Product Reviews by NurseMiel

Treatments (Face) - Renee Rouleau - Anti-Cyst Treatment

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5 months ago

Oh, no.

I'm not a fan of celebrity-created brands to begin with, but here's a completely honest review from as unbiased a party you can get. This product amounts to a nicely textured, albeit minimalist moisturizer - at best. For the current price of $47.50 I'll break down exactly what you're getting without the flowery language.

Water and an ester of lactic …
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Makeup Brushes - Kevyn Aucoin - Super Soft Buff Powder Brush

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8 months ago

I’m not here so much to review this brush as I am to denote, contrary to another review, that this is not squirrel hair. It’s goat and the grade has never been specified as far as I know. Also, China isn’t known for producing (authentic) squirrel hair brushes, either. It’s Japan and Germany.

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Primer/ Corrector - Physicians Formula - Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Correcting Powder

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Jul/07/2018

This is my favorite undereye setting powder when I need to lighten a concealer. It's nearly white. It's as white as you want a powder, put it that way. Physician's Formula seems to do powder pretty well I'M of three different powders and two different bronzers.

NC/W10s, this is probably the brightening powder for you. I barely get by as NW15 and I use it just fine …
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Loose Powders - Laura Mercier - Translucent Loose Setting Powder

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Jun/16/2018

Very yellow on my NW15 skin. Didnt live up to the incredible hype, performance wise. As more and more loose powders become available, I'm finding Laura Mercier's cult classic obsolete. Some may swear they can tell the difference in loose, talc-based, non-silica powders but I assure you most cannot. It's a matter of whether you prefer talc, silica, or a mixture, mostly.

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Foundations - COVERGIRL - Trublend Matte Made Foundation

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Jun/11/2018

THIS IS THE NEW, 2018 FORMULATION/MARKETING WITH THE BLACK AND WHITE BOTTLE.

As far as the formulation goes... it's the same. No really, it's the same as the previous TruBlend... and probably the same as the TruBlend formula before that. (I just can't find ingredients for the original TruBlend.)

CoverGirl is NO.TOR.I.OUS for doing this. I felt like I was going …
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Primer/ Corrector - MAC Cosmetics - Matte

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Mar/19/2018

MAC just never goes far enough for me. I'm relatively new to MAC (five years) so I don't have that affinity that many seem to, not having grown up with the brand and perhaps using it exclusively at first. If they say matte, it's not matte enough. Long wear, not long wearing enough, relative to other brands and their claims / performance.

This and the MAC Refined Zone …
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Primer/ Corrector - MAC Cosmetics - Prep + Prime Skin Refined Zone

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Mar/19/2018

MAC just never goes far enough for me. I'm relatively new to MAC (five years) so I don't have that affinity that many seem to, not having grown up with the brand and perhaps using it exclusively at first. If they say matte, it's not matte enough. Long wear, not long wearing enough, relative to other brands and their claims / performance.

This and the MAC Matte Cream are …
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Primer/ Corrector - Smashbox - Photo Finish Primerizer

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Feb/17/2018

02/17/2018: Ingredients updated. (Formerly listed some Smashbox Mattifying Stick primer)

I think there's a reason this primer has been set aside from Smashbox usual lineup. They often boast their number one selling primer, the primer authority, etc.

This is nothing like that. Perhaps you knew this, but when I saw "primer", I thought it would be mostly primer …
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Stick - Maybelline New York - Fit Me Shine-Free Foundation Stick

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Mar/07/2017

UPDATE REVIEW (12/09/2017) : I recently tried Makeup Forever stick and Maybelline still reigns supreme in every way. Seriously, if you can access Maybelline, don't bother with MUFE, stick-wise. Maybelline is slightly lighter coverage, swipe for swipe, but layering Maybelline works so much better than MUFE at base level, and it's cheaper too!

ORIGINAL REVIEW (03/17/2017) : …
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