Product Reviews by amwong

Liquid - Maybelline New York - Fit Me Dewy/Hydrate/Luminous and Smooth Foundation (formerly Fit Me)

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fromamwong

Jun/15/2011

Let's start off by clarifying things - this is a SHEER foundation that leaves a DEWY finish. It is not suitable for oily skins. It is not suitable for people who want more coverage.

I wear Mac NC20-30 (depending on the season) and I purchased the Fit 210. It matches fine but you really have to put several layers on just to even see anything. Therefore, for those who just want …
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Fragrances - Salvatore Ferragamo - Tuscan Soul

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fromamwong

Jan/08/2010

I got a huge 4 oz bottle on ebay for less than $20 but was sorely disappointed when I received it.


I'd expected a citrusey Mediterranean perfume but ended up with a very strong, leathery floral. It's well made and smooth but old fashioned and definitely for older ladies.


The bottle is chic and pretty though and looks quite nice on the dresser.

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Fragrances - Agent Provocateur - Agent Provocateur

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fromamwong

Jan/08/2010

I'm going to say right off the bat that this is definitely a strong, feminine scent that many, if not most, people would describe as "sexy."


That being said, it's not the type of sexy I like to smell like. This is a unsubtle, boudouir type floral musk with overtones of powder. Not the old-lady powder thank goodness but fleshy, muffled, dirty sex. Inspires …
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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Brumes Duo

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fromamwong

Dec/30/2009

Sold at Sephora for CDN $32. This comes in a solid dark brown/grey and a shimmery dark green/blue.


This is quite pretty - particularly the shimmery colour. Both go on as a smooth washes with decent strength of colour and no creasing or migrating. It's a bit pricey for what you get though

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Eye Shadow - Calvin Klein - Tempting Glance Intense Eyeshadow

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fromamwong

Dec/30/2009

This review is for the Darkened Green shade. It was originally CDN $16 at Sephora but they're now selling for $8.


It's a lovely dark green with darker green and silver shimmers. It goes on more green than it looks in the palate and gives you a very smooth wash with no creasing.

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Lip Gloss - Too Faced - Mirror Mirror Gloss - Envy Me

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fromamwong

Dec/30/2009

I was honestly a bit disappointed with this one - I was searching for a dark lipstick or lipgloss for fall and this is a lovely eggplant colour in the tube.


Unfortunately, it doesn't work out quite so well on the lips. This is a sheer, slightly shiny gloss so the fact that it's in a dark colour means if it's well blended, it goes on so light that you can't …
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Lip Gloss - Too Faced - Mirror Mirror Gloss in Damn, I'm Hot!

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fromamwong

Dec/30/2009

This is for the fire red lipgloss. The packaging is fine - a slanted tip and clear tube that allows you see how much is left.


I don't know about the supposed antioxidant properties but this isn't bad. It's not sticky, not shimmery and smells quite nice like very sweet cherries. The colour may be a bit scary in the tube but this goes on sheer with a decent wash …
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Body Scrubs - St. Ives - st.Ives Heathly Brilliance Brighten and Glow Scrub

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fromamwong

Dec/30/2009

I'm actually liking this scrub quite a bit for something that's dirt cheap at CDN $4. It comes in a tub, which is way better in my opinion than a bottle because you don't end up throwing away bits that you couldn't get out.


The granules are large and rough but I like it gritty like that. It has a lovely citrus scent to it but the one drawback is that it …
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Treatments (Face) - L'Oreal Paris - Skin Genesis Pore minimizing Skin Re-Smoother

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fromamwong

Dec/30/2009

First off, I really don't like the pump on this. True, it's much more hygenic than using your fingers but a lot of product gets claked inside the pump area if you don't use it for a few days and all of that is wasted.


As for the product itself, it doesn't really shrink or even hide my pores. It's pretty much just a primer with a little bit of sparkle. …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Satin Lipstick - Myth

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fromamwong

Dec/30/2009

I bought this because I wanted a nude lipcolour when doing the whole smoky eye thing and the saleslady recommended Myth.


Unfortunately, this seriously does NOT work for my skin tone. It's an ashy pale beige that makes me look like a corpse, instead of freshly nude. The ashy is sort of magnified by the fact that it somehow makes your lips look dry, even though mine …
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