Product Reviews by knitsnbytes

Palettes - Jeffree Star Cosmetics - Mini Controversy Palette

5.0
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15 days ago

This palette is the smaller of the highly sought collab of Jeffree Star and Shane Dawson. There's a companion big 18 shade palette that sold out and this one, which sold well but was more accessible. And the colors looked fun so what the hey, let's try it. Also I was not into the neon yellow, Cheeto Orange and other shades that put me off in the big palette.

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Loose Powders - Jeffree Star Cosmetics - Magic Star Setting Powder

4.0
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1 month ago

A fine setting powder that smells like cotton candy or vanilla sugar (vanilla to me.) It comes in a container with a sifter lid that slides around to reveal the sifter and closes securely. I really appreciate this; loose powders don't travel well as a rule and this one will.

It comes in 8 colors from translucent which is colorless or white, to "suede" which is deep. The …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Retro Matte Lipstick - Ruby Woo

2.0
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1 month ago

Famous for being dry. It's so dry I can't drag it on my lips. The color is supposed to be a universal red and it's a true red (I think it tends to blue red) and matte. Honestly, this is for the young and sleek. I don't have wrinkled lips but they aren't like they were when I was 20 when they were freakin' fabulous. Well, you can wear it any age if you adjust …Read more

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Lipstick - TATCHA - Kyoto Red Silk Lipstick

5.0
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1 month ago

Scored this on a sale and it's a silky, almost powdery feeling lipstick in a faceted bullet and very very heavy metal tube. The color is TOMATO RED. Will slightly yellow your tooth color. Lasts but feels weightless. Supposedly flatters every skin tone, yes it works. It's a bright red but not insane to the point you feel, everyone is staring at you. So it can go casual to LBD.

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BB Cream - IT Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

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1 month ago

Tell-tale closed cyst-like breakout on chin, my sign that something is not right for me in a cosmetic cream. Don't like the smell. Goes on well, light medium coverage, love that it has physical SPF but sadly, I can't use it.

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Powder - IT Cosmetics - CC+ Airbrush Perfecting Powder

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1 month ago

Nice packaging; a modern sleek plastic in silver with a compartment for a puff below. But the powder, fine as it is, and a good color for fair-medium skin, settles in the pores. By the end of the day, I have little dots of powder all over. Nope nope nope. Sad, as both the CC cream and the powder travel well, the powder being in a compact, not loose.

So far, for finishing powders, Tarte …
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Bronzers - IT Cosmetics - Radiance Ombre Bronzer - Warm Radiance

4.0
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1 month ago

This big bronzer comes sometimes with a fat fan brush and you can adjust how much darkness you put on (ombre.) But it's not that dark I see a general darkening but nothing like contour, in case you were wondering.

I like it and it's a big big pan which for highlighters and bronzers I really like, but you're just as well going to the drugstore for Rimmel, Maybelline or …
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Blush - IT Cosmetics - CC Radiance Ombre' Blush

5.0
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1 month ago

I have the pink ombre and it's very pigmented. It came with a pretty brush (angled) and I can use it to grab the lighter or darker pink area but either is pretty bright on my med-fair skin. (Neutral undertone.) I have trouble with blush showing up even though I'm lighter skinned. I like a pink flush and this delivers.

Compact is a smooth "flying saucer" with a …
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Concealers - Jeffree Star Cosmetics - Magic Star Concealer

5.0
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1 month ago

Update: I have purple dark circles and ordered the peach corrector concealer. Awesome! A darker shade than medium light anything but when blended out, it goes completely invisible but hides circles like nobody's business. My concealer arrived with the little star on the lid broken (annoying and not uncommon.) I think I'll glue a bead on in place. The peach (assuming you have dark …Read more

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Cleansers - Garnier - Refreshing Facial Cleanser with Aloe

4.0
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2 months ago

I use this every night. Received as a review item and it's one sample I've kept as it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin.

I have normal to dry skin in fall winter and normal in summer (can be oily if sweaty.) And I'm over 60.

This cleanser is not harsh but also not very good at removing all makeup. You will want to do double cleansing with oil or makeup …
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