Product Reviews by Sanvean

Cleansers - Unlisted Brand - Tosowoong Enzyme Powder Wash

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Apr/05/2017

I adore this cleanser! It can take a minute and a fair amount of water to lather up, but it works great first thing in the morning or as the second part of a double cleanse. It's also affordable and packaged nicely. Leaves my extremely oily but sometimes flaky skin feeling clean but not tight or stripped.

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BB Cream - Supergoop! - CC Cream Daily Correct Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 35

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Jun/17/2016

This is my holy grail at last!!! A lightweight but medium coverage foundation that comes in a color light enough for me (Fair/light works perfectly on my NW10 skin) AND keeps my crazy oiliness at bay. I put it on with my BeautyBlender, top off with It Cosmetics' Bye Bye Pores powder and it looks spectacular and STAYS looking spectacular almost all day long. No more mattifying primers and …Read more

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Mascara - Max Factor - Stretch & Separate Mascara

5.0
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Sep/24/2004

My HG mascara, at last! I have super oily skin and MAJOR problems with smudging, and I am also not very adept at mascara application, so I tend to get a lot of clumps! But with Stretch and Separate, almost zero smudging and no clumps in sight. I love it!!!!

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Concealers - Kevyn Aucoin - The Sensual Skin Enhancer

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Jan/15/2004

I was really disappointed in this foundation. I purchased it when it was still a major lemming item and everyone was raving...but it's AWFUL for my oily skin. It immediately sinks into my pores and emphasizes them. If I used a LOT of powder over it, I get that flawless skin look, but only for about an hour, till the foundation starts sliding around my face and my skin starts shining like a …Read more

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Liquid - REVLON - ColorStay Stay Natural Makeup

5.0
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Feb/20/2003

This is as close to my HG foundation as I've ever come. I'm VERY pale and VERY oily, and nothing has ever matched my skin (more on that later) and kept me from looking like a greasepit before.

I never used the old Colorstay Lite, because the lightest color was too dark for me. (I'm an NC15 in Mac, and Illuminare's Amalfi Alabaster is a perfect match for me.) I …
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Liquid - Illuminare - Ultimate All Day Foundation

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Jan/07/2003

When I first tried this foundation, I thought it would be my Holy Grail. My skin looked poreless and perfect -- the lightest shade, Amalfi Alabaster, even matched my ghostly-white complexion. Alas, I was wrong. This made my oily skin SO dry and flaky. It also accented every last flake, and slipped into the creases of my face for good measure, too. By the end of the day, my skin looked like King …Read more

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Liquid - Almay - Amazing Lasting Foundation ] [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Dec/22/2002

This is as close as I've come to a Holy Grail for my super-pale, super-oily skin. If there was an even lighter color, it would be just perfect -- the Pale shade is close enough for now, though! This really does last all day and helps keep my face from looking like an oil slick. Caution: Blend quickly and well.

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CD/Books/Movies - Paula's Choice - Don't go to the cosmetics counter without me 5th edition

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Sep/16/2002

I'm surprised at some of the vicious reviews here. I enjoyed this book and learned a lot from it, especially before I found MakeupAlley.com.

First off, Paula cannot help it if she is not gorgeous. I think she does well with what she has. She knows a lot more about makeup and skin care, IMO, than models and actresses who give their crappy "advice" in …
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Fragrances - Sonia Kashuk - No. 1 Gardenia

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Jul/18/2002

I just love this perfume -- and so does my fiance! It's light and very fresh and feminine, but it's not too cloying or old-ladyish. There's nothing complex, just a straightforward gardenia scent: perfect for summer.

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Lip Gloss - Paula's Choice - Soft Shine Moisturizing Gloss

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May/28/2002

This is a fabulous lipgloss, especially for those who don't like the thick, heavy glosses like MAC's Lipglass. The texture is just right -- not too sticky, not too thick, not too thin. The staying power is good but not great. I have Russet (sheer reddish brown) and Blush (brownish pink) -- both great colors!

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