Product Reviews by Merina

Eyeliner - NYX Professional Makeup - Epic Ink Liner

3.0
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Mar/29/2018

I had high hopes for a dupe for Stila’s waterproof liquid liner. This isn’t it. The NYX formula is too watery and doesn’t last long. It also isn’t waterproof so I don’t know why they claim that it is. The good things are that the felt tip brush is very nice and makes it easy to get precise lines. Also it’s a beautiful inky black with lots of pigment. But what good is that kind of pigmentation if …Read more

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Concealers - wet n wild - MegaGlo Makeup Stick Conceal

4.0
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Dec/22/2017

I was looking for a cheaper version of Benefit Hoola stick bronzer. Although I liked the performance of that one, it was so expensive. I bought wet n wild’s Where’s Walnut? and Call Me Maple. Call me maple is the lighter of the two shades and is similar in color to Hoola. I use Wheres Walnut as a contour and Call me Maple for bronzing. Applies like a dream. I use a beauty blender to blend it out …Read more

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Palettes - Morphe - The Jaclyn Hill Eyeshadow Palette

5.0
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Jul/26/2017

Fantastic palette! The eye shadows are of great quality and I don't have a problem with fall out. I always use an eye primer, for reference. Nice range of shimmer, matte and satin shades. Several options for transition shades. In fact, I feel like there could be less of those and replaced with a matte cream color shade for brow bone highlight. If she had incorporated that matte bone/cream …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Unlisted Brand - bareMinerals GEN NUDE Buttercream Lipgloss

3.0
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May/28/2017

Not a fan because of the smell. Reminds me of play doh or crayons. The shade I purchased was Sugar which is a light mauve pink. Has high shine and layers well over lipsticks. Not sticky and gave me a semi opaque coverage. $18 for .13 oz. Since I can't get over the smell (although it does dissipate eventually) I will not repurchase. For $18 I expect it to taste/smell great.

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Primer/ Corrector - NYX Professional Makeup - Dewy Finish Setting Spray

3.0
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May/27/2017

The name of this product is misleading. I do not get a dewy finish whatsoever. I even sprayed one side with this and the other side with UD's setting spray and there was no difference in dewiness. Also the nozzle sucks and would shoot out huge droplets at a time. I ended up pouring it into a different bottle. However, I must say, it does set my makeup really well and makes it last longer. No …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - wet n wild - Photofocus Natural Finish Setting Spray

2.0
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May/27/2017

Performance I give it a A. Packaging is simple but works just fine. The nozzle doesn't spray the finest mist but doesn't leave huge droplets on my face if that makes sense. The one big downfall is the scent. It literally smells like cat urine. It's very chemically and I think they were trying to make it a floral scent, but were way off the mark. For that reason alone I would not …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Urban Decay - De-Slick Complexion Primer

5.0
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May/27/2017

I have normal to dry skin. So I took a chance with this primer which I imagine is designed more for oily skin gals. I apply this before my moisturizer by patting it onto my face (not rubbing). It goes on rather liquidy but dries down to a powdery finish. One pump covers my whole face. I work on my eye makeup next and then foundation so everything has had a chance to dry. The primer instantly …Read more

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Liquid - MILANI - Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer

4.0
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Mar/21/2017

I bought this because Tati on YouTube raved about it. I must say it doesn't disappoint. $8.99 at Walgreens and I'm in the shade Sand Beige (medium skin with warm undertones) and I'm an NC30 just to give you an idea. I applied it with a damp beauty blender and it applied beautifully. I wore it for 12+ hours, through a workout, and it's still going strong in terms of coverage …Read more

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Eyeliner - TOM FORD - Eye Defining Pen - Deeper

4.0
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Feb/06/2017

Gives me the inkiest black line. Applies sooo smoothly in just one swipe. I appreciate the double ended tip applicators. One end is longer and more flexible while the other is shorter and more stiff for more precision. It lasts on me all day long without smudging, flaking or disappearing. Is it worth its hefty price tag? No, but if you have the $ then why not spend it on this luxurious product? …Read more

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Eyeliner - ColourPop - Creme Gel Liner

3.0
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Feb/05/2017

I have several shades including kicker (metallic silver), get paid (metallic rose gold), brew haha (matte black brown), and fast lane (matte forest green). What I've noticed is that the metallic/frosty shades work beautifully! Only takes about two swipes to get opaque coverage due to its gel formula and lasts all day for me in the waterline. However the matte formula ones only last a few …Read more

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