Product Reviews by pretzel4111

Lipstick - Fresh - Cranberry Lemonade

5.0
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Jan/20/2010

Does anyone remember years ago when Kevyn Aucoin was on Oprah and he put together a "must haves" kit of beauty products that he said would work for anyone? It was something like $40. They were completely overrun with orders and it took several weeks before I received my box. But oh, was it worth it. Because included in that box was this gorgeous, gorgeous lipstick. This is one of …Read more

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Lipstick - Besame Cosmetics - Enchanting Lipstick in Coral

5.0
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Apr/17/2008

I remember maaaany moons ago being identified by a Prescriptives MA as being in the Y/O (yellow/orange) color family. I got the best lipgloss then in a little grey tin that had a distinct orange tint.

That's what this this lipstick reminds me of. While the color looks scary and kind of dark, the effect on my face is one of those "just right" moments when you know …
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Makeup Brushes - mark. - Foundation Brush

4.0
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Aug/15/2007

Oh my, I hate to break the perfect rating on this, but this didn't wow me that much. Yes, it's a very nice, smooth-feeling brush for the price, but I found that the bristles to be too long to feel like I had a lot of control over the application. I much prefer my Armani foundation blush or even my Prescriptives foundation brush, whose bristles felt denser, also. But that might just …Read more

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Bronzers - mark. - Bronze Pro Bronzing Powder 2007 [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Aug/15/2007

Is there anything better than when, in our unending quest for the perfect beauty products, we find the occasional gem that instantly works and you know it's a keeper? Hands down, this is the best colored bronzer I've ever used. I can see from the reviews that I'm not alone. Can't believe I haven't heard more about this!! Amazing, subtle color (I'm NC20) …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Neutrogena - Advanced Solutions Facial Peel [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Oct/31/2004

I am really loving this product. I've always enjoyed receiving compliments over the years about my skin, but to be honest, that had stopped the last few years. I was becoming increasingly distressed about the red marks and sun spots, but thought, "Oh well, guess this is what happens as you get older." (I'm 39.) After reading rave reviews about this product, I decided to …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Portraiture Paint

5.0
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Dec/31/2003

Love, love, love this. I received this as a gift from the most wonderful MUA'er, and it is absolutely perfect for making my blue/green eyes look super blue. I'm reaching for this all the time now, it makes me so happy! :) Sometimes I will add LM Caramel over it, but it's also fine on its own. I especially love to combine this with LM Deep Night (a deep navy) as an eyeliner, or …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Mary Kay - Lip gloss

5.0
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Dec/03/2003

Just added the Berry Smoothie one to my collection, and I'm in love!! I really like MK glosses (and have most of them), but hands down, this is my favorite. In a very short time, it's shot to the front of my collection for frequent use. A perfect deep berry with some shimmer, it's especially nice for the holidays. I love how it looks with my my NC20 PPP/LLL coloring. I think …Read more

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Lip Liners - Mary Kay - Lipliners

4.0
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Dec/03/2003

I'm in love! After reading all the great reviews, I bought one in Neutral, sight unseen, from my fantastic MK lady. All I can say is, count me with all the rest who think Neutral is THE perfect color (I'm a NC20 PPP/LLL). WOW. My upper lip is thinner than my lower one, and when I use this pencil, somehow it makes the upper one look fuller, gotta love that. I only wish it was a more …Read more

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Lipstick - Mary Kay - Sweet Maple Lip Polish

5.0
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Dec/03/2003

Are you looking for a super-pigmented, just-right-for-the-holidays deep red liquid lipstick that lasts all day? Then look no further. I'm actually kind of stunned how perfect this is. It helps to pat just a little bit of this on rather than risking using too much if you use it directly from the applicator. Doesn't dry out my lips, either. I'm a NC20 PPP/LLL, and this color …Read more

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Liquid - Stila - Liquid Makeup [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Nov/24/2003

So many people don't seem to like this product, but I LOVE it. I'm a NC20 PPP/LLL and I use this in A mixed with a little Illuminating Liquid Foundation in 20 Watts, and as Goldilocks' 3 bears would've said, "just riiiigghht." SO polished looking. I swirl a little bit of MAC Studio Fix in NC20 all over using my BE foundation brush, and it's exactly the right …Read more

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