Product Reviews by JLB2005

Stick - Hourglass Cosmetics - Vanish Seamless Finish Foundation Stick

4.0
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Jul/04/2018

I am 54 with good skin, tending towards being oily yet ageing. I prefer a moisturizing product to counter dehydration. I also like a natural finish because as we get older, too much makeup looks like death.

I apply this over Clarins' Beauty Flash Balm using a damp beauty blender: I just use one stroke of product on each cheek and a small swipe on forehead, chin and nose and feel …
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Foundations - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Argan Matchmaker Serum Foundation

3.0
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Aug/01/2014

I have tan-coloured, medium skin. This is nice and light. Actually gives less coverage than the JM tinted moisturizer. This is good if you have even skin. My sister has deep spots of hyperpigmentation and all this does is match them, too. She had to return. For me, I was going to repurchase but after sampling her TM, I will stick with that. Try both!

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Tinted Moisturizer - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Tinted Moisturizer

4.0
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Aug/01/2014

Very rich with a bit of coverage. I like creamy textures. Goes in nicely with fingers or that beauty sponge thingie from Sephora. I am mixed race and the medium shade boosts my skin tone in a natural way to make me appear much more "sun kissed". The shade is deeper than my own but it blends well and feels nice. If you want something light and non-greasy, this is not for you. Maturing or …Read more

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Lotions/ Creams - Josie Maran Cosmetics - Whipped Argan Oil Vanilla Apricot

5.0
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Aug/01/2014

Love. Very rich but light. Can use all over - it's fine on my face in a pinch. Expensive! But it's something I often give as a gift because most if us don't splurge that much on a body lotion for ourselves. That said - we should because a little of this goes a very long way and can really whip dry skin into shape - in a lux manner.

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Concealers - GIVENCHY - Mister Light Instant Light Corrective Pen

4.0
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Jan/14/2012

This concealer was HIGHLY recommended by several Sephora MUA. I have very dark circles and with a tan skin-tone, so it is tough to find a heavy-duty, long lasting product that is natural-looking for a woman of my age. I have tried many, many products and this was above average. It is in a pen-style applicator, which I don't really like because I can't tell how much product is left. …Read more

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Concealers - Everyday Minerals - Multi-tasking Concealer

2.0
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Jan/14/2012

I like the EDM foundations very much, as well as their brushes. However, I have never been able to appreciate their powder concealers, and I have tried every possible EDM product possible. In sum, I have very dark circles and the powders cover adequately. I just don't like using a powder under my eyes - it seems to look cakey, no matter how much cream or oil I apply first.

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Mascara - benefit Cosmetics - They're Real Lengthening Mascara

5.0
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Nov/26/2011

One of the best mascaras in that it does not smudge very easily so it stays put all day. I am lucky to have very long lashes naturally, and I am sometimes almost embarrassed at how long they look with this mascara. Moreover, I don't curl my lashes, but I feel that this mascara adds some curve. I don't get any flaking. Removes well with almond oil, which I use to remove all my makeup.

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Primer/ Corrector - Hourglass Cosmetics - Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

4.0
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Nov/26/2011

Crazy expensive but an excellent primer relative to others I have tried. I have normal to oily, but ageing skin. I wear a mineral powder makeup. This primer really helps the mineral makeup last through the day. I'd love to stop using it because $60 is moronic, but the difference without the primer is quite striking for me. Yes, I have already purchased it several times.

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Highlighters - GUERLAIN - Meteorites Highlighting Powder Pearls

2.0
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Nov/26/2011

Bought these meteorites based on MUA reviews but am quite disappointed. I just don't see the subtle glows raved about by some others. Yes, it is pretty, smells nice and imparts a very gentle shimmer, but I see no benefit of this product whatsoever. Sorry.

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