Product Reviews by Mrswhitelaw

Mascara - essence - I Love Extreme - Volume Mascara

4.0
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Jan/05/2014

Essence cosmetics are simply amazing. The quality for the price is something I haven't found elsewhere and this mascara is no different. The formulation is nice, not too wet and it's not too dry either. I have naturally very long lashes and if a mascara is too wet or the brush is rubbery (like those lash blast ones) my lashes just all stick together and I look like Marge Simpson. My …Read more

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Concealers - Pixi - Correction Concentrate - Brightening Peach

4.0
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Jan/05/2014

It took me a few months of use to write an honest review as I wasn't sure whether I liked this or was ready to toss it. The key seems to be using it very lightly and patting it in, not rubbing like you might with more fluid concealers. I literally tap my ring finger in the paste and pat it gently into the inner and outer corner areas beneath my eyes. I'm 46 and while my skin is very …Read more

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Lipstick - essence - In the Nude (52)

4.0
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Jul/07/2013

The texture and pigmentation of this lipstick is really lovely. For $2.99 at Shoppers it's a steal. This color is not the greatest for me though. It's an "ok" nude but doesn't have enough pink in it for my slightly tanned skin tone. Need something a tad brighter. Will definitely pick up another of the Essence lipsticks!

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Polishes - essence - Colour & Go 109 Off to Miami!

5.0
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Jul/07/2013

Essence makeup never ceases to impress. I picked up this color the other day after weeks of trying to find the right coral. For $1.99 at Shoppers, what a find! Quick dry, beautiful opaque coverage, no streaking, and the bottle is not massive, just the right size (bigger than trial size but smaller than typical).

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Polishes - Essie - Lollipop

5.0
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Jun/01/2013

My favorite red nail polish ever! It's nice and crisp, and is a bit of an orange red--but it's not orange. It is red. As with all my Essie colors, this applies nice and even with no streaking. Two coats over a good base and a top coat and you're good to go!

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Polishes - Essie - Miami Nice

5.0
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Jun/01/2013

I LOVE this color! It's such an amazing hot pink that has some sheen and a very subtle bluey iridescence to it. Essie has probably my favorite pallet over all other polishes and they are usually a better price than OPI. It's an incredible pedi color. Definitely bright, but not in an adolescent or garish way.

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Eye Shadow - RIMMEL - Glam Eyes - Sun Safari

2.0
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Jun/01/2013

The colors in this little quad are very pretty, albeit a tad too frosty for me, and the color doesn't stay vibrant for too long even with a primer. By the end of the work day I felt I just looked like I had tired old makeup on. Now, having said that the champagne color will be good as a highlight or in the tearduct area. I paid about $5 at Target (Canada) so if I end up barely using it I …Read more

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Eye Shadow - NYX Professional Makeup - Single Eye Shadow - Aloha

1.0
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May/31/2013

Well. What can I say that hasn't been said already by the previous 3 reviewers? This looked so pretty in the store when I searched it but applied the next day over a very good quality primer it fell flat. Color was barely there and just not enough pigment for me. I like a clean but slightly colored lid with a nice crisp liner for day but this just seemed to not show up. The packaging is …Read more

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Eye Shadow - NYX Professional Makeup - Nude Matte Shadow (all)

3.0
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May/31/2013

I purchased this in Betrayal, which looks really dark in the pot but is quite nice and buildable. I would call this sort of a raisin color; kind of a purply brown and it seems to have a little teeny bit of gold in it. It's very nice on green eyes but I'm not over the moon for it. It's similar in color to the Almay eyeliner for green eyes in the color "Raisin" (sidebar: …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Annabelle - Gleam

3.0
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May/28/2013

This eyeshadow is well priced but this color, on me, was just way too blah. Used dry it had virtually no color payoff, it works much better with a wet sponge applicator. I'm not an eyeshadow girl really, and was looking for a color wash that would give a little perk up without looking "done". Just the wrong color for me, washed me out (me: green-blue eyes, loght golden brown hair …Read more

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