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  • Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Extra Strength Alpha Beta Peel

    This product contains a hefty dosage of alcohol, which can cause irritation, dryness, and prevent the skin from healing properly. Even if it didn't have so much alcohol the pH level of 4pt7 prevents the AHAs and BHAs from working as exfoliates. (You need 3-4pH for exfoliation). What puzzles me is the need for step two, considering it is mostly baking soda and water to neutralize all this alcohol you are wiping on your face. You could use plain tap water to neutralize any product with BHA and AHA without using some special or frivolous add-on. The second jar does however contain an impressive amount of antioxidants BUT jar packaging quickly diminishes this amount due to exposure to oxygen and bacteria. There is little to no difference between this version and the original, so who knows if this product is just the same thing with a higher markup.

    March 13, 2013

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Benefit Erase Paste
    2.0

    Benefit Erase Paste

    Erases essentialy nothing.

    I admit, I had good expectations from this product. Creamy, blendable, concealing, highlighting all in one sounded too good to be true. Guess what? It was! This product is very creamy but you need a very small amount to conceal. It is hard to get this amount, even with a qtip or the spatula. After much, much careful blending the product was shiny for a few minutes and dried into a uber matte finish, aka "cakey". This product did not highlight nor conceal very well and did not look natural at all. Your best bet is to skip this product altogether.

    March 12, 2013

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Dior Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup SPF 15
    1.0

    Dior Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup SPF 15

    Fragrance + Alcohol = Bad for skin!

    Not only does this product contain a strong fragrance, it mostly consists of alcohol, which is very bad for your skin. Both fragrance and alcohol are irritants to the skin, and while not everyone will notice the irritation, what's worse is the free-radical damage being done that cannot be seen by the naked eye. No pun intended.

    January 30, 2013

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer
    8.0

    Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer

    Best when used sparingly

    This product does exactly as it claims, "full cover". The texture of this product is very thick and concealing so all you need is a little pin sized dot to cover one area. This product is great because the opening of the product is small enough to provide access without overdoing it. One does have to take special care not to squeeze the tube too much though, otherwise you will end up with a big mess. This product does not do much in terms of highlighting, but then again it is intended for just concealing. Although it is expensive for its size, keep in mind that this one tube will last for a long time. Also, make sure you remove completely before bed, otherwise it will be clumpy in the morning. One must use a makeup remover because it truly is a waterproof concealer. Overall this product is worth a try, just keep in mind that a little bit goes a long way!

    January 30, 2013

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Dior Diorskin Sculpt Smoothing Lifting Concealer
    8.0

    Dior Diorskin Sculpt Smoothing Lifting Concealer

    Gently highlighting with sheer coverage.

    This concealer has a very emollient texture that is sure not to dry out when applied on your skin. It blends easily for a flawless application. I do have to agree with the previous review that this product does last all day. The only downside to this product is if you are trying to conceal dark circles. Since this product is very thin you would need to do several applications to get the desired coverage for the under-eye area. Diorskin Concealer also has a very sheer appearance, so you cannot expect miracles in the form of concealing. However, those with dry skin who are seeking a little bit of enlightenment will most likely benefit from using this product. Overall, this is a winner as far as brightening concealers go. It all depends on what type of coverage and concealing you are looking for. Give it a shot and see if this product is right for you. You can find DiorSculpt concealer at Nordstrom and Sephora which allow returns on open cosmetic items :)

    January 30, 2013

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel
    7.0

    Per-fekt Skin Perfection Gel

    Almost "perfekt"

    This product does seem to help even-out skintone, but the texture may be bothersome to users. It leaves your skin with a dry-matte finish so those with dry skin may want to stray away from this product. While it is great that the product is in a pump (antioxidants preserved, less oxygen exposure), it does not give a consistent dose so over-pumping tends to become a problem. I believe this product would benefit from some reformatting, and perhaps a separate version with a more velvety consistency for dry-skin sufferers. Altogether, this product is worth a try as long as you find a sample before investing in the full size.

    January 30, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Radiance

    This product only highlights your flaws. Those who have acne-prone skin will not be very fond of this product as it only makes your breakouts more noticeable. Also, this is not a great product if you have dry skin as it will make any dry patches more apparent as well. This product will add shimmer to your face, but do not expect any miracles.

    January 30, 2013

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer
    5.0

    Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

    Hours for results?

    I've heard such great things from reviews of this product. So naturally I had high expectations. While application was easy, I felt as if the primer felt like baby powder on my skin. Maybe this would be favorable to some, but as for myself it was not the kind of smoothness I was expecting. Mineral Veil also promised to help diminish redness, which it failed to do. Overall I did not like this product. I will stick with my Dior Skinflash Primer instead. Less money and better results.

    September 23, 2012

    1 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream
    5.0

    La Mer The Moisturizing Soft Cream

    Soft Cream. Soft Results.

    At first glance this product seemed like a good deal, considering it has a lighter texture than the original Creme de La Mer. However, the product did not live up to its expectations. While I did enjoy that this product wasn't as heavily scented, it did not achieve proper hydration levels for my skin. I made a visit to my local La Mer counter to ensure I was not only using the correct amount, but also properly applying. I used a 14-day sample and my skin is still tight and dry. I do not recommend this product.

    September 23, 2012

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Darphin Vitalbalm Lipcare

    This lip balm promises to soothe and protect the lips with the ending result of nourished and soft lips. While this lip balm did soothe my lips, it did not protect my lips from drying throughout the day. My lips were somewhat soft after application but it faded as the day progressed. The balm has a light orchid scent but this again tasted bitter in my mouth. Overall an average lip balm that is overpriced based on its promises given.

    August 22, 2012

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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