Product Reviews by PaleIsTheNewTan

Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Matte - Saddle

5.0
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Oct/28/2015

An all around excellent shadow. Matte, buildable, and really nice just to transition or build up a bit more in the outer corners.


I love this in the crease with gold, warm bronze and coppery shades shades - really pretty with L'Oreal Infalliable in Amber Rush, Colorpop Amaze, Chanel Id'O in Mirage. It also works to blend out darker browns in the outer corner like NARS …
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Cleansers - MUJI - Mild Cleansing Oil

5.0
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Sep/06/2015

I'm glad to have another reasonably priced cleansing oil in my arsenal.


I'm not new to oil cleansing for makeup remover, and have used high-end and low-end. I thought the Garnier was my favourite cheaper cleansing oil, but the Muji has stolen my heart. I also love that Muji has mini travel size bottles of the sensitive and this version, for mad cheap too …
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Mascara - Giorgio Armani - Eyes to Kill Mascara

3.0
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Jun/03/2015

I was so excited and so convinced I was going to love this, ordered it during the last Sephora sale, ... and then I actually used it.

It is truly a beautiful mascara. Despite being just regular Black (according to Armani), it's a rich, carbonized black. It is like the most natural false lashes, such as Ardell #120s, on steroids. It holds a curl beautifully, adds length and …
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Cleansers - Garnier - Nourishing Cleansing Oil

4.0
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May/06/2015

I guess it depends what you're looking for, but I absolutely love this cleansing oil! I must admit, I do wear a full face of makeup everyday, though (either a Bb cream and mineral powder buffed in, or liquid foundation, light-medium coverage, along with concealers and setting powder) so something that just takes off all my makeup before I go in with another cleanser is all I expect …Read more

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Liquid - CHANEL - Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15

4.0
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Apr/18/2015

Try as I might not to, I love this foundation.


Originally, I had gone to a Chanel counter - BR12 was too dark and far too pink. Maybe they didn't have it in stock, but I finally bit the bullett and bought B10 (Beige 10) unswatched and CDG Duty Free. A real risk, but I'm glad I did.


Tone-wise, it has enough yellow in it for me, to counteract some …
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Palettes - Urban Decay - NAKED3 Eyeshadow Palette

5.0
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Dec/18/2013

For me, it's a tough draw between Naked1 and Naked3. While with my cool-toned, very pale skin, N2 is supposedly the clear winner, I just don't love it. While the warm brown tones really bring out the blue in my eyes, N3 is a great version for more work-appropriate, neutral looks. Since I received it about a week and a half ago, I've used it nearly everyday.


Far and …
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Bronzers - NARS Cosmetics - Irresistiblement

5.0
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Aug/12/2013

This, for me, has become my HG Summertime bronzer. Bronzer is a tricky thing for me and my (very pale, leaning cool) skintone.This one, is near perfect. While Laguna is too brown and muddy on me, Irresistiblement - while leaning quite peachy - really brightens up my complexion.

I can detect no shimmer in this, but I do feel it looks terrible as a contour. I much prefer this as …
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Mascara - Neutrogena - Healthy Volume Mascara

5.0
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Jun/05/2013

I absolutely love this mascara, and curse the fact I'm not popping into major US cities enough to stock up on my drugstore HGs; one of these is the Neutrogena Healthy Volume Carbon Black. For a Canadian with no access to the discontinued (here) Maybelline Full n Soft (my HG), this is a very close second for me. I think the two are definitely wholly comparable, though the Neutrogena edges out …Read more

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Lipstick - TOM FORD - 01- Spanish Pink

5.0
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Mar/29/2013

Absolutely gorgeous lipstick. I bought this site unseen, and unswatched, at BG in New York, and found myself reaching it for it everyday, non-stop, for a month. Realising I had to use up my stash, I switched up - but this is still a good power lipstick or when I grab for special occasions when I want to pull something luxurious out of my pocketbook.


The colour is a pretty, warm …
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Brows - Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Brow Color

3.0
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Feb/27/2013

Maybe I'm just a creature of habit (Benefit Brow-Zings devotee); maybe I just don't get the hang of this. I don't know; but I'm just not a convert.


The reviews that claim this is pigmented, to me, are mind-boggling. At this point, my pen is at the 5 month mark, but even new, the pigment just didn't seem to be there. I'm blonde, with pretty sparse and …
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