Product Reviews by mariscrane

Foundations - Maybelline New York - Dream Matte Mousse

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Aug/16/2017

I'm glad I tried this, because otherwise it's strictly powder or mineral foundation for this oily/sensitive skin, but it's not going to be a good daytime/summertime foundation and I worry the mousse will not be useful anymore in a few months. For now I save it for nighttime looks. I use a damp beauty blender AND a drop or two of Maracuja oil to apply. Otherwise it just breaks up in …Read more

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Palettes - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Subculture Eyeshadow Palette [DISCONTINUED]

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Aug/13/2017

Admittedly the popcorn has been plentiful watching the polarizing reviews of Subculture, and I wouldn't call it HG now that I have used it for a full week. I'm sure this is tricky territory so I'm going to lay out the pros and cons I have experienced, and then I recommend trying the palette for yourself in store because it is an unusual formula. Supposedly I have a "good" …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Tarte Cosmetics - Make Believe In Yourself Eye + Cheek Palette

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Jul/18/2017

Every company and their mother has a sparkly unicorny palette out right now, and I told myself I wouldn't buy any more palettes with shimmer/glitter/holo themes unless it was going to carry its weight. I clearly have no discipline because last month I picked this up, shamelessly and impulsively. But the mere sight of this palette fills me with joy and hope. Yeah, that's probably too …Read more

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Lipstick - wet n wild - MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick

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Jul/16/2017

Flame of the Game: I bought this because it's supposed to be a dupe of a red I saw a BG wear. This is beautiful and I'm not sure I'll ever know if it is a true dupe, but it looks sexy as hell, so it's probably not "work-appropriate" or "family friendly." I think the word to describe the color is a true vermillion -- molten, vibrant, and doesn't take …Read more

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Bronzers - Sephora Collection - Los Cabos

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Jul/16/2017

HG Contour Shade. I live in fear that they will discontinue, but for now I've purchased backups. I am NC20 and find that a lot of HE bronzers are just too warm, even in palettes with bronze variations, so I have stayed away from the full on contour routine because it just never looked natural. Los Cabos and Tranquil (a more dramatic, much cooler taupe int he same series) changed EVERYTHING …Read more

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Eyeliner - Unlisted Brand - Skone Tattoo waterproof eyeliner

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Jun/29/2017

I also received this in my Ipsy bag for June. I love these types of liquid liners for my upper lid; Stila stay all day is my JAM and from the drugstore I prefer L'oreal Infallible Super Slim. So I was excited to try this, because who doesn't love an extra high-end eyeliner on hand? The first thing I noticed was it had a bit of a sheen to it, even after drying. Interesting. Kind of …Read more

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Moisturizers - CLINIQUE - Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate

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Jun/29/2017

So I stumbled onto the brief 25% promotion on Clinique's website this week and I immediately thought, "Gotta get that pink gel." I've been looking for lightweight daytime moisturizing products to follow my toner and essences, and was thrilled to see that this hydrator has a good range of beneficial ingredients, so I've been clocking it for awhile. If you do some research …Read more

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Lipstick - Stila - Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick - Patina

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Jun/08/2017

This was a freebie deluxe sample from Sephora. I was hoping for it to be a go-to pretty rose, but my skin tone leans to the fair/light end of the spectrum, so this was surprisingly darker than I expected right out of the tube, and dries down even darker. I don't mind dark lipstick, but this is pretty dramatic for me for daytime wear. It's a soft but not subtle slightly rosy brown/almost …Read more

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Foundations - CLINIQUE - Continous Coverage

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Jun/08/2017

Wow, has this been discontinued? If not, learn from these many wise reviews, as I SHOULD have: If you have oily skin, keep looking. Learn from my mistakes.

I love Clinque products so much. They're not perfect, but who is? I saw this foundation and thought, "Hmm, not the worst price I've ever seen, and I really need continuous coverage! Wait, some reviews say dewy …
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Lipstick - Sephora Collection - Cream Lip Stain Liquid Lipstick (All Shades)

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Jun/08/2017

NC20-25 with naturally dark full lips. I have 05 Infinite Rose, 40 Pink Tea, and 01 Always Red. Pigmentation is very good for all three. I'm always looking for an everyday/no-fuss natural pink that I can throw on just to look "put together" for work or errands, so Infinite Rose is the winner for me. Swatches online made this seem a bit metallic but it's definitely more of a …Read more

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