Product Reviews by MelissaMH

Gels/ Soaps - Dermalogica - Conditioning Body Wash

5.0
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1 month ago

When I first came across Dermalogica Conditioning Body Wash, I was looking for a mild body wash composed mostly of essential oils and plant extracts. This body wash fits the bill nicely. A single pump is all I need, especially when used with my natural sea sponge from Baudelaire. This wash lathers well while still being easy to rinse, and has a clean, herbal scent that plays nicely with the …Read more

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Mascara - Bobbi Brown - Everything Mascara

5.0
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Jan/03/2018

Before I went through chemo, my lashes were fair but were very curly and thick. My mascara of choice was Trish McEvoy's High Volume, which gave a nice, natural lash. My lashes returned after chemo, but they are much thinner now, and straight. My former mascara didn't cut it any longer, so I went on a hunt for a daytime-appropriate mascara to work with my new lashes. …Read more

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Moisturizers - Bobbi Brown - Hydrating Intense Night Cream

4.0
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Jan/03/2018

This night cream is a very good, but not great, product. Perfect as a night cream, but too much like a balm to be used as a day cream. One plus is that it is very occlusive, so it stays put overnight, but that same feature means that it doesn't play well with makeup so I would not use it as a primer. Some complain about the faintly medicinal scent but I actually enjoy it. It's a …Read more

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Fragrances - Serge Lutens - Feminite du Bois

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Oct/08/2017

Like many, I fell in love with this scent during the 1990's, when I had a love affair with all things Shiseido, especially their skincare and fragrances. Back then, and even today, Feminite du Bois struck me as incredibly unique with its austere cedar base that is so natural, like the damp Adirondack woods of my youth. I grew up on my mother's Chanel No. 5 and Lancome's Magie …Read more

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Fragrances - diptyque - 34 boulevard Saint Germain

5.0
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Oct/06/2017

Breathtaking. I currently have a mini-obsession with Diptyque going on right now and this scent is why! I used to think that Philosykos was my one true love, but then I met 34 Blvd. Saint Germain. I was so intrigued by Diptyque's description of the scent as an amalgam of the house's most iconic scents that I bought it without first sampling it (I don't have a Diptyque counter …Read more

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Fragrances - diptyque - Philosykos Eau de Parfum

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Oct/01/2017

Like many, my introduction to the French house of Diptyque came through its lovely candles, and the Figuier candle in particular, with which I fell madly in love. Imagine my delight when I learned that one of my most beloved perfume creators, Olivia Giacobetti, of Hermes Hiris and many others, had created a fig scent for the house. I made it my mission to track it down, and first came across …Read more

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BB Cream - Burberry - Fresh Glow BB Cream

5.0
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Sep/28/2017

My experience with this product is different from that of my fair-skinned counterparts. For me, its final application was not yellow, but sheer with a subtle illumination. My typical undertones are cool and pinkish, which has always led me to believe that I should wear a base that has the same undertones. I have been incorrect: on me, a pink-toned base only exacerbates them, leaving a …Read more

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Makeup Brushes - CHANEL - Foundation Brush (Synthetic Fibers)

5.0
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Sep/25/2017

What. A. Brush! I have a number of foundation brushes, never being completely satisfied with any one. This brush is the first foundation brush that has completely surpassed all of the remaining foundation brushes that I own, including those that cost much more. First, it is a synthetic brush which means that expensive product isn't wasted, unlike my natural-fiber foundation brushes that …Read more

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Concealers - Bobbi Brown - Corrector

5.0
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Sep/14/2017

This. Stuff. Works! I am very fair with cool undertones, and my problem is bluish discoloration underneath my eyes, mainly confined to the inner corner. Porcelain Bisque is the shade I use. I had been using By Terry's concealer/highlighter product, similar to YSL's Touche Eclat, the product she created. It worked just okay: the brush was far too large to be practical, and it was …Read more

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Tinted Moisturizer - Bobbi Brown - Tinted Moisturizer [REFORMULATED]

5.0
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Sep/11/2017

This product is my go-to "foundation." I have fair skin with cool to neutral undertones and the shade Extra Light works best for me (it is the second fairest shade available). The product comes in a wide range of shades, meaning most complexions can find a match for their particular shade. It is sheer but not equivalent to wearing nothing. It gives my skin a warm glow without looking …Read more

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