Product Reviews by scs2dd

Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Face and Body Foundation

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Mar/19/2015

**EDIT: For whatever reason, application with fingers finally clicked for me and I'm convinced that it's the best method for the formula. It works best when it becomes slightly tacky, which only takes a few seconds as you tap it over your face.
I finally decided to see why everyone seems to love F&B so much, and I have to say, it's a good foundation. The short of it is I …
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Lip Treatments - Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm - Zinnia

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Feb/21/2015

*** the parts discussing everything save for the color has been pasted from my review of the Petunia shade because I found them identical.***

What a nice surprise this balm was! I've had bad luck with tinted lip products marketed as moisturizing because they usually have lots of slip but no real protective properties, leaving my lips dry and peeling; not this time. This is first …
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Lip Treatments - Burt's Bees - Tinted Lip Balm - Petunia

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Feb/21/2015

What a nice surprise this balm was! I've had bad luck with tinted lip products marketed as moisturizing because they usually have lots of slip but no real protective properties, leaving my lips dry and peeling; not this time. This is first and foremost a moisturizer-- as it should be-- with a touch of pale pink. Petunia is successful because it doesn't come off as many milky shades …Read more

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Mascara - Rouge Bunny Rouge - Dramatic Lash Mascara MEGAPLUMES in Oxblood Panache

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Jan/12/2015

I got this purely for the rare color, which didn't disappoint. You would think it was a very dark brown from a distance, but if you looked more closely you could clearly see the beguiling burgundy tone; I think it makes my eyes pop a bit more. The formula was decent, although it was a little too dry for my taste-- while not clumpy in the definition of multiple lashes sticking together, the …Read more

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Tools - Hakuhodo - G5537BkSL

5.0
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Dec/28/2014

Hakuhodo has done it again, this is such a lovely brush for fine-milled powder. My BB cream is sheer and dewy and so is easily erased by dense kabukis and blunt, laser-cut bristles, especially upon second application later in the day. This brush is tapered and on the small side for all-over powder application, which is great for getting in the areas around the nose and even under the eye. The …Read more

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Scrubs - Makeup Artist's Choice (MUAC) - Micro Polish Cream

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Dec/06/2014

I am pretty satisfied with this scrub. I use a Clarisonic nightly and a mandelic acid peel once a week, but I wanted a scrub for when my pores were feeling extra congested (hello finals weeks).
First of all, the actual grains are corundum crystals which are environmentally stable, so there's no worry of fish eating beads that have been sopping up toxins in the water. They are …
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Eyeliner - Illamasqua - Precision Ink - Havoc

5.0
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Dec/06/2014

I'm happy I came across this. I was admiring Rouge Bunny Rouge's oxblood mascara and wishing there was a liquid liner to match and, after lots of googling, Illamasqua looked to be the only one to fit the bill amidst a sea of shimmer and plum. I had no idea how rare a shimmer-free burgundy liquid liner was! I thought Make Up For Ever Liquid Liner in Diamond Burgundy was going to be …Read more

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Moisturizers - MISSHA - Cho Bo Yang Cream

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Nov/05/2014

I am pleased with this cream. I'm new to Missha but had a good experience with their Time Revolution Essence and looked into the Bo Cho Yang cream after some great help from the boards. I was looking for a good amount of moisture to calm my dry-ish skin, applying it after essence and before jojoba oil. The consistency is a cream-gel that spreads beautifully and absorbs fairly quickly-- …Read more

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Styling Products - Gatsby Mandom - Gatsby Moving Rubber

5.0
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Oct/24/2014

-- Review for Spiky Edge Hair Wax--

I may never buy another styling cream again; I don't throw around the term holy grail, but this is pretty much it. I have a pixie cut (a bit longer on top) and thick hair with a fine shaft, for reference. First of all, I would call this a cream instead of a wax as it's much less viscous. It smells artificially sweet, like a Laffy …
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Lipstick - Bite Beauty - Matte Creme Lip Crayon in Truffle

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Oct/21/2014

It's not terrible but I'm not wild about this. First of all, the color is a gorgeous eggplant and it tastes like sweet vanilla (the taste fades pretty quickly). I'm not sure exactly what ingredients are in there, but the texture comes off as silicone-like-- however it was a different feeling from an Armani Lip Maestro or a super-slippery lipstick, as it had some drag. I'm …Read more

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