Product Reviews by IusedtoliveinNYC

Bronzers - MILANI - Silky Matte Bronzing Powder

5.0
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14 days ago

I am NC20, but my skin is more neutral, so at times, especially in summer, I like wearing bronzer to add a little warmth.

There are lots of glowy bronzers out there, but I'm in my mid 60s, and, even though my skin is in pretty good shape, I don't feel comfortable in them. I was using Too Faced Milk Chocolate, loved it, but I wanted something more reasonably priced. So, I …
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Lip Gloss - Buxom - Full-On Lip Polish - All Shades

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16 days ago

Lovely colors, but I had an allergic reaction to the plumping ingredients, I guess. I've used all sorts of lip products, and it hasn't happened before. When I stopped using them, the blisters immediately disappeared. Had to return.

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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Waterweight Foundation SPF30

5.0
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16 days ago

I'm very mature and have pretty decent skin, I think. I prefer a foundation with a very fluid texture, sheer to medium coverage, just enough to even skin tone. I like some skin to show through.

I've been using MAC F&B for years, but I wanted to switch things up a bit. I received a MUA email about best hydrating foundations for winter, and Waterweight was listed, so, having …
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Primer/ Corrector - Urban Decay - Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

5.0
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Jan/18/2019

I am on my third bottle of Optical Illusion.

A little about me: I am quite mature, have dry skin, no real issues other than lines, wrinkles, the usual stuff. Not sensitive.

I use this every day on top of CeraVe sunscreen, and before my M.A.C. F&B foundation. As F&B has a very fluid texture, this primer extends wear and keeps it looking fresh even during the warmer …
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Mascara - CHANEL - Le Volume De Chanel Mascara

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Mar/22/2017

I wear corrector, TM, a little powder, blush, lippie, and mascara. All the time. I find that, at my age, I look better with less makeup. So, I spend more money on skin care. Except for mascara. I have used Le Volume de Chanel for many years. In my opinion it is the best mascara on the market, bar none.

It is the only mascara that lets me apply two coats (at least) without a clump. No …
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Scrubs - Mario Badescu - Kiwi Face Scrub

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Mar/18/2017

If you've ever read a review by me, you know that I'm quite mature. When I write a review, I try to be as fair and diplomatic as possible while being absolutely honest. Sometimes products don't agree with your skin type or tone. For me, heavy fragrance is hard to take, because I have a very keen sense of smell. I rarely, and I mean rarely pan a product. I will, however, make an …Read more

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Masks - Mario Badescu - Flower & Tonic Mask

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Mar/17/2017

I love masks, and this one was recommended when I did a skin profile in the MB website. I didn't want to buy the full size having never used it, so I ordered a sample with another purchase.

My skin didn't like this. I ended up with a red dry patch on my cheek after using it the second time. Not a major problem, but enough of an indicator that it wasn't for me. YMMV.

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Styling Products - Paul Mitchell - Super Skinny Serum

5.0
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Mar/09/2017

I just started using this again, and boy am I glad I did!

Recently, I decided to reevaluate my hair care routine, as I am no longer using color. I am quite mature, and my hair is now completely gray/silver. It is
coarse in texture and naturally wavy, so I blow dry and flat iron. I am also still blessed with very thick hair.

I was using Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Renewal …
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Shampoo - Paul Mitchell - Shampoo Three

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Feb/16/2017

My hair is gray, coarse, with a very wavy texture. It gets frizzy when the weather is humid, too. I use a smoothing shampoo and conditioner, plus 2 separate styling products to get my hair smooth and sleek after blow drying and running the flat iron through it.

My hair was starting to get that "starchy", stiff feeling, so I knew it was time to incorporate a clarifying …
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Cleansers - Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

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Feb/12/2017

Pretty darn awesome stuff.

I bought this in a trial size at Target yesterday, and used it for the first time last night. As a very mature person, I have scaled down significantly with makeup because I find that the less I wear, the better I look. Just a personal choice. Corrector, TM, mascara, blush, lippie is my routine. I don't wear waterproof mascara anymore. I don't cry …
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