Product Reviews by mikaavila94

Blush - Sleek MakeUP - Blush By 3 Flame

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Jan/03/2013

Get it when you spot it! The price point is something like buying two blushes and getting one free! Lovely. All three colors are extremely smooth and pigmented and not powdery or chalky at all. But you have to remember to apply with a careful hand. I use the Real Techniques blush brush for extra sheer application. One is corally with golden shimmer, one a matte bright orange-red and one a …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Expert Face Brush

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Dec/31/2012

This is an ingenious brush, being a combination of the traditional flat foundation brush and the rounded/flat top buffing brush. It gets the job done with liquid foundation in a significantly less amount of time than it would take me with a flat top buffing brush and it's so easy to use! Sturdy and synthetic so it's easier to wash. I don't think I'll need any other brush for …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Blush Brush

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Dec/31/2012

THE MOST GORGEOUS BRUSH I OWN. It's so super soft and thoughtfully made. When I use this brush I never overdo my blush or contour or highlight and it just feels good on the skin. I also love that it's synthetic so it'll be easier to wash. It's also quite sturdy and a good size to fit into my makeup kit. Totally recommend!

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Loose Powders - Laura Mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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Dec/25/2012

This powder was recommended by both Tanya Burr (pixi2woo on YT) and Christine from Temptalia so I saved up for it and it was so worth it. On my skin tone, I can attest that this powder is truly translucent. Also it feels so light and though it mattifies it doesn't cake up, instead it sets my foundation to the point where it looks like my very own skin (but better lol). The oil control …Read more

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Contour - Sleek MakeUP - Face Contour Kit

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Dec/25/2012

Mine is in the shade Medium and I have to say it's perfect. The packaging is beautiful, the matte contour shade is just right (not to red or orange or dark, and I feel confident using it as a bronzer all over my face too) and super pigmented, and the highlighting shade (though at first I was doubtful because of its pearly rather than gold shimmer) turned out to be a beautiful strong glow on …Read more

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Blush - NARS Cosmetics - Sin

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Dec/25/2012

Such a gorgeous unique shade. It's a soft plum with gold microshimmer. On my skin tone, it shows as a very subtle plum pink but can be layered to be stronger. The shimmer is never too much and not obvious, but shows up as a subtle glow. It's super pigmented, two taps in the pan for each cheek and I'm good. The color lasts long on me as long as it's not too hot. Gives great …Read more

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Crème - Laura Mercier - Silk Creme Foundation [DISCONTINUED]

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Nov/07/2012

My shade is Hazelnut Beige and at first I was afraid that it may be too light for me but when I put the TINIEST smaller-than-a-pea size amount on half of my face (thanks to the reviews here on MUA) it was absolutely perfect. At the moment I don't have any acne but I do have redness around the middle of my face and some spots on my forehead and cheeks. After that small amount my skin looked …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Colorburst Lipstick - Rosy Nude [DISCONTINUED]

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Nov/07/2012

The packaging on this product is LOVELY. It's reminiscent of brands like Tom Ford. I heard many good things and though I wanted to try a bright color I was scared that it might read as too glossy on my lips (and a glossy red is not so flattering on my big lips) so I went for this color. I was so surprised that it wasn't overly glossy at all but a semi-matte satin-y finish that's so …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - MAC Cosmetics - #217 Blending

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Nov/02/2012

First off, let me just say how good it feels to just stop looking for dupes. I've never purchased a MAC brush before this one but after reading all the reviews I knew this was completely worth it. Even those who have the Sigma E25 say it isn't exactly the same. This is a very soft but densely packed brush with a special shape that makes it multipurpose. I use it mostly for blending or …Read more

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Lipstick - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Seductive

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Sep/22/2012

I've figured it out. I've read reviews that this lipstick feels hard and all but I bought it, in this shade and realized that it simply needs some warming up. After several uses, you'll find that the lipstick becomes creamier and easier to put on and wear. Although it is on the sheer side but after several swipes you can build it up to its color in the tube. This particular shade …Read more

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