Product Reviews by katerinak11

Eye Shadow - NYX Professional Makeup - Nude Matte Shadow - Leather & Lace

4.0
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Apr/07/2015

Lace is one of my favourite eyeshadows to use as a base. It is a light tan leaning pink and is relatively pigmented. I have Coquette from the same line (a purple with greyed out tones) and they pair so well together! There is minimal fallout so I can do my eye after finishing my face, and the formula is not drying, it feels a bit creamy.

I recommend using a primer since the wear time …
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Blush - NYX Professional Makeup - Powder Blush (ALL)

3.0
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Apr/07/2015

I have two different colours: Apricot (a light pink with specks of glitter) and Cinnamon (a dark orangey red). I love using Apricot but the colour payoff isn't high (even though I have very fair skin), Cinnamon on the other hand has high colour payoff. I have to be very lighthanded with Cinnamon and think it is better suited for darker skin tones.

The price isn't high for …
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Concealers - NYX Professional Makeup - HD Photogenic Concealer

3.0
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Apr/07/2015

This is the best concealer at this price point that I have tried. Other concealers tend to cake up on my skin since it is dry, but this one seems to have more of an oily component when applying. I use this under my eyes and occasionally on my nose. It does not wear off for at least 6 hours but it tends to crease right underneath my eye. I've been setting it with Banana from the Anastasia …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Sonia Kashuk - Synthetic Buffing Brush

5.0
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Apr/07/2015

I use this as an alternative to a flat top brush when applying foundation or blending out powders. The handle is comfortable enough to hold and I also like the look of the white. The brush itself is softer than the other "cheap" Sonia Kashuk brushes, and it is very dense. I use this brush with Maybelline Fit Me foundation and Revlon ColourStay. Both products go on seamlessly with this …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Sonia Kashuk - Synthetic Flat Top Multipurpose Brush

4.0
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Apr/07/2015

Bought this at Target for around $17, one of my more expensive brushes, but I am so impressed! The bristles are very soft, they don't feel like they are scratching my skin at all, and my foundation applies so flawlessly.

I use this with maybelline fit me foundation and it effortlessly blends into my skin in an even layer. I went to buy a second brush but they were always out of …
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Mascara - Buxom - Lash Waterproof Mascara

4.0
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Apr/07/2015

I really like this mascara for adding volume to my lashes but I find the application difficult because the brush is so large and round. I find that it is easy to add length with the tip of the wand, but applying mascara to my bottom lashes is a nightmare since you always end up brushing up against your lids.

I found that it was easy to remove the mascara with a regular eye makeup …
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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Telescopic Mascara

5.0
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Apr/07/2015

This is my go-to for mascara. The wand is very small and has small plastic bristles instead of fibrous bristles. It does not clump even after 3 coats. Gossmakeup did a review on youtube and said it was better than Dior! It really lengthens your lashes and seperates them (no clumping) and also makes each individual lash look thicker. I don't usually use this mascara for bottom lashes since …Read more

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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Lengthening Mascara

3.0
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Apr/07/2015

At first I really loved this mascara because it makes my lashes so full. It adds a lot of volume because the brush is larger. After a month it became very clumpy and when I pulled out the wand it was covered in product. I tried wiping excess off on the sides of the bottle but it was working so I found a replacement. Lo and behold, after a few weeks of not opening it, it is working again! I will …Read more

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Scrubs - St. Ives - Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

4.0
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Apr/06/2015

As far as exfoliating scrubs go, this is one of my favourites. The ingredients are pretty natural and there is just a hint of scent so it feels gentle on my sensitive skin. The walnut shells gently exfoliate and brighten the skin while removing dead cells. The pieces are not large but not small enough to irritate my pores. I use this when I'm in the shower to gently wash off all the gunk on …Read more

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Foundations - Maybelline New York - Dream Matte Mousse

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Apr/06/2015

I don't mind the packaging but the problem I have with this product is the formula. It seemed to become dry and clump up in the container which spelled bad news for my face. It seperated on my forehead and nose and couldn't be saved with moisturizer or a beauty blender. I think there are better powder foundations and the "mousse" is just a gimmick.

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