Product Reviews by vintagebarrio

Brows - Per-fekt - Per-fekt Brow Perfection Gel

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Jun/15/2012

I have very fair skin and very sparse, blonde eyebrows. Finding a good color that looks natural but still defining is hard. The champagne shade of Per-fekt's brow gel fits the bill for me. It's pretty light and maybe a bit hard to see at night, but for day just right--not too ashy or red, but a good true golden blonde color with a small amount of subtle shimmer. The caramel color …Read more

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Fragrances - diptyque - Philosykos

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Dec/04/2011

This is a weird one for me, as I'd sniffed it in the bottle before and been put off, but I got a whiff of the solid at Space NK and suddenly had a whole different experience. It's got a sort of blunted coconut thing going on for the base with a top layer of palest green fruity floral. It definitely captures the aroma of fresh figs for me, though not as sweet as they taste. (Somebody …Read more

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Fragrances - diptyque - Eau Duelle

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Dec/04/2011

This perfume really surprised me, as I had some idea in my head that Diptque only made heavy headachey scents. Salesgirl at Fred Segal convinced me to sniff Eau Duelle, and I was intrigued. Smells very creamy and slightly dense with a chai like aspect, but not sweet. Cardamom, nutmeg, pale vanilla. It's a tad green and tea like but still cozy. There's a nice tension for me in this …Read more

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Mascara - Blinc - grand lash primer

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Dec/04/2011

So, I really like the Blinc mascara and after reading other reviews online was sure this was going to be amazing. It's not. The regular mascara can look a little thin on my thin lashes, so I was hoping for something that would bulk them out, maybe even lengthen, and maybe help prevent that flaking I get as they day goes on. For some reason, the primer makes my lashes look broken and …Read more

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Fragrances - Unlisted Brand - IL Profumo Vanille Bourbon

4.0
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Jul/27/2011

I didn't think I would like this as I am disappointed with so many vanillas. Where others find victory, I usually get a headache. But for my skin, this was a dream. Light, airy, and slightly sweet in a good way. Florals have been really tricky for me, so finding a summer perfume is a never ending quest. However, this is it--the one! It marries the lightest tropical flowers perfectly …Read more

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Mascara - Blinc - Kiss Me Tube Mascara ULTRA VOLUME

4.0
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Jul/07/2011

I kept avoiding this product because I thought it was a dumb gimmick. But I saw a few reviews on here and finally went and tried it. So glad I did!!

I'm very fair with blonde hair, and black mascaras always look really trashy on me. I need a good brown, which looks like black once it's on, which is not that easy to find. I adore Lancome Definicils, but it does run on me …
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Foundations - Per-fekt - Skin Perfection Gel

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Jul/07/2011

This is a miracle product for me. I have very fair, combination skin prone to breakouts, redness, dry patches, and increasingly as I age, largish pores and fine lines. My favorite foundations (MAC Face and Body and Bare Escentuals Matte Mineral Foundation) just weren't blending well or hiding much. In desperation, I went shopping for a primer to see if that would help. Instead, I found …Read more

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Datura Noir

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May/15/2011

I really, really wanted to love this. Living in the desert, datura blooms are a narcotic delight in the evenings--large delicately scented white flowers that glow in the moonlight to attract night pollinators. Their fragrance is unique--light and translucent. Not creamy or murky at all. More like a tiny clear flute song. Datura Noir is a bit too sweet and heavy on my skin. Not exactly …Read more

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Fragrances - Strange Invisible Perfumes - Moon Garden

4.0
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May/15/2011

I get migraines, so was very excited to try some of the natural perfumes that are getting so much press, the thinking being that they might not bother my head as much. The good news is that natural perfumes don't last long if you don't like them. Bad news, they can still give you headaches until you get them off. Sooo, that being all said, I expected this one to be a disaster for my …Read more

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