Foundations -CLINIQUE -CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup

on 9/20/2018 6:40:00 AM

I remember when Clinique released all of their CliniqueFIT products, and I remember briefly scanning many of their ingredients list and not being super impressed. Recently I was at the Cosmetics Company Store and I saw a few of the CliniqueFIT products for decent prices so I picked up their CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup SPF 40 to give it a try. Actually, I really liked how this "foundation" looked aesthetically. This applies easily with a damp beauty blender since it is basically a very liquid formula. This sets reasonably quickly to a very matte finish. I thought this help up okay through heat and humidity as well as a good workout. This didn't settle into fine lines much either. What I didn't like about this is that denatured alcohol (the bad, drying kind) is way up there in the ingredients list. I also feel like my skin didn't like other factors about this because I ended up with a couple breakouts that I attribute to the CliniqueFIT Workout Makeup. Really wish they could have make this either without or using much, much less denatured alcohol. My video review can be seen here:




Lipstick -Maybelline New York -Color Sensational (All Shades)

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

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I have pigmented lips and this goes on sheer on me. Layering several times does not work, it cannot cover the dark edges of my lips. Also doesn't last on me. Texture is okay, though.

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Lipstick -Maybelline New York -Super Stay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

on 9/20/2018 6:22:00 AM

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I bought two colors of this lipstick after reading all the rave reviews about how long lasting this is. I am very disappointed to find out that this does not work on me. It is not long lasting on me, even compared to lipsticks that are only one-third of its price (this is sold for more than $10 USD in my country). It crumbles in the inner part of my mouth, fading starts there even before I eat. It goes on dry, and the colors look so bad on me, the mauve color people rave about looks like tipex on me. The red one also doesn't suit me. I tried several times to make this work, but just didn't work on me. I gave mine away.
PS. I'm not saying all Maybelline products are bad, I used to love their bullet lipstick in the black packaging (sorry I forget the name). That one went smoothly, affordable and had great color selection even though I have to reapply them often.


Polishes -Essie -fall for NYC

on 9/20/2018 5:52:00 AM

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This is a lovely creamy , dusty, pumpkin coloured orange polish from Essie's 2018 Fall Collection. It was a little bit streaky on the first coat but evened out nicely with the second. A word of warning..it is a very liquidy polish so don't load too much polish on the brush. It's a nice unusual colour... perfect for the Autumn.

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Sunscreen -Biologique Recherche -Protection U.V. Broad Spectrum SPF 25

on 9/20/2018 5:49:00 AM

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Unlike the previous reviewer, I was lucky enough to receive several samples of this sunscreen both in Japan and Austria, so I didn`t waste my hard earned cash on this. I am also a big fan of the BR line, so I was expecting to fall in love with this sunblock, but upon opening my first little tube, I was shocked to feel some gritty solids in the milky cream, which while not terribly irritating, still odd to apply. Thankfully there were no scents and I didn`t turn into a greasy mess, like the reviewer before me, but the finish certainly is not on the matte side, either. As far as cast, I have really fair skin, and this formulation is an odd yellow, watery milk, so no issues there for me. The problem was that when I tried to apply whatever other base make up, whether it was CC cream or foundation, a lot of the sunscreen solid bits which I thought I had blended out, balled up with bits of foundation and started peeling off my face. This goes for all my favorite foundations, including a cushion, so I thought perhaps the sample I had received was expired, no way could BR release such a dud. Then a few weeks later in Vienna I have received more, samples of the same sunscreen, which were exactly the same as the first sample I got in Japan. So, if the product balls up, I have to seriously ask myself just how much protection does it actually offer my skin? I would never buy the full size, although I love other BR products. Whoever approved this for release needs to recall and go back to the drawing board because you`re giving your company a bad reputation.

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Mascara -L'Oreal Paris -Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara

on 9/20/2018 5:21:00 AM

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I don't like this. I bought it because it's a tubing formula, but it doesn't look good on my lashes - it's clumpy and doesn't build well. I get spidery lashes - when the lashes look kinda kinky instead on having a smooth curve. When I try to apply a second layer, it looks better, but is still clumpy and is difficult to work with. I also don't like the shape of the wand - it's kinda like a long hourglass shape. I don't understand... who wants the tip of the want to be *wider* than the rest of the wand??? The shape of the wand sometimes pushes random lashes upwards and can make them look wonky, like lash extensions can look when they begin to grow out. Finally: this dries out really fast (under a month). If you for some reason like this mascara, I think you would enjoy the Gigi Hadid for Maybelline one better - at least that one doesn't dry out as fast.

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Toners -HADA LABO -Super Hyaluronic Acid Moisturizing Lotion

on 9/20/2018 5:12:00 AM

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The first japanese product that i have ever tried. It's just an okay product nothing special. But i dont think that it can be a solution for dry skin since my skin is still dry and even flaky in the winter when using it. It's lightweight so it will work for oily skin

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Liquid -GUERLAIN -Lingerie De Peau Aqua Nude Foundation

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This foundation will be excellent for oily skin. I have very dry cheek so I'm not reaching for this often.
But the foundation itself is lovely,
the color is fantastic, the texture is easy to blend, dry to a matte finish , your skin will look like you have a gorgeous veil,
it's very pretty.
I do recommend this to oily skin or normal skin.
and it have Guerlain significant smell. I dont mind with fragrance.
I'm in 00N Porcelain .
( my color in Bobbi Brown serum foundation is 00Porcelain, my fav foundation),in Mac , I'm around NW 010-015.

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Cleansers -SHISEIDO -Senka Perfect Whip Cleansing Foam

on 9/20/2018 4:19:00 AM

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It's a huge no for me since i have dry skin. It did clean my skin but at the same time, it makes my skin like a sahara desert. This little guy plays a role in " say bye to japanese stuffs"

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Loose Powders -Dior -Diorskin Nude Air Loose Powder

on 9/20/2018 4:16:00 AM

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I paid 50 euro for this stuff and trust me it's totally worth the money. This one is a game changer for me. I have been trying many kind of japanese powder and all of them dried out my skin really bad and they didn't look natural one me, which is a meh cause im a huge fan of natural makeup. I love everything about this like the packaging, the puff, the texture, the finish etc. It has a natural ,dewy finish ( can you believe it ? dewy finish for a setting powder ????) and i bought the 020 tone and it suits my skin so well. My holy grail and a bye-bye to all japanese products (skin care and makeup), drug store setting powder.

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Treatments (Face) -Unlisted Brand -Mentholatum - Melano CC Intensive Anti-Spot Essence

on 9/20/2018 4:08:00 AM

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First of all, it's a LAA type and this kind of packaging really help to slow down the oxidation. However, this product didn't do it's job. In fact, i dont even know why people are crazy about it. It's just a so-so product like without it in my skincare routine, my skin still looks fine and sometimes it even looks better (??). The only thing that i love about it is the smell, it has the smell of lemon, which is really refreshing. About the texture, it like water with a little bit of oily feeling maybe because of the vitamin e in the ingredients.

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Blush -Unlisted Brand -Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Petal

on 9/20/2018 3:38:00 AM

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Yes, I sprung for this--I'm such a sucker for cream/stick blush. The frenzy surrounding Westman Atelier seems to have died down temporarily (at least until new shades or a new product is introduced), I'm glad I splurged on this blush. Petal comes egregiously overpackaged in a magnetized, thick, heavy tube (as you can seen in the photo) with a clear protector that snaps on top of the blush tube to protect the product and keep it hydrated. It swivels up easily and looks elegant, but makes for difficult storage (it sticks to everything metal), and doesn't aid in applying the blush--in fact, it can be a bit of a hindrance if you have small hands. But that aside, Petal is a gorgeous shade in a great formula. It's a lovely, neutral/cool deep pink/rose shade (the shade in the photo is quite accurate) that's translucent, yet surprisingly well pigmented. I dabbed it on my skin straight from the tube and thought I'd overdone it, but it blended out amazingly easily (with a combination of patting and gently swirling with a finger) to a lovely, natural, glow-y (without shimmer), translucent flush. It also felt quite--well, almost wet--when I applied it, but it dried down nicely without losing that glow. It wasn't particularly hot today, but it looked as it did when applied when I removed it several hours later. It's a beautiful product with a lovely texture and color, but obviously you're paying $50 for the Westman name and the packaging, not for the 0.21 oz of product. Although I understand Westmore's passion for skincare ingredients in foundation, I don't think they have the same importance in blush. It's lovely, but I think the same look can be achieved with NARS Sheer Multiples, Armani's A-Line blushes, or even Glossier Cloud Paints. I'll enjoy this while it lasts, but I don't think it unique enough to repurchase.

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Concealers -Maybelline New York -Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment Concealer

on 9/20/2018 3:34:00 AM

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The product takes forever to come up onto the sponge when you first open it. I use it for my under-eye area and the coverage is ok but not great. The concealer quickly settles into creases and makes the eye area appear dry. I wouldn't buy this again.


Sunscreen -KANEBO -Allie extra UV gel mineral moist SPF 50 PA+++

on 9/20/2018 3:03:00 AM

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Well it's not that great except the fact that it did gave my skin a nice glow but then it toned down like crazy like a really dark yellow tone ( i dont know why and it was a little bit shock because i have pink undertone). Also it has white cast and trust me dont use it as a primer. I used cushion foudation and it slipped right after 3 hours and when i use a makeup wipe, there is a yellow to orange tint on the wipe. I didn't have the same experience when i use the skin aqua tone up suncreen.
And the price is not good in my county. I paid almost 20$ for a minisize one.

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Mascara -SHISEIDO -Integrate Matsu-Iku Girl Magical Lash Curl Mascara

Integrate Curl Waterproof Mascara is the best drugstore waterproof mascara I've used in a while. It comes with a uniquely flat applicator that allows you to reach any part of the lashes at ease. Here's a summary of its pros and cons based on my experience.

What's Great?
1. Easy and Mess-free Application
2. Absolutely Clump Free
3. Lovely Doll-Eye Effect
4. Curls Hold for Hours
5. Yes, it is Waterproof
6. No Overpowering Smell or Fume
7. Affordably-Priced

What's Bad?
1. Slight Smudges with Sebum Contact

Full review, before-after photos and product recommendation at bit.ly/2ODPMUh

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