Product Reviews by Gadgeteer

Foundations - Dermablend - flawless creator foundation drops

5.0
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10 months ago

I ran into Ulta on my way to work because what I was wearing on my face was a disaster and I'd seen this on YouTube (it seems to have sent to a lot of makeup reviewers there). And, yes I bought it even though the CoverFX drops never lived up to their promise. This was after I vowed never to fall for a YouTube video again. Anyway...

This foundation is the most like skin that …
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Misc Beauty Tools - Tweezerman - pointed tweezers

5.0
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Dec/28/2017

I purchased the Tweezerman pointed stainless tweezers in a nifty tube that included the stainless slanted tweezers. I don't see it on the Sephora site anymore but, considering the cost of them individually, the $35 I paid for both was a relative bargain. I've compared them to my Revlon and no-name brands and, yes, the quality is higher and they are larger but, seriously, $24 for …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Olay - Regenerist Luminous Overnight Facial Mask Gel Moisturizer

1.0
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Dec/28/2017

I feel this was a quick entry into the overnight mask market. I got it awhile ago while shopping in Target and chose it over Laneige for some reason (price? parabens?). First knock against it is the scent. Please cut out the scenting, Olay. Please.

Second, it doesn't hydrate any better than my usual moisturizers or oil. Not even a little, itty, bitty bit. Plain ol' Micro …
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Moisturizers - Olay - Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream fragrance-free

5.0
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Dec/28/2017

Thing is, how can you tell if the magical ingredients in a product are working miracles or if the results come from a diligent skin care routine? I do wonder that as I review this but I will tell you that it absorbs and moisturizes superbly and the vitamins in it provide a little tingle that makes me feel like I've really done something. And, that's quite enough for me …Read more

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Eye Makeup Remover - Too Faced - Mascara Melt Off

5.0
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Dec/28/2017

I was surprised by the low score for this product. Perhaps others have higher expectations than I. All I wanted was something to help me get rid of mascara without requiring I torture my eyelids and the skin around my eyes. Seriously, my cleansing water does its thing but I often have to rub vigorously and at my age I can't afford to remind that area it's time to wrinkle or those …Read more

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Moisturizers - Olay - Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream (NEW March 2013 Formula)

2.0
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Dec/17/2017

Good golly but this cream is over-scented. The texture is good. It's rich but not in a greasy way, more like a thick, creamy gel in consistency. Hydrates well but the scent, oh the scent. It is so overpowering I can't even use it on my hands. I've ordered the fragrance-free version because I do believe it'll be a good, plumping hydrator year-round

I'm not a …
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Mascara - COVERGIRL - LashBlast Super Sizer Mascara

2.0
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Dec/17/2017

The wand for The Super Sizer is great - a thin plastic with spiraling short bristles that are supposed to help curl the lashes as you apply the mascara.Well, if the formula was better that might have happened but, alas.

First of all, the mascara is still too wet after two weeks. Second, it's the dickens to remove. I've used waterproof mascara before but removing this took …
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Moisturizers - CeraVe - Healing Ointment

5.0
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Dec/15/2017

I picked up two purse size tubes of the Cerave ointment on a whim. I usually keep the same size Aquaphor in my purse, my night table, in my desk at work - you get the idea - but Cerave products have worked for me before and, frankly, Aquaphor is the same as Vaseline, in my opinion. Like Aquaphor this is great for the lips, the hands, cuticles, etc. but I never, ever considered putting it under …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Eyes

5.0
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Dec/09/2017

I have the original Real Techniques set with the thick bristled slanted brush. My brow powders come with more precise, if mini, brushes that I use instead but I've recently added a brow gel to my routine and it requires a brush slimmer than that RT original. I was thrilled to come upon this Eyes pack in Harmon's and didn't even read what they were designed for (eyeliner, as it …Read more

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Cleansers - Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Waterproof

5.0
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Aug/27/2017

I originally ordered this without ever trying it via Amazon Subscribe and Save. Prior, I preferred oil cleaners for removing makeup, especially eye makeup. And, my first uses of this had me wishing for it again. After going through several bottles, you can rightly say I'm now sold on this stuff.

All that's required is a quick shake because it separates and then application to …
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