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  • Revlon Tourmaline Ionic Total Styler Dryer

    I tried this dryer because of the tourmaline and ionic features, but was really wanting the almighty T3 Evolution, which I put off buying because of the price, but this Revlon was a terrible dryer, my Hot Tools ceramic did a better job of eliminating frizz than this useless dryer! I broke down and bought the T3, and I am a customer for LIFE! I don't even have to use a flat iron to tame my top layer frizzies anymore, it creates a silky, shiny finish every time, in half the time! I have long, thick hair, and it used to take me 45 minutes to blow it dry, now it takes me 15 - well worth the money! Revlon bombed with this one. I gave it to my mom, she rarely uses a blow dryer and she doesn't like it either!

    April 30, 2013

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • Maybelline New York Moisture Extreme Lipcolor
    9.0

    Maybelline New York Moisture Extreme Lipcolor

    Love it, but have to reapply LOTS

    This lipstick is great in all aspects except staying power - colors are wonderful and natural looking, the texture is silky smooth with just the right amount of shine and color, but I find that I have to reapply it constantly in order to keep that look - I suppose you have to give up a little staying power in order to get that smooth finish without the caking, but I wish it were just a little more durable. I use a plum shimmer shade and get compliments all the time, and my lips are softer when I sue it!

    July 2, 2008

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  • bareMinerals ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation
    9.0

    bareMinerals ORIGINAL SPF 15 Foundation

    Love it, but know how to use it!

    I love this product now, but when I first got it I made the mistake of layering it for extra coverage, and when you over-apply it it becomes shiny and looks very unnatural. It also settles in the lines of your face if you don't buff it properly. I also didn't know that you could take your finger, slightly wet it and make an on-spot instant concealor from it. I have used other mineral makeups that don't contain bismuth, which is what makes the shiny finish, and also makes people sensitive to the product, like Lumiere, and they are great as well, but smell strange, because they use emu oil, which is great for the skin but has a goat-like smell to it. Emu oil is good for night-time moisturizing, but you can't wear a product that smells like goat in public! All-in-all, you have to practice with this makeup to get the best results, and don't ever just buy the "light medium or dark" kits - they won't fit your skin color unless you blend them with a light or dark color, actually go to a distributor and match up your best color, and the blush they give with the kit is horrid, I don't know how anyone could perceive that as natural, but thier all-over color choices are wonderful - I love several of the shades and they realy look natural and compliment whatever look you are putting together. The welll-rested concealor that came with my kit is great also - really brightens your eyes! As far as just the foundation, make sure you get a color matchup, don't just order the kit without knowing what their version of a light medium or golden medium is - in fact, I ended up blending one of my lighter Lumiere foundations with the darker of my medium Bare Minerals one that was ay too dark for me together to make a perfect shade, and it had less Bismuth in it, so I can layer more coverage if I need too without so much of the shine. I do love the Sheer Veil as an all-over powder and it doesn sort of airbrush your look and make your coverage last, but it is a but messy, especially if you want to touchup during the day - I waste a whole lot just trying to apply a little. I say, for the money it's great, but so are others that on't have the Bismuth in it, which makes the shine and also causes breakouts and sensitivity in some people. I also tried Purity Mineral makeup, got a kit, and the shade was perfect and the blush was a perfectly natural color that really compliments my skin. There is very little of it, but it goes a long way! Try Bare Minerals, then mix and match with other products that do the same thing, and if you are sensitive to Bismuth, try a product like Lumiere (Bismuth-free)or Purity, which is right on with the shade descriptions and has some natural colors, I got a light golden that is great, a little light, but with the wonderful all-over blush that came with it, it is perfect! Keep selecting what you like from each line until you get the best of each product! Once you get what you like from each line, you will be very satisfied with what you look like! Sounds like lots of work, but worth it, and now I make mixed foundations from all the colors I have for my friends and have extra to continue to make my perfect shades for summer, winter and whenever my skin is changing color. Also, try the Bare Escentuals Big Tease Mascara - I bought it recently, am very picky about mascara, can't stand spider eyes or too wet, clumpy mascara, and this has two ends, and it combs and distrubutes the right amount of product to each lash while seperating and lenghtening, and the other side gets those hard-to-get lashes - I guess I will have to review all of the products I mentioned, but hope this helps.

    July 2, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara
    2.0

    L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Original Mascara

    If you have to wipe the brush off, why bother?

    This mascara was so appealing to me when I saw what the brush was shaped like, but when I opened it, the mascara immediately was so globbed and thickly spread all over the brush that you couldn't even see the brush - even after wiping the extra mascara off I still had globs and stuch-together lashes, which I cant' stand!! I have thick lashes, but they are not long, which is why I chose this, but the container needs to be redesigned to remove the excess product so that you are not stuck with spider eyes every time you use it - waste of my money, I bet it would have been GREAT if the product was designed properly - even when the mascara was wiped off, it still left way too much on my lashes, and no amount of combing could fix it - they had a great idea with this brush, but need to redesign the tube so that it takes the excess off of the brush and maybe make the formula a little more pliable so that if too much is applied it can be combed through! It's sitting in my "dead makeup" drawer after two attempts to use it! Don't waste you money until they change the way the product comes onto the brush or goes onto your lashes!

    July 1, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer
    7.0

    Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

    Great for keeping makeup in place and smooth out lines but balls up when you try to blend over it or apply makeup over it!

    I loved this product for making my makeup last so long and filling in those fine lines, but I found that if I tapped on my concealor too hard or blended my foundation or shadow a little to much it balled up and left little flakey pieces all over my eye area, which means that it rubs off very easily, and the coverage is then patchy in areas where it didn't rub off, and then you have to remove the little pieces that did rub off without messing up the rest of it. The product is great, but I think because of the silicone base it turns to sort of plastic or rubber and balls up when rubbedor wiped, even when dry and set! Wish it were a little more durable when you apply makeup over it so it stays in place and you can blend over it! Other than that, it is great - as long as I just barely touch the area I put it on after letting it dry it does what it's supposed to, but that's a problem when you have to blend colors or concealors, the product works wonderfully, wish I had know this before I had to wipe off all of the little pieces of it several times!!!

    July 1, 2008

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Biosilk Silk Therapy
    10.0

    Biosilk Silk Therapy

    What Would I Do Without This?

    I use this product unfailingly every day - every time I wash my hair, every time I need a little bit of shine or my hair is looking or feeling a little crispy, I use this. It protects against thermal damage, it is great for going curly or straight, and it smells wonderful. The downside? Don't use too much, your head could end up looking like an oilslick, but if you just use a quarter-sized amount for long hair, it is fantastic! I love the shine it imparts and that it doesn't weigh my hair down when I opt to stay curly and let it air dry - it leaves my hair soft and smelling great! What would I do without it? Steal my hairdresser's - I have HER hooked on it!

    May 13, 2008

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • PHYTO Phytojoba Mask
    7.0

    PHYTO Phytojoba Mask

    Like the results BUT

    I love the results of the mask, which are shiny, healthier hair, but having long thick hair, it is hard to get it through the hair all the way because of the texture, which is thick and sticky, so I end up pulling hair out trying to get it throughout my hair, I even mixed it with some silk serum to thin it out and it still was sticky! I do love the way my hair feels when I am done though!

    February 21, 2008

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Rene Furterer Okara Protect Color Protective Radiance Shampoo

    I lov ethis whole line, from the shampoos and conditioners to the styling products and leave-in treatments, especially the Okara Protect Radiance cream, it goes great with this shampoo and conditioner! Soft, bouncy, smells good and keeps hair from frizzing and fading. LOVE IT!

    February 21, 2008

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • PCA Skin Clearskin - pHaze 18
    6.0

    PCA Skin Clearskin - pHaze 18

    Sensitive Skin Beware

    I have sensitive skin and usually use Dermalogica from my local salon, pricey but worth it, and when I tried this I immediately broke out small pimples in my t-zone and had red patches in the morning - I don't care for it, but my skin is ULTRA sensitive, it might be great for regular skin.

    February 21, 2008

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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