Product Reviews by sydcricket

Lips - NYX Professional Makeup - Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream - Stockholm

5.0
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Feb/01/2013

I have overdosed on orange/peachy shades lately and my search for a nice nude has either resulted in a) grey lips or b) shades too peachy that I already have enough of. This one is perfect for me! As others have said, it's got a little more pigment/pink to it to make it stand out from the rest of your face if you are fair (NW20 here) but it is a much better look for me than something that …Read more

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Dry Shampoo - Batiste - Dry Shampoo - Brunette

3.0
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Dec/18/2012

The original Batiste gets 5 lippies from me but I just can't stand the brunnette one.

Like others have said, the smell is just awful. Sweet and creepy. And in my experience, it doesn't go away. I hate hair products with strong smells. Additionally, the powder comes out brown but it turns white anyway, so what is the point? I have dark brown, thick hair and the original white …
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Fragrances - Elizabeth Arden - With Love by Hilary Duff

4.0
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Dec/10/2012

I was enticed by the good reviews I'd read about this perfume and I was itching to try out a new scent. I'm extremely picky - I like sweetness but nothing too sugary or sharp, musky but not skunky and spicy but not peppery. I'm still trying to figure out how I feel about this fragrance but it sure is keeping me interested! I'm impressed considering it's a celebrity …Read more

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Eye Shadow - MAC Cosmetics - Lusture Eyeshadow - Goldbit

5.0
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Jun/21/2012

DROOL - This one one of the first ever HE eyeshadows I bought wayyy back in the day from the Tantress collection. I think I still have the empty copper colored pot!

I just recently found my backups stash and found two more Goldbits I must have bought in a frenzy when it was re-released with Lustre vision.

Unlike a lot of old makeup I used to LUV but find underwhelming …
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Foundations - Burberry - Sheer Foundation

4.0
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May/09/2012

I normally wear shu uemura 774 and I find Burberry's No. 6 matched my skin perfectly - next to lightest with a slightly yellow undertone. However, shu remains my favorite foundation.

As I get older my skin is becoming dryer and I find it incompatible with the Burberry foundation. It just ''sticks'' to my skin too much and I find it hard to smooth out in a …
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Palettes - Stila - Ultimate color palette [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Mar/21/2012

I was reaaaal suspicious of this since brand names do often churn out crap merchandise specifically for Costco, but I was encouraged by the reviews here.

At first I was a little underwhelmed, as I think my expectations were a little TOO high. Not all of the colors are pigmented the same and the lip colors are pretty forgettable, but as I've been messing around with this I've …
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Eye Shadow - NYX Professional Makeup - Extreme Apricot

5.0
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Mar/20/2012

Man oh man I LOVE this! Was looking for a bright matte blush to go with all the corally red lipsticks I've been rocking and took the advice of the other reviewers here and picked this up as a NARS Exhibit A dupe. I am very pale and with a light hand this gives a sheer wash of a bright color! (Does that make sense?) I picked up a fan brush was recommended to use with this but it goes on …Read more

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Eyeliner - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Cream Eyeliner - All Colors

3.0
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Mar/14/2012

Pretty darn good for the price. If it wasn't for essence's amazing (and similarly priced) gel liner, I would have given it 4 lippies!

I have super oily lids and using UDPP it doesn't crease unless its a particularly bad day for me. Great deep black. Stays on forever! My only complaint is that is a bit on the dyer (think thick cream rather than a more fluid gel) side and …
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Dry Shampoo - Salon Grafix - Invisible Dry Spray Shampoo

2.0
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Mar/07/2012

I've got thick, dark, hair which gets oily in a matter of hours and I really have to keep laughing at these ''invisible'' dry shampoos. I feel like they're ''invisible'' because they don't do anything!! I guess this stuff would be good if you have normal or dry hair and need to get rid of that "24 hour" sheen your hair gets when you …Read more

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Eyeliner - essence - Gel Eyeliner - Midnight In Paris

5.0
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Mar/06/2012

Incredible! Smooth, dark and creamy. Dries beautifully. I had my husband bring me some of these back from Germany but I guess you can get them at Ulta here in the US!

I have suuuuper oily lids and I was sad when this and my elf gel liner (still good, but less smooth to apply) kept creasing, even with primer. I thought I'd have to go back to liquid, which doesn't doesn't …
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