Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

on 6/21/2018 8:53:00 AM

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Read raving reviews about it and decided to give a drugstore mascara a try. To be honest, I like nothing about it - it clumps, the brush isn't convenient to use and collects huge amount of mascara, especially on the bottom. It doesn't flake on me, but it just looks so blah that it doesn't give you the "hello beautiful" feeling you get when you put on mascara. I also read somewhere that mascara formulas are pretty much the same in terms of low- and high-end ones, it's the brush that makes the difference. So I stuck an Armani mascara brush into this tube, but didn't work either. So a big disappointment(

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Lipstick -L'Oreal -Colour Riche in Fairest Nude

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I just started exploring nude lippies. Yes I'm a little late in the game seeing how long they've been trending, but I'm pale and cool toned so I always felt discouraged in finding one that doesn't look like dirt on my skin tone. I was intrigued by this one because everyone describes it differently online. I would call this one a brown with pink undertones on my very fair cool toned skin, but it's still on the fair side. Super Opaque and you don't need that many swipes. It is as brown as I can possibly go for my complexion though! I like that it's a "true nude" on me, but I still have to wrap my head around the idea of me wearing a nude so it's going to take me some time to warm up to this one.

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Foundations -L'Oreal -Infallible Total Coverage

on 6/20/2018 7:51:00 PM

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The colours are limited in this range. I use the darkest available in the UK, Coca I think and the next one lighter Almond.

The dark one has a red undertone and is too red / deep for my my skin tone. The Almond is a huge jump in shade range...has a yellow to neutral undertone. It is too light for my skin tone. In the UK you can not return unmatched makeup. So you have to be all in if there are no testers.

So I mix up little tester pots of the 2 shades, as I have different under tones on my face, so 2 pots. Red - golden around my mouth and outer perimeter of face and under cheek bones. Neutral to yellow (in the summer months) on my forehead, nose, cheek bones. This way I also do not need to separately highlight and contour as I am lazy. I used a little moisturiser to thin it out in the pots, as the product is way too thick, this allows me to use my fingers to pat it on. This way it takes off the grey cast from my sunscreen. I also use a little powder on top and I have a natural looking base that I am happy with.

A lot of work for a product of this type, but I have found a way of using it up so a win. As for mattifying? Because I mix it with moisturiser I feel I can not comment. As for full coverage, well I do not need full coverage, but the pigmentation in this product is dense so can take a little dilution.

No I wouldn't but again due to shade range, if they had colours in my shade I might as the price is accessible for me to buy the 2 undertone shades I need. (Works out as £20 for the 2, the price of a mid range foundation).

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Cleansers -L'Oreal -Age Perfect Micellar Water

on 6/20/2018 7:07:00 PM

L'Oreal Age Perfect Micellar Water for Mature Skin. (Gold cap) 400ml for £3 - £6 depending on deals.

I use micellar water as a AM 1st cleanse and a PM 2nd cleanse. I have transferred to a foam pump bottle and use it as a face wash, whereby I rinse with water.

This is so gentle, doesn't sting my eyes and my skin is not stripped afterward. I wear water resistant SS and base makeup most days, so using this micellar water on its own is not enough. Unless I use plenty of product and cotton rounds, which I have reusable cotton rounds and I don't want the extra laundry frankly.

It has glycerin, panthenol, allantoin and hydronated castor oil, otherwise it has the same base ingredients as Garnier Pink Cap, which I find is a little drying in comparison. Both are fragerance free.

The negative is that it isn't cruelty free as I don't go out of my way for cruel products. However my skin sensitivities and wallet also strong influencers.

400ml would last me approx 4mths of use, but my 10yo son has also been using it. I RP today as I had only a few uses left.

Just because it says mature skin I would ignore, unless you have mature skin. The packaging is great but the whole in the cap can make you use more product than you need. Huge bottle though.

I live in hard water London UK and my skin type is Normal to Oily (it is in the 20's C regularly recently); prone to dehydration and acne; sensitive to certain ingredients and/or formulations.

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Polishes -L'Oreal -Color Riche Le Vernis A L’Huile - Dimanche Après Midi

on 6/20/2018 9:25:00 AM

I bought this when visiting Canada and have never seen it offered here in the US. I'm just finishing the bottle now and will miss having this colour and formula. It is a beautiful pale pink with white undertones, and the coverage is very good with it having a very thick formulation. It also applies well and the bottle design (cubed glass with gold top) is excellent quality for a drugstore brand.

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Liquid -L'Oreal -True Match Liquid Foundation (All Shades)

on 6/20/2018 8:39:00 AM

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The first foundation I ever bought.and I have been repurchasing since then because..
1)shade range:-from when I get tan to back to being pale this foundation has a shade range that caters to every skin tone out there and blends PERFECTLY like PERFECTLY
2)It doesn’t dry out skin and lasts forever and gives medium coverage nothing too heavy
3)Blushes And bronzers all work well with it and it dosnt oxidise.
4)the finish is FLAWLESS and it gives your skin a very HEALTHY glow like you have been eating healthy or something

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Hair -L'Oreal -Feria Power Reds

on 6/20/2018 6:23:00 AM

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I used power reds for probably 3 years. Loved them. About 3 months ago I bought a total of 4 boxes that didn't react when I added the ingredients. I was supposed to get a refund on 2 of them, that never arrived. I finally used one box just to see and it colored my hair cherry brown that was almost black it was so dark. I guess I have to find another color. I bought the colors at different stores, hoping. They had different lot numbers. I can't just waste money on color like that and I am too pale for almost black hair color.


Hair -L'Oreal -Feria Power Reds

on 6/20/2018 12:59:00 AM

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Very pretty color, I naturally have brown hair, I died my hair blonde, then to this color, came out like the box. I loved it, when it faded.. I bought another box.. I just finished and my hair is really dark.. more like black.. so be careful! This was a waste of my money. I should have got splat even though that’s the worst kind of dye you could get 😂


Mascara -L'Oreal -Telescopic Explosion

on 6/19/2018 10:08:00 PM

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Are you after a mascara that fans out and lengthens your lashes and lasts all day? Then, I'm sorry to say this mascara isn't for you. But if you really love the panda eye look and favour eyelashes resembling squished spiders then worry not, L'oreal's got your back girl! As an added bonus for contact lens wearers, this mascara melts with tears, rain, and lens solution, and will irritate the living daylights out of your eyes and offer a delicate grey-black tint to your lenses.

Seriously though, what were they thinking?! That little plastic wand is an abject failure in terms of separating eyelashes, and whenever I'd try to get at the lashes in the corner of my eye, I'd accidentally catch my cheek with the rod part of the wand and leave lovely thick black mascara smear lines all over it. Plus it disintegrates if it comes into water, so it'd stream into my eye, stain my lens, and leave me running to the staff bathroom to frantically irrigate my eye and clean my contact lens before re-doing my base make-up. Hugely frustrating! The end results look like crap too as it causes an ungodly amount of clumping. No joke, it was as if I was trying to emulate a Simpsons character with 3-4 giant lashes on each eyelid only. It's everything I don't want in a mascara and I can say with confidence this is the worst I have ever used. I strongly recommend avoiding this like the plague.



Brows -L'Oreal -Brow Stylist Frame & Set

on 6/18/2018 9:40:00 PM

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To give an idea I am 31. I was around during the 90's with the pencil thin brows. I've tried growing out my brows and always some how manage to over tweeze them back to almost nothing. Seriously my brows are the thickness of an normal pencil liner at their thickest.

I am trying to go with that. This was recommended by a YTer and I thought I'd try it out. Mixed with their brow gel (the brow stylist boost & set. I feel like this is a HG routing for me. On lazy days I can get away with the brow gel on its own. But together I can do a full face while keeping my brows looking fairly natural.

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Highlighters -L'Oreal -True Match Lumi Glotion natural glow enhancer

on 6/18/2018 7:38:00 PM

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I have this in the lightest shade and in the medium shade. I mix in a squirt of each into my foundation and it looks beautiful. Such a subtle lit from within look. I also use the medium shade on my collar bone and shoulders for a subtle glowy tan on my complexion). Amazing quality for drugstore.

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Conditioner -L'Oreal -EverCreme Intense Nourishing Conditioner

on 6/18/2018 7:31:00 PM

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This is a great drug store conditioner. The texture is very very thick and nourishing. I picked up a few of these for guest use at the cottage and I love it. I always test out new conditioners by air drying my hair without products to see what happens. if my hair doesn't puff up in a frizzy mess, then I'm happy with the level of hydration in the product. I tested this today and my hair dried without crazy frizzyness, so I'm happy.

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Styling Products -L'Oreal -Lock It Weather Control Hairspray

on 6/18/2018 6:25:00 PM

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Top beauty bargain buy alert!!!!
A generous amt of product with major holding power. I have fine hair but put curls in it often. It gives a good fight in humidity and pretty much non stop in regular weather. Non- crunchy or sticky. Perfect d/s hairspray.

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Skincare - Face -L'Oreal -Revitalift Volume Filler

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As I'm now over 40 and the fine lines & crow's feet are becoming a bit more apparent, I've been looking for something to use overnight on my face to help diminish the aging signs. This one seemed to get great reviews so I gave it a try. I have been using this every night now for the past 4 weeks, before bed, on my face and neck, and sadly, I have not seen a single improvement whatsoever with respect to the areas I bought it for. One thing I have noticed is that my skin is very smooth. But the lines and crow's feet are just as obvious as before. I know that these products work even better when you have a healthy lifestyle to boot (ie: drinking lots of water, getting lots of sleep...) so I've been sure to stay on top of that as well over the course of the 4 weeks. But still, nothing. I think I'll keep searching and not purchase this one again.


Primer/ Corrector -L'Oreal -Paris Studio Secrets Magic Lumi Light Infusing Primer

on 6/17/2018 6:01:00 PM

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I liked this product, but not enough to purchase it again. I have oily to normal (but more oily than not) skin and so I really need a primer to help keep me matte and keep my foundation sitting firmly in place all day. This primer smooths onto the skin nicely and provides a very pretty "glow from within", but for me it did a much better job of preventing slippage when worn under my powder foundations rather than my liquids. I do like the consistency of this product very much and didn't notice any odor. It did not make my breakout or cause any other issues with my skin. The price point is great, and I would certainly buy this again in a pinch, but I have other primers that I love more! (Urban Decay, Becca)

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