Product Reviews by A88A

Lip Treatments - Peter Thomas Roth - Un-Wrinkle Lip

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Nov/05/2016

I've been using this stuff faithfully every night for about 5 years, and I can say that although the results are subtle, they are there. I started when I noticed dark and/or glossy lip products feathering in the tiny vertical lines around my lips- the vermillion border, since I've always wanted to throw that into a sentence :) I read up on lip treatments, and was interested in the PTR …Read more

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Bronzers - SHISEIDO - Bronzer Oil-Free

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Feb/18/2016

This is my second-favorite bronzer, after Guerlain's Terracotta 4 seasons in 00 Nude. I bought this to replace the Guerlain, as I was panning that unevenly due to favoring two of the quadrants more than others, and the weird pannage caused it to break. In my opinion, the Shiseido in 1 is slightly inferior to the lighter flesh tone shades in the Guerlain compact (I never made much use of the …Read more

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Cleansers - Dior - Instant Gentle Cleansing Oil

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Dec/26/2015

I used to make my own oil cleansers very cheaply, and enjoyed my brief DIY project. However, I missed the luxury of a finished product, and a fancy bottle to admire on my sink. I received a small sample of this almost 2 years ago in a Sephora 500 point perk. I was expecting to hate it, and I didn't think an oil cleanser that didn't actually contain any oil would actually remove my …Read more

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Fragrances - Estée Lauder - Aerin Lauder Rose de Grasse Parfum

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Dec/18/2015

Oh man, this is a thing of beauty. My husband and I are closing on a house in a few days, and I bought this anyway. That should tell you that Rose de Grasse is something special. I live in Austin, and our state capitol building has one of the most beautiful, fragrant rose gardens I've ever seen. I work close to the building, so I frequently take walks on the capitol grounds on my lunch …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - CHANEL - Hydra Beauty Micro Serum

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Aug/09/2015

UPDATE 12/18/2015: I just purchased my 3rd bottle, and it's still my favorite moisturizer. I noticed that my initial review was written after I'd purchased my second. I tend to use 1 pump per day, except for a week of vacation where I doubled up on it day and night. That would mean I get about 4-4 1/2 months per bottle, in case anyone is curious as to how long a bottle lasts with …Read more

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Fragrances - Narciso Rodriguez - Narciso Musc oil

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Jan/19/2015

I am such a rabid fan of the original Narciso Rodriguez For Her Musc oil that I bought this unsniffed. I'm not unhappy with it, but I doubt I'd repurchase. It's an absolute dead ringer for Coty's 90s monster ballad Vanilla Fields. Musky vanilla; that's it. I haven't smelled the Narciso EDP, so I don't know how this compares, but seeing as how no one else seems …Read more

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Pressed Powders - MAKE UP FOR EVER - HD Pressed Powder Finishing Powder

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Jul/18/2014

I seem to be the lone naysayer at the moment, but I did not find this to be translucent. I do have fair skin, but it's also extremely oily. The powder is very soft and buttery, but it also left me with chalky, cakey clumps on my oily areas, especially around the sides of my nose. Granted, I would probably be able to make it work if I used blotting sheets before powdering, but I already have …Read more

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Pressed Powders - Tarte Cosmetics - Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Tinted Pressed Finishing Powder

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Jul/18/2014

I purchased this in hopes of having a powder with better oil control properties than my usual go-to pressed powder; the Chanel Poudre Universelle Compacte. It's no better for oil control, so I would not purchase it again. However, it's a very decent powder in its own right. It's white in the compact, but is completely translucent on the skin. It has very, very subtle shimmer …Read more

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Lipstick - Surratt - Lipslique in Perfectionniste

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Jul/16/2014

I've already rhapsodized enough about the beautiful, moisturizing, highly pigmented Surratt Lipslique formula in my review of the shade Rubis, so I'll keep this somewhat shorter. Perfectionniste is going to be one of my most reached for MLBBs. It's a neutral rosy pink shade that is a slightly more intense, brighter version of my own lip color. It's quite natural, and I …Read more

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Lipstick - Surratt - Lipslique in Rubis

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Jul/16/2014

This is an amazing shade of lipstick in an even more amazing formula. First, a word about the formula: I'm always on the lookout for well pigmented, balm type lipsticks because my lips are extremely prone to chapping, and this is among the best I've tried. I had to order online, because this brand is sadly exclusive to Barney's, and I live in a Barney's-less town. I was …Read more

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