Product Reviews by abzhang

Eye Shadow - Kiko Cosmetics - Long Lasting Eyeshadow Stick

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Sep/17/2016

I stumbled upon Kiko on a family trip to Europe a few years ago, very new to makeup and very disoriented in a small Italian town. Without expecting much, I picked up a mascara because it was on sale and was promptly wowed by it later that afternoon.

When I got home, I did some research on the brand (and swiftly kicked myself for not having done so when I was in a country where Kiko was …
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Bronzers - benefit Cosmetics - HOOLA

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Sep/17/2016

I first tried this as part of Benefit's 'The Bronze of Champions' kit as my first 'high-end' bronzer (note: I still have that mini bronzer, depotted, and it's nowhere near close to being finished. Trust me when I say that this stuff will last you ages) and was immediately wowed by its creaminess and blendability. I later purchased Nars Laguna and TheBalm's …Read more

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Brows - Unlisted Brand - Daiso Eyebrow pencil

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Apr/08/2016

I am so surprised by the other reviews because this stuff is honestly amazing. I specifically searched for this page because I wanted to let everyone know how great it was.

For reference, I got the pencil in dark brown (hot pink pencil with gold accents, the 'elliptical core' in cursive is the identifier for these pencils amongst Daiso's extensive variety) when my …
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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Madly

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Apr/07/2016

I am not someone who wears blush often as I feel that any colour just comes up as garish on my cheeks (for reference, my cheeks (or face for that matter) never turn any colour. Even when exercising), so for as long as I can remember I had never taken much interest in it.

Fast forward a few years and KathleenLights insisting that it was her holy grail, best ever blush that went with …
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Bronzers - NARS Cosmetics - Bronzing Powder - Laguna

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Apr/07/2016

I had my doubts about this at first because when swatched, it barely showed up on my medium-tan skin. I'm someone who likes to contour with a bronzer - I've since found my HG Bahama Mama by TheBalm for that purpose - so my initial impressions of Laguna were that it just wasn't enough.

I've since come to appreciate its subtlely (perhaps not so much for fairer …
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Eyeliner - Maybelline New York - Eye Studio Master Precise Ink Pen Liner

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Apr/07/2016

As some people have already mentioned, this stuff dries up so quickly that it requires repurchasing maybe once a month, at best, if an inky black eyeliner with a easy to control tip is what you're going for.

I used this over the period of about 6 months (and when Maybelline HyperSharp had yet to exist) and initially enjoyed it - the tip was thin, application was easy enough and it …
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Eyeliner - Maybelline New York - HyperSharp Liner

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Apr/07/2016

I actually own the HyperSharp Wing Liner (with the purple cap) but would assume the only difference between these two products is the brush. Firstly, I've already repurchased this product (along with multiple backups during a recent Priceline 40% off sale), which should, I suppose, give you some sense of my love for this product. Along with my rating for it.

After fatefully …
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Eyeliner - Stila - Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner

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Dec/05/2015

I received this as part of Sephora's annual 'favourites' set last year and only uncapped it a few months later, so cautious was I to ration such a normally pricey product.

One word for this stuff: yes. Yes, yes, yes. It's everything you could want in an eyeliner - easy to use, easy to control, inky black, smudge-proof and it really does 'stay all day' …
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Highlighters - theBalm Cosmetics - Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

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Dec/05/2015

This stuff has been raved about in the blogosphere for so long that I reasoned I just HAD to go and pick it up. After tentatively dabbing some on my face, I immediately saw what all the hype had been about.

Firstly, I should warn you that this product is very, very shimmery. If you're like me and want your highlight to be seen from space, this is a good thing. If not, I would …
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Palettes - Too Faced - Natural Matte Neutral Eyeshadow Palette

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Dec/05/2015

I received this for my birthday and was over the moon, such a gorgeous array of buttery-smooth mattes. There is not one colour that I dislike - a rarity in the world of eyeshadow palettes - and each shade is wearable and easy to work with. I also love that the eyeshadows come conveniently divided into three 'looks'; if you're not feeling particularly creative it's a breeze to …Read more

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