Beauty Product Reviews

Nice drugstore primer!

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I've been told that this is like NARS Skin Smoothing Face Prep. However, it's about 1/3 the price of NARS. You only need the TINIEST amount to make a very thin layer on your face. If you use too much, you'll end up with your foundation balling up. This is a vegan primer, which is nice.

It's ok, but not for me.

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I don't think this is a universal shade as it will make darker skintones look ashey. It is probably good as a highlighter because of the subtle shimmer. It does ok at eliminating shine. It didn't seem to blur imperfections on my skin.

Nice, inexpensive blushes

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These are great, inexpensive drugstore blushes. The trick to getting the color out to apply is using a dense small blush brush or kabuki brush. Living Doll is probably the most flattering shade for different skintones, while Honeymoon is likely to be a highlighter for most skintones. They are shimmery, so if you don't like shimmer, avoid these.

Gorgeous but pricey

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I absolutely love the aqua creams! I have 21 Turquoise, 22 Emerald Green and 12 Golden Copper. The colors are rich and vibrant and stay around all day.

Holy Grail Eye Shadow Primer

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This is my holy grail eye shadow primer. It always works with my oily lids. I love the container that it comes in, as it's easy to dispense the proper amount. One tube lasts me for a year or more, which is impressive considering that I wear eye shadow every day. Colors are true to hue with this primer.

Holy Grail Makeup Remover

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This is my holy grail makeup remover. I can do 5 or 6 different makeup looks in one day and not have my eyes be puffy or sore. It works well on my waterproof mascaras and gel eyeliners. It's reasonably priced. My only complaint is that you have to purchase it online instead of in a store.

Pretty colors with good color payoff

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I have 24k Gold, Golden Rose and Golden Wine. They're all three lovely shades and the first lipsticks I've liked from Avon in a very long time. They give really nice shine and good color payoff.

Good pigmentation for a drugstore brand

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These are fantastic trios! I have I'm Feelin' Retro (fuchsia, peacock blue and pearly white) I Dream of Greenie (velvety yellow green with silver sparkle, mid-tone grass green and pale pearly silvery mint) Silent Treatment (taupe, espresso brown and shimmery peach-beige) Silent Treatment is office safe, but pretty. I would recommend I Dream of Greenie for the lid shade alone, as it's amazing. I'm Feelin' Retro is fun if you're looking for something unusual. All of these have great pigmentation and are extremely affordable.

Great quality cruelty free brush set

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This set comes with a powder blush brush, angled shadow brush, fluff shadow brush, eye definer brush and angled liner brush. $65 for 5 brushes and a carrying case. That breaks down to roughly $12 a brush & $5 for the case. The brushes are wonderfully soft, high quality and cruelty free. This is a great quality brush set to invest in.

The Natural color is nice, especially for very pale skin

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The brush that comes with this blush is unusable, which is unfortunate because it's cute. I love the cute fuchsia packaging. I'm not sure that the scent boosts my mood, but the scent is reminiscent of candy and it fades quickly. The color is a peachy-pink-coral on me.

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