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Concealers -NARS -Radiant Creamy Concealer

on 4/19/2018 5:10:00 PM


I don't get the hype around this product. I have bought and returned it, in several colors, about four times!! Probably because I just can't find anything else that meets my needs, and this one keeps getting recommended! I am very fair, Mont Blanc in Nars' Sheer Glow foundation ( which is neither sheer or glowy!). I have tried the Vanilla, the Chantilly, and the new Creme Brulee because it was supposed to be pinker. The Chantilly was white, the Vanilla had no pink in it, just a greyish yellow, and the Creme Brulee left peachy residue around the inside of my nose and was all around too dark. And that is just the colors. I don't find the formula to be radiant at all! It has light coverage that creased into lines beneath my eyes before I even had any! It looked more dry than radiant to me! I had high hopes for the Creme Brulee, thinking that I would finally find a concealer with a fair, cool undertone that was hydrating and glowy. NOT, will have to keep looking. Again I don't get all the hype. This is just another Nars product, like the Sheer Glow foundation, that is misnamed. At least the foundation was the color described, I can't say the same for the concealer. Any suggestions would be helpful. BTW, I wear Bobbi Brown's Extra Light Bisque corrector under all my concealers, that is how dark my circles are! But her concealers are not cool or hydrating enough either.

Lipstick -New York Color -Peach Fizz

on 4/19/2018 4:47:00 PM

Reason I am writing this review is not to say anything against the color, I absolutely love it and I seldom find lipstick I like on me. But it has to do with a BIG flaw in the design of the tube that needs very much to be corrected. This flaw would stop me from buying anymore of your lipsticks alone if not corrected.
Once opened the plastic top of the lipstick falls off the tube! I have had two tubes of this lipstick already do this. I keep my favorite tube of lipstick in my purse like most women but when I go to get it the top has come off fallen to the bottom and my lipstick is all over my purse! My lipstick is ruined and often broken off.
I bought a new one of peach fizz thinking maybe it was a flaw design in that tube but nope, same thing happened with the second tube.

Thank you,
Debra Nelson

4 of 5 people found this helpful.

Primer/ Corrector -Tatcha -The Silk Canvas Face Primer

on 4/19/2018 4:47:00 PM


I laughed when I read in some review on another site that Tatcha's Silk Canvas is changing the rule that primers are “a historically useless product.” But it’s true, it somehow blurs the stuff you want to hide so you need just a little bit of concealer or lightweight foundation on top, and then it locks it in all day. Amazing. I've been test driving a 4g deluxe sample from Sephora this month and once I use it up, I'm going to have to buy the full size.
$52 for a 20g pot with spatula at Sephora.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Blush -NARS -Liquid Blush

on 4/19/2018 4:41:00 PM


Love at first sight. Half a pump is enough for both cheeks and somehow it looks even BETTER as the day goes on. It kind of melts into your skin and I was amazed how good it looked after 9 hours. It is a silicone-based liquid so FYI for anyone who is sensitive. I have Torrid but I'm debating Dolce Vita next because that's one of the all-time great lipsticks.
$30 at for a 0.5 ounces of product in a frosted glass pump bottle.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Cleansers -Cetaphil -Daily Facial Cleanser (Normal to Oily Skin)

on 4/19/2018 4:30:00 PM


I've used this face wash for many years. I have sensitive/acne-prone skin and this cleanser doesn't seem to aggravate any new breakouts. It smells good, kind of medicinally, and I like that is actually forms a lather. One caveat is that it doesn't really remove makeup that well. You'll want to use a separate makeup remover before this if you wear foundation or mascara. Other than that, I recommend this if you have sensitive skin and need a basic daily face wash.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Loose Powders -e.l.f. -Beauty Shield Setting Powder in Sheer Golden

on 4/19/2018 3:33:00 PM

This is my favorite under eye and Tzone setting powder at the moment. It's like a tinted version of an HD Silica powder. Thats how it looks. The color is fantastic on my NC 42 skin tone, It brightens but doesn't look off in any way. It sets my concealer perfectly without overly emphasizing fine lines. It also as a slight blurring effect. If you sweep it away it sheers out and if you apply more it can look more pigmented. Its not a powder foundation by any means, but the pale yellow color is noticeable, so it has a highlight effect. Its has a matte finish.

The way I use it is after applying concealer and letting it set a bit, I take a decent amount of powder on a flat brush and apply it on my tzone, and to set concealer, I then brush away excess. Not quite as extreme as baking.

The packaging is cute and functional. It also has Licorice Extract and Vitamin E in there, that's part of the Beauty Shield marketing angle.

I like it. Would repurchase.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

Treatments (Face) -Cosrx -BHA Blackhead Power Liquid


This product is just WOW.
I have never written any review for any product before, but this product is just too amazing.

Last time, I would have big pimples, like just 1 or 2, appearing on my cheeks, for 1 or 2 weeks, and new pimples would appear after old ones have gone. And also I have whiteheads all over my face.
But after using this product, it just gotten rid of all that, and prevented it from coming so often. Although occasionally there will be that one pimple popping out, but it's only because of my hormones, and it would disappear 3 days later using this product. And I also have lesser whiteheads than before. Which I loved it since whiteheads can become pimples for me. I hate having big ugly pimples on my face, hence this is really a plus point for me!!

Even though this is like advertised to target at blackheads, its more of a pimple controller for me. And also, although this is oily based, it doesn't break me out, which is perfect, cause i suppose the oil replaces the sebum in my face.

But there's a few cons, especially if you have sensitive skin, it's to rinse your face after 10-20 minutes to avoid irritation. I dont have so it's fine for me. Another thing is, you must wait 30minutes before applying other products. This product can be used as a toner, which is like the first step after cleansing. However sometimes i dont have time to wait, so i just apply this and that's it. Which leads to the next point, it can be drying. If you have dehydrated skin, make sure you apply moisturizer after that. I don't do that, and i wouldn't recommend not doing that especially if your skin is dehydrated already, but i would compensate it by applying next morning or using moisturizing sheet mask the next day. Even though they recommend it to use only 2-3 times a week, I use it almost everyday, and the good thing is that, it doesn't really dry me out that badly, supposingly there is also hydrating ingredients in it. Even so, I wouldn't recommend using it everyday, since this is a chemical exfloliator afterall. And also, this is best applied at night, but if you do in the morning, it's a must to apply sunscreen after to avoid sun damage, and then you have to wait 30minutes before applying sunscreen, which not a lot people have time to do that. Another bad thing to apply in the morning is because I have also mentioned this is oily based, it will make your skin look more shiny, which some people would want to avoid going out.

Overall, the pros still outweigh the cons. I would totally recommend this to anyone which have hormonal acne, or people who just wants to control their pores. Perfect for skin thats little to not dehydrated, combination skin and oily skin. Good for any ages.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

Cleansers -Trilogy -Cream Cleanser


I have sensitive, acne-prone, oily skin and this is the best cleanser I have ever used. It doesn't irritate my skin or leave it dry. My skin feels soft and hydrated after using it. It doesn't create foam but it doesn't feel heavy or oily. I have been using this cleanser for the past 3 years, it's truly my HG cleanser. I have tried the very gentle cleanser and I liked it but it's a bit more hydrating, I think it is better suited for dry skin. This product deserves more hype!

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

Eyeliner -L'Oreal - Infallible The Super Slim 12H Liquid Eyeliner

on 4/19/2018 2:30:00 PM


Long Lasting, no caking or flaking. Point gets really good lines. Nice deep rich black color.Would buy again. One of the better pen liners out there.

Tinted Moisturizer -NARS -Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer

on 4/19/2018 2:18:00 PM


I have purchased this twice, and will continue to repurchase. I'm 48 yo, combo skin, no acne or acne marks, and this gives me a very polished/smooth look.. add some NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer under my eyes, and it looks flawless, not greasy, not cakey, and lasts a good amount of time with setting powder and setting spray. I like the packaging also. With summer coming soon it's already getting warm in Cali, and this will be my go to, along with Pixi skin tint, and TooFaced cocoa powder foundation, all these are good in the HEAT..Definitely recommend. ❣💄💋

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