Product Reviews by marthaquest

Lips - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Aqua Beauty Radiant Gel Lip Stain

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Oct/21/2017

Love these for a natural, pretty look which lasts half the day and is easy to touchup. I have the red orange shade; love it and sometimes layer it over felt-tip lip marker stains (Kiko's are what I'm using now but many brands including e..f. make these) to slightly change or deepen the shade. I love a really natural look and this gives it! Neither hydrating nor drying. These last …Read more

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Lipstick - RIMMEL - Lasting Finish By Kate Nude Collection 41

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Oct/21/2017

Perfect soft baby pink slightly satin, slightly matte, long-wearing, goof proof lipstick. Bought a backup. As another reviewer said it's similar to Rimmel's Airy Fairy (but more matte) and also close to Estee Lauder Desirable, but 1/5th the price. Solid pink case is also nice. A winner.

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Palettes - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Cosmetics Beautifully Bare Natural Glow Face Palette

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Aug/17/2017

I'm fair, pale & slightly warm, about NC 15. This palette is perfect for me although I boost the blush color by layering it over a cream blush on my cheeks. The highlighter is maybe my favorite shade of the 4 in this palette: a pale coolish silver-taupe. I use it often as an eyeshadow and it's gorgeous foiled this way. Both blushes and the bronzer/contour can also work as an …Read more

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Lips - Kiko Cosmetics - Double Touch

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Aug/15/2017

This is for the version called Unlimited Double Touch. I'm new to liquid lipsticks so am not sure how to judge these, but gotta say they last a long time, are comfortable, and are not noticeably drying. I only bought one shade -- 110 Spicy Rose, which is a medium neutral-to-warm pink. I spent a long time at the Kiko store trying on the many shades available and on me this was my favorite …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Kiko Cosmetics - Long Lasting Eyeshadow Stick

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Aug/15/2017

There are 2 shades which are near identical dupes for By Terry Ombre Blackstars in Misty Rock and Bronze Moon. Bronze Moon's dupe is Kiko 106 (Golden Brown) and Misty Rock's is Kiko 105 (Rosy Brown). Today I went from SpaceNK to Kiko in London to swatch both brands and sales assistants at both shops couldn't tell the difference. I got the Kiko sticks on sale for 5 pounds …Read more

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Hair Color - Redken - Shades EQ Gloss Demi-Permanent Color

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Aug/23/2016

Thanks to the MUA Hair board for their rave reviews of this. I've used it 3 times now and love the results. It's super-easy, gentle, way affordable, non-messy and just looks great. I have naturally medium golden blond hair that's about 30% grey; I want to soften this but not remove all the grey as this would look unnatural on my 60 year old self. After reading lots of reviews I …Read more

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Eye Shadow - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow

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Jan/02/2016

I like these as much as Maybelline Color Tattoos or Bobbi Brown cream shadows, which is to say, a lot, and these are ridiculously cheap. I have brownie pts. and poppin' party (cringey name) which is a medium dark blue-purple and is a great eyeliner for me. Like another reviewer said, this is fine for tightlining and a fine line makes my blue eyes really pop, without it looking at all as if …Read more

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Blush - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Powder Blush Palette - Light

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Oct/20/2015

Great palette, great buy. The huge mirror & sharp case add to the value. I like all the shades; even the bronzey-tan which looked too warm at first, is great. Super-pigmented so use a light hand, but wow, these are gorgeous & long-lasting, especially with a good setting spray.

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Blush - ColourPop - All Blushes

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Jul/12/2015

Love these -- I have Holiday (peachy pink), Thumper (cool light pink) and I use the coral shade in the Rebound eyeshadow palette as a blush as it's a bit darker than Holiday and I'm not into coral eyeshadow. All are fantastic. A bit of a learning curve to master the application but after that it's so easy to get 8- or 10-hour unbudgeable color with a few taps of the fingers or my …Read more

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