Product Reviews by madametrista

Polishes - Pop Beauty - Ablaze

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Jun/06/2010

This, in a nutshell, may just be one of the most unique products that I own. I love bright colours, and this is a super bright (but not quite neon) orange. I love polishes that I can get decent coverage with in two coats-this is one of them. I love cute bottles-this is sleek and fits in well on my desk, in addition to having a side label which I love. However, what makes me love this so …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Love, Beverly Hills xx

5.0
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Nov/21/2009

Whoa mama, this is gorgeous! This is one of the best reds I own, and I'm not talking about the fact that it has real 24K gold in it, although that is awesome. More on that later, though. This is total Christmas ornament red-it puts me in a very festive mood. It's a red that is appropriate for all occasions, and can flatter anybody. The gold is not meant to be garish, but this polish …Read more

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Palettes - Urban Decay - Book of Shadows Vol. II [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Nov/07/2009

Okay, I just got this, and I have to say that this is probably one of the best and most useful eyeshadow palettes that I have ever bought! I love the mix of shades-you have your neutrals, your brights, some smokey shades, and a good purple. I also love how you have the liners and the primer right in there, because you need to have the good basics to go along with the palette. Shade-wise, the only …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Satin - Purple Shower

5.0
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Oct/02/2009

I totally disregarded any negative reviews on this, because I borrowed my mum's for one use, and well, let's just say I have to buy her a new one:) This is probably my favourite purple that MAC has ever released. I love the fact that it's a satin, as it won't clash with any of my other purples. It applies smoothly and it is so richly pigmented that I could almost get rid of …Read more

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Highlighters - MAC Cosmetics - Reflects Rust

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Aug/15/2009

If I can sum this glitter up in one word, that one word would be "WOW!" The Reflects glitters, for the most part, are a liquidy-smooth ultrafine loose glitter that are perfect for jazzing up a boring set of nails, adding to a body lotion or hairspray, or (even though they aren't technically eyesafe) using in the crease of the eye (as mine is very deep-set). This particular one …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Off The Page

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Aug/15/2009

Finally, just what I have been waiting for! I got into MAC in early 2008, so I missed out on all of the great orange frosty eyeshadows that came out in 2006 and 2007. I picked up Evening Aura, and I have Urban Decay's Jones, but both of those veered way too peach for my tastes-I need a nice, pure orange for my rainbow/sunset/tropical looks. And boy, does this deliver! It's a really …Read more

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Eyeliner - MAC Cosmetics - Colour Matters

4.0
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Aug/15/2009

When I first heard about the Technakohls that were coming out with the Makeup Art Cosmetics collection, I was excited, until I heard from a friend that I should avoid Technakohls. Secretly, though, I still wanted some of these. When I tried the collection out at the event, this and Artistic License (the turquoise) both stood out to me, but this is the one that made it home with me and I am …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Banana Bandana

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Aug/14/2009

Let me get something out of the way first: this is not the easiest polish to use. It's fairly sheer and can be a bit streaky, so it takes some prior nail experience to get this applied just right...but when you do? WOW! Sure, after three coats, it was maybe only 80-85% opague, but this is a way to do yellows in a less garish fashion, as it's not a canary or super-bright yellow. It …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - In My Back Pocket

5.0
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Aug/06/2009

As a brights lover, this immediately caught my eye when I was getting some OPI's, and even though I have Atomic Orange I couldn't help but get this, and boy am I glad I am! The best description of the colour for me is Halloween-orange. It's a cream, so you get a nice lovely finish, and two coats gets it to be opague. For many people this may be a little too bright, as it is bright …Read more

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Eyes - MAC Cosmetics - Yellow Scream CCB

5.0
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Jul/18/2009

I cannot say enough great things about this product! I am a lover of yellow eye makeup, and I love CCB's, especially used as an eyeshadow base. This takes my two loves and puts them together in one handy product. Not only is this a great base to use with yellows, as I find that yellow eyeshadows take a lot of work to get the proper colour for my tastes, but it's great to use with any …Read more

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