Product Reviews by Emese1

Liquid - Smashbox - Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear Hydrating Foundation

5.0
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fromEmese1

10 months ago

I'm 44 and didn't think I would be looking for a long lasting fdn at this age. But when I stopped using BCP my skin started to get oily again, particularly my T-zone. I still wanted a fdn that's moisturizing enough, not mask-like or cakey but not too creamy either that would just make me shinier. After some research I found this. (I think Angie's video from Hot and Flashy was …Read more

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Lipstick - CLINIQUE - High Impact Lipstick SPF 15 - Red-y To Wear

5.0
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fromEmese1

10 months ago

First of all I'm in love with the packaging. Unique and classy silver round bullet with ridges around. I bought this l/s at the airport while browsing. I wanted a color like MAC Russian Red, but less drying. And this fits the bill. So happy with it. A neautral red, not too cool, not too warm. Just right. It's not the most moisturizing l/s I've ever used but much better than the MAC …Read more

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Lipstick - SHISEIDO - Rouge Rouge Lipstick - Toffee Apple

5.0
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fromEmese1

10 months ago

It's one of my few high end lipsticks and I was lucky to get it for half price. Yay! It's the creamiest, smoothest l/s I've ever used. I want to get more colors from thi range. Toffee Apple is a slightly warm apple red, as the name suggests. :) Not so warm that it makes your teeth yellow. Slightly warmer than MAC Russian Red. It doesn't feather or bleed. It's not the most …Read more

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Lip Treatments - La Roche-Posay - Cicaplast Levres - Barrier Repairing Balm / Baume Barriere Reparateur

5.0
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fromEmese1

10 months ago

After using The Body Shop Cocoa Butter lip balm I didn't think I would find anything better. When I couldn't find that anymore I started looking for a new one and I didn't want one with mineral oil/patrolatum, paraffin, etc. So I tried this and I was hooked. It's better than the TBS one. I have a very bad habit of chewing my lips. I apply this before going to bed and wake up …Read more

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Mascara - Lancôme - Monsieur Big Volume Mascara

5.0
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fromEmese1

10 months ago

I used two mini versions of this first and loved it. I've now bought a big one when it was for 20% off. I didn't think I would fall in love with it. I had used L'Oreal Miss Hippie before this and loved that, also. (I couldn't find it anymore where I live, though.) I think the application of the Lancome one is a bit easier. I apply a thin coat on one eye, then the other. Then I …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - La Roche-Posay - CICAPLAST BAUME B5 - Multi-Purpose/Soothing Repairing Balm

2.0
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fromEmese1

Oct/27/2017

I'm sorry to be in the minority here, but this product has not lived up to the great reviews I'm reading here in my experience.
My main problem is that even though it has a very greasy feel to it when I apply it, once it's absorbed it has a dry feel and I feel like it's actually dried out my skin.
I travelled for a few days once and this was the only non-spf …
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Fragrances - Balmain - Ambre Gris

5.0
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fromEmese1

May/24/2017

I sniffed this by chance at a department store and loved the warmth of the scent. I always thought amber was a masculine note and this fragrance does have a slight masculine vibe but it's also feminine enough for me. This is one of my go-to winter scents. I wear it when I want to feel 'powerful' and 'comfortable' at the same time. The other one is Dior Addict, which is …Read more

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Lipstick - MAC Cosmetics - Matte Lipstick - Russian Red

5.0
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fromEmese1

May/24/2017

I've only recently started wearing red lips, but I wish I haven't waited this long. I first bought a d/s l/s so if I don't like it on me I wouldn't have lost a lot of $$$. It was a L'Oreal Blake's red l/s. That one is a cooler, brighter l/s, this one is slightly warmer, I would say neutral, leaning warm l/s. I love both! Russian Red is THE classic red. I think it …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Zoeva - Luxe Cheek Finish

4.0
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fromEmese1

May/24/2017

This is my go-to blush brush. It's got white hair, a mix of natural and synthetic bristles. I love the shape, it fits my cheeks and it's not too big so it helps with precise placement of blush. I can't really use it with too pigmented blushes but I only have one of those. I use a duo fiber stippling brush for that. I gave this one 4 lippies only because it could be a little softer …Read more

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Eyeliner - MAC Cosmetics - Kajal Crayon

4.0
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fromEmese1

Apr/20/2017

I know this is a limited edition product, but hopefully MAC will make it permanent. I was looking for a liner that will stay on my upper waterline. I read really good things about this on Temptalia so I bought it in Flourish Me Deep. It's not perfect, but I can make it work. I really love the packaging and the shape. I love that it's not a pencil. I'm always freaked out I'll …Read more

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