Product Reviews by emu_ennui

Polishes - wet n wild - I Need a Refresh-Mint

3.0
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Apr/15/2012

I love this color but I hatehatehate this brush! In general I am a fan of the wide flat brushes, but this brush is a weird hybrid between flat and the traditional round brush. There seem to be waay too many bristles in this brush which contributes to another problem I have with the polish - namely that it picks up waaay too much polish at once! Even after wiping away the excess on the rim i find …Read more

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Polishes - NYC New York Color - In a New York Color Minute Quick Dry Nail Polish - 230B Penn Station

5.0
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Apr/15/2012

This is hands down my favorite red polish... which is saying a lot since I usually avoid wearing red polishes (can't quite deal with the semiotic baggage :P) and tend to gravitate towards funkier colors in the blue, green, and purple families.


This polish is a maraschino cherry red with super fine shimmer that seem to make the color *glow* on your nails - perfect for my …
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Polishes - REVLON - Dark Pleasures - Steel-etto

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Jan/04/2011

I just rediscovered this little gem after buying it a year ago, admiring it, and then promptly letting it languish in the back of the drawer - such are the perils of a NP hoarder *sigh*. Anyhow, onto the good stuff...

Ditto to all of the previous claims! This dries quickly and lasts; nearly a full week before I touched it up again! The chunky sparkle finish is incredibly forgiving of …
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Eye Shadow - Maybelline New York - Roller Color - Skate Til Midnight

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Jun/13/2008

Yup, like I've said before the packaging is sucky. Whose brilliant idea was it to put this type of dark shade that needs precise application in a messy roll-on container?


Well anyway, this is a gorgeous shade, a dark smoky navy blue that actually is true to container shade. It applies much better wet than dry and is great for a smoky eye look or as a liner color. Cheap as …
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Eye Shadow - Maybelline New York - Roller Color in Give It A Whirl Pearl

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Jun/13/2008

Uck. A good product ruined by terrible execution. I hate it when that happens, don't you?


Well this is a loose shadow that when used dry does well as a goldy-pink highlighter that would work for both body and face, but this makes an absolutely beautiful champagne sheen when applied wet. Nice.


This is discontinued now but if you keep your eyes peeled at …
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Eyeliner - Jordana Cosmetics - Easyliner in Denim Blue

5.0
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Oct/23/2007

Matte color? Oh, I beg to differ. If you look closely, it has eensy shimmer particles that impart a metallic look the liner when it's on your lid. Very pretty and subtle effect, not garish or over the top for daily use.


Applies smoothly as the formula is creamy but not waxy (hate waxy! WnW liners, I'm lookin' at you!) A bit smudgy on me, but I wore it without a …
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Lip Gloss - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Super Glossy Lip Shine SPF 15 - Angel

5.0
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Jul/06/2007

Suprisingly nice! i bought this in a set of 5 shades (Angel, Malt Shake, Watermelon, Pink Kiss, and Candlelight) and at first thought this would be the one I liked the least of the bunch, but suprisingly its become one of my fave glosses!


It looks like an opaque white superloaded with gold, purple, and blue glitter particles in the tube and shows up clear with glitter on the lips …
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Lip Gloss - Sally Hansen - Diamond Lip Treatment "Brilliant Blush"

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Jul/06/2007

*Sigh* This looked so pretty in the tube but shows up practically clear on my lips . I bought this thinking it might be a match for Maybelline's dicontinued WSD lipgloss in Fair Maiden which shows up a very pretty peach on my (pigmented!) lips but sadly this was not so. I give it props for the moisturizing properties and less-sticky-than-most formula, though I dislike the brush-style …Read more

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Lipstick - Almay - Almay Hydracolor Lipstick

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Apr/20/2007

I... don't hate this product? But I don't love it either. I bought this in Pink Pearl and while the base color is a pretty, wearable pink that looks neutral enough for both cool <i>and</i> warm toned ladies, Almay had to go louse it up with GLITTER! Chunks of the stuff! You can actually clearly make out the particles on the surface of the lipstick. This did not bode well. So …Read more

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Lip Gloss - REVLON - Super Lustrous - Wrap Yourself in Rubies

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Mar/30/2007

A caramelly-red lipgloss with subtle but still discernable red shimmer particles in the tube. Different story on my lips. The shimmer was nice although like some previous reviewers, I found this can look awfully pink in some lighting conditions. I imagine I can change the color a bit by wearing it with a lipliner or lipstick, but that's a little fussy for me as I'm primarily a …Read more

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