Product Reviews by MakeupMomma

Toners - Pixi - Glow Tonic

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9 months ago

This stuff wreaked havoc on my skin! Even though I have sensitive skin, I am very oily and usually tolerate AHAs pretty well. However, this toner made my skin extremely raw and irritated. I was using it once a day -- in the morning -- and by day 3 or 4 I had horrible red, dry patches on my chin, cheeks, and around my mouth. At that point I stopped using it and it took around 3 weeks for my skin …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - Kate Somerville - Retinol Firming Eye Cream

5.0
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10 months ago

I started using this eye cream exactly 3 months ago. I wanted to test it long enough so I could give an honest and accurate review. Over the years I've wasted tons of money on a myriad of pricey eye creams that simply don't work. I wish I'd take before & after photos because the results I've had with this eye cream are absolutely amazing! I am 48 and was just starting to …Read more

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Sunscreen - Paula's Choice - Paula's Choice Skincare Sun Care Broad-Spectrum SPF 43 Sunscreen Spray All Skin Types

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Jul/07/2017

INTRO: I recently got a full-sized bottle of this SPF in a beauty subscription box and decided to give it a try today. I applied it at 9:00 AM and had to remove it by 2:15 PM because I couldn't stand the irritation any longer. I had a full-blown allergic reaction to this stuff: watery, blurry, burning & itching eyes; nasal dripping and sneezing followed by a stuffy nose; red & itchy …Read more

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Powder - Jane Iredale - PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation

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Apr/15/2017

I originally reviewed this product 10 years ago - back in 2007! I decided to delete that review so I could write an updated one. For reference, I included my old one at the end of this new review.

I've been using this powder foundation off and on since 2005. I stopped using it for a few years because I fell in love with Laura Mercier's Pressed Mineral Foundation. However …
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Concealers - wet n wild - Illumi-Naughty Highlighting

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Apr/15/2017

This concealer pen is excellent - almost identical to YSL's Touch Eclat, but for a fraction of the price ($4.99). Actually, I think I get better coverage from Illumi-Naughty. I use A Happy Medium, which is a great match for my medium/olive skin tone. It has some peach in it, which is great for my under-eye circles. It covers wonderfully and doesn't crease or wear off. The consistency is …Read more

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Deodorants - Lavanila - Sport Luxe deodorant

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Apr/15/2017

The best natural deodorant on the market, IMO. I love the Vanilla Lavender scent, but this one is my absolute favorite. With the other ones, I sometimes have to reapply once mid-day. With the Sport Luxe formulation, I don't have to reapply at all, unless I've been exercising. It's just as effective as regular deodorant, but much healthier for you. The scent is so fresh and clean, I …Read more

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Deodorants - Tarte Cosmetics - Clean Queen Vegan Deodorant

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Apr/13/2017

I've been using Lavanila deodorant for several years but decided to try Clean Queen during the recent Tarte 30% off F&F sale. As a vegan and overall health nut, I try to use only natural and cruelty-free deodorants. When I saw this on Tarte's site I knew I had to try it. I've been very satisfied with Lavanila, but it is quite expensive: $16 for the Sport version (the one I use …Read more

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Primer/ Corrector - Paula's Choice - Resist Smoothing Primer Serum SPF30

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Mar/07/2017

I had high hopes for this primer/SPF. I use several PC skincare products and absolutely love them, but this product just didn't work well for me. While it feels extremely greasy on my face, it doesn't make my skin look greasy upon initial application. HOWEVER... by noon my skin is extremely shiny and by 3:00 I look like a total grease pit! Disclaimer: I do have oily skin but I can …Read more

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Skincare - Body - Lancôme - Savon Fraichelle Bath & Shower Gel

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Feb/18/2017

An instant HG for me! I got a deluxe sample in a GWP a few years ago and I absolutely love the scent. However, I totally understand why some people don't like it. It definitely has more of a masculine scent, kind of like the Irish Spring shower gel, IMO. If you're not a fan of fresh green scents, or if you prefer feminine or floral scents, you probably won't like this at all. The …Read more

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Styling Products - Jonathan Product - Finish Control High Shine Flexible Hairspray

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Jan/06/2017

I received a full-sized can of this hairspray from Dermstore.com several years ago and it's been my HG hair spray ever since. It provides firm, yet flexible hold without making my hair feel crunchy or causing gummy buildup. Plus, it smells great. At $22 for 7.6 oz, it's not exactly cheap but it's not outrageous either. I always get mine during Dermstore.com 30% off sales.

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