Product Reviews by alicia2kate

Bronzers - ORIGINS - sunny disposition bronzer

4.0
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Jan/03/2013

I received this bronzer in a swap -- and surprisingly, it made its way into my day-to-day makeup box on the counter. I love the non-shimmery-ness and how it adds only a hint of color. It has become my bronzer of choice for those days I don't feel like wearing pink blush (I wear bronzers like blushes).
I don't mind the screw-top, it helps keep the bits of loose powder contained. I …
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Lipstick - REVLON - Matte Lipstick - Pink About It [DISCONTINUED]

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Jan/03/2013

This is one of the few lipsticks that sit on my bathroom counter with my day-to-day makeup. It is an opaque hot pink so I like a layer of carmex and then a sheer-ish swipe of color. When sheer-ed out, it is work-appropriate and goes well with "neutral" outfits.
The matte formula is fine since I layer over a balm, it behaves like a creme. It lasts a few hours on me before I switch …
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Hair Color - REVLON - Colorsilk Permanent Hair Color

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Jan/03/2013

I recently tried both the Luminista Red and Light Red hair dye. I have shoulder-length dark brown hair that's been dyed every 7-9 weeks to auburn/light or dark brown for the past few years. (The Colorsilk Auburn and Light Auburn are my favorite.)
The Red came out glowingly purple for about a day, then mellowed out to a medium red glow. The Light Red had more "red-orange" glow …
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Polishes - L.A. COLORS - Color Craze Atomic

3.0
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Mar/25/2012

LA Colors- Atomic is a medium green-teal creme. I wear it both alone and with glitter/shimmer.
Formula- It applied easily and dried quickly. It was a 2-3 coater for me.
Wear- I wore this with 1 coat of OPI What's Dune? on top and SH topcoat. Very minimal tipwear by Day 3, but lasted 6 days before light chips.
Packaging- A round bottle with a good, manipulatable thinner …
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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Complete Salon Manicure Kook-A-Mango

4.0
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Mar/25/2012

SH CSM - KAM is a gorgeous bright coral-orange creme formula. It is a little brighter than most colors I wear, but it was very cheery.
Formula- It applied evenly and rather opaquely. It was a 2-coater for me, but I use slightly thinner coats.
Packaging- I like the bottle, but I have slight issues with the thick round CSM and ID brushes. I'm slowly adjusting so my application will …
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Blush - Stila - Convertible Color - Lillium

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Dec/20/2011

This cream blush appears as a lightly peach-tinted pink on me. It is more pink than NYC's Blushable Creme Stick in South St Seashell. I usually layer a peachy-pink powder blush over it to help it last longer.
I've noticed that it doesn't last the whole day, but perhaps 5-6 hours if I keep my hands off my face.
I have not tried to use it as a lip color because I prefer …
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Lips - REVLON - Just Bitten Lipstain - Flame

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Nov/06/2011

Revlon Just Bitten in Flame is in a red-orange packaging. I'd be fine if the stain remained the reddish berry tint when first applied.
About an hour later, it turns bright fuschia on me. I'm not certain how it picks up the bright pink-purple tone, but there is no orange or berry.
I like to wear a lipstain under my lipstick so that when it begins to fade, I still have some …
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Polishes - OPI - Ocean Love Potion

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Nov/06/2011

Ocean Love Potion is a dusty green creme. Sometimes it looks slightly blue-green in low light, but when placed near blue, pink, or teal items, it is very green.
It is a two-coater polish, but I like a third coat for even-ness. I always use a quickdry topcoat and it lasts a minimum of 2 days before there is reasonable tipwear.
I prefer to wear it plain with a shiny topcoat, but a layer …
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Pressed Powders - REVLON - PhotoReady Powder - Fair/Light

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Aug/21/2011

I use the Fair/Light pressed powder as a setting-finishing powder with the ELF flat-top powder brush. I don't wear much foundation, just a moisturizer + some concealer and blush and this powder, lightly over it all. When I use it lightly, it doesn't make me ghost-like.
It does have a little fine shimmer, but it works well for me. I don't reapply during the day so I don't …
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Polishes - L.A. COLORS - Magnetic Force

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Feb/28/2011

LA Colors Color Craze- Magnetic Force (bottom sticker BCC 562)
I purchased this at a Dollar Tree store in Florida (while on vacation).
It is a great coral, summery and very vacation-appropriate!
It is easy to apply in thin coats, dries quickly, and doesn't necessarily require a topcoat if you don't mind the finish being satin-y.
On my nails, the polish lasted about …
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