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Masks -Unlisted Brand -Manefit-Beauty Planner Mask Honey Nutrition + Vitalizing

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When I first took the mask out, it was soaked in essence and very thin – one of the thinnest masks I have seen (made out of microfibre). It was very lightly scented (a relief because sometimes products that have honey in them I find too strong) but also had these weird tabs on either end of the mask. I assume it is to make it easier to open the mask and separate it from the lining on the inside but I found it to be a rather useless feature. Plus, it makes the mask look extra ridiculous while it’s on your face.

The mask is supposed to help dry/problem skin with honey extract. I have been able to keep my skin hydrated so far this winter and do not have any dry patches so I wasn’t able to test how effective it is in treating an issue like that, I was left with very soft and glowing skin afterward. The thinness of the mask enabled all of the essence to soak into my skin which also dried off of my skin quite quickly after removing the mask.

Overall: I am happy with this mask but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again.


Liquid -L.A. Girl -LA Girl Pro Coverage HD Illuminating Foundation

on 7/18/2018 4:26:00 PM

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Pros:

Decent color selection
Doesn't seem to oxidize
It has a nice dewy finish, so beautiful on the skin
Covers surprisingly well
I love that it has a pump
You can't beat the price


Cons:
Smells a bit weird, definitely has a foundation smell
Makes me so oily throughout the day in my t-zone (but started using phillips milk of magnesia and it's been helping a lot)
It's only sold at Ulta and online

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Misc Beauty Tools -Essence -Keep It Perfect! Make-up fixing spray

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I finished a bottle of this "keep it perfect!" setting spray, and I was satisfied with its performance overall. It was okay, not outstanding, but it could definitely work in a pinch. I'd give this 3.5/5 if I could.

I'm not sure if it really helped the wear time of my makeup. However, I do think it helped keep makeup from transferring a lot onto clothes or my fingers.

My primary purpose was to help combat oxidization of foundation, which it was pretty good at. (I find that translucent powder followed by setting spray helps keep my foundation from turning orange, a constant problem of mine.)

I do not think the spray bottle dispensed product very evenly on my face, which occasionally made my makeup splotchy and I had to fix it up with a makeup sponge. The spray mechanism was kind of inconsistent. I do like that the package is simple and transparent, so I knew when it was near the end.
It also didn't help tone down the powdery effect of - well, of powder, which I often use. I think it performed quite well without powder.

I guess I wouldn't buy this product again because I found it slightly drying on my skin, which is odd because it's not even supposed to be mattifying or anything. But it's decent, and I wouldn't actively avoid buying this, either.

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Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Philips Milk of Magnesia

on 7/18/2018 4:23:00 PM

HAD TO WRITE A REVIEW:

I have an oily t-zone and this is a MUST. I apply by adding this product into a dropper bottle.
I shake it up before I use it, apply a moisturizer, and then add a drop on my chin, nose and forehead.
This keeps me oil free - ALL day, even in hot weather.
I wish I had known about this throughout college.

Shaking it up is a pretty important step, and allowing the product to dry on your face before applying your makeup. It does leave a slight white paste look to your skin, but that's worth it to not be a grease ball all day.

I have mixed this into my moisturizer before applying it to my face and although it did keep me less oily than when I don't use it, I prefer to use drops after I moisturize. I feel the same way about adding the drops to my foundation.

I'm going to keep playing around with it, but it appears to work best after my moisturize and before my foundation.

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Lips -Revlon -Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain - Adore

on 7/18/2018 4:18:00 PM

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I just love this little balm so much, it's exactly that easy sheer red I've been looking for.

Pros:

Sheer touch of a pretty pinky/brown red
You can apply it easily without a mirror
Definitely a my lips but better tint that lasts longer than expected
It smells slightly minty
Price is worth it


Cons:
little glitter particles that aren't too noticeable, but I could do without
The plastic packaging was difficult to get off for some reason


Mascara -Essence -The False Lashes Dramatic Volume Unlimited

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I have gone through 3 tubes of this mascara, and I think it's my favourite!

The wand is straight and has lots of kind of short bristles, so it's easy to reach every lash and get close to the root. The formula is a bit thick - much thicker than Too Faced Better Than Sex, for comparison - but absolutely workable. Once it's on, it doesn't come off or transfer on me until I remove it. It holds up well in humidity as well as snowy days. The colour is a rich, matte black, perfect for my black hair.

I typically apply (all) mascaras by wiping the excess off the wand onto the neck of the tube, then thoroughly combing with the wand bristles to coat my lashes and avoid clumps. I know not everybody does that, though I have applied this straight out of the tube without taking the time to comb through my lashes. One coat using whatever is on the brush is definitely enough to thicken and lengthen lashes, although not necessarily to avoid clumps.

Once applied, this mascara gives a wonderful thickening, lengthening, and lifting effect to eyelashes. It's long-lasting and certainly a must-have, in my opinion.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Tinted Moisturizer -Pixi -H2O Skin Tint

on 7/18/2018 3:42:00 PM

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I don't get how this product has gotten such good reviews... First of all, as others have stated, this product has a strange formula - when you blend it out it seemingly separates into two different layers with one layer of water (or possibly glycol) droplets on top. Then, when you blend out these droplets it has a smoothing effect on the finish of the product. However, that said, it's really hard to blend if you've got any texture on your face. On my face it also settled into lines and clinged to dryness, even though the clinging got somewhat better as my oils started getting through.

Secondly, as you blend this out it mysteriously loses more and more coverage, which, in combination with the fact that it really doesn't have a lot of slip to it, forces you to use a substantial amount of product. In other words: it's not a priceworthy product.

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Mascara -Essence -The False Lashes Mascara - Extreme Volume & Curl

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This is such an amazing drugstore gem. The colour is a perfect deep, crisp black. It adds volume without clumping and without having to add multiple layers. My lashes have a good natural curl, this adds even more, plus a good amount of lift that locks in all day.

On very hot, humid days, I do get some transfer to my under eyes, but it is comparable or less than what I normally experience and better than many waterproof formulas. This isn’t waterproof though and therefore much easier to remove.

My only complaint is that these do not come sealed. I’d happily spend more for sealed packaging.

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Gels/Soaps -Shea Moisture -Coconut & Hibiscus Shea Butter Soap with Songyi Mushroom

on 7/18/2018 3:09:00 PM

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I like the body wash version of this product better, but this soap is great too. Very lightly fragranced, moisturizing, & you get a good amount of soap in one bar. I paid $4.99 at Sally's. I'd buy this again but it doesn't wow me enough to become a staple in my routine.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.


Eyeliner -Urban Decay -24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil

on 7/18/2018 3:06:00 PM

Nope. Does not last anywhere 24/7. It has a tendency to get on my contacts and I prefer Eatee Lauder double wear pencil for the water line way above this.

Would not repurchase.



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