Product Reviews by Nick_Tesla

Contour - NYX Professional Makeup - Powder Blush - Taupe [DISCONTINUED]

3.0
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Jul/12/2009

I bought this eyeshadow to contour my face with, but it didn't work well. Too light, and not matte enough. As an eyeshadow it's fine--more light tan than taupe, like butter in the pan, very easy to blend, tiny bit pearly. "No makeup" makeup looking on me, and I'm fairly pale.

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Lipstick - Urban Decay - 5150

4.0
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Jul/12/2009

Color: Vivid ruby coral
Finish: semi-sheer, with wet looking shimmer
Pros: outstanding color, cute packaging, probably lovely on most skin tones, pretty, pretty, pretty
Cons: slightly annoying scent, unfortunate taste (see other new UD lipstick reviews), expensive, packaging awkward to use
Overall opinion: Lipstick color of the year, IMHO. Just wonderful, and perfect for …
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Blush - COVERGIRL - Cheekers Blush - Pretty Peach

4.0
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Jul/12/2009

Color: Sheer pink-peach with a pearl finish.
Pros: Buildable, flattering, natural color; likely to work on both warm and cool skin tones; very cheap; glowy
Cons: odd smell (wears off quickly); brush it comes with is worthless and should be thrown away; may be too pearly for some; sheer color might not show up well on medium-dark skin
Overall opinion: I love it. It's very …
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Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Scarlett Empress

4.0
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Feb/11/2009

Scarlet Empress is a beautiful deep, cold berry with a bit of a hot pink undertone. I find the texture to be a little too creamy and satiny to be considered matte. It's very, very buildable, and looks great with a thick, super dark application (which starts to bring out its more plum tones), as well as a blotted down to a pink stain. It's super long wearing and a generally high quality …Read more

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Lip Gloss - MAC Cosmetics - c-thru lipglass

3.0
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Jan/10/2009

Warm leaning, highly pigmented, milky beige lipgloss. Can be too light with heavy application, especially on light lips. But if you want shiny, pale lips, or you plan on using it sheerly for partial lip color neutralization (the warmth of the color cancels out a bit of the pink in rosy lips, and obviously the gloss lightens overall color), C-thru may be for you. I hated the tackiness and …Read more

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Eyeliner - MAC Cosmetics - Taupe eyepencil

4.0
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Sep/12/2008

Exactly what it sounds like: a goes-with-everything Taupe eye liner. As it's not a Kohl, Taupe is good for clean lines, though you can smudge it if you try, and it wears well. It is also a great color for filling in the brows, and can even come in handy as a lip pencil. I found it to be a very useful multi-purpose product.

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - Mulch

5.0
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Sep/12/2008

If Angelina Jolie had been a brown eyeshadow... No, haha, I think I'm funny because it's late at night... But really, Mulch is a medium-dark frosty brown eyeshadow with red and golden undertones. And it's beautiful on. It's probably more popular than it deserves, but it's also really hot. That's what I was getting at. When I run out I'll probably repurchase …Read more

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Mascara - MAC Cosmetics - Fibre Rich Lash Mascara

4.0
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Sep/12/2008

I can't believe I'm saying this, but MAC seems to have a good mascara on its hands. Not outstanding, but solid. Having disliked Zoomlash, Pro Lash, and Pro Longlash, I was prepared to regret buying this one too (I'm occasionally irrational for B2M, sue me.), but you know, I might re-purchase it. I got about eight months out of mine. It lasted all day, layered and lengthened …Read more

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Eyeliner - MAC Cosmetics - Phone Number eye kohl

3.0
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Sep/12/2008

Pretty, but average product. Phone Number is a tastefully shimmery, almost wet looking dark gray.Soft and smudgy, it is ideal for smoky eyes and waterlines. For the same reasons, it can also be a mess and doesn't wear particularly well.

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Lip Liners - Prestige - Love

3.0
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Sep/12/2008

This is Barbie pink, not the fuchsia I'd been looking for. Like all of Prestige's liners I've tried, the texture is very acceptable--it draws on smoothly and evenly. Unfortunately, I find the color to be unflattering and IME (which was, it is worth noting, not like most of the reviewers') very limited in what products it works well with. I found it too muted to be a great hot …Read more

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