Product Reviews by Laurajh

Liquid - REVLON - PhotoReady Candid Natural Finish Anti-Pollution Foundation

4.0
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25 days ago

I am NC20 with slight olive undertones, 46yo, oily t zone, dry elsewhere. Natural Ochre 210 is my shade. This has a very nice skin-like appearance for a medium coverage foundation. I usually smooth it on and use a dampened sponge to blend. I have only used this in the Texas winter- not sure how it I’ll be in the warmer months.
It performs fine with Cerave Baby lotion, Cerave jar and …
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Blush - Patrick Ta - Monochrome Moment Velvet Blush

5.0
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1 month ago

I was influenced by some lovely ladies on the MU board (MaryEllen, Claud9) to try these blushes- I’m so glad I did.
I’m not a blush girl (NC20 olive leaning). I received a bad sunburn on my cheeks in Australia, yrs ago- the redness stayed. I’m very conscientious of this, plus using Retin A didn’t help matters. For yrs I’ve used only bronzer, b/c I feel like these many coveted intense …
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BB Cream - IT Cosmetics - Your Skin But Better SPF 50 CC Cream

3.0
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3 months ago

I used this for 2-3 yrs when it was released. I liked it enough to repurchase 4x. The light worked well in my NC20ish skin, it had the yellow I needed for redness issues.
Fast forward to fall 19 Sephora sale- ordered it again. I don’t know what was in this but it was nothing like had used earlier. The new seemed super thick and applied mask-like. No matter how much (or little) or …
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Sunscreen - Paula's Choice - RESIST Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense Broad Spectrum SPF 30 - Normal/Oily/Combination Skin

5.0
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3 months ago

I’ve been using this for 5+ yrs (combo skin NC20-25) and keep repurchasing. I can only use mineral SS’s. I’ve used Elta tinted and SkinCeuticals tinted, in the past. The SC turned made me very oily and dry on some parts of face in the summer. I forget why I fell out of love with Elta(?).

I have used the PC’s in Mexico for every vacation and it’s never let me down. I wear a hat while …
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Lipstick - Charlotte Tilbury - Matte Revolution Lipstick - Pillow Talk

2.0
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5 months ago

I ordered this the second it was released. It hardly shows on my NC20 face.
I also dislike the formula...my lips feel dry but smudgy(?) if that makes any sense.. it has put me off from buying any other CT lippies.
I can vouch for her Stoned Rose- nice formula

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Fragrances - CHANEL - Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Jersey

4.0
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5 months ago

I am in love with this scent, as much is I was 5 (?) yrs ago. This lavender scent smells “green” on me. There isn’t the overshadowing vanilla, musk etc, that usually dampens the greeness. Smells like expensive fresh ironed Parisian bed linens. I’m not great with notes, but this is a fall/winter favorite with me. I love aromatic scents.

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Top/Base Coats - Essie - Speed Setter

1.0
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Feb/04/2019

Worst top - fast dry, ever. It’s like Seche, the peeling. My manicure was 4 hours before it started peeling like bad wallpaper.

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BB Cream - AmorePacific - Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+

5.0
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May/31/2017

I am not a fan of foundation. I've gone for years with just a TM or sunscreen. I was sure I missing out by reading all of these posts about foundation. I tried & tried. Nothing felt like "me."

I have used Dr Jart's Premium for the past 4 yrs. I don't know if it was reformulation or what, but I started to look very pink.

I tried AP cushion- …
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Lip Treatments - Bite Beauty - Agave Lip Mask

5.0
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Jan/17/2017

This is my all time favorite moisturizer for the lips. I have one on me at all times- vanity, bedside, purse and keychain pouch (if I don't have my purse).

I take a daily Rx that causes thirst and dryness.

I have been a Kiehl's devotee for almost 20 years. This stuff changed my mind. While Kiehl's left me moisturized on the surface, I'd have to reapply …
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Eyeliner - Burberry - No. 2 Midnight Brown

4.0
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Jun/02/2016

I love this eyeliner! I have no problem with it staying in place- nothing on my eyelids (even at 43) would stay without UD primer.. It's not too red, it's not too gray. Perfect liner for green/blue for a NC20.

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