Product Reviews by lilyorchid

Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

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Feb/15/2012

Skin type: oily/combination (very oily t-zone, very dry cheeks)


No, no, no, no. This irritated my skin so badly that it felt as if my skin was being burned, and that is no exaggeration. At the time, I was using a mild Retin-A treatment, so I thought it was the Retin-A that was causing me problems. For the first couple of weeks, the Retin-A really was the problem - I was a dry …
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Makeup Brushes - MAC Cosmetics - 224 Tapered Blending Brush

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Jan/28/2012

For about eight dollars cheaper, you can get a superior brush with the #217.


If you have a large lid space and a deep crease, this brush will probably be amazing for softly blending colors. However, if you have a small lid space like I do (think double eyelids but without a deep socket/crease space), this brush will over-blend your shadows and make the colors go everywhere …
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Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Skinfinish in Blonde Degradé

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Jan/27/2012

On my NC20 (yellow undertones) skin, MAC Blonde MSF shows up as a wonderful warm, shimmery pink. I use the darker gradient as a blush and the lighter gradient as a highlight. The combination creates the sweetest, glowy flush for me. Yes, it can be a little glittery because of all the shimmers, so I definitely recommend you steer clear of this if you have any fine lines, wrinkles, or enlarged …Read more

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Liquid - CHANEL - Perfection Lumiere Long-Wear Fluid Foundation

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Jan/26/2012

For reference, I am NC20 with yellow undertones and combination skin (oily in the t-zone and dry on my cheeks.) During the winter time, my skin gets even drier and flakier. The MA matched me perfectly to B10 (the lightest shade in the beige family), so paler ladies might want to skip this foundation altogether.


I wanted to really like this foundation because aside from their …
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Fragrances - Dior - Miss Dior Cherie L'eau

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Jan/26/2012

I'm one of those people that detests the original Miss Dior Cherie. I'm very sensitive to scents, so a perfume must not only be pleasant to me but also subtle. Miss Dior Cherie seemed too bitter and old-smelling (not like old ladies but more like musky dust on my skin), so it was definitely not the girly-fresh scent it tries to present itself as in the lovely commercials. Not on my …Read more

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Lipstick - MILANI - HD Advanced Lip Color - Classy Nude

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Jan/26/2012

First of all, the packaging is a real dupe for Dior's Serum De Rouges and it's also one of those moisturizing, balm-like lipsticks. The color 'Classy Nude' is really pretty and is definitely a MLBB color. UNFORTUNATELY, the smell is just awful. If you're like me and you're very sensitive to scents, then you might not like this product. So, no matter how pretty the …Read more

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