Product Reviews by RachelXVI

BB Cream - Peter Thomas Roth - CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Complexion Corrector

4.0
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Oct/25/2017

I didn't want to like this as much as I did, primarily because PTR is an overpriced brand with waaay overblown claims, nonexistent or minimal antioxidants in their products, and too many jars (which renders actives null, as well as a convenient medium for bacteria/viral growths). I got it half-priced and if I found it half-priced again, I would buy it.

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Lipstick - Buxom - Full On Lip Stick

5.0
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Oct/25/2017

This is one of my favorite lipsticks, hands down. The lasting power is outstanding and the application a breeze even without a full mirror. The application for the wear makes it much easier and faster to use than liquid lipsticks, which too often fade unevenly. The colors look bold in the package but provide an enhanced natural look. They're all demi-matte and not sticky or quickly …Read more

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Mascara - COVERGIRL - Total Tease Mascara

1.0
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Oct/25/2017

I disliked this mascara more than Maybelline Great Lash, which is saying a lot since I consider the latter is worst of popular mascaras & their brushes. The "brush" requires you to hold it only one way, so there is no rolling or sweeping through the lashes. It provides no measurable volume, length or definition with one coat, and additional layers are harder to apply than the …Read more

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Mascara - Urban Decay - Troublemaker Mascara

4.0
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Oct/25/2017

I like this mascara and find it delivers on everything it promises (ad copy photos are, as expected, heavily enhanced without stating so, against FTC legal guidelines). Length & volume are impressive without clumpiness. The brush is effective, and my only complaint is the same with other mascaras with similar brushes: it's easy to poke, scrape & damage your lash line when applying …Read more

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Treatments (Eye) - TONYMOLY - Panda Dream Brightening Eye Base

1.0
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Jul/11/2017

I have an inside view on beauty product sales. This whole line is average or below b/c they often include irritants such as citrus or bergamot oil & more. Their ingredients labels are such that I'd like the FDA to shut them down completely or raise their standards.

Don’t buy the “good” claims about this product & this is why. It’s mostly waxes, silicone oil (dimethicone …
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Cleansers - No Brand (DIY or homemade) - Extra Virgin Coconut Oil

5.0
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Feb/12/2017

Coconut oil is a good product to have on hand since you can do so many things (it's great for cooking & shaving too), but I wanted to pass on something else: it can get rid of lice.

Look it up if you unfortunately find yourself in an elementary school outbreak (an almost inevitable reality of kids & not a big deal). The general routine is to smear the hair and scalp with …
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Mascara - Maybelline New York - Volum' Express The Falsies Mascara

1.0
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Jan/20/2017

This brush & formula is an instant clumpy nightmare on my thin lashes. Any primer makes it worse. The brush is too soft & dense to comb out clumps, and the clumps pile up fast.

My habit is to apply by rolling a mascara brush from root to tip, then adding another layer from midshaft to tip. I can't do that successfully with this one. I end up needing to wait over 10 …
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BB Cream - IT Cosmetics - Bye Bye Foundation Full-Coverage Moisturizer

4.0
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Jan/15/2017

Please note Bye Bye FOUNDATION is currently not being sold by Ulta. It's only sold by infomercials (also be aware this purchase price may involve an auto-ship per thedermreview.com). It's also NOT a cruelty-free product, and for more info on that, please see my reviews under the CC cream.

Ulta carries many items in the bye bye line (redness, concealer) but as far as liquid …
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Makeup Brushes - Real Techniques - Expert Face Brush

4.0
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Jan/14/2017

A previous reviewer mentioned that this blush failed to work with foundation application, leaving a streaky finish. I agree it's not much for painting a canvas, but I've used it for cream/liquid blushes & highlighters with great results.
I wanted to pass along that it's easily re-purposed :)

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