Product Reviews by dollbird

Cleansers - Unlisted Brand - Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser

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May/04/2015

A glorified version of St Ives Apricot Scrub, albeit much more expensive. The granular texture irritated my combo skin. Giving it 2 stars for the lovely scent and packaging. Will not continue using or repurchase.

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Liquid - Yves Saint Laurent - Fusion Ink Foundation

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Sep/01/2014

Definitely overhyped. The description made me hope for an Estee Lauder Double Wear but with more skin-like coverage. A fundamental problem to their 24-hour wear claim for combination skin is that their "sebum-controlling agents" fail to control oil after about 2 hours, giving rise to the need to blot throughout the day until the foundation is blotted away into nothing. For reference, I …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Urban Decay - Lip Junkie

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May/25/2013

I actually use this as a lip treatment under my lipstick, because it's just THAT GOOD in moisturizing my ultra sensitive, dry lips. With daily use the condition of my lips has improved and they no longer peel unless I exfoliate them. Sheer, long lasting, very comfortable to wear. UD, please never discontinue!

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Liquid - Estée Lauder - Double Wear [old formula - REFORMULATED]

5.0
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Jan/24/2013

Emma Pickles on Youtube uses this and her skin is to die for. This is full coverage, has better oil control than even the gold standard Hourglass Immaculate or MUFE Mat Velvet, doesn't transfer and is long lasting on my uber oily skin. Shade 1W2 is a perfect match for NC25-30. Does not break out my sensitive acne-prone skin. Because it is opaque, using very little still renders a …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Eyeshadow - Quarry

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Jan/24/2013

I actually don't use this as an eyeshadow, but as a contour color due to an ingenious suggestion from the MAC MUA. It mimics the hue of a natural shadow (shadows are more greyish than brown) and looks more natural than any bronzer I have tried. Gives me superb cheekbones. Please MAC never discontinue this!

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Pressed Powders - CHANEL - Poudre Universelle Compacte

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Jan/24/2013

Shade 20 Clair for my NC25-30 skin. I was looking for a sheer pressed powder for touchups. This mattifies, making my skin look poreless and radiant (due to very slight sheen of the powder). I like that it is not dead matte. Luxurious packaging typical of Chanel but the puff is really lacking. Overall a very beautiful, finely-milled powder that gives me a soft-focus glow (healthy and luminous; not …Read more

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Contour - NYX Professional Makeup - Powder Blush - Taupe [DISCONTINUED]

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Nov/07/2012

Medium-fair yellow toned skin. This is the perfect contour color for me; better than bronzer which can be too orange. A matte greyish brown, this mimics the hue of natural shadows on the face and gives it more dimension. For the price and lasting quality, this will be a mainstay in my makeup bag.

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Highlighters - benefit Cosmetics - Watt's Up! Cream Highlighter

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Oct/24/2011

This is $30 worth of magic light! My previous exposure to highlighters was via Nars Albatross, which is a powder but oddly enough, exacerbated the grease from my oily face. This one doesn't...it just remains a fresh, subtle, champagne candlelit glow that is so pretty on my cheekbones, and lasts through my mid-day blotting. This gives a nice sheen, not chunky tacky glitter. Don't use the …Read more

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Liquid - Smashbox - Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

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Oct/10/2011

Pros:
- good lasting power on oily skin
- good oil control
- good shade range

Cons:
- not so good texture; makes my skin look a little 'grainy'
- spf makes you look chalky in pictures
- pools into patches at the end of the day in oilier parts ie. nose & forehead

I could have lived with the cons above, considering this is the most …
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