Product Reviews by maekay

Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Orgasm

5.0
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frommaekay

Mar/16/2017

Okay---it was a LONG walk up to the purchase of this blush for me. I can point to s e v e r a l reviews yours truly wrote in past the where I swore I would never pay $30 for a blush. And yet, here we are today: I have paid $30 for a blush. But dang it all to heck, it was WORTH IT. I have a fair, neutral-leaning complexion with rosy undertones that just makes picking the right blush color an …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Primer

4.0
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frommaekay

Mar/15/2017

I actually like this quite a bit! I was using it with their Voluminous Carbon Black mascara and I thought it gave a nice amount of extra oomph that you would normally get from layering 2-3 coats of mascara alone. I have since quit using Carbon Black because, it's true what all the other reviews have said about the wp formula---it bleeeeeds. So I've switched back to my other wp go-to …Read more

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Brows - RIMMEL - Brow This Way Eyebrow Sculpting Kit

5.0
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frommaekay

Oct/28/2016

Since brows are a very personal category, a little about mine first: I don't need a ton of filling in and I don't have the patience for a pencil. I enjoy the speed of a brow powder but it's not enough for me on it's own. I like a tinted pomade for the hold and definition but too severe on me by itself. Also, I'm not into the idea of using prestige cosmetics for my brows …Read more

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Styling Products - Got2b - 2 Sexy Voluptuous Volume Hairspray

5.0
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frommaekay

Oct/23/2016

My can looks completely different from the one pictured. The re-designed packaging looks more flirty and less trashy as a solid hot pink. Smart move on Schwarzkopf's part because it got my attention. Anyway, I see the most recent review was from 2014 so allow me to add a current one: LOVE IT!!! This is my HG hairspray and I'm thrilled it's at a drugstore price! I've tried a …Read more

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Mascara - Almay - One Coat Mult-Benefit Waterproof

2.0
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frommaekay

Oct/02/2016

I've always felt kind of "meh" towards Almay's mascaras in general and this is no exception. I know that the non-waterproof version on MUA has a very high rating already, but I buy waterproof formulas because my stick straight lashes need all the help they can get to stay curled. I reeaally wanted to like this, it sounded so great in the packaging description (ah, but …Read more

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Liquid - L'Oreal Paris - True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17

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frommaekay

Jun/17/2016

I have decided to return to this after a very long hiatus. I've tried Maybelline's Matte + Poreless but realized it didn't blend enough for my liking (even with primer) and I have large pores that Matte + Poreless actually emphasized even with primer.

I always really enjoyed the texture of this foundation and I'm surprised to see that some people find it drying …
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Hair - L'Oreal Paris - Hair Expertise: EverPure Repair & Defend Shampoo and Conditioner

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frommaekay

Jun/06/2016

This shampoo and conditioner were both so terrible I consider my review to be a public service announcement: DO NOT BUY.

I have never had a shampoo make my scalp feel so dry and itchy, leave my hair smelling so awful and feeling so dehydrated. I don't THINK it harmed my color since it's supposed to be sulfate free and I only used it for like, 4 days. I've always passed …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Pumped Up! Colossal Volum' Express Waterproof

5.0
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frommaekay

Jun/01/2016

This reminds me so much of my beloved, discontinued L'Oreal 24hr Power Volume. HG status here! Yes, the packaging is cheesy and let me tell you---it put me off buying it for the LONGEST time. Also, I had tried the original Colossal in the past and that brush was MASSIVE and all I ever did was accidentally tap mascara onto my contacts every. single. time I used it. So I was very much not …Read more

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Blush - Elizabeth Arden - Ceramide Cream Blush

5.0
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frommaekay

May/21/2016

I bought this in the shade Nectar and it's perfect for my coloring. I'm kind of a blush junkie/always on the hunt for that just right shade and it's a struggle. My skin tone is a very fair but neutral shade with pink undertones and blushes can be a bit of a minefield for me. Most are either waaaaay too pink or waaaaay too orange, but what I really need is a peachy pink that has a …Read more

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Pressed Powders - L'Oreal Paris - Paris Infallible Pro-Matte 16HR Powder

5.0
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frommaekay

May/21/2016

I was SO nervous to buy this because I've had MANY mattifying powders break me out in the past and the reviews were pretty mixed for this on MUA. I was buying the foundation and decided to just go for it and get the matching powder and take my chances. Well, guess what? No break outs! And I love how finely milled this is, it didn't quite seem like it would be to look at it in the …Read more

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