Product Reviews by MiaGator

Cleansers - Pacifica - Pineapple Cleanse Oil Slaying Face Wash

2.0
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Dec/30/2018

Oy. I wanted to love this product. I remember using and liking Alba Botanica's Hawaiian Enzyme Face Cleanser with pineapple and papaya and expected this to be similar. This has a nice gel-like consistency and a yummy scent of pineapple juice. However, this broke me out both times I tried it.

I rarely break out these days due to my age and overall good management with products …
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Primer/ Corrector - MILANI - Make It Last Setting Spray Prime + Correct + Set

3.0
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Feb/01/2018

I had the same problem that other reviewers have mentioned: my mister sucks. Instead of spraying out an even, round area of fine mist, it sprays out rather heavy mist and what seems to be like a flat line. Thing is, you never really know which direction is going to spray. The sprayer is just a hot mess.

Since I'm not really getting an even application, it's hard to even judge …
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Concealers - Amazing Cosmetics - Illuminate Concealer

1.0
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Nov/08/2017

Agree with the previous review. This stuff is bad bad bad. I had high hopes because I really like the Amazing Concealer in the tube, but I thought it would be nice if a concealer has an extra illuminating effect for undereyes. I purchased this in Fair, and the color match was fine. Swatched on my hand, it fell between two of my other go-tos: NARS Radiant Concealer in Vanilla (a hair too yellow) …Read more

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Concealers - Tarte Cosmetics - Shape Tape Contour Concealer

3.0
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Nov/04/2017

Agree with lala's review. The applicator is just too big to use for a concealer. I heard the stupid name was because this was initially intended to be a contouring product. Well, the name would've been only marginally less stupid in that case. It's just too big to get in the inner corner of the eye, and it's such a mess to deal with to try to transfer it onto another brush …Read more

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Concealers - Maybelline New York - Master Conceal Camouflaging

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Aug/19/2017

Disagree with the previous review that said all shades are too pink. Fair isn't pink enough! For a shade that allegedly has pink undertones, it's far yellower than Maybelline's Age Rewind in the same shade. Drastically more yellow when swatched on the skin next to that product. I can't use this because it's not pink enough.

Also, this product seems to be …
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Lip Gloss - NARS Cosmetics - Velvet Lip Glide

4.0
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Jul/21/2017

Reviewing Bound, which as others have said is a MLBB shade that I'll grab regularly. I've seen it mentioned as cool, but I find it to be more neutral. I lean decidedly cool-toned, and it's perfect, but if it were a HAIR more warm, I wouldn't be able to wear it. It's definitely not a purplish shade of pink or a cotton-candy pink. It's a dusty rose on me, appears …Read more

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Fragrances - Elizabeth and James - Nirvana Bourbon Eau de Parfum

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Jul/21/2017

I was sucked in by the packaging and the scent. I love packaging that's sleek and slightly masculine-looking, and this certainly fits that bill. The scent is solidly in the family that I love.

As others have described, the scent is a smoky, somewhat spicy Oriental with a hint of vanilla. I've heard it described as a dupe for Guerlain Spiriteuese Double Vanille. Not quite …
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Lipstick - Unlisted Brand - AOA - Wonder Metal Liquid Lipstick

5.0
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May/27/2017

WHOA. For a $1, you cannot beat these. Guys, I bought NINE at once, and I love them all. First I'll talk formula, wear and feel, then I'll describe the colors I got a bit more in case the website didn't do a great job.

Packaging: Looks premium, nice doe-foot wand applicator. I'm guessing the silver markings on the clear tube are going to scuff off in fairly short …
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Cleansers - NYX Professional Makeup - Stripped Off Micellar Water

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May/09/2017

Meh. Was looking for something easier to dispense than the Garnier micellar water, with its hard, unsqueezable bottle. This large, more flexible bottle seemed to fit the bill. I generally like NYX makeup, but this micellar water is not good enough to remove basic makeup.

Didn't do a good job at removing eyeshadow over primer. Left residue and sparkles everywhere. Didn't do …
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Cleansers - Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof

4.0
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Mar/08/2017

This review is for the waterproof (blue cap) version, which really should be broken out from the other versions. Best micellar I've found so far, but it's not without its flaws. I use micellar to remove makeup before washing my face. Nope, sorry, I don't believe that swiping cotton balls is truly going to remove all makeup residue, excess sebum and dead skin cells that washing can …Read more

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