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

on 3/19/2019 11:17:00 PM

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OVERALL: DO NOT RECOMMEND
I was looking for a drugstore dupe of my favorite high end mascara (I swear by Chanel inimitable). This one was nice in some respects but overall I WONT REPURCHASE because it gave me raccoon eyes and went all over my eye, smudging upon application.

PROS
- Price; affordable
- I like the wand
- Nicely separated the lashes (didn't clump)
- Better than my last experience with a drugstore mascara looking for a dupe. The Covergirl Professional Super Thick Lash Waterproof is horrible, absolutely stay away from that one
- Has a more "liquidy" formula that I like. It isn't dry when you first pull the wand out (like the aforementioned Covergirl). I like that consistency but I don't know if it contributed to the raccoon eyes. The Chanel mascara I like has that consistency without smudging all over and under my eyes

CONS
- Gave me raccoon eyes. This is pretty major for me and I won't repurchase any mascara that does this
- Smudged upon application on the upper lid too, thereby ruining any eyeshadows/liners that had already been applied




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

on 3/19/2019 9:49:00 PM

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This product made me so confused. I spent a long time researching the right shade for me and I bought the Neutral Natural Buff N3. The product came and the shade was so "perfect" and matched my skin so well that I could barely see it on my face. I'm not sure if that's how a perfect shade is supposed to work since I never felt like I found my best shade in other foundations, but it had little to no coverage and I needed to apply many layers in order to really see its presence, perhaps why I finished the container so fast. The coverage only allowed me to use it to just even out my skin tone a little bit, really. Am I doing something wrong here? Is it just a regular setting powder with different shades and I misunderstood it as a powder foundation? Well I think I just had an epiphany then. Sorry, changed the rating from two to three stars. Welp, excuse me. Anyway, I unfortunately did not pay particular attention to how well it controlled my shine (although probably not spectacular), but after giving up on it as a foundation that provided coverage I did use it solely and oh-wow-actually-correctly as a powder to mattify my face after applying sunscreen and it did its job. Still don't think it's a 5-star product partially due to the frustrating experience that I had due to my stupidity. Oh and the hinge of the container broke quite early on for no obvious reason and the rest of the plastic parts just continued to disintegrate, cheap packaging you might say.

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Conditioner -L'Oreal Paris -ELVIVE Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Conditioner

on 3/19/2019 8:00:00 PM

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I used it for over a year but I've moved on. It sounded like it was made just for me, oily roots and dry ends, but it didn't do anything to solve the problem, my hair still got greasy in about 36 hours and the ends were still dry. Besides the fact that it didn't work, it was an ok conditioner that moisturized and softened my just-shampooed hair, kinda. The smell was alright, too. I used it for so long because I was just tired of searching for another one and this didn't give me any actual problems.


Shampoo -L'Oreal Paris -ELVIVE Extraordinary Clay Rebalancing Shampoo

on 3/19/2019 7:40:00 PM

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I used it for over a year but I've moved on. It sounded like it was made just for me, oily roots and dry ends, but it didn't do anything to solve the problem, my hair still got greasy in about 36 hours and the ends were still dry. Besides the fact that it didn't work, it was just a regular shampoo that cleansed hair well and not over-drying. The smell was alright, too. I used it for so long because I was just tired of searching for another one and this didn't give me any actual problems.


Brows -L'Oreal Paris -x Isabel Marant Wanted Brow Gel

on 3/19/2019 5:32:00 PM

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At first, like many people I was intrigued by the L'Oreal Paris Isabel Marant capsule collection. I went for her brow gel which can double as a clear mascara (I love the latter with a stained or bold lip). What can I say? At $21, this was a rip-off and, yes, I am a fool to have parted with my money. The brush is too tiny to be used on one's eyelashes. The formula itself is weak. And, let's take a moment to consider the weird slogan on the side of the tube: "WANTED! Sometimes, to get what you want, you have to stage a hold up". Yes, I know there's a pun going on here, but that just sounds silly. And, given all the events of the last two years, kind of off-colour.


Shampoo -L'Oreal Paris -EverPure Moisture Shampoo

on 3/19/2019 10:42:00 AM

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Sulphate free is the only redeeming feature of this horrid shampoo.
I have long fine blond hair and used this in conjunction with the coordinating conditioner.
The scent was the first off putting experience, strong and evergreen smelling, but the condition my hair was left was the deal breaker.
My hair was brittle and literally straw like after washing with this. As I have always treated my hair with respect I found this product atrocious.
It did not protect my hair, it did not condition my hair, it did not conserve my color.
I kept the shampoo to use for cleaning hair brushes/combs/hair bands. I donated the conditioner.
I don’t understand how this product still exists.

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Shampoo -L'Oreal Paris -EverPure Moisture Shampoo

on 3/19/2019 9:26:00 AM

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I agree that this is not a moisturizing shampoo.. however, I don’t need moisturing shampoos, I just need to cleanse my hair without irritating my scalp or overdrying my hair. Oh and not breaking out my back or forehead. This seems to be the perfect mix so far as I’ve only used it a few times. I will check back with any changes but so far so good. I love how it smells. I use it with everpure repair conditioner bc the matching for this has isopropyl myristate and I stay far away from that bc of my acne prone skin. This combo is leaving my hair soft, not heavy and not dry, and smells great.


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

on 3/18/2019 2:53:00 AM

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I bought this foundation on a whim without first reading reviews, which was a big mistake. I take great pains to keep fragrance off my sensitive facial skin, so this was not a good choice for me. I'm disappointed in L'Oreal for even making a foundation with fragrance and didn't expect that at all. Also I found the formula too drying as the day went on and just not a good look on me at all. I have normal to dry skin, very fair, with mild rosacea on and around my nose. The coverage was good though, and I liked the pump, so I can see where this would work for oilier skin and those who don't have reactions to fragrance.. I took mine back and exchanged it for my usual L'Oreal Pro-Glow which is my go-to foundation, in addition to Clinique Superbalanced original.

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Mascara -L'Oreal Paris -Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

on 3/17/2019 8:43:00 PM

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This was a fail! One of the worst mascaras I have ever tried. It is super dry and does nothing...after a few hours it slides. I would have returned it if I hadn’t lost my receipt!


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

on 3/17/2019 4:44:00 PM

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I absolutely love this foundation. It performs so, so well on my oily-combo skin. I usually have issues with makeup wearing off my t-zone as the day progresses, and it tends to come off in splotches around my oilier areas and pores. Fresh Wear does not do this! It dries down and is transfer proof. It still looks great at the end of the day. I do have to blot from time to time, but the foundation does not look greasy - it does a really good job of absorbing the oil and keeping shine at bay.

I should also mention that I'm acne prone and have issues with products causing clogs. I've been wearing Fresh Wear almost daily for a month, and it hasn't clogged me at all.

I've found that it performs best with no primer. It actually looks stunning with Tatcha's Dewy Cream underneath - glowy and like flawless, natural skin.

I've tried 410 Ivory, 420 True Beige, and 425 Linen. I wear MAC NC15/20, MUFE HD 117 Marble, Marc Jacobs Shameless Youthful Y210, Fenty 140, EL Doublewear 1W1 Bone.

410 was slightly light, and leaning too peach for me. My undertones are warm, but yellow. 420 is my best single-shade match; it is just ever so slightly too dark and more neutral than my skin tone. 425 is more olive than 420, but too deep for me. I may buy 405 Porcelain to mix with 420 and 425 for an exact match. At $14.99 a bottle, I feel like I can afford to have three shades to get that perfect shade for me.

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Concealers -L'Oreal Paris -Infallible Full Wear Waterproof Concealer

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I have oily skin that is prone to making makeup look greasy and muddy by the end of the day so I'm always on the hunt for a long-lasting good coverage concealer.
This concealer has superior coverage! It covers up my acne scars, redness and discolouration beautifully. It also does not oxidize at all on my skin which is VERY appreciated. Still looks good by the end of my day but I do apply an oil-controlling primer beforehand.
A very small amount of product goes a long way with this stuff (I want to mention that it is important *not to apply too much product at once* or it will look cakey). I apply several dots under my eyes in a triangle going up my cheek and I'm able to blend it down to the rest of my face with no fuss.
Blends out very nicely into a demi-matte type of finish. You can easily layer it up to a super full coverage so long as you wait for the layers to dry a bit in between.

I docked off one lippie because it does and will set into any fine lines/creases you have. I found this particularly annoying the first couple of times I used it, my smile lines had very obvious concealer settled into them. To combat this I apply eyeshadow primer underneath my eyes and on my smile lines prior to the concealer and it fixes the creasing issue right up.

I find this concealer extremely comparable to Tarte Shape Tape + Too Faced Super Coverage Sculpting Concealer in more ways than one- they all have the same kind of packaging with the tube and a big doe foot applicator, a thin-ish consistency with high coverage and matte finishes. Seems to be the trend with concealers these days.
L'Oreal has provided us with a dupe that stands its ground nicely when compared to the popular high end versions. The only real con in my experience is that it has the potential to crease (unless you prep your skin properly beforehand).

I have all 3 options in my collection and would offer that the L'Oreal is a good dupe in both formula and packaging so if you do not want to shell out the money for the higher-end, don't feel the need to.
This concealer is great and I will be repurchasing over the more expensive options.

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Sunscreen -L'Oreal Paris -REVITALIFT Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 25

on 3/17/2019 10:01:00 AM

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I was looking for a daytime moisturizer with SPF for my mature, combo skin that is just starting to develop fine lines around my eyes (and a horizontal crease mid-forehead). It's a great, deep moisturizer for mature skin, especially for me in the winter, but I think in the future I would be better off with a high quality sunscreen with SPF of 50. I think 25 is too low for someone pushing 60. The price tag is a little steep for what you get. Fragrance didn't bother me.

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Mascara -L'Oreal Paris -Voluminous Mascara - Original

on 3/16/2019 9:15:00 PM

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Went on well with one coat. Two coats left lashes feeling and looking stiff.
4 hours after using, I had racoon eyes.


Lipstick -L'Oreal Paris -Color Riche Lip Colour - Cinnamon Toast

on 3/16/2019 1:32:00 AM

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This is a color that reminds me of my 90s brown- red lipsticks. It's creamy and lasts about 4 hours. I love the Color Riche line.

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Mascara -L'Oreal Paris -Miss Hippie Waterproof Mascara

on 3/15/2019 6:09:00 PM

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This mascara leaves my eyelashes so perfect, open and long. The only problem is to take it off, because it is too difficult even with different products.

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