Product Reviews by a67penguin

Powder - Alima Pure - Satin Matte Mineral Foundation

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Nov/18/2006

This is the best MMU I've tried-- and I've tried a lot (BE, JI, Trish McEvoy, Tarte, EM). Alima's is the lightest weight of all of these-- doesn't cake on my skin like JI's does (but doesn't provide the same level of coverage, either-- if you have bad skin, beware). TM and Tarte's are in pressed form-- wish Alima's were too, but this is a pipedream for …Read more

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Palettes - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Essential Eyes

5.0
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Nov/10/2006

This is a great collection of neutral eyeshadows that (I imagine) flatter everyone's coloring because they are basic brown. The pressed eyeshadow palette is similar to any of Bobbi Brown's, i.e., a three pan with rectangular mirror. The full sized colors are light beigey shimmery (champagne), medium netural taupe and a mahogony deep brown (very similar to the BB shade).All three are …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Lancôme - Honey Violet

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Oct/09/2005

This l/g got me beyond my self imposed boycott of Lancome products. I've shied away from Juicy Tubes as they seem like something that appeals to the teenybopper crowd-- but when I saw this one at Douglas, I had to have it. It is a really lovely violet-- but not fuschia-- shade that has some burgundy underneath it. It look especially nice after it has worn down a little to a stain. For …Read more

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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Zen

5.0
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Oct/09/2005

Another NARS surprise for me-- Zen looked like just another dusty beige blush that would wash me out. NOT! Looks can deceive. When I brush this on, the color comes up a pinky/apricoty beige-- not like the dirty brown it appears to be in the pan. I love it. Especially with a pop of bright red or pink on top (Outlaw, KA's Shadore). Love it, love it, love it.

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Concealers - NARS Cosmetics - Ginger

5.0
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Oct/09/2005

This concealer really surprised me. It seems like a lightweight-- like you'd get no coverage from it-- esp. when compared to others like Laura Mercier, CDP or SM. Even Becca's seems heavier.

This is where the surprise factors in-- this little concealer goes on a little chalky, but smooths out beautifully-- sort of in the same league as CDP or SM's. (well, I guess …
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Treatments (Face) - Elizabeth Arden - Allergan - Prevage MD Anti-aging Treatment (1 prescription-strength Formulation)

5.0
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May/24/2005

I've used this for about 2 weeks, and have noticed more pores shrink and my skin become more "even" in appearance. Not that I had mottled skin previously, but it looks more refined, and I attribute that to the Prevage. Nice formula-- not greasy in the least. I've had no reactions to it-- no burning, itching, etc. I apply it at night b/f my moisturizer. Expensive, but …Read more

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Pressed Powders - CHANEL - Purete Mat

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May/12/2005

This is a wonderful addition to Chanel's lineup of powders. I was always disappointed with the other pressed powders Chanel offered, but this one is mattifying and feels silky to boot. I wear "buff" and am about an NC30/Laura mercier Sunny Beige, KA 07.

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Lipstick - Kevyn Aucoin - The Expert Lip Tint

5.0
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May/02/2005

I'm reviewing Moonbiba. I'm not sure if this is a new shade or not. It is more of a lip tint than a true opaque lipstick-- seems sheerer than KA's other lipsticks. Leaves a beautiful deep blackberry stain on the lips that lasts a long time. Highly recommend! (i'm a FFF to MMM KA 07, Armani 5.5-6.5).

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