Product Reviews by KatSomm

Concealers - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Custom Coverage Correcting Duo

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Mar/04/2018

Purchased this doubled-end corrector at my last encounter at the EL counter - yellow for dark circles and pink at the top of the cheek. The combo makes me look more rested than an afternoon nap! The brush end is suggested to be applied first and the sponge side with a more hydrating formulation last, but I prefer the opposite for a more natural finish. The shades on each end are very similar …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Deciem - The Ordinary Matrixyl 10% + HA

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Mar/03/2018

Had to give it a go, considering that my granddaughters genuine obsession for The Ordinary. The promise of 10% Matrixyl for less than the cost of a coffee, it's well-worth the gamble. At application, the consistency was stickier than most serums, but diminished some after 15 minutes and even more so after adding a layer of moisturizer. Although not a fan of droppers due to contamination …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - about-face essentials - no-scrubs

5.0
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Mar/03/2018

Long-time fan of lactic acid treatments as the kinder AHA. I purchased the no-scrubs treatment due to it's similarity to another wildly popular lactic acid treatment, but without the dimethicone, and have come to prefer it. The consistency is somewhere between a gel and a lotion, which makes application easier to control. Used once a week as a wash-off treatment for 10 minutes, helps to …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - Unlisted Brand - about-face essentials - redew

5.0
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Mar/03/2018

Received a generous sample of the new redew serum with my last purchase. Though pleased the skincare thus far, I admit to not being overly excited about another serum. This is, until I tried it and woke to smoother and softer skin after a single use. The consistency is more gel than liquid, but is absorbed completely in less than 5 minutes. My tired skin immediately feels more hydrated, but …Read more

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Hair Treatments - Phyto - Phyto 9 Daily Ultra-Nourishing Cream

5.0
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Feb/03/2018

Partly treatment and styling aid, phyto 9 tames any unruly grays, smooths frazzled ends, and helps hair feel healthier. I adore the fact that it never leaves a greasy mess, even if I use more than is required. Not sure if it actually improves hair health, but it sure looks healthier. I emulsify a pea-size dollop with my palms and apply throughout my hair, followed by another dose only on the …Read more

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Moisturizers - Unlisted Brand - aqua dose

4.0
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Feb/02/2018

Purchased in the treatment kit and my daughter's favorite eye gel, I was eager to give it a try. The oil-free gel promises a "72-hour moisture boost" and doubles as a facial and eye moisturizer. To my amazement, it delivered greater and longer-lasting hydration than other gels. Yes, even my old skin seems plumper. It delivers an immediate cooling effect without any eye …Read more

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Concealers - Estée Lauder - DW Waterproof All Day Extreme Wear Concealer

5.0
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Jan/19/2018

Bar none, the very best concealer that I have used - ever. The water-like consistency transforms to a natural finish. The medium coverage is extremely buildable with no creasing or caking. It works equally beautifully under the eyes as on other areas of the face. While not covering like paint, it does a superior job of looking natural and unchanged finish for 8-hours or more. Pricing is …Read more

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Liquid - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Nude Cushion Stick Radiant Makeup

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Jan/19/2018

Despite hating "radiant" and "cushion" makeup, I am over the moon in love with this foundation! The silky consistency glides over the skin making application a snap, leaving a light, buildable, skin-like coverage. In under 30 seconds, the foundation sets and the initial sheen vanishes so it requires no setting powder. It is amazingly forgiving over any textural flaws like …Read more

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Concealers - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Stay-in-Place Flawless Wear Concealer

5.0
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Dec/22/2017

My skin looks better after tossing all skincare and makeup with silicone, but may need to make an exception for EL Double Wear concealer. A medium to full coverage with a utterly natural finish that lasts all day without creasing, it is heaven sent for these tired eyes. There are limited shades, but Light/Medium matches perfectly. The packaging prevents excessive buildup on the applicator wand …Read more

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Concealers - Clé de Peau Beauté - Concealer (All Shades)

5.0
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Nov/20/2017

The best all-round concealer for any area of the face requiring medium to full coverage. The consistency delivers enough slip for blending, but not so much that it utterly disappears. In a pinch, I have found that it adequately serves as both concealer and spot foundation, making it perfect for travel or a night out. The finish is natural, leaving no tell-tale signs of makeup. It is highly …Read more

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