Product Reviews by MrMontyBurns

Foundations - Almay - TLC Truly Lasting Color Liquid Makeup

5.0
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Nov/09/2018

This is the best foundation I’ve found yet. So good that I’ve barely even been tempted to stray... I may cast a curious glance over at new products, but I don’t linger.

My skin is not in terrible shape, but it certainly has its issues. Oily in spots, dry/flaky at times in others, and with both the extreme sensitivity and fair amount of redness as well from rosacea. Not only has this …
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Polishes - Essie - Fishnet Stockings

5.0
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Sep/04/2018

Ok, I was doubtful that I’d actually like this, even with all the enthusiastic reviews. I tend to wear darker wine/maroon shades on my toes, but wanted to do something a little different.

I personally dislike the look of “bright” red polish. I wanted something a bit more lively than my usuals, but that was still sort of classy/sophisticated looking. And yep, sexy, but not in a “trying …
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Polishes - Sally Hansen - INSTA-DRI in Cinna-Snap (18)

5.0
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Jul/23/2018

Surprisingly to me, this has become my signature toenail color (for now, at least!). I find the color much more sophisticated and sexy than a basic, bright red. I wouldn’t personally classify it as vampy per se, as I don’t get any purple or black tones from it.

It’s not one that yells “look at my toes!”; rather, it quietly asserts itself.

Aside from the gorgeous color, it …
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Gels/ Soaps - J. R. Watkins - Lemon Cream body wash

5.0
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Jul/04/2018

This has the same scent as all the other lemon products in this line: creamy, sweet, lemony goodness. Not fake or sharp or Lemon Pledge-like in the slightest, just like lemon merengue or some such delicious lemon dessert.

Foams up well. Not particularly moisturizing, but definitely not drying. A pretty basic body wash except for the absolutely delicious, incredible smell. Alas, it …
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Mascara - L'Oreal Paris - Voluminous Primer

1.0
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Jul/04/2018

Oh, I’ve given you way too many chances. I should’ve trusted my first instincts, but no, instead I blamed myself for not having the skill or technique to appreciate you. So many others love you; what was wrong with me that I doubted you?

But look. It’s obvious that we’re not working out, and never will. You either leave weird white flecks visible on my lashes, or you make them stiff …
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Cleansers - Garnier - SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water

5.0
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Jul/04/2018

This is awesome at removing makeup and even water-resistant sunscreen. It takes a bit to remove any waterproof eye make-up, but if I really saturate a cotton pad and hold it over my eye for a bit before gently wiping, everything comes off without having to rub too hard.

I use this as a first step in double-cleansing. If I’m lazy/tired/etc. at night, I’ll use this alone, but I at least …
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Sunscreen - Eucerin - Everyday Protection Face Lotion - Broad Spectrum SPF 30

1.0
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Jul/04/2018

Oh noooooo. No no no. I bought this to hold me over while waiting for my HG, Skinceuticals Physical Fusion, to arrive in the mail. My sensitive skin has done fine with other Eucerin products, so I figured, how bad could it really be?

Ohhhhh, it was bad. The white cast never fully went away, even with foundation and powder on top. And no matter how long I waited for it set before …
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Styling Products - Drybar - Mai Tai Spritzer Sea Salt Spray

4.0
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Jun/08/2017

I was talked into purchasing this by a SA at Sephora while browsing hair products. I explained that I was looking for something that would add a bit of definition and clumpiness to my waves.

She claimed it'd do just that without weighing my thin, fine hair down. I tried a bit in the store, and it definitely added some texture, so I took the plunge.

When I first tried it …
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Self Tanners - Jergens - Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer

4.0
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May/06/2017

I actually find this to be a decent product. I'm pretty white; even in the summer I don't get much color (unless I burn). I use this all over for a few days, and then I have a nice bit of natural color that only needs to be touched up once or twice a week.

It's worth noting that I'm only after subtle color, not a really dramatic difference. This provides that and …
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Primer/ Corrector - Hard Candy - Sheer Envy Hydra-Prime Primer Lotion

5.0
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Apr/29/2017

I have cranky rosacean skin that has led to rough, slightly flaky patches on either cheek that defy attempts at moisture and get terribly irritated with even gentle exfoliation. The skin is also rather red there, but makeup looks awful due to the texture. So I bought this to try on those particular areas.

I know by now to patch-test new products, but I was desperate yesterday and just …
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