Product Reviews by Shotgun

Misc Beauty Tools - Morphe - Highlight & Contour Beauty Sponge

4.0
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3 months ago

I bought this after hearing people rave about it on YT. I'd heard it was a bit denser than the Real Techniques sponge, but was quite surprised at how much more when I first tried it. At first I was sure I'd hate it, but I actually really like it! I've never tried a BB although I have two, so can't compare, but I would repurchase this sponge. My foundation goes on smoothly and …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible Blending Sponge

3.0
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3 months ago

I bought this after reading rave reviews and seeing some YouTubers talk about it. I found it kind of meh. The texture isn't bad and it's pretty spongy, but I felt it held a lot of water, regardless of how much I tried to wring it out. Because it was so damp, it would sheer out my foundation and often ended up wiping off a lot of it. The price is so-so for this, and I like the Real …Read more

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Foundations - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

3.0
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4 months ago

I received two samples of this as I tried to decide if I should keep the Too Faced Peach Perfect foundation I bought. I wore the Fenty for a couple of days and at first was impressed, but I did notice that it started to break up around my chin and nose close to the end of my workday. I gave it another shot today, and at first thought I would return the Too Faced foundation, but after blotting and …Read more

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Blush - theBalm Cosmetics - Blush - Hot Mama

5.0
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4 months ago

I was pleasantly surprised by this! I'd been wanting to try Nars Orgasm, but didn't really want to pay the price, and I was nervous the glitter would be too much. After some research, TheBalm Hot Mama came up as a dupe. I ordered it, and I actually really like it!

I'm half Asian, half caucasian, and an NC20 in Mac and wear Ecru in Double Wear and Snow in Too Faced Peach …
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Foundations - Dior - Backstage Face & Body Foundation

2.0
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6 months ago

Oh god, I hate this stuff. I got a sample of it after wanting to try it for months, and I'm so glad I didn't spend money on the bottle. I tried putting this on with a brush and my fingers (which Dior recommends), and both times the foundation clung to the tiny hairs on my skin and in the corners of my nose. Iy emphasized my pores and looked generally god awful. I didn't try a …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Volume Mascara

2.0
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8 months ago

This stuff is terrible! After reading a number of reviews and seeing some reviews on YouTube, I decided to give it a try. The wand is way too big for me, and I got more on my eyelid than on my lashes. Then, when I got to work, it had flaked all over my cheeks! I'm not sure why this is getting such great reviews as it didn't give me any additional volume at all. I won't be …Read more

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Concealers - Tarte Cosmetics - Shape Tape Contour Concealer

2.0
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12 months ago

I bought this after all the rave reviews online and on YouTube. However, I don't know how people put so much of this stuff on. I wanted to love it, but it just looked too cakey and dry on me. I have oily skin, but my undereyes are a bit dry. I also has too light a shade on, which didn't help. This stuff just kind of crusted in the corner of my eye and accentuated fine lines. I also …Read more

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Concealers - IT Cosmetics - Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

4.0
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Jun/16/2018

I've been using this for about a month after testing several other concealers. I'm 43 and have oily skin, but the skin under my eyes is a little on the dry side with very fine lines. I tried Tarte Shape Tape after reading the hype and hated it. It was so dry and cakey that it looked terrible on me. The SA at Ulta then recommended Too Faced Born this Way, and it's not bad, but I …Read more

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Concealers - Too Faced - Born This Way Concealer

3.0
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May/14/2018

When I first tried this, I thought it was too light coverage-wise. I had some trouble blending it and it would crease. I've played with it a bit more and am liking it better. The coverage is light, but it's buildable. I use a mini Beauty blender to blend it in. My big complaint is that it creases quite a bit. Maybe it's just too liquidy?

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Makeup Brushes - IT Cosmetics - Heavenly Luxe Flat Top Buffing Foundation Brush

5.0
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Oct/31/2017

I adore this brush! I’ve used a paddle brush and a Beautyblender to do my foundation before. The paddle was okay, but left my foundation streaky. The Beautyblender was nice, but I hated spending the money on it. I splurged and bought the It Cosmetics brush on eBay—much cheaper than in store! I love it! My foundation looks fabulous and feels wonderful. It’s a bit heavier than with the …Read more

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