Product Reviews by Plinko

Moisturizers - Weleda - Skin Food

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7 days ago

My dry skin loves this. It is the only moisturizer out there that gives me enough moisture overnight. The only way that I can tolerate retinol is to make what I call a "retinol sandwich". I start with a layer of Paula's Choice Hydrating treatment mask, then I layer her 1% retinol treatment. I cut the Weleda Skin Food with one drop of Paula's choice oil to make it spread …Read more

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Foundations - Estée Lauder - Futurist Hydra Rescue Moisturizing Makeup SPF 45

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fromPlinko

7 days ago

I love this type of packaging, but that is it. I gave this a shot hoping I might like it as much as the crazy expensive Hourglass Skin Tint that I've been using. It seemed like it would be a fit for my dry skin. Sadly, this formula began to separate only four hours into my day. It looked awful. I would not recommend this.

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Tinted Moisturizer - Hourglass Cosmetics - Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint

5.0
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fromPlinko

7 days ago

This is expensive at $56, and I feel guilty buying it. I have gone through several tubes, however, so I guess it is worth it. I have yet to find anything else like it. It is simply a dry skinned girl's best friend. Don't be fooled by the name. This is a lot of coverage; a little goes a long way. I love it because it is glowy and healthy looking and I don't need to bother with …Read more

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Blush - COVER FX - Monochromatic Matte + Shimmer Blush Duo

5.0
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fromPlinko

7 days ago

I am a light skinned cool toned blonde and Mojave Mauve has become my go-to every day blush. At $38 dollars, it is pricey, but the quality is outstanding and you get a ton of product. I have dry skin, but this powder blush is not at all chalky looking. It blends beautifully and is absolutely gorgeous. It has a matte shade on the left and a shimmer version on the right. They look beautiful alone …Read more

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

5.0
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fromPlinko

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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fromPlinko

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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fromPlinko

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

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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

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fromPlinko

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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