Product Reviews by Reinette

Sunscreen - SkinCeuticals - Sheer Physical UV Defense SPF 50

3.0
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May/06/2016

The good thing about this sunscreen is that it's lightweight, fairly gentle, doesn't irritate the skin, doesn't give my already oily skin an oily sheen, and generally doesn't seem to do harm.

The not-so-good thing about this sunscreen is that it doesn't just leave a white cast -- it makes my pale skin looks like I'm getting ready to audition for the part …
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Liquid - Estée Lauder - Double Wear Stay-In-Place Liquid Makeup

2.0
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May/06/2016

Back when I was on the hunt for my perfect foundation, I was really excited to try this one. It had great reviews all over the place: it came in recommended for acne-prone/oily skin, was praised for its amazing staying power, its great coverage...

And, having got a generous sample of this product, I found some of these things to be 100% true. This foundation really does have super high …
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Mascara - Bobbi Brown - Everything Mascara

2.0
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Apr/08/2016

I want to say that this is the worst mascara I've ever tried, but it probably isn't. There's probably something lurking in the haze of my teenage years that was worse than this. Probably.

But this mascara was just a non-entity, especially for a product that supposedly does "everything". It didn't do anything for me: didn't make my lashes look longer …
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Mascara - Dior - Diorshow Mascara

4.0
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Apr/08/2016

This mascara made my eyelashes look fantastically long and thick! It was like magic. A few swipes with the wand, and I had the most dramatic eyelashes. Amazing.

I did, however, find that this mascara started drying surprisingly fast. After a while, the wonderful eyelash effect started petering off, resulting in this looking just like any regular mascara, and after 4 months I …
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BB Cream - erborian - BB Cream au Ginseng

3.0
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Apr/08/2016

This was a product I loved for a couple of years. It's got a nice texture, great coverage and SPF. None of the available shades (basically 3 total) really suited my skin, but I ended up mixing "light" and "golden" and was pretty pleased with the result. I felt it looked fairly natural, more so than most foundations/BB creams I've worn in the past.

After a …
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Treatments (Eye) - Dr. Hauschka - Eye Contour Day Cream

2.0
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Sep/16/2015

On the bright side, this eye balm does seem to be hydrating. And it's got a lovely smell.

On the down side, it's just too thick and shiny; not matter how little of it I put under my eyes, the balm does not absorb and the shiny look stays, which does not work all that great under makeup. I'm also not a fan of the packaging which requires you to dip your fingers into the …
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Cleansers - BIODERMA - Sensibio H2O Micellar Cleansing Water and Makeup Remover Solution

5.0
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Sep/09/2015

An excellent gentle makeup remover. This really eliminates all traces of makeup without irritating the skin. My only concern is that it takes wiping the face with cotton pads to use this, which might be irritating in itself...

But, either way, this is certainly a good product, and an absolute lifesaver in situations where you need to remove and reapply makeup the same day for whatever …
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Lotions/ Creams - La Roche-Posay - Cicaplast Mains Barrier Repairing Cream

5.0
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Sep/08/2015

This stuff is legit magical. My hands were in a very sorry shape, besieged by an irritation that comes and goes occasionally. It had flared up pretty badly this time, and then, within a couple of times of putting this cream on, it got better. And then went away completely. This cream is like the most soothing protecting thing, and I'm sure it's going to be super in the winter, when it …Read more

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Liquid - La Roche-Posay - Toleriane Teint Ultra-Workable Fluid Corrective Foundation SPF 25

3.0
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Sep/07/2015

I bought this in a moment of desperation when I needed something that would provide coverage without further irritating my acne-prone skin. By that metric, this foundation is a success: my skin doesn't react negatively to it, and it does certainly cover things up. Plus, it's got SPF, which is always welcome. And it's not at all expensive in France, where I live.

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Lotions/ Creams - Kiehl's - Creme de Corps

5.0
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Aug/22/2015

This is a HG body moisturizer for me.

I've been using it for 2-3 years now. Initially, I got a generous Kiehl's sample of the stuff and, having used it for several days, realized that it had managed to do what numerous emollient and prescription creams had failed: it sent my extremely irritating eczema patch packing. Hardly able to believe this magic, I bought a full bottle …
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