Product Reviews by NerdyLibrarianGirl

Blush - CHANEL - Joues Contraste Powder Blush in 55 In Love

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Nov/16/2014

This is my first Chanel blush. Everyone always talks about the scent of Chanel blushes, so I was a bit nervous that I might find it too strongly scented or that it might irritate my sensitive skin. No worries there. The blush is very lightly scented and once applied, you don't notice it at all. I really like the scent. It doesn't smell like anything else. Just a lovely, sophisticated …Read more

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Lip Gloss - RIMMEL - Stay Glossy Lip Gloss (All Shades)

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Nov/16/2014

Although I tend to be more of a lipstick than a lip gloss girl, I love the Rimmel Stay Glossy lip gloss in "Non-stop Glamour". It's a shimmery, peachy nude and it's one of those glosses that you can pop over any lip liner or lipstick and it magically transforms it into something prettier. It does have a little sparkle, but not too much. I find its also not too sticky and is …Read more

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Eye Shadow - CLINIQUE - Chubby Stick in Fuller Fudge

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Nov/16/2014

How excited was I when I saw that Clinique was coming out with a Chubby Stick for eyes?! I am a huge fan of the Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balms. I was so dissapointed. The texture on these is not great. I found it almost gritty or chunky, possibly due to the slight shimmer. It did not apply nicely, was patchy and uneven, and flaked off throughout the day, even with primer. Not feeling …Read more

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Eyes - NYX Professional Makeup - Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils- All

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Nov/16/2014

I am a big fan of NYX eyeshadows and blushes (Angel blush is one of my all time favs) and I like their lip pencils and eyeliners too. The Jumbo Eye Pencils get rave reviews, but I was just underwhelmed by them. I have 617 Iced Mocha, 615 Slate, and 604 Milk. I don't like the texture at all. I found them uneven, difficult to apply and blend, and not long wearing, even with an eye primer. They …Read more

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Liquid - L'Oreal Paris - Magic Nude Liquid Powder [DISCONTINUED]

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Nov/16/2014

I bought the lightest shade, 310 "Light Ivory". The colour match was fairly close. I quite liked the coverage (sheer to medium). Unfortunately, a liquid to powder product was, in retrospect, not the best solution for somewhat dry skin. I found this rather drying and powdery. It clung to any dry patches I had on my skin and accentuated them. I really couldn't get it to look even.

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BB Cream - L'Oreal Paris - Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

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Nov/16/2014

I purchased the lightest shade, "Fair". I did NOT realize that this is one of those adjusts-to-match-your-skintone products. Gotta read the fine print next time. These NEVER work for me, but instead alway morph into some kind of dark orange mess. It started off as a pretty good match but only for about 5 seconds, and then it continued to oxidize and get darker and more orange as the day …Read more

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Blush - Bourjois - Little Round Pot Blusher

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Nov/16/2014

The little round "pots" really are adorable. I really like that the pots are colour coded to match the blush shade inside. The blushes are the baked, dome type of blushes. They are scented, with what Bourjois describes as a "rose" scent. It's likely a love it or hate it thing. You don't notice it once applied and it hasn't irritated my skin at all …Read more

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Blush - Bourjois - Blusher 34 Rose D'or

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Nov/16/2014

The little round "pots" really are adorable. I really like that the pots are colour coded to match the blush shade inside. The blushes are the baked, dome type of blushes. They are scented, with what Bourjois describes as a "rose" scent. It's likely a love it or hate it thing. You don't notice it once applied and it hasn't irritated my skin at all …Read more

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Lipstick - RIMMEL - Lasting Finish by Kate Moss - 08

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Nov/16/2014

I liked the Kate Moss formula better than the Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipsticks. It doesn't have the strong scent the Moisture Renew lipsticks do. It does have a similar sweet type of scent though. It actually reminds me of Froot Loops cereal. I think Rimmel needs to reconsider the fragrances they're using in their lip products. The formula of the Lasting Finish is much nicer than the …Read more

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Lipstick - Soap & Glory - Super-Colour Fabulipstick Missing Pink

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Nov/16/2014

How cute is this retro-inspired packaging? While I was in England, I picked this up in Boots. The lipstick has a light, sort of sugary scent, but no taste. Its got a nice, moisturizing formula and finish, and is really long-wearing. The Missing Pink is a nude, cool-toned pink, very natural and wearble. Unfortunately, Soap & Glory make-up isn't widely available in Canada or I would get …Read more

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