Product Reviews by redeyelinerjunkie

Lips - Three Custom Color Specialists - Custom Blended Lipstick

4.0
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Jul/11/2018

I reached out to 3 custom with a strange request: black lip stain (like a benetint sort of product). They offer a lip-and-cheek stain in several ready-to-wear colors, but custom colors are not advertised on their website. Still, when I e-mailed them they told me they could do it for their regular fee.

Their lip stains work like any other: translucent washes of color that stain the …
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Lips - Glossier - Generation G

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Jun/08/2017

I bought this to satisfy my curiosity and I'm not impressed. Let's talk about its claims of being like a lip stain. It does have a stain-like finish which allows the texture of the lips to be seen. But the pigmentation itself is not stain-like at all. Lip stains impart translucent pigment (they're basically dyes for your lips), while this lipstick adds opaque pigment sparingly. So …Read more

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Lipstick - Urban Decay - Oil Slick

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May/30/2017

This lipstick imparts a translucent, stain-like wash of black to the lips. It's a really interesting effect if you've got naturally rosy lips; what it does is turn your lips to a saturnine, plummy color. Other translucent lipcolors (such as stains) create a "my lips but better" effect - but this one creates the effect of "my lips, transposed to the ominous key of …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Glossier - The Supers serums

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May/26/2017

These serums did one thing: make me look SWEATY. I guess "glowing, dewey skin" is just not my thing!

I do plan to apply them at night, when no one can see me. If they make my skin any healthier in the long run, I'll update accordingly. For now though, it's three stars just for the benefit of the doubt.

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Lotions/ Creams - CHANEL - Coco mademoiselle fresh body lotion

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Mar/03/2016

This stuff is so strong it shouldn't be legal. My mother started wearing it when she arrived at her mid-life crisis, and the first time she ever wore it, I thought she ran out of air freshener and decided to run frantically around the house spraying every inch of the air with perfume. This was not the case... she merely applied this product to her skin. It is UNBEARABLY strong and clings for …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Light My Sapphire

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Feb/27/2015

A somewhat metallic gunmetal gray with purple undertones.

It's definitely off-black, but it's "off" in the purple direction rather than the blue direction. Most of the time it just looks like a frosty gunmetal gray whose purple tones are barely even noticeable -- but this is because the color is too desaturated, not because it's "too dark" …
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Polishes - Essie - Style Cartel

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Aug/27/2014

This placid blue creme is a little darker and less purple than it appears in the bottle, but just as vivid, sharp, and clear.

Style Cartel is the color of the sky in early evening, a turquoise/cyan deepened to near black. Despite the bottle color, it really has no purple tones to it.

Respective of opacity, it seems to lie closer to creme (opaque) than jelly (translucent) …
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Polishes - Color Club - Williamsburg

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Jul/16/2014

This color looks like navy blue satin!

I was a little worried when I picked this up at a local beauty supply store, because colors like this (blackened shimmers) are always sort of a disappointment in execution... but not this one! I'm so glad I took a chance on it!

This one has a TRANSLUCENT base, not an opaque creme base like other blackened shimmers (Essie Midnight …
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Polishes - Essie - Nail Polish - After School Boy Blazer

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Jan/06/2014

Have you ever owned a pair of black jeans that just POP against shades of gray in a way that none of your other black jeans do? You may not realize it, but this is likely because that particular pair has subtly blue undertones while the others have murky brown undertones.

And that's the effect that this color has. I regard this polish as black, and wear it as such -- it's …
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Polishes - OPI - Into The Night

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Jun/22/2013

TOO SHEER.

The only way to get this polish to show up true to bottle color is to wear it over black. (A dark blue creme works too, but the type of blue matters -- a warm dark blue will produce a different effect than a cool dark blue, so just keep that in mind.)

In the bottle, this color looks like a gray-blue shimmer, mid-way between metallic gray and royal blue. VERY …
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