Product Reviews by kayben

Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - Ellen Tracy - Ellen Tracy

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fromkayben

11 months ago

I like the bottle. It reminds me of the Liberty Bell; maybe because I'm from Philadelphia. The perfume, however, leaves no pleasant associations. The scent is extremely fleeting and very mundane. Perhaps one step above feminine hygiene products. I got the perfume very cheaply on ebay, and that's exactly what it's worth. My ultimate assessment is: don't bother.

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Fragrances - Coty - Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker

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fromkayben

Sep/20/2017

I bought the anniversary edition of this perfume. It comes in a pink reflective bottle, looks very pretty on your dressing table. The scent smells like the first waft you get when you walk into a posh hair salon; so whatever note is most prevalent in expensive shampoos must also be in this fragrance. It has a weak sillage. When I spray it on sheer curtains in my bedroom the scent has almost …Read more

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Lip Gloss - COVERGIRL - Lipslicks Smoochies lip balm

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fromkayben

Apr/19/2015

I buy makeup at Big Lots, and I gotta stop because I almost never like what I get. I bought a Smoochies (deplorable name) in 250, which is a nice deep plum and soft understated plum on the lips. I have no problem with the price, the packaging, or the color. The texture is my issue. It's heavy and waxy and makes my lips dry rather than moisturized. So, I'll keep it and use it once …Read more

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Brows - Hard Candy - Brows Now Fiberized Brow Gel & Highlighter

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fromkayben

Apr/19/2015

I'll be brief: if you use Maybelline Color Tattoo in Tough as Taupe on your brows and you really like it, as I do myself, then carry on with it. There's nothing about this product that is better except the convenience of the applicator. It's worth the money, but in the end, I prefer the finer control I get with a brush.

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Lip Gloss - wet n wild - Megaslicks Balm Stain (all colors)

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fromkayben

Oct/25/2014

I've been around the makeup block quite a few times, yet still make some of the same mistakes over and over. I saw Red-dy or Not balm stain and thought it looked like a sure-fire neutral red. The experienced voice in my mind cried, "No, it will turn fuchsia on you."

The voice of experience was correct. On my yellow-toned and aging skin, this color looked garish and …
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Lips - Jordana Cosmetics - Twist & Shine Moisturizing Balm Stain

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fromkayben

Aug/27/2014

I love the texture and wearability of this balm stain. I have it in Terra Crave, and it's a must-have color for warm skin. It's a rosy-red that looks like healthy, pigmented lips. And even though it has a tendency to turn pinkish as it fades (several hours later), it's not the garish fuchsia of most stain products. I've been reaching for this every day. It goes with …Read more

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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - Color Icon Eyeshadow Single - Brulee

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fromkayben

Aug/27/2014

This is a half shade lighter than my skintone, so I love to use it as a matte highlighter down the the center of my nose and the top of my cheeks, in addition to the standard location under the brow bone. It's my go-to for lightening dark eyelids and creating a 'blank canvas' for the eye. Will always repurchase.

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Highlighters - REVLON - Photoready Skinlights in Bare Light

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fromkayben

Aug/17/2014

I'm in my forties and luckily never suffered from acne, even when I was a teen. This product is only one of perhaps five in my whole makeup buying existence (30+years) that broke me out. On top of that, it was glittery and looked poor in natural light. I'm thinking about re-purposing it to act as a highlighter for body parts like shoulders and shins, but I probably won't. I …Read more

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Conditioner - Suave - Professionals Moroccan Infusion Shine Conditioner

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fromkayben

Jun/08/2014

So, I'm striking out with Suave, but I'm not surprised, given the quality of my hair, which is poor. It's coarse and thin and there's little that can be done to make it better. I don't abuse it with heat or constantly stripping it and overlaying it with dye, but it continues to be like the bristles on a wildebeest. If your hair is like mine--first, my condolences, and …Read more

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Styling Products - Suave - Professionals Sleek Anti-Frizz Cream

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fromkayben

Jun/08/2014

I'm giving this product three stars because it does the best it can on hair like mine. My hair is naturally coarse and thin. It's like a frayed brillo pad on some days and a Halloween fright wig on others. So, I can't expect a miracle, though I keep looking.

The product does impart shine, which is attractive and welcome, but it doesn't last long, and it …
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