Product Reviews by cjmar

Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Nov/07/2010

I've had a difficult time finding a facial moisturizer that doesn't: 1: Cause my skin to break out. 2: keep my skin moisturized all day 3: compatible with makeup and Retin-A 4: cause me to get oily. Fortunately, Moisture Surge has been the only product that has helped keep my acne at bay, keeps my skin moisturized (but not oily!), and works well with my makeup. Some have complained …Read more

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Hair Styling Tools - Unlisted Brand - Zoe 1" Professional Styling Iron

1.0
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fromcjmar

Oct/25/2010

I visited Ulta and asked a salesgirl to recommend a flat iron, naturally she showed me a CHI, which is way out of my price range so I asked her to recommend an affordable iron. She showed me the Zoe, I paid my $30, and I was on my merry way. Brought it home and the first thing I discovered is no adjustable temperature. The on/off switch is just a sliding switch, I'm not sure if this thing …Read more

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Palettes - Urban Decay - NAKED [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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fromcjmar

Sep/09/2010

I was lucky enough to snag this at a Las Vegas Sephora store last week. Currently this palette is hard to find. Urban Decay has a genius marketing department for withholding their stock and keeping up the high demand for this! As a wearer of mostly neutrals, this palette is perfect for me. Most shades can be worn in the office, a very great buy. Most shadows are slightly shimmery, there are …Read more

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Masks - Boscia - Luminizing Black Mask

5.0
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fromcjmar

Aug/24/2010

I received this as a free sample from Sephora. I slathered on the entire 0.25oz tube, I made sure it was applied thickly so you couldn't see your skin underneath. I had read from previous reviewers that it pulls your little hairs so I avoided my temples and upper lip (guilty of a few hairs up there lol). My SO saw it while drying and couldn't stop laughing at me. Also, like other …Read more

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Masks - Yves Rocher - Bio Specific Pore Refining Mask

3.0
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fromcjmar

Jun/19/2010

Skin looks smooth right after removing the mask, not very effective in the long term (as in, I wake up the next morning and I look normal). Smell isn't offensive and it has a slightly cooling effect. Kind of sticky before it dries, so don't touch your face till you're ready to peel! More fun in the novelty aspect than anything, it's fun to peel off, even my fiance loves it! …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Fusion

4.0
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fromcjmar

May/23/2010

I love everything in the Lash Blast line. The original orange tube, the Lash Blast Length, and the Lash Blast Luxe. Typically I like to layer Lash Blast Length and Original Lash Blast, which makes my lashes look super long and super thick. Lash Blast Fusion is supposed to have the volumizing powers or the orange tube (original) as well as the nylon fibers to lengthen your lashes (like in the …Read more

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Highlighters - Stila - Illuminating Finishing Powder in Rose Gold

4.0
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fromcjmar

Apr/24/2010

I very much like this product. It's a beautiful pinkish gold color that really helps illuminate your skin. It is indeed very sheer, because it's for your whole face, not your cheeks or eyes. If it were obvious, this would be a horrible product. I did struggle with finding a good brush for this, I have to give it a few swirls before getting any product on most brushes. Bare …Read more

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Liquid - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17

3.0
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fromcjmar

Apr/20/2010

The idea of this foundation is great. The display in a drugstore has a thick piece of clear plastic with all the shades shown on it. The shtick is you hold it up to your wrist, and whatever color blends the best with your wrist, is your shade. It indicated that I was the lightest shade in neutral, I didn't feel comfortable buying goth makeup so I went the next shade down. Unfortunately …Read more

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Foundations - Napoleon Perdis - China Doll Foundation

2.0
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fromcjmar

Apr/19/2010

A sales associate at Ulta gave me a makeover with this foundation. The shade matched my skin perfectly and gave me a flawless look. The makeup however felt heavy and thick on my skin, and I also found that it cracked where I smiled. I don't quite have smile lines yet, but it made it look like I had wrinkles! For a $50 price tag, I opted to not buy this foundation.

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Makeup Brushes - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Concealer Brush

3.0
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fromcjmar

Mar/26/2010

I've never used a concealer brush before, so I cannot speak from too much experience. This was only $1 at Target, so I figured, what the heck. When I removed it from the packaging, the brush head popped off the wood handle. I slid the brush back onto the handle, and haven't had issues yet. Works fine with concealing small spots and blemishes, no complaints here. I just wish it were …Read more

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