Product Reviews by Starhawke

Polishes - REVLON - Nail Enamel - Pure Pearl

4.0
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22 hours ago

Pure Pearl is a little frosty and streaky, but I find that to be true of most white and pearlescent polishes. This polish has reliable quality for me, and I feel that it is superior to several Essie's I've owned over the years. I wish the brush could be bigger (or at least flat) but it is a good little polish in a lovely color.

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Eye Shadow - CLINIQUE - All About Shadow - Portobello

5.0
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22 hours ago

I really like this little shadow. It looks blah in the pan, but it works wonderfully as a crease shade. I feel like it almost oxidizes to a slightly more brown-than-grey hue on the skin, but that might also be my undertones changing the color's appearance. I've purchased it as a single and have enjoyed it in Clinique's holiday palette as well.

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Moisturizers - St. Ives - Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer

3.0
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2 months ago

This was a nice moisturizer: the tub was huge for the price - great value. The lotion felt very moisturizing and helped skin retain hydration. It builds almost too quickly and feels greasy if overdone, but it maintains a nice gel feeling if used sparingly. This does have a light fragrance: I remember it being a touchy too powdery smelling with notes of aloe scent as well. Not my favorite, but …Read more

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Brows - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Dipbrow Brow Pomade

2.0
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5 months ago

I selected a sample of the brown colors from sephora and was very eager to try this item everyone raved about. On a general note, this was nothing special. Ive seen all over reddit/imgur that the pot tends to dry out, really it should be packaged smaller at a cheaper price as you end up throwing away product, or having to manipulate it to return it to its original form. That's not really …Read more

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Brows - CLINIQUE - Brow Shaper

5.0
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5 months ago

This compact has 4 color options to choose from: Wheat (appears reddish-blonde), Charcoaled (cool grey), Soft Brown (warm taupe), and Shaping Taupe (misleading name, as it is more of a rusted sienna brown). I have only purchased Charcoaled for use.
This is easily one of my favorite brown products. I have been buying it since it was only $14.50 a pan - now it has increased steadily up to …
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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer

2.0
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6 months ago

I do not see the appeal of this. Clinique has a host of excellent moisturizers, but this is not one of them.. This seems like a barely moisturizing primer balm (that is heavy on the silicones) marketed to a young audience in a Totally Not Your Mom's Boring Makeup Color Range!! I'm sure it works for some people that maybe need to control oil and require less hydration, but even at then …Read more

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Powder - CLINIQUE - Almost Powder Makeup SPF 15

5.0
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6 months ago

This is my favorite powder foundation. It is not heavy, melts into skin nicely, and remarkably not drying (I would suspect the sodium hyaluronate is at play here). It layers on itself nicely if you need more coverage, works well with or without a primer, and holds up well in an office environment without frequent (sometimes any) touch-ups necessary. I wish it came in a better range of colors …Read more

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Highlighters - BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter - Opal

2.0
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6 months ago

This was very pretty. Although I'm not reviewing it for that, had it been in a denser format, it would have made a lovely eye shadow. As its intended purpose of a highlighter, it was meh. I wasn't wowed; it was subtle, not over the top; but it didn't seem to really add anything more than a shimmery blush would have. It is marketed as a skin perfector, so perhaps it would …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - COVERGIRL - Clean Makeup Remover for Eyes & Lips

1.0
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6 months ago

This is an oily, white liquid that is somehow greasier than mineral oil yet less effective at removing makeup. Leaves a very unpleasant residue. Spare yourself the trouble and just buy a travel bottle of Johnson & Johnson's baby oil: it's cheaper, more effective to its purpose, and has an efficient stopper on the underside of the lid so you can control how much dispenses.

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