Product Reviews by ladylazarus

Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Butterfly Intenza Mascara

3.0
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Nov/09/2015

Good grief, L'Oreal, stop dumping overbearing scent into all of your products! I can forgive the brand's signature strong powdery scent in their Color Riche lipsticks, since plenty of lipsticks are scented or flavoured, but there is no need for fragrance in mascara.

Ahem.

This mascara seems to work best once it's aged a little; it was a little smudgy when I …
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Nails - China Glaze - Nail Lacquer - That's Shore Bright

5.0
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May/11/2015

I love this product's colour and formula! That's Shore Bright is a smooth, fast-drying two-coater. Like most neons--I'll note, though, that, despite its name, this colour is less bright than the others in its collection--this polish dries semi-matte. Of course, you should be using a top coat to prolong your mani's weartime!

One thing to note: That's Shore …
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Polishes - China Glaze - Sun of a Peach

1.0
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May/11/2015

Oh man, this formula is really bad. Which is disappointing, because the name made me laugh out loud. I get that neon formulas (or any formula that contains a strong white base) can be tricky to apply, but this is a China Glaze polish. I've had better luck with drugstore neons. I had to use 3-4 coats--it doesn't play nicely with a white base--and, even after waiting a couple minutes …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Studio Flawless Concealer Brush

5.0
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Apr/04/2015

This brush is useful for applying concealer to a natural and blended finish (fwiw, I typically use a stick by Physician's Formula or NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Vanilla). What's more, it serves double-duty as a highlighting brush! Next, I'll have to try it to blend out eyeshadow. I haven't had any issues with shedding bristles or a loose brush head, despite ELF …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Nail Polish - Ballet Slippers

2.0
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Feb/19/2015

There are better milky, French manicure polishes out there. Ballet Slippers streaks, applies unevenly (and doesn't self-level), dries slowly, and, regardless of what top/base coat combo I use, chips in under 24 hours. The shade is beautiful, I will grant, but I'm not going to struggle with a polish that takes four painstaking coats to reach opacity. I hasten to add that I'm not a …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Creme - Black Cherry 477

2.0
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Feb/08/2015

Patchy, sheer, and drying on me, regardless of whether or not I use a lipliner. Shades like this are a dime a dozen. Nearly every line of lipstick features a vampy burgundy named Black Cherry, and nearly any of those lipsticks will be better than this one. This is a rare dud for the Super Lustrous line.

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Eye Shadow - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Studio Line Eye Transformer

5.0
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Feb/08/2015

When applied following ELF's suggestion, Eye Transformer gives ordinary black eyeliner a duochrome, MAC Pearlglide-like look. I've used the shades as inner-corner highlights and as all-over washes of colour. None of the shades are duds. Rather, all are opalescent yet pigmented and non-powdery. The pink and blue shades serve double duty as all-over highlighters for me; people with warmer …Read more

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Mascara - Lancôme - Hypnose Mascara

3.0
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Dec/01/2014

Received a GWP tube. I like this product well enough, but I don't think it's worth the price that Lancome demands.

I agree with a reviewer below that one needs to be careful when loading up for application. The brush is lovely and lush, but it picks up too much of the product, which leads to clumpy lashes and smudging on my lower lashline. I can brush these clumps out with an …
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Eyeliner - RIMMEL - Soft Kohl

4.0
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Dec/01/2014

My favourite drugstore kohl. Miles better than the similarly-priced Annabelle kohl!

I own the black pencil. It applies smoothly, with minimal tugging. It's blendable, for a smoky look, but it doesn't smudge on my skin unless I rub at it. I've used this on my waterline, which looks okay, but I prefer to use it on my lashline for a bolder look. I'm not an eyelining …
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