Product Reviews by Wifeandmama

Misc Beauty Tools - MAC Cosmetics - Brush Cleanser

5.0
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Jul/22/2017

I like this. A LOT.

When I use it straight from the bottle, I pour some into a Dixie cup, dip the brush in, add a little water, and work the crud through the bristles. Usually, that's all it takes before I rinse them out, and my brushes are cleancleanclean.

I like to use it from a spray bottle too. Just spritz it onto the bristles a couple of times and do the rest just …
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Lip Gloss - Tarte Cosmetics - Tarteist Lip Paint - Birthday Suit

2.0
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Jul/20/2017

Yeah...no.

I got this as part of the Sephora birthday gift package. It came with a small blush that I rather like (review to come soon). But. The fun stops there.

Nice packaging, typical plastic tube, doefoot wand. No fragrance that I could detect. Feels very nice going on. The color is odd, though. For me it ended up being kind of a grayish clay color. (I'm about NW …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Patentpolish in Pleasant

5.0
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Jul/20/2017

After I purchased one of these in Kittenish (separate review), I got an anniversary gift from MAC for another Patentpolish. Yay! This time I picked out Pleasant. I. LOVE. It.

Pleasant is a sheer, very wearable red. The MAC website calls it "rosy pink." Maybe, but on me it reads closer to red, in a pink way.

What is it? A twist-up lip crayon that adds color, feels …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Patentpolish Lip Pencil - Kittenish

5.0
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Jul/20/2017

In my last visit to the MAC counter, I B2M'ed for Captive lipstick. The SA suggested I try putting a bit of Kittenish on top for a little different look. Yes, please! I liked it well enough to shell out the $22US for it. And now have another in Pleasant (separate review).

What is it? A twist-up lip crayon that feels smooth and a little slick (but not icky sticky). This one is a …
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Misc Beauty Tools - Sephora Collection - Solid Clean: Solid Brush Cleanser

5.0
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Jul/09/2016

I've only been using this for about a week but since I wash my brushes and Beauty Blender every day, that counts, right? I learned some time ago that not keeping my brushes immaculate was the quickest path to breakouts for me. Once I started cleaning things every day, my skin improved immensely. True story.

I've tried lots of other cleaners (MAC, which I do still like; …
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Liquid - Urban Decay - Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup

5.0
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Jul/07/2016

I have been using this foundation for about a year now. I will tell you that I wasn't sure I loved it for quite a while. Although I am around a NW20 in MAC, finding a good match in UD was tough. It took three tries. Well, actually only two because the first one was so far off I had to wonder what the SA was thinking. Anyway, I ended up with the shade 3.5. It still felt a little yellow to me …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - China Glaze - Fast Forward Top Coat

5.0
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Jul/05/2016

As a longtime fan of Seche Vite, I was a little skeptical when the SA in Sally recommended this to me. She assured me that if I hated it, I could bring it back (they were out of Seche Vite).

Well, consider me a convert. I LOVE this stuff. It dries super fast to a great shiny finish. No, it's not quite as shiny as SV, but only slightly less, and there is none of that shrinky …
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Lip Treatments - MAC Cosmetics - Prep + Prime Lip

5.0
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Jul/04/2016

I have used this for years and honestly can't imagine wearing lipstick without it anymore. I am of a certain age, with tiny little lines around my mouth. Yeah, it stinks but is what it is. This stuff rescues me.

On clean, moisturized lips, I apply a bit of this all over the lips (only crank up a little bit, otherwise I hear that it will fall out). It feels like a light balm at …
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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Powder Blush - Mocha

5.0
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Mar/19/2016

I confess, I owned this blush for the better part of a year before I really got in the groove with it. When the MA first put it on me, I was thrilled, it looked to be a perfect match for me. But when I got home with it...nothing. It looked like I wasn't wearing any blush at all. Well, phooey. I live too far away to return it easily, so I just tossed it in the drawer for someday. Every so …Read more

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Sunscreen - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 Protect + Perfect

5.0
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Jul/24/2015

I took a chance and ordered this off of QVC, because the 4 oz. bottle was such a good deal. I had tried a sample from Sephora for about seven days and felt like the risk was worth it. I've now been using it for about three weeks and am happy with the results.

This is very much like a tinted moisturizer, but the tint is transparent. I am NW15-20, and it does not leave me orange at …
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