Product Reviews by Cbarnes81

Powder - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Skinfinish - Medium Plus

5.0
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24 days ago

This ties with the Hourglass Ambient powder as my favourites! I use the Hourglass if I want a more ‘made up look’ and the Mac Mineralize for day to day wear. I have strayed from Mac for many years as the market was inundated with trendier new makeup releases, that I forgot how good Mac actually is! This is an example of a well crafted powder - finely-milled, with the right balance of subtly …Read more

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Foundations - Unlisted Brand - CYO No Shine Zone Matte Foundation

4.0
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24 days ago

This is a good matte foundation. It certainly lives up to its claims. It is mattifying and kept off shine for an entire working day. There aren’t many shades available but the 207 and 208 work for me, and I am an NC 23-25. It’s a shame that the shade range is so limited, but I think CYO made up for this by choosing their shades so well. They got the undertones right, particularly for neutral …Read more

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Foundations - IT Cosmetics - Bye Bye Redness Neutralizing Color-Correcting Cream

3.0
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1 month ago

Very highly pigmented and definitely conceals any redness as its name suggests. I only need to apply very minimally to effect any coverage, and so a jar will last me a long time. The shade leans grey-ish, which is intentional, I suppose, as this serves to neutralise redness. My issue with this product is that it ultimately appears cakey and heavy even when thinly applied. It also is not …Read more

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Foundations - CYO Cosmetics - Long Lasting Foundation Lifeproof

5.0
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1 month ago

This may just be the product to finally wean myself from luxury makeup! Truly worth more than its price! To me, this is the drugstore dupe of Sensai’s Cellular Performance Cream foundation, and better even! It has the same creamy consistency that on application, bonds with the skin. Very natural-looking, skin-like, dewy and long-lasting. I wanted to mark it down a lippie for a shade range …Read more

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - Gallinée Probiotic Hydrating Face Cream

3.0
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5 months ago

I do like this cream; however, it is too expensive. There are cheaper products out there that perform just as well or better.

Pros:
- Good ingredients
- Offers a good level of hydration
- Absorbs quickly

Cons:
- The benefits are comparable to similar, yet cheaper products
- Smell - though not offensive to me, isn’t particularly pleasant …
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Concealers - Sensai - Highlighting Concealer

2.0
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7 months ago

Inasmuch as I love Sensai’s cream foundation and its mascaras, I was truly disappointed with the highlighting concealer. I bought this in the shade Sand for my NC23-25 skin tone, and I have to say the shade is fabulous. Although Sand comes out light medium olive, it works to “cool down” green/grayish dark circles under the eyes. I like that it is emollient but sets well at the same time. It …Read more

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Liquid - CHANEL - Perfection Lumiere Velvet Smooth Effect Makeup SPF15

5.0
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10 months ago

For now, I can say this is my number 1 foundation. I am not a makeup artist, but have spent a good deal trying out different foundations, mostly high end. This includes some rather obscure but highly regarded brands. I am NC25-ish and shade 30 works well for me. It gives a real medium coverage, buildable to some degree. I like this, as I believe in most cases, medium is sufficient. The …Read more

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Scrubs - Bioré - Baking Soda Cleansing Scrub

3.0
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Aug/19/2018

I am still undecided on this one. There are many things I like about it: the packaging, the feeling of tingly, scriubbed clean skin after use, and the reasonable price. However, it can sting sensitive skin (and open wounds, if present), it is difficult to rinse off completely, and if not careful, the powder can ‘escape’ before wetting in water so that one can actually accidentally inhale it. …Read more

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Highlighters - GUERLAIN - Meteorites Highlighting Powder Pearls

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Apr/25/2018

This is specifially for the Guerlain Meteorites Perles De Legende for Holiday 2016 edition, as I normally would have rated the standard version of the meteorites balls very highly. The holiday 2016 version is great for its mix of bluish-green, pink and gold balls. I think the colour mix is great. I don’t mind that it is slightly more sparkly than the standard version, cause it is still quite …Read more

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