Product Reviews by jhadiq

Palettes - Cargo Cosmetics - Color Palette - Bermuda

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Nov/10/2010

This is the first Cargo product I've tried, and I have to say, I hope not all Cargo products are this bad. This is an eyeshadow quad with the following shades: a dull lime green, a brownish olive, a reddish brown, and a dark neutral brown. Seems like they would be a great everyday neutral palette, and it would be, if the quality of the shadows wasn't so horrible! Seriously, this is …Read more

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Mascara - Vincent Longo - The Curl Mascara in Black

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Nov/02/2010

This is a mediocre to below average mascara, IMHO. It seriously doesn't do much for my lashes at all. Doesn't really lengthen, doesn't really thicken. If I spend the time to build-up the product, I get *some* results, but not really much. If you already have decent lashes, this might be a product to try because it doesn't clump, goes on dry (and thus doesn't smudge), …Read more

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Conditioner - L'Oreal Paris - Everstrong Reconstruct

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Oct/26/2010

I have thick, naturally wavy/frizzy hair that is color treated. Yes, it's a mess, ladies. So needless to say, I always need to have an effective conditioner to help get my hair in line. For me, this one fills the bill, and I'd buy it again if I stopped being fickle about trying new stuff. I am about 3/4 of the way done with the tube, and I can't say that anything miraculous has …Read more

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Eye Shadow - LORAC - Eyeshadow Trio in Bronzed Bombshell

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Oct/24/2010

I have come to find that LORAC shadows can be a hit or miss for me, and unfortunately, this one is more of a miss. This is a 3-pan shadow palette packaged in a screw-top shadow container. The 3 colors are a cream highlight, and medium brown, and a darker brown. All colors are very much on the warm/reddish side and are very shimmery. Although the colors are browns, some people may not be …Read more

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Lipstick - L'Oreal Paris - Colour Riche Anti-Aging Serum in Berry Exciting

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Oct/23/2010

I picked up one of these on sale at Ulta - the "anti-aging" aspect was intriguing, since at my age I need all the help I can get. That said, I didn't really notice much of a difference in my lips - perhaps I need to use it consistently for several weeks. Anyway, I do experience a slight tingling sensation (but nowhere near what you get with regular lip plumpers) and it does have …Read more

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Lipstick - Stila - Long Wear Lipcolor Serenade

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fromjhadiq

Oct/23/2010

This is NOT long-wearing! On me it generally survives a couple of hours and a cup or two of coffee (but not food) before disappearing. This comes in a thin, long package and retails for $20 for 0.04 oz. Yes, 0.04 oz. (A typical lipstick in my experience contains 3-4 times that amount). So, not only does this product not work as advertised, it is really expensive! Those are two pretty big …Read more

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Lips - Avon - PERFECT WEAR Plump & Stay Lip Color - Plump Peach

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Oct/20/2010

OK, color me impressed by this inexpensive, humble little product from Avon. I'm surprised I am the first to review this, because it's really quite good! This retails from Avon for $9, but like with virtually all Avon products, you can get them for far less on sale or promotion. I personally got this on BOGO. Anyway, this is similar in concept to MAC Pro Longwear lipcolor. It is a …Read more

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Lipstick - Stila - Becky

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fromjhadiq

Sep/26/2010

This is a great deep berry-red that I've been reaching for regularly now that the weather is getting a little cooler. Perfect for Fall!. In the tube, it can look a little scary-dark, but like most Stila lipcolors, it sheers out to an almost natural-looking color. Perfect for a more sophisticated lip look for day against my NC25 skin. Not at all OTT, but not exactly a wallflower color …Read more

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Brows - NYC New York Color - Browser Brush-On Brow Kit

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fromjhadiq

Sep/15/2010

I bought this to have a cheap product to throw in my travel makeup bag. For that purpose, it truly fills the bill. The powder is packaged as a kit, including the pan of brow powder alongside a pan of brow wax, a small (but useless) pair of tweezers, and a brush to apply the powder/wax. The container is also housed in a plastic case that is also handy for travel. The powder is soft and smooth …Read more

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Lipstick - LORAC - Cream Lipstick in Charity

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fromjhadiq

Sep/10/2010

This is a rosey nude-brown lipstick that is on the darker side of nude on my NC25 complexion. The color in the tube is more-or-less what I get on my lips. It's a darker, more sophisticated look of nude, that is wearable with many looks, day or night. The texture is a matte, opaque creme, and isn't too drying, but not exactly moisturizing, either. No complaints here - it's a …Read more

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