Product Reviews by brandysmom

Eyeliner - Marc Jacobs - Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner - Blacquer

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17 days ago

If you can get a very fresh Highliner gel crayon and manage to keep it very tightly capped, I think it's a pretty good product. The problem is that the mini-size deluxe samples often found in Ipsy bags, Sephora rewards, etc,. are probably old stock and so they dry out very quickly. The silver cap, although pretty, is not tight enough to keep the product airtight. You're apt to run …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Bausch + Lomb - LUMIFY Eye Drops

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6 months ago

These eye drops work amazingly well to remove redness, and they definitely made my eyes look perky and refreshed almost immediately. My eyes looked almost eerily white after one drop of LUMIFY. Unfortunately, after several consecutive days of use and happily sharing my great whitening results with anyone who would listen, I experienced very, very dry uncomfortable eyes. My eyes actually hurt …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Lipstick - Rose Velvet

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11 months ago

I have been a huge fan of Revlon Lustrous Cream Lipsticks for ages, but for some reason, this particular lipstick never caught my attention. The color is sort of an adobe brownish pink shade on my NC15 skintone, At first I felt the shade was too brown, but the beauty of a lipstick like this is its versatility. I can use many different lip liners (I've tried red, true pink, pinky brown …Read more

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Eyes - Ardell - Accent Lashes, Black #301

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Nov/20/2018

I have smaller, hooded eyes, which made a custom fit necessary. In order to get a somewhat natural look, I carefully cut off three of the longer end sections, one at a time, going back and forth to measure and check the appearance. Then I clamped the tiny remaining strip with tweezers and brushed on Kiss Strip Eyelash Lash Clear Adhesive, letting it set for about 30 seconds before looking down …Read more

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Cleansers - Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

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Aug/25/2018

Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water with the pink cap is a staple item for me. I love this product just as much as BIODERMA Sensibio H2O which used to be my HG. Garnier does the job just as well for less than half the price. The only qualm I have it that it doesn't always remove all of my eye makeup (neither did BIODERMA) so I do keep a bottle of Clinique Take the Day Off handy for stubborn …Read more

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Concealers - Maybelline New York - Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles in Brightener

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Jun/29/2018

Sadly this product is much too peach and dark on my NC15 skintone. I have tried using it alone as well as under another lightweight (and lighter shade) concealer with only fair results. As much as this is raved about I am disappointed and will not repurchase. Maybelline Fit Me Concealer in Fair is a much better shade for very pale complexions.

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Polishes - REVLON - Super Top Speed Lily

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Jun/28/2018

I love this shade and wish it wasn't discontinued! My bottle finally got thick and goopy, and I am now searching for a replacement on ebay. I enjoy wearing this milky lilac shade all year, but it's especially chic and cooling in the summertime.

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Lip Treatments - Burt's Bees - Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter

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Jan/07/2018

This is a review of Burt's Bees Nourishing Lip Balm with Mango Butter. When I read on the package that this lip balm is "nourishing" and it also contains mango (seed) butter, I expected the product to be very emollient. Unfortunately, this is simply an average lip product that wears off quickly and doesn't really moisturize my lips. Pros are that it's inexpensive …Read more

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Eyeliner - Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil - Perversion

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Dec/27/2017

This eye liner started out badly because the black "lead" liner part was retracted into the stem of the pencil. Not wanting to bother returning it, I sharpened the pencil and watched a good amount go into the trash. Now the lead part kind of wobbles in the pencil, but it is usable if worked with very carefully. I worry about scratching my eye with the "wood" part, so I pick …Read more

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Cleansers - CLINIQUE - Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser

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Dec/22/2017

I use the teeniest, tiniest amount of this product on wet skin and then rinse it off very thoroughly during my morning shower. It reminds me quite a bit of Origins Checks and Balances cleanser. The back of the tube recommends a dime-sized amount of product, which is way too much and will probably be too drying. Try a small dot only. I don't see why anyone needs to follow this cleanser …Read more

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