Product Reviews by athenasius

Makeup Brushes - IT Cosmetics - Dual Airbrush Complexion Brush

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6 months ago

This is an amazing brush, and yes, it's well worth the horrible price. It's 58$ here in Canada at Sephora and I searched high and low to find a dupe for less. Finally I got a gift card, and bit the bullet and bought it. Now I wish I'd not bought so many cheaper brushes that are only OK, instead of this perfect one.

I've washed it three times now, and each time it is …
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BB Cream - IT Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

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7 months ago

I'm NW-15 in Mac terms, Estee Lauder I'm Cool Vanilla, Urban Decay I'm 0.5. In this stuff I'm FAIR. I tried the Fair Light and the Light, and both are very tan looking on me.

I have dry combo skin, allergies, rosacea, and several problems, plus I'm 63 and I use Retin A so right there I'm pretty sensitive to irritating products. It's got a few citrus …
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Bronzers - bareMinerals - Invisible Bronze Powder Bronzer

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7 months ago

I bought one of these in Fair Light for my daughter in law as a gift, and then another for me, because this bronzer is AMAZING! Ok I'm NW15 or so, quite pale, and my dil is similar. It isn't matte, which I normally buy, BUT here's the deal

This only has a glow to it. NO sparkles, no shimmery fallout, no glitter cheeks. But I'm 63, so NO WRINKLE SPOTLIGHT …
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Lip Gloss - Marc Jacobs - Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer

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7 months ago

CREAM AND SUGAR shade. Read on down for the dupe.

OK I got this in a small version with the same shade of lipstick (mini) and lip liner (mini). I tossed the liner when it broke the second time I used it. The lipstick mini is pretty but too pale and I'm an NW15 so ghost lips.

But the gloss is such perfection on top of ANY lipstick colour that I was going to buy it in the …
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Lipstick - Sephora Collection - #Lipstories - Oui

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10 months ago

The shade is very very close to Pillow Talk but less than a third the price. Pillow Talk is slightly cooler, with a little darker mauve undertone, but this is almost a dead on dupe, and in my opinion is a much nicer shade and formula.

I've bought this twice now, and will definitely buy again. I've never found a more moisturizing lipstick. This shade is called Oui, and …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Cremesheen Lipstick - Modesty

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10 months ago

I'm NW15 for reference. I also have dry lips. This is the most comfortable of all the Mac formulas, which are pretty good to start with. It's moisturizing. And it's a beautiful neutral nude pink. It's Velvet Teddy for pale skin tones. If I can't figure out what to wear, I can slap this on and get out the door.

I have one on my dressing table, and another in my …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Satin Lipstick - Faux

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10 months ago

I'm NW15 for reference and this is an absolutely lovely wearable pink shade. If you thought you love Modesty, but it's a bit too pale try Faux. If Velvet Teddy is just too brown and dark but you want that elusive neutral pink - try Faux. If Cosmo pulls too coral on you, try Faux.

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - Naked Lunch

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10 months ago

I'm NW15 and this is my favourite champagne shimmer. It doesn't pull orange like All That Glitters sometimes does. It has a pinky peachy beige undertone, but on the skin that just seems to turn into a sheer pale shimmering skin tone. And it doesn't emphasize the texture on my aging 62 year old eyelids.

I have it on my dressing table and it's one of the 6 singles I …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - Grain

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10 months ago

One of my most basic eye shadows. It says it's a Satin, and that's true, it's not a flat matte, but it's a great overall shade that reflects a bit of light, looking like several different shades when you blast it on over the whole lid.

The shade is a pale peachy rosy creamy colour. It's not going to go too light like Orb can, or too orange like All That …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eye Shadow - Brule

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10 months ago

This is the best pale skin tone to set eye primer, and use to erase any discolouration. I'm NW15 and this is perfect. For highlighting dark corners, Blanc Type or Vanilla will also work, but they are too light and bright for an overall shade to set the primer.

It's creamy, not chalky, and it's a satin, not a flat matte so it sits well on my aging eyelids. It's the …
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