Product Reviews by Gendarmerie

Moisturizers - Deciem - The Ordinary B Oil

2.0
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8 months ago

This is moisturizing and non-irritating but it smells like old dead fish, so much so that I can't continue to use it. However, it contains a lot of beneficial ingredients including micro-algae, squalane, marula oil, argan oil, baobab oil, rosehip oil, borage oil, and others. It's only $9.20. The smell might not bother everyone, but when something stinks, it puts me off using …Read more

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Misc Beauty Tools - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Sculpting and Blending Sponge

2.0
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Jan/17/2019

This was only $4 and I threw it in my ULTA cart just to get free shipping, so it didn't cost me a ton of money. But I won't buy this again. It's similar in shape to the Real Techniques sponge, but RT's is softer and the pores of the foam are smaller so it blends better. The e.l.f. sponge has almost a scratchy feel. Because of the larger holes, it is more like a sponge I …Read more

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Cleansers - Kate Somerville - Cold Cream

5.0
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Nov/12/2018

I have tried other cold creams and never liked them. My grandmother had Pond's. I tried it. It had a lot of mineral oil in it and I never liked the feel or smell of it. I broke out when I used the old-fashioned cold creams.

This is completely different. Kate Somerville's formulation is more modern. It's light and fluffy. There is NO mineral oil in this. It's …
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Eyeliner - CLINIQUE - Pretty Easy Liquid Eyelining Pen - BROWN

2.0
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Jul/08/2018

I bought this because I liked the black one. The brown Pretty Easy pen is very different. The color is a soft medium brown. It may not show up very well if you have a tan. The tip of the black one I have is short and thin. This one still comes to a fine point but the brush is longer. The formula of the black one seems to last longer. The brown pen isn't as water resistant. I might go …Read more

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Hair - Moroccanoil - Glimmer Shine

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Jun/20/2018

There are several things I hate about this product. One is the strong scent. It makes my hair look brassy. Even if I use a lot of it, my hair looks dry again in a few hours. Finally, the pump is crap. It sticks. So spraying it more than once takes two hands and there are better, cheaper sprays than this at the drugstore.

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Scrubs - LUSH - Ocean Salt Face & Body Scrub

3.0
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Apr/18/2018

This is great for exfoliating feet but I would never use this on my face. The salt is too coarse and there are some irritating plant oils in this that make it unsuitable for facial skin. I stopped buying it because it was too expensive, I got tired of stirring it, and the jar is messy.

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Dry Shampoo - Drybar - Detox Whipped Dry Shampoo Foam

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Apr/06/2018

I loved this when I first got it. It's a mousse dry shampoo, so it absorbs oil and adds volume at the same time. The sweet fragrance was pretty strong but I didn't mind it. I didn't use it every day because I wash my hair almost every day, and this is something I used on days that I missed a shampoo. So it took me a long time to get through a can.

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Brows - Hourglass Cosmetics - Brow Sculpting Pencil in Blonde

4.0
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Mar/09/2018

This is a very expensive brow pencil. It does look better than most of the other brands I've tried. But if I scratch my eyebrow, this can rub off a little. The color Blonde is a nice warm taupe - keep in mind that there's a hint of red in this shade. Good news for strawberry blondes but if you're a true natural ash blonde, there is a Platinum Blonde shade that is cooler than …Read more

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