Product Reviews by nysq2

Lips - L'Oreal Paris - La Palette/Lip

5.0
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Oct/12/2017

This review is for the Red palette and the Pink palette.

Nice selection of colors; all are usable. The included brush works great to line the lips and also to fill them in. The colors are easy to apply, saturated/bright after application, and feel nice on my lips. The colors do fade after a couple hours, but they fade evenly and smoothly. The highlighters are a lighter product than the …
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Polishes - Essie - Nail Polish - Bordeaux

4.0
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Nov/26/2015

Beautiful color. After two coats, it appears blood-red in bright light. It dries fast, which is nice, but that also makes apply a bit unevenly. Definitely worth it, though, because though the color is very dark, it actually fully dries!!! I've had so many bad experiences with dark nailpolish that required so many coats to actually achieve the dark color that they ended up never fully …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Tarte Cosmetics - Showstopper Palette‎

5.0
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Nov/26/2015

The colors in this palette are about a shade and a half darker than they appear in the photo on Tarte's website. The eyeshadows are also more brown and less purple/mauve, making it a neutral palette. I've read that some people consider the eyeshadows to be cool, but I've used all of the colors and I would classify them as warm.

These powders are excellent. They are …
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Styling Products - L'Oreal Paris - BLOW DRY IT Thermal Smoother Cream

1.0
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fromnysq2

Nov/26/2015

If you want a gag gift to torture an unsuspecting friend, look no further! This product will supply endless hours of frustration for your unwitting victim.

This stuff is quite horrible. It has the interesting quality of feeling like both dry hairspray and wet glue at the same time. I used this to do a blow-out, which turned out to be a bad idea. A Very bad idea. It made my hair …
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Hair Color - Clairol - Beautiful Collection Semi-Permanent Hair Color

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Aug/05/2015

I got this to tone down the red in my light brown hair. I got the light ash brown color. I saturated my hair with it (used a bottle and a half) and left it on for an hour. It darkened my hair a bit, but it made it much redder. Definitely *not* ash brown.

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Conditioner - Paul Mitchell - Color Protect Conditioner

5.0
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May/03/2015

Hands down the best conditioner I've ever used.

I have extremely thick, wavy, dyed 2x and then bleached over that, about bra-strap length hair. It is very dry and tends toward tangling.

I use this conditioner alone once every 4 days or so - without any shampoo, but I slather it on and let it sit before washing it out - and then follow with a fair bit of coconut oil and …
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Hair Color - Clairol - Natural Instincts Hair Color

5.0
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May/03/2015

This review is for color 3G - light golden blonde.

I used this to tone down highlights that were too light. They were platinum blonde, while my natural hair is medium ash brown, so they looked more like grey streaks than highlights. My hair is thick and somewhat dry.

The application was a pleasant surprise; it didn't put that chemical burn in the air that makes my …
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Moisturizers - L'Oreal Paris - Ideal Moisture 48hr SPF 25 Dry Skin

2.0
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May/03/2015

I wear this under my makeup.

It goes on nice - smooth, soft, non-greasy. Feels like a nice moisturizer.

It turns extremely greasy and shiny after about an hour and a half.

On the plus side, it's never irritated my skin in any way. It also never gave me that tight, uncomfortable feeling that sunscreen gives me sometimes.

Just too shiny for …

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Conditioner - Matrix - Biolage Colorcaretherapie Color Care Conditioner

3.0
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fromnysq2

Apr/10/2015

Mediocre.

The good: Left my hair feeling clean. It didn't weigh my hair down and didn't leave a greasy residue. It left my hair feeling like how I imagine my hair would feel if there was absolutely nothing on it weighing it down.

The bad: It had a very light conditioning effect which is not enough for my hair. My hair still felt dry after using it, it …
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Eyeliner - wet n wild - On Edge Longwearing Eye Pencil - China White

1.0
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Jan/16/2015

This liner is not white; it is silver. The product itself is dry and hard. When I applied it, it scratched off the rest of my eye makeup.

The packaging is terrible. The 'pencil' encasing is plastic and does not sharpen well. It is impossible to sharpen the product end ('pencil' tip) to a point because the product is brittle and breaks when it is exposed to the …
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