Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal -Revitalift Miracle Blur

on 7/23/2018 11:34:00 AM

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I did not see any difference in pore size or wrinkles after using this product. It has a strange smell and texture and stings a little (I assume this is from the chemical sunscreen). The number one complaint I have is that it clogs my pores. After using it twice I woke up the next day with small whiteheads through my t zone. Not big pimples, just small whiteheads but there were probably a dozen or so. I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt so I continued to use it for a week and continued to get small whiteheads daily. After a week I was developing black heads across my nose and cheeks, I believe it severely clogged my pores. To pricey for lack luster results.


Styling Products -L'Oreal -Studio Line - Weather Or Not Extreme Spiking Glue

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I rate this product very highly but can't seem to buy it at this time. Is that is true, what is replacing it?

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Toners -L'Oreal -Hydrafresh Toner

on 7/22/2018 6:38:00 PM

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This is some amazing stuff. When I was a teenager, toners to me were very harsh and drying and so for years I didn't use one. I have been using L'Oreal's Hydrafresh Toner for about 5 years. It is not drying and does not strip your skin whatsoever. It actually is moisturizing and feels so fresh and hydrating. It softens my skin and I bring it down my neck as well. It has Beta Hydroxy Acid and Pro-Vitamin B5 to get rid of dull skin and to protect against moisture loss. After cleansing, I use this and follow up with moisturizer. This is fantastic and I can't live without it!


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BB Cream -L'Oreal -Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream

on 7/22/2018 5:18:00 PM

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I bought the anti redness B.B. cream which says it “transforms to universal shade to reduce the look of redness.” It’s green tinted and that green tint did not fade—it was still very apparent even after the “transformation” to a universal color. The universal color is VERY dark. Think someone with deep olive skin who tans easily. This did nothing to reduce redness, it left a green tint behind, and it’s so far off base from my coloring. It went in the trash because I took too long to try to return it.

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Pressed Powders -L'Oreal -True Match Super-Blendable Powder

on 7/22/2018 5:00:00 PM

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Great product to use when I am not in the mood for foundation. I use only concealer and this and I am all set in 2 minutes tops. Also, when I use foundation from the same range, I use it as setting my oily T zone and it looks flawless. I try not to add more throughout the day, without blotting, because it will look cakey. Other than that, this is a must have in my make-up bag. Very easy to use and the package is great.


Liquid -L'Oreal -True Match Super-Blendable Makeup SPF 17

on 7/22/2018 4:55:00 PM

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My favourite foundation. I use make-up for quite some time and I always come back to this. Is buildable, covers everything nicely, gives a natural glow and doesn't cling to dry patches. I have an oily T zone and I usually set the area with powder from the same range. I preffer the more natural make-up and this delivers. You can see my beauty marks through it. I apply it with a foundation brush, a sponge and even with my fingers and everytime it looks great. Also the colour is perfect for me (I use Vanilla Rose in the glass bottle with pump). I apply it in the morning and after a day at the office it's still going strong. It looks good in natural light and artificial as well.

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Lips -L'Oreal -Paris Infallible Pro-Matte Liquid Lipstick

on 7/22/2018 11:58:00 AM

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I'd buy this again if I hit a really good sale or saw a shade I really needed to have. I purchased the Infallible Pro Matte Liquid Lipstick in the shade Dose of Cocoa. This was one of the shades featured in the chocolate scented line although the Pro Matte line does have other shades that aren't scented.

The cocoa shade itself leans somewhat towards being more of a nude skin tone, but it is nice and doesn't lean too warm for those who have neutral to cool skin tones but want a nude lip. The chocolate/cocoa scent is not super strong, pleasant enough and it does fade quickly once applied. For a liquid matte lipstick, the L'Oreal Infallible is not as drying as other drugstore liquid lipsticks (like NYX), but it doesn't seem to have the same staying power as a drugstore NYX. Staying power on the L'Oreal is decent, but it's not going to get you through the whole day and it breaks down more after eating or drinking (particularly hot beverages like coffee). The applicator is a little reminiscent of my HG liquid lipsticks from Smashbox but feels slightly flimsier compared to the Smashbox wand - but L'Oreal Infallible is just $10 while Smashbox is $24.

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Lipstick -L'Oreal -Colour Riche Shine Lipstick

on 7/22/2018 11:39:00 AM

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Purchased this in Splendid Blackberry. In the tube, the color looks incredibly dark, but this lipstick goes on fairly sheer and even as a fair skinned brunette, I can easily pull this shade off and can see this particular color being used often in the Fall/Winter months. In many aspects, this reminds me of Clinique's Almost Lipstick in the shade Black Honey except the L'Oreal runs about $8-$9 compared to $17 for the Clinque.

Formula is very creamy and moisturizing. L'Oreal did a nice job with the packaging on this one - it looks a little more fancy than your typical drugstore lipstick. Only complaint with this is because of the rounded shape of the product instead of the typical lipstick form, it makes it a little bit harder to get at the area around the cupid's bow. It can be done, but it's just a tad harder although you can easily just apply this with a lip brush if you are afraid to mess up your lips. I'd try this again in some of the other colors next time the drugstore is having a sale on L'Oreal products.

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Lipstick -L'Oreal -Colour Riche in Fairest Nude

on 7/22/2018 9:46:00 AM

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I say this very, very cautiously because I've said this a bunch of times before but . . . I think this may be my nude.

Finding a good nude is really difficult for me. If it's too pale or too cool, I end up looking deathly. Slightly deeper browns are grungy on me, and anything with the barest hint of warmth ends up clashing with my cool undertones. Enter Fairest Nude, a cool-toned beige pink that, when paired with "natural" makeup, is very subtle and sophisticated without looking strange.

I've found L'Oreal's regular lipsticks aren't crazy pigmented, which can be a downside for bolder shades but seems to work well with the nudes. The formula is creamy enough but I still wear balm under it, as it can accentuate flakes if I don't exfoliate properly.

I'm still going to look for a dupe of this in a cruelty-free brand, though.

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Mascara -L'Oreal -Lash Architect in Midnight Black

on 7/21/2018 8:13:00 PM

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One of te best mascaras i've ever used.The brush is ideal to cover all lashes and the formula in super black and rich.It creates a wispy curled effect with loads of volume and lenght plus it lasts all day/Way better tan 4D and paradise.

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Concealers -L'Oreal -True Match Super Blendable Crayon Concealer

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I have this in W1-2-3, since I use W3 in the liquid and W1 in the pressed powder. It works very well with my skintone (NC25ish), and has a slight warm/yellow undertone. The formula is the best I have found in a stick or crayon type of concealer. Applies smoothly, but sets nicely and does not instantly rub off. This is not cakey, and I don't find it drying either, so I can use it over blemishes and undereyes. On days I want minimal makeup, I can use this where I need it, and a light dusting of the TM powder, and I look much more polished, but still natural. Stick concealers like this are super quick/convenient to use, and travel friendly. I would repurchase!


Pressed Powders -L'Oreal -True Match Super-Blendable Powder

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I use this on my oil prone nose and forehead, after I apply my L'oreal TM liquid. This adds a lovely soft matte finish, and has light coverage. The powder is very finely milled, and makes my skin look more polished on days I want to skip liquid foundation, and just wear concealer and powder. The powder does oxidize, especially over oily skin, so even though I use W3 in the liquid, I use W1 in the powder. Oil control is only middle of the road, decent, but not amazing. I appreciate that compact is not as bulky as a lot of other powders at the drugstore, and comes with a mirror and applicator...but I hate split pans! Having to flip back and forth between the powder and mirror is cumbersome. Overall, this is a good quality powder that is reasonably priced and easy to find. Would repurchase!

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Hair Treatments -L'Oreal -Extraordinary Oil

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Only recently have I decided to try several of L'Oreal's hair care products - this one being the first. I used it for approximately 2 weeks. I don't have fine hair, my hair is slightly course and reasonably thick. I used Extraordinary Oil in 2 ways. First week as a pre-soak before washing my hair, leaving it in for about 30 minutes. On the 2nd week I applied to the lengths/ends after washing my hair to give it condition.
Verdict: it did give me shine and softness but it didn't amount to anything huge. I would still find my hair pretty much zapped of all moisture by the end of the day so it wasn't giving it the degree of protection I'd hoped for.

I think this is one of those that will work differently on different hair types/textures. You'll either love it or hate it. For the price however it isn't going to cost much at all, compared to similar products out there by other brands it's actually very good value imo.


Selena x



~ My HG list ~

(I've sampled 100s of skin, hair and m/u products over the last decade and a half, as I love trying out new stuff all the time - usually sample sizes via e-bay, also plenty courtesy of a friend who works at Sephora. Thought it might be useful to share my top 10 must-have products, subject to change if and when I come across something more effective)


1. Hair Loss Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Hair Oil
2. Lip Balm: Jack Black - Intense Therapy
3. Pigmentation + Anti-Ageing Treatment: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Facial Treatment Serum
4. Cleanser: 'Aveda' - Purifying Gel Cleanser
5. Concealer: ‘Mac’ - Studio Finish Concealer
6. Lash Growth Serum: ‘Divine Herbal’ - Divinelash
7. Foundation/SPF: ‘Juice Beauty’ - Stem Cellular Repair (warm glow)
8. Face Scrub: ‘Sisley' - Botanical Gentle Buffing Cream
9. Moisturizer: ‘Antipodes' - Rejoice Light Day Cream
10. Hand Cream: 'Origins' - Make A Difference Rejuvenating Hand Treatment


Blush -L'Oreal -True Match Super-Blendable Blush - Baby Blossom

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I love this pale baby pink blush, because it almost acts like a brightener and blush in one. I just don't look as good in bright or dark blushes, whether they be peachy or pink. I have lightly tanned skin (NC25ish), and this adds a soft touch of feminine pink to the apples of my cheeks. In the winter when I'm pale, this is also beautiful, and still has that brightening effect for my face. I actually do use the brush that comes with it, and it gets the job done just fine. I have tried a few other TM shades, but this is the only one I have repurchased, and likely would again.

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Brows -L'Oreal -Brow Stylist Definer

on 7/20/2018 1:47:00 PM

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I got this in light brunette. It is a good product but the packaging makes this a no-go. And I am not a packaging snob if the price point is low and the product is good. Week 1: The spoolie fell off - no biggie, I glued it back on. Week 2: Glue didn't stay, okay fine, use a different spoolie. Week 3: The body pulls apart when I try to uncap the pencil - this is just useless! I can't be fiddling around with a stupidly packaged brow pencil every morning. So keep looking for your HG ds brow pencil - this ain't it.

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