Product Reviews by kjulianah

Makeup Brushes - Cinema Secrets - Professional Brush Cleaner

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Jul/08/2018

I'm glad I only bought the mini size to try it. After cleaning all my eye makeup brushes with it, I'll be disposing of it. Yes, it works, but I can't handle the revolting smell. I don't understand how some people are smelling "yummy vanilla." It smells like naphtha mixed with something sickeningly sweet. Hours after using it -- in a room with three windows wide open …Read more

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BB Cream - COVERGIRL - Clean Matte BB Cream

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Aug/19/2017

I bought this on a whim and didn't have high expectations, but I love it. It has been my go-to base for the past two months. I like it better than my high-end foundations.

It's more like a light coverage foundation than a typical American BB cream. It applies and blends easily with a damp sponge, doesn't break apart on my nose, smooths over dry patches, doesn't …
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Pressed Powders - NYX Professional Makeup - HD Finishing Powder Translucent

5.0
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Aug/19/2017

PROS
- Amazing blurring effect; the pores on my nose and cheekbones are much less noticeable
- Better oil control than expensive powders I've tried; I'm shine-free for hours -- even on my normally oily nose
-Excellent price point

CONS
- no mirror and puff so it's not ideal for touch-ups on the go

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Eye Primer - essence - I Love Stage Eyeshadow Base

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Aug/19/2017

I bought this because I saw some good reviews on YouTube, and the low price is appealing. I normally use Smashbox 24 Hour, but I thought this would be good for natural (no shadow) makeup days to even out the tone on my lids and control oil. I tried it for the first time this morning, and my lids felt a bit itchy right after I put it on. Fast forward 2 hours, and the itch was replaced with …Read more

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Palettes - Too Faced - Sweet Peach Eye Shadow Collection Palette

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Apr/05/2017

I'll admit I was drawn to this palette partly because of the pretty packaging (reminds me of paintboxes I had when I was little) and the promise of a peachy scent. I'm a sucker for things like that. I wasn't expecting to find it as useful as my In Bloom palette, but I've used this palette at least 3 times a week since I bought it 2 months ago -- and I've used all of the …Read more

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Lips - Bite Beauty - Amuse Bouche Lipstick

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Apr/05/2017

Happiness in a tube. Love, love, LOVE it. I rarely spend $30 (CAD) on a lipstick, but this is totally worth the splurge. It goes on so creamy and smooth and opaque with just one swipe, and it lasts for hours. I'm 47, and my lips tend to be dry; this wears beautifully, doesn't settle into lines, and feels comfortable hour after hour. I can't think of another lipstick I own (and I …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Lash Sensational Washable Mascara

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Apr/04/2017

I have 5 other mascaras in my makeup bag right now (2 UD, 2 Benefit, and 1 Clinique), but this is the one I find myself reaching for most days. It works well for me. I thought it was clumpy at first, but it works brilliantly for me when I apply a few thin, light coats rather than going in with a lot of product at once. I have pale lashes that are quite straight. This mascara makes them very long …Read more

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Eye Makeup Remover - Marcelle - Oil-Free Eye Make-up Remover Lotion

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Feb/08/2017

This is the worst eye makeup remover I've ever used. It lathers, it burns, it spreads your liquified eye makeup all around your eyes. I used it once, and after I doused my eyes with cool water to try to stop the burning, I had to use another eye makeup remover to actually remove my eye makeup. I don't know how this stuff made it past the testing phase. If -- for some reason -- you want …Read more

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Fragrances - L'Occitane - Verbena

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Dec/30/2016

I love citrus-y scents, and this one is my favourite. It smells so fresh and invigorating. I don't like powdery or sweet smells, so this stuff is perfect. It's the sort of smell that makes me thirsty -- if that makes sense. It smells quite tart and lemony when I first spray it, but then mellows to a softer, very clean, light scent. It's my go-to scent.

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Primer/ Corrector - RIMMEL - Fix and Perfect Foundation Primer

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Dec/29/2016

This is my go-to primer. I'm on my 3rd tube. I the 002 (white/clear) shade. It's moisturizing, but not greasy. And if you give it about 5 minutes to set, it provides a smooth surface for foundation application. I sometimes get a dry spot on my nose that can look rough or flaky with foundation, but this stuff covers that area and keeps it smooth. I don't have overly oily skin, but …Read more

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