Product Reviews by djpaint

Lip Gloss - NARS Cosmetics - Downtown

4.0
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Dec/05/2010

mauve purple gloss with warm(gold) shimmer, pigmented.

With a lot of Nars products, application is *everything*.

When I first tried this, it looked awful on me because I was treating it like a regular gloss. Used sparingly (like many NARS products) it is gorgeous on my skin/lips. The trick for me was the amount used (same with Petit Monstre lipstick).

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Eyeliner - MAC Cosmetics - Superslick Liquid Liner

4.0
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Nov/30/2010

I held off on doing my review for this, as I didn't think I would use it much, but I have this in metallic grey (fabulous felines collection) and I LOVE it. I wasn't even going to buy one.

I had trouble using liquid liners previously, mostly because I didn't want to take much time applying it and most seem fiddly.

I personally don't have problems …
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Eye Shadow - NARS Cosmetics - Soft Touch Shadow Pencil in Palladium

4.0
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Aug/27/2010

I had skipped the other soft touch pencils when they were released last year, during the holiday collection.

BUT, after trying this bright turquoise shade, I thought 'why not' (I was already getting most of the fall collection). It works best over the NARS e/s primer (which is LOVE/HG for me). I wore Palladium (over the NARS primer) to line my upper lid and it stayed on for …
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Lip Gloss - NARS Cosmetics - Strawberry Fields

5.0
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Aug/08/2010

a gorgeous richly pigmented gloss that is almost like a liquid lipstick. I have been wearing NARS for years but this is the first lip gloss that has impressed me this much in a long time .

The colour is bright and almost violet purple in some light, It can be applied in layers for depth.

It is sticky but not in an off-putting way(I personally don't use Mac's lip …
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Mascara - MAC Cosmetics - Opulash

4.0
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Aug/08/2010

I used to loathe wearing mascara because I hated taking it off, I have sensitive eyes/skin around my eyes. I use YSL Faux Cils at night for dramatic lashes.

My mom sent me a tube of Opulash, and the first time I used it I hated it, I thought it was too 'wet' but with a few uses, it has dried a little and now I love it. I didn't know about it any hype, and I didn't …
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Styling Products - Redken - Aerate 08 Bodifying Cream Mousse

4.0
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Jan/02/2010

disclamier ;) I am not a 'hair person' and spend very little time doing my hair. I dye it, but other than that I am usually wash-air dry and go kind of girl. BUT this product intrigued me.

aerosol mousse reminds me of crunchy 80s hair (not good), I thought I would try this and see how it worked with my wavy, medium textured (prone to frizz), medium length, coloured hair …
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Lip Gloss - CHANEL - Aqualumiere Gloss Furious

4.0
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Dec/26/2009

only wanted to echo that this gloss works best over another lipstick (I have Obscure from the Noirs collection, but it works over other dark colours and I bought it for that purpose).

expensive and probably would buy a Glossimer before I would by an Aqualumiere again, but I am still happy with my purchase.

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Eyeliner - CHANEL - Eyeliner Duo La Ligne de Chanel Celadon Lamé

5.0
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Nov/11/2009

this is part of the Holiday 2009 offering from Chanel, and LE.

cake liners: A matte green-black and a shimmery dark green (not forest green and not teal, something in between) in a compact, with two small brushes. Packaging is lovely.

I love the colours and the intensity can be built up easily. I used both sides dry and it was fine, a soft look. Chanel suggests you use them …
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Lip Gloss - MAC Cosmetics - Dazzleglass Creme- Amorous

5.0
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Oct/09/2009

A cross between burgandy and red, with shimmer. I have pigmented lips and opaque glosses or super sheer glosses don't look that wonderful on me--so this has just enough coverage and pop.

It complements my (dyed) auburn hair and fair (neutral to warm) skin, but I could see how this would flash a bit dark pink on some people.

Dazzleglass Cremes (like regular …
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Treatments (Face) - La Roche-Posay - Effaclar K

4.0
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Aug/06/2009

I have used this product on and off for years, but lately have used it more consistently.

It is ideal for my skin, which is sensitive and prone to vague 'congestion'--not really major acne, but lumps and bumps, scars/redness etc. I can't scrub my skin, so this is my way of exfoliation.

The way I use it is as a treatment at night, without anything over it …
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