Product Reviews by DLYNN

Lipstick - Dana Fragrance - TABU

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Feb/01/2019

MUA members who recall TABU lipstick — a popular brand sold from the 1940s to the 1990s — will be happy to know that TABU lipsticks can be found through one retailer: The Vermont Country Store.

I first bought TABU ~12 years ago when The Vermont Country Store began to offer them — having clung to a rancid '90s-era TABU in my makeup collection as a reminder of a time when lipsticks …
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Lipstick - L'Oreal Paris - Colour Riche Lipstick

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Feb/01/2019

I own quite a few L'Oreal Color Rich lipsticks. "Tropical Coral" is one of the staples in the Colour Riche line, which strikes a perfect coral-pink balance. As drugstore brands go, these are classy looking packages with decent wear time. The only thing I have ever really objected to in L'Oreal's lipstick offerings is the fragrance, which to my nose is very …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Anastasia Beverly Hills - Lip Gloss - St. Tropez

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Feb/01/2019

This lipgloss was suggested to me by the great ladies of MUA as a potential replacement for the long-discontinued Avon 24K Gold "Pink" lipstick.

St. Tropez is more of a mauve gold metallic color than a medium warm pink with gold shimmer like Avon's 24K Gold Pink lipstick; however, I love it just the same! Typically I'm more of a lipstick kind of gal than a gloss …
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Treatments (Face) - Neutrogena - Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream with Retinol & SPF 15

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Jan/28/2019

I loved the "original" version of Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Anti-Wrinkle Cream with 15 spf. It allowed me to have some of the skin-clearing benefits of Retinol without the difficulty I had making use of the much-stronger Differen — a product I was able to use when I was younger but is now too harsh for my combination but still acne-prone, middle-age skin. Unfortunately, the …Read more

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Lipstick - FLOWER Beauty - Flower Kiss Stick Velvet Lip Color (All Shades)

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Jan/15/2019

For some reason it has taken me years to fully embrace this brand even though everything I have purchased has lived up to its better-than-drugstore cosmetics advertising. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that my first Flower Cosmetics purchase consisted of a lipstick in a package like the one shown — and it was sealed so the only way to tell the color was through the bottom — which by …Read more

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Toners - Derma E - Evenly Radiant Brightening Toner

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May/15/2017

The first bottle I purchased of Derma-e Evenly Radiant Brightening Toner with Vitamin C I didn't actually go through. It expired half full and I had to toss it. It wasn't so much the toner but just the fact that I am not big on using toners as a rule because they dry out the skin and seem to make it produce more oil. Making matters worse, I developed a strong bias against toners …Read more

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Cleansers - Aveeno - Ultra-Calming Foaming Cleanser

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Apr/07/2017

My dermatologist recommended Aveeno Ultra Calming Cleanser in late 2015. I have been trying to work my way through the bottle for over a year now and haven't managed to get through it. It leaves my skin feeling tight and is too drying to use with any regularity. I do like the pump applicator and the fact that there isn't a strong fragrance. But at this point my limited experience with …Read more

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BB Cream - Aveeno - Clear Complexion BB Cream

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Apr/07/2017

Aveeno Clear Complexion BB Cream, on the very first use, immediately made its way into my eyes where it burned and smarted for hours. I have used a lot of foundations with sunscreen. I have *never* had a product of this kind migrate into my eyes that fast or burn that badly (without any exposure to heat or sweating). Coverage is uneven and it appears cakey when powder is applied atop this …Read more

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Cleansers - Jergens - All-Purpose Face Cream

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Feb/01/2017

2019 UPDATE

I came to appreciate Jergen's All-Purpose Face Cream chiefly for the fact that it is more effective — compared to harsher chemical peels — at dislodging keratin plugs from pores, providing one follows the time-consuming, old-time technique of rubbing the cream into the face in a circular pattern for five minutes per day at least once a week. (I'm thinking that part …
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Powder - Aziza - Cream to powder foundation

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Jan/23/2017

This product is dirt-cheap and surprisingly effective. As others have noted, it's not a cream but a powder that has the coverage of a foundation. It spreads readily, offers enough coverage to conceal a blemish if need be and lasts for hours. I bought mine in the color "Jasmine", a color that is unusual in that it neither looks too orange or too pink or too chalky (white), which is …Read more

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