Product Reviews by NativeNewyorker

Cleansers - CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

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7 months ago

I know that this product is highly rated, but my experience with it was quite unpleasant. This is another point of view from someone who had a terrible reaction to it. I don’t know what is in Clinique skin products, but I have had problems in the past. I bought this because of all the great reviews here and elsewhere online.

The minute I used it, I knew there was a problem. My eyes …
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Highlighters - wet n wild - MegaGlo Highlighting Powder - Precious Petals

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9 months ago

This review is long overdue. I found out about this highlighter on this site. The outstanding reviews convinced me that this might be the answer to my long quest to find a highlighter that would work. I tried too manylighters to list here. High end and drugstore brands. So many disappointments. I could not find the right color and there was always an issue with too much shimmer. I had actually …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Original Volume-Building Mascara - Burgundy

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10 months ago

I was so thrilled when I saw this mascara in the drugstore! Just what I have been looking for! I like the original Voluminous mascara, but I have been looking high and low for a burgundy mascara. I have green eyes and a burgundy or plum mascara brings out the color in my eyes. I also have Auburn dark red hair, so my coloring gets a big boost from the burgundy.

I used Benefit Bad Gal …
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Palettes - Urban Decay - Naked Heat Eyeshadow Palette

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Jul/31/2017

Finally a Naked palette that works for me! When I first saw this palette online, I couldn't believe my eyes. It's like someone read my mind with the colors and also more mattes. Seven mattes and five shimmers. The reason I haven't bought any Naked palettes previously, is because of the ratio of shimmers to mattes. Nine shimmers to three mattes won't do it for me. I think this …Read more

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Palettes - Morphe - 350 - 35 Color Nature Glow Eyeshadow Palette

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Dec/22/2016

I decided to buy the Morphe 350 palette because I liked the selection of warm tones at a really good price. This is a budget palette with decent quality eye shadows. This is the one palette I would consider buying because I will get a lot of use out of these colors. They are perfect for me.

This is no frills and I have learned that one must be careful when buying from online cosmetic …
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Eye Shadow - Laura Mercier - Caviar Stick Eye Colour (All Colors)

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Dec/10/2016

I heard so much about the Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Burnished Bronze online. I already had the By Terry Ombre Blackstar Cream Eyeshadow Stick in Brown Perfection. But I read great reviews about the Burnished Bronze. I soon found out that it was hard to get. The department stores in my area were out of stock and when it was restocked, it would sell out almost immediately.

I finally …
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Mascara - Too Faced - Better Than Sex Mascara

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Aug/05/2015

I wanted to try Better Than Sex mascara for a while. I tried to get a sample with my Sephora Beauty Insider points, but they never seemed to have it. Finally I decided to just buy it. I was quite pleasantly surprised.

I use this mascara for my first base coat. I have been using L'Oreal's Carbon Black Voluminous mascara. However, when I used this mascara I found that it did a …
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Makeup Brushes - Hakuhodo - Brushes

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May/30/2015

Finally I decided to purchase Hakuhodo eye shadow brushes. I have been thinking about this for a while and tried to do as much research as possible, read the online bloggers that I trust and then made my decision. I bought two, the J5533 and J5523. I wanted a pure blending brush and another one that was like the MAC 217. They are not that expensive, the J5533 at $18 and the J5523 at $19. Hakuhodo …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Bold Metals Brush Line

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Feb/26/2015

I am a huge fan of Pixiwoo and their Real Techniques brush line. I have my own collection, Eyes Starter set, Core collection, Expert Face Brush, Blush Brush, Setting Brush and the newer retractable Bronzer and Blush brushes to take with me on the go.


I only bought one brush from their new Bold Metals line. I wanted another foundation brush and bought the #101. I thought the shape …
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Concealers - By Terry - Touche Veloutee Highlighting Concealer

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Feb/16/2015

I went to the Space.NK department at my local Bloomingdales to purchase another By Terry product. I heard a great deal about their concealers and on a whim, I just happened to apply the Touche Veloutee concealer in Cream under my eyes. I just used my fingers to quickly blend it in and then went on with my other purchase. A few minutes later I happened to glance in the mirror and did a double …Read more

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