Product Reviews by Banjos

Treatments (Face) - Deciem - The Ordinary Mandelic Acid + HA

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fromBanjos

2 months ago

I do not use this all over my face but mostly just on the blackheads and whiteheads on my nose. It feels oily going on but dries to a not-oily finish. A little goes a long way. The blackheads are still there but smaller and lighter; much less noticeable. Usually, I use it over Azelaic Acid 15% and have only had one time that it caused skin peeling in the nasal troughs. It really makes the …Read more

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Toners - Dickinson's Brands - Hydrating Toner with Rosewater

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fromBanjos

4 months ago

I have been a long-time, satisfied user of Thayer's Alcohol-Free Witch Hazel (I prefer the original to the scented ones) so I will compare Dickinson's with Thayer's. Both are alcohol-free. Dickinson's first ingredient is witch hazel distillate, and it is strong witch hazel. If my skin has even a slight irritation, this actually briefly burns. The third ingredient is …Read more

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Liquid - NYX Professional Makeup - Bare With Me Tinted Skin Veil

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fromBanjos

5 months ago

I purchased the color Vanilla Nude for my NC15 tone skin. It is described as a light neutral beige but it leans more toward warm. I apply with my fingers; the product is fairly thick but blends beautifully and does not accent lines or skin texture. No breakouts have happened. I thought this might be more of a tinted BB cream but it is surprisingly good at evening skin tone and minimizing …Read more

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Shampoo - L'Oreal Paris - ELVIVE Extradordinary Oil Nourshing Shampoo

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fromBanjos

6 months ago

I purchased the formula for dry hair. If you have fine, delicate, damaged, colored hair, this is really worth trying. I love the way it does not weigh down my hair but imparts shine and silkiness. My hair is tangle-free, and I now only have to use 1/8 tsp. of conditioner on the hair ends only. I like Suave Professionals but this is so much better. Being able to use less conditioner allows me …Read more

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Powder - NYX Professional Makeup - Hydra Touch Powder Foundation

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fromBanjos

Jul/11/2018

I purchased this product in the lightest shade available at my Walgreens, Natural. In the compact, it looks right for my NC15 skin but this stuff oxidizes like nobody's business. It turns very yellow and the results are quite patchy, even using different tools, including the foam puff located in the bottom of the compact. My face looks grungy/dirty. This one is going into the trash. NYX …Read more

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Fragrances - Thierry Mugler - Angel Eau de Parfum

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fromBanjos

Jun/29/2018

I never purchased this but have used it. I find the scent sickening. To make things worse, it lasts forever, even a little after bathing. It has pretty strong sillage, too. All this would be great if I liked the scent. Maybe, it is the patchouli that I find so offensive although I can tolerate patchouli in moderation. Everyone has different tastes in fragrances and many like this …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - EcoTools - Total Perfecting Blender

5.0
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fromBanjos

Jun/26/2018

I second what the last reviewer said. This sponge is the most versatile shape with a round end for bouncing, two flat surfaces for smoothing, and 'tips' that allow application in tight facial areas. It is exceptionally soft but does not absorb (waste) as much product as most sponges I have previously used. The cost is reasonable and it has held up well for me with many different …Read more

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Brows - NYX Professional Makeup - Micro Brow Pencil

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fromBanjos

Jun/16/2018

This is a slightly darker and micro-version of Maybelline Total Temptation Brow Definer in the shade Blonde. I have this in Taupe but it is somewhat warmer than most pencils labeled Taupe......nothing extreme. Because I have damaged these types of pencils in the past by ramming the wrong cap onto the pencil, I throw away the cap for the spoolie. It is not as hygienic but better than damage. I …Read more

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Lipstick - L.A. COLORS - Natural Shine

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fromBanjos

Apr/17/2018

I have passed this by many times at Dollar Tree, thinking it would not look as good applied as it does in the tube. After reading a couple of good reviews from MUA posters, I bought it. Now, I will go back and buy a second tube! It is a beautiful neutral muted pink...not frosty, not chalky, not too shiny or too matte. I can use it successfully with either a warm or cool lip liner. It wears …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - EcoTools - Ecofoam Makeup Sponge

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fromBanjos

Apr/07/2018

This is a bright green sponge I purchased at Walmart. One end is rounded and the other is narrow and squared off. I would prefer one end to have a small point. As soon as I used it, I threw away my other sponges because this one is so superior. It is very soft but does not absorb as much product as do most damp sponges. My liquid foundations look so much better and more even. Ecotools has a …Read more

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