Cleansers -L'Oreal Paris -Micellar Cleansing Water Complete Cleanser - Normal to Dry Skin

on 11/19/2018 2:53:00 PM

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Yes, i've already repurchased, this is a wonderful micellar water and takes off all my makeup including mascara with no hassle at all.

It has no fragrance, does not sting my eyes, is well priced and has sensible packaging. I would not bother buying any other brand now - I have tried Bioderma and this is better in my opinion, I have also tried Garniers various incarnations including their oil infused variety and this still beats it hands down.

I don't know what the versions are like for other skin types but i'll be sticking to this one as there is no need to stray when this works so well. If you are looking for an affordable micellar water/eye makeup remover then you will not be disappointed.


Lipstick -L'Oreal Paris -Infallible Pro-Last Lipcolor (All Colors)

on 11/19/2018 1:18:00 PM

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I love this stuff. I have Everlasting Caramel and the Nutmeg one. This is pretty much like every other 2-step lipstick I’ve owned, but the formula is the longest-lasting I’ve ever tried. Unless you use oil to remove it at night, you will wake up with your lipstick still on and still perfect. Many of the other reviewers here are complaining about the product flaking off; however, that has never once happened to me. I apply it as directed, let it dry completely for a few minutes, then apply the balm, and only reapply the balm. And when I apply the colour, I do so very carefully: it needs to be applied thinly, quickly, and in one motion. It’s like paint, not like gloss. This is one of those amazing products that does exactly what it claims; unfortunately some people may be using it incorrectly and having less than optimal results. My one complaint about this product is the colour range. The colours are kind of meh, and some are shimmery in a not-cute way.

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Mascara -L'Oreal Paris -Voluminous Mascara - Carbon Black

on 11/19/2018 1:44:00 AM

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This mascara adds lush volume-and then flaked repeatedly during the day under my eyes. I kept wiping the flakes off and removing my foundation/under eye concealer along with it. The mascara is extremely black and gives thick lashes-but the flakiness is not worth it to me. Too bad-I liked the look of my lashes while it was actually on.

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Lip Gloss -L'Oreal Paris -Infallible Pro Matte Gloss

on 11/18/2018 9:46:00 PM

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I have this in the shade 318 Bare attraction which is a beautiful deep warm rosy nude on my NC42 skintone. Definitely a every day wear kinda shade. This gloss is so different to regular glosses. It's not sticky but more matte and feels really creamy and comfortable on the lips. The name of it "Pro matte gloss" can be very confusing (even deceiving) to some. When did glosses start to be matte?!

Do NOT expect a super MATTE finish, needless to say, it is matte CONSIDERING it's marketed as a lip gloss.
I would say the finish look more like satin lipstick rather than glossy shiny, but it still doesn't dry down on your lips out like liquid lipsticks. It doesn't accentuate lines or dry lips but gives a real smooth finish. You can press your lips together without feeling any sticky or goopyness. What I like about this special formula, is that it can be layered without a problem. The layers melt together, not like the feel of liquid lipsticks which tend to feel more crumbly and dry like cracked paint if you do that. You won't need a mirror to re-apply if you need to re-touch with this certain color, but maybe with the brighter colors. The formula is easy to control.
Texture is like a thicker mousse rather than goopy greasy gloss. The formula can be slightly drying, but nothing like liquid lipsticks at all. The formula doesn't melt into your lips which makes this gloss very transferable, but if I don't eat or drink I would say this gloss fades graciously within 3 hours and leaving behind a nice stain. (I do not believe that ANY gloss on the market could stay more than a few hours on your lips though) Although my lips look quite dry after 3 hours, it's nothing major.
I felt much worse and I'm sensitive to getting dry with my already quite dry lips.

The transparent packaging feels outdated but here you get what you pay for (8$) like sometimes in the drugstore. The cap twist to lock and has a slight rubberized feel. The shade name came on a sticker on top of the cap and has now rubbed off. Very unpractical if you ever wanted to repurchase same shade again. (I won't need to worry since I'm not re-purchasing this EVER)
The applicator is a soft pointed cushion doe foot, shaped like a drop, and makes application super easy. Drawing the lips within the lines makes it very accurate due to the pointy doe foot and it distributes the color beautifully allover with one single swipe and application. The silky applicator makes it a pleasure to apply.

THE DOWNSIDE :(
The ONLY reason why I won't repurchase or buy more shades is because of the smell. Don't get me wrong, the scent is very fruity/vanilla sweet yet nice, but the strong chemical smell transfers onto my lips and makes me kinda nauseous and makes me feel literally sick. Also, if I get it into my mouth, I can taste the smell and it gets in my throat somehow and I am so sensitive to this. (Just like I am to the L'oreal lipsticks, old lady perfume smells)
I read that some reviewers love the smell, I would too if it didn't linger that much even after applied and also if it didn't get into my mouth and throat. I like a whiff of it but don't appreciate the lingering smell for the time I wear the gloss.

I'm am so impressed with this formula though. But the scent and how it lingers just makes this unbearable! I will use this one up, but I won't repurchase. So sad to say so, cause this lovely formula is like nothing else I ever tried. I wanted nude allude and statement nude so bad :( It's definitely a every day kind of gloss and you are lucky if the scent/taste doesn't bother you.

So my final verdict:
Give it a try IF you're not sensitive to smells and the flavors of chemical glosses. It sure is a beautiful shade and if it works for you it's def one of the best lip glosses(formula, finish, unique wise) I tried from the drugstore. They have a nice color selection and it's affordable.

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Mascara -L'Oreal Paris -Voluminous Primer

on 11/17/2018 9:28:00 AM

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This is a gem that not many know about. I use this with my Maybelline mascara. It makes my lashes thick and full. Not much of difference between wearing these and Dior. My eyes are also super sensitive but this is a gentle product. Highly recommended!

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Mascara -L'Oreal Paris -Voluminous Mascara in Blackest Black

on 11/15/2018 6:15:00 PM

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The wand is perfect, the colour is great, the application is smooth.... but the waterproof formula smudges too easily for me. I put it on the upper lashes only, in the morning, and by the end of the day, I have grey rings across the lower lids. It does do a fair job of staying on in rainy and snowy weather without giving me raccoon eyes. It's an ok formula but it could be better.

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Mascara -L'Oreal Paris -Voluminous Original

on 11/15/2018 5:11:00 PM

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This is my holy grail lash product! I find that it adds thickness and length, and can be easily layered for a more glam look. I like that it has nylon bristles (not rubbery ones) because I find they separate the lashes better. Doesn't smudge at all through the day, and easy to take off with my micellar water.

The first time I tried this I hated it because of how clumpy it left my lashes. I've realized that it works much better after a few weeks of use so the mascara can dry a bit. If it worked well right out of the box it would get 5 stars, but you have to give it time so 4.

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Treatments (Face) -L'Oreal Paris -Hydrafresh White French Sea Narcissus Sparking Essence Milky

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I'm not sure if it brightens skintone, but it is a decent light weight moisturizer (in mousse form) to use in summer


Treatments (Face) -L'Oreal Paris -White Perfect Laser Turn-Around Overnight Treatment

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I'm not sure about it's brightening power. It's a thick essence but does absorb well on face.


Tinted Moisturizer -L'Oreal Paris -Age Perfect Rosy Tone Moisturizer

on 11/14/2018 9:58:00 PM

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I laugh that young (under 30) women would even consider using this. It's too rich for young skin, and unnecessary if you already have a youthful glow. What this is is a tinted is very emollient rich moisturizer specifically for those of us in the 50plus category. I had a sample and was intrigued. I purchased from the local pharmacy and rushed home to try. Like most "performance" cosmetics, there's is a learning curve with using this. Some reviewers have complained that this it's too thick and pills up when rubbing it in. It does do that if you aren't careful. It doesn't say that it does this, but I think there is a slight tightening agent in the product which you can "overwork" if you continue to rub in after it has started to dry. Some have complained about the strong fragrance, but honestly, it just smells fresh and clean. Some have complained that it is too thick...then this wasn't meant for them. At first, I wasn't not impressed..it pilled, it flaked, it seemed greasy. Then it dried, and behold, my skin did seem as if it was in soft focus with a slight rosy peach tone. This is perfect for women whose skin looks sallow or ashy, especially in the winter months. I've figured out that this works best on freshly washed skin that is ever so slightly moist from the shower. Apply a thin amount with your fingers and swirl on cheeks, forehead, neck and chin. As soon as it has disappeared into your skin, stop rubbing and leave it to dry. It will dry to a matte finish even though it looks shiny at first. The color is ever so subtle, but really does brighten and warm up those ashy tones of winter. I can see using this as part of my daily routine. It's perfect also for those of us who usually go sans makeup but still want a little something to to look finished. This, with a little eye shadow and some tinted lip balm is the perfect "no make-up" makeup for the mature woman.

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Mascara -L'Oreal Paris -Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

on 11/14/2018 8:11:00 AM

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I've been using this mascara for a while now. It's only when I've compared it with other mascaras that I've realised how good it is.

It creates excellent volume and length, and really opens up my eyes. It looks all soft and feathery, which I really like. I have quite sensitive eyes and this one seems less likely to irritate them. It also doesn't smudge above the eye on application, which is a common problem, so you can easily apply several layers. I'm not a huge fan of the packaging because it makes it look pretty insubstantial.

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Conditioner -L'Oreal Paris -Elvive Hydra-Collagen Moisture Rich Conditioner

on 11/14/2018 4:34:00 AM

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This conditioner hydrates and softens my thick, overprocessed hair better than any other drugstore product, including masks.

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Shampoo -L'Oreal Paris -Elvive Hydra-Collagen Moisture Rich Shampoo

on 11/14/2018 4:17:00 AM

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Life-saver product for my parched hair in the summer. It is a heavy shampoo, like shampoo+conditioner+ silicone serum. I seriously don't need to use anything else afterward and that is quite a success for this affordable shampoo. I prefer avoiding silicone-heavy shampoos because I want later and more serious stages of my hair-care routine to penatrate better. However, when I'm in a rush, or not in the mood for layers and layers of products in the summer, this shampoo cosmetically gives me pampered hair. Soft and smooth, less frizz, less summer puffiness. All matching products work the same- though I think only one product from the series is enough. This shampoo saved my day more than once - camping holidays, diving holidays, stay with a friend whose water made my usual stuff unusable for a while. Effects are temporary, yes, but so are they on my hair with Kerastase Therapiste which has a very similar feel on my hair - Elvive is not sticky like that.

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Concealers -L'Oreal Paris -True Match Super-Blendable Multi-Use Concealer

on 11/13/2018 10:45:00 PM

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Holy freaking grail. I like to buy cosmetics; I live for the new products because every so often one is like this - perfect for me. I am not sure if this is a new product, a re-package or a re-formulation of the True Match Super-Blend but I grabbed it this summer. I first bought N1 (I think it’s just ‘1’ not ‘1-2’ but I can’t see tiny white writing on a clear cap) but it was far too yellow, C1 is pretty much perfect (no freakish pink undertones!)

The package is idiotic - annoying little fuzzball applicator that wiggles excessively when you apply it (versus Maybelline’s for example, which is very fixed and does not wiggle), unacceptably small amount of product, and, as ever with clicks sticks, you have to click a dozen times before product comes out initially (and then you waste a gob). It works so well - I always think the color looks a bit pale-bright at first, I put my single ply tissue over my face and set it with a little loose powder and forget about it. It is as though my face’s naturally occurring oils “bakes” this on and so long as I don’t touch my undereyes, I arrive at the end of the day with the most porcelain undereye area ever. It’s just unreal. If it was advertised as a new product, I missed it, but it is so my ideal product (except that packaging! Yuck!). I will buy it again, TYVM.


Lip Gloss -L'Oreal Paris -Infallible 8HR Pro Gloss

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The coral sands color is a nice nude color with neutral slight shimmer. I like the triangle shaped doe foot since it seems easier and more precise to apply. Does it last 8 hours? No I don't think any gloss does, but it does have a tacky feel to make it last a bit longer than normal. The major turn off for me is the nasty,plastic chemical scent and taste. It is so strong I can smell it even after application. I am not usually too sensitive about scents, but the scent is a major no for me so I would not repurchase. Although I love the color, the smell is bad enough to make me consider throwing it out.


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