Product Reviews by vickybee

Foundations - wet n wild - Photo Focus Foundation

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Apr/28/2017

I’ve been testing and experimenting with the WnW Photo Focus foundation for a few weeks now. After finding the right combination of products and application techniques I can say that this stuff works for me and I like it a lot more than I thought I would. The finish is between matte and satin in my opinion and it really does seem to have ‘blurring’ properties to it – I actually prefer it over …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - EcoTools - Perfecting Blender Duo

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Apr/19/2017

I recently decided to change my foundation routine up and gave these ‘blender sponges’ a try. I bought the Ecotools Perfecting Blender sponge (I didn’t get the duo, just the single large darker green sponge) along with the orange Real Techniques Miracle Complexion sponge. The Ecotools sponge comes with a little round plastic base/holder for you to set it on, which is super handy. And after …Read more

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Loose Powders - Kat Von D - Lock-it Setting Powder

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Apr/17/2017

I have oily skin and have been using Ben Nye Luxury powders and silica "HD" powders for years (usually I custom mix half and half). Thought I'd try something new. Unfortunately I've been working with this powder for 2 weeks now and I must say I am disappointed. This powder feels like flour to me - its super dry and cakes up on my skin even with using a damp beauty blender to …Read more

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Concealers - Tarte Cosmetics - Shape Tape Contour Concealer

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Apr/05/2017

Gave in to the hype. It’s a good full coverage concealer in my opinion, but nothing magical or life-changing. For reference I am NC25-30 and got Light-Medium Honey which is for “light-medium skin with peach undertones”. It is a little peachy for me and I imagine a Light-Medium Sand would be perfect, but it doesn’t come in that shade (boo!). What impressed me most about this concealer is the …Read more

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - The Falsies Push Up Angel Washable Mascara

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Apr/05/2017

My lashes are long (yay), sparse (boo), and they naturally criss-cross over each other which means that they clump together very easily. Because of this, traditional big bristle wands and 'volume' formulas rarely work for me - usually my lashes will turn into exactly eight spider legs with just one swipe. Not cute! Therefore I look for separation and definition over volume in a mascara …Read more

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Moisturizers - Lancôme - Renergie Lift Multi-Action Lifting & Firming Cream

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Dec/11/2015

Was visiting my parents for the holidays and had forgotten my usual moisturizer (Dermalogica Active Moist). I found found a sample of this in my stepmom's 'reject' pile and decided to give it a go. I woke up the next morning and the results were evident. My skin was smooth and plump, yet firm. Immediate results! I was impressed. However, I was less than impressed when I found out …Read more

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Hair Styling Tools - TIGI - BED HEAD Wave Artist

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Mar/12/2015

I have only used this tool three times and I can already say that it is worth far more than the $30 investment. I am super impressed with how easy it is to use. I have 1b/1c hair and the only styling I’d ever done before was use a flat-iron for a super sleek pin-straight look (I have a medium A-line cut). After wearing my hair like this for about a decade, I decided that I needed a change. I …Read more

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Conditioner - AG Hair - Fast Food Leave On Conditioner

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Jul/16/2014

I think this is a pretty good conditioner but it did not top my favorite, Neutrogena Triple Moisture Leave-in (unlike the reviewer below!). Not to say that this wouldn't work great with others with different needs! My hair is long (bra-strap length), thick, and straight 1b/1c. At first I felt that this left a sticky residue but then I realized I was probably using too much. I have a LOT of …Read more

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Conditioner - Neutrogena - Triple Mositure Silk Touch Leave-in Cream

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May/12/2014

My hair is long, thick, and straight with a slight wave (1b/1c). It is fairly low-maintenence and while it isn't processed or colored, it does take a lot of abuse. I blow dry, flat iron, and soak it in chlorine (I'm a swimmer) on most days of the week. Before this I had just been using shampoo, conditioner, and a silicone serum prior to blow drying and flat ironing in the mornings. But …Read more

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Concealers - MAC Cosmetics - Pro Longwear Concealer

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Mar/06/2014

I am finally coming around to this concealer. MAC d/c'ed my beloved Studio Sculpt concealer so I gave this a try after finally running out. I've been using it for about 6 months now and I must say I now love it! I had to get used to the satiny finish (was used to matte) but now I think it looks great. I also thought it was a bit too thin in consistency at first, but man, just a tiny …Read more

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