Product Reviews by strawbetty

Eyeliner - Bourjois - Effet Smoky

5.0
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Mar/08/2014

HOLY GRAIL. SMOOTH AS BUTTAH.
I absolutely love this eyeliner. Gone are the days of dragging a seemingly sandpaper based pencil of DEATH across my eye. I own all the shades but I find myself mostly reaching for the black for everyday use. The price is relatively cheap for what I'd call a rival of Urban Decay's Glide On. The pencil comes equipped with a little brush at the opposite …
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Mascara - FairyDrops - Scandal Queen Mascara

4.0
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Jan/24/2014

This little Japanese beauty is pretty good at what it does. I mean, it's a mascara. It will lengthen and darken your lashes, but don't ask too much of it - no skyscraper lashes here. You know those nifty little bottom lash mascaras? I use this exclusively for my bottom lashes. It gives a subtle, spaced out effect on the top lashes but really excels in covering my bottom lashes and …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - Real Techniques - Miracle Complexion Sponge

5.0
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Jan/23/2014

I bought this sponge because I just can't yet bear to part with 20 for the Beauty Blender - thought this would be a good alternative after reading reviews. So, this sponge is pretty good. You have to get it wet first for it to soften up and then apply to yo' face. It's made a vast improvement to my foundation routine - my stippling brush often makes my foundation look as if there …Read more

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Lip Gloss - L'Oreal Paris - Colour Riche Caresse Wet Shine Stain [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Jan/19/2014

I have these in the shades Lolita and Princess and they're probably my favourite lip product. They're sorta the kinda things that you use once and you're like 'meh' but you find that you keep coming back to! I have naturally pigmented lips and Lolita is totally my everyday MLBB shade. Princess I would save for going out as it's brighter and more dramatic. The colours …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Film Noir

4.0
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Jan/17/2014

Oh, my sweet, sweet Film Noir <3 I'll admit, I originally bought this for the name. I previously shied away from bold colours and stuck to my cherry blossom pinks, leaving my reds and berries to collect dust. One time I was feeling particularly brave (a week of lectures in college on film noir and femme fatales must have inspired me!) and the rest is history.

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Palettes - NYX Professional Makeup - Butt Naked Eyes

3.0
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Jan/17/2014

This used to be my Holy Grail product before I moved onto the infamous Urban Decay Naked palettes that this NYX kit is mimicking. I'm normally a big fan of NYX products but my love of this has faded to indifference the more I compare it to something like Naked 2.

The eyeshadows: The pigmentation varies really. Even with good quality brushes I find quite a lot of the shadows hard …
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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara

4.0
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Jan/17/2014

While I have sworn off products that aren't cruelty free for 2014, this was my last makeup purchase of '13 - I regret nothing. It's super black and the packaging is just adorable with the pink and black theme. The mascara is pretty good at covering bottom lashes - I've seen mixed results - and if I want big doll eyes, this is what I'd use. I don't think the brush is …Read more

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