Highlighters -Rimmel -Good to Glow in 03 Soho Glow

on 12/16/2017 5:05:00 PM


This is like a moisturiser with a very subtle pearly glow. It doesn't work as a highlighter on my very fair skin as it is darker than my skin. I then tried mixing it with my sunscreen. This gave me a nice bit of natural colour like I'd just gotten a nice golden tan. The scent I love, its very very light and smells just like the beach! But will never use this product again as it clogged my pores soooo bad. From using ONE time, three days later I STILL had this shimmery beige colour coming off on my toner pad all over my face. Worse, I had see darker shimmery beige clogs dots all over my nose where the product had sunk into my pores with clogged product that even a scrub and washing my face 6 times couldn't remove (I wash twice a day). As the product is darker than my skin, those pores looked gross. I had to go get extractions and she said "what have you been using?? Its like little shimmery thick plugs coming out or your nose. Ugg! Never again.

Eyes -Lancome -XL primer for lashes

on 12/16/2017 5:00:00 PM

It lifts my super straight lashes and makes them longer but dries too fast(in the tube). And i also think the brush is poor for such a pricey product.

Mascara -L'Oreal -Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

on 12/16/2017 4:58:00 PM


This is my favorite mascara! It makes my lashes fluffy, full, and doesn't smudge. Would buy again.

Mascara -Smashbox -Photo Finish Lash Primer

on 12/16/2017 4:55:00 PM

Nice brush but it does nothing!(i suppose the formula is wrong). No volume, no length, nothing.

Mascara -Dior -Diorshow Maximizer 3D Triple Volume Plumping Lash Primer

on 12/16/2017 4:53:00 PM


Nice brush, seperates the lashes and makes them fuller. The formula is thick enough to add length and volume. It also helps to hold a curl.

Mascara -Yves Saint Laurent -The shock

on 12/16/2017 4:44:00 PM


It adds volume and length but also clumps. It sticks my lashes together at the second layer. Nice hourglass shaped brush but the formula is heavy and sticky.

Skincare - Body -Unlisted Brand -Karuna Age-Defying+ Hand Mask

on 12/16/2017 4:41:00 PM

I wash my hands a lot, so they’re always parched. Winter is especially rough. These gloves helped prevent a crack from forming on one of my fingers, which would have been painful. But I also don’t think it did anything different than two nights of Neutrogena’s Norwegian formula hand cream does. I felt a little weird massaging the gel in the gloves around, but my hands did look moisturized and plump in the morning after wearing them all night inside cotton gloves. There was no moisturizing benefit felt after that next day was up. My recommendations to whip your dry hands into shape: open the package of these and lay them out, making sure to separate the paper layers at the top so you can slip your hands in easily; use a moisturizing hand scrub and lightly rinse; put these gloves on, securing them tightly, and massage your hands per the instructions; put cotton gloves or even socks on your hands on top of the gloves and go to sleep. You can use your favorite quick dry hand lotion (like OPI Avojuice in Sweet Lemon Sage) during the day, but use the Neutrogena at night for sure. I put gloves on top in case I touch my face at night. It’ll take a few nights, but your hands will slowly return from the dead and stop looking parched and lined. TL;DR: these will help temporarily, but don’t expect the effects to last. I think they’d be great the night before your engagement shoot, wedding day, or any other time your hands will be photographed.

Eyeliner -Lise Watier -noir encre liquid liner

on 12/16/2017 4:33:00 PM

ok so for normal people that don't have an eye smudging problem like I do, this will last and last all day. I applied it and I got 5 hours out of it after I noticed some smudging. it does say smudgeproof and water resistant but if you get caught in the rain it will come off. I do love the brush and that its a matte black colour. to make it last and last what I do is apply this, let it dry and then apply my estee lauder double wear liquid liner on top especially at the outer corner. works like a charm. I will keep buying this bc its a great base for the estee lauder liquid liner as im not a fan of the brush. you cannot create a cat eye properly with estee lauder but very easy with the lise watier. I would definitely try this if youre looking for a liquid liner thats matte black with a thin brush.

Makeup Brushes -E.L.F. -foundation blurring brush

on 12/16/2017 4:28:00 PM

I bought this thinking I could apply blush with it. its a bit to hard for that so I started using it to brush my foundation after I apply it. it works great. I see a difference. it makes your foundation much smoother and slightly air brushed. the price was great. i paid next to nothing for it. im really happy with it

Masks -Unlisted Brand -When Makeup Base Sheet Mask

on 12/16/2017 4:18:00 PM


I bought this to use before my wedding, but I was so rushed that morning that I didn’t have time to use it. I finally cracked it open this week. Man alive is the mask itself neat. It feels like a gel mask and I loved it. The essence on the mask was slightly moisturizing, but I don’t feel like it was even remotely close to being a primer. I had enough essence left to try it again a few days later. (The package honestly has another whole inch of essence left in the package after two uses, and it’s been open for a week. If you have a reusable mask to slather this under or you’re willing to use your fingers, you can really get your money’s worth out of this by clipping the package shut or putting it in a bag.) After smoothing it on with my fingers, I still didn’t feel like it was a good primer. I broke out after using it both times, which may or may not be related to this mask. I would try another mask with this type of “paper,” but I wouldn’t repurchase it in the makeup base formula.

Cleansers -Cosrx -Low pH Good Morning Gel Cleanser

on 12/16/2017 3:48:00 PM


I had been wondering if this cleanser was causing me some issues. I like the strong tea tree fragrance, but this gel left my skin incredibly Sahara desert dry after using it. It didn’t matter if I used it with my Clarisonic (lathers great, lots of bubbles!) in a steaming hot shower or on my fingers with cold water. After beginning to use this, I started breaking out in copious amounts of whiteheads and hard, large cystic acne that took several weeks to flatten out. It was all over my chin, my mouth, my jawline from ear to ear. You’d think it was hormonal, too, right? My chest started breaking out, and acne there can take up to a year for me to eliminate. (Since my closet is full of mid chest crewneck and v neck tees, I need my chest to be acne free or I can only wear the same five high neck shirts over and over.) The whole area around my eyes and ears is horribly itchy to the point where I cut my very nice long nails off this very morning because I couldn’t stop mindlessly scratching my itchy areas. Reading cider8’s comment about fungal acne was like a 2x4 to the face. I have type two diabetes, kept in check with diet and exercise, but I’m very sensitive to sugar in my diet. If the saccharomyces ferment in this has been the cause of my issues, I’ll be glad I stopped using it. I have some OTC topical yeast killers on hand already because I’m just prone to that kind of infection. I am beyond grateful that I checked reviews on MUA for this today. Maybe I can get my acne to slow down (it’ll always be there, alas) by discontinuing this cleanser. If it doesn’t help, I’ll update. But so far, between this and the acne dots, CosRX is Insta-pretty with their attractive minimalist packaging but their products don’t deliver for me.

Liquid -Dior -Diorskin Airflash


I love this product. Very light on the skin.

Foundations -Too Faced -Born This Way Foundation

on 12/16/2017 3:38:00 PM


Everyone has different skin and different overall needs based on these low reviews, but I really love this foundation! I'm 48, combo skin, no crazy wrinkles yet, and normally wear MAC Face and Body, or Becca Aqua Luminous(as far as liquids). Born TW has a bit more coverage than the MAC or Becca, and just wears really well on my combo mature skin. I apply with a damp Beauty Blender, set with Born This Way Ethereal loose setting powder, a spray of MAC fix+, and I'm good to go till about 5 hours when I oil blot with a blotting sheet, and tap on some MAC Next to Nothing Blot compact.. Definitely recommend.

Mascara -BeneFit Cosmetics -Roller Lash

on 12/16/2017 3:33:00 PM


Initially, it gives beautiful lashes but as the day progresses i'll see a dark shadow under my eyes. By the end of the day I have panda eyes and it's pain to remove. It's a pass for me.

Candles -Unlisted Brand -Better Homes & Gardens Tarts- Any/All

on 12/16/2017 3:15:00 PM

I usually won't buy any fragrance/home fragrance product without being able to sniff first, but these were US$2 apiece, so what the heck. I got Peppermint Marshmallow and Stormy Autumn Night.

Peppermint Marshmallow is a strong, syrupy sweet minty scent; it's almost menthol. I don't smell any marshmallow per se; just the very very heavy sweetness. Think sugary Carmex, and you can smell Peppermint Marshmallow in your mind.

Stormy Autumn Night is eau de cheap men's deodorant spray with lots of fake coconut. I was kind of expecting a cheap smelling cologne odor, but not the "coconut." The tart itself is a beautiful shade of blue, however.

To their credit, both Peppermint Marshmallow and Stormy Autumn Night have great throw. One cube is enough for my small tart warmer, and fills the room with fragrance.

I'm not a wax melt expert; I've only been using them for a couple of years, sticking to a couple of e-tailers who I was pleased with on the first pass. If it isn't broken, don't fix it, right? The BH&G tarts are much harder, and take a lot longer to melt, which also makes it more difficult to clean my tart warmer dish. Back to my etailer tarts!

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