Product Reviews by rachchen

Blush - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Blush - Darkly My Dear

4.0
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Oct/24/2010

On my Asian NC25/C3 skintone this is a terracotta mauve beige. Texture seems chalkier and less smooth than the permanent blushes (also noticed this was the case with Bite of an Apple). Nice for a beautiful sculpted/contoured look with similarly coloured lips and eyes.

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Shock-A-Holic (Dare to Wear)

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Oct/24/2010

Gorgeous matte deep violet with a slightly pink base in the pot, but disgustingly chalky and unblendable on the skin with zero staying power. Indistinguishable from $2 eyeshadow found in the drugstore or on ebayland. Pretty shocked (no pun intended) MAC was asking this much money for such atrocious quality!

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Heartless (Venomous Villains)

3.0
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Oct/24/2010

Heartless is very similar to MAC's Ramblas Red lipstick from the Euristoracts collection, which I believe is available only in Europe and possibly Asia. Ramblas Red is just a little bit more blue while Heartless leans more neutral. Upon wiping off Heartless, the same bright fuschia dye from Ramblas Red was leftover on the tissue. If Ramblas Red was too pink/blue-based for you, then you might …Read more

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Concealers - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Full Cover Concealer

5.0
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Oct/06/2010

I am Asian, NC20 in Studio Fix Fluid, C3 in MAC Face and Body, NC25 in other MAC foundation shades, RMK 102, BB Sand, EM Golden Fawn, Alima Golden 1/Warm 1. I use shade #6 in Full Cover. I also use Becca Cashew.


Quite a unique concealer, in that it is at once light and airy, yet super-pigmented and long-lasting. Super easy to blend, won't streak, no problems with creasing …
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Eyeliner - Bourjois - Contour Clubbing Waterproof - 41 Black Party

5.0
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Sep/18/2010

This liner is smooth, creamy yet really quite long-lasting even on my waterline. Texture is comparable to Urban Decay 24/7 and MUFE Aqua Eyes. I wouldn't say it's 100% waterproof but it's pretty darn sweat and moisture proof. Love the price point and I will definitely stock up!

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Masks - Juice Beauty - Green Apple Peel - Sensitive Skin

4.0
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Sep/18/2010

This peel is such a treat, such a delight, and I am blown away by the low ratings. It smells apple-y (exactly like Avene Diacneal) and consistency is slightly runny. It never fails to even out and brighten my skin, and makes it look ever so fresh and supple, like I just had tons of sleep. I use this before I have a big event or social gathering.


Chose sensitive version even …
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Eyeliner - KANEBO - KATE super sharp liner

5.0
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Aug/19/2010

I chose this over the inkwell-style Quick Eyeliner because:


a) It sets immediately. Quick Eyeliner requires you to allow for a few seconds to let the liquid dry. If you're impatient and are not willing to sit there with your eyes closed to prevent liner from transferring onto your lids, you should go with Super Sharp. Quick Eyeliner was also excessively runny and difficult …
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Powder - Lumiere - Cashmere

5.0
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Aug/13/2010

Having tested my Cashmere foundation samples in Light Medium Golden and Light Medium Warm over a period of 3 weeks, consistent wear, I have decided to ditch Everyday Minerals for this.


First of all, colour match wise, both Warm and Golden are perfect for my light-medium Asian skintone (MAC NC25-30/C3, Alima W3, EDM Golden Light/Olive Golden Medium, Carmindy Your Skin Creamy …
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Lip Treatments - KORRES Natural Products - Mandarin Lip Butter Stick

4.0
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Aug/13/2010

This is a fairly new stick lipbalm by Korres, in a handful of shades and scents like the pot lip butters. Due to the SPF 15 and the stick nature of the product, it is a harder and less moisturising product, in lieu of the convenience of a portable stick.


I got Peach, which is a light warm pink/peach/nude. Compared to my Pomegranate lip butter in the pot, this deposits less …
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Makeup Brushes - Bobbi Brown - Eye smudge brush

5.0
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Aug/13/2010

I bought this after I realised my MAC 219 "pencil brush" had gone missing, but be warned it is nothing like the 219. Like the reviewer below me, I don't use this to smudge eyeliner (NARS would be better for that), but to smoke out my lash line with dark shadow, and then brush upwards towards my sockets.


I have monolid Asian eyes, so instead of relying on my crease …
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