Product Reviews by violetkat22

Pressed Powders - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Tone Correcting Powder

3.0
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Mar/05/2013

I purchased this in my search for a cheaper alternative to UD De-slick mattifying powder.

It's okay as a setting powder but the colors aren't really tone correcting. The pan has squares of yellow, blue, pink and green tinged powder. Maybe I'm just not using it correctly but I think the colors are too pigmented.

The compact is really, really nice though. …
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Pressed Powders - Urban Decay - De-Slick Mattifying Powder

4.0
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Mar/04/2013

This is my HG setting powder. I hate how expensive it is but I have not been able to find a drugstore substitute anywhere near this quality.

It is completely translucent and it works like a charm. I put it on with a small kabuki brush after my foundation/concealer but before any blush or bronzer.

I absolutely hate the packaging though. The compact it comes in is cheap …
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Blush - benefit Cosmetics - Fine One One

4.0
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Mar/04/2013

I'm really torn between loving and hating this product. I love it but it's so expensive!

The packaging is really cute. I use this product on my cheeks only, not on my lips like it's advertised. The colors are flattering and blend together nicely, but the staying power is not worth the $30 I paid for it. It's just so convenient to have multidimensional color in …
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Primer/ Corrector - Tarte Cosmetics - Clean Slate t5 Infused Natural Face Primer [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Mar/04/2013

I'm pretty sure this primer has the same formulation as Smashbox Photo Finish but that it's more expensive. It feels a little bit oilier but it works just the same.

Personally I think both products are overrated and I'm searching for a better, cheaper alternative. I'm mad that I bought this primer on a whim and it ended up being the same exact thing as Smashbox!

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Eye Primer - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Essential Eyelid Primer - Sheer

4.0
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Mar/04/2013

I've used UDPP for years, but I bought this on a whim after liking some other e.l.f. products.

It's really worth buying since it's only a buck. I've been using this for normal days, and I only bring out the UDPP for special events and whatnot. I'm a grad student so it seems ridiculous to spend all the money on UDPP just for my makeup to go to class. e.l.f …
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Primer/ Corrector - Pixi - Flawless and Poreless Primer

3.0
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Mar/04/2013

I received a sample of this in an Ipsy glam bag subscription.

The primer isn't clear like a lot of primers are, it is a slightly tinted color but it looked fine on my skin. I usually wear a buff/beige foundation color.

Unfortunately, I didn't really like it. It took more of the product to cover my face than I use with other primers and I don't think the …
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Moisturizers - St. Ives - Timeless Skin Collagen Elastin Facial Moisturizer

5.0
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Mar/04/2013

HG moisturizer right here. I use this at night on my face, and it's simply amazing. I was skeptical when I saw it listed on a blogger's must-have list, but I bought it when I saw it on impulse at a Sears Grand. I haven't seen it at a Target or anywhere else though.

This moisturizer is really thick but my combination skin drinks it up. I was having a problem with dry …
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Moisturizers - Neutrogena - Oil-Free Moisture - Combination Skin

4.0
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Mar/04/2013

This is a great lightweight moisturizer for my combination skin. I usually use it in the morning before my makeup and it's light enough that I can dab a little into my skin if my makeup looks too cakey. It's really great for the price. I used the Clinique 3-step system prior to using this and it does about the same job for cheaper.

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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Illegal Length Fiber Extensions

4.0
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Mar/04/2013

I love love love this mascara. Two coats of this stuff makes it look like I'm wearing falsies, and I've never said that about any other mascara, and I've tried just about every brand that exists. The brush is really different than normal brushes, and it got the little lashes at the outer corners of my eyes without getting on my skin.

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