Product Reviews by dana

Eyeliner - Marc Jacobs - Highliner Gel Crayon Eyeliner - Blacquer

5.0
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Sep/16/2014

I love this liner.

About me: I have oily, OILY, lids. I had no expectations of this working for me. I also teach fitness for a living, so I am oily and sweaty. This liner lasts through a workout on me. As a fit pro, I can't roll into class in my sweats, fresh from bed. I need to look good. I wear this eyeliner on my waterline, and it stays put through at least a whole …
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Eyeliner - Kat Von D - Tattoo Liner

5.0
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fromdana

Aug/31/2014

I have been on a misson to find a liner-brush-in-one combo. I purchased the Sephora box of eyeliners so I could bang out a few that I wanted to try in one go. Out of all that I sampled, this one is the best by far and I will purchase a full size when the time comes.

The brush makes it super easy to draw on a straight line. You don't need to apply a lot of pressure to make the …
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Other - Unlisted Brand - Birchbox

4.0
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fromdana

Aug/22/2014

The negative reviews of Birchbox seem to mostly be from folks who aren't utilizing the feature on the site where you literally tell them what you like and don't like. I have subscribed for about four months now, and opted out of their lifestyle and nail options, so I have never gotten anything related to these categories. If you are getting 5 bottles of sunscreen, it's because …Read more

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BB Cream - Dior - Hydra Life BB Creme

3.0
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fromdana

Aug/20/2014

My skin is comboination leaning towards oily. I love so many products in the Dior line, that I had to have the BB Cream when I saw it. When I first applied it, the coverage was fantastic. It was matte, but not drying, and a great color match for my NC25 skin. Within less than a half an hour, my face was an oily mess. Not to mention, if you are in the sun, this product drips off with your …Read more

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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Miracle Gel

2.0
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fromdana

Aug/18/2014

I don't really expect miracles from products, even when labeled as such. I did, however expect this product to last longer than a day. I typically get pretty good wear on my toes from regular old OPI and Essie polishes. This polish started chipping the day after my pedicure. Apart from that, I found the polish application streaky. Overall, at $10 a bottle, this was not a good …Read more

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Eyeliner - Hourglass Cosmetics - 1.5mm Mechanical Gel Pencil

1.0
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fromdana

Aug/18/2014

I was so excited to try this product that I had the SA at Sephora search the stockroom for it because it hadn't even been put out on display yet. I love the idea of a brushless gel liner. I'm lazy, I don't want to be cleaning a brush all the time. Then you have the bristles to deal with, and they always seem to splay somehow and I wind up stabbing myself in the eye. So what …Read more

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Liquid - Yves Saint Laurent - Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation ] [DISCONTINUED]

2.0
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Dec/16/2013

Me: I have combination skin which leans towards oily. I am also a fitness professional by nature, so I often times wear some form of makeup while I am teaching. I look for long-wearing foundations and makeup that are sweat proof (or resistant) I am usually an NC25 in Mac. My skin concern is uneveness/redness. I usually opt for light to medium coverage.

Foundation: Although I love …
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Fragrances - TokyoMilk - Dead Sexy

4.0
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fromdana

Aug/14/2011

Dead Sexy is a dead ringer for Dior's Addict on me. It's a warm, deep, musky vanilla with just an ever so slight woodsy note to it. It doesn't last anywhere near as long as Addict, but it's also not as pricey.

My only real complaint is the packaging. While the bottle is pretty, one needs to be careful removing the top, as the screw top sprayer comes loose very …
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Fragrances - Lavanila - Pure Vanilla

5.0
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fromdana

May/17/2010

I really enjoy pretty much all of the Lavanila fragrances, and this one is not exception. I would say it falls into the Floral Oriental category of fragrance. The scent is warm, and vanilla is the most pronounced note, but there is an undercurrent of patchouli that's very subtle. I know patchouli and subtly are not exactly synonymous, but somehow this fragrance manages to exploit all of …Read more

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Crème - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Foundation

2.0
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May/17/2010

I was really excited when I first heard about this product. I have never had much luck with Mac foundation in the past, but this one sounded like it would be a perfect fit for me. My skin is usually on the oilier side, but sometimes I can have some flakes on my forehead. The MA applied this on me and I thought it looked great, that is until she put a finishing powder on top. Then I thought it …Read more

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