Product Reviews by taibug27

Lips - Tarte Cosmetics - LipSurgence Natural Matte Lip Stain in Lively

3.0
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Jan/15/2014

The best thing about this lip product is the color. The second best thing is that it's truly matte. On my coloring (pale with dark brown hair and eyes) it's about as perfect a pink as I can find. The worst thing about this lip product is how much it transfers and smudges. The second worst thing about it is that for the price, it's a pitifully small amount of product. I was mildly …Read more

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Candles - Unlisted Brand - Voluspa Candles (All)

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Apr/08/2013

These are my favorite candles, so it pains me a little to not give them a 5 out of 5. They certainly bring me a lot of pleasure, and I have been buying them for years now. My favorite is probably the French Bourbon Vanille, but I have tried a good chunk of the entire collection. In fact, as I type I've got the Macaron one from the Maison Blanc collection flickering next to me on my desk, and …Read more

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Foundations - KORRES Natural Products - Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Foundation

5.0
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Mar/27/2013

I tried this in both porcelain and bisque, and was thrilled to have such light options in both a yellow and pink hue. A little goes a long way, and I didn't need to "build" to get the coverage I wanted - which, btw, is pretty full. My usual go-to foundation is Estee Lauder Double Wear. It did seem quite slippy - like it wouldn't set, and since I don't have an abundance of …Read more

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Liquid - KORRES Natural Products - Quercetin & Oak Antiageing Foundation 05 Bisque

5.0
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Mar/27/2013

I tried this in both porcelain and bisque, and was thrilled to have such light options in both a yellow and pink hue. A little goes a long way, and I didn't need to "build" to get the coverage I wanted - which, btw, is pretty full. My usual go-to foundation is Estee Lauder Double Wear. It did seem quite slippy - like it wouldn't set, and since I don't have an abundance of …Read more

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Lipstick - Julie Hewett - Lipstick - Nude Noir

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Jan/09/2013

Nude is so subjective. This lipstick is the exact color of my lips - so maybe it's not nude for some people, but for me, yeah, it works. Regardless - I'm not interested in semantics - I'm more interested in how it looks. Like I said, it's the color of my lips, but it has a frost to it. Generally I find frost to be an abhorrent quality in a lipstick, reminding me of my first …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Kiehl's - Imperial Body Balm

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Oct/09/2012

I must stop finding products like this - so fabulous you have to buy them in spite of the wallet gouging price tag. First the NARS blush brush, and now this. Sigh. Ok, so to break it down - this comes in a black tub and is a thiiick sunny yellow. It smells like cocoa butter, shea butter, and honey, and if you're familiar with seabuckthorn's earthy spicy smell - a bit of that also. Now …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - NARS Cosmetics - 27 - Yachiyo

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Aug/22/2012

I didn't want to like this. It's too expensive, and it looked a little flimsy. I was all kinds of skeptical. But then I went through this bizarre phase where suddenly I felt like I'd forgotten how to apply blush, and I just kept looking like a clown. So I researched, I poured over reviews, and yada yada yada, I bought the brush.

But you'd better believe I kept the …
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Polishes - REVLON - Colorstay Longwear Nail Enamel [DISCONTINUED]

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Aug/20/2012

I've almost always had great experiences with Revlon polishes, but recently I bought Pale Cashmere - and it might be the worst polish I've ever owned.

First, the positives - it's a gorgeous color. As long as no one looks at my nails close up, it looks beautiful.

Second, the negatives - I painted my nails (both hands - two coats each time) with Pale Cashmere …
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Eye Shadow - Stila - Kitten

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Jul/27/2012

Blarg. I want to love this. I really do. But I'm right in that weird category where I have just enough yellow olive in my very pale skin that this makes me look like my eyes are dull. I've seen on other people how it just brightens their whole face and is totally marvelous. For me it does the exact opposite. Very sad. I've had it for years, and every few months will go back and try …Read more

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