAC Bisque DUPE ALERT! This is the closest thing I've found to a Bisque dupe since MAC regrettably discontinued it. It's slightly lighter, a tad pinker, and even though it's supposed to be matte, it does have a touch more "pearliness" to it than Bisque does. It's not an exact match but it's close enough for me. A great natural, nude, leaning cool. Great …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Maybelline New York - Color Tattoo - Tough as Taupe

5.0
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Jan/09/2013

Great tip, READ ON!

This is a great eye shadow base! Lasts all day, I haven't noticed any creasing. Comparable to MAC Paint pots. Now on to the tip.. For those of you that like Chanel Notorious, or like to contour with a grayish color to mimic a realistic shadow, but like to work with creams... Try this! It makes a GREAT contour! I like to apply with the angled end of Sigmas F88 …
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Mascara - Jordana Cosmetics - Best Lash Extreme Volumizing Mascara

4.0
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Jan/07/2013

READ ON FOR A GREAT TIP!
This mascara is BLACK, and creates amazing length and volume. It holds a curl too. As other reviewers have said, this mascara doesn't have the lip near the opening of the bottle that wipes off the excess mascara. You're left with a TON of mascara on the wand, and though it creates a very dramatic effect, it's clumpy and messy, and you have to do a lot …
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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Clump Crusher Mascara

3.0
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Dec/23/2012

This mascara starts off on the dryer side, which I usually prefer, BUT this dried up to the point where it's no longer easy to use much too quickly. It has a beautiful effect, fans out (separates) and pushes up my lashes nicely, but very little volume or lengthening there (more a a slightly pumped up natural lash). I do find it clumps when trying to do a second coat over the first coat once …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Maybelline New York - Baby Lips in Cherry Me

5.0
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Oct/11/2012

I absolutely LOVE this stuff! It goes on a soft sheer pink color, very natural looking! It doesn't wear forever but it does have a slight staining effect. I feel comfortable wearing this as my everyday look. Doesn't compete with whatever else is on my face, just looks fresh, healthy, and youthful. The packaging is super cute, love the scent (smells like Ludens cough drops which I eat …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Lipstick - Kinda Sexy

5.0
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Oct/11/2012

This lipstick makes you look... Kinda sexy! Because of its pale color and it's opacity, it makes my lips look fuller. It's a great "nude" color with a hint of warm pink so it doesn't wash me out (NUDE nudes make me look dead -NC25ish, dark brown hair, brown eyes). This lipstick with Maybelline Baby Lips in Cherry Me layered over it is a pink dream. Because it's a …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Lancôme - LA LAQUE FEVER Pink Dimension

5.0
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Sep/13/2012

This is a gorgeous soft pink lipgloss! It's light, but not garishly so, I'd say light bordering on midtone pink. Someone said it below, it's like your lip color but better and it makes your lips appear fuller. I really enjoy the wand, it's shaped so that I can really get close to the edges of my lips with precision, so that even the perimeters of my lips are covered in gloss …Read more

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Loose Powders - Laura Mercier - Secret Brightening Powder

5.0
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Sep/13/2012

This is the ONLY thing I will use to set my clients under eye concealer. It's the only powder that doesn't make the skin look crepey. It absolutley does not highlight wrinkles, it softly diffuses the light and makes the skin appear smoother. It also prevents the concealer from moving around. This is something I will keep in my kit until they stop making it (God forbid).

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Eye Shadow - Laura Mercier - Sateen Eye Color - Sable

5.0
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Sep/13/2012

This creates the perfect everyday, soft smokey eye! No need for a seperate lid and crease color, this does it both! This also makes a great transitional color between a darker crease color and the brow bone highlight. This goes on so smooth and seamlessly, I almost don't have to blend the edges. It's a no brainer. Perfect neutral shade to compliment light to medium skintones. I think …Read more

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