Product Reviews by inthiscity

Lip Treatments - Bite Beauty - Agave Lip Mask - Maple

3.0
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10 days ago

I bought into the hype and picked up three of these in the Original flavor, Smashed and Maple. They aren't awful but I don't really get all the hype. The texture is very thick, almost as thick as a lancome juicy tube. And I find if my lips are extremely chapped (as they are when I am using Tretinoin in my chin area) this balm requires light exfoliation of the lips before application …Read more

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Polishes - Unlisted Brand - Pretty Woman Nail Polish (All Colors)

3.0
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21 days ago

These are alright. They are 7-free, vegan, all that good stuff. You can catch these on Ipsy for cheaper than just about any drugstore brand. My main issue is these just take SO long to dry. I mean, I did one very light coat 45 minutes ago and it still hasn't dried and it has dented (even though I have been extremely careful.) I probably have about 10 different polishes from this brand and …Read more

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Highlighters - BECCA - X Chrissy Teigen Glow Face Palette

3.0
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21 days ago

I really want to love this but no matter how I work it, it's just off. Maybe I am not the target skin tone? The highlighters are both pretty, a little sparkly for my tastes but can be buffed in to be a little more natural. They are both just a hair too dark though. I've tried using them as champagne eyeshadow but it's not really ideal either. The bronzer is alright, not up to the …Read more

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Contour - Kevyn Aucoin - The Sculpting Powder

5.0
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5 months ago

This is just the nicest contour... and I have repurchased at least 3 times already. I don't do instaglam contouring by any means but I do enjoy a natural contour and use a contouring product just about every time I do my face. This is probably my all time favorite after trying so many. I use the Medium shade. It's not to warm or ashy. It blends with little effort and can be applied …Read more

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Contour - Smashbox - Holidaze Contour + Spotlight Palette

5.0
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6 months ago

This palette is part of Smashbox's 2018 Holiday Collection. Full retail is $39 but it has been on sale frequently before and after Christmas for less than $20. For that price it is an absolute bargain. It includes 3 matte contour/highlight shades (the same three shades Smashbox sells as a compact trio for light/medium skin tones @ $35, and the same product size pans.) Also, included are 6 …Read more

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Palettes - NARS Cosmetics - Orgasm Infatuation Palette LE

5.0
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7 months ago

This palette is absolutely gorgeous. They hit the packaging out of the park. Athough, the 3 shades inside are classics that a LOT of makeup lovers will already have. The quality is there. Included are: Orgasm blush, Laguna Bronzer and Orgasm Highlighting Blush Powder. All three powders are super smooth and blend nicely. LE holiday palettes can have inconsistent quality but I was surprised how …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Too Faced - Sugar Cookie Eye Shadow Palette

4.0
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8 months ago

This is a fun little palette. Cute, sturdy packaging and pretty, wearable colors. It has a vanilla cookie scent that surprisingly lingers a little longer than most scented Too Faced palettes... it's on your eyes though so it isn't too intrusive.

I enjoy how most of these shades perform with the exceptions of the icy/glittery white shade and the darkest plummy black. They both …
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Eye Shadow - BECCA - Volcano Goddess Eye Shadow Palette

3.0
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8 months ago

Wow. This one was a bust. I am generally drawn to Becca products because they look natural but better. Radiant, healthy, low effort but pretty. Some shadows in this palette are great. The shimmers and mattes are so smooth and blend like a dream.

Then you look at the "pops of color." There is a cobalt blue, an icy white that reminds me of KVD's Thunderstruck (only in the …
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Lip Treatments - Jane Iredale - Lip Drink

4.0
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9 months ago

I have this in the color Flirt. The formula is spot on. It is moisturizing, has a nice slip without feeling too oily or tacky. The color is a very subtle warm, light pink mauve. Imo, it's a healthy and more natural look than most tinted balms (the bitten stain look seems to be what most lines are offering these days.) I also appreciate the SPF and how easy this is to wear without lip liner …Read more

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Palettes - Pretty Vulgar - Nightingale Eyeshadow Palette

3.0
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9 months ago

I recieved this palette in my Boxycharm this month. I have wanted to try this brand's eyeshadows for awhile now. But while they are cute; I don't really like the gimmicky bird cage layout/weird inconsistent pan size. I decided against a palette previously because I thought it would drive me crazy if I ever eventually depotted it. I was pleasantly surprised when I recieved this, until I …Read more

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