Product Reviews by PoisonedIvy

Moisturizers - Olay - Age Defying Intensive Nourishing Night Cream [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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May/04/2007

I had a moment the other day in ultrabright sunlight looking in the mirror of the sunvisor of my car when I realized- oh god! I'm getting teensy dry lines just beneath my eyes near the tops of my cheekbones. I just turned 30. This made me realize that perhaps my days of blithely ignoring my skin except for sunscreen are over. So I perused the skin care aisle of Target and got really, really …Read more

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Lip Gloss - MAC Cosmetics - Catherine Deneuve -- Dusk

5.0
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Mar/14/2007

This is one of my very most favorite lipglasses. I wear it and Pink Clash like... twenty times as often as all the (many) others I own. The extra dose of shimmer that this color has is gorgeous (and Pink Clash has it too, come to think of it). The soft neutral pink is lovely. I like that the shimmer is silver, too. It goes with everything really. It's a total no-brainer gloss, a staple if …Read more

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Eye Shadow - L'Oreal Paris - HIP Loose Pigment-Intrepid

4.0
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Oct/03/2006

As mentioned, this is identical in texture and color to MAC's Blue Brown. I tried them side by side and I cannot tell the slightest difference, no matter whether sheer or thickly applied. L'Oreal really did manage to duplicate the texture of MAC pigments wonderfully. That said, why on earth are these so pricey? More expensive than MAC by far, by weight. Tiny jar, $10 bucks. Lame. Still …Read more

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Self Tanners - Banana Boat - Airbrush Self-Tanner with Instant Bronzer

4.0
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Jul/28/2006

My sprayer sucked too. Sputtered every few minutes, then sprayed smoothly again after fussing with it for a while. This would be enough to make the product useless if not for the fact that the results are fantastic. <p>

I've had several people say, "Wow, great tan" rather than "What tanning product did you use?" which is a good sign. It's a nice …
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Sunscreen - Neutrogena - Fresh Cooling Body Mist Sunblock SPF 45

4.0
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Jul/27/2006

I appreciate that this is broad-spectrum protection. I also like the fact that it is very light feeling on my skin- no skin-crawly greasy feeling like with lots of lotions. Instead it dries fast and I can't feel it after it's dried.

<p>It is a wicked pain to figure out how to apply in a reasonable fashion. The first time I tried it, I put on way, way too much which …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Softwash Grey pigment [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Jun/23/2006

Very unique. This is a beautiful medium cold blueish grey on me, tending to bluer around the edges (like some pigments, it's multidimensional and makes it look like you're wearing several colors instead of just one). The purple highlight is awesome. It reminds me of Cornflower, but much more wearable. It looks blue-grey on my pale skin/black hair/darkdark brown eyes, and is flattering …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Pigment in Sunnydaze

4.0
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Jun/23/2006

I found this slightly different than Coco (which I love) though of course it's similar. The color is less warm, more silvery. It has more shimmer particles, sort of like Lily White- they almost look like teensy glitter particles when sheered. I actually reach for it over Coco, since I like both those features.

<p>Looks great with Sunpepper as liner and smoked out a bit, and …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Sunpepper

5.0
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Jun/23/2006

While this does have the potential to look wrong on me, I finally made peace with Blue Brown and so felt that I could work with this. Basically I need to use a wash beneath, silver or taupe works well, and then apply wet. I don't really wetline with it- I do more of a smokey eye effect, but wherever it almost would sheer out, there must be a layer of something beneath or I get the …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Sundressing

5.0
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May/08/2006

Oh my! This is a beautiful lipstick. The color is hard to describe. It is in no way purple or plum on me, despite the description on the MAC website ("bronzed plum with pearl"). It is a warm, muted, yet quite intense red on me. (YMMV, my lips are waaayyy unpigmented). It is the absolute *perfect* red lipstick for me. Not blue red, not brick red, not so damned bright I feel like I …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Pinked Mauve pigment

2.0
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May/08/2006

Mannnn. This is so painful for me. I love the description, but it's awful on me. The pinkpurple goes straight to "sickly" on me. Like my eye is swollen or wounded or something. It's so pretty and unique in the pot! Yet so horrid on me. Sigh. I had an idea it might do that, so I'm glad I got a sample.

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