Product Reviews by BayRidge

Brows - Glossier - Boy Brow

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Apr/11/2016

Based on the reviews, I seem to be the target for this product (naturally bushy eye brows). In spite of this, I am not a fan. Why not? Because my brow hairs are also long & this doesn't hold them in place. Granted I need a wax for some of the more... quirky hairs... but I just don't understand the hype for this product when there are other tinted brow gels that do the exactly same …Read more

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Lips - Glossier - Generation G

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Mar/28/2016

Edit to add: Glossier customer service is top notch - I told them my gen G fell out of the tube, they immediately sent a new one. Well done chaps!

I have nothing to add that cbagle and KLocke haven't covered already, just thought it would be worth reviewing from a slightly older perspective.

I have Like & Crush - Like is okay, but too much work to get any color …
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Sunscreen - TATCHA - Silken Pore Perfecting Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 35

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Dec/04/2015

In a way, I am grateful I didn't fall in love with this exorbitantly priced sunscreen. My wallet thanks me. What I am sad about is that my quest for a truly transparent high ZO based sunscreen continues. And despite the fact that it doesn't agree with my skin (normal to dehydrated) I can't deny that it is a lovely product. Not $68 lovely though.

The good:
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Masks - Mizon - Multi Function Formula Snail Wrinkle Care Sleeping Pack

5.0
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Dec/02/2015

When I first heard about "sleeping packs" or "sleeping masks" I was super skeptical. Isn't this just a glorified heavy moisturizer? Whatever your take is on this trend, this particular product is superb.

I have been using this every night for 2 weeks (after my slathering of lotions & potions) and have been waking up with clear, bouncy skin. Yes, bouncy. A …
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Pressed Powders - MAC Cosmetics - Prep + Prime CC Colour Correct Pressed Powder

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Dec/02/2015

I too have this in the peachy color (Adjust) and I too love this product.

Want to add warmth to your face without the use of a bronzer? Adjust is the product for you. It gives just enough lift during the gloomy winter days to bring my face back to life. On the days I forget to use this, I miss it. And trust me, its pretty fool proof - you'll have to work hard to apply too much …
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BB Cream - Embryolisse - Secret de Maquilleurs BB Cream SPF 20

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Dec/02/2015

I really enjoy this product with a key caveat -

Its a strange warm color (which European brands seem to love) that I don't believe will suit all skin tones. I am about an NW20-25 and couldn't wear this alone at least not in the wintertime when I'm closer to NW20. I do, however, very much like to use it to color correct my whitening high ZO% sunscreens. In that respect …
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Treatments (Eye) - Mizon - Collagen Power Firming Eye Cream

5.0
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Nov/28/2015

Mizo claims this contains 42% Marine Collagen. Now from what I understand, topically applied collagen doesn't really do anything for the skin - it sounds impressive, but the reality is that its not a serious active.

Nor do I find this the most hydrating of eye creams. I have to use another cream over this to help with my pesky fine lines.

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Moisturizers - Embryolisse - Lait-Crème Concentrè (24-Hour Miracle Cream)

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Nov/28/2015

This is a no-frills basic moisturizer which has become a victim not only of the hype machine but also of egregious mark ups. I happen to love this moisturizer because it does what it says on the tin - gives me hydrated, supple skin that doesn't dehydrate by mid day. It allows me to use slightly stronger actives (P50 & BHA) without fear of flakes.

And yes, make up goes over …
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Concealers - Dior - Skin Star Concealer

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Jul/12/2015

This concealer would be quite nice if it wasn't for one thing - it disappears after 2-3 hours. Seriously. With primer, without primer, powdered, different moisturizers, any which way I've tried it,it's still gone. And who has time to re apply so often?

By Terry, Ellis Faas, even Kiko Cosmetics are far better. This one is a big fat pass.

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Cleansers - Banila Co - Clean it Zero Cleansing Balm - Original

3.0
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Apr/04/2015

(I use the Radiance one).

This is a great oil/balmy type cleanser meaning it removes absolutely anything you have on your face without drying or tightness. Note that I don't wear a lot of makeup, nothing waterproof on a day to day basis. But in my experience, to quote some you tubers, it does what it says on the tin.

However, if you do use makeup or SS that is very …
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