Product Reviews by MangoMania

Fragrances - Caron Paris - Tubereuse

5.0
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Jan/08/2011

I have to agree with reviewer sharianna - it was so lovely when I first smelled it that tears came to my eyes. It is in my top 2 tuberose scents along with Carnal Flower, and on a par with Balenciaga Michelle in being user-friendly. It has its own quiet, gentle character that is not normally found in this type of white floral. Caron has another winner!

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Fragrances - Rochas - Absolu

5.0
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Aug/21/2009

I love this - I bought it unsniffed, and I quickly became mesmerized by its sexy, ambery beauty. Must get more before it's all gone!

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Primer/ Corrector - Sally Hansen - sally hansen natural beauty inspired by carmindy luminizing face primer

4.0
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Mar/09/2009

I love this - it works as well as Photo Finish on my mature combination skin at less than half the price. The "glitter" actually helps to do just what it says it will do - it luminizes my skin and makes me look refreshed and my oily zones don't break through nearly as much as they do without it. I am giving it only 4 stars because of the cheap packaging - I am on my second bottle …Read more

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Powder - MILANI - MILANI LOOSE MINERALS- TALC FREE ] [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Jul/21/2008

I really liked this product. I have been looking for something of good quality that was less expensive than the "prestige" brands of mineral makeup. I found this on clearance and it happened to be in a shade that worked for me (Nude Buff). This is a LOT of makeup for the money, it's lasted for several months and will last several more! Now I am trying to find the finishing mineral …Read more

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Powder - L'Oreal Paris - Bare Naturale Powdered Mineral Foundation

4.0
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Sep/03/2007

I really like this - it provides more coverage than some more expensive mineral foundation powders, and the lightestshade is just right for me. I finally figured out that it works much better if I put a light moistuizer or primer under it instad of on bare skin, as my skin is sensitive to tempurature and gets blotchy if it's unprotected. The coverage is better that way and it lasts forever …Read more

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Crème - RIMMEL - cool matte mousse foundation [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Jun/24/2007

I bought this to replace my Lancome Age Perfect mousse for summer, as that is far too moisturizing in warm weather for my mature but still oily skin. I do use other foundations, both liquid and mineral powder, but I wanted another mousse for the coverage when I need it.

I found that this was very nice on my skin but quite sheer, and it did not seem to give all that much coverage …
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Primer/ Corrector - Laura Mercier - Foundation Primer

5.0
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Jan/04/2007

I finally settled on this one after trying a number of primers over the past few months, from niche lines to drugstore Vital Radiance (which is not bad but it seems to work best mixed with foundation instead of under it) and I like this the best. It feels comforting and soothing to my sensitive skin, and since it's not a silicone-based primer it does not clog my pores, which I found Smashbox …Read more

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Toners - Thayers - Lemon Witch Hazel w/Aloe Vera

5.0
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Jun/20/2006

I reaaly like this stuff, I have used it for years. Nothing quite gets my skin really clean in summer like this, plus it does not dry it out too much. I love the smell! So nice to cool off on a hot night. It's getting hard to find around here, I will have to find a mail order source soon I guess, because summer is upon us.

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Primer/ Corrector - Smashbox - Photo Matte Anti-Shine ] [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Jun/05/2006

I just got this - it really works for me! I do feel some tightening, but I put it on and use Photo Finish over it - it's the first oil absorbing product I have used that is totally invisible. I have not had problems with the white patches showing yet, but I was cautioned to use it sparingly and only on oily areas, so I keep it off my cheeks. So far so good! I am holding final judgement until …Read more

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Fragrances - Annick Goutal - Songes

4.0
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Jun/04/2006


**EDIT 7/20/08 - Well, who says I can't change my mind? I must have been sick or something when I first tried this fragrance. I obtained a sample not long after that, and it sat in my sample box forever. One day I decided to get brave and open it -and wow, what a difference! Animalic, yes, but in a good way this time, and I got all the wonderul, fleshy flowers. I am still not sure I …
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