Product Reviews by alaynemary

Contour - NYX Professional Makeup - Highlight & Contour Pro Palette

4.0
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Aug/29/2016

Have this, I love it and use it regularly! I don't like that there are 8 shades here and some of them I don't use, but the ones I don't use on my face I can certainly use as eyeshadows. (Looking at you, dark brown on the bottom right.) I use the shade second from the right on the bottom to contour, it's a beautiful cool shade that even I, an almost-porcelain princess, can use …Read more

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Contour - wet n wild - Coloricon Contouring Palette

4.0
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Aug/29/2016

I have the cooler one - Dulche de Leche, and I really recommend it. Some of the reviews here are saying its warm, and others are saying it's perfect. I've had both experiences. Oddly enough, if you apply this with an extremely light hand - it shows up more neutral/cool and makes your cheekbones look nice. (I have a mostly neutral but closer to cool skin tone.) But, if you're …Read more

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Palettes - Kat Von D - Shade + Light Eye Contour Palette

5.0
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Aug/29/2016

LOVE this palette. Some of the best matte shades I've ever used - though I find Lorac's to have a slight better pigmentation. These blend and wear beautifully and it is a great shade range. I was initially scared of how warm the right third of the palette looked, but it still looks okay on my neutral-cool skintone. I also appreciate how Kat put some thought into making some of the …Read more

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Brows - ColourPop - Precision Brow Colour

5.0
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Aug/29/2016

This brow product is SUPER wet, but overall I really like it! For $6 you get a brow product that will likely not dry out quickly, is super pigmented, and easy to blend. This stuff lasts very well for me as well. However, I don't think it's a one-and-done brow product, as I still set my brows with a clear gel afterward, which has two purposes: to set the brow hairs in place (this has …Read more

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Styling Products - Not Your Mother's - Double Take Dry Finish Texture Spray

5.0
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Mar/30/2016

I didn't really know what I was getting into with a "texturizing" product, but I actually really enjoy this. I have fine, but thick hair that seems get to get oily after 10-12 hours of washing. As such, I used to hate doing the whole "2nd day hair" thing, but this product actually helps me to be able to not wash every day but still looking relatively presentable... On 2nd …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Unlisted Brand - INM - Out the Door Fast Drying Top Coat

5.0
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Jan/31/2016

HG top coat. I picked this up randomly in CVS and have bought 3 bottles since! This is gorgeously shiny, dries SO quickly, and doesn't have the TERRIBLE shrinkage on me like Seche Vite. I find that it can smear nail art if you don't just plop it on and go. Too often I find myself playing too much with trying to thin/smooth it out and I take way too much time and it smears, but honestly …Read more

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Eye Makeup Remover - Unlisted Brand - Coconut Oil

4.0
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Jan/31/2016

I have been using coconut oil as a preliminary eye makeup remover for over a year now. Coconut oil is good for many things, but my favorite use is definitely as an eye makeup remover. I smear coconut oil over my brows/eyelid/eyelashes to help dissolve my eye makeup before using a makeup wipe to remove my face makeup and the blackened coconut oil as it drips down my face. Sounds like an odd …Read more

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Cleansers - Neutrogena - Ultra Light Cleansing Oil

5.0
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Jan/31/2016

I finished an entire bottle of this. I haven't repurchased yet because I love to bounce around cleansers, but I actually do miss this. I have oily skin, so I was hesitant about trying this (just like I'm hesitant to try the oil cleansing method, haa...), but the oil itself is very light and I had no sensitivity issues to it! I found that it was very effective in the shower, and I find …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Real Techniques - Miracle Complexion Sponge

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Jan/31/2016

I really, really, really love this sponge. I haven't ever tried the Beauty Blender or any of the cheap versions of this - I just bought this sponge and have been rebuying ever since! I use it to apply all of my foundations and find it the best thing ever. I used to have streaking and a thinner application with using brushes for my makeup. Since using this, I get a better/more direct …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Clump Crusher Mascara

5.0
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Jan/31/2016

This is a mascara that I never really remember the greatness of - I've just always had it around! I've probably been through 4-5 tubes of it now, bought it when it first came out and have just kept using it. Now that I found my probably-going-to-be HG for my upper lashes, the Maybelline Lash Sensational, I've been using this on my bottom lashes, and I LOVE using it there. Smooth …Read more

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