Product Reviews by ilhwo

Mascara - COVERGIRL - LashBlast Super Sizer Mascara

5.0
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fromilhwo

Sep/01/2016

I'm on my third tube of this stuff; it's my go-to mascara. For reference, I have short-medium black lashes that stick straight forward with no curl. They're not sparse or full. They're very average. I use a lash curler once, then apply only one coat of this to my top and bottom lashes.

Packaging is pretty simple. It's a teal tube with lime green stripes - I do …
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Mascara - REVLON - Ultimate All-In-One Mascara

1.0
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fromilhwo

Jun/01/2016

I really did not like this mascara.

To preface, my favorite mascara is Covergirl Supersizer, but I've also used and liked Lashblast and Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye. In fact, I've liked most mascaras and I haven't disliked very many.

This one is one of the worst I've tried. It always manages to clump my lashes into 5 short spikes. I've tried brushing just …
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Lotions/ Creams - AmLactin - Daily Moisturizing Body Lotion

5.0
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fromilhwo

Feb/08/2016

This stuff is the best if you have rough skin/KP.

Pros:
- AHA exfoliates and gets rid of little bumps
- Moisturizes well, even in the winter

Cons:
- Kind of smells like glue. It does still have a subtle scent after a few hours, but only if you smell closely
- Can sting if you have little cuts or broken skin
- Can be a little sticky, but not enough to …
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Loose Powders - Unlisted Brand - Palgantong Theatrical Powder

4.0
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fromilhwo

Feb/08/2016

Got this as a gift a couple years ago, and I'm still working through it. It's a nice, basic powder.

Pros:
- Decent price
- Sets makeup with a natural finish
- Not drying or cakey
- Translucent (but no coverage)
- Puff is actually nice for pressing in powder

Cons:
- Cheap packaging
- Hard to get powder out with puff and sifter …
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Concealers - Maybelline New York - Instant Age Rewind® Eraser Dark Circles Concealer in Neutralizer

4.0
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fromilhwo

Feb/08/2016

I didn't try this one for a long time, probably because the sponge tip grossed me out. I'm glad I finally bought this, because it's a perfect color match for my skin.

I have light-medium, yellow toned skin, and all the shades in this range (as well as many concealers/foundations) are too pink for me, but the neutralizer is perfect. The formula, on the other hand, is …
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Powder - Laura Geller New York - Balance-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Foundation

3.0
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fromilhwo

Feb/08/2016

I bought this on sale while looking for something to replace my MAC MSFN. I ended up returning it, but it might work for someone else:

Pros:
- Light to medium coverage
- Natural satin finish
- Not cakey
- Okay packaging (a little more solid the old MSFN packaging)

Cons:
- Has fine shimmer in it (just not what I was looking for)
- Limited color …
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Eyeliner - Physicians Formula - Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner + Serum

5.0
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fromilhwo

Jan/01/2012

Edit (9/1/16): Thought I should mention that if your brush tip starts drying out, store the liner brush side down. It keeps the tip wet for much longer and really extends its life!

Edit (2/8/16): It's been 4 years, and I still go back to this liner. I still love the brush tip, and I even feel like they may have changed the formula to be a little darker. My only gripe is that it …
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Blush - Hard Candy - Blush Crush Baked Blush - Living Doll

4.0
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fromilhwo

Oct/13/2011

I didn't think I would like this, because it looks so bright and shimmery in the pan, but it's actually really beautiful on my cheeks! It's not a very pigmented blush, so it ends up as a nice pink glow. I didn't see any chunks of shimmer, but there is definitely a sheen/glow. I use this as a combination blush and highlighter. Packaging is cute and pretty sturdy, and the blush …Read more

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Pressed Powders - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Skin Finish Natural - Medium Plus

5.0
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fromilhwo

Jul/31/2011

I am in love with this powder! I have very dry skin in some spots (thanks to my eczema) and normal skin in other areas, and this applies smoothly without caking or emphasizing dryness or flaking. It actually gives me a really nice, natural, satin finish: not too matte, not too dewy. It feels very light on the skin too; I don't feel like I have anything on.
The coverage isn't …
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Eye Primer - Urban Decay - Eyeshadow Primer Potion - Original

2.0
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fromilhwo

May/09/2011

I got mini version of this as a sample in a set. It comes with the doe-foot applicator, which I don't really like. If you buy this, I'd definitely recommend the squeeze-tube.

This didn't work for me at all. It makes the color of my eyeshadow a bit more vibrant, but my makeup creases within half an hour, which is just as bad, or even worse, than if I hadn't worn …
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