Product Reviews by minxgirl

Lip Gloss - Maybelline New York - Color Sensational Lip Gloss (All Colors)

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Jun/27/2010

I picked up 2 of these glosses this week from Rite Aid: 'Luminous Lilac' and 'Pinata Pink' which are both (I believe) limited edition, so I might go back and pick up a few more before they're gone.

I've been on the hunt for a lipgloss to replace my beloved Luxiva (Merle Norman) Delites tube gloss, which unfortuneately, are being discontined (why, I have no …
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Eye Shadow - Merle Norman - Luxiva Glimmer Bars Eyeshadow

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Jun/13/2010

Yet *another* fabulous product from MN! In my opinion, these new Glimmer Bars put Bobbi Brown's Shimmer Bricks in their graves! Seriously, I do have one of BB's Shimmer Bricks and wish I have never purchased it; very expensive and the texture is very hard and difficult to work with. As soon as I picked up the Luxiva Glimmer Bars about 3 weeks ago, the Shimmer Brick went in the …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Merle Norman - Crystal Eyes in Peri-Twinkle

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Mar/06/2010

I love this shadow and the shade is gorgeous: a pale blue/lavender w/ a hint of silver. Merle Norman automatic shadow base first, Luxiva's new cream shadow in Ivory on my entire lid, then I use a couple light layers of Peri-Twinkle on my lower lid. I have deep blue-grey eyes, and this shade really makes them pop (I also have very pale, cool-toned skin which I think is another reason why this …Read more

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Pressed Powders - Merle Norman - Luxiva Flawless Effect Pressed Powder

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Sep/19/2009

I've been a Merle girl for 11 years now, and while I 'stray' from time to time, I always go back to Merle; this fabulous powder is one of the many reasons why. I just received this pressed powder in a GWP (shade is 'Barely There') and it is absolutely perfect over my Bobbi Brown 'Skin' foundation. It sets my makeup and gives me an 'airbrushed' …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - Merle Norman - Luxiva Tinted Moisturizer w/ UVA & UVB Protection

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May/05/2009

This is an 're-vamped' version of MN's tinted moisturizer; the main difference is the addition of UVA broad-spectrum protection. Two other minor diffences are packaging (same great tube, minus the box); shade selection is basically the same, but go by letter and number (ie: I bought this in L 20, which used to be called 'Bare'-color is still the same). Another difference …Read more

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Concealers - Unlisted Brand - Wei East

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Apr/24/2009

This has to be the *best* concealer I have ever used in my life, it's that good! Where to begin: I purchased this in a custom 4 piece kit from Wei East.com. The shade I chose was Fair (C1); this color is an exact match to my porcelain skintone. It goes on very smoothly, DOES NOT cake or look dry at all (this is an AWESOME concealer for dark circles); stays on all day; perfect, total coverage …Read more

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Hair Removal - Nair - lotion hair remover

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Apr/08/2009

Am I like the oldest person to try this HELL-IN-A-TUBE crap?? (I'm 36). Anyway, the reaction that I had to this was so severe (giant hives/swelling), I ended up in the emergency room where they had to give me I.V. solu-medrol/diphenhydramine, and then after 2 hours of observation, sent me home w/ oral prednisone for 10 days. This crap should NOT be on the market, PERIOD.

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Palettes - Laura Mercier - First Blush Face Palette

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Apr/04/2009

I hate to be the 'rotten egg' in the carton by ruining all the great reviews here, but...I didn't find this palette to be anything spectacular. The eyeshadows looked very flat on me (I guess that's because I'm used to my Stila e/s); the lightest color, which appears to be a cream shade turned this nasty, orange color on my lids; the middle color was somewhat nice (w/ a …Read more

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Crème - Laura Mercier - Silk Creme Foundation [DISCONTINUED]

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Mar/31/2009

Within 10 minutes of putting on this foundation, my rosacea flared up and my face began to itch. Obviously an allergic reaction of some sort. I do have to say though, that the coverage and color was fairly good (although the color was a little more on the yellow/warm side than I'm used to-I'm cool-toned). Also, it felt very dry and tight on my skin, even w/ a moisrturizer. Too bad this …Read more

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Lipstick - Stila - SPF 20 Shine Lip Color - Sarah

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Mar/26/2009

I love this color too! And I agree w/ Sara13 in that this is way better than Bobbi Brown's creamy lip color (which I recently ordered from qvc and returned because the colors SUCKED and it dried the crap out of my lips; plus I think that BB products are over-priced and over-rated). Anyway (sorry about that little rant), I recently started getting back to wearing Stila m/u again (thank you …Read more

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