Product Reviews by jskellis

Concealers - wet n wild - CoverAll Correcting Palette

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Feb/03/2015

I got this in a set with the new WnW primer. This isn't awful, but it's definitely not great and I wouldn't recommend it.

I don't have any color correcting needs that involve a purple shade, so I haven't touched that one. But I do need yellow and green correctors and a highlighter.

The shades are VERY pigmented, so that's a plus. The green I …
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Blush - Hourglass Cosmetics - Ethereal Glow Ambient Lighting Blush

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May/01/2014

I bought this because I am sheep BAAA BAAA. Once again hype and bloggers compelled me to use my Sephora gift card on the trendy new thing. Once again I am regretful and swapped it.


In my own defense, I love pale, neutral pinks and thought this would be perfect. I was sadly mistaken and out 30 something dollars for the following reasons:

- I am extremely pale to the …
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Loose Powders - Laura Mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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Feb/28/2014

It's a nice setting powder in that it has a good texture, is translucent, and is decent at oil control. But there are many other powders, loose and pressed, for much cheaper (neutrogena oil control, nyx hd setting powder, coty airspun) that perform the same as LM. There are other high end powders for the same price that perform much better (mufe hd loose and pressed, tarte smooth operator …Read more

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Blush - NYX Professional Makeup - Powder Blush - Natural

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Dec/12/2013

Makes me feel fresher than a tampon commercial on a bright spring morning. This is the quintessential "babydoll" pink, cool in tone from where I'm standing (neutral, slightly warm), matte, and very silky in consistency. The wear is great- it doesn't fade and maintains its pink color without turning orange, a problem I have with my oily skin.

There are other …
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Pressed Powders - Neutrogena - Shine Control Pressed Powder

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Sep/21/2013

I am oilier than Kuwait during the first Gulf war. Like a duck after the Exxon Valdez accident, or your average McDonals deep frier.

I've tried almost every oil control method under the sun- primers, powders, any makeup product geared towards or designed for oily skinned people. Physical sunscreen has helped a lot, but a mattifying powder is absolute necessity.

I found …
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Polishes - OPI - First Date at the Golden Gate

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Aug/30/2013

What's most charming about this polish is that is truely is a match of the bright brick red of the Golden Gate Bridge. They did a great job of duping this famous color, and it actually makes me think of San Francisco when I wear it.

Nostalgia aside, it's a very eye catching warm red and looks great on my pale, yellow-toned skin. It's got a very glossy look under topcoat …
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Highlighters - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Skinfinish - Lightscapade

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Aug/18/2013

Beautiful, unadulturated light. Lightscapade epitomizes the wet, subtle shimmer of the MAC Skinfinishes, with no glitter or powderiness. It has swirls of pink, beige, and blue, and comes out the most beautiful champagne color on my NC10 skin.

Swatches of Lightscapade online began my journey to finding the perfect highlighter, and I tried many in all different shades. MAC recently …
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Loose Powders - NYX Professional Makeup - HD Studio Finishing Powder

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Jul/07/2013

I am oilier than Kuwait after the Persian Gulf War. My desperate and unrelenting search for an oil controlling finishing powder had, I thought, ended with Tarte Smooth Operator. Even at $28 I found its ability to control oil worth the price and have since dropped well over $100 on that.

NYX offers an awesome dupe in this powder. I find it controls oil just as well. The packaging is …
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Mascara - CLINIQUE - Lash Building Primer

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Jul/01/2013

I covet long lashes, like giraffe-in-high-heels- long. Like Erich Von Stroheim's "Greed" or the annotated "War and Peace" long. ELEVATOR TO THE MOON LONG. I'm a cardcarrying mascara enthusiast (read: addict) and I've found some great mascaras over the years, especially L'Oreal Telescopic Shocking Extensions, Benefit's They're Real, and …Read more

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Conditioner - TIGI - Elasticate Conditioner

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May/26/2013

"But soft! What light through yonder window breaks? 'Tis amazing hair, and Tigi Elasticate Conditioner is the Sun!"

Like Romeo when he first saw Juliet, I was enamored immediately with Elasticate. Unlike Romeo, I have quite a lot of experience, as I work at a retail salon and have samples about a million different shampoos, conditioners, serums, leave-in treatments …
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