Product Reviews by knitsnbytes

Palettes - Jeffree Star Cosmetics - Blood Sugar Eyeshadow Palette

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2 months ago

Fun palette for pink-red looks and you can get a neutral eye. These are "pressed pigment" shadows, looser and more pigmented. I have trouble with reds and blues generally, but this "vegan" formula doesn't use cochineal and I can wear the reds with no irritation.

However, these colors fade quickly. You can get some dramatic and even wearable looks: I like a …
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Moisturizers - TATCHA - The Indigo Cream Soothing Skin Protectant

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2 months ago

Tatcha creams mostly work well for me; the Water Cream is too light for my mature skin, the Dewy cream is great for a light night moisturizer and this cream, billed as good for sensitive skin does what it says.

It's a medium moisturizer, it leaves barely any residue and it soothes irritations on my sensitive skin. The cream is blue from the inclusion of Japanese indigo. I have some …
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Palettes - Jeffree Star Cosmetics - Mini Controversy Palette

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3 months 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

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4 months 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

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4 months 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

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4 months 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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4 months 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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4 months 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

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4 months 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

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4 months 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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