Product Reviews by brasscupcakes

Powder - Maybelline New York - Mineral Power Powder Foundation

2.0
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Aug/14/2017

I purchased this because of lots of good reviews on Amazon from people who were paying two and three times the base retail price because Maybelline supposedly didn't sell it anymore.
Many claimed to be former uses of Bare Minerals, which I like, along with the much cheaper Everyday Minerals, which you have to buy online.
In fact, it is available now, marketed as an 'Only at …
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Liquid - Maybelline New York - Fit Me Dewy/Hydrate/Luminous and Smooth Foundation (formerly Fit Me)

5.0
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Apr/14/2012

Wow -- I just read a bunch of reviews of this product and I'm shocked! I thought it would be straight 5's in my age category.
Holy Grail doesn't do this stuff justice. It doesn't last a ton of hours but what natural looking foundation does? I mean Colorstay, really, at our age? Stand under a fluorescent light, have a friend take your picture, then talk to me. Yeah …
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Lash Treatments - Unlisted Brand - Latisse Lash Growth Drops

4.0
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Apr/14/2012

I love Latisse/Lumigan. But I'm chiefly writing this review to address the problems some of you are having with it -- falling eyelashes, high expense, developed resistance -- along with possible solutions.
1) Falling lashes -- Google and you'll find it's not uncommon once they start thickening noticeably. But then it often stops, as it did in my case. They shouldn't be …
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Hair Treatments - Wella - In-Depth Reconstructor [DISCONTINUED]

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Oct/17/2010

This product is so astoundingly underrated. It truly works wonders after processing. I have jet black (with gray) hair that is extremely bleach resistant. After hours of processing with 40 volume plus QuickBlue (strongest bleaching powder), then washout & blow dry, followed by more 40 volume & quick blue then washout & blow dry followed by Shades EQ to tone, this makes my hair feel …Read more

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Self Tanners - Banana Boat - Summer Color Self-Tanning Mist

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Aug/23/2009

Well, it didn't turn me orange -- or any other color.

Guess I should have realized the DHA level would be low, as the can states its for all skin colors.

I'm olive skinned, but still pretty fair in certain areas and though I tested it there, too, nada.

I only bought this because I haven't been able to find Sally Hansen Airbrush Sun and I'd …
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Hair Color - Redken - Shades EQ Gloss Demi-Permanent Color

5.0
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Aug/23/2009

Platinum Ice rules as a toner, if you're bleached blond like me. Just watch it carefully, or you'll end up with purple hair, as happened to me on one occasion.

Now I mix it with at least 50 percent clear -- which I had to buy it by the liter on eBay, unfortunately. On the plus side, it costs about 40 percent less per application this way.

Great color, and the …
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Misc Beauty Tools - REVLON - Eyelash curler

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Aug/23/2009

I bought the so called cushioned version for a buck more, but it looked identical to the regular one and let me tell you, this was the worst of the worst!

Whose eyes they measured for this thing, I haven't a clue, but the shape! My eyes are oversized and this thing is so big it's extremely difficult to grab the lashes close enough to the root to properly curl them …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Lash Stiletto Waterproof Mascara

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Aug/23/2009

I love the regular Lash Stiletto (my HG -- no flakes, no smearing, and you can build on it, once you perfected your technique) but the waterproof is just way too dry and doesn't apply smoothly at all. I may try adding some sterile eye-drops to it and shaking it up to see if that helps -- or if there's a BOGO, and I can combine with the non-waterproof, I may try a fresh tube, I like the …Read more

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Hair Color - Ion - Color Brilliance

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Jul/31/2009

I love Ion Color Brilliance -- best permanent color out there, but only if they have a shade that matches / complements what you are looking for. I find the selection rather limited, and a tad conservative as well.

Right now, my hair is bleached white, so I used lightest cool blonde in the liquid version with ten volume ion developer (actually, forty, mixed with three parts water and …
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Liquid - Maybelline New York - Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming Makeup

3.0
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Jul/21/2009

If you get lucky and find a shade that matches yours, it's terrific. Coverage is very good, quite long-wearing and much more natural-looking than Revlon Colorstay. This would be an especially great non-mineral foundation for older skin if they had a half-decent color selection.

(digression -- my mainstay, perfect match foundation is Everyday Minerals Buttered Tan -- it does …
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