Product Reviews by arianell

Palettes - BH Cosmetics - Desert Oasis Palette

5.0
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Aug/31/2018

This palette is blowing me away. It's full of stunning, shimmery warm-toned eyeshadows with amazing color payoff (the vibe of the colors is more "beachy" than "desert", in my opinion) anchored with some classic neutral matte shades, and it contains some super-blingy highlighter shades as well. I love that the matte staple colors come in extra-large pans so you don't …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Mizon - Snail Repair Intensive Ampoule

5.0
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Aug/31/2018

I swear by this stuff. I've been using it religiously for over two years and I've gotten so many compliments on my complexion since I started using it regularly. I've gotten many of my friends/family hooked on it, too (including my 83-year-old grandmother who is really picky about skincare). It doesn't irritate my sensitive skin, and it leaves my skin feeling moisturized …Read more

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Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Matte Lipstick - Whipped Caviar

4.0
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Aug/21/2018

This is a gorgeous, long-wearing lipstick, but the dusty mauve shade ends up looking a little grayish on my light, warm-toned skin. For skin with a yellow undertone, it just might not be the most flattering choice. It's also a little drying and tends to settle into the lines in my lips unless I apply lip balm underneath. You can't beat the value of NYX, though, and I do think the color …Read more

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Concealers - Maybelline New York - Master Conceal Camouflaging

3.0
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Aug/09/2016

I bought the Master Conceal Camouflaging concealer in Fair to use as an undereye brightening concealer, and overall I don't think it's a bad product, but there are definitely some pros and cons.

The shade Fair is EXTREMELY pale. Like, practically an ivory color. It's definitely the lightest-colored concealer I have ever found at the drugstore. For me, this is a plus …
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Brows - ColourPop - Precision Brow Colour

4.0
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Aug/09/2016

Super impressed with this brow pomade, especially for the price! I own the shade Dope Taupe which is a nice, universal, cool-toned brown. It's very pigmented and has a much softer texture than the Anastasia Dipbrow pomade, making it much easier to apply and blend out. The only areas where it doesn't compare favorably to Anastasia Dipbrow are hold and longevity: the Anastasia version is …Read more

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Bronzers - Physicians Formula - Murumuru Butter Bronzer

5.0
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Jun/19/2016

My absolute favorite bronzer of all time. It has a warm undertone but isn't too orange, and a bit of a satin finish that gives my face a very believable glow. It has a rich, silky texture and blends absolutely beautifully. I even use it as a crease/transition eyeshadow from time to time, and it performs very well for that purpose too. And, of course, the pina colada scent is fun and novel …Read more

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Palettes - Tarte Cosmetics - TARTElette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadows

3.0
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Apr/29/2016

I'm so torn about this palette. I think it's beautiful and sleek, and contains just about every shade I would need to do a matte eye look with neutral shades, from the most natural to the over-the-top dramatic.

For the most part, the quality of the shadows is really good, and I mostly only have one complaint (it's a big one though!): the darker shades in the palette are …
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Brows - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Brow Definer

3.0
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Mar/29/2016

Overall I like the ABH Brow Definer, and I'll definitely use up the one I purchased, but I can't say that I'm 100% sold on it. I guess I just don't see where it has any advantages over ABH's most popular/iconic brow products like the Brow Wiz and the Dipbrow Pomade.

In terms of texture and shade range, it is very similar to the Brow Wiz.. in other words …
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Eyeliner - COVERGIRL - Intensify Me

3.0
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Mar/07/2016

This eyeliner performs really well... it wears all day with no signs of fading, and it's super, SUPER black and opaque. I also like the concept of the "thick-or-thin" applicator tip.

However, I won't be purchasing it again because it is a literal pain to apply! The tip is very stiff and does not glide smoothly across the lash line... it drags and feels very …
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Cleansers - Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

4.0
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Feb/04/2016

I like this SO much better than the Sephora cleansing water and the one from Boots No. 7 (both of which are nice in theory but don't do much to remove makeup), and I feel like it's comparable to Bioderma. I have the formula with the blue cap that is designed to remove waterproof eye makeup (it actually kinda reminds me of that Neutrogena eye makeup remover in the purple bottle, where …Read more

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