Product Reviews by Ldircks91

Moisturizers - Drunk Elephant - Protini Polypeptide Cream

4.0
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6 days ago

My first thought when I finished my sample size was, "Oh no . . ." Because it's super freaking expensive but I really liked it! I have combination skin and it's a wonderful, light night cream that's perfect for when I'm oily in the summer. I love the gel-cream texture -- it absorbs quickly and makes my skin feel soft and smooth, though I used it for two solid months …Read more

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Highlighters - ColourPop - Super Shock Highlighter (All Colors)

5.0
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14 days ago

I really liked using this -- I just chose the wrong colors! This highlighter's bouncy texture is certainly unique and fun to use. It's almost therapeutic swirling your finger around in the pan, and it definitely applies best with fingers (brushes and sponges just don't give the same effect). I've got two tiny little gripes, though: it does kind of accentuate large pores if you …Read more

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Lipstick - ColourPop - Ultra Blotted Lip

4.0
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15 days ago

I have Slide and Love Bite (LE) and did not expect to love them as much as I do. I hate high-maintenance liquid lipsticks, especially ones that dry out my lips, but the UBLs strike a nice balance between long-wearing and comfortable. They’re actually more pigmented than they appear on the website, but still sheer out nicely for a soft, blotted look. They’re also lightweight and transfer …Read more

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Concealers - NYX Professional Makeup - HD Photogenic Concealer Wand - Green

4.0
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24 days ago

I've used CW02 Fair in this line on and off for years, and the thing I love most about that shade is how pigmented and blendable it is. However, what works for a skin-toned concealer doesn't necessarily work for a color corrector. The green is also very pigmented and a little does go a long way, but I can never seem to blend it out enough to hide it under a layer of foundation. This …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Shiro Cosmetics - Eye Shadow Pigments

5.0
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24 days ago

Despite not being real big on eyeshadow (at the moment . . .), I have to sing this indie brand's praises. Their geek-themed collections are wonderfully thought-out and true to their source material. The loose eyeshadow pigments are vibrant and buildable, and boast some beautiful and unique shades.

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Mascara - Lancôme - Cils Booster XL Vitamin-Infused Mascara Primer

3.0
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1 month ago

I'm more or less happy with my normal mascara's performance but since I got this birthday freebie from Ulta, I figured it couldn't hurt to try it out. I don't find it impressive, certainly not for the $26 price tag. The brush is nice and coats lashes evenly, and I did see a slight difference between my mascara without primer and with it, but this is not something I would pick …Read more

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Foundations - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation

2.0
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1 month ago

Oh, no no no. Why does every full coverage matte foundation look like crap on me? I saved my sample of this for summer thinking it might work with setting powder to control the oil in my T-zone, but it ended up looking cakey and dry as it settled into my pores and fine lines. I understand that any foundation will find lines to settle in, but if I can't easily dab those areas with my finger …Read more

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Mascara - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Mineral Infused Mascara

4.0
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2 months ago

I read somewhere that this was a good dupe for the Covergirl Clump Crusher mascara, so I picked it up when CG was not yet cruelty-free. The e.l.f. formula glides on without leaving a single clump in its wake and gives me the long, defined lashes I love. I would recommend giving it a couple extra minutes to dry if you use a setting spray; I’ve had it clump up on me when I didn’t realize it was …Read more

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Cleansers - Drunk Elephant - Beste Jelly Cleanser

2.0
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2 months ago

DE has reaffirmed my dislike of gel cleansers. This one has caused some level of irritation every time I've used it and dries out my face considerably. I'm willing to spend a bit more on good skin care but this just feels like an overpriced version of cleansers I've gotten for under $10 at the drugstore.

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Foundations - wet n wild - Photo Focus Foundation

3.0
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2 months ago

I'll fully admit that I didn't give this foundation the fair shake I normally give something that doesn't impress me right away, but in my defense, I'm baffled as to why WnW chose not to make a fair cool option. I lean cool and can get away with neutral tones, but Shell Ivory was too orange and was Rose Ivory waaaaay too pink. Both oxidized like crazy, and my only other option …Read more

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