Product Reviews by bandabug

Concealers - Tarte Cosmetics - Shape Tape Contour Concealer

4.0
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2 months ago

Just echoing what others have said: outstanding product, terrible packaging! This concealer packs a punch - you only need a tiny bit because it covers so well. For dark circles or blemishes, it's better than most concealers out there. I'm not a concealer snob...I'll try anything to avoid looking like a Walking Dead extra. I'm not a sucker for fancy packaging or names - it just …Read more

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Fragrances - TOCCA - Giulietta

5.0
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Jan/01/2018

My new love! I used a tester of this fragrance in a Sephora store and went back to buy it the next day after I could not stop sniffing my wrist! I bought the rollerball version and it just smells so perfect on me. Staying power is easily 6 hrs. before I would re-apply. I get more of the fresh apple/lily floral notes when I first apply it, then it dries down to the wonderful cedar/sandlewood/musk …Read more

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Shampoo - OGX - Thick & Full Biotin & Collagen Shampoo

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Dec/07/2017

Well, bummer. I was really hoping this shampoo would work for me but, alas, no. I agree with another reviewer that said the only thing it's got going for it is the smell. Washing your hair with it is a very pleasant sensory experience...the formula feels really good on your hair & hands and it has a warm, sugary smell. However, that's where anything positive ends for me. It leaves …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Telescopic Mascara

4.0
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Oct/03/2017

What a pleasant surprise! I didn't have high hopes, but this mascara turned out to be a winner for me. It gives me great length and good volume with no flaking, smearing or irritation. I had no trouble removing it with coconut oil. It makes my eyes look so pretty! I can't understand the reviews that say this product is only for a natural look because I think it's plenty dramatic …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Lipstick- Mauvy Night

5.0
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Mar/28/2017

This color is simply lovely! I have a terrible time finding lipstick that doesn't look too dramatic or clownish on me due to my light coloring & thin lips (which is why I typically stick to glosses). My seasonal coloring straddles the line between light spring & light summer. I've tried shades that lean warmer since I have quite a bit of yellow in my skin, but I just don't …Read more

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Mascara - CLINIQUE - Lash Power Mascara

5.0
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Feb/17/2017

I bought this based on all the reviews that said it does not smear and I'm so glad I did! Does this mascara do it all? No. But what it does do, it does extremely well! It has a brush similar to Lancome Defincils and behaves similarly -- gives great clump-free length & definition. If you want a very dramatic look with lots of volume, you should probably look elsewhere. But if you've …Read more

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Lipstick - Laura Mercier - Lip Colour- Bare Lips

5.0
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Apr/28/2016

It took me awhile to appreciate this lipstick, but now I won't be without it. I read all kinds of glowing reviews before purchasing and it sounded just perfect for me. I have trouble finding lipsticks that don't overwhelm my face. I have very pale, thin lips, so anything too dark is a no-no. Glosses are great, but sometimes you want a different look. I took the plunge and purchased …Read more

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Eyeliner - Laura Mercier - Tightline Cake Eye Liner in Bleu Marine

5.0
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Mar/25/2016

Beautiful effect with this product. It allows me to easily darken the base of my lashes and the dark navy color makes my blue eyes pop! I'm not the best with upper lid eyeliner application, but tightlining with the LM eyeliner brush is a breeze. I love how I don't have to wiggle a bunch of mascara into the base of my lashes when I use this because, when I do, I ALWAYS end up with …Read more

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Concealers - Maybelline New York - Superstay Better Skin Concealer + Corrector

4.0
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Mar/25/2016

I'm surprisingly impressed by this drugstore find! It's not quite as opaque as my NARS creamy concealer, but it's an excellent alternative to keep in reserve when I don't really need heavy duty coverage (and a fabulous way to save $$ by reserving the pricier stuff for other days!). The consistency is great -- not too thin or thick. It applies easily and blends smoothly without …Read more

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Styling Products - Redken - Velvet Gelatine 07

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Feb/19/2016

Oh, how I hate to be the one break up a product lovefest. But I gotta do it. I purchased Redken Velvet Gelatine at Ulta after reading all the glowing reviews because it sounded custom made for my hair (fine hair that needs more body, shine, swing, etc.). I have two major complaints:

1) It makes my hair TOO soft...as in no volume whatsoever. I thought it would perform better than a …
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