Product Reviews by shanty

Mascara - Lancôme - Monsieur Big Volume Mascara

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5 months ago

I have to start this review with the fact that Lancome has, and probably always will be, my favourite brand for mascara. It was the first "high end" makeup I ever purchased and have yet to find another brand/mascara that I like better than Lancome. With that said, this was a flop for me.

I find it very thick and clumpy. I can make it work with a lash primer and wiping off the …
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Lipstick - Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipstick - Pillow Talk

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fromshanty

5 months ago

After holding out for so long, I finally purchased this lipstick. I wanted to see what all the social media fuss was about. I purchased this and her K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick in Penelope Pink to compare formulas. I will say, I do enjoy this matte formula. It's not as drying as other matte formulas I have (including Pat McGrath's Mattetrance, though PMG's pigmentation is like no other) …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Hourglass Cosmetics - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

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fromshanty

7 months ago

I'm surprised at how much I like this primer given I have dry skin. I was looking for a cleaner primer option while pregnant and this stuff really keeps my makeup on lock down. It also doesn't dry out my skin and it helps blur as well. It's very pricey but you need so little that I think it's worth the splurge. I've since picked up their No.28 serum primer because I liked …Read more

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Foundations - COSRX - Clear Fit Blemish Cushion Foundation

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fromshanty

7 months ago

This is a great cushion if you're looking for COVERAGE. It's definitely not a light cushion but I can always rely on this when I need a little bit more from my cushion when my skin isn't looking the greatest. The best part is that I don't feel guilty wearing this over blemishes give all it's acne fighting properties. It's not super matte but it's not a radiant …Read more

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Moisturizers - Huxley - Secrets of the Sahara Anti-Gravity Cream

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fromshanty

7 months ago

I am a fan of Huxley facial skin care and discovered them when I began to switch the vast majority of my skincare to Korean products. I think their original schtick was that their products focused around cactus prickly pear seed oil and it's anti-oxidents and hydration strength. I enjoy this cream, but it is on the heavier side and I actually do find that their products are a little too …Read more

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Lipstick - Giorgio Armani - Ecstasy Shine Lipstick

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fromshanty

7 months ago

I think this is a decent product, but it's not a HG. As we break away from matte liquid lipsticks, I'm looking more for moisturizing lip formulas. I like how this feels and looks when it's first applied, but a few hours in (as it's had time to sink in and wear out a bit) it does this weird thing where it dries down to a really light version of the original colour? As if the …Read more

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Eyeliner - PAT MCGRATH LABS - PERMA PRECISION Liquid Eyeliner

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fromshanty

7 months ago

This is a flexible, matte black foam tip eyeliner pen. I purchased it because it's one of the only eyeliner pens I could find that didn't have parabens in it (which I'm trying to avoid while I'm pregnant). It's an okay eye liner. I'm not pissed at it, but it's not amazing either. It's very expensive ($36 CAD) and I think you can get japanese brush tip eye …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Natasha Denona - Lila Eye Shadow Palette

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fromshanty

7 months ago

I really enjoyed this palette more than I thought. I purchased this after I purchased the Gold palette and I find that I enjoy this one more (with the wider variation in shades) and I love purple shadows. I know everyone raves about ND's shimmers/glitters but I really enjoy her creamy matte formula. For shimmers/glitters, I actually prefer Pat McGrath's formula if we're comparing …Read more

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Brows - benefit Cosmetics - BROWVO! Conditioning Primer Nutrient-Rich Eyebrow Primer

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fromshanty

7 months ago

I got this as part of a set from Benefit (more for their brow pencils) and I thought a brow primer was excessive? Needless to say, I will be repurchasing this. This made such a difference to the longevity and look of my brows and has reduced the amount of time i spent on my brows in the morning. I have thing and relatively sparse brows so anything that will help me with volume I'm all …Read more

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Bronzers - Too Faced - Bronzed Peach Melting Powder Bronzer – Peaches and Cream Collection

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fromshanty

7 months ago

I was surprised at the bad reviews on Sephora for this product, but I really like it. I use a dense brush to pick up the product and have no issues with pigmentation etc. I find it blends out beautifully and really lasts on the skin for a cream bronzer. I could do without the scent but it also doesn't bother me once it's on. It is not a matte, so keep that in mind. I also like the …Read more

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