Product Reviews by Rivoli

Lip Treatments - Deciem - ESHO - Sculpt

4.0
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Oct/05/2017

Deciem Esho Sculpt is a lip volumizer that is supposed to add lip volume. The company's press releases suggest there are both short term and long term effects from using it. I've used this for 2 days, for a few times every day. Basically, there is some irritant in the product that creates a plumping effect. What sets this apart is that (on the short term) it does last several hours--a …Read more

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Liquid - Estée Lauder - Maximum Coverage Foundation

2.0
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Oct/27/2012

I got a 10-day sample of this after watching a Lisa Eldridge video who had a guest artist on board. According to the artist, she used 3 of the colors from this line on everyone, mixed and matched as a concealer. I found this is just a bit too dead-looking--I looked like Robin William's skin in Mrs. Doubtfire. Emphasized pores. No signs of life beneath the color. To be fair, the foundation is …Read more

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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Sculpt SPF 15 Foundation

2.0
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Oct/23/2012

This is a full coverage foundation. If you have anything to cover, this will certainly do the trick. I was hoping, given that it was a gel, that it would have a lighter (or more natural texture). The overall texture had an artificial look (which one might expect from any full-coverage foundation. However, the heavy feeling was a deal-breaker. This felt a bit like cake batter on my face--so heavy …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Butternutty Shadestick

3.0
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Oct/30/2009

A twist up cream shadestick, which is eyelid brightening soft yellow with a bit of sheen. It's not entirely opaque, but generally gives a veil of yellow tint to the lid. An easy e/s to apply when you are running out the door and don't want to try too hard. That being said, the texture isn't as smooth as it could be but warm it up on the back of your hand and you should be fine. …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Fyrinnae - Polar Bear

3.0
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Oct/25/2009

A nice sparkling loose eyeshadow. Although it looked white gold in the pot, it applied on my lid as a much more buttery gold yellow shade. This e/s runs warm toned for sure. I used it with a dark golden-green to complete the look. Overall, wonderful for the price. I won't re-buy because I own a similar MAC yellow pigment that is less sparkly than this, which I prefer. I'm NC15.

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Eyes - MAC Cosmetics - Greasepaint Stick

4.0
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Oct/16/2009

Black eyeliner with a heavy purple undertone---easy to use as a liner. There's a sharpener in the base if you want a fine tip point. Super creamy and easy to apply. I used over Painterly Paint Pot and topped this with Dior's One Color Extreme E/s in Ultra Violet. Loved the result!! So easy to use, lasted all day over the paint pot. Really brought out the color of my eyes (greenish …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Dior - One Color Extreme Eye Shadow Ultra Violet

5.0
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Oct/16/2009

Soft, pigmented and shimmery deep blackened violet eyeshadow. Emphasis on "blackened"--this is dark but not a true black (if you want something more violet, look at Chanel Amethyst). The Dior packaging is a small, luxe mirrored plastic case with a tiny brush. Plenty of product (2.2 g., .07 oz.) because its really rich and pigmented. You won't need much to get a wow factor--its …Read more

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Polishes - ZOYA - Kalista

4.0
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Oct/16/2009

A nice warm red brown, smooth and shimmer with tiny micro sparkles. A lovely toe color, or more dramatic (dark) fingertip color. Would work well with warm skin tones. Wear is average to good. Price reasonable ($7/ bottle retail). Definitely love this color in the winter---looks warm, sparkly and pretty.

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