Product Reviews by Plinko

Liquid - Laura Mercier - Laura Mercier Silk Crème Moisturizing Photo Edition Foundation

5.0
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Mar/20/2016

My sincere sympathies to those who considered the original Silk Creme their HG. I know how devastating it is to have a product you love be reformulated or discontinued. That said, for me this formula is an ENORMOUS improvement over the original. The original was cakey and patchy on my skin. It was incredibly aging. I was so bummed when the original did not work because the color Rose Ivory was …Read more

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Skincare - Face - Unlisted Brand - Crisco

5.0
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Aug/05/2014

Wow. I love this stuff as a makeup remover. I usually use Clinique's Take the Day Off cleansing balm, but I ran out and just did not get around to buying a new tub. I'm not sure what possessed me to do this, but I grabbed an unopened tin of Crisco from my pantry, rubbed it into my skin and then used an old flannel receiving blanket to remove my makeup. It gently removed every trace of …Read more

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Crème - REVLON - ColorStay Whipped Crème Makeup

5.0
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Jan/04/2014

Over the last two months I've developed a bit of a high maintenance foundation routine. I have always had dry skin, then, out of nowhere I developed the greasiest of greasy foreheads. Nothing seemed to combat the oil. I love the luminosity of my Lancome Photogenic foundation, and feared I'd have to give it up because I just could not keep my forehead from looking wet and …Read more

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Blush - bareMinerals - Fruit Cocktail

5.0
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Dec/31/2013

This is not goof proof by any means. It's in loose powder form, and it is very bright, so if you use a heavy hand or the wrong brush, you will look like one of those dolls on stage at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. All of that being said, this is hands down my favorite blush. I shy away from saying it is my HG blush, because it is most definitely cool-toned, and not neutral enough …Read more

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Cleansers - CLINIQUE - Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm

5.0
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May/31/2013

I usually use my own oil concoction to remove makeup and then use Cerave Hydrating cleanser to remove residue. This combination has worked well for years, and my skin is in great condition. Now in my late thirties, I've expanded my skincare routine and use toner and a nightly exfoliator as well. It's a lot of steps, and sometimes at the end of the day I just want to crawl into bed …Read more

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Hair Styling Tools - Mason Pearson - Boar Bristle Brush

5.0
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Mar/30/2013

I'll start by saying that I don't have the kind of hair anyone would envy. My hair is baby fine, and I don't have a lot of it. I'm not balding, but I don't have a luxurious waterfall of locks. My hair was a mess of static in the winter, and it tangled like mad the second I stepped outside. My hair had to be washed daily to avoid greasy roots, which resulted in dull …Read more

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Pressed Powders - MAC Cosmetics - Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium

4.0
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Mar/02/2013

First of all, I'm not really a powder person, and I'm generally not a MAC girl. I like their lipsticks, but I've pretty much bypassed the rest of their line over the years. I have dry skin, so I'm reluctant to use powder because I thought all powders would dull the luminous finishes of my favorite foundations (YSL Touche Eclat and Lancome Photgenic). For years I've …Read more

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Blush - FLOWER Beauty - Win Some, Rouge Some Creme Blush

5.0
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Feb/08/2013

I have dry skin, and I love cream blush. I have always used Bobbi Brown's pot rouges as I have found two great colors (Pale Pink and Powder Pink) that work great on my NW 20 skin. The consistency, color payoff and finish were unmatched, in my opinion, until now.

The Flower version appears quite small, about the size of an ice cube. Don't let that deceive you. The Flower …
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Liquid - FLOWER Beauty - About Face Foundation

5.0
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Feb/08/2013

Truthfully, I tend to find celebrity fragrance and fashion lines eye-roll inducing. However, it's not far-fetched to me that a celebrity who has spent her life in front of cameras and in the makeup chair would develop an interest in makeup. So, when I heard Drew Barrymore had a new cosmetics line, my curiosity was piqued. Even though I have no need for a new foundation, I could not resist …Read more

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Concealers - Tarte Cosmetics - Maracuja Creaseless Concealer [DISCONTINUED]

5.0
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Jan/26/2013

I can't stress enough that a little goes a long way with this product. The consistency is so thick and creamy, but once you begin to pat it under your eyes it spreads and covers so beautifully. It hides dark shadows under the eyes, and covers broken capillaries wonderfully. It is extremely hydrating which is great news for those with dry, crepe-y skin under their eyes. The …Read more

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