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  • L'Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Soft-Focus Mineral Finish

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!! I am soooooo disappointed in L'Oreal for putting this junk on the market as THEIR mineral makeup! This is not quite as bad as the foundation of the same name, but it's pretty bad! I see it scored slighly better than the foundation, and I think the reason for that is after reading some of the reviews for this powder, it sounds like some of the users think that this powder is the foundation and therefore they like the formulation better (as I said, I do think it is slightly better than the foundation, but not by much). I am a Bare Minerals girl, but figured I'd save a couple of bucks by buying a 'drugstore' brand of mineral makeup to wear around the house or running errands. But, I ended up wasting my money on this stuff! I've been using L'Oreal since I was a teenager - their foundation (before I switched to minerals), blush, lipstick, eyeshadows, nail polish, you name it, as long as it was L'Oreal, I trust(ed) the brand name. They've always been my go-to brand, so I figured I could trust them to have a good mineral formulation ---> WRONGO! This stuff GAVE me wrinkles! A chalky, cakey mess! I swear L'Oreal's Bare Natural Soft-Focus Mineral Finish either contains talc or chalk! I can't stand the stupid brush being permanently affixed to the lid either, as there's nowhere to 'pour' the so-called minerals into to 'swirl' the brush in. Pouring it directly onto the brush (as I think L'Oreal intended users to do) is a lesson in futility! I honestly cannot say anything good about this powder! I'm beginning to worry about L'Oreal's decisions; I was stunned (not in a good way) when they first introduced their HIP (High Intenstiy Pigment) line after exploring the line in person in the store - their High Intensity colors remind me of little-girl makeup colors, or those you see on Marilyn Manson! Ugh!

    October 12, 2008

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  • L'Oreal Paris True Match Naturale Mineral Foundation

    DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!! I am soooooo disappointed in L'Oreal for putting this junk on the market as THEIR mineral makeup! I am a Bare Minerals girl, but figured I'd save a couple of bucks by buying a 'drugstore' brand of mineral makeup to wear around the house or running errands. But, I ended up wasting my money on this stuff! I've been using L'Oreal since I was a teenager - their foundation (before I switched to minerals), blush, lipstick, eyeshadows, nail polish, you name it, as long as it was L'Oreal, I trust(ed) the brand name. They've always been my go-to brand, so I figured I could trust them to have a good mineral formulation ---> WRONGO! This stuff GAVE me wrinkles! A chalky, cakey mess! Liquid foundation is better than this stuff (and since using minerals, I HATE liquid foundation)! I swear L'Oreal's Bare Natural Gentle Mineral Foundation either contains talc or chalk! I can't stand the stupid brush being permanently affixed to the lid either, as there's nowhere to 'pour' the so-called minerals into to 'swirl' the brush in. Pouring it directly onto the brush (as I think L'Oreal intended users to do) is a lesson in futility! I honestly cannot say anything good about this foundation! Yes, to be fair, I have tried adjusting the amount I used, to no avail. I'm beginning to worry about L'Oreal's decisions; I was stunned (not in a good way) when they first introduced their HIP (High Intenstiy Pigment) line after exploring the line in person in the store - their High Intensity colors remind me of little-girl makeup colors, or those you see on Marilyn Manson! Ugh!

    October 12, 2008

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  • St. Ives Fresh Skin Apricot Scrub

    I have used this scrub since I was 16 years old. It's that dependable, stable and trustworthy of a product! Leaves your skin soft and glowing! I don't think it is a product that should be used daily, unless you have extremely oily, clogged pore skin. On second thought, I suppose it would be okay to use it daily perhaps on your T-zone if you tend to have some oil/blackhead issues there. I personally use it every other day. I have also found that it is best used in the shower, when washing your hair to ensure complete rinsing of the product. I've found that if I used it at, say the sink, I would find little scrubby particles in my hairline. One word of CAUTION: be careful when using this product; do not rush! A few years ago, I accidently jabbed this right in my eye when using this on my face! That earned a trip to Urgent Care where it was revealed that I actually had little scratches on my cornea. Extremely painful for days, could not open my eye at all, had to wear an eye patch, what fun! In all the years that I've used this product, I had NEVER gotten any in my eyes. I chalked it up to being a mom - always hurrying, my time is not my own. Gone are my long leisurely showers pre-mom days! That being said, I WOULD NOT trade being a mom for me time!! Obviously, this incident is completely 'My Bad', not any fault of the product, I just thought that I'd caution 'ya! Oh! Almost forgot, Walmart's Equate version works just as well!! ;}

    October 10, 2008

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  • Maybelline New York Expert Eyes 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover

    I had used this eye make-up remover since I first started wearing mascara when I was a teenager - it's that good! Now, I'm a married woman who is a stay-at-home mom. A few years ago, my husband was laid-off from his good-paying job, so my job was to cut back money everywhere that I could! I consider eye make-up remover to be a necessary luxury! I can't stand the alternative; burning eyes from scrubbing them with soap to remove mascara and eyeliner! So, I SCOURED the drug-store brands in search of an even less expensive alternative. I scrutinized prices, compared ounces and discovered Rimmel Gentle Eye Makeup Remover! For about $2 more than Expert Eyes, Rimmel's is about twice the size! No, I didn't actually compare ingredients, but they sure seem like they have the same formulas! Both remove make-up flawlessly, come in the form of a clear liquid and both are unscented. It does seem to me that Rimmel is more refreshing. I think they've changed the cap on this, which is a good thing. Back when I used this it was a pour type cap, Rimmel's is a convenient flip-type squeeze cap. Get it. You'll like it. I just like Rimmel's better.

    October 9, 2008

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  • Maybelline New York Great Lash Washable Mascara

    After years of hype, especially from make-up pros, I figured 'everyone' had to be right and I'd give this a try. I couldn't have been more disappointed! This stuff is as bad as the Cover Girl Lash Exact (I tried the purple one) that Queen Latifah pimps out! Did not deliver volume, definition, nor length. It merely coated my lashes with goop! To add insult to injury, it turns out that I'm extremely allergic to this crud! Yes! Me who is allergic to NOTHING! This is the only product that I have ever found that I am allergic to! My eyes were swollen, red and itchy for days! The entire area around my eyes got so dried out from all the itching and blotting with tissues! Absolutely awful! Took a week before my eyes were better enough just to wear any kind of make-up again! My skin was still dry, I essentially had to wait for new skin to grow!! Wonder what this does to those women that have bad allergies?! I typically respected the Maybelline brand, but this mascara honestly made me lose some respect for Maybelline! I should have been tipped off by the packaging, what girl in her right mind would wear pink and green together, 'cept maybe one of the 'girls' from Queer Eye! ;}

    October 9, 2008

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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