Product Reviews by TheHateress

Liquid - NARS Cosmetics - All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation

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Mar/03/2015

I'll begin by saying that I truly wanted to love this foundation, as I am an avid NARS fan/supporter. The line boasts a superior range of colors and undertones, yet I still had to mix Khartoum and Trinidad to get the correct color depth and undertone to suit my skin (NW50).

NARS made a lot of promises with regards to this new formula, however one thing I have found that it is …
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Eyeliner - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Push-Up Eyeliner

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Jul/17/2014

I suppose I am pretty much over Benefit's gimmicky releases of game-changing beauty products, and unfortunately They're Real! Push-Up Liner falls into that loathsome category.

The gel liner itself is an extremely pigmented pure black, with a very matte finish. Additionally, the liner dries very quickly, and I learned first-hand is very waterproof and smudge-proof, and …
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Concealers - Laura Mercier - Secret Camouflage

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Jun/17/2014

I bought this after watching and hearing certain professional makeup artists, including Lisa Eldridge speak well about its performance. I absolutely concur with everything they've said, as this has become my go-to concealer for all purpose coverage.

Prior to purchasing this, I had never used a wax based concealer, which I think is the main reason this performs so very well, It …
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Blush - Yves Saint Laurent - Babydoll Kiss & Blush Lips & Cheeks (All Shades)

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Mar/24/2014

YSL Beauty has a real winner on their hands with this product, a well-executed, richly pigmented hybrid lip and cheek stain. The colors are rather bright as lip colors for me, so this review is solely on it's performance as a blush/cheek stain.

Texture wise, it is a cross between a gel and a cream and blends beautifully onto the cheeks imparting really the most ethereal glow …
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Misc Beauty Tools - Real Techniques - Miracle Complexion Sponge

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Mar/13/2014

I picked up the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge after seeing reviews comparing it to the pricier cult favorite, Beauty Blender. I own both the BB and the RT sponge, so naturally would not mind having a lesser-priced alternative.

One of my first observations about this sponge is how dense it is, both wet and dry. As a rule of thumb, the denser a sponge, the more absorbent it …
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Misc Beauty Tools - DAISO - Detergent for Puff and Sponge

5.0
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Mar/10/2014

Epic, epic, epic brush cleanser! There's nothing to say other than buy it, because this works incredibly well. I thought I'd never get my Beauty Blenders clean/stain-free again, but after washing with this detergent, they are as good as new. Although it's worth mentioning, that the first few uses actually remove some of the pink dye from the BB. This works well on sponges and …Read more

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Highlighters - MAC Cosmetics - Skinfinish-Stereo Rose

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Feb/07/2014

I recently received my 'A Fantasy of Flowers' version of Stereo Rose and I am quite smitten. I don't own it from the previous releases and was hoping for a nice peach colored sheen, however I ordered it sight unseen from MAC's website, and received a lovely coral, pinkish shade with light gold veining.

I was really hoping to be able to use this as a blush, but …
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Polishes - Nutra Nail - Gel Perfect UV Free Gel Color

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Feb/06/2014

I don't normally do my own nails, but was attracted to the promise of a 'gel nail' at home manicure without UV/LED lights. This product failed to deliver on all counts.

The package came with three bottles: Activator, Nail Color, and Brush cleaner, with no clear instructions. I was confused at why there's be no step-by-step instructions, and instead a directive to …
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BB Cream - Yves Saint Laurent - Top Secrets All-In-One BB Cream

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Jan/20/2014

I am thoroughly impressed with this BB Cream! Being quite deep in color, I (and those with similar or darker skin) have been largely excluded from the recent debut and popularity of tinted moisturizers/BB creams in the US market. I stopped looking, and have been foundation only due to beauty companies overlooking my shade.

I found this in my local Sephora, and since I am a huge fan of …
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Mascara - CHANEL - Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

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Nov/18/2013

I'm completely smitten with this mascara, and it's the first that I have tried from Chanel, so I have no previous frame of reference. My lashes are short and curly, so I am perpetually on a journey for a mascara that makes them look super long. I felt that Le Volume de Chanel most certainly fits the bill.

I purchased this in 10 Noir, which is a standard black mascara …
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