Product Reviews by serobins

Makeup Brushes - Alison Raffaele - Foundation Brush

4.0
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Apr/02/2009

I bought this brush to replace the Paula Dorf foundation brush I had owned for a decade, then lost. I was used to a standard synthetic foundation brush with a flat, wide head. This brush has been a change, but it has really grown on me.

Positives: The wider head means that I never wind up with little foundation lines on my face. The prettier, more subtle application is this …
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Mascara - LORAC - Publicity Stunt Lashes

4.0
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Apr/02/2009

You should gather from the reviews here that this mascara will surprise and probably disappoint anyone looking for a standard-issue thickening mascara.

It does indeed turn out "dry" on your eyelashes. If you rub your eyes after applying, you won't get a black smear on your face. Instead, you will get lots of long, thin, thread-like pieces of dried mascara. …
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Foundations - Napoleon Perdis - China Doll Foundation

4.0
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Apr/02/2009

This foundation is very well named. It definitely gives a porcelain, matte, flawless finish. It's a very nice foundation, though ultimately, I'm not sure it's worth the price. My observations:
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<li>-The foundation takes a while to dry and set. You have time to mess with it after applying. I definitely recommend using a foundation …
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Mascara - Julie Hewett - rose scented mascara

3.0
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May/25/2007

I didn't notice that this product smelled much like roses, but it did work very well as a thickening mascara. I really liked it at first, but would not buy it again, because after two weeks or so, it began clumping up in the tube. It's possible that didn't tighten the cap enough, but I don't think that was the problem.

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Blush - Julie Hewett - Cheekie

5.0
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May/25/2007

I got this in Peachie, a bright, coral color that looks alarming in the pot. On my cheeks, it gives a very healthy, pretty, summery glow. I have pale skin, and as long as I'm careful abot the amount I put on, it's not too bright. I think this would work well for darker skin tones, because you can blend out a little bit for less pigment, or add more for brighter color. It blends very …Read more

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Lip Gloss - DuWop - Lip Venom

2.0
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May/24/2007

This is a teensy, tinesy, sample size tube of mediocre gloss with the same slightly burning, artificial cinnamon flavor you get in a Red Hot Fireball. It didn't burn my lips nearly as much as it did some people who reviewed it here. This reminded me of a cinnamon version of the bad gloss I used to wear in the eighties - the stuff that smelled like watermellon and came in a clear, roll-on …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Kérastase - Oleo-Relax Hair Oil Serum

2.0
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May/24/2007

After reading the reviews here, maybe I will try using this in the shower and rincing it out. I hate having a forty-five dollar bottle of gunk sitting around idle, making me feel guilty. This had a very odd effect on my hair. It accomplished the near-impossible task of weighing my hair down. No product has ever done this - and I've tried to find one. Unfortunately, it also gave my hair …Read more

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Hair - Graham Webb - Halo leave-in color sealant

3.0
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May/24/2007

I'm not a hair expert. Those who are are welcome to dismiss this review. I got talked into this stuff at the salon, and used it for a while, but I've stopped. I never could figure out if it was doing anything at all to my hair - good or bad. I suppose I might actually need color protection, and just not realize it. Maybe this stuff works quietly, over the very long term. Sadly, I …Read more

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Shampoo - Schwarzkopf - BC Bonacure Moisture Kick Shampoo

4.0
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May/24/2007

This review is for the Moisture Kick hair mask/Treatment that comes in a little tub. I have not tried the shampoo or conditioner. I have very thick, frizzy, "puffy" hair that lacks moisture even before I blow dry and iron it into submission. I have been using this once a week after being ordered to by my hairdresser, and I've definitely noticed major improvements: more shine …Read more

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