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  • Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15
    1.0

    Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment SPF 15

    Don't understand the hype

    It's also overpriced. The original formula is very smooth and glossy. It works better on bare lips than over lip color. Mine melted in the car before I could finish it. Luckily it was a sample and I won't be purchasing the full size. I also got a sample of the rose color which is a sheer pinkish red. It's not as smooth and glossy as the original; It applied goopy and it too melted in the car after a few uses.

    February 23, 2014

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  • Shiseido Ultimate Sun Protection Cream+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

    I was interested in this because of the high spf and high percentage of active sunscreen ingredients. It applies light and smooth and quickly dries to a matte but also slightly sticky finish. I have fairly light complexion and a thin layer left my face ghostly white. I don't always like to wear makeup and I would have to when wearing this to cover up the paleness. Returned.

    February 23, 2014

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  • Phytomer Douceur Marine Velvety Soothing Skin Cream
    2.0

    Phytomer Douceur Marine Velvety Soothing Skin Cream

    Antioxidant, Light and Hydrating

    But my complexion became oily and clogged after a few days' use. I believe it's the mineral oil (3rd ingredient) and hydrogenated castor oil. If you're prone to clogged pores/breakouts or need oil free moisturizer, then I don't recommend this.

    February 23, 2014

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  • Phytomer OgenAge Toning Cleansing Emulsion
    2.0

    Phytomer OgenAge Toning Cleansing Emulsion

    My normal skin became oil/clogged pores

    UPDATE: After about a week of use, I noticed my skin became a little oil (I have normal skin) and clogged pores. When I stopped using for 2 days my skin wasn't as oily and I stopped getting breakouts. This also caused my eyelids to become red; although it does say to 'avoid eye contour area' but how does one remove makeup, especially eye makeup? I still need a separate eye makeup remover. Product feels great but doesn't work for my skin. It's a good concept and is supposed to be anti aging. ORIGINAL REVIEW: The new package is a skinny sleek bottle, much more modern than the photo shown above. After wiping this toner on with a cotton pad my skin felt velvety smooth, calm and hydrated. Although expensive this is the best and most hydrating toner I have ever used. This is supposed to be a 3-in-1: cleanser, toner and makeup remover. I still use a gel cleanser before this. As a toner and mu remover I definitely see more dirt on my cotton pad than with other toners I've used. Claims to remove waterproof mascara which I haven't tried but it takes a few hard wipes to remove under eye residue left from cleanser. Very effective as a toner and that's what I use it for. Made in France.

    February 23, 2014

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  • Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Collection
    10.0

    Too Faced Matte Eye Shadow Collection

    Awesome Vegan Eyeshadows

    I've been searching for pan vegan eyeshadows and this is a lovely palette and a good value - 9 shades with 3 color coordinated combinations, including instructions on how to get different looks. The cardboard package is goregous. I only wish it came with a mirror and the compact is thinner so it's more travel friendly. You get some awesome colors and there's no carmine, and no dyes. All matte shades, smooth and blendable. I would have liked the middle column of medium shades to be more intense but it could also be because I used synthetic eyeshadow brushes which gives less color payoff. It's long lasting and I especially like the 'Classic' and 'Fashion' colors. Cruelty free. Made in USA assembled in Dominican Republic.

    February 23, 2014

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  • Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof & Tearproof Eyeliner
    3.0

    Too Faced Perfect Eyes Waterproof & Tearproof Eyeliner

    Long Lasting Eyeliner and Beautiful Color

    UPDATE: This is weird but has happened with other products before, where the tester is higher quality than the actual product I purchased; or I just developed a reaction after a few uses. From the second time on, of using my purchased eyeliner, it kept melting/smudging onto my soft contacts and blurring my vision to where I can't see! It's also always on my right eye so I guess it happened because of the shape of my eye. And even after removing my contacts and continuing to wear the eyeliner for the rest of the day both my eyes became extremely irritated after about 6 hours of wearing this eyeliner. I hate to give this up but I've never had any reaction to eyeliner before. ORIGINAL REVIEW: I got this in Perfect Storm, a silvery charcoal. This shade is also vegan; although toofaced website lists this eyeliner as vegan, not all shades are because some of the shades have carmine. This is very long lasting. I noticed it faded some after around 6 hours but it did not smudge. I took a nap after that and it still looked great. I used it on the upper and lower rims of my eyes. The silvery charcoal shade also gives a brighter effect than a matte charcoal as with a lot of eyeliners. The rubber smudge tip is not effective for smudging, rather it takes the eyeliner off instead. Made in Germany.

    February 23, 2014

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  • Laura Geller Balance N Brighten Color Correcting Foundation
    9.0

    Laura Geller Balance N Brighten Color Correcting Foundation

    Powder Foundation and Luminizer in One

    This two-in-one product eliminates having to buy a powder and highlighter. This powder can be layered from sheer to medium to heavy and it never looks powdery, thick or cakey. You can also mist your brush to get denser coverage and it never ruins the powder. This powder gives my skin a subtle, natural luminous glow but never shimmery. It easily evens skin tone and covers redness. As with all Laura Geller compact packaging, I hate the half mirror! Especially if I'm applying powder or blush I need a larger mirror to see what I'm doing. This is really an amazing product. It is also healing to the skin. When I removed my makeup at the end of the day, I noticed my complexion was more even toned and less blotchy from using this powder. The color selection is a bit challenging, at least it was for me. I'm fair/light and usually the second lightest shade. So based on the shade description from lauragellerdotcom: Porcelain: Very fair skin, burns easily, with pink undertones Fair: Fair skin, burns easily, with neutral undertones I have neutral undertones so I thought I would be the 'Fair' shade but 'Fair' is too dark for me, it's more of a medium or a bronzer on me. The 'Porcelain' was a tad lighter than I'm used to but it did make my complexion look brighter and fresher - I believe it's the pink swirls. Cruelty free. No mineral oil. Paraben free. There is jojoba seed oil. Vitamins and plant extracts for antioxidants. Ingredients appear to be vegan.

    February 23, 2014

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  • Laura Geller Baked Monochromatic Blushes

    Catalina is the lightest shade in the monochromatic collection. It's a lovely light lilac pink. If one doesn't like the bright, intense pinks out there, give this color a try. Even though it's only one color it's not boring. This blush is smooth and blendable and gives cheeks a natural glow with a satin finish. I just use one dab with brush per cheek. It becomes one with my skin and is long lasting. Although pricey, there's a lot of product in a large compact. Only disappointment is the half mirror, which makes it hard to see when I'm putting on face makeup. If I'm paying almost thirty dollars for a blush I expect the packaging to be just as good as the product itself. Paraben free. Cruelty free. Ingredients appear to be vegan. No carmine and only one dye for the Catalina shade, red 7. Made in Italy. Has antioxidants white tea and centella asiatica extracts.

    February 23, 2014

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  • Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation SPF 20
    6.0

    Josie Maran Argan Matchmaker Powder Foundation SPF 20

    Cruelty free, talc free, chemical free spf 20

    It has natural and organic ingredients but not vegan because there is egg yolk in this powder. The self adjusting feature is a built in highlighter which offers coverage and a luminous glow and it evens out complexion and looks very natural. What's disappointing is the highlighter is only on the surface of the pan; so after about a week of using there's no more luminous glow. For that alone I'm taking the powder back. The other gripe is there is a lot less powder compared to other powders in the same price range. I believe this only has .21 oz. vs .35 for other powders in the 30 dollar price.

    February 14, 2014

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  • H2O+ Dual Action Eye Make-up Remover

    This is actually in an ombre pink/purple bottle. It doesn't remover any eye makeup and I even used it after using a cleanser, so the only eye makeup left was just some residue under my eyes. Seemed like this remover just keeps your makeup on so it doesn't come off. H2O+ used to be cruelty free but no longer because now they are selling in China.

    February 14, 2014

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