Product Reviews by inthiscity

Palettes - Smashbox - The Cali Contour Palette

5.0
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1 month ago

It is worth noting as best as I can tell that comparing this to Smashbox's Light/Medium Contour trio and the Contour/Highlight shades from their 2018 Holiday Face palette - that the Matte Highlight, Matte Contour and Matte Bronze shades are the same colors across all three palettes. If you have either of the other 2, you may want to hold off for that reason. Out of all three, I strongly …Read more

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Eyeliner - Charlotte Tilbury - The Feline Flick Liquid Eyeliner - Panther

3.0
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2 months ago

This is a big ol' regret. I love Charlotte Tilbury but this is a very dry liner. It skips a little while I try to make a line, forcing me to make it a bit bigger than I want to even it out. It also skips when trying to fill in an area. The ink flow just isn't great. I don't have these problem with other pen liners like this (Stila Stay All Day Waterproof is my go-to.) The positives …Read more

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Mascara - Buxom - Lash Waterproof Mascara

2.0
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4 months ago

This isn't a great waterproof mascara. I would say if anything, it might be water resistant but it does not hold up at all in Gulf Coast humidity. I have stick straight asian lashes. This somehow doesn't hold a curl or make it through the day without smudging... and when I mention smudging I mean full-on raccoon eyes. Very disappointing as this isn't exactly expensive but it's …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Bite Beauty - Agave Lip Mask - Maple

3.0
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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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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8 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

4.0
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9 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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10 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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11 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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