Product Reviews by angellbing

Sunscreen - Neutrogena - Clear Face Liquid Lotion Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 55

5.0
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Jul/11/2012

This has been my staple sunscreen for the face this summer. I've tried several sunscreens and have not found one that doesn't cause my oily skin to become even more so, break me out, or leave a very white cast to my naturally dark skin. This one works. I feel like I could easily wear this under makeup, although I haven't tried it. (I probably should be wearing it daily under my …Read more

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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Blush - Dainty

4.0
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May/13/2012

I've been using this pretty much every day for a few months now. It's a lovely medium pink color that would probably work for a variety of skintones--not too cool, not too warm. However, as with other mineralized blushes from MAC, it lacks pigmentation. (That may be a plus if you're fair skinned.) I've been trying to use this up and move on, but there seems to be a …Read more

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Eyes - NYX Professional Makeup - Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencils- All

3.0
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May/13/2012

I wished these didn't crease so badly on me, because they make great bases for shadows. However, even over a primer and topped with a powder shadow, these are horrible on my lids. Granted, I do have oily skin, but typically, Urban Decay Primer Potion prevents creasing until the very end of my work day, even if I also use a MAC Paint Pot, Benefit cream shadow, and a few other cream bases …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Volum' Express The Falsies Flared Mascara

4.0
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May/13/2012

I tried this alongside the original Falsies formula. Both gave me decent lashes with one coat, but since my lashes are somewhat long and full to begin with, I wasn't amazed. Two coats can lead to a bit of clumping and stiffness. This formula is more volumizing than the original, so I will say that it at least looks a bit softer with multiple coats, even if it doesn't feel softer …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara

4.0
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May/13/2012

My mom loves this stuff, but for me, it's just okay. My lashes are fairly long and full as-is, so one coat gave me "my lashes but better." Two coats got a little clumpy and stiff, although they did look fuller and longer (although I wouldn't go so far as to say they looked anywhere near false lashes). This was probably just the brush I had, but a few of the bristles were …Read more

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Pressed Powders - MAC Cosmetics - Prep + Prime Transparent Finishing Pressed Powder

5.0
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May/13/2012

The first time I ordered this, it came to me shattered in its shipping box. I've never had that happen with any MAC product before, not even with the more fragile mineralized products, so I'm hoping this was a fluke, as I'll probably repurchase more than a few times in the future. I love this for a finishing powder. It doesn't change the color of my foundation, doesn't …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Viva Glam Nicki

4.0
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May/13/2012

I wasn't going to purchase this, as super bright colors aren't my style. I never feel quite comfortable wearing them, even though I love them on others. However, I couldn't resist trying it with all of the brights on the market these days, and at least the money would go to a good cause if I ended up giving it away. It's a super bright pink, but far more wearable on my warmer …Read more

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Polishes - Nicole - It's Not Me, It's Blue

3.0
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May/10/2012

This polish looks really pretty in the bottle; more of a dusty periwinkle than really blue, as the name suggests. However, it's very, very sheer. I couldn't build this up enough to cover visible nail line. It does look nice over a couple of similar-toned purples I have, but since it's only really good as a layering polish, I wouldn't run out to buy a back up.

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Polishes - China Glaze - Agro

5.0
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Mar/24/2012

This was part of the Hunger Games collection from Spring 2012. Agro is a somewhat army/olive green with a sheen, but not obvious shimmer. It's a slightly thicker formula, but it applies well and I didn't have any problems with drying time or bubbling/chipping afterward. You could probably get away with one even coat. I've seen similar shades before, but I never picked one up, so …Read more

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Polishes - China Glaze - Luxe and Lush

5.0
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Mar/24/2012

This is one of the Hunger Games polishes from Spring 2012. Like most glitter polishes, the base is thicker and a bit sticky, but it didn't cause issues in application. It contains flakes of glitter, rather than uniform shapes. Alone, they're iridescent and seem to lean a bit silver/blue with a few flashes of gold/pink. Over Agro (an army green with sheen) and Smoke and Ashes (blue-black …Read more

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