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  • Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color
    4.0

    Bobbi Brown Rich Lip Color

    Not my favorite lipstick

    I find these lipsticks to be quite drying to the lips, so I apply mine over MAC Lip Conditioner Stick SPF 15, which also adds sun protection. I like the fact that the colors don't turn bright pink on my pigmented lips the way many drugstore lipsticks do. Overall, I don't find these worth purchasing on their own, and I much prefer the sheerer, more moisturizing Clinique Butter Shine lipsticks. Ingredients: Castor Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Lanolate, Candelilla Wax, Beeswax, Ozokerite, Silica, Microcrystalline Wax, Cetyl Lactate, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Fragrance, Benzyl Benzoate, Linalool, Limonene, Citral. May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Red 7 Lake, Manganese Violet, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 10, Red 22 Lake, Red 30 Lake, Carmine, Yellow 10 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Red 33 Lake, Red 6, Red 30, Red 28 Lake, Red 21, Red 22, Orange 5, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5.

    May 3, 2013

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Almay Clear Complexion Makeup
    3.0

    Almay Clear Complexion Makeup

    Too sheer for my preference

    I bought this in Ivory, and it's a great match for my very fair skin. However, the coverage is so sheer that it's practically useless. Furthermore, the bottle is terrible! The product leaks out of the cap and is still difficult to get out of the bottle when you want it. I haven't used this enough to comment on the effectiveness of the salicylic acid. This is heading into the trash, and I will never repurchase. Active Ingredient: salicylic acid 0.6%. Other Ingredients: water, cyclomethicone, butylene glycol, dimethicone, trimethylsiloxsilicate, peg/ppg-18/18 dimethicone, hdi/trimethylol hexyllactone crosspolymer, nylon-12, boron nitride, talc, cetyl peg/ppg-10/1 dimethicone, sodium chloride, alumina, methoxypropylgluconamide, panthenol, panthenyl ethyl ether, mushroom extract, tocopheryl acetate, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, cornflower extract, meadowsweet extract, chamomilla recutita flower extract, hydrolyzed vegetable protein, trisiloxane phytantriol, tribehenin, sorbitan sesquioleate, silica, methoxy amodimethicone/silsesquioxane copolymer, ammodium polyacryloyldimethyl taurate, polysorbate 20, polysorbate 80, methicone, tetrasodium edta, phenoxyethanol, propylparaben, methylparaben, ethylparaben. May contain: titanium dioxide, iron oxides, zinc oxide.

    April 30, 2013

    4 of 7 people found this review helpful

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  • TRESemme Classic Care Clean & Natural Shampoo
    3.0

    TRESemme Classic Care Clean & Natural Shampoo

    Wish they'd left out irritating extracts

    This shampoo works great on my fine hair, but unfortunately, I can use it only once a week because the citrus extracts irritate my scalp if I use it more regularly. Because of this problem, I won't be repurchasing this shampoo. Ingredients: Water, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Ammomium Chloride, Citrus Medica Limonium (Lemon) Peel Extract, Ascorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Cocodimonium Hydroxypropyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Citric Acid, DMDM Hydantoin, Disodium EDTA, Fragrance, Green 5.

    May 21, 2012

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Dove Invisible Solids
    1.0

    Dove Invisible Solids

    Didn't work for me

    I bought this once several years ago, and I didn't repurchase because it did nothing to keep me dry, making it the most useless anti-perspirant I have ever used. Active Ingredient: Aluminum Zirconium Tetrachlorhydrex 18.5% Gly. Inactive Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Stearyl Alcohol, PPG-14 Butyl Ether, Dimethicone, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Talc, Fragrance, Sunflower Oil, Steareth 100, Vegetable Oil, Glyceryl Oleate, Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, BHT, T-Butyl Hydroquione, Citric Acid.

    September 12, 2011

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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  • Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief

    This is a great light moisturizing gel that is fragrance free. I received it as a gift with purchase, but I wouldn't purchase it myself for two reasons: 1. It's more expensive than Paula's Choice Skin Balancing Moisurizing Gel, which I prefer. 2. I hate the jar packaging that the full size comes in (my sample is in a tube). Ingredients: purified water, cyclopentasiloxane, butylene glycol, glycerin, dimethicone, palmitoyl oligopeptide, aloe barbadensis leaf water, sodium hyaluronate, tocopheryl acetate, caffeine, ammonium acryloyldimethyltaurate/vp copolymer, hydrogenated lecithin, trehalose, sucrose, sorbital, glyceryl polymethacrylate, oleth-10, peg-8, carbomer, tromethamine, disodium edta, potassium sorbate, phenoxyethanol, yellow 5, red 4.

    March 11, 2011

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Sebastian Microweb Fiber
    8.0

    Sebastian Microweb Fiber

    Great product!

    I have fine, straight hair that is shoulder length with layers. Although I use the blow dryer every morning to put life into my hair, it always falls flat after an hour or two. This product, however, does a great job of adding definition to my hair, making it seem less lifeless. I style my hair by first applying gel to damp hair and then blow drying the underneath layers to flip out with a round brush and the top layers to curl under. Then I apply a pea sized amount of Sebastian Microweb Fiber to my fingertips and spread it evenly among all my fingertips. I very sparingly apply the product just to the ends of my hair to give it definition, and once I've basically applied all of it to the ends of my hair, I use the residue that remains on my fingertips to smooth the hair right around my face and plump up the roots just a bit. Although my hair still becomes flatter during the day, the definition on the ends remains, making my hair appear more styled and less limp. Ingredients: water, propylene glycol, ceteareth-25, glyceryl stearate se, cetearyl alcohol, petrolatum, bis-diglyceryl polyacyladipate-2, ozokerite, isopropyl myristate, vp/va copolymer, peg-8 methicone, peg-25 hydrogenated castor oil, glyceryl stearate, peg-100 stearate, dimethicone, fragrance, benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, peg-90m, disodium edta, ethylhexylglycerin.

    October 29, 2009

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Sebastian Whipped Creme
    7.0

    Sebastian Whipped Creme

    Not right for me

    This product is designed for curly hair, and I imagine it would work well for thick, curly hair. It seems to be a cross between a light pomade (it has petrolatum, the main ingredient, besides wax, in many pomades) and a heavy leave-in conditioner (it has cetearyl alcohol, a common moisturizing ingredient), but in a foam rather than a cream, which lightens up the product a bit. It doesn't have any film-forming ingredients (which would provide hold), so the claim that it won't leave hair "crunchy" is accurate. I can see how it could do a great job of taming thick, curly hair, whether one wanted to leave it curly or straighten it. However, I have fine, straight hair. I tried using a very small amount of this product in place of my usual lightweight leave-in conditioner (Giovanni Direct Leave-In) and mixing it with some gel (Giovanni More Body Hair Thickener). It left my hair very smooth, but definitely weighed it down and left it feeling coated. So unfortunately, this product just isn't for me. Ingredients: Water, Carbon Dioxide, Cetearyl Alcohol, Panthenol, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil, Cetrimonium Chloride, Methylparaben, Fragrance, Sea Salt, Hydrolyzed Keratin.

    October 26, 2009

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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  • Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Parisienne Eau de Parfum Spray

    So I like this fragrance better than I expected to. I'm sensitive to many fragrances, which often make me sneeze or give me a headache, and my body chemistry tends to make lots of fragrances turn bad on me. Fortunately Parisienne has none of these problems. It is soft, slightly sweet floral that initially has a stronger rose note than I prefer, but once it settles, it's quite nice. With notes of damask rose, blackberry, and sandalwood, it has a nice balance of floral, fruity, and woody notes. However, I still prefer Marc Jacobs Daisy, which is a lighter, brighter fragrance.

    October 4, 2009

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • L'Oreal Paris Telescopic Explosion Carbon Black Mascara

    Maybe it's just me, but I could not get this mascara with its wacky brush to work for me. It left my lashes very clumpy, worse than most mascaras with rubber-bristled brushes. Also, although all mascaras flake at least a little on me, this mascara left a generous sprinkling of flakes below my eyes that was very unattractive. And a word about the colors L'Oreal made for this--two blacks, one that's very black and one that's grayish black. It seems to me that a brownish black would be more natural looking and make more sense than a grayish black. overall, I was very unimpressed by this mascara.

    September 15, 2009

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
    10.0

    Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion

    Hands down the best shadow base ever

    I have extremely oily eyelids, and this is hands down the best eyeshadow primer I have ever used. Other products I have tried include: Mary Kay Triple Action Eye Enhancer, Mary Kay Eye Primer, Illuminaire All Day Eye Color in Cafe Latte, Origins Underwear for Lids, and Clinique Touch Base in Canvas. Most recenly I have been using MAC Paints, and I was fairly satisfied, since they gave me 10 hours of crease-free wear. But UDPP lasts 12 hours. It's one of those few products that actually is worth all the hype. My eyelids are so oily that I'm amazed by these people who claim UDPP keeps their shadow perfect overnight, but still, 12 hours is enough for most days. I haven't had any problems with UDPP reducing shadow blendability. I make sure I use a very thin layer. Then I brush MAC Blot Powder over top. Finally, I apply my liner (MAC Fluidline) and my shadow, and everything blends together just fine. I also like to use UDPP on days when I'm not wearing shadow because it keeps my lids from feeling heavy with oil for 12 hours. I put off trying UDPP for a long time because it is hard for me to get ahold of. I either have to order it or drive an hour and half to the nearest city. But it's definitely worth such inconvenience, and I will purchase it again and again. Ingredients: Isodecane, Talc, Cyclopentasiloxane, Disteardimonium, Hectorite, Polyethylene, Trihydroxystearin, Triethylhexanoin, Isopropyl Lanolate, Sorbitan, Sesquioleate, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Dimethicone, PEG-40 Stearate, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Beeswax, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Methicone, Isobutylparaben. May Contain: Mica, Titatnium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Bismuth Oxychloride.

    November 7, 2008

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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