Product Reviews by karensanford

Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Butterfly Mascara

4.0
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Mar/02/2015

My go-to for over two decades has been original Voluminous--first brown-black, and then carbon black. I go back to it because I can't find anything else I like better, but I hate how it dries out so quickly and can get a bit overly thick/clumpy.

I tried the Butterfly one because I'm open to any variation in the Voluminous family--and wow! This is a welcome addition. The …
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Blush - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Super-Blendable Blush - Innocent Flush

4.0
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Jun/19/2010

I bought this because I kept hearing about it on the makeup board...and I love a good drugstore find almost as much as I love a good peach blush!

So first I need to say that L'Oreal did something very, very annoying with this...they changed the color at some point, but they kept the same name on it. This explains why some reviewers call it matte, and others insist it has shimmer …
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Blush - L'Oreal Paris - True Match super blendable blush n1-2 precious peach

4.0
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May/30/2010

This is an incredibly beautiful blush. Swatched on my hand, it's my dream blush--gorgeous shimmery peach without a hint of pink. However, I cannot get it to show up on my N4 cheeks. I had to apply it over and over and over just to get ANYthing...and it was like a hint of shading, not even resembling the actual blush color. I think this would look fabulous on some very fair ladies but I …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Pigment - Tan

5.0
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Jun/24/2009

This pigment is a perfect 5 from MAC!

Though it's been said already, I have to say again that the name is very misleading--it's not tan at all. It's probably called Tan because it would look fabulous with a tan (as other reviewers have mentioned). However, I can forgive the naming because it's such an amazing pigment. It's a gorgeous shimmery peach with …
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Blush - Cargo Cosmetics - Blush - Topeka

5.0
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Jun/14/2009

I am normally a peachy-pink blush gal, a la Orgasm or Coralista. However, several days a year, usually in the summer, I wear warm enough eye colors (Amber Lights, Woodwinked, etc) that I have to have a nice warm blush. That's where Topeka comes in!

I have to disagree on the "rosy" content described by other reviewers. I really don't see any rose or pink in …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Bold & Brazen

4.0
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Sep/28/2008

Bold and Brazen, like the rest of the Starflash shadows that I have tried, is beautiful, buttery soft, and blendable. However, I found that it was just too similar to Expensive Pink for me to justify owning both. I know that others will argue the differences, and I do see them. EP is pinker, and of course duochrome. But with one on each eye, the appeal and overall effect is just too much the …Read more

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Eye Shadow - L'Oreal Paris - HIP Cream Shadow Paint in 807 Secretive

2.0
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Sep/01/2008

I bought this based on the good reviews and because it was BOGO. It lasted a long time (all day!) but it made my lids shrivel up very strangely, like the skin was stretched or dry. Then at the end of the day, I found that I was all broken out in little dry spots. If you have sensitive lid skin, proceed with caution! Also, the packaging is grossly unhygienic if you use it the way they suggest …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Go - Starflash Collection ] [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Aug/09/2008

I'm starting to feel like a broken record, but this is the fourth Starflash shadow I have found that has an exact dupe in Stila's line. This is a dead ringer for Golightly! Kind of weird, considering the names are similar..."go"...

That said, this is a beautiful bronzy brown that is very reminiscent of Tempting but without all that annoying Lustre glitter chunk …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Grand Entrance [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Aug/09/2008

Fabulous fabulousness. This is truly a color to stock up on!

I B2M'ed for this knowing that on my hand, it looked identical to All That Glitters. But I'm a sucker for shimmery peachy shadows, so I was dumb and got it anyway. I am SO glad I did!

First of all, it really isn't that similar to ATG. I started out putting one on each eyelid so I could compare …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Mink & Sable - Starflash Collection

5.0
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Aug/09/2008

Everyone has mentioned this color's similarity to Sumptuous Olive, and I pretty much assumed they were the same though I couldn't resist getting Mink and Sable anyway! But actually, I found Sumptuous Olive to be much more gold-brown on comparison. Mink and Sable is a smoky green, and if I had to choose warm or cool undertones I would say cool. Much more blue than S.O. …Read more

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