Product Reviews by auraborialis

Stick - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Fix Soft Matte Foundation Stick

3.0
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11 days ago

For reference I'm between nc20 and nc25. I got the nc25 in this and it's oddly darker than the powder version of this foundation.

You need to spray with toner or fix plus before applying, otherwise it will drag. But once it warms up on the skin it's a little easier to blend. The MA who sold it to me said it was made to be blended with fingers. I found the results were …
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Moisturizers - Kiehl's - Super Multi-Corrective Cream

4.0
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11 days ago

I really like the way this feels on my skin. It's easy to smooth on and melts into skin and can be used in layers, which is great when prepping skin in cold weather for makeup. I do not like the jar, however, and wish it would come in a squeeze tube or something that doesn't involve potential contamination. I was also disappointed to see propylene glycol listed as the 8th ingredient in …Read more

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Powder - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation

4.0
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Sep/10/2018

I hate that I love this foundation. I have NC20 (what I am most of the time), NC25, NC35, and I think C2 depending on what time of year I need to wear this. MAC went back to testing on animals to break into the Chinese market (their laws require it) so after my MAC products run out I'm not buying more. It's for this reason I'm giving this product a 4/5.

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Powder - Charlotte Tilbury - Charlotte's Genius Magic Powder

5.0
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Sep/10/2018

I am in love with this powder. It is a loose powder that is somehow simultaneously dewy and mattifying! It also blurs very, very well for a powder. Like if you put a primer on after your foundation! I've been using this on top of liquid foundation and concealers without any issues, as well as using it as a finishing powder on top of my MAC Studio Fix foundation powder to add healthy glow …Read more

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Pressed Powders - Charlotte Tilbury - Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder

5.0
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Sep/10/2018

This is a luxurious powder I didn't know I needed. It is smoothing and mattifying, and sets foundation and concealer like a dream. It is so finely milled so I use sparingly under my eyes and layer in my T-zone, where it controls oil pretty well.

The shade range is quite narrow, but since this powder is not designed to provide coverage it isn't a problem for me (I'm an …
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Concealers - Charlotte Tilbury - Magic Away Liquid Concealer

5.0
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Sep/03/2018

I am about an NC20, fair and yellow, and I got this concealer in Fair 3.

It is exactly as promised - Spanx for the under eye! It brightens, tightens, has full coverage, and lasts through the work day. It is also water resistant (I can attest to this in 100 degree weather with 80% humidity), doesn't attract color from my lower lashes, and doesn't cake. I lightly set with the …
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Fragrances - Le Labo - The Noir 29 Eau de Parfum

5.0
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Sep/03/2018

I have to agree with the reviewer below in that this is not a decidedly feminine or masculine scent. It is androgenous, modern, sophisticated, and lovely for those with discerning tastes. It is warm without being spicy, and woodsy without smelling like a conifer. I don't know how they do it but it's brilliant.

My body chemistry tends not to project the lighter notes in …
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Fragrances - TOM FORD - Black Orchid Eau de Parfum

5.0
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Sep/02/2018

This is definitely a strong perfume! I save it for date nights with my fiancé because it's much too strong to wear to work. After it dries down a bit, it's actually well-balanced between spice, woods, musk, and a bit of powder. I like spraying just a tiny bit on my wrist and then rubbing onto pulse points, and then start doing makeup/hair so it has a chance to fade. Overall I really …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - MAISON MARGIELA REPLICA Jazz Club

5.0
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Sep/02/2018

This scent is warm, slightly masculine, and undeniably different. It reminds me of a library in an estate house built entirely of wood where you can smell the pipe smoke and pages of old books, mixed with some fire smoke. There are spices and other brighter elements that balance it out. This is a wonderful fall/winter fragrance, or can even be work during the summer as a statement (I do).

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Brows - Kat Von D - 24-Hour Super Brow Long-Wear Pomade

5.0
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Sep/02/2018

YES. YES. YES.

I will start by saying this is the first ever brow pomade I've bought. Being that I am fair (NC20), have yellow undertones in my skin but cooler tones in my hair, finding a shade of brow anything that also stayed in place while not enhancing my RBF was quite a challenge. Anastasia's Brow Wiz in Soft Brown came close to being holy grail, but I found that as my …
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