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Skincare - Face -L'Oreal -Paris Infallible Makeup Extender Setting Spray

on 7/7/2018 12:17:00 PM


L'Oreal Infallible Fixing Mist, the one I have is bought in Europe (Sweden) and housed in a different bottle than the one pictured here, a clear plastic bottle, so I am not sure that it's the exact same product/formula.

This one mattifies (it has powder in it, as well as alcohol, so definitely drying) and extends the lasting power of my makeup by a few hours. Pretty much does what it says, I think. I have had the powder settle in splotches on my face a few times too, but it doesn't do that if I make sure to shake it properly before using it. I really like it as an alternative to powder for setting foundation. It has fragrance listed in the ingredients, but I can't even recall the scent of it - not much of a noticeable smell at all, I would say. The mist could be finer, but it's alright.

The only other setting spray I use is MAC Fix+, which is an entirely different type of setting spray, so I can't say how this one performs compared to similar products. Would probably buy again, though, unless I get very curious about another setting spray with similar properties. It performs well for me.


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Toners -Mario Badescu -Glycolic Acid Toner

on 7/7/2018 11:52:00 AM


My skin: combination/dehydrated skin with hormonal acne.

I have generally very good experiences with glycolic acid in other products from other lines (Mene&Moy/M&M/Eneomey, notably), but this toner just didn't do much of anything for my skin. I found it quite harsh and drying, in spite of the aloe vera and the relatively low glycolic acid content. Too harsh for everyday use, but not very effective as an exfoliant, especially seeing as I really cannot use it on a daily basis. It always made my skin go into overdrive and produce much more oil than usual the day after using it, so I have switched to other chemical exfoliants. A higher percentage of glycolic acid in an emollient cream base or as a mask treatment seems to work much better with my dehydrated skin and has better effect.

Don't think I'll even manage to use up this bottle, sadly. Maybe on my chest and shoulders, or something along those lines.

Hair Removal -Unlisted Brand -Finishing Touch Flawless Shaver

on 7/7/2018 11:50:00 AM


I actually don't use this myself, but I've bought it for my husband. Somehow Ulta only carries it in white, but there ARE actually other colors - I've seen them at BedBath&Beyond.

I like this, but not for myself. I only heave peach fuzz on my face, which this just doesn't work well on. It manages to shave off my peach fuss in some smaller patches, but mostly, it just skips it all - even above my lip, where the hairs are slightly thicker. I have sensitive skin, and because of the skipping issue, I had to go over the same area over-and-over, which actually caused me a little bit of irritation. For shaving my face, I prefer disposable Twinkle razors, which actually easily get rid of my peach fuzz with no irritation.

However, I didn't buy this for myself; I bought this for my husband, who always has some rogue hairs that his face shaver absolutely refuses to grab, even if he goes over it 20 times. I bought this little shaver to use in those areas where these rogue hairs are... and it works fabulously! It lifts those hairs easily and cuts them off without tugging. It's a plus that the shaver is very easy to clean - just screw off the top part (the "ridgy" part), and you will find the hairs collected in a little compartment under it.

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Masks -Unlisted Brand -Argiltubo Green Clay Mask for Face&Body

on 7/7/2018 10:37:00 AM


Having oily combination skin that is acne prone I’ve tried more clay masks than I can count in over 20 years, from high to low end, and I think this is by far the best I have ever used. It’s a 100% natural green clay mask, made in Italy, not the cheapest, nor the most expensive either (in Japan the large size, 50 ml retails at about 40 bucks), but certainly the most effective. I feel like it really sucks the gunk right out of my pores, and when I actually steam my face and apply this, my skin feels as clean as if I had a proper facial. My complexion looks brighter, my pimples are reduced and heal faster, and new ones are slower to rear their ugly heads. I don’t feel that this dries my skin and I even use it 3 days in a row when I have my period and have to deal with worse than usual breakouts. I don’t think I will buy any other clay mask from now on.

Powder -Pur Minerals -4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup (new formula)

on 7/7/2018 10:34:00 AM


This has tiny sparkles in it. I'm all for a little glow but this makes me look sweaty. Also seems to settle in my creases. Will have to keep looking for a powder foundation. This is not doing it for me. I bought in light and that seems to be my color. I am about NC30 right now.

Bronzers -LUSH -Sesame Suntan Lotion

on 7/7/2018 10:19:00 AM

This leaves my skin feeling moisturised and knowing I am protected from the sun is a bonus. OK, the smell..... you end up smelling like a Snickers Bar for about 20 minutes after you have applied it but it does fade. I do agree with the other reveiws though, the smell is very strong and i can see how it would put people off. Definitely try and test the product before you invest as the smell maybe too much. All in all, I would buy this again as I can cope with the smell and it does what its meant to ( from burning in the sun!). It's vegan and has no nasties in it, which is why i bought it.

Liquid -Deborah Milano -Extra Mat Perfection Foundation

on 7/7/2018 9:58:00 AM


I got two samples of this in 01 Fair. On their website it appears to be their lightest shade and I would say has pink undertones. I'm a natural redhead and have very fair skin. Unfortunately 01 Fair was darker than my skin tone. The other cons for me are it has SPF 20 and the sun protection ingredient is chemical and it has a light perfume. Both chemical sunscreen ingredients and perfume cause pimple on me when I use them two or more days in a row. I tried this foundation only one day and that didn't cause a problem, however.

If the cons didn't exist this would be one of the best foundations I've ever tried and I normally use high-end skin makeup products. I put drops of it on my face first, then blended with a foundation brush, used a beauty blender like dry sponge in the end. The texture is on the drying side but probably because of this it stays on for a long time and doesn't pass on clothes or my hand. It has a natural-looking, really beautiful matte finish. No oxidization. Medium to high coverage. Feels VERY light on the skin which became my favorite thing about this foundation.

I will not be buying as it's not the right foundation for my skin. But if you're looking for a matte foundation, don't have very dry skin, don't see an irritating ingredient and can find your shade in the line, this is definitely worth to try.

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Cleansers -Peter Thomas Roth -Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel

on 7/7/2018 9:49:00 AM


Bought the trial size and it lasted a few months. It didn't irritate my skin which is great but I didn't really see any great results from using it either. I need to see some benefits (beyond just okay) in order to keep using or buying a product so I will not repurchase this. I'd run out of my favorite face wash and had an Ulta coupon so I purchased this based on reviews.

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Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Timeless Skin Care 20% Vitamin C Serum + Vitamin E + Ferulic Acid

on 7/7/2018 8:20:00 AM


I've been using Timeless Vitamin C Serum since November. Thank you to Angie on YouTube's "Hot and Flashy", I would have never heard of this product. I've tried several serums, however they were either too sticky or greasy. Some gave me a yellow tint. Not Timeless though. This is watery clear not sticky formula. My foundation goes on smoother. I have a healthier glow. I first ordered through Amazon and it was fine, the second time I ordered it came oxidized. I threw it away and ordered from Timeless website using Hot and Flashy discount code hf5off. It made a difference in my brighter complexion. I'm hooked on this and will repurchase for as long as they make this.

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Eye Shadow -Inglot -Freedom System Palette

on 7/7/2018 8:14:00 AM


I was so excited when I saw inglot in my country , as I was so keen to start my little own palette . I bought a skin tone one that is close to my shade. It is a very stiff powder such that little is picked up on the brush , very hard to work with . Way prefer wet n wild brûlée which is creamier and just easier to apply

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