Product Reviews by mcmxcii

Eyeliner - Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Underground

5.0
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Feb/19/2012

The other reviews have described this liner's colour perfectly. Just wanted to share that I used to be terrified of lining my lower lashline for fear it would be OTT or smudge like crazy. After seeing a certain famous blogger recommend this, and since UD's pencils are famous, I thought I'd give it a try. The colour is just right to accent my eyes but not be OTT for the office …Read more

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Highlighters - Stila - All Over Shimmer Duo Kitten

3.0
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Feb/03/2012

I needed a new powder highlighter for the face and came across this on a retailer website. There weren't any specific reviews here on MUA so I referred to some reviews from beauty blogs and decided to buy it since it had the famous Kitten in it. After receiving and using it for 3 weeks, here are my thoughts.

Pros: Pretty packaging (sucker, I know), relatively affordable, colour …
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Primer/ Corrector - NARS Cosmetics - Makeup primer

4.0
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Feb/03/2012

I'm surprised this hasn't worked for other people. I wear this under both mineral powder foundation and liquid foundation. True it doesn't do much for oil control but my pores were really smoothed out and the foundation wore better and longer in both cases. It's easy to apply and the packaging is convenient. Guess I'm one of the lucky ones this product works for.

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Blush - Laura Mercier - Cheek Colour in Crushed Hazelnut [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Sep/13/2011

Love the colour and texture. Only thing is, my friend and I each bought this at different stores a few months apart, but both our blushes tend to disintegrate in the pan and crumble away, almost as if we've dropped it on the floor and shattered it. I'm very careful with my makeup and this has never happened on any of my other blushes. Used alcohol to press it together, but it started …Read more

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Liquid - REVLON - ColorStay Makeup with SoftFlex SPF 6 for Combination/Oily Skin

5.0
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Nov/25/2009

I have super oily skin, and even though I stay indoors all the time, my foundation used to melt by lunch time.

Based on the reviews here, I decided to give this a try. I use a sponge and apply it on my nose and cheeks -- the oiliest areas. Then I apply mineral powder foundation lightly all over.

I am satisfied with the results. The melting has significantly decreased! …
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Polishes - Orly - Midnight Star

2.0
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Aug/27/2009

To be fair, the colour of this polish is great. It was very rich and gem like, as the collection meant for it to be. However, I couldn't get this to apply smoothly no matter what. I've never had the streaking problem with OPI or Essie, so I was disappointed with this, being my first bottle of Orly.

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Makeup Brushes - Coastal Scents - Brushes

2.0
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Jun/28/2009

I got the brush that was supposed to be a dupe for the MAC 226.

To be fair, it's very soft, and the shape is good. But, it started shedding before I even washed it. It sheds all over my eye, and all over the tissue that I wipe it on. Yuck.

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Lip Liners - Cargo Cosmetics - Reverse Lipliner

5.0
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May/13/2009

I got this to prevent feathering of my red lipstick. Would like to share my application techniques.

Found this a little hard to blend into my powder foundation, so I applied it before foundation. As mentioned in many reviews, this is applied outside of the lipline, and then blended on to the lip. Blending is really easy and smooth - just use your fingers.

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Eye Shadow - shu uemura - M Brown 860

5.0
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May/13/2009

I'm surprised to find that I'm the first to review this. It's the perfect dark matte chocolatey brown I've been searching for. It is definitely neutral, cos it goes with both my warm and cool browns. It's really similar in colour tone to the M Brown drawning pencil also from shu. I need not comment on quality and blendability, cos all shu shadows are excellent for that …Read more

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Lipstick - NYX Professional Makeup - Indian Pink

1.0
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May/06/2009

This wasn't "O" on the lips for me. It was just an average coral shade that I already have a lot of. (I really shouldn't buy online without seeing in real life. lol...)

Formula was awful. As a previous reviewer said, there was too much slip. Plus, it goes on the lips cakey and settles into lip lines immediately.

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