Product Reviews by brightsonrisa

Lip Treatments - KORRES Natural Products - Lip Butter - Jasmine

5.0
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Feb/16/2014

I love these Korres lip balms, particularly the one in Jasmine, and I frequently use it alone or under my matte lipsticks to make them more comfortable. It provides a very sheer wash of color and a decent amount of moisture that isn't really better or worse than other comparable products. But the scent is the real kicker -- it smells like cotton candy! My only issue is that the pot feels …Read more

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Gels/ Soaps - LUSH - Rub rub rub showergel

3.0
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Feb/16/2014

Pros: Gentle enough to help tame the sensitive, ashy skin on my legs/arms/elbows. Does a decent job of exfoliating and moisturizing, and the scent is lovely and fresh. Great to use before shaving (but make sure to rinse off first, or all that salt is going to hurt your shins!)

Cons: Gloopy. SO GLOOPY. So much is wasted by slipping through my fingers in the shower, and I wish would …
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Moisturizers - La Roche-Posay - Effaclar Active Matt moisturizer

3.0
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May/18/2013

This is a nice moisturizer, but I didn't find anything particularly special about it. I was really hoping that the mattifying properties would be a lot stronger than they are. The formula itself smells lightly of roses, which I really like, but it doesn't leave my skin any less oily or shiny. However, it <i>does</i> leave a nice, silky smooth base for the rest of my makeup …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Tarte Cosmetics - Clean Slate Poreless 12 hr Perfecting Primer

4.0
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Aug/08/2012

I purchased a mini of this Tarte product because I hadn't tried poreless primers before and was wary of dropping so much money for such a small tube. While I don't wear any foundation or powder because of my even skin tone, I do have a problem with some large pores around my t-zone and wanted something to specifically target that area. Lucky for me, this primer turned out to be just the …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Kate Somerville - Exfolikate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

3.0
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Jul/30/2012

The grit in Exfolikate is so fine that you hardly feel it as you massage the product into your skin, but don't let that fool you -- this product does the job it promises to! It left my face feeling smooth and polished without scrubbing me to death, the way many exfoliators do.

Drawbacks: the odd odd green color and the overwhelming smell. It's like a cross between chai tea …
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Lip Treatments - Fresh - Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

4.0
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Jul/29/2012

The taste of this product is wonderful, as is the fact that it is thick, moisturizing, and makes my lips look great. However, you have to be careful with it, because it melts under even the slightest heat! I had it in my purse while shopping in the mall one afternoon and I was so disappointed with the gooey mess it turned into.

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Crème - benefit Cosmetics - Some Kind-A Gorgeous

2.0
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Jul/29/2012

PROS: You can get even, full coverage from just a small amount of the product. A little goes a long way with this one! Additionally, the unique formula goes from a cream to a silky powder in no time at all.


CONS: It made my face look greasy, oily, shiny -- whatever you want to call it, that's what this product did to me. There was a strange smell to it as well, and it …
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Palettes - Urban Decay - NAKED2 Eyeshadow Palette

4.0
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Jul/29/2012

The Naked 2 palette contains the perfect range of neutral shades for my skin tone, and that's why I love it! Who knew that you could create such an endless variety of looks with just twelve tiny tins of color? My only complaint is the staying power; while each shadow is highly pigmented, I find that it doesn't last on my eyelids if I forget to use a primer first. For the price …Read more

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Lips - theBalm Cosmetics - Stainiac in Prom Queen

4.0
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Jul/12/2012

I love this stain! I received a sample size of it in my Birchbox and wasn't sure what to think, since it looked really magenta inside the tube and I'm usually more of a chapstick girl... but Stainiac won me over. It's not nearly as pigmented on the skin -- more of a rosy pink, I'd say -- and the formula blends in fairly well on the lips, tinting them just the right amount. I …Read more

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Polishes - ZOYA - Kennedy

4.0
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Jul/12/2012

Kennedy is my ideal nude polish! The formula is a perfect creme with full coverage in just one coat (something that I find is true for the whole Feel collection), but I did two for good measure. Combine that with the chic dusty pink color and Zoya has another hit!

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