Product Reviews by goldeneraglamour

Lip Treatments - Stila - Lush Lips Water Plumping Primer

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Apr/23/2015

In a nutshell: A possible solution to lip product caking

BACKSTORY: My lips are my favorite feature to play up, thus lipstick is my favorite cosmetic product to use. Unfortunately, I experience lip product (lipstick, lip gloss, lip balm, liquid lipstick, lip liner) caking on my inner lip, leading to an embarrassing ring that is noticeable even when I'm not speaking (my lips are …
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Polishes - ZOYA - Rica

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Dec/28/2014

I own 150+ polishes, covering a wide range of brands, colors, and finishes, but Zoya Rica is one of my absolute favorites in my massive collection. Why? I adore pink/gold together and Rica is an excellent example of a unique and well-done take on this combo. As others have already pointed out, Zoya does not describe it as a duochrome but it certainly behaves like one! The base color is a …Read more

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Highlighters - GUERLAIN - Meteorites Highlighting Powder Pearls

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Oct/26/2014

PROS: brightens complexion, matte and glowy look, soft focus finish, emphasizes natural beauty
CONS: may be difficult to notice the effect, cost

APPLICATION: Meteorites is best used as a finishing powder. I apply it with EcoTools's powder brush. I simply swirl the brush over the perles and apply all over the face.

APPEARANCE: When I first used this my skin had a …
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Blush - Besame Cosmetics - Crimson Cream Rouge

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Mar/30/2014

PROS: highly pigmented, multitasking, long-lasting
CONS: packaging

One of my favorite hobbies is watching Old Hollywood films. The actresses of that era, especially Barbara Stanwyck, Ginger Rogers, Myrna Loy, Claudette Colbert, Jean Harlow, Katharine Hepburn, and of course Audrey and Marilyn as well as Lucille Ball, have been huge inspirations for my style, both fashion and …
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Lipstick - Besame Cosmetics - Classic Color Lipstick- Exotic Pink

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Mar/30/2014

I am a total lipstick fiend, owning a wide range of colors and brands, but I have to say, Besame's lipsticks are some of the best I've tried!

Exotic Pink, a color that originally came out in 1955, is a rich, vibrant shade of medium hot pink. The color in the picture (taken from Besame's site) is not accurate, in real life it is much pinker, lighter, and brighter. It is …
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Pressed Powders - GUERLAIN - Les Voilettes Pressed Powder Translucent Compact Powder Mattifying Veil

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Mar/29/2014

PROS: mattifying, velvet finish, extends wear time of foundation/tinted moisturizer, convenient lightweight packaging
CONS: none (other than cost and quantity of course!)
"DUPE": Besame Brightening Violet Powder

After seeing Guerlain Les Voilettes Powder Compact reviewed on Temptalia I just had to have it! This, along with La Petite Robe Noire, launched my obsession …
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Mascara - Besame Cosmetics - Black Cake Mascara

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Jan/24/2014

PRICE: $25

AVAILABILITY: www.besamecosmetics.com and various online boutiques
On a side note, the majority of Besame's line is sold on Amazon as well.

HOW TO USE: Besame advises users to wet the included double-sided brush (one side for mascara/brows, the other for lining) with water and briskly rub it through the product to create a creamy (not wet) …
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Top/Base Coats - Essie - First Base Basecoat

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Oct/19/2013

PROS:
Dries fast
Good consistency

CONS:
Staining
Peeling
Chipping

My nails are naturally strong and grow very fast but after years of wearing nail polish constantly and using pure acetone as a remover they would start peeling from time to time. I decided to try First Base in order to help reduce and prevent peeling as well as staining after reading …
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Top/Base Coats - Essie - Good to Go Rapid Dry + Shine Top Coat

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Oct/11/2013

I bought this as an alternative to Poshe, which I didn't like because of its brush and how quickly it would make my polish chip. I was hoping after reading all the positive reviews that this would be HG for me but nope unfortunately.

The one advantage Good to Go has over Poshe is its brush, which is much easier to use. However, it also gets thickened close to halfway down the …
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Gels/ Soaps - Soap & Glory - Foam Call

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Sep/06/2013

After doing much research looking for products that would suit my extremely dry sensitive skin, I discovered Soap and Glory! Being obsessed with all things vintage, I fell in love with their concept and it has quickly become one of my all-time favorite brands!

After buying Clean on Me I wanted to try other scents from the brand. I ended up trying Clean, Girls, Rich and Foamous, and …
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