Product Reviews by PrincessIronman

Palettes - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Subculture Eyeshadow Palette [DISCONTINUED]

2.0
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6 days ago

I bought this at TJ Maxx for 10 USD, and I think that is as high as I would pay for it. This palette has an incredibly steep learning curve, and there are limits to the looks you can create due to the shadows' performances.

I'll start with the negatives. The majority of these shadows layer poorly. Yes, they are pigmented, but they also do not survive layering or blending well …
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Eye Shadow - Unlisted Brand - Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadows

5.0
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19 days ago

I love Sydney Grace's matte formula, but their pressed pigments are where they really shine. Even on my hooded, oily lids I get amazing wear time. These are my go to shadows if I know I'm going to be out 8+ hours and don't want to deal with fading, creasing and transferring.

My favorite pressed pigments from them are Pear Tree (a dark olive with gold undertones), Tempst …
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Eye Shadow - Unlisted Brand - Sydney Grace Matte Shadows

5.0
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19 days ago

Lately I haven't had much luck with the new indie shadows I've tried, but Sydney Grace finally turned my bad luck around. I have enjoyed every single shadow I ordered, and will most likely be purchasing from them again in the future.

I ordered mostly darker mattes and pressed pigments. I also ordered some of their dupes for Melt's Gemini and Smoke Sessions palettes. My …
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Eye Shadow - Unlisted Brand - Clionadh cosmetics

1.0
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19 days ago

This is a difficult review to write because although I liked the shades of my Clionadh singles there were definite issues with both my ordering experience and eyeshadow formula itself.

I'll start with the negatives first. Shipping/processing time on these was unacceptable. I read the turn-around-time (TAT) was "up to 20 days" to ship and I was fine with waiting that long …
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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Expert Face Brush

5.0
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22 days ago

The dense synthetic bristles on this brush make it an excellent choice for buffing in cream and liquid products. I normally start by pressing the product in and the buffing it and diffusing it.

This brush washes extremely well. Its bristles do not excessively soak up product and it holds its shape nicely after washing.

I use this brush several times a week to do my base …
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Makeup Brushes - Kevyn Aucoin - Sculpting Brush

4.0
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22 days ago

This is great synthetic brush with dense bristles and a flattened top. I use it mostly for buffing in concealer, eye primer or diffusing cream shadows.

It gives a very natural finish when I spot conceal. It quickly buffs products in, or sometimes I use a patting motion. I also like to buff it along my crease and brow bone when using cream eyeshadow.

This washes very nice and …
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Eye Shadow - Sugarpill Cosmetics - Pressed Eyeshadow - Suburbia

5.0
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22 days ago

Suburbia is a shade that I easily pan over and over again. I use it as both an eyeshadow and a blush, so it's getting a lot of use from me. Suburbia is a gorgeous coral (very peach leaning) shadow with a matte finish and comes in a huge 36mm pan.

As an eyeshadow it packs and blends very well. It's not patchy and diffuses nicely. It's opaque with little building needed and …
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Eye Primer - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Eye Primer

4.0
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23 days ago

I have extremely oily eyes that are also hooded. My eyelids usually eat through most primers, concealers, foundations and powders. The only product that gave me a decent wear time was MAC Paint Pot in Soft Ochre, and I'm not a fan of the Paint Pot's pricetag.

The ABH primer is fantastic for my lids. One drop covers both of my lids, crease and brow bones. I set it with a neutral …
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Blush - FLOWER Beauty - Blush Bomb Color Drops for Cheeks - Melon

4.0
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23 days ago

This Blush Bomb comes in a squeeze tube and has a thicker, almost gel like, consistency. The shade I've tried is Melon and it is a medium coral that sets matte.

While I'm in love with this product, there are some issues with it. I'll start my review off with the negatives. While the pigmentation is excellent on here a little goes a long way and it is difficult not to …
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Eye Shadow - Strobe Cosmetics - Cold Shoulder - Single Eyeshadow

5.0
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24 days ago

Shroud Cosmetics (formerly Strobe Cosmetics) makes my favorite pastel formula on the market. Cold Shoulder is a gorgeous light blue shade with a matte finish.

This shade packs on the lid well and wears nicely through the day. I did not need a white base for it to show up either. It applies with no patchiness, only mild kickback in the pan and no noticeable fallout. The formula is drier …
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