Product Reviews by surfinjan

Palettes - Kat Von D - Ladybird True Romance Eyeshadow Palette [DISCONTINUED]

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Jan/02/2014

Overall Impression: Unusual set of matte eyeshadows and one creamy eyeliner in the color Immortal Love. This palette reminds of rich spices. It contains variations of earthy shades, several of which can be difficult to find. The color range is impressive with light, medium and deep shades. Shadows are a bit dry in texture and one is a little difficult to work with. The rest are moderately …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Extra Dimension Amorous Alloy

5.0
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Jan/02/2014

One of my two favorite eyeshadows from the In Extra Dimension collection to date.
Beautiful copper cranberry shade, with slight metallic finish, this shadow is breathtaking. Excellent pigmentation, easy to work with, highly blendable and gorgeous on most skin tones.

Released with Dec. 26, 2013 and close to sold out - I hope it is rereleased so that I can purchase a back-up.

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Highlighters - MAC Cosmetics - In Extra Dimension Skinfinish

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Jan/02/2014

Review on Five In Extra Dimension Skinfinishes

Overall: I love these because they add a gentle sheen without adding shimmer. Some have a little more pigmentation than others, some last longer than others, a few do accentuate pores more than others. I have 5 and am reviewing all 5 here:

Spring 2012/Rereleased in Dec 2013:
Whisper of Gilt - Leans towards a white …
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Highlighters - Dior - Shimmer Powder 002 Amber Diamond, Spring 08 [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Sep/21/2013

After hearing all the hype, I just had to run out and purchase this. I had saved for months. And I do have to say - it has a definite place in my makeup wardrobe. It isn't the holy grail highlighter I was hoping for, but Amber Diamond does both highlight my cheeks and hide a few sins.

The particles are a little thicker than I thought they would be yet they don't settle …
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Eye Shadow - CHANEL - Raffinement

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Sep/21/2013

I really love this eyeshadow quad. It just looks rich. The colors are incredibly neutral - neither too warm or too cool. The shimmer is very slight - and they feel like silk and butter. I also love the fact that every color in the quad is one that I would use. And although all are neutrals along the same family line, I can easily get at least four different looks out of it for different …Read more

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Palettes - Em Cosmetics - THE LIFE PALETTE Love Life

3.0
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Sep/21/2013

This is the 3rd of 3 reviews spanning the party, beach and love life palettes from em cosmetics. It is the most difficult to write as I am not loving this Love Life Palette quite as much as other two I own. This is the final, updated review (12/12/2013).

OVERALL IMPRESSION - Although others seem to buy this product quite a bit, I find the Love Life palette to have a few more misses …
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Palettes - Unlisted Brand - em beach life palette

4.0
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Sep/20/2013

FINAL REVIEW - This is the 2nd of 3 life palette reviews. Each palette includes different themes, colors, variety of finishes and looks so I've reviewed each separately. 12/12/2013

OVERALL IMPRESSION: I really like this palette. On someone with fair, warm colored skin or medium/olive skin, I can see this getting used a lot, particularly in spring and summer Fair, cooler toned …
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Palettes - Em Cosmetics - THE LIFE PALETTE Party Life

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Sep/18/2013

I purchased several life palettes for a professional networking group's quarterly evaluation. I will review each in a separate post as I believe they are sufficiently different to merit individual reviews. This is a final updated (12/12/2013) review now that I've had the products for three months.

The party life palette works well as a day/night palette on me. In addition …
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Blush - CHANEL - Inspiration - Le Blush Creme De Chanel:

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Sep/16/2013

Although this is a cream blush, it quickly turns to a powder texture. Most impressive about this blush - it wears well and lasts all day. The color is interesting - it would seem to suit fair to medium skinned women. But it works well on tanned skin for certain situations where a soft and feminine look is needed, but you don't want globs of pink blush.

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Liquid - CHANEL - Vitalumiere Aqua Ultra-Light Skin Perfecting Makeup SPF 15

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Jun/17/2013

I conducted some serious research before purchasing this foundation, however, I didn't know that one needs to match Chanel vitalumiere foundations to B or BR the way one would match MAC to an NC or NW. I think with Chanel I am between the B and BR and really need two.

The texture of this foundation is very smooth and soothing to my skin, which tends to be very sensitive. It is a …
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