Product Reviews by Murais

Sunscreen - EltaMD - UV Daily Facial Broad Spectrum SPF 40

4.0
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Jul/03/2018

I'm commenting on the tinted version. It's a lovely sunscreen to use as combo moisturizer and sun protection in the summer. It has decent casual sun protection, it's not overly greasy nor irritating for my fairly normal, sensitive skin, has no high shine or tackiness, dries down nicely, and it supports makeup without pillage. My really big disappointment, however, is that the …Read more

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Liquid - MAC Cosmetics - Studio Face and Body Foundation

5.0
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Mar/26/2018

I've become spoilt by that Mac F&B tacky/sinking in magic. You know-that point where it just melts into your skin and feels like it's become one with your face? Just a few weeks ago I finished up a bottle of the C1, and figured I'd tuck into a Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua I'd purchased earlier this winter (B10-wee light, but still doable on my nc20 skin). The Chanel is very …Read more

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Shampoo - Shea Moisture - Peace Rose Oil Nourish & Silken Shampoo

3.0
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Jun/20/2017

I keep trying with the Shea Moisture line. The premise is good, right? No SLS, easy to read ingredients, healthy moisturizers in their products, nice variety, interesting scents, inexpensive. What's not to like? Except the trouble is, the only one I've repurchased and really like is the Jamaican Black Castor Oil shampoo. The rest either end up leaving a film on my hair, are …Read more

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Cleansers - Equate - Wipe the Day Away (compare to Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm)

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Dec/26/2016

MUA reviews speak truth to power here. This stuff does not wash off. Heck, Albolene washes off easier than this, and that is just a cold cream and not really meant to emulsify with just water. I've tried the Clinique upon which this was supposedly modeled, MAC, Fresh, DHC, Softyo, Caudelie, DIY with various oils and emulsifiers, and several others I'm forgetting. They all rinse …Read more

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Treatments (Face) - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Homemade Vitamin C Serum

5.0
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Jul/14/2016

Like most others have reported, this has made a heckuva big difference in my skin. Many, many moons ago, my first MAC studio fix was NC15. A few years later, I'd moved up to NC20. Then fast forward another decade, and I was NC25. Clearly some long term darkening and sun damage going on, despite my using European sunscreen or IT CCcream religiously. Reading about vitamin C from the …Read more

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Stick - e.l.f. Cosmetics - Moisturizing Foundation Stick

5.0
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fromMurais

Mar/10/2016

Admittedly, I've fallen down the ELF rabbit hole recently. Continual, tempting shipping sales, every cosmetic offering under the sun, and some really inexpensive makeup gems and/or dupes of more high end cosmetics. If it turns out to be a dud, well, only a few bucks wasted. This foundation stick, I'm deliriously happy to say, was NOT a dud, and has quickly shot up to a place in my …Read more

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Eyeliner - Physicians Formula - Shimmer Strips Custom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio

5.0
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fromMurais

Feb/28/2016

Wonderful, wonderful drugstore pencil eyeliners. I got the package as pictured (black, bronze brown, and purple) after reading through the many positive mua reviews. I'd never been a big Phys. Formula fan as I always thought their packaging was just too wonky, weird, and burdensome-as if their creative packaging dept was trying too hard and/or had taken too much of the brown acid. But …Read more

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Eyeliner - Too Faced - Three Way Lash Lining Tool

2.0
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fromMurais

Nov/22/2015

I must have really watery eyes because no one else has mentioned how, with one tiny false move, TF's very liquid, slow drying, eyeliner leaks into my eyes, giving me that alien, X-Files, black eyeball look. I blink before it's dry...black eyes, I miscalculate a smidge tightlining...black eyes, I try to tighline from the top...it drips down to create black eyes. I've never had …Read more

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Eyeliner - Sephora Collection - Matte Gel Eyeliner Waterproof (Pencil)

4.0
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fromMurais

Oct/16/2015

Always hunting for a tightlining eyeliner that won't start to travel and smudge under the outer corners of my eyes after a few hours, I tossed this into my Sephora cart a month or so ago. It's really nice. Smooth, creamy, does not budge for a good long while, and I love the matte dark brown color (Espresso Your Love). I did a swipe and smear test between this and UD 24/7 and this came …Read more

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Liquid - Sephora Collection - Perfection Mist Airbrush Foundation

4.0
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fromMurais

Apr/12/2015

I bought this back when there were only 5 shades. I hover around NC20-25, and got the Light. If re=buying, I'm sure I'd get the Fawn this time around, now that there's more shades. But I'm not sure there'll be another round. It's a brilliant foundation. Made my skin look air brushed perfect; no oxidation, no caking, no visible pores whatsoever, decent coverage …Read more

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