Product Reviews by ljacks

Lip Gloss - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible Pro Matte Gloss

4.0
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fromljacks

May/27/2016

I'm super impressed by this matte gloss. Like others have said, it's a creamy finish that doesn't dry out my lips. I received this as part of an Ulta promotion and slapped it on just to check out the color and texture not knowing what to expect...imagine my surprise when four hours later the color was still pleasantly present on my lips and not faking off in a weird clumpy mess …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Spoken From the Heart

5.0
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fromljacks

Apr/24/2016

As many who have dabbled in frequent nail painting can attest, OPI generally has some pretty decent polish colors and quality. This one however knocks it out of the park. The color is nothing earth shattering but good for Spring/Summer but the formula is where this polish really shines - NO streaks, great self-leveling, practically perfect in just one coat. Two coats offers full coverage. I …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Real Techniques - Miracle Complexion Sponge

5.0
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fromljacks

May/04/2015

This is an excellent makeup sponge. Never used a beauty blender but used to use my fingers or a stippling brush. Let me tell you, the difference between the old methods and this sponge are night and day! I use a very heavy foundation (Revlon Colorstay) and this makes the finish look flawlessly blended. I'll never go back and have repurchased once already!

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Eyeliner - Stila - Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Stingray

4.0
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fromljacks

Sep/12/2012

Using this product feels absolutely decadent! It glides on so smoothly with no tugging at all, and makes such a nice, even line that I never really have to go over the same spot twice--no skipping! I haven't noticed any fading after ~8 hours of wear, which says a lot since the formula is such a rich black.


My only issue is the smudging. I have noticed this tends to slide …
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Lipstick - Stila - Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Fiery

2.0
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fromljacks

Sep/07/2012

I had high hopes, but this product just doesn't work for me. It does wear pretty well but it also sets very fast--you have to get the application right on the first try, every time. The doe-foot applicator makes that a bit difficult. I felt this did sink into my lips pretty well and didn't simply sit on top of my skin, but was pretty drying. The matte finish and texture just wasn't …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Lash Blast Volume Mascara

2.0
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fromljacks

Jan/14/2012

Nope nope nope! I have literally never had a problem with any other "wet" formula but this one makes my eyes weep and water for HOURS after I put it on. It's like it never dries! I also think the brush dispenses way too much product, even if you wipe it off on the plunger/rim--I end up with a ton of product settling near the base of my lashes, which then (probably aided by the …Read more

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Deodorants - Unlisted Brand - Certain Dri

5.0
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fromljacks

Jan/10/2012

Will always rebuy.


I can't say enough good things about this antiperspirant. Sure, it stings if you put it on right after shaving (that's how you know it's working! Hah) and it will stain/bleach the crap out of your clothes (I just wear a towel until it dries) it WORKS.


And that's all that matters if you're trying to be a former sweaty …

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Top/Base Coats - Seche - Dry Fast Top Coat

3.0
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fromljacks

Jan/10/2012

I went back and forth on whether I'd rebuy, because while I do feel there is some overrated hype associated with SV, it hands-down has the fastest dry time of any top coat I've ever used. We're talking 30 seconds and I can wash my face, do my hair, throw in a load of laundry, etc.


Smell: no difference between this and nail polish remover to me, as far as intensity …
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Lip Treatments - Carmex - Moisturizing Lip Balm

2.0
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fromljacks

Nov/02/2011

I just don't get the raves for this product. It's a lip balm that works in the sense that it doesn't make my lips any drier, but I honestly can't see any difference after 2 weeks' use. I think it's more gimmicky than anything with the telltale jar. Worst of all, I find this lasts absolutely no more than 1 hour, which is extremely inconvenient. I much prefer Blistex …Read more

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