Product Reviews by arissamay

Liquid - Bobbi Brown - Skin Foundation SPF 15

5.0
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Nov/20/2012

Being extremely pale, I don't have a lot of choice when it comes to foundation. I would normally just use tinted moisturizer instead with a separate concealer. Until now!

Now I wear this over a primer. With the primer I hardly need to use any at all to get a really even skin tone, which makes the price more bearable.

I have an oily T-zone, so other foundations …
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Polishes - OPI - Silver Shatter

2.0
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Jun/02/2011

This polish takes more skill and more time for experimenting than I have! I had thought that this polish would be similar to the black shatter in terms of formula and application, etc., and it was the total opposite. Black shatter was easy to apply, had a lot of room for error, and didn't overpower the color underneath. Silver shatter was very thick, difficult to apply, had a very small …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Unlisted Brand - Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream

2.0
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May/11/2011

I don't know which was created first, Yu Be or Carmex, but they smell and feel almost exactly the same. The difference is that I would never put Carmex all over my hands. I have never been a fan of Carmex's extremely strong smell, so when I started using a sample of this cream inside of a car and the strong smell of menthol and some sort of chemical/herbal smell began wafting in the …Read more

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Treatments - Essie - All in One 3-Way Glaze Base + Top Coat + Strengthener

5.0
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May/09/2011

This glaze is a must have for me - I use it as a base and top coat all of the time. I had never had polish stay on my nails for over a week with no chipping before I started using it. It takes a bit longer to dry than other top coats, but if you can give it that time to set effectively (20 minutes or so without a fan/UV) you should be able to type with reckless abandon.

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Primer/ Corrector - benefit Cosmetics - Dr Feelgood

1.0
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May/09/2011

I absolutely hate this primer. It didn't make me feel good, it made me feel ripped off. The sponge that comes in the container is useless, removes too much product during use and then fails to actually apply the product effectively, so a lot of the product crumbles off of the sponge during application and is lost. I basically had to apply this product with my fingers and even then it did …Read more

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Eye Primer - benefit Cosmetics - Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow Primer

4.0
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May/09/2011

This eye primer would be fantastic for someone who tends to have oily eyelids or for people who live in very humid areas during the summers. Right now it dries out my eyelids, so I wouldn't personally use it except during the summers when something like UDPP would get melty, but it's definitely an excellent product for those specific purposes.

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Lipstick - benefit Cosmetics - Silky-Finish Lipstick in Make Nice

4.0
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May/04/2011

A nice neutral lipstick with a gloss feel on the lips. It doesn't dry out the lips, but it does manage to somehow evaporate fairly quickly. That has never really bothered me, though, because the neutral color makes it really easy to throw on throughout the day without a mirror. I haven't experienced the glitter remnants, probably because the glitter is very tiny- sort of like a …Read more

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Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Belle De Jour

5.0
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May/02/2011

I have been looking high and low for a nude lipstick - (I'm NC15, if not paler!) - I love doing smokey eyes, and this lipstick is perfect for toning down my natural lip color to bring more attention to my eyes. It's also a little peachy, so it doesn't make my lips look dull or unpigmented. It's not drying at all and doesn't rub off super easily on glasses or straws …Read more

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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - The Multiple in Maui

2.0
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May/02/2011

I'm pretty disappointed in this multiple - it's creamy but it doesn't absorb quickly, leaving my skin tacky, especially when used on the eyelids. It's buildable, but requires several reapplications to get a normal amount of color - this really surprised me because I had thought that my paleness would mean that I wouldn't require as much product to get a color payoff. It …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Sephora Collection - Colorful Mono Eyeshadow - Aspen Summit (23)

5.0
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May/02/2011

This shadow is the first Sephora brand product that I have been impressed with. I swatched it next to my MAC Crystal Avalanche, and it actually provided more pigmented coverage. I'm not sure how large the regular sized version is for the $12 price tag - I received a mini of the shade in a swap that is about the size of a regular MAC pro pan, so I imagine you get more for your $ with the …Read more

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