Product Reviews by OpenPlains

Liquid - REVLON - ColorStay Makeup [Reformulated Early 2013]

2.0
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Jun/12/2013

I've used this about a dozen times. My base routine is Cerave PM moisturizer, Elta MD physical sunscreen, then whatever foundation I'm using that day. Typically I'll use a UD optical blurring brush, though I use my fingers pretty often too.

The foundation stays on me all day but causes an awful lot of flakes on me and by the time I get home just looks generally weird. My …
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Fragrances - Kate Walsh - Billionaire Boyfriend

2.0
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Feb/13/2012

This really doesn't do it for me--it's just a bunch of flowers, and it's nothing I haven't smelled a hundred times before. Not distinctive at all. The bottle is really gaudy, too. The original Boyfriend is my favorite scent so I was looking forward to the sequel, but for me this perfume is lacking.

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BB Cream - Too Faced - Tinted Beauty Balm Multi-Benefit Skin Care Makeup [DISCONTINUED]

1.0
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Feb/09/2012

There was no coverage or evening out of skintone. It's full of glitter, which I hate, and didn't look good at all. I tried it as a primer for liquid foundation and it didn't improve application or mattify. It also gave me the itchies in the usual places, so even if it'd worked for me I couldn't have kept it. I had no luck with this.

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Fragrances - GIVENCHY - Very Irresistible L'intense

5.0
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Oct/25/2011

I'm not equipped to discuss the artistry behind the perfume, but I will say that I like this perfume an awful lot. It's the only rose perfume I've ever found tolerable.

It's extremely durable, too: I can apply at 5 a.m., right before I leave for work, and still smell it wafting out of my cleavage while I make supper in the evening. The smell stays pleasing through …
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Shampoo - TRESemmé - Fresh Start Waterless Foam Shampoo

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Aug/18/2011

This stuff reeks powerfully. I can smell it hours after application and the scent is not at all pleasant. It does not degrease at all; in fact, it makes my hair feel slightly oilier than it was before I applied the product. Plain cornstarch is more effective.

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Volume Exact [DISCONTINUED]

2.0
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Aug/13/2011

This mascara applies easily, does not clump, and has a good color. The mascara doesn't bleed onto my lower lids but is very easy to wash off at the same time. The brush works as it should.
However, it begins to flake badly within an hour or two of application, and this both spoils my foundation and causes a lot of eye irritation. It's a real pity, because I like the look of it …
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Top/Base Coats - REVLON - Multi-care base and top

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Jul/22/2011

This stuff takes hours to dry. I applied it midafternoon and it was still tacky at midnight, when I went to bed. Of course when I woke my nails were spoiled by impressions of my bed linens and fingerprints. I live in a blazingly hot desert, so there was no humidity to interfere or anything like that. There was no difference in the amount of time it takes for the paint to flake off, either. This …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Maybelline New York - Color Sensational Lip Gloss (All Colors)

5.0
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Jun/17/2011

Mocha glaze from this line is my default lip color. It's an orangey sort of pinkish color that suits my complexion well. There's some shimmer, but not too much, so I don't feel like I'm using something too young for me. It feels good on the lips and shows up wonderfully. It does not last long on me, but that could be because I bite my lips when working--nothing ever lasts on …Read more

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Conditioner - Desert Essence - Coconut Conditioner

5.0
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Jun/03/2011

I enjoy this product. Paired with the shampoo my hair has remained soft; the ends are not at all crunchy and I haven't experienced a weird buildup or anything like that. Coconut fragrance isn't something I care for all that much, but this version is tolerable. Several people have told me that they like how it smells. I like how it feels.


Also, as someone with very bad …
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