Product Reviews by renaissancegirl

Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - Bye-Bye Blemish Drying Lotion

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Feb/19/2012

An excellent alternative to Mario Badescu's drying lotion. It's less expensive ($10 vs $17) and is just as effective. I don't have a serious acne problem but I am clog prone and get stress/TOTM pimples. This is the only treatment that works for me. It doesn't make my pimples disappear entirely but it definitely reduce in size overnight and they clear up more quickly. If …Read more

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Lips - L'Oreal Paris - Colour Riche Balm

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Feb/10/2012

I only have this in one shade: Rose Elixir. When I first put it on, it was so sheer and I hated it (this was after trying Revlon's Lip Butters which are quite pigmented). Regardless, I still found myself reaching for it nearly everyday. It may be sheer, but it gives my lips a nice glossy finish without making me look like I'm drooling (I'm not a fan of the standard lipgloss look) …Read more

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Eyeliner - Physicians Formula - Shimmer Strip Gel Creamliner (Hazel Eyes)

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Jan/30/2012

This set of gel liners is nothing short of amazing. I've been using the black shade nearly every day for over a month and it is still creamy and wonderful. It is very opaque and long-lasting (I have to oil cleanse very thoroughly to get it off at the end of the day). It has some pretty violet sparkles in it but it doesn't show up very well on the lid (which is just fine with me). My cat …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - LUSH - Colour Supplement

5.0
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Nov/18/2011

I was pleasantly surprised by this product - it's quite amazing. I have it in Dark Yellow and it is a great match for my skin tone. It looks a bit too light going on but it oxidizes and matches me perfectly. I apply it like a foundation using a Sigma F84 and set it with a powder foundation (I use Cargo BluRay) for a bit more coverage and a flawless finish. I first saw this in …Read more

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Lipstick - REVLON - Colorburst Lip Butter (All Shades) [DISCONTINUED]

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Nov/18/2011

As of this writing, I own 4 of these and plan on getting two more. I just love them - and I'm not much of a lip product person. The ones I have tried so far (I will update this review when I get home with a list) have been very pigmented. When applied normally (swiped straight from the tube) I get a very pigmented shade that is not glossy but has a nice sheen. It also doesn't settle …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Studio Powder Brush

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Oct/26/2011

I made the switch a while back from liquid to powder foundation and I was on the search for just the right brush. I needed something that was denser than traditional powder brushes but not quite as tightly packed as a kabuki. This brush was exactly what I was looking for! When I saw how black it was, I was fearful it would bleed like crazy but it didn't bleed at all. It's quite soft and …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - One-by-One, Waterproof ] [DISCONTINUED]

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Oct/26/2011

I was seriously hating on this mascara when I first got it. It was so thin and my lashes hardly looked like I had anything on at all. So I set it aside and forgot all about it. I tried it again a month later and the formula seems to have thickened because now it's not bad at all. It's great at volumizing and decent at lengthening and holds a curl nicely. If you are doing two or more …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Clarisonic - Deep Pore brush head

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Oct/19/2011

When I first started using this, my initial reaction was: "hey this feels exactly like the sensitive brush head!" When I was finished, my complexion was a bit red (which doesn't happen with the sensitive brush head). The redness did fade quickly and my skin felt fine (in other words, not raw or painful in the least). A couple of days later, I started breaking out. I assumed it was …Read more

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Palettes - Urban Decay - 15 year anniversary palette

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Sep/08/2011

A great mix of neutrals and bright colors, great pigmentation but, as stated by previous reviewers, this palette is fallout city! I tried different methods of application and I'm at the point where I can get it to work and look nice, but there is always some fallout, no matter which shades I choose (although some are worse than others). You definitely have to apply your foundation after …Read more

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Palettes - Tarte Cosmetics - Soft & Smokey 5-piece Color Collection

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Sep/08/2011

I wanted to add this here as this product is limited edition and wanted to get the word out before it is gone. But this set is amazing. It contains a number of Tarte products I've been meaning to try out so this set came at a perfect time for me. Overall, this is a wonderful bargain (as all the products are full-sized) and the quality is amazing. And although, it is listed as 5 pieces, you …Read more

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