Product Reviews by betriix

Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Extra Creamy Round Lipstick - Orange Soda

5.0
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1 month ago

The only pale nude lipstick I've found that is warm enough for my complexion. I have medium/light (NC30) golden skin with peach undertones. Every pale nude I've tried looks either too pink or grayish. This one does not look orange on me at all, but just gives a subtle tint of peachy warmth while still being very pale and opaque. One tip on application: Do not apply this (or any other …Read more

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Hair Color - Ion - Color Brilliance Demi-Permanent Hair Color

1.0
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Mar/07/2014

This didn't work at all for me. I have naturally dark brown hair. Recently I bleached it a couple of times, and the last time it ended up bright orange/yellow. A little unevenly bleached, but overall very, very light. I thought this should be light enough to tone to a dark blonde (any tone but red). I purchased the Ion Demi in both 9 Ash and 7 Ash (There's no ash version in 8). I …Read more

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Lip Liners - NYX Professional Makeup - Slim Lip Pencil - Sweet Bean 842

5.0
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Oct/06/2013

Well I finally found my HG nude lip liner, but it's discontinued. I'm buying 3 more of them on ebay and hope I find something comparable before I run out. I'm a painter and a commercial retoucher and have worked as a professional makeup artist. I've always felt that the best nude liner tends to be cooler and grayer than you'd expect. It should match the shade color of …Read more

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Lipstick - CHANEL - Rouge Coco Shine - Canotier

5.0
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Feb/18/2013

Very beautiful color that manages to be warm and cool at the same time. It has a warm beigey base but with an icy shimmer that is quite noticeable and yet subtle at the same time.I recommend using a little bit of natural lip liner with it. This color is very multi-dimensional and actually looks vaguely pink against my yellow NC25/30 skin, and yet the warm aspects of it make it look great on me …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Everyday Minerals - New Flat Top Brush

2.0
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Feb/12/2013

This is a nicely made brush, but (as all flat-tops probably) very harsh if you have sensitive skin. The flat head of the brush makes all the little hair tips jab your skin. You may not notice it if you don't have sensitive skin. After a couple days of using it, my skin became red and inflamed. Some people like this shape, but unless you have very tough skin or just don't care, I would …Read more

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Powder - Meow Cosmetics - Flawless Feline Mineral Foundation

5.0
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Jan/05/2013

Update: I just wanted to add something. If you are a true Mac NC or C, none of Meow's shades are going to come close. Most of Meow's yellow based shades are unnatural. Abyssinian, Manx, and Angora are ridiculously yellow, and Chartreuse is extremely peachy. Korat will work well for some, but it has a lot of olive, so if you're not olivey, you may be out of luck finding a truly …Read more

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Foundations - Meow Cosmetics - Pampered Puss Mineral Foundation

5.0
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Jan/05/2013

Update: I just wanted to add something. If you are a true Mac NC or C, none of Meow's shades are going to come close. Most of Meow's yellow based shades are unnatural. Abyssinian, Manx, and Angora are ridiculously yellow, and Chartreuse is extremely peachy. Korat will work well for some, but it has a lot of olive, so if you're not olivey, you may be out of luck finding a truly …Read more

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Powder - Silk Naturals - Mineral Foundation

3.0
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Nov/29/2012

I loved the idea of mixing my own perfect shade, but after literally months of trying to get it right, I finally threw in the towel. To be fair, I have a lot of redness from rosacea, as well as some hyper-pigmentation, and even if my skin were perfect, it still is not one flat shade by any means. However, there are two issues I had with the Silk Naturals system that made it unworkable for me …Read more

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Powder - Everyday Minerals - Semi-Matte Foundation

4.0
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Sep/18/2012

[I also posted this review under the matte formula, because I use these two formulas interchangeably and don't notice much difference, if any.]

I'm not sure if this is the best mineral foundation out there, but so far it's the only line I've tried that has a good match for me. The shade is called Light. It's a creamy light yellow shade with a little peach …
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Powder - Everyday Minerals - Matte Foundation

3.0
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Sep/18/2012

I'm not sure if this is the best mineral foundation out there, but so far it's the only line I've tried that has a good match for me. The shade is called Light. It's a creamy light yellow shade with a little peach. There is no discernible olive whatsoever, and very little beige. (Yes, I've tried Meow's Manx and Chartreux, but they were either too yellow or too …Read more

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