Product Reviews by HiGayle

Sunscreen - Colorescience - Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50

4.0
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Aug/20/2015

As others have said previously the biggest drawback to this sunscreen(ss) powder is the brush applicator. Sure it's easy to stick in your purse for reapplication purposes, but it gives an overall messy application to an otherwise impeccable mineral ss with high zinc oxide content. Also the brush is impossible to clean. I ended up dumping my ss powder into a different container and use a …Read more

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Lip Gloss - Yves Saint Laurent - rouge pur couture - Vernis À Lèvres Glossy Stain - 7 Corail Aquatique

4.0
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Jun/09/2015

This was my first glossy stain. I bought this as part of a bigger makeup set from YSL. I normally shy away from corals and peaches opting for pinks and mauves. This foray into an orangey coral tone was flattering on my fairish neutral undertoned skin.

What I like about this gloss/stain is its staying power and non-sticky feel. Most glosses in my experience are like flytraps for my hair …
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Treatments (Face) - 3LAB - 'Super h' Age-Defying Serum

5.0
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May/21/2015

$340!!!!! That being said, I purchased 2 travel sized sets of 3Lab products so I could test drive them before committing to any 1 pricey item. I also received a "free gift" with purchase that included more of these pricey goodies.

The standout items imo were the Super H Serum and the M Cream. The Super Eye Treatment is pretty good too. The other items such as the toner and …
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Masks - Nature Republic - Snail Therapy Hydro Gel Mask

5.0
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May/15/2015

This review is for the snail mask with ginseng.

For $5 this worth a try, so I tried it. I went into Nature Republic looking for the Bee Venom mask which I used before and really liked, however they were out of stock so the SA recommended the Snail mask instead. It was hydrating an en par with the SKII mask I normally use and less than 1/2 the price. After use I noticed my skin was more …
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Sunscreen - Glytone - Clarifying Skin Bleaching Sunvanish Broad Spectrum SPF 25

1.0
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Mar/23/2015

I would not recommend this product.

First impression of this sunscreen is that it has a disconcerting odor which only slightly fades after a little dissipation. I've been using it to fade some sunspots on my forearm with hopes of using it on my face if there's a marked improvement on my arm. (I'm constantly battling melasma in a year-round sunny environment.) However I …
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Cleansers - Clé de Peau Beauté - Gentle Cleansing Foam

1.0
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Feb/26/2015

Ouch, my eyes! This cleanser should come with a warning to avoid contact with eyes. I had a bad makeup day and needed to start from scratch so I washed off my makeup with this cleanser. I usually double cleanse, but I was testing the effectiveness of this cleanser and it fell short. I had to start over and use an oil cleanser, my regular facial cleanser, and an eye makeup remover to finish the …Read more

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Lipstick - TOM FORD - Lips & Boys 42--Julian

4.0
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Jan/02/2015

First impression of this lipstick is it is tiny. Not quite sample size tiny, but a small step up from sample size tiny. 0.07 oz to be more exact, exactly half the size of a NARS Audacious lipstick which is 0.14 oz. and for now they both cost $32.

The color of Julian is very similar to NARS Anna, just a little bit pinker and not as mauve. This was a plus for me because I think Anna is …
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Lipstick - NARS Cosmetics - Audacious Lipstick - Anna

4.0
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Dec/26/2014

Anna looks quite dark on my lips, which was a surprise because it doesn't look that dark on the beauty bloggers that have reviewed and swatched it. It seems to pull more mauve on others and redder on me. I have a neutral undertone, but have always considered myself to be more pink/red than yellow in skintone. (I've also been out of the loop when folks talk about NARS Dolce Vita being a …Read more

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Liquid - Rouge Bunny Rouge - Time Defying Foundation

2.0
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Dec/26/2014

I've been using this foundation for a little under a month now. I have it in 3 different shades: linen cream, quinoa cream, and wheat cream. None of the shades are an exact match and I actually find that 1 pump of wheat and 1 pump of linen cream matches my face coloration best. I prefer a light to medium coverage with all day lasting power and a pet peeve of mine is makeup settling into …Read more

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Foundations - Pixi - Flawless Beauty Fluid No. 2 Nude

4.0
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Dec/11/2014

I have the Flawless Beauty Fluid in No. 1 Cream. It feels thick out of the pump but dries down nicely. It has medium coverage but treads lightly on the skin. Scentless and mildly moisturizing, the formulation looks yellower in the bottle than it looks on the skin.

The bottle is substantial frosted glass and feels sturdy. I'm not a fan of the plastic green cap and pump …
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