Product Reviews by SimplyManda

Blush - Lancôme - Subtil Oil-Free Powder Blush - Miel Glace

5.0
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Jun/06/2011

I'm about NW15-20 depending on how much time I'm in the sun, and this is the perfect blush for me. What's so perfect, you ask?

Perfect Color: Nude without being brown, but not exactly pink either. Just enough to give me some flush. Not too warm, nor too cool.
(Note: may not work well on dark skin tones because it's pretty light)

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Eye Shadow - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Aqua cream - #2 Steel Taupe

3.0
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Jan/10/2011

I have mixed feelings about this product. I'm in love with the color, which is a gorgeous silvery gray that doesn't have the disco ball feel that some silvery colors tend to have. I don't see a lot of taupe in it, but it is a bit less cool (more neutral) than most silvery grays, so that may be it.

However, I find the texture somewhat difficult to work with. You have to …
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Blush - theBalm Cosmetics - Blush - Hot Mama

5.0
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Jan/10/2011

This is the blush I wanted Nars Orgasm to be. It's a perfectly flattering peachy pink color, with a tiny bit of shimmer in it. It really warms up my NW15-20 skin without overpowering it, but it's pigmented enough that I think it would work on medium skin tones too. It doesn't have the harsh glitter or orangeyness I got from Orgasm.

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Brows - Ardell - Brow Sculpting Gel

5.0
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Jan/10/2011

This is my everyday brow gel- it's inexpensive and works great. I have thick, unruly brows and this keeps them tame without gooping them up. I only wish they made a tinted version.

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Brows - benefit Cosmetics - Speed Brow

3.0
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Jan/10/2011

This product was thoroughly "meh" for me. It wasn't awful, but it definitely wasn't worth the money I spent on it.

Hold: light-to-medium. It kept my brows tame for a couple hours but eventually I'd notice tons of wayward strays. Granted, my brows are unruly- but my cheapo Ardell brow gel does a better job of holding them.

Tint: Barely noticeable. It …
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Eye Shadow - L'Oreal Paris - High Intensity Pigment Bright Shadow Duo - Reckless 514

4.0
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Oct/30/2010

I actually really like this duo. The lighter color is very nice- a purpley pink, very pigmented, easy to blend. The darker color is not quite as nice- it's slightly chalky and harder to blend. That said, I still think the darker color has decent pigmentation and looks purple- not gray, not blue, but actually purple. Both colors look more vibrant over a creamy e/s base or primer. I also found …Read more

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Eye Shadow - REVLON - Matte Eyeshadow Aubergine

3.0
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Oct/30/2010

I picked up Aubergine hoping for a deep grayish purple color. Unfortunately, on my skin it looks more gray than purple, and is slightly chalky. The texture on this isn't bad, and it blends easily, so I still gave it a few lippies. But I won't be repurchasing since I have enough gray shadows as it is.

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Conditioner - Giovanni - Nutrafix Hair Reconstructor

5.0
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Oct/30/2010

I love this product. My hair is thick, straight, and tends to get dried out easily. This product is great at moisturizing and softening it so that it doesn't tangle, but without weighing it down or making it look greasy. It works both as a leave-in (letting it soak in for 10 minutes before rinsing) and as a traditional rinse-and-go conditioner. The bottle is large enough that it lasted me …Read more

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Lip Gloss - REVLON - Super Lustrous in Coral Reef [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Oct/10/2010

This is yet another fantastic lippie by Revlon. It's a true coral color and VERY pigmented, though you can blot away some of the color if you want something more sheer. It was my go-to summer color this year, I love the way it pops against my pale skin. Like all Revlon lippies, it has a nice texture (not too slippery or too sticky) and decent lasting power. Will definitely repurchase when …Read more

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Liquid - NARS Cosmetics - Sheer Glow Foundation

4.0
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Oct/10/2010

I purchased this product, returned it, and then swapped for it again. The first time, I got Deauville, which was much too yellow on me. I just recently got Mont Blanc, which works much better. I'm pale and neutral-to-cool (usually around NW15) and Mont Blanc is a good match and very easy to blend into my face.

The name of this foundation is somewhat misleading, as it's …
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