Product Reviews by curstcait

Eye Makeup Remover - wet n wild - eye make-up remover

1.0
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Jun/28/2009

WnW has some hidden gems, so I bought this hoping it might be one of them... when I used it before, it got my mascara and BB ink eyeliner off really easily, but STUNG horribly! Then, when I woke up, my eyelids were puffed up and the area around my eyes was red and angry. I am not particularly sensitive, either. Steer clear of this.

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Contour - MAC Cosmetics - Sculpt and Shape in Bone Beige/Emphasize

4.0
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Feb/13/2008

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Bone Beige/Emphasize is definitely for true PPPs: I am NC15-20 (NC-17, hehe) and I do not skimp on it when I apply. I can see it not showing up, period, on people with skin darker than NC/NW 20. And the darker shade, bone beige, is fairly warm, so perhaps it might not …
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Fragrances - Trish McEvoy - Blackberry and Vanilla Musk #9 EDP

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Jan/18/2008

Tested this at Selfridge's today. WAY too sweet for me, smelled like a Bath & Body Works body spray, which is not bad in itself, at the B&BW price, but not at this. And just too dang sweet. The vaunted lack of staying power didn't seem to apply for me as it was still going strong when I got home two hours later and had to scrub it. Very sugary-sweet to me, and just as much …Read more

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Lipstick - CHANEL - Hydrabase Lipstick in Vamp

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Jan/08/2008

This is the lipstick for the sophisticated, fearless Woman I'd like to be, not the shy girl I am, and as such it takes a lot for me to wear it straight from the tube or even applied with a lipbrush. A lot of courage, and a lot of time-- this demands ultra-precision lipliner and a patient, steady hand. But when I have the balls for it, it does look fantastic, very flapper-y on me, very …Read more

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Foundations - Maybelline New York - Dream Matte Mousse

4.0
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Jan/08/2008

My skin is on the dry side, quite sensitive, and acne-prone. I did not find that this made me oily -or- accentuate my dry patches; in fact, I really like it! It is the only foundation I have actually gives coverage rather than 'evening out skin tone'-- I use it on days when my skin has been acting up and wants the coverage. I don't even have to use much concealer when I use it …Read more

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Liquid - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Face & Body Liquid Make Up ] ] ] [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Jan/08/2008

I did not keep this foundation because none of the colors were light enough for me, but I am giving it a four anyway. It has a bizarre texture, like a light mousse that has been sweating-- it's both gel/mousse-y and watery. But it goes on fantastically with a foundation brush, lasts and lasts, and as previous reviewers have said, looks like *skin*, not foundation. I didn't find it shiny …Read more

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Masks - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Aspirin Mask

4.0
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Dec/03/2007

All aspirin is not created equal! Having used completely dissolvable aspirin and the kind that turns into grits, I am pretty sure that the utterly dissolvable kind broke me out. The kind that works for me has 2 ingredients only: aspirin and lactose. Check the ingredients list on the kind that dissolves into nothing and you'll see a *lot* more ingredients, some of which your skin probably …Read more

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Liquid - RIMMEL - Recover illuminating anti-fatigue foundation [DISCONTINUED]

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Nov/25/2007

Got this on sale at Boots when I was broke, but should not have bothered.
Holy chunks of mica, that is one glittery foundation! This is just ridiculous, these are visible flakes. I really want to see this on any of the reviewers who wrote that the "glow" worked for them.
Putting powder over it toned down the glittery somewhat, but not enough, and I don't want to HAVE to …
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Eye Shadow - Bourjois - Pastel Lumiere pearl eyeshadow Beige Rose 08

4.0
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Nov/25/2007

Beautiful, staple-quality glowy (not glittery!) peachy-champagne color that runs up against problems in the texture department. I am pretty pale (MAC NC15-20) so I can use it on my lids or as a browbone highlighter. Worn on the lids or all over it really brightens up my eye area. As a browlighter it's subtle, good for daytime. I really like the effect it gives for both those purposes. I also …Read more

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Lip Gloss - CLINIQUE - Glosswear for Lips Intense Sparkle in Pink Heavan

2.0
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Nov/16/2007

I got a sample of this in with a swap. The color is OK, but nothing you couldn't get a million other places. Texture is quite nice and it seems adequately long-lasting. Can't say much for moisturizing, I don't think it does moisturize but doesn't dry my lips out either. So far, so "meh". However... holy chunks of mica, that's glittery! This gloss has big …Read more

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