Product Reviews by kellystars

Eye Shadow - bareMinerals - 5 in 1 BB Cream Eyeshadow

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Feb/18/2017

I bought this in Barely Nude, and it does a nice job of evening out, correcting and brightening around my eye.

However

As soon as I blink it creases and has to be smoothed out again with my finger. After it dries down it emphasizes my lines and crepey lids. I'm not a big eyeshadow wearer, I am more about brows, liner and lashes. I think that my best all over color has …
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Polishes - OPI - Nail Lacquer - Bubble Bath

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Jun/22/2014

I'm not expert at painting my nails so I have to do three coats to even out streakiness.

I like Bubble Bath because it makes such a clean, fresh look. I think the pink in Essie Mademoiselle is more flattering to my cool skin, and it is easier to apply for me, but the contrast of the warmer Bubble Bath makes me look a little tanner. In my head it does anyway. I think it looks very …
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Lipstick - Tarte Cosmetics - LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain in Envy

3.0
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Jun/22/2014

The color is nothing like the color on Max in 2 Broke Girls. I had heard this was her color which is why I bought it.

It's a very pale MLBB with a waxy texture, poor pigmentation, a TINY amount of product and it has no lasting power. None. The color portion was rattling around in the casing in a cheap sort of way and broke the first time I used it, so I had to use it with a lip …
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Lip Treatments - Dior - Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss

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Apr/29/2014

On my second tube of this superior product. Takes care of chapping, makes my lips feel tingling and does plump and prime them for lipstick. I also use as a gloss over lipstick and a night treatment. Super quenching and LOVE the scent. Vanilla and cinnamon.

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Polishes - OPI - Color So Hot It Berns

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Apr/28/2014

Elegant, glamorous. I am very blue/pink undertoned and this reads as true red on me with no orange or blue tendencies.

The wear has been mostly okay. Not great. Part of red nails is the discipline of keeping it up, I guess. Dita Von Teese v. Jennifer Anniston (Bubble Bath).



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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Lipstick - Russian Red

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Mar/06/2014

When I first tried Russian Red it was in the early nineties, and it was famous for being Madonna's red. I hated it then, I thought it was extremely orange and I avoided it for over 20 years. In those days, I think my idea of a red lip was I would now call burgundy.

What a mistake I made by staying away. The red lipstick I had been searching for all this time was right under my …
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Treatments (Face) - CLARINS - Beauty Flash Balm

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Jan/23/2014

This stuff works to bring blood to the skin by irritating it with potassium hydroxide. Commonly known as lye.

This is also why Beauty Flash Balm is promoted as a "special occasion" product rather than an everyday primer. Caveat emptor.

Here are some other uses for potassium hydroxide:

"Uses of potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide:
* It is …
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Concealers - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Full Cover Concealer

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Jan/19/2014

I bought this on the recommendation of Wayne Goss on Youtube. He suggest mixing one little dab of this with a big dot of moisturizer and using as a foundation for the most "natural, glowing, radiant..blah blah etc etc." I tried it for that purpose a couple of times but I don't really like all that much moisture being in a hot, humid climate year round. And the concoction just …Read more

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Moisturizers - MAC Cosmetics - Strobe Cream

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Jan/19/2014

Yeah, it's great if you are older. Brings back some glow. (If you are already glowy then you might not see a difference, but if you aren't glowy - this helps!)

I really like the smell. And it is quite lingering, so that is sort of a plus.

It *feels* good when I put it on. My skin likes it.

Makes foundation go on more easily - I use it as a primer. I use …
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Polishes - OPI - Nail Lacquer - Chick Flick Cherry

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Jan/18/2014

I don't like the name. I would have named it, "This is my jam".

Very jammy, plummy red. Tasteful. But a little bit dull somehow. I would like more red velvet and less bordeaux.

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