Liquid -L'Oreal Paris -Infallible 24HR Fresh Wear Liquid Foundation

on 2/21/2019 4:26:00 AM

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As I write this I really want to go scrub my face because I can feel my skin being kind of tightened/dried out from this. It is so uncomfortable! I usually use Estee Lauder Double Wear or Armani Power Fabric and love them both, but had heard great things about this foundation and thought it would be good if I could find a cheaper foundation to wear to work. This is a cheaper foundation but so not worth it--this was bad enough that I would rather keep paying 3x as much for high end foundation.

The shade selection is huge but most shades pull kind of orange. The swatches I've viewed online don't look orange at all but when I swatched in the store, a lot of them pulled orange when they dried. I settled on True Beige which was the least orange shade I could find that was closest to my skin (2N1 in ELDW, NC25ish except more neutral/olive, maybe lighter) but it is a bit too light; however, the darker shades were all too orange or too pink.

Even if I could find a color match, though, I still would not be happy with this foundation because it doesn't look great. It's not awful--there are definitely worse drugstore foundations--but it's not great. I have combination skin and had applied serum, moisturizer and primer before this foundation went on and it still sunk into fine lines and pores. Once the foundation had set and I started applying blush, I could see the foundation starting to move under my blush brush. So I had to use the lightest of touches with blush and highlighter to keep this foundation from moving around. I can also feel this sitting on my face and it is not comfortable. I used one pump and it looks a little cakey. Medium coverage. It looks very nice over the parts of my skin that doesn't have any visible pores or lines--so the parts of my face that don't need foundation anyway. But any skin issues are exacerbated by this foundation. And it's really uncomfortable. So uncomfortable.

All that said this isn't the worst drugstore foundation ever, it does last all day once it's on (as long as you don't touch it) and if you have really oily but otherwise flawless skin and can find a good color match this might be a good foundation for you. It's not for me. Not only would I not repurchase this but I will be giving away or tossing the remainder of this product.


Moisturizers -Unlisted Brand -KYPRIS Antioxidant Dew

on 2/21/2019 4:20:00 AM

I developed deeper whiteheads that HURT after using this for 12 days on a control part of my forehead and a large section of one cheek. Also the upper right part of my back. It was definitely this product and I didn’t use any other skincare during that time. I was super frustrated that I wasted my money. Also, it didn’t fulfill ANY of the claims it made—not even helping hydration. My skin finally cleared up once I stopped using it about two weeks later. Next, pretty upset about this purchase.


Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -MUN No.1 Aknari Brightening Youth Serum

on 2/21/2019 4:12:00 AM

This broke me out really bad. I’ve bought 100% Organic prickly pear oil before and argan separately and I think this is more argan than prickly pear. Pure prickly pear or if it’s at least most of the formula doesn’t break me out. This serum is weird because it’s really itchy and doesn’t sink in.

The added Rose scent isn’t Organic and “rose absolute” means it was hexane extracted.

Fail, and I’m going to stick to serums with more prickly pear and no hexane extracts.


Lotions/ Creams -The Body Shop -British Rose Instant Glow Body Butter

on 2/21/2019 3:34:00 AM

Bought this on a buy two get one sale at Ulta. The scent is mostly okay, but has a strange chemical smell underneath it. it seems to go away as the product warms. I bought it for the scent, though, because I wanted something soft and delicate for evenings or when I was planning to wear other, stronger scents.
It's an OK moisturizer. It doesn't absorb not moisturize as well as other favorites. I was willing to tolerate that.

The problem is it has a weird, waxy, almost sticky residue that lasts and lasts. I could feel it a full day later on my skin. I suppose this is supposed to be the "glow" they threaten, and, though I don't see it, I do see a bit of oily shininess, which dries down to this less-than-moisturizing, unpleasant feeling, not-really-rosey scented body butter.

Absolutely terrible, and I am unable to finish it or even to find any use for it at all.


Treatments (Face) -Murad -environmental shield Vit. C. Infusion

on 2/21/2019 3:34:00 AM

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As a licensed Esthetician, i can swear by this product. You mix in the two sachet - 1 powder and 1 gel. Apply on your face with a fan brush. Leave it for 20 minutes for it to do it's magic. Rinse it with a hot towel and Lo and Behold, A fresher and rejuvenated skin! There's a tingling sensation on the skin but that's normal. Be alarmed if there wasn't any. It might be expired. When i was still in school, clients also request for it to be applied on their necks, decollete and hands. Let me upload a picture of this product.

Would certainly recommend! 😁


Eyeliner -Smashbox -always on gel liner

on 2/21/2019 3:34:00 AM

I have Brewed which is a very richly pigmented cool toned dark brown eye pencil. Goes on without tagging, sets fast and stays put. Looks intense on the waterline too but as everything it does fade there as expected. No issues overall, too bad the other shades except from the black don't appeal to me because formulation is fantastic!


Lipstick -Yves Saint Laurent -Rouge Volupte Shine Oil-In-Stick Lipstick

on 2/21/2019 3:28:00 AM

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I have No47 Beige Blouse which is really a nudey pink leaning cool, quite "bridal" looking. This "oil in stick" goes on very glossy, leaves a nice layer of color which feels very balmy and comfortable while managing to let the natural color of your lips peek trough. I use it either on its own or on top of other lipsticks that are too matte to make them look more lively or too peachy to neutralize.

Also smells like mango and the packaging is divine. I can see some color even after the sheen has faded. My only issue is that it doesn't last more than an hour and almost all seem to have noticeable brightness which makes it harder to pick shades.


Cleansers -The Face Shop -Rice Water Bright Cleansing Foam

on 2/21/2019 3:23:00 AM

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I'm a licensed Esthetician. I LOVE this product. I use this as a second step in my double cleanse in all my Facial treatments. The texture and smell of thos product is great, just like The Face Shop's Cleansing Oil.

I would definitely but more of this when my stock rans out!


Cleansers -The Face Shop -Rice Water Bright Cleansing Light Oil

on 2/21/2019 3:18:00 AM

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I am a licensed Esthetician. And i do LOVE this product. I actually replaced Dermalogica Cleansing Oil which was expensive with this one which not only was reasonably affordable, it also works well in my Facial Treatments. I love the feel and smell of this products. It's also very gentle on the skin. All my Clients are raving about it.

I would definitely buy this over and over again!


Treatments (Face) -Dermalogica -Overnight Retinol Repair w/ Buffer Cream

on 2/21/2019 3:14:00 AM

I am a licensed Esthetician and I love this product from Dermalogica. It works! My skin has never looked good. The over-all texture of ny skin has improved. I gotten less breakouts (acne) by using this product and my skin has been smooth and got that healthy glow.

I would recommend this product to friends, family and clients.


Treatments (Face) -Dermalogica -Rapid Reveal Peel

on 2/21/2019 3:02:00 AM

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I am a licensed Esthetician and I bought this product because 1. I got 50% Off (when i attended a Dernalogica party in Santa Monica) and 2. I really wanted a peel to improve my over-all skin texture and also to brighten my skin. Did the 3 consecutive nights 7 minute routine. But after the 3 days, I never really saw any improvements nor did my skin peeled in anyway. So i stopped using it altogether. For a product this expensive, i was counting on a positive reaction to my skin within the 3 days. Ftankly, I am extremely disappointed with this product. I've done microneedling (once a month) instead and using retinol at bedtime and those did the trick of peeling my skin while the retinol helped kept my skin softer, clearer, brighter and glowing.

I'm never buying nor recommending this product!


Gels/Soaps -Neutrogena -Body Clear Body wash

on 2/21/2019 2:39:00 AM

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I use this body wash everyday on my chest, arms, back, shoulders and face. Reading some of negative reviews prompts me to say that you must use this consistently to see results. The most shocking discovery is how well it works on my face. Over time it has exfoliated my face and significantly reduced the appearance of clogged pores. As I’ve aged, my pores are larger and my skin tends to look congested but since using this as a face wash, my pores stay clear and even look to be tighter. I user a good moisturizer daily which prevents this from drying me out. Again, I use this daily and I’ve seen good results.


Lip Treatments -CHANEL -Les Beiges Lip Balm

on 2/21/2019 1:45:00 AM

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Ive always loved tinted lip balms and these are my favorite formula out there. Ive tried asian brands, drugstore brands, Mac, Sephora ones like Korres and Benefit. Hands down, Chanel is the best. I might be bias since i do love and own lots of Chanel makeup. But the pigmentation and wear of these are outstanding! I tried this in Light and Medium. I am 20beige nc20 C1 skintone and i much prefer Medium. Light leans a bit too cool tone barbie pink on me and Medium was a nice healthy rosey red-ish tint that looks more natural. They are really pigmented for a tinted lip balm. They are also smooth, almost gel like on application and very buttery on the lips. They feel incredible and wear comfortable. I layer my favorite Rouge Coco in 432 Cecile on top and it still looks and feels great. I love carrying this with me and applying whenever i feel i need to brighten up my complexion. On days where i dont want to wear a full face of makeup id use a bit of Chanel Le Correcteur concealer, Le Volume Mascara, Les Beiges Blush stick in no.21 and this on the lips. Its the perfect no makeup makeup!

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Masks -Glow Recipe -Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask

on 2/21/2019 1:40:00 AM

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Wanted to love this so much but I simply can't. Love the product at first sight with its great smell and cute packaging but...I have dry sensitive skin and this sleeping mask does not seem to have the intense moisturizing effect my skin needs. It also does not have cooling effect like other sleeping masks I've used. And it's twice the price of laneige sleeping mask. so obviously I was rather disappointed - should have saved the money to buy avocado and nourish my skin and body from within instead.

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Liquid -Lancme -Renergie Lift Makeup SPF 20

on 2/21/2019 1:06:00 AM

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My skin has been changing so much in the past year. It’s normal to dry, where it used to be oily. I have tried so many foundations and they all have been too matte, oxidized, turned dark, sunk in pores and lines, on and on. I’ve spent a lot of time and money looking for something that would work. I did find a few, but most were not quite right. I remembered years ago I used this Lancome foundation and liked it, but it didn’t work great with my oily skin. I ordered some from Ulta on line. My skin has been looking better than I expected, on my more mature skin. It looks radiant and does not sink into pores or lines. It’s the best I’ve found and I don’t have to look anymore.


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