Product Reviews by socalsuperstar

Palettes - Natasha Denona - Safari All Matte Eyeshadow Palette

4.0
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6 months ago

I have a love/hate relationship with this pallette. Sometimes I will do a look and it is the best my eyes have ever looked. Other times, despite finding the best method to apply this pigment, it does not go on how I want it to. For me, the best way to apply the top row shades is sparingly and patted with a packer brush very slowly building. When I bought this, I thought I would never use the blue …Read more

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Mascara - Thrive Causemetics - Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara

5.0
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7 months ago

First of all, the packaging with this is top notch. The tube is weighty in a luxe way. Secondly, it is a fabulous mascara for my lashes. I have naturally long lashes to begin with. This presents a challenge because mascaras like to bleed, run, flake all the way down to my cheeks. Waterproof leaves my lashes dry. So naturally I love tubing mascaras and this is one. My lashes are white blonde. This …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Stila - Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow

5.0
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9 months ago

After watching Manny MUA do Paris Hilton's makeup on YouTube, I picked this up in the color Grace. I really have more eyeshadows than I know what to do with. This product works with most of them. It is a soft pearly taupe color. It would work with most eye colors and is neutral. Imagine Urban Decay Side Car shadow from the original Naked but with a higher impact. The shadow isn't …Read more

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Concealers - Lancôme - Effacernes Waterproof Protective Undereye Concealer

5.0
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9 months ago

I am 37 and realized I was getting to the point where finding a good concealer is tricky. I am kind of a perfectionist and don't like texture highlighted. I went to Ulta and the MU artist tried several concealers on me. Many of them were bad. I told him what I wanted. I wanted a concealer that would hide under eye circles while not emphasizing texture. I also just wear BB cream or very light …Read more

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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof Mascara

3.0
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9 months ago

I recently bought this after reading reviews and listening to the hype online. I have naturally long, curled, but very blonde lashes. Mascara's don't have to do much to wow me. They have to add fullness, deposit color, and not run. This one was average. I thought it did not do much to make my lashes stand out and that is not really hard to do. Staying power was average. It is waterproof …Read more

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Moisturizers - VICHY - Mineral 89 Hyaluronic Acid Face Serum Moisturizer

5.0
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9 months ago

I am on my second bottle of this product. I usually don't think HA does much. I live in dry CA which may have something to do with it. My skin is combination in the true sense. I am oily in the t-zone and dry everywhere else. I have been doing hot yoga lately and experimented with putting this on my face before class because I noticed that my skin would feel dehydrated afterward. With this …Read more

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Blush - TOM FORD - Cheek Color - Inhibition

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9 months ago

I absolutely love this pretty neutral blush. The color payoff is very good and it lasts all day. It goes with everything. It is also perfect when you don't want to mess with multiple products. If you don't want use bronzer or contour, you can get away with just this. That also makes it an easy choice to pack for travel. It's great when you want to be lazy or low maintenance.

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Bronzers - TOM FORD - The Ultimate Bronzer - Gold Dust

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9 months ago

I have had my giant compact for a year and have barely put a dent in this powder. I do not hate it. This needs a heavy hand though to even show up on me and I have what I think is a light to medium skintone. I can build it up with work but there are so many bronzers I have tried that I like better. I wish I would have stuck to my Guerlain Terracotta bronzer.

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Palettes - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Norvina Eyeshadow Palette

4.0
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9 months ago

So far I have liked all of the Anastasia palettes I have tried. Even the highly controversial Subculture is a favorite of mine. I was intrigued by the color story of Norvina. I have neutral coloring and can get away with both warm and cool colors. my eyes are blue/green/grey and shift depending on what I put on them. This Norvina palette surprised me though because some of the colors I thought I …Read more

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BB Cream - Bobbi Brown - BB Cream SPF 30

4.0
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11 months ago

I am divided on this product. About every foundation I have used on my naturally combo but now quite dry to to the Tria laser and Retin-A use skin shows up and that makes me upset. I'm 37, I have some fine lines and pigmentation (which is what the aforementioned products above are addressing). At any rate, I wanted something simple with a good SPF because I have to wear one when doing those …Read more

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