Product Reviews by cathekim

Brows - shu uemura - Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil - Oak Brown

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Jan/11/2013

Holy cow. After seeing all the chatter about it on the makeup board, I finally tried it, thinking, how great can it be? I mean, it's a brow pencil, right? No, it's definitely unique. It's unlike any brow powder or pencil I've ever tried. At first, you think nothing is happening, like no pigment is going on your brows. Until you step back from the mirror to realize your …Read more

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Brows - CLINIQUE - Brow Shaper

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Apr/30/2012

What I love about the Clinique brow shaper is that it's not super pigmented. All the blogs and boards talk about using an eye shadow powder for brows, but with that method, I think you need some skill. If you are not particularly skilled or a bit heavy handed, this is a good product because it's hard to end up with heavy brows. I apply with my Shu Uemura 6ob brush and the results are …Read more

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Lip Treatments - La Mer - The Lip Balm

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Apr/06/2012

This lip balm worked well for a bit, but over time, began to actually dry out my lips. It "tingles" because it has menthol in it. Although it's a good gimmick, over time, I think the menthol causes irritation. Also, it is not super moisturizing. For the price, you'd expect better, but I was disappointed with it.

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Makeup Brushes - Unlisted Brand - Loew-Cornell Maxine's Mop 3/8 inch brush

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Mar/15/2012

As close to the MAC 239 dupe as you will ever get. I did not find it scratchy at all. Thanks to the below poster, I also got mine from brushesandmore.com... for less than $3!!! Considering the savings, I can't really complain about the quality and so far, I feel no difference from the MAC (same goat hair) and it performs just as well.

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Makeup Brushes - Unlisted Brand - Loew-Cornell AMM brush

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Mar/15/2012

This brush is so awesome, I cannot praise it enough. It's very soft and really good for blending. It's not an exact dupe of MAC 217 since MAC 217 is fluffier and made of goat hair. (The Loew Cornell is made of "camel" hair, and it's not as fluffy) ("Camel" hair, by the way, is a generic term in paint brushes - the hair can be made from goat, pony, sheep or …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - shu uemura - #10 Handy Nylon Brush

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Dec/16/2011

I bought this one for applying concealer. Amazing! The first concealer brush I ever bought where I did not have to "finish" with patting or blending with fingers. (For reference, I like stick concealers and/or cream concealers - I have not tested this brush with a liquid concealer). Enough strokes and the brush does all the blending for you. Excellent quality.

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Makeup Brushes - Bobbi Brown - Ultra Fine Eye liner brush

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Dec/04/2011

I scored this brush on a swap, and I am surprised by how much I like it. It draws a good, clean line with my Bobbi Brown gel liners. However, in my experience, this liner brush does not produce a super thin line. Maybe it's my technique too. But I actually go to this brush when I want my eyeliner to be a bit noticeable and medium-thick. My go to for a really thin line close to the …Read more

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Concealers - Bobbi Brown - Corrector

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Nov/20/2011

OK, am changing my prior review... I initially did not like this corrector. As you might know, these correctors either come in a pink undertone or peach undertone. My BB shade is Warm Ivory, so I was recommended a pink undertone one, which I got. The pink undertoned corrector did not "neutralize" my dark circles - in fact, all it did was actually accentuate the purplish undereye …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Unlisted Brand - Cosmetic Skin Solutions C E Ferulic

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Nov/10/2011

This is simply an awesome product. I've used the Skinceuticals CE Ferulic many times, ordered from different sources... and it's always oxidized! Whether it's light yellow or deep yellow in color or whether it smells slightly of hotdogs or strongly, I have never found a fresh Skinceuticals CE Ferulic from any where... and that's after spending close to $140! I love the CSS …Read more

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Skincare - Face - SHISEIDO - Facial Cotton

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Nov/09/2011

I use to use these religiously. I really do think these are way better than the drug store brand. However, I discovered very similar cotton pads from my local Japanese dollar store. For $1.50 I get just the same amount of cotton pads. Are the $1.50 ones just as good as Shiseido's? No. But it comes pretty darn close. If you don't have one of these Japanese stores that stock items …Read more

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