Product Reviews by aleshoane

Lip Gloss - Bourjois - Effet 3D Lipgloss

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11 days ago

For a person who doesn't love lip gloss, I have been reaching for this frequently, and the more surprising thing is that I prefer these over the Pat McGrath lip glosses as well!

I have this in the shade 03 - Brun Rose, which is a very pretty rose pink on me. The lip gloss has enough pigmentation to cover some sun spots on my lips but still remain translucent for a shiny finish. To …
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Blush - La Femme - Blush On Rouge Powder Blush

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18 days ago

These are inexpensive, pigmented, and long lasting pro-quality blushes that are perfect for the more experienced makeup user, as they have a somewhat high learning curve. The packaging is simple but deceptive, disguising that these products are dupes for NARS and MAC quality blushes but sold for a whopping $4.50 per pan.

I own the 12 pan palette from Camera Ready Cosmetics where 6 of …
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Skincare - Kiko Cosmetics - Pure Clean Scrub & Peel Wipes

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26 days ago

I'm sure this is a secret weapon in every European makeup artist's kit - it's absolutely brilliant for on the go exfoliation, a crucial skin prep step designed to make textured skin less bumpy and flakey before putting on foundation. You can use this on the lips as well, clearing away dead skin cells to prep the way for a great lipstick. In addition, these wipes have a sticker …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Charlotte Tilbury - Hollywood Flawless Filter

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28 days ago

I just... don't like it very much.

I have oily skin and yes, it makes it look dewy, but at the same time I feel like it's too heavy and sticky on the skin. I see that other people with dry to normal and even combo skin types loving this stuff, but I don't think it makes me look prettier or anything like that. I've used it on top of and under foundation, I've …
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Mascara - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Clear Brow & Lash Mascara Gel

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29 days ago

This is a great product at an affordable price. It can feel heavy, so wipe off the excess on the back of your hand before using it on your eyebrows. It keeps my eyebrows in perfect shape all day.

One trick I like to use with this is to brush this on clean brows, wait for it to dry, and then apply brow pencil or eyebrow powder on top. I don't know why but this really works for …
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Eye Shadow - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible 24 HR Eye Shadow - Amber Rush

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1 month ago

I've bought this three times, which kind of tells you how much I love this, lol.

When I'm especially tan (NC35+), it looks like a sparkly rose gold, and when I'm a little paler than NC30, it looks like a coppery pink with more orangey tones. It's quite metallic on my multiple fold eyelids, so do take caution if your eyelids are more textured than smooth. This is a …
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Cleansers - FANCL - Facial Washing Powder

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1 month ago

As a cleanser junkie I couldn't resist picking up one of Japan's quirky washing powders. Kanebo Suisai was a bit expensive for my taste, and this one was cheaper at 1000 yen in the 7-11 convenient stores. First off, the packaging is no-frills and sensible. It's easy to pour out the desired level of powder and then to close the cap, compared to the Suisai capsules where you might …Read more

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Moisturizers - Embryolisse - Lait-Crème Concentrè (24-Hour Miracle Cream)

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1 month ago

A makeup artists' staple in their kits... but why? I had been skeptical from the start, as an owner of oily skin. I never thought the idea of slathering on a thick heavy moisturizer like this one would help makeup stick, much less last for a long time, but after extensive use in makeup school, I think I had approached the idea of Embryolisse as a whole incorrectly.

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Palettes - wet n wild - Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette - Rose in the Air

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1 month ago

This is nice, but if you are already accustomed to good quality eyeshadows, I can't imagine that you'll be particularly blown away. On the other hand, it's $5, and at that price, it's a great bargain for those new to makeup.

The shadows don't last as long as mid-range to high-end eyeshadows, even with excellent primers, and the pigmentation is pretty average …
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Blush - MILANI - Baked Blush - Luminoso

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1 month ago

I've had this blush for at least three years and I still use it and love it. An oldie, but goodie.

With blush, nailing the color is important, and I think if you have a golden, warm skin tone this should suit you really well. On me (NC35) it can be almost a little too orange, but blended out it looks like a beachy coral glow. It's a very warm shade, like a well placed sunburn …
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