Product Reviews by pensativa

Eye Shadow - L'Oreal Paris - Infallible 24HR Eye Shadow - Bronzed Taupe

5.0
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1 month ago

Holy Grail product! I was looking for a dupe for Urban Decay's YDK, when some MUA reviews led me to this product. I'd never purchased L'Oreal eyeshadow before, especially these funny little pots, but this one bowled me over.

Like many others have said, the color is beautiful and multi-faceted on one's lids, which you'd never guess from looking at the package. I …
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BB Cream - IT Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

5.0
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1 month ago

IT Cosmetics CC Cream, where have you been all my life? I resisted the hype for awhile, then I got a sample from Sephora and fell in love. I love this product because the coverage is amazing, yet it feels so light you forget you have makeup on. The coverage is SO good with this CC cream that I now use it all the time. Everyday at work and for more high-profile events such as parties or work …Read more

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Mascara - Marc Jacobs - Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara

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Jan/30/2016

I too received this as an 100-point perk from Sephora. This is the first Marc Jacobs Beauty product that I absolutely *hated*.

On me, the formula is wet, clumpy, smears everywhere and took the curl out of my lashes. The brush itself is a design disaster - mascara seems to stick on the wand in a wet mess even after wiping it off on tissue paper.

The first time I used it, it …
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Primer/ Corrector - Hourglass Cosmetics - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

5.0
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Feb/07/2015

I wish I didn't like this primer so much, but it really lives up to the hype! A SA at Sephora used this on me during a custom makeover, and when she tried to get me to buy it, I told her I already owned other primers. However, after a several hour photoshoot, my makeup looked just as flawless as it did at the beginning and I was sold.

I recently used Mineral Veil primer under my …
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Lipstick - REVLON - Colorburst Lip Butter - Pink Truffle [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Jan/29/2015

I generally shy away from products that have "pink" in the name, but I picked this up based on its high marks on MUA, and boy, what a surprise! As everybody says, Pink Truffle is the perfect MLBB color.

Revlon Lip Butters are not particularly hydrating to my lips, so I tend to moisturize with a thin layer of Kiehl's lip balm before I put it on. Then again, my lips do …
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Treatments (Face) - CLARINS - Lotus Face Treatment Oil

5.0
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Dec/05/2014

I've been using this product for three weeks now, and I have to say that I LOVE it. The product is formulated for Combination/Oily skin and it really does a good job of keeping oil at bay. I noticed after two weeks of using it that I had (unusually) not broken out, even during that TOTM.

I switched to using oils on my face about 1.5 years ago, but had only used organic Morroccan …
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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - Color Icon Eyeshadow Single - Nutty

4.0
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Dec/04/2014

I stumbled upon this product while looking for a dupe of Urban Decay's YDK shadow, as that was the only shade for which I'd hit pan in my Naked2 palette.

To be totally honest, Nutty is *not* a dupe for YDK, as it is not quite as pigmented or as shimmery as YDK. However, these two qualities actually make Nutty better suited for an everyday neutral eye look than YDK! Nutty is a …
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Eye Shadow - wet n wild - Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad - Walking on Eggshells

5.0
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Dec/04/2014

One of my drugstore HGs, I really love this product! If it hadn't been for the great reviews on MUA, I would have passed by this product entirely!

I had been using the Naked 2 palette for over a year, but I was hitting pan in some of my favorite everyday shades, plus it was WAY too heavy for travel, when I found this gem through MUA reviews. I promptly depotted it (Wet 'n …
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Cleansers - Anthony - Glycolic Facial Cleanser

5.0
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Nov/17/2014

I am a woman who really loves this facial cleanser! I first received a deluxe sample of it from Sephora and had such good results from it that I had to buy the full-size as soon as I ran out!

I have combination skin that is prone to hormonal breakouts. For some reason, using this cleanser feels very soothing and really helps to prevent and treat breakouts. I think the Glycolic Acid …
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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Mogador Certified Organic Argan Oil

5.0
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Nov/17/2014

I discovered argan oil a year ago after reading many beauty blogs. I wanted to find one that was organic and 100% argan oil from Morocco that wouldn't break the bank. Mogador's argan oil certainly fits the bill!

For those of you with oily/combination skin who are hesitant to put more oil on your face - this is the BEST facial moisturizer I have ever used. As someone with …
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