Product Reviews by SmokeySings

Foundations - Tarte Cosmetics - Shape Tape Matte Foundation

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2 months ago

How can the concealer be so amazing and the foundation be so awful..??? First off, there is a weird smell when applying this, and it lingers for about 15 to 20 minutes. Secondly, this looks literally like a mask when first applying..I chose the shade 20S Light Sand (I am NC20) and it made me look like I had a ghost mask on. Lastly, this emphasized every wrinkle, pore and dry patch on my skin, and …Read more

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Moisturizers - L'Oreal Paris - Age Perfect Cell Renewal Night Cream

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6 months ago

I am a little (lot) surprised by this. The first thing I notice is the pleasant scent. While I normally shy away from scented skin products, the scent here is not too heavy nor does it linger once applied and absorbed into the skin. It is not a floral scent, thank goodness, but sort of a fresh perfume type of scent, but lightly scented.

Anyhow, I could not help but notice how this …
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Lip Liners - Sephora Collection - Lip Liner to Go

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8 months ago

A total unexpected happy surprise for me. I love these. Wonderful color payoff, I don't have any issues with these settling in lip lines nor drying my lips, no weird changing of color as the day goes on. I also like that they are travel size. I never seem to work through a full size lip liner anyway, so this works really well for me. And the price? Even more nice!!! I have 2 of these and …Read more

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Moisturizers - L'Oreal Paris - Hydra Genius (Normal/Dry Skin)

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9 months ago

Hmm..I am a little perplexed that this has gotten such low ratings, but to each their own! :)
I *kinda* like this....I was looking via google for a hyaluronic acid moisturizer and while I was tempted by a couple of others, I decided to go with this one bc it is easily accessible at the big box store and reasonably priced, and truth be told, I seem to have luck with most L'oreal …
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Fragrances - CLINIQUE - My Happy: Cocoa & Cashmere

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10 months ago

I am kind of digging these "My Happy" offerings from Clinique. I tested a few at Ulta, and fell in love with "Cocoa and Cashmere". It is a softer scent, not overpowering. Sort of a skin scent, which suits this one especially well, as it makes you want to draw closer and have a sniff.

Notes from Ulta's site:
"Blissful like the first taste of a …
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Blush - Tarte Cosmetics - Fairy Flush blush (Limited Edition)

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10 months ago

This is stunning!!! I went into Ulta to buy a blush that I was already planning on (but truthfully did not really love), when I spotted this. Super cute packaging!! But when I tested this, I fell in love!!! This is described as "light rosy pink," and I think that is a very accurate description!! Blends in almost effortlessly, great for lighter skin tones (I am NC20 in MAC), and no worry …Read more

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Cleansers - IT Cosmetics - Confidence In A Cleanser

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10 months ago

I am surprised how well that I like this. I first got a sample of this and before I even tested this, I almost wrote this off, thinking meh, another cleanser. But I tested it out anyway and I actually quite like it. This does have a slight scent when initially applied sort of a citrus or lemon scent to my nose, almost like Lemon Pledge scent), but that scent dissipates almost as soon as I lather …Read more

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Liquid - Estée Lauder - Perfectionist Youth-Infusing Makeup SPF 25

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11 months ago

This is quite nice..Makes my skin feel like a baby's bottom, even on days I don't use any moisturizer. Not great for full coverage, looks more sheer. I would classify this as light to moderate coverage. I don't detect a scent. Nice pump applicator. I got the shade "2W1 Dawn" and it seems perfect for my NC20 skin. This applies like a dream and blends in almost …Read more

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Lips - Kat Von D - Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Malice

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Mar/03/2018

Malice is a little (a lot) brighter and bolder than I expected. I was hoping to match a blouse that is a bright (but not crazy bright) coral, and Malice was a blind buy. I do not have any Sephoras close to me, the closest one is over an hour away. So, I took a chance. I figured, I tend to like and even love all of the other KVD Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks that I own, so I figured, this would at …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Shh...It's Top Secret

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Dec/17/2017

I do love this shade. It can look like different colors in different lighting. Basically it is a very, very dark brown..almost black. But it can look extremely dark purple in some lighting. I had a friend who thought this looked like a black cherry color. So, I do like the color a lot. If I were rating this on the shade alone, it would be 5 stars, and I do have some 200 shades of polish, so that …Read more

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