Product Reviews by diotima133

Makeup Brushes - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Studio Blush Brush

4.0
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1 month ago

I first bought this for $3 during a budget pinch to replace my mom's Japonesque blush brush. While not nearly as soft, it does the job (in fact, many jobs) perfectly well! Its paddle shape is so versatile: you can use it splayed at an angle for contouring, horizontally flat to lightly tap blush on the apples of the cheeks, the tip for highlighting, flat again but vertically for dusting …Read more

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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - Color Icon Single - Kitten 257A

1.0
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Feb/12/2010

I second everything in the review below. The color description is accurate. Unfortunately, the level of pigmentation described there is also accurate - i.e. practically non-existent. Looks very washed out on my NC35 lids. I will just stick to MAC Violet pigment.

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Veluxe Pearl - Woodwinked

5.0
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Feb/11/2010

Woodwinked shines like liquid gold. I was one of those gals on whose lids Woodwinked would turn a hideous orange. But the color was too interesting to get rid of. I finally found a way for it to work on my NC35 skin. After sweeping Woodwinked over the lid, I apply a darker brown on the outermost corner and blend in. In my case, I used the darkest brown from WnW's Expressions palettes (the …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Double Extend Beauty Tubes Mascara - Black

3.0
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Sep/27/2009

I used to buy a separate mascara base (Shiseido or Kanebo), but I've been looking for more affordable alternatives (and I do need a base; otherwise, my lashes droop). This product has performed nicely thus far. My lashes look noticeably longer, but they also look very natural. (Don't expect to get much volume from this.) The first time I washed it off, I was freaked out by the creepy …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Urban Decay - Maui Wowie

4.0
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Apr/07/2009

The color in the picture up there isn't quite accurate. Maui Wowie is a cross between silver and gold, with slight green/olive undertones. If I apply it over UDPP while covering my undereye area, I don't get much glitter fallout for the rest of the day. I love this eyeshadow because it makes my eyes look clean and defined, so that I don't feel like I need to curl my lashes and wear …Read more

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Blush - wet n wild - Silk Finish Blush- Naive [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Mar/20/2009

I paid 75 cents for this at Rite Aid. Talk about bang for your buck! I was searching for a matte blush and I was about to purchase one from MAC. I am very glad I gave this one a shot after reading the reviews here. To me, it looks decidedly peachy-orange rather than pink, which works fine for my neutral medium skin. I also bought this blush in Heather Silk, a matte cool medium pink, but that one …Read more

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Highlighters - NARS Cosmetics - Highlighting Blush Powder in Albatross

5.0
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Mar/17/2009

Wow... I'm so happy that this works for my medium skin. I never cared for highlighters until I met this beauty. Subtle and sophisticated: if you want lots of shimmer, Albatross is not the way to go.


Some have compared this to MAC's Vanilla pigment, but please note that they are not perfect dupes. Vanilla has the slightest pink tint under certain lighting. It is also …
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Eye Shadow - NYX Professional Makeup - Single Eye Shadow - Purple

3.0
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Feb/20/2009

I was so excited about this product, my very first NYX eyeshadow. And yet, the pigmentation was really poor on my medium skin. Over UDPP the purple was only slightly more vivid.
(3/23/09: I've just bought a MAC 239 brush, which has improved the color payoff.)

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