Product Reviews by fivezero

Liquid - Lancôme - Teint Miracle Radiant Foundation

4.0
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Jan/22/2015

This was my first time trying Lancome foundation. Initially, I bought the shade Buff 7W, which turned out a bit dark for me, so I bought another in Buff 6W, which is a much better match for me (shame on me for being too lazy to go to the dept. store to try the foundation on in person!). It's not a huge deal for me, as the 7W will work fine for me in summer when I'm more tan. I'm …Read more

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Blush - Illamasqua - Powder Blusher - Naked Rose

5.0
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Dec/02/2014

I'm not normally a blush person, but since my skin has gotten better over the last year, I've kind of gotten into it.

I picked up Naked Rose since it was on sale at Hudson's Bay, and at first I was a little concerned it might not show up well on me (NC25/30). It's a very soft rosy beige in the pan, and in another brand's formula, I'd worry it would be a …
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Fragrances - Prada - Candy Florale

1.0
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Dec/02/2014

I am not a fan of the original Candy (I think I must be anosmic to something in it, because it smells pretty weak and bland to me), and this is worse. I almost literally cannot smell anything after a couple of minutes. What I can smell is like generic hairspray.

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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Buff

5.0
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Dec/01/2014

Wow, I love this blush. Really dummy-proof for a blush newbie like me, and it looks so natural. NC25/30 here.

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Cremesheen Lipstick - Fanfare

5.0
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Aug/09/2014

I'm not usually one for pink lipstick, but Fanfare has totally changed that. It's a medium coral-pink cream that suits my NC25-30 skintone beautifully. I like the Cremesheens a lot—it's probably my favorite MAC lipstick formulation as it has good lasting power, excellent pigmentation, and has just the right amount of creaminess. Will buy this forever!

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Brick-O-La (Amplified Creme)

5.0
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Jun/03/2014

I love this lipstick! I am a big red lipstick fan, and Brick-O-La is a super wearable red that isn't too muted or too vivid. It really is just right for an everyday red. It pulls fairly red on me; I don't really get a berry or brown tone on my lips. I'm NC25/30 with black hair and this is really flattering on my coloring. Will always repurchase - can't believe it took me so …Read more

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Blush - NYX Professional Makeup - Powder Blush - Dusty Rose

5.0
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Jun/01/2014

This is my first experience with NYX's powder blush, and I'm very happy with it. Dusty Rose is your typical matte, muted pink blush, and it is really nice on my NC25 (NC30 in summer), yellow-toned skin. It blends pretty well and lasts for hours on me - that said, I do have combo skin that tends to be dry on the cheek area. The packaging is very cute but I find the snap case difficult to …Read more

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Polishes - Unlisted Brand - A-England St George

5.0
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May/23/2014

This is my first and, sadly, only A-England polish, and it's amazing. It's a deep teal green with fine holographic shimmer that's subtly eye-catching. The finish is beautiful - I haven't really seen another polish like it. The wear is just OK for me, but I haven't experimented with other base and top coats yet. A must-have, in my opinion!

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Lotions/ Creams - Blue-Q - Hand Shit Hand Cream - Jasmine Fig

5.0
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May/23/2014

The label says "a little goes a long way", and it really does. My 2 oz jar cost $12 and it will probably last a couple of years! It smells great, but not too strong, works brilliantly on my dry, too-often-washed hands, and isn't too greasy or sticky. Plus the packaging is cute and a little irreverent.

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Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Matte Lipstick - Sierra

5.0
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May/23/2014

I am in love with this lipstick! I got it at CherryCulture for almost half off, just to try more matte lipsticks. For $3.60, I got a beautiful, peachy terracotta color that works really well on my NC25/30 skintone, and it wears quite beautifully. The first time I wore it, I actually went into labor with my first baby. I'm not going to lie and say it was still on and looking perfect when it …Read more

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