Product Reviews by kperfetto

Powder - Neutrogena - Mineral Sheers Compact Powder Foundation (All Shades)

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Apr/27/2013

This is a really nice powder foundation for normal-to-dry skin. It doesn't settle, which is good, and has an SPF of 20, which is even better. (Though you shouldn't rely on powder alone for sun protection if you're going to be out for an extended time.) The color selection is poor, though: nothing for very light or very dark skin. I have shade #20 (Natural Ivory), and it's a …Read more

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Blush - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Superblendable Blush in Tender Rose

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Apr/27/2013

Cool-toned neutral blushes are exceedingly hard to find, so kudos to L'oreal for making a natural-looking blush that isn't too brown or too peach. On my NW15/20 skin, Tender rose is a light plum-pink with some silver sparkle that isn't too obvious, despite being a glitterbomb in the pan. It might pull a little purple on warmer skin. The texture is very soft, almost creamy, which …Read more

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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Cantaloupe

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Apr/23/2013

Cantaloupe is a nice peachy-brown shade without pink or red undertones. Peach blushes usually turn orange on me (this is the problem I have with MAC's Peaches, which on me could very well be called "Oranges"), but this one is very natural-looking, if a tad too warm for my skin tone.

The texture of MAC's Satin blushes is one of the best out there: very smooth with …
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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Veluxe Pearl - Stars N Rockets

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Apr/23/2013

Stars N Rockets pulls too red on my eyes, but looks really nice as a shimmery violet blush. Most purple blushes are too brown, or too pink/red on my skin, but this is really pretty, in a slightly bruised sort of way. Urban Decay's Asphyxia is a close dupe.

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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Powder Blush - Pinch Me

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Feb/03/2013

Pinch me is another one of MAC's blushes that looks not that impressive in the pan, but beautiful on. In the pot, it's an ugly terra cotta, but on me, it's a nice warm rose shade, sort of like a warmer, browner Fleur Power. My one gripe is that the Sheertone blushes in general have little staying power, but this one is pretty pigmented, so it's not that much of an issue.

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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15

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Feb/03/2013

This is really a review for the new NW10 shade, one of the new light shades MAC introduced this year. (There's also an NW13, which might be ideal for me, but my Macy's didn't have it in stock.)

I'm glad MAC is finally expanding their shades, as NW15 is too dark and red for me, and NC15, while light enough, is way too yellow. NW10 is almost a little too white for …
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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - Color Icon Eyeshadow Single - Nutty

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Mar/25/2010

This shade is almost an exact dupe for Stila's long-discontinued Puck eyeshadow: kind of a slivery, browish taupe with a slight sheen. Even the texture is pretty close, and that says a lot given Stila's wonderfully soft shadows. The packaging could be better, but for about two dollars a pop, it's a fair trade-off.

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Hair Color - Clairol - Natural Instincts Hair Color

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Sep/09/2009

Earlier this summer, I colored my hair a rich, auburn brown. Despite my best efforts, it lasted about two weeks before it started to fade and take on an ugly pinkish hue. Since it was too early to color again, but I wanted to "refresh" my color, I bought a box of Natural Instincts in Golden Mahogany. (Truth be told, I also bought a box of Cinnaberry and toyed with the idea of mixing the …Read more

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Hair Color - L'Oreal Paris - Feria Haircolor

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Sep/04/2009

I have mixed feelings about Feria. On one hand, it's one of the the only drugstore haircolors to have significantly lightened my hair in one step. One the other, it's incredibly drying, smells to high heaven, and, like others have mentioned, is a nightmare to remove. That being said, the colors are great (some of the richest, prettiest browns), if not entirely natural looking (the …Read more

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Brows - REVLON - Brow Fantasy Pencil and Gel

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Sep/03/2009

My eyebrows are plenty dark. but I have a few sparse spots from over-zealous plucking and small scar left over from childhood. Normally, I just fill then in with a light brown eyeshadow, but the staying power isn't so great. I wanted a cheaper alternative to the tinted brow gels from MAC and Anastasia, and in that respect, this is a great drugstore find. Though I'm a brunette, I'm …Read more

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