Product Reviews by Dmurphy431

Treatments (Face) - SK-II - Facial Treatment Essence

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27 days ago

I did a lot of review before going full tilt and paying for this. I started with a dupe, Missha treatment essence, and used the whole bottle with some improvement in my skin texture and tone, but it was minimal. However, in researching this brand, it appeared that there was a formulation change and that the "new" formula was not anything at all like the original Missha product. I …Read more

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Mascara - Col-Lab - The Bomb Explosive Volume Mascara

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2 months ago

This is a new brand from Sally Beauty Supply, that was hyped by Tati on You Tube. Since I was in the store, I decided to try it . This is probably the WORST mascara I have every used. I have never seen so much transfer and flaking, that I had to check my face every hour and clean it up. I do not understand WHY she loves this product. I know the developers of the Col-Lab products want this to …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Colleen Rothschild - Smooth & Shine Hair Serum

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2 months ago

As with the restorative mask, this product tends to build up. I use it only on the ends of my hair, which is medium length. If I were to use it all over, it makes it greasy and limp. However, it is great for humid days here in Kansas. Just do not use it near the scalp. Smells heavenly.

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Conditioner - Colleen Rothschild - Quench & Shine Restorative Mask

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2 months ago

I am a big fan of all things Colleen Rothchild and this is no exception. It smells heavenly, and a little goes a long way, justifying the cost. I see 2 problems though, One: why is this not in a pump container instead of a jar. I have read on line that some people have decanted it into a pump. and Two: I cannot use this everyday as it seems to build up and makes my hair greasy and heavy …Read more

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Powder - MAKE UP FOR EVER - Matte Velvet Skin Powder

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2 months ago

This is getting a lot of hype on You Tube from the influencers. I thought it was a lot like Lancôme Dual Finish, although my initial impression is it is not as good. It is rather cakey and sits on top of my primer. I am going to try it again with no primer, however, I am likely going to return it, as it was $36, and I have Dual Finish and have used it for decades.

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Moisturizers - Charlotte Tilbury - Charlotte's Magic Cream

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3 months ago

I am not a fan of high end night cream, but I do like this one. I like that is disappears and leaves no greasy, tacky film on the skin and I noticed immediate softening and some line reduction because of the moisturization. That said, there are other less expensive night creams that do the same. If I had the $$$, I would buy this preferentially, but, it is very expensive.

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Brows - Urban Decay - Brow Blade

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7 months ago

This is the best brow product to come out in a long time. The tip is a fine marker that allows you to draw individual hairs on your brows. Especially good for those of us who have seen our brows recede with age. I am blonde and using the color Taupe. It is perfect for blondes without being too dark. It does not fade during the day, and stays put. It is not waterproof however. One end is …Read more

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Brows - Charlotte Tilbury - Legendary Brows Eyebrow Gel

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7 months ago

I do not understand the hype here. This is a very expensive product that has the smallest applicator I ever saw, and deposits to smallest amount of product ever. The wand has 2 parts and the wand takes up 2/3 of the packaging, so there is a very small amount that you are paying for, but you can't tell until you open it. I would not pay this much for a brow product again.

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Eye Primer - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Pro Filt'r Amplifying Eye Primer

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7 months ago

I bought this because it promised to "smooth and cover discoloration", which is not the case. This is mediocre at best and there are millions of better eye primers. I do not hate it enough to not use it up, and have stuck it in my gym bag, the repository of all makeup I didn't like enough to keep on my vanity. Not worth it.

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