Product Reviews by malini2b

Lotions/ Creams - Paula's Choice - RESIST Weightless Body Treatment with 2% BHA

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Jan/26/2011

The new formulation is fabulous -- lightweight, absorbs well, smooths/exfoliates effectively, and in much-improved packaging.


The Weightless Body Treatment works well on my upper-arm keratosis pilaris (the key is applying it consistently, which I'm not so good at) and also on my dry, callus-prone feet.


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Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Creme - Sultry Sable 646

5.0
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Jan/20/2011

Sultry Sable is a fabulous color! It looks amazing on my NC42/MUFE HD 155 skin, and I think it would flatter a variety of skin tones.


The color: a warm, rich, mahogany brown with plummy red undertones. I've paired it with reddish lipgloss to make it more of a brick red. My fave combo is with Milani's Summer Baby lipgloss, and probably any shimmery gold/coral lipgloss …
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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Blush - Exhibit A

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Aug/26/2010

Exhibit A is a fabulous, versatile, and near-universally flattering blush. The reasons have already been outlined and repeated in these reviews, but here's my $.02:


PROS:

--The color payoff is wonderful. Yes, it's a garish tomato red in the pan, but have faith in MUA, as I did -- with a light hand and a little practice, it gives you a beautiful, warm …
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Blush - MILANI - Minerals Blush - Sunset Beach

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May/17/2010

What a fabulous find!! In short, this blush has a lovely color, great texture, lasting finish -- and is CHEAP.


Pros:

--The color is beautiful, a medium terracotta with some coral to it. I'm an olive/tan NC42 with golden undertones and avoid peach makeup like the plague, but this really isn't peach. It's more of a bronzish-orange, which sounds gross but …
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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Lipstick in Paramount

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Apr/18/2010

As others have noted, Paramount is a deep brick red color -- it's also highly pigmented and glides on smoothly. On its own, it's quite bold and attractive if you're going for a bold, brick-red lip. But topped with a deep pink lipgloss, it becomes a beautiful dark (but not too dark) and bright red lip, especially on olive and dark skin. I'm an NC42, and for my wedding day three …Read more

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Palettes - Too Faced - Natural Eye Kit

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Apr/12/2010

The other reviews pretty much sum it up: this is a fabulous palette. It's now a staple in my makeup arsenal, and I highly recommend it.


Pros:
--The array of neutral colors and matte/shimmer finishes is excellent for creating different looks, from work-appropriate to casual-night-out-appropriate to full-on glam. The dark colors (Sexspresso, Erotica, and Cocoa Puff) …
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Deodorants - Unlisted Brand - Certain Dri

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Mar/02/2010

Certain Dri is a fabulous product. Some fellow brides recommended it on knot.com when I was planning my wedding, and I've been using it every since. You use it at night just before going to sleep -- this is key, because you must be at rest just after application -- and then just do your normal routine in the morning. I do 2-3 circular swipes under each arm and am generally good to go the …Read more

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Blush - Paula's Choice - Soft Matte Blush [DISCONTINUED]

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Jan/28/2010

Ack -- I would totally buy this product again but it's been discontinued! Well, for the record, I bought this blush in Soft Rose (or something-Rose) at 50% off during a PC spending spree. I really like the stuff -- the color is subtle and gives a soft, flushed look, just what I want. It's also quite photogenic, I've found. Since I have oily skin, I love the matte finish of this …Read more

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Eyeliner - L'Oreal Paris - Le Grand Kohl Perfectly Soft Liner

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Jan/26/2010

This will sound weird, but I've used Le Grande Kohl in Raisin for years as a lipliner. The deep purple works very well with my skin tone (NC42) and it has phenomenal staying power. I use it almost every day -- my SOP is to line the lips, smudge inwards so the color is more distributed and there's no visible "line," and then top with lip gloss or plain old Aquaphor. I've …Read more

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Moisturizers - Paula's Choice - RESIST Barrier Repair Moisturizer

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Jan/15/2010

Bravo, Paula -- I'm really liking Resist. My post-30 skin looks quite healthy and younger than it is, thanks in large part to discovering Paula's Choice some 6-7 years ago. (I'm not crazy about her makeup line, but the skincare products have worked wonders on me and saved me beaucoup time and $$ in trial and error since discovering them.) I do have some faint fine lines forming …Read more

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