Product Reviews by coldwarkid

Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Volume Mascara

4.0
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Aug/13/2015

I have long thin eyelashes so I prefer mascaras that give volume. Could have been an HG as it gives volume without any "clumping". I have the waterproof version but I don't know if I got a dud but at the end of a 12 hour work day, there is some noticeable smudging. If I use it for say going to the mall or a party where the maximum time is 5 hours, it's okay but anything beyond …Read more

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Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Velvet Matte Lip Pencil - Cruella

5.0
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Aug/09/2015

Gah. I love this color. It's not for the faint of heart. It's a deep blue based red that screams look at me! I use this going to the mall, to work, to parties. But I would say I have to be in the mood for it, primarily because it is such a strong color. Think Oscar red-carpet event worthy kind of lips. It needs attitude, because people will look at your lips. Anyway, for a matte …Read more

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Concealers - Bobbi Brown - Tinted Eye Brightener Spring 2013 Repackage

4.0
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Jun/20/2015

Shade I have is #7 - light to medium peach. Dual purpose- may be used alone or over a concealer with heavier coverage. By itself, it will lighten the undereye area and provides good, light coverage. Over concealer, it will give it that extra oomph. This did not settle on my fine lines like some reported here. The only thing I can suggest is to blend blend blend to avoid that. For a …Read more

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Blush - theBalm Cosmetics - Instain Blush in Toile

3.0
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Apr/30/2015

What all the other reviewers are saying it's true. It's natural looking, a lovely strawberry red true to pan color, no chunky glitter/shimmer, awesome packaging (Earth-friendly yay!), texture is finely milled without being powdery, gives a natural looking stain- but...and I don't know if I just got a bad batch or what, but it's not long-wearing at all. I have coveted this …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Mineral Infused Face Primer

3.0
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Apr/30/2015

pros: good daily primer, affordable, foundation/concealer spread easily and evenly, silicone-based
cons: comes in a pump bottle, not very long lasting, accentuates dry spots - people with dry skin approach with caution
My first ever primer. Never thought that a primer is needed but I've been staying 12 hours in the office and I despise retouching my makeup. This kept popping up as …
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Palettes - NYX Professional Makeup - Love in Paris 02 Madeleines and Macaroons Palette

1.0
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Jan/24/2015

Pros: 2 mattes is a wonderful brow color, cute packaging
Cons: chalky, powdery and even if you pack it in there is no color pay off..
This was a gift so I didn't spent anything (thank god) and out of all the stuff given to me this was the one I absolutely squealed in delight. I love Nyx they have some of the best lipsticks out there..but this is definitely a fail. Even with primer …
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Lips - NYX Professional Makeup - Soft Matte Lip Cream - Addis Ababa

5.0
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Jan/24/2015

Color is a bright pink/fuschia that makes me look well-rested and fresh. As with all soft matte lip creams the smell is divine (vanilla like MAC's) and lasting power is 4 hours (without doing anything) 3 hours (drinking and eating) but reapplication is needed if you eat something greasy as it will leave an obvious lip line. I love these lip creams, they are inexpensive and all colors I have …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Amplified Lipstick - Vegas Volt

4.0
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Jan/24/2015

Pros: lovely coral, smells awesome, creamy and pigmented
Cons: price and settles into lines and does not last all day

I have gotten compliments whenever I wear this. If used sparingly, it's a nice coral but with a heavy hand, has a tendency to look bright orange. I'm keeping this in stock because this is my first ever MAC purchase and it is expensive (lol) but I …
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Concealers - Estée Lauder - Smoothing Cream Concealer [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Jan/24/2015

Pros: very opaque, long lasting, doesn't settle into fine lines and creases, great job at concealing

Cons: expensive, comes in limited shades, very strong chemical scent that might put people off

I am forever in the hunt for a good concealer. I have hereditary dark circles that when not concealed properly people have a tendency to bluntly say "have you been getting …
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Blush - benefit Cosmetics - Box O'Powder Blush - Dandelion

1.0
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Dec/04/2014

Not impressed. I'm asian and I am fair by asian standards but this blush does not show up on my skin unless I put multiple layers of it. And maybe it's because I only have the sample size which are typically included in sets/palettes released by Benefit , so I don't know if the quality is the same as what you get full sized but since I don't particularly care for the color …Read more

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