Styling Products -L'Oreal -AIR DRY IT Undone Style Cream

on 6/27/2018 1:52:00 PM

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I love this product. It costs much less than the Bumble and Bumble and Pureology air dry creams and it works substantially better. This is a cream product that really delivers on the soft, frizz free promise. I have straight, thin, fine, color treated, dry hair and this makes it look as good as it can without heat. It does not provide a lot of body but it gives it some texture without stickiness and also actually makes my hair bend a little. When I say my hair is stick straight I am not exaggerating so any wave is pretty amazing. I apply this after towel drying and using a small amount of leave in conditioner on my ends. While my hair air drys, I flip it from side to side and scrunch it and I end up with healthy looking, softly bending hair. It is actually pretty amazing. I have tried the two other products in this line and they work much worse for me - they both leave my hair somewhat dry and crunchy. I can't find this in the drugstore anymore (the other two products in this line are still on shelves) so I am very worried that this is being discontinued but I am hoping not.

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Styling Products -L'Oreal -Advanced Hairstyle AIR DRY IT Ruffled Body Mousse

on 6/27/2018 1:42:00 PM

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I seem to be one of the few who doesn't love this product and some of that is based on comparison of this line. I tried all three products - this one, the spray and the cream. They all perform well for air drying but the mousse and spray have some negatives that make them not very usable for me (still, both are betting than nothing on my hair). I have very tough hair to make look decent air dried - it is fine, thin, stick straight and dry due to highlights. This product gives my hair body and also does help give it some grip and a tiny bit of bend. BUT compared to the AIR DRY IT Undone Style Cream, this really mattes out my hair, does not help a lot with frizz and does leave it sticky. I can't find the cream version at the drugstore anymore and I fear they may discontinue it so I tried this one as it seems to be readily available in stores. I would not love this even if the cream version did not exist as it does not leave my hair soft (the stickiness is like that of a light mousse which makes sense, this is a mousse) and I still get a lot of my broken hairs sticking up and not looking smooth. I have been trying to really condition my hair before using this to see if I can get it softer, but no luck. I have also varied the amount I use to make sure I am not overloading my hair but no luck either.


Hair Treatments -L'Oreal -Extraordinary Oil

on 6/26/2018 7:38:00 AM

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This products works pretty well. I have very thick hair that always get tangled easily.
After i wash my hair i just apply the oil and once my hair dries, it feels so soft and smooth.

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

on 6/26/2018 5:40:00 AM

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I love this foundation, it’s probably my favourite.
I have normal to combo skin. And tons of acne marks. This covers my marks with no need for concealer, if I need extra coverage I just dab a little more on that spot. It lasts a long time, a very long time on me. I love it in any season, but I’m so impressed with it in summer. I’m from Bermuda and it gets super hot and humid during the summer and this foundation passes the test for sure.

I’m an NC30 and go between 104 and 105 in this foundation, I’m hardly ever completely 105, but I mix them during summer.


Brows -L'Oreal -Paradise Extatic Brow Pomade

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This product was reviewed online as a 'drugstore must have' and possible dupe for Benefit Ka Brow. It's supposed to glide on, be buildable and matte for a natural or bold look. The packaging (pretty pink color and clearly inspired by Benefit) includes a slanted brush that you can use to outline and fill the brows.

After reading many good reviews online I bought this in 104 Brunette. I like the packaging and the color looks natural on me, but on the first application I noticed that the formula is so clumpy! I have tried multiple times, but every time I get ridiculous looking clumps in my brows and I end up having to thoroughly brush them out, ruining the outline of my brows in the process.

I give up. My brows do not like this brow pomade :(

I don't own the Benefit version, so I can't say anything about the product really being a dupe or not.

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Moisturizers -L'Oreal -Hydra Genius (Normal/Dry Skin)

on 6/25/2018 9:15:00 AM

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Bought this after searching online specifically for a lighter type of moisturiser to use during summer. I have normal/combination skin and during the warmer months it tends to get a touch oily, so my usual cream-based moisturisers felt too thick and heavy and had my skin looking oily around noon already. I've been using this product for a week now and really, really like it. Yes, it has quite a strong fragrance, but as I don't have sensitive skin I actually don't mind scented skin care products. The texture is light, fluid, smooth and feels like a serum but packs a lot more moisture. My skin absorbs this super fast and it's left feeling soft, smooth and not greasy/oily-looking at all. I put it on in the morning after cleansing and putting on a serum and my skin stays hydrated throughout the day. The packing is very nice and I will definitely repurchase this, but only for use during the summer/hotter months. I saw someone else mention in a review that it didn't work on their skin during winter, but this is definitely not a product to use during the colder seasons, in my opinion.


Palettes -L'Oreal - Paradise Eyeshadow Palette - Cherry My Cheri

on 6/25/2018 6:24:00 AM

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The Cherry My Cheri palette contains 16 powder eyeshadow shades, based around a colour story of "warm cherries, sweet peaches and fresh neutrals". The shadows have a delicate sunfruit fragrance [so soft that I need to have my nose up against the palette to detect it, after the palette has been opened a few times]. This palette is fairly impressive as it is neither too warm or too cool and can be used for a variety of complete 'everyday' eye looks for work or school, with a variety of shades to flatter every skintone. I have liked the majority of looks I've done to date. The blendability is mostly good - I've noticed that layering a matte shadow over a shimmer one when shadowing the edges of the eye can be iffy to blend out. There isn't much fallout. To get a good idea about the wearability of the shadows, I haven't been using eyeshadow primer with this palette and found that the shadows all wear all day, with no ceasing.

I do have a issue with there only being seven truly matte shades, as some of the other 'matte' shades have specks of shimmer in. The configuration is somewhat limiting, as you'd be able to create more looks if some of the shimmers had also been mattes - the more attractive shades are transfer-prone shimmers, so are only really suitable for the lid. My biggest complaint and question is what happened to the colour story promised on the back of the palette? There wasn't a tester in the store and when I got home and opened the palette, I found that only 1 [out of 3] peachy shades isn't a tone I'd call neutral, and only 2 [out of 3] of the warmer richer/darker tones are things I look at and think "I see where the cherry name comes in." - and then only 1 of those shades (the bright peach) keeps it's colour when applied to the eyes. So that's 13 neutral shades and 2 semi-pigmented cherry-tones in a 16-pan, fruit-themed palette and quite a few of the light and mid-tone neutrals end up looking pretty much the same after they've been applied and blended. I'd have much preferred it if some of the close-matching neutral shades hadn't been included and they'd have included some more pops of colour to replace them - expanding on the fruity colour story a bit.


I don't exactly regret buying this palette; the shades are still pretty, the formulas are a good quality for the price and the amount of product you get is impressive for a drugstore brand [each pan is just over 1g]. I continue to use the palette on occasion, but I wouldn't bother replacing it if I lost or damaged it as it just sits around unloved most of the time. If there hadn't been a 3-for-2 offer on L'Oréal cosmetics and I'd been looking for a similarly priced 3rd item to go with the 2 things that I'd already picked, then I don't think that there's anything unique or bold enough in Cherry My Cheri to make it stand out from the crowd and I'd have passed it over.

I do think that this would make a nice 'everyday' option for those who enjoy softer looks with a occasional muted-colour pop. It's also a good starter palette for those new to eyeshadow and/or colour - you can dip your toes in and experiment with this palette, without spending much money.

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Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

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This stuff really irritated my eyes, which is unusual for me and mascara, or any product at all honestly. I do wear contacts. At first I thought it was allergies, because I do have some mild reactions to pollen, and it didn’t seem to happen right away. The next day I tried it again. irritation began almost instantly after putting it on. In the trash it went. Cover Girl clump crusher has never bothered me, as well as the no frills great lash if someone else is suspicious this may be setting them off.

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Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Original

on 6/24/2018 2:06:00 PM

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I LOVE this mascara; it's super black, it adds a ton of volume to my lashes, it lasts the whole day but comes off easily with makeup remover, and it's a good price. Highly recommend.

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Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Original

on 6/24/2018 1:03:00 PM

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This mascara didn’t really do anything for my almost non-existing lashes. Wouldn’t recommend.


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

on 6/24/2018 12:02:00 PM

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I tried this a few years back and never wrote a review. Product goes on the skin well, used W3 nude beige. Looking at the bottle now I don’t think that’s gonna suit me, unless I got super tanned. The thing with this foundation is that before mid day the foundation has already made me look like a grease ball. This is not for people who have oily skin. I would recommend trying if you have dry skin. Such a shame, because if the finish is more matte I would have wear this everyday as it comes with spf 17 as well.


Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

on 6/24/2018 11:02:00 AM

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Doesn’t work on me at all, product clumps and my lashes looked messed up. Would not recommend.


Hair Color -L'Oreal -Root Cover Up Temporary Grey Concealer Spray

on 6/24/2018 12:44:00 AM

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This product makes my scalp itch like mad! I had to wash my hair after work because this spray felt like torture along my hairline and at the crown and part. I have dark hair and it did cover the roots in the dark brunette shade but was awfully dark. I think the product runs dark. If it didn't make me itch, I'd probably go for medium brown rather than dark brown but I don't think I will be buying it again. I'm going to pass this on to a friend or return it.

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Hair Color -L'Oreal -Extra Light Ash Blonde Excellence Creme

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I have highlights that are similar to Taylor Swift's natural color and I wanted them to be a bit brighter. Thank god I did a strand test because this turned my hair darker and it was steel grey due to the large quantities of blue in the dye. I would not recommend this unless you have ultra orange brassy hair that needs to be corrected.

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Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Lash Paradise Waterproof

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I LOVE this mascara, my new favourite.

For reference I also love: Maybelline Lash Sensational WP + Too Faced BTS WP, however I think this exceeds both.

Gives you long fluttery separated lashes.

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