Product Reviews by kinamorata

Blush - theBalm Cosmetics - Blush - Hot Mama

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6 months ago

Let me preface that I never thought I would love anything more than Nars' orgasm. I've hit pan on that. I would wear it for days in a row because I loved it that much, despite my collection of 30 plus blushes. I went to Marshalls one day and saw this for $8. I was already fond of thebalm's frat boy and mary loumanizer (hit pan on that too) so I gave it a go. I didn't expect to …Read more

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Hair Styling Tools - Unlisted Brand - Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

5.0
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8 months ago

I bought this a year and a half ago at Sephora's 20% off. Originally, it was $500 CAD. I've had no problems with it thus far. I use it almost every day and I think it's worth the money. I have thick hair and it usually takes about five hours to air dry. I usually spend 10 minutes or so to get it to 90% dry. It's probably the best purchase I've made.

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Skincare - Face - Deciem - The Ordinary Lactic Acid 10% + HA 2%

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Nov/10/2017

I am in love with this product. My skin type is combination and non-sensitive. I have a few scars from breakouts on my cheeks. I've been using nightly for over 3 weeks after showering. The product quickly sinks into my skin and I use the NOID multi-molecular hyaluronic complex as well. I think the biggest turning point was when I went to Sephora last week to get a Fenty foundation match and …Read more

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Highlighters - BECCA - Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter - Opal

5.0
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May/15/2016

Becca opal, how do I love thee? Described as a "golden opal pearl." I call it pure perfection, I have oily combination skin (NC30 for reference) and this gives me the perfect glow without looking greasy (very fine line.) When I want to feel like a glowing goddess, I apply this on my cheekbones prior to blush. It complements any blush colour and sometimes I even swipe some on my lids in …Read more

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Eyeliner - Kat Von D - Tattoo Liner

5.0
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May/15/2016

I've gone through three of these, it retails for $23 CAD. I prefer KVD trooper to Stila because Stila's tip frays. As a total liquid eyeliner newbie, I've found that the KVD felt tip is easier to navigate. Every application, I get crisp black lines. I still need tape to achieve perfect wings. It lasts 16 hours if I wear it over Nars pro prime smudge proof base but sometimes I …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Nail Lacquer - Tickle My France-y

5.0
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May/15/2016

I own around twenty nude polishes and this is my favourite (halfway done the bottle.) What prompted me to write this review is that for the past two months, this is the only colour I wore on my fingers. It's the perfect nude for my NC30 skintone. Always polished, elegant and with just enough pink to not look corpse-like (very important!) One layer is opaque for a subtle effect but two layers …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Lipstick - Russian Red

4.0
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Aug/30/2015

I bought Russian Red because I wanted a fancy red lipstick and this has stellar reviews. The first time I wore this, it was in the middle of the Canadian winter so my lips were constantly chapped. (Blistex medex is my saving grace.) I loved the colour but the matte formula became unbearable after a few hours so I tossed it in the abandoned lippie basket and forgot about it until last week. I wore …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Honey

5.0
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Aug/21/2015

I'm a lippie hoarder and currently I'm on my second one. For reference, I'm NC30 and I wear this with Buxom Dolly on top for shine and it lasts for a couple of hours and wears off without being patchy. There's a slight minty scent but it dissipates after application. This is the perfect mauve colour for everyday wear, I like wearing something on my lips so I don't look …Read more

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Highlighters - theBalm Cosmetics - Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

5.0
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Jul/03/2015

I'm a highlighter fiend and this is my absolute favourite. I bought this at Rexall when it was 25% off The Balm products, so it was probably around $30 CAD for 8.5 grams/0.3 oz. The glitter isn't chunky, it's a shimmering glow with gold tones - perfect for my NC30 skintone. I pick up a very small amount of product and dust it on my face and tada - I suddenly have cheekbones! I have …Read more

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Loose Powders - e.l.f. Cosmetics - High Definition Powder

5.0
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Jul/03/2015

I bought this product on a whim, one evening at Superstore (when I was supposed to be buying groceries but wandered into the makeup area ahem) for $8 CAD for 8 grams. I'm NC30 and this blends beautifully into my skin. I think the packaging is bulky but the stuff inside is amazing. My previous HG setting powder was the Laura Mercier loose setting powder which I've stopped reaching for …Read more

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