Product Reviews by brunettebordeaux

Liquid - Maybelline New York - Fit Me Dewy/Hydrate/Luminous and Smooth Foundation (formerly Fit Me)

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Jan/02/2015

A surprisingly affordable miracle in a bottle! I have tried foundations from brands such as MAC and Chanel, and the latter even broke me out. I used to have severe eczema back when the Fit Me foundation line came out, and it NEVER broke me out. My skin has improved, and it looks so smooth and satiny with this foundation. I have received compliments and you wouldn't tell that I have naturally …Read more

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Fragrances - Victoria's Secret - Passionate Kisses

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Dec/30/2014

I bought this at the semi-annual sale for only $5. I always wanted a "Cherry Vanilla" scent since I love the scent in ice creams and even as "Cherry Blossom" in Bath and Body Works.

Once i spritzed it on (there was NO tester inside the store), I began to have buyer's remorse. I smelled like rancid, cheap, fruity candy and, as others have said on here, Dr …
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Lip Gloss - Buxom - Full-On Lip Cream - Lavender Cosmo

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Dec/27/2014

I wish I discovered Buxom lip creams earlier.
Goodbye NYX butter glosses (for now- still love you, though) and permanently, goodbye Chantecaille. I don't even use MAC lipglasses anymore, although their vanilla tastes and pigmented shades serve a purpose.

Buxom lipglosses literally transform my face. My sometimes-dry lips look wet and plumped and help my skin appear flawless …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Pet Me Please

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Dec/23/2014

I bought this on a whim, thinking it was a beautiful light pink inside the store; once I tried it on my NC35 skin, I thought it looked tacky, too 80s, and unflattering. I had jet black hair and it also made me look sallow.

Cut to months later in which I re-found it in my stash. My dark hair is dyed a reddish brown. My skin tone is still an NC35. With smoky eyes, this lipstick is …
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Styling Products - L'Oreal Paris - Sleek It Strand Smoother Serum-Spray

4.0
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Nov/25/2014

I have a different experience with the spray. I bought it on clearance at Walgreens- which may not surprise some at all. But let me admit, I have naturally coarse, very thick, long hair that I haven't washed in a day, and spraying this stuff on gave it body, sleekness, and kept my top part full of volume. Yes, it smells very strong- like fake flowers, fake bubblegum, and a hint of coconut …Read more

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Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Matte Lipstick (All Shades)

5.0
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Oct/16/2014

Holy grail lipsticks, no joke! I wish I had realized they carried these at my local Ulta. I now regret buying my Gucci and Chanel lipsticks. I currently have "Butter", which is a unique grayish-nude that would remind anyone of Angelina Jolie in 1999 if you're feeling experimental. Right now I am lemming "Audrey", which is a lush, cool-toned feminine pink, and …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Moon Over Mumbai

5.0
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Oct/12/2014

Surprisingly flattering color that looks dull and common in a bottle. Bought this as an impulse buy at TJMaxx, only to hide it away. Six months later,when looking for a pale color, I found this bottle and put it on. Wow! 1-2 coats looks really streaky, but 4 coats gives it this opaque, super-shiny, gel-like finish that looked very professional and polish. Lasted on me a full week without a base …Read more

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Eyeliner - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Push-Up Eyeliner

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Oct/04/2014

Not the easiest eyeliner to apply (I was told, "Be patient") but after finishing quite a few 24/7 Urban Decay eye pencils, I have to admit that this is the only one that has given me perfectly winged, even enlarged-looking cat-eyes. For someone who is also very sensitive towards eye makeup products (my eyes were not itchy after) who and does not necessarily have a good hand in applying …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Can You Tapas This?

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Oct/03/2014

Such a shame this isn't a part of OPI's current collection; I think it was discontinued. I have owned over 50 nail polishes and even had at least bottles of Chanel's original Rouge Noir (made in France, not even its counterpart of VAMP), and even THIS OPI color was sexier than the rest. -Sigh- I made the biggest oxblood nail polish mistake by accidentally leaving this one in the …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Lipstick - Kinda Sexy

4.0
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Sep/27/2014

Holy grail, peachy nude that isn't too light and immediately enhances the face. It DOES give that Angelina Jolie look to some women I have seen wear it. It is the perfect color, especially for my NC30 skin. I first bought it in 2004 and in 2014 I am still lemming it.

The only downside it is EXTREMELY drying, even with chapstick. It has had the same effect on my friend, who …
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