Product Reviews by laracole

Eye Shadow - Makeup Geek - Eyeshadow (All)

4.0
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Jan/09/2012

Overall, these shadows are great quality, comparable to the mac shadows I own (see pictures posted above.) I like that these are made in the US and are cruelty free. I've heard some people claim they are the same as Coastal Scents hot pots, and I believe they are not because the majority of these shadows are talc free (all the hot pots I own have talc) and the pan size and amount of product …Read more

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Lipstick - MILANI - Color Statement Lipstick - Black Cherry

2.0
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Dec/19/2011

Lovely color. It's just like the juice of a black cherry. Can be very vampy or pretty as a light stain. Other than that, this lipstick is horrible. While pigmented, this lipstick is NOT opaque at all, so if you have different pigmentation on your lips like I do, it will show through (wears more like a stain). Next, even with lip balm, this settles into lip lines like crazy. Also …Read more

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Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Pigalle

4.0
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Dec/15/2011

(see pics) I'm so excited to have found a MLBB color. The whole concealer as a nude doesn't work with my lips because my lip color is so different from my skintone. I'm around NC40 and my lips are pretty pigmented, and have uneven coloring so It's difficult to find nudes and neutrals that don't wash me out and clash with my skintone. Most things I try appear too cool on …Read more

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Deodorants - Arm & Hammer - Essentials Natural Deodorant

5.0
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Sep/16/2008

The Crystal stick is the only natural deodorant I've used before and although it worked well, it was a hassle wetting it and rubbing it in for such a long time. That's when I transitioned back to regular deodorants. I was happy with degree women for a while, but I noticed that even after a shower and a lot of degree, the odor would not be controlled at all! Arm and hammer is amazing! …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - REVLON - Cushion-Grip Lash Curler

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Aug/24/2008

I'm sure you either love this product or hate it. I have almond shaped asian (Filipina) eyes, and Revlon curlers (the lash curler and cushion grip curler) are HG for me. See profile for my eye shape. The base of the curlers are like a half circle with flat edges on each side. Great for almond, not so for more round (pinched my sister pretty badly). These last about a year or two before you …Read more

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Palettes - Coastal Scents - 88 eyeshadow palette

3.0
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Aug/18/2008

I'm surprised no ones reviewed this on MUA yet. This is my 100th review, btw... So there are pictures of the palettes and swatches of all 88 colors at the end. This is the original palette, not the shimmer, which contains mostly mattes, but there are plenty of shimmery ones in it as well.
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Anyway, this is the palette that everyone and their mother (on …
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Blush - Alima Pure - Luminous Shimmer Blush - Sahara

3.0
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Aug/08/2008

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I got this as an free sample from my Alima order. Alima's description is: <i>A lustrous spicy bronze with hints of gold and rose</i>. When swiped it is a pretty medium toned metallic rose with plenty gold shimmer (I mean GLITTER). I really didn't care for this though, because when I apply it, I can't see the rose base and …
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Top/Base Coats - Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat

5.0
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Aug/06/2008

I couldn't wear nail polish without this product! (Unless it was a fast drying already glossy shade like OPI My Private Jet :). I love to do my nails, but hate waiting for them to dry. I'm totally impatient and will mess up my polish by attempting to multi-task (dry my nails and God knows what), causing me to remove that finger's polish, which in turn destroys another, and so on …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - The Colossal Volum Express Mascara

4.0
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Aug/05/2008

This is a pretty good mascara for my thin, average semi straight lashes. I didn't curl my lashes and put this on and POW. I've never had fake looking lashes from 1 coat of mascara before. I really like how it darkened the base of my lashes which I could only do before with eyeliner. One thing to watch out for is the SMELL when you first open the tube... i DOES smell like roses (but not …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Eyeshadow - Chrome Yellow

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Aug/04/2008

Very Matte and VERY YELLOW. You do have to layer on a bit to get it bright, BUT I usually use a creamy white base it it goes on vibrant. Try NYX Jumbo pencil in MILK over UDPP. OH, and btw, DON'T try to use a mixing medium (like glycerin/water) on your brush and dip it into the e/s. It'll mess it up, as I learned with MAC mattes. If you're wondering just what the heck your supposed …Read more

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