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  • Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation
    4.0

    Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

    Very average but disaster for sensitive skin

    This is just an okay foundation. The texture is very nice and it is easily blended. It provides maybe medium coverage but is not buildable. It becomes cakey and obvious with any attempted layering. I was happy with the matte finish. It is not overly matte and did not emphasize dryness (I have combination skin). It does keep skin reasonably matte throughout the day. I can feel it on and it starts to feel a bit greasy, but the appearance is still fairly matte. It does tend to break down over an 8 hour day, fading unevenly and breaking apart. I found using a primer was necessary. Most importantly for me, after wearing this for a few days, my forehead was covered in tiny, under the skin acne and my chin broke out painfully.

    March 16, 2014

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  • Revlon Lash Potion Volume + Length Mascara by Grow Luscious

    Honestly, I bought this for the packaging. I thought this would be the one the first time I used. Definitely gives lots of volume, has a rich, dark color, and doesn't clump. But then it started flaking within a few hours. Wish I could say this is something about me, but I cannot think of any other mascara where I have had this problem. I stopped using it.

    November 30, 2013

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  • Nars Larger Than Life Eyeliner

    So many nice things about this liner but it is a disaster in the waterline. I bought the shade Rue Bonaparte (nude) specifically to use in the waterline. This liner goes on smooth and creamy and looks amazing. It seems to wear well, but I know at least some is coming off because it ends up in my eye. I guess I could get over this annoyance except that it sticks to my contacts and WILL NOT COME OFF. Didn't matter how much I rinsed them. I had to scrap a pair of lenses because there was a nude blob blocking my vision. I thought maybe I had applied it sloppily and tried again extremely carefully. Same result. The colors are great and it applies well, but I just can't get behind this product. It is definitely overpriced.

    November 30, 2013

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  • Skindinavia No More Shine Makeup Finish

    Love this stuff. It has a very fine mist. It really helps to reduce shine and, even with oil breaking through, it prevents makeup from sliding all over your face. I use this every day at work during summer (in a humid climate) and my makeup is still great by the end of the day. Also, this spray helps smooth out powder makeup, making it blend into the skin better without resulting in shine. I will keep repurchasing. Worth noting that this company produces the setting sprays sold under Urban Decay's label, as well.

    November 30, 2013

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  • Dove Refresh+Care Invigorating Dry Shampoo

    This dry shampoo does have some merit. It's inexpensive, easy to find, and absorbs oil well. That's not enough to save this product for me. The smell, at first, is pleasant and clean. But it lingers for hours and becomes overwhelming. It doesn't stop me from finishing the bottle, but I don't enjoy it. This is acceptable for really gross hair (like several days from last shampoo). Spray it all over and it will absorb the oil. It's too heavy for other uses. You can't put it on clean hair just to get volume. Even with super oily hair, It builds up and ends up making your hair gunky. I recommend Batiste instead.

    November 30, 2013

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  • Gillette Venus Spa Breeze Disposable Razors

    The shave gel bars on this razor actually work as well as usual shave gel. These are great for travel because they are inexpensive and don't require packing separate shave gel. Since you can't see the gel on your skin, you have to pay attention to where you're shaving, or you will likely miss some patches. Hardly an insurmountable burden. These get dull quickly, so I would not replace my usual razor and shave cream for these.

    May 6, 2013

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  • Nars Concealer
    4.0

    Nars Concealer

    Waste of money

    This concealer has good qualities. The lightest shade matches my very fair skin. It is also creamy and blends easily. But that's where it ends. It tends to crease (although admittedly not terribly). My real problem is the lack of pigmentation. I have minimal shadows under my eyes that don't require much, but this can't even manage to cover them. If I'm paying this much money for concealer, I expect results. There are countless drugstore concealers with better pigmentation. Absolutely will not repurchase.

    April 5, 2013

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  • Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Créme

    Despite hearing such amazing reviews, I was reluctant to buy this because of the price. I finally caved about 2 years ago and have been using it ever since. I have long, thick hair and still only use a tiny amount (a little bigger than a pea) on wet hair before blow drying. Right after I switched to this, my mother actually commented that my hair was looking "glossier." Sold. I also like that it doesn't have much smell so it doesn't compete with shampoo or perfume.

    February 8, 2013

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  • Olay Regenerist Intensive Repair Treatment
    5.0

    Olay Regenerist Intensive Repair Treatment

    Some improvement in overall tone

    In the interest of full disclosure, I received this product to test and I am only in my mid-20s with few signs of aging. The only aging I have noticed is around my mouth and I don't think that two months of nightly use of this product has made a difference for the few lines I have there. That being said, I have noticed a bit of improvement for my skin overall. The tone seems more even and my pores are smaller. Additionally, I have sensitive skin but had no reaction to this product other than some mild dryness that dissipated within days (although I kept using this nightly, so it seems my skin just needed to adjust). If you're hoping for real anti-aging benefits, you probably need to look elsewhere.

    October 22, 2012

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  • Aveeno Positively Smooth Shave Gel

    What I liked most about this product is the smell. It's light and sweet and reminds me of cake batter. Does it reduce shaving? Absolutely not. And while it is a thick and decently moisturizing shave gel, it is no better than the honey mango shave cream I buy at Trader Joe's for much less. Will not repurchase.

    September 16, 2012

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