Product Reviews by SamanthaCB

Mascara - Lumene - Blueberry curl mascara

5.0
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Oct/03/2009

I really like this mascara. It keeps the lashes soft, is lightweight, adds length, adds some volume. The brush has two sizes of rubber/silicone type bristles, short on two sides, longer on two sides. It separates the lashes well, so no clumping. It also does not flake, or smudge, and can last all day. It is easy to remove with makeup remove or just a foaming face wash. I like the clean …Read more

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Mascara - Estée Lauder - TURBOLASH-All Effects Motion Mascara

3.0
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Oct/03/2009

The Estee Lauder Turbolash mascara wand starts vibrating while it is being unscrewed to open it, which I think may waste some of the battery life (with some other vibrating mascaras, there is a small conveniently located button to push that makes it vibrate). The brush is a classic, tapered brush with many stiff bristles. I think the brush worked pretty well. The formula is thin and light …Read more

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Hair - Phyto - Phytophanere Hair/Nails supplement

2.0
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Oct/03/2009

My hair has been thinning and becoming a lot more dry, so I decided to try these since I hear a lot about them. It made my skin break out like mad. I am surprised only a few other people have had this problem with Phytophanere. I used to have pretty clear skin, but only a day after taking this for the first time I had two new pimples. I thought maybe it was a coincidence, but as I continued …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Exact Eyelights Eye-Brightening Mascara - Black Pearl

3.0
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Oct/03/2009

The brush is average sized, rubber bristles just like the regular Lash Exact. There is just a hint of shimmer in these mascaras, but it is not noticeable to anyone but me when I wear it. The formula seems to be thinner than the regular lash exact. It adds decent length and a little volume, but flakes after a few hours of wear.

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Mascara - Bourjois - Effet Liner Mascara

3.0
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May/27/2009

I was really sad that stores were not carrying Bourjois Volume Clubbing (which I really like) anymore, so I decided to try Effect Liner Mascara. It does add a lot of volume, but it can get clumpy as the bristles are short and don't really separate the lashes. The lengthening was mediocre. Also, I curled my lashes and used Shiseido primer before applying this and it made the curl droop. …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Volum' Express The Colossal Waterproof Mascara

4.0
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May/27/2009

I really like a lot of things about this mascara: the brush, the length it delivers, the moderate volume, and the fact that it is waterproof, does not smudge, and keeps lashes curled. It can get clumpy, but wiping the brush and waiting for a minute between layers can prevent this. The only thing I really do not like is that it never feels like it is completely dry. I have been using this for …Read more

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Mascara - Lancôme - L -extreme Mascara

4.0
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Feb/23/2009

Lancome L'Extreme is a great lengthening mascara, and it adds a little volume too. I really like the brush; the bristles are very hard, and thin. When I first saw the brush I though it would clump a lot but actually this mascara never clumps at all. It is a good mascara for a natural look. Several layers can result in a more dramatic look (but it gets to look a little plastic if you put …Read more

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Mascara - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Smoky Lash Extra Black Mascara

3.0
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Jan/29/2009

I was excited to try this after reading rave reviews for it. To keep things simple:
Pros:
-super black glossy color
- adds a decent amount of volume, not over the top, but noticeable.
-decent lengthening (not the best I've seen but pretty good)
-stays on all day/night, looks the same when you take it off as when you put it on
-maintains a curl (for me it did …
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Mascara - SHISEIDO - The Makeup Distinguish Mascara

3.0
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Jan/16/2009

This mascara does do what it claims: "natural looking fullness" with "no clumping" (direct quotes from the product description). These seem to be the only positive qualities though. I curl my lashes before using any mascara, Distinguish makes the curl droop a lot more than you would expect from a waterproof mascara. It also doe not lengthen at all (but does not really claim …Read more

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Mascara - Bourjois - Pump Up the Volume Waterproof

1.0
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Jan/12/2009

I usually like Bourjois mascaras. but this was a huge waste and total garbage. It takes forever to actually get product onto your lashes, it does not lengthen at all, and adds only a little volume. The dark black color and the fact that it holds a curl (as most waterproof mascaras do) are the only good points. I think it is supposed to smell rosy but its a little off. It starts flaking a lot …Read more

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