Product Reviews by ckn23

Blush - Illamasqua - Katie

5.0
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Aug/17/2012

Illamasqua's matte blushes are one of the top blush formulas I am yet to come across (and believe me, I have tried *many*!)
Katie is a beautiful (very) light cool pink blush. It is very, very pigmented (like all Illa blushes). I use a skunk brush to apply them, because I am very fair and it is *very* easy to overapply. Because of it's pigmentation, I feel like this blush will last …
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Lipstick - Yves Saint Laurent - Rouge Volupte - Rose Culte #11

2.0
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Aug/15/2012

This shade is absolutely beautiful - a bright, vibrant fuschia/magenta. I was so in love with it that I had to have it! The packaging is also to die for, YSL RV's have the nicest packaging of any lipstick IMO.
However, and this is why I'm giving it a rating of 2, is because the colour just *does not last* on the lips. It fades so fast! I hate having to reapply lipstick all the …
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Concealers - Bobbi Brown - Corrector

2.0
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fromckn23

Aug/15/2012

When I first tried this, I was amazed at the effect. It truly does cover up undereye circles in a way that nothing else had ever done on me before! I was so excited I had finally found my HG after trying dozens of other concealers/correctors that had never worked for my extremely dark, hereditary undereye circles.
Unfortunately, after a little while, this started to crease horribly on me …
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Liquid - Bourjois - Healthy Mix Foundation

5.0
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fromckn23

Aug/15/2012

This is a great foundation for an amazing price! Here is my breakdown of why I love it:

Coverage: Medium-buildable

Finish: Satin (natural-looking)

Long-wearing?: Not bad! Probably not as long-wearing as, say, ELDWL or Lancome TIU24, but it does a great job nevertheless. On my oily/combo skin, it will last about 8 hours looking good, but a bit of shine tends to …
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Liquid - Lancôme - Teint Idole Ultra Liquid 24h Longwear SPF 15 Foundation

5.0
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Aug/15/2012

This is a fantastic foundation! Here is my breakdown of why I love it:

Coverage: Medium-full (buildable)

Finish: Matte

Long-wearing?: Extremely! This one really does last on my oily/combo skin, which usually eats up foundation. I'm quite impressed with it because of this, I must say. I've never tested its supposed 24 hour abilities, because I have never …
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Cleansers - VICHY - Normaderm Daily Exfoliating Cleansing Gel

5.0
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fromckn23

Aug/13/2012

I'm writing this review after finishing an entire tube of this. I love it! At first I wasn't so sure, since it has little micro-beads (and some people say that can be damaging to the skin), but it seems to be the only cleanser that doesn't irritate or break out my extremely sensitive, acne-prone skin!
It cleanses very well, and contains ingredients to help exfoliate the skin …
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Blush - Giorgio Armani - Sheer Blush #5

5.0
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fromckn23

Aug/13/2012

This is probably my all-time favourite blush (and I am a blush h00r!). In the pan, it looks like a boring and unnappealing nude blush, however, once applied it is like magic on my cheeks.
I am very pale (lighter than NC15), and on me this is a pink-nude shade, somewhere between satin and matte finish, that blends into my skin seamlessly without any effort, and makes me look contoured and …
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Liquid - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Light Soft Matte Hydra Light Makeup SPF10

5.0
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fromckn23

Aug/13/2012

This is probably my favourite foundation out of the *many* I have tried. I will try break it down to make this easy to read. Keep in mind that I have very pale (lighter than NC15) combination oily/dry skin with mild acne.

Coverage: Medium-full (buildable)

Finish: Semi-matte

Long-wearing: Extremely! One of the very few foundations that will actually last on my skin …
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Eye Shadow - Inglot Cosmetics - Matte 349

5.0
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fromckn23

Aug/01/2012

Let's start off by saying that I think Inglot matte eyeshadows are probably my favourite matte eyeshadow formula out of any brand - high or low end. They are richly pigmented, smooth, easily blendable, and have a beautifully buttery texture.

I use this mainly on my brows. I have cool, ashy brows, and it is extremely difficult to find a color that does not turn warm/yellow when …
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Hair - Kérastase - Ciment Anti-Usure

1.0
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fromckn23

Mar/31/2012

Using this, along with Bain de Force, destroyed my hair. I can't be sure which it was, because I stopped using both after a month, at the same time.

My hair went stretchy. Seriously. It would break so easily, I couldn't even comb it. I was scared I was going bald. I have very very fine hair, so I guess it was just too drying for my hair type. Never again for me.

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