Product Reviews by friend_or_foe

Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Satinfinish SPF 15 Foundation [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Jul/18/2008

I like this a lot-- this is my first ever MAC foundation, and I must say the colour is a perfect match for starters (NW20). When the girl applied it in the shop she went a little heavy with it, but I was willing to give it a go. I apply a very light layer over my primer, and it works quite well. It does get a little shiny-looking by lunch f I put it on first thing, but I tend just to blot or use …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Pigment - Blue Storm

5.0
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Mar/13/2008

Love, love, love this pigment! It looks very indigo on me, almost more purple than blue, which is just what I wanted-- I can wear it dark for evenings or blend it with a lighter shade for daytimes. It really brings out the green in my eyes. I'd definitely buy this again!

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Golders Green Pigment

5.0
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Mar/12/2008

Very nice green with a very slight gold shimmer. It does seem quite similar to Golden Olive to me, but it goes on a lot more subtlely (which is no bad thing in my book, as I find it very easy to go OTT with Golden Olive). More green and with a lot less gold. It's also slightly finer, and doesn't shift as much. If I hadn't already bought a full tub of Golden Olive I'd get this …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Pigment - Violet

2.0
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Mar/11/2008

I'm slightly dissapointed by this pigment. From the colour in the pot I was expecting a very bright, rich purple, and this pigment failed to deliver that for me. No matter how heavily I applied it, I couldn't get the deep shade I was looking for. The end result is perfectly nice, but I've got a Boots eyeshadow that costs a fraction of the price that does the same trick. I'm …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Kelly Green (Pro Pigment)

4.0
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Mar/10/2008

This is a very, very vibrant green-- I'd really love a sweater in this shade! It looks a bit daunting in the pot, but used sparingly it can work, even in the daytime. I wore this as quite a light wash with Golders Green and Shimmertime, and it looked very pretty, not scary. I can't see myself wearing this often-- Golden Olive and Golders Green are more my style and easier to handle-- …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Lustre in Sophisto [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Feb/22/2008

After reading all of these great reviews, I decided to try Sophisto myself. When I saw it at the counter, I was concerned-- it looked far, far too dark for me! However, it's one of these shades that looks completely different on than it does in the tube (just as well, really). It goes on a lovely rosy plum shade, not as brown as I would have suspected. It works just as well for day wear as …Read more

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Eyeliner - MAC Cosmetics - Liquidlast Liner - Powerplum

4.0
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Feb/22/2008

Powerplum is a pretty, reddish-purple shade with a slightly metallic sheen to it. I know some people below have complaints about the formula and the ease of application: perhaps I just got lucky, but I've had no difficulty with it, although I do like my liner quite thick anyway.

The real wonder of this product, though, is it's staying power. I'd heard it was good, but I …
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Fragrances - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab - Salome

3.0
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Dec/07/2007

If I could skip the first half hour after putting this on, I'd love it. When I first put it on it smells horrible, like nasty bitter almonds, but after a little while it mellows into a lovely floral fragrance.

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Blush - benefit Cosmetics - Shangri-la sheers-i lotus-ed you looking [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Nov/19/2007

I got this as an extra in a swap and when I opened it I thought "You've got to be kidding!" Maybe as an eyeshadow, but as a blush? But when I tested it, it went on rather nicely, not nearly as vivid as it looked in the pot. I don't usually wear blush as I am very, very rosy naturally, but if I'm looking a bit pasty I'll certainly pop this on.

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