Product Reviews by IusedtoliveinNYC

Primer/ Corrector - Urban Decay - Optical Illusion Complexion Primer

5.0
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8 months ago

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

5.0
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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

1.0
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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

5.0
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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

5.0
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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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Blush - BECCA - Blushed with Light Palette

5.0
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Jan/17/2017

Three lovely shades for everyday wear. They're highly pigmented, so I have to use a light hand especially on my quite mature NC20 skin. Actually, I was hesitant to purchase this palette to begin with because of the glow factor, but they are not at all garish. The packaging is of good quality, easily slipped inside a bag for touch-ups.

This is my first Becca purchase, and I am so …
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Styling Products - Farouk CHI - Chi Straight Guard

5.0
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Dec/09/2016

I have been using Straight Guard for about 4 years, and I love it.

My hair is thick, naturally wavy and quite coarse. It has become even more coarse as I have aged. I am now completely gray. I would say the length is at the bottom of my neck. Because of my hair texture, I blow dry and straighten it. Because of its natural wave, I must use a product that guards against humidity …
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Mascara - RIMMEL - ScandalEyes Lycra Flex Mascara

5.0
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Dec/07/2016

I am quite mature and use far less makeup than ever before. I kept trying to find a better shade of shadow or liner to complement my aged eyes, until I realized that relinquishing them from my face would help my look tremendously. But, I will never give up my mascara. They'll have to pry it from my cold, dead hands someday.

I ran out of my Le Volume de Chanel a few weeks ago, and …
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