Product Reviews by pocky

Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Lipstick - Berry Rich

5.0
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frompocky

Aug/30/2012

I'm not sure why this lipstick is called "Berry Rich." To me, a berry color has purple tones. This lipstick has zero purple and shows up as a reddish pink on me. It's just perfect for when I want some color on my lips but I don't want to go red and pink isn't sophisticated enough. It gives me a feeling of effortless glamour. As much as I love red lipstick …Read more

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Top/Base Coats - Nubar - Diamont Top Coat

5.0
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frompocky

Aug/18/2012

I originally tried and then reviewed Diamont in late 2010. I heard that Diamont had been reformulated, which made complete sense because the Diamont I had was nothing close to the Diamont I had heard about. It was watery and did not ever dry. I finally threw out my Diamont after several disastrous manicures that never dried. I remember waking up with sheet marks all over my nails despite …Read more

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Powder - Lancôme - Dual Finish Versatile Powder Makeup

4.0
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frompocky

Aug/17/2012

I have this in Matte Ecru II, which is a decent match for my NC25 skin. It's not nearly as yellow-toned as my HG Diorskin Forever compact foundation in Linen, but oh well. Lancome foundations tend to run a little too pink/peach for me anyway. I apply Dual Finish with a damp Beautyblender sponge for a flawless finish. I only use this foundation on days when I bascially only need to even …Read more

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Crème - REVLON - ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup

4.0
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frompocky

Aug/17/2012

Colorstay Whipped is amazing! Unfortunately, it is not suitable as an everyday foundation for me. Sand Beige was the best match for my NC 20-25 skin, but it wasn’t perfect. It’s a medium-light shade with neutral undertones, which doesn’t quite work for me. Neutral foundations tend to look a little pinky on me. I do best with light yellow-toned foundations, which Revlon does not ever make. …Read more

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Polishes - NYC New York Color - Grand Central Station clear nail polish

3.0
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frompocky

Aug/15/2012

The really great thing about this top coat is that it's really cheap. It's a decent quick dry top coat, but it's not amazing or anything close to holy grail. Everytime I have used this topcoat, my manicure chips horribly within a day. I've been doing some experimenting and I believe it's definitely the topcoat. I mistakenly used it over a black label OPI once, which …Read more

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Eye Shadow - NYX Professional Makeup - Jumbo Eye Pencil in Iced Mocha

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frompocky

Aug/12/2012

I don't know why I bought this for the second time. I first tried the JEP several years ago with disastrous results. I guess it was the lovely color of Iced Mocha. I don't have a color quite like it, although I guess the closest is probably my MUFE Aqua Eyes #15. The Jumbo Eye Pencils are just too sticky waxy to work for me, even over primer and under powder eyeshadow. My eye …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Hot Spot

5.0
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frompocky

Aug/12/2012

Hot Spot is one of my favorite summer polish colors of all time. On me (yellow-toned NC25), Hot Spot is a pinky coral red. I don't see any orange tones, either in the bottle or when applied to my nails. I pulled out Essie Clambake, which is definitely orange red, for reference and I can see that Hot Spot has quite a bit more pink. Hot Spot looks downright pink when compared to my …Read more

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Polishes - Essie - Nice is Nice

5.0
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frompocky

Aug/12/2012

This is my favorite pale lilac polish. It is the most perfect pale lilac shade for my skintone (NC25 with yellow undertones). It's not too pale or bright, not chalky, and has no grey. I love murky polishes but sometimes I want a clean, true color. This color is perfect for spring and summer when I don't want a bright polish. I get perfect coverage in 2 coats and it dries super …Read more

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Hair Color - L'Oreal Paris - Healthy Look Creme Gloss Color

5.0
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frompocky

Aug/12/2012

I stopped coloring my own hair years ago after I finally understood that it's nearly impossible to get the results I wanted from a box. I have nearly black hair, which should only be trusted to a professional. Hair as dark as mine will always turn brassy no matter how cool the color I choose. My hair absolutely needs to be double processed if I want to avoid brassiness. Even my …Read more

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Cleansers - First Aid Beauty - Face Cleanser

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frompocky

Aug/12/2012

This cleanser is fragrance free, as in no perfume, but it still has a fragrance that reminds me of baby vomit that makes me sick. I tried to use it for a while but eventually I just couldn't put it on my face anymore, seeing as how my nose is on my face and I couldn't hold my breath everytime I washed my face. It's also too drying for my skin so I guess I would have stopped using …Read more

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