Product Reviews by northender

Palettes - BECCA - Prairie Moon

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Dec/06/2010

Released in Aug 2010, this palette contains three powders, one cakeliner, one lipgloss, and one double ended brush. The powders (which are supposed to be eyeshadows are: matte bone, matte taupe, a shimmery olive green with tiny cool silver sparkles, and a dark olive green cake liner.


The Eyeshadows: These three shadows are true neutral and they pulled neither warm nor cool on …
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Palettes - BECCA - Bombora (Holiday 2010)

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Aug/06/2010

Released for summer 2010 (Jan 2010 in Australia and May 2010 in the northern hemisphere, this sunny little palette contains a lip gloss, a lip&cheek cream, a cream highlighter, and two compact eyeliners/eyeshadows. In the US it cost $65.

I am bad at describing colors so I took a picture - the colors are much more subtle on than they look in the pan. The textures are dreamy. …
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Eye Shadow - Stila - It Girl Warm Trio 2007

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Jun/17/2010

This little trio cost $10 US at Sephora and contains three warm powders that can be used as eyeshadow or highlighter. Colors are gold, bronzy, and pink (lame, chloe, kitten). Powders are shimmery but not glittery and buttery soft. Showed up on my NC45 GGG/DDD skin without being frosty. Thumbs up, especially at the price!

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Gels/ Soaps - LUSH - Turkish Delight Smoothie

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May/23/2010

Because I am a sucker for anything "rose" scented, and because I know that Lush, although pricy, uses very natural and high-quality ingredients, I splurged on a 7 oz. tub of the Turkish Delight Body Polish ($30 US). Main ingredients are: roses, almond oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter. The rest are listed here …Read more

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Palettes - CHANTECAILLE - Olivia in Bangkok

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Mar/04/2010

Now that I have been to Bangkok, I have no idea how these shades correlate, but it's a very pretty palette.

Jade = grape-purple eye shadow
Star Ruby Cheek Shade - matte Barbie pink
Smoky Quartz = shimmery silvery white

The actual powders are fab - pigmented, subtle shimmer, versatile - you can build for coor or wear them sheer. There's overspray, of …
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Eye Shadow - GUERLAIN - Exotic Paradise Eyeshadow Quad

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Mar/02/2010

What she said below. Pretty packaging, sherbet and ice cream colors that look luscious in that pan but sheer and powdery and lame on. I love Guerlain and own almost every other LE eye quad they put out, but this one was terrible disappointing.


For reference, I am a NC45 GGG/DDD and felt that if anyone could pull these colors off, I could. Also, most of their other eye quads …
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Blush - GUERLAIN - Blush Éclat Cherry Blossom

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Mar/02/2010

This LE blush is part of Guerlain's Cherry Blossom color story. It retailed for $49 US and was released in January 2010.


Once the shimmery overspray disappears, the powder is pale pink with peach accents. On my NC45 DDD/GGG skin, it acts more like a pale pinky-peachy highlighter that sculpts the cheeks beautifully but deposits very little color - which, is the way I like …
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Makeup Brushes - Lancôme - Mineral Powder Foundation Brush

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Feb/27/2010

Great great GREAT brush. Bristles are so so soft and applies powder flawlessly for an airbrushed look. I use it for powder foundation (not mineral products). Retains shape and texture after washing. Somehow I got it from Macy's for $22 ($26 promotional price plus 15% off from Bing) and I wish I had bought a backup as it is $36 now. It is worth $36 though, so I am waiting for an enticing …Read more

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Palettes - LORAC - Red Carpet Reveal

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Dec/03/2009

Released in 2009, exclusive to Sephora, this palette contains three eyeshadows and a blush and retailed for $35.


The three eyeshadows are: 1) shimmery ivory highlighter 2) a warm reddish bronzy brown and shimmery chocolate brown. As everyone knows, LORAC eyeshadows are the best in the business - silky with amazing pigment and blendability. Like Chantecaille eyeshadows, the …
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Palettes - CHANTECAILLE - Syvlie Personal Palette (2009)

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Nov/26/2009

This palette is so perfect that it makes me want to purge most of my stash. Nothing else I have measures up. I think it is going to stop me from buying MU because it is that sublime. For reference, I am a DDD/GGG NC45 and this palette is perfection. I can do a magazine-quality eye in one minute flat.


Released in the fall of 2009 and retailing for $72, Sylvie's Personal …
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