Lip Liners -L'Oreal - colour riche in beyond pink

There's nothing to hate about this lip liner. I find it very smooth upon application, no dragging or tugging. Lasts for several hours. I've had this since November (with lots of product left!) and it hasn't changed texture, which may be due to the near airtight lid. There's something very satisfying about hearing that little click that lets you know it's on tight. As for the color, I think this pencil is nearly universal. It's a not-too-cool, not-too-warm, pink/mauve/taupe color. It's the perfect color for summer skin types- pale, cool, soft, and muted coloring. If you're a summer, this is a MLBB shade. This is by far my favorite everyday lip liner. Highly recommend!


Foundations -L'Oreal - Infallible 24H Stay Fresh Foundation

on 9/18/2017 12:52:00 AM

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I have slightly oily skin. This foundation just works so great on my face even during those extremely hot and humid days. ( I live in Asia) Would absolutely recommend it to anyone who has combination skin, slightly dry/oily.

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Hair -L'Oreal - Excellence Creme Haircolor

on 9/18/2017 12:42:00 AM

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For Dark Chocolate Brown (4AR I think) :
I use this and wonder why I stray from it. I have a million hair color reviews here and for all different brands and shades. I've used this brand (but not this shade) many times over 35 years and it's really one of my favorites.

When you're using a dark shade things can get messy and I like some control over that. I get it with this kit. It's a nice rather stiff cream with a consistency of like mayonnaise, so it doesn't get all over your face and neck while applying it, which is good because I forgot my swipe of Vaseline along the hairline.

My hair is decently long but with layers, so one box did the trick easily. It doesn't smell harsh. Easy to work through my hair which is fine texture but there's lots of it. It doesn't drip and run while it's developing. It rinsed easily too.

I did use the pre color solution included, a step I tend to skip, and recently got my hair cut a few days ago. Little breakage that I could see. The after conditioner is ok, but I'm a firm believer that there's a reason they include the one with their kit so I'll always use it.

For the color itself I can't give a really accurate description of for a few reasons. First is because no one has the same base color and it will never look like it does on the box. It's just a guideline. Second, I've been coloring with black shades for over a year but I've been letting it grow out, so my results won't be the same as yours. I will say the following--i started with black towards the bottom, regrowth of several months of a deep violet black towards the middle areas, and my very gray roots at the top. The lighter and virgin areas of my hair took this as a very dark brown with deep red highlights in direct light. Of course my black tinted hair grabbed this as black, though not a straight black. It's probably as close to what my natural color was back in the day. Please don't base your results on mine.

I'll definitely be putting this at the top of my go to list again. I love the Schwartzkopf brand, but it does require the extra step of using your own shampoo to remove the deposited color. It's a good brand, even my stylist loves it, but it wasn't available where I bought my color today. My hair feels very soft and doesn't have a lingering faux perfume scent. I'm not disappointed.

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Palettes -L'Oreal - La Palette Nude 1 and Nude 2

on 9/17/2017 10:38:00 PM

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I am really on the fence about this palette. This is very travel-friendly. The palette's packaging is cute in my opinion, but doesn't compare to high-end packaging level of "cute" or "ooh la la ;)" vibes. I will say this, the pigmentation is actually fairly good, the shadows are quite buttery and the shades are in my opinion for the L.A. 1 Palette quite good, the mixture of textures are quite pleasing I personally love the selection of a matte bone shade, neutral build-able matte transition shades, deeper browns, foiled highlights, my only quarrel is the darkest shade is shimmery (but considering 9/10 are quite well thought out I don't mind.) They perform well and can very easily produce a nice look. However, the 2nd palette color choice-wise I do not recommend because of the fact that the shadows in that palette are either so light or so dark that it makes it harder to create a blend-able look. I could get over these dilemmas for an affordable pick-me-up drugstore item, but the major issue I have with this is about longevity. I will apply these eyeshadows with a primer, and within about 10 minutes they've really lost their pigmentation and give a really faded and muddy look. I haven't experienced that with most eyeshadows... It's quite odd and for that reason alone, for how terrible it frays off the face, I give it 2 stars off. If you are trying to make this work, I recommend that you apply a very high-end primer with a drag-level quality setting spray in order to force these eyeshadows to hopefully not budge.


Liquid -L'Oreal - Infallible Pro-Matte 24HR Foundation

on 9/17/2017 6:06:00 PM

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Colour matched well by Shoppers Drug Mart rep...or so she thought. On the first day, I used two washes of toner before applying but throughout the day it turned orange on my temples and was bronze-y after about 8 hours. The next day I used a light moisturizer but it just made the foundation separate and last for only about 6 hours. On the third day I put it on bare skin which just made me itch plus it was dry looking. I returned it to SDM. Not recommended.


Moisturizers -L'Oreal - Hydra Genius Mattifying Water Gel (Normal/Oily)

on 9/17/2017 4:03:00 PM

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I recently switched from an expensive name brand moisturizer to this one & am SO glad I did. I have combination, sensitive, acne prone skin. My skin doesn't react to this (as in allergies or pimples). I love that you get a lot of product for not too bad of a price. I docked it one lippie because it has a strong fragrance, which I'm not a huge fan of.

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Treatments (Eye) -L'Oreal - Revitalift Triple Power LZR

on 9/17/2017 4:00:00 PM

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I'm giving this 5 lippies all the way around! I've noticed more of a difference around my eyes in a week with this product when compared to the expensive cream I had been using for months. I will definitely be buying it again!

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Cleansers -L'Oreal - Pure Clay Cleanser

on 9/17/2017 3:57:00 PM

I purchased the Pure Clay Cleanser "Energizing & Brightening" (the charcoal one) on sale at Shoppers Drug Mart. I was previously using Purity by Philosophy, but wanted to find a cheaper drugstore cleanser. This cleanser does a great job of cleaning my combination skin without leaving it stripped. It doesn't foam up a lot, so I find it works better when I take my eye makeup off with micellar water first.


Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

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This mascara is drier than the Too Faced BTS mascara. This mascara is pretty good, but not spectacular.

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Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

on 9/17/2017 1:29:00 AM

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Is this a great mascara, no. Is this a good mascara, yes. Personally I don't find this to be anything like Benefit They're Real, that's just comparing apples and oranges. They're real creates really dramatic lashes, and is also difficult to remove. This provides a more natural look, and hand down the best definition of any drugstore mascara, this does and excellent job of separating lashes without getting clumpy, if I could compare this to a mid or high end brand, it's pretty similar to Guerlain Maxi Lash.


Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

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This mascara was ok. My favorite mascara is It Super Hero, so if you like that mascara, this one will be just ok. I'm pretty positive I won't buy it again, but nonetheless, it's a good mascara, just not amazing for me.

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Masks -L'Oreal - Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Mask

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I'm 31, combination/oily, acne prone I use this mask once a week and I swear it has helped my skin! My skin isn't as oily as it used to be! It's so great! I will be putting this on my list of gifts for people!


Masks -L'Oreal - Pure Clay Detox & Brighten Mask

on 9/16/2017 1:51:00 AM

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I'm 47 yrs old, no acne, combo skin, and have been very loyal to the Queen Helene mint julep mud mask for over 30 years...every now and then I will try a new mask, but never spending a ton of $, and usually lucky enough to get some samples...nothing, not even a $60 GlamGlow mask has done better for my skin than my trusty Queen Helene @$5 a tube, I will say that I will definitely be keeping this Loreal mask in my skin care routine, along with the Queen Helene! I have only used it 3 times in the last 12 days, but I am really pleased with the results. My skin feels and looks brighter, smoother, and pores seem very clean and less visible. Definitely recommend!

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Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

on 9/15/2017 3:47:00 PM

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I bought this in the waterproof version and didn't like it. It looks like TF BTS, but performs nothing like it, IMO. It did little for my straight sparse eyelashes, despite curling them and applying Shiseido mascara base beforehand. My lashes were still wimpy after the initial coat, and additional coats yielded spidery, clumpy lashes. I really disliked this mascara, so it was returned to Ulta. Unfortunately for my wallet, I tried TF BTS a few days later and it's so much better there really is no comparison.

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Mascara -L'Oreal - Voluminous in Carbon Black

on 9/15/2017 1:04:00 AM

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This mascara did not work out well for me. Although I have sensitive skin, I have never come across a mascara that made my eyes itch like this one. I wore this mascara yesterday and my eyes became extremely itchy, causing them to swell up when I woke up the next morning. I will not be buying this again. I had to miss work and school to go to the doctor and try to get the swelling down with cream I was prescribed.
P.S. Yes, I did completely remove the mascara last night. I did not leave it on.

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