Product Reviews by violetriot

Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Lipstick - Diva

5.0
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May/13/2013

Hands down, my favorite lipstick on the planet. I have really dark hair so when I wear this I *can* look a bit vampy but i think the color is sophisticated enough to not look cheap. This is a gorgeous deep burgundy. I'm not a fan of blue-based reds because I just don't think they look good on me but this has a browner undertone which I love. This is a matte lipstick but I don't …Read more

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Polishes - OPI - Nail Lacquer - Malaga Wine

4.0
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May/13/2013

I am obsessed with this color. I have such a hard time finding a red that is flattering on my skin tone. I'm around NW20, probably a little paler this time of year. One thing I find that can be really frustrating with reds is how different they can look depending on the light. Malaga Wine is so gorgeous in any light! It's not too blue but it's not a screaming bright red either …Read more

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Bronzers - benefit Cosmetics - HOOLA

4.0
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May/13/2013

I adore this bronzer for my olive skin tone. As many members have mentioned, it's not quite a bronzer, but I think what it does SO well is warm up the face and accentuate contours. I keep trying out different bronzers and always come back to this one. I am not a fan of shimmer in my bronzer just because my go-to blush is coralista and any more shimmer overload and I'd look like a disco …Read more

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Highlighters - theBalm Cosmetics - Mary-Lou Manizer Highlighter

5.0
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May/13/2013

this highlighter is so pretty. Sometimes, I like to just open up the compact and stare at it. don't deny it, you know you do that with your makeup too ;)
I'm very picky when it comes to highlighters because I don't like looking like I got a handful of glitter thrown in my face. Beautiful champage, lightly golden shimmer powder. I think this is a pretty unique color, and the …
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Polishes - OPI - Moon Over Mumbai

5.0
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May/13/2013

Gorgeous color! This is my most used OPI polish. It is such a unique color. Kind of hard to describe- it's like a creamy light grey/blue that can have a bit of a lavender tint in some lights. It has a soft but not too noticeable shimmer. Not glittery at all but more of a pearl finish. It makes my nails look so polished and it is such a versatile shade because it is fairly neutral. Usually I …Read more

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Eyeliner - L'Oreal Paris - Extra-Intense Liquid Pencil Eyeliner

5.0
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May/13/2013

This is probably my all-time favorite eyeliner. It lasts ALL DAY on the water line which is incredible. It is a bit of a pain in the butt to remove. I use Purpose cleanser on my face and that gets some of it off but I'll also have to spend a good minute or so wiping away the rest with a cotton pad soaked in eye MU remover.
It's a little messy to apply because the texture is so …
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Eye Shadow - Lancôme - Color Focus Eyeshadow in Mochaccino

4.0
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May/13/2013

I love using this on my brows. I have medium-dark brown hair and I find that brow colors that are often intended specifically for brunettes tend to run on the reddish side. I don't like any hint of red in my brows because on me, it just look unnatural. But mochaccino is absolutely perfect: it lasts all day, is easy to blend, and is virtually foolproof. It adds just enough color to create a …Read more

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Polishes - Sally Hansen - Gem Crush Big Money

5.0
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May/13/2013

This is my favorite glitter polish ever. I love how you can cover your entire nail with straight up glitter in only 2 coats without it drying like a goopy mess. The gold with larger purple glitter is sooo pretty! I've yet to find another glitter polish like this one. I'll definitely be stocking up because I'll probably cry if this gets discontinued.
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Moisturizers - Mario Badescu - Caviar Night Cream

4.0
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May/13/2013

My skin would be a hot mess without this stuff. It is super thick, like a balm but I love that because my skin gets so dry and flaky. My derm has me on Epiduo which turns certain areas of my face into a scaly mess- not cute! So i use this all over when my skin needs a boost, or sometimes just to spot treat dryness. The packaging works for this product because it's so thick. And while the jar …Read more

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Highlighters - Bobbi Brown - Shimmer Brick Highlighter - Bronze

4.0
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May/13/2013

This is truly a gorgeous bronzy highlight/blush. The color is so beautiful- it's a perfect bronze tone with a fine shimmer-sheen. I like to apply this with a fluffy blush brush because I find that it looks less shimmery that way. I always want to build the color up but you can't really do that without building up the shimmer as well, which then starts to look a bit obvious. When applied …Read more

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