Product Reviews by SarahMcD

Eye Shadow - Urban Decay - 24/7 Glide-On Shadow Pencil

3.0
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1 month ago

Pros: great color selection, doesn't irritate eyes, goes on incredibly easily, cruelty free. Cons: comes off just as easily as it went on. It doesn't smear or run or anything it just...disappears. So with that in mind, I only use it when I really only need to look good short term. For that it's fine. I'll continue to use it but I won't repurchase. I have it in demolition …Read more

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Sunscreen - Drunk Elephant - Umbra Sheer Physical Defense SPF 30

3.0
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2 months ago

My skin is very sensitive to SPF, both physical and chemical. I had previously tried the tinted version of this product and although it didn't irritate my skin, the tint didn't work well for me. So I had some reservations when I received a tube of this to try free from Influenster.

On the plus side, this does not irritate my skin, make my pores feel suffocated, burn the area …
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Treatments (Eye) - Drunk Elephant - Shaba Complex™ Eye Serum

4.0
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2 months ago

I've never been an eye-cream person but this one has converted me! Typically eye creams do nothing for me, and some of them irritate my sensitive skin, while others manage to blur my vision no matter how carefully I avoid getting it in my eye. Recently my eye area has been dry and crepey, seemingly in response to an overly harsh makeup remover combined with the winter weather and a head …Read more

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Eye Shadow - Urban Decay - Naked Honey Palette

5.0
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3 months ago

I've been losing interest in Urban Decay over the last few years, and frankly I have all the eyeshadow I could ever use, so I didn't plan to get this. But when I started seeing people using it on Instagram and Youtube I fell in love with some of the colors so I splurged, and I haven't been able to stop using it since I got it. The 12 shades are all obviously similar but they do all …Read more

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Foundations - Fenty Beauty by Rihanna - Pro Filt'r Hydrating Longwear Foundation

3.0
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3 months ago

I was so excited to try this. The shade range is great (lots of colors and all of them are actually hues people are, unlike some lines that skew oddly orange) and the price per ounce is reasonable compared to a lot of competitors. Moreover, I had tried the Fenty matte foundation and could tell that while I'm not the intended user (I have dry skin, so don't need matte on top of that), it …Read more

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Masks - LANEIGE - Water Sleeping Mask

2.0
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8 months ago

Smells really good, but while my sense of smell enjoyed it my skin doesn't like fragrance, so this was a fail. On top of that, it's really not very moisturizing - it is very watery and a little gel-like. It might be fine for oilier skin but for dry, sensitive skin I would pass. Also not cruelty free as far as I know.

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Lotions/ Creams - Paula's Choice - Moisture Boost Hydrating Treatment Cream

5.0
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9 months ago

This has been a holy grail for me for over a decade. I have dry, sensitive skin, and this moisturizes but causes absolutely no irritation, pain, itching, clogged pores, etc. Works beautifully under makeup or combined with sunscreens. I am never without this; I always try others but they can't hold a candle to this. Plus the tube is easy to travel with and the product is cruelty free. Pretty …Read more

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Lip Treatments - Winky Lux - Matcha Balm Lip Treatment

3.0
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9 months ago

Mediocre lip balm. It does smell subtly of matcha and maybe vanilla (I have the plain one) which is nice; the ingredients are relatively safe and the product is cruelty free. The packaging feels flimsy and is not to my personal taste, but more importantly the balm seems insecure in the tube. As a balm, it's a little thin and greasy and doesn't last terribly long. It's fine for …Read more

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Sunscreen - Drunk Elephant - Umbra Tinte Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30

2.0
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10 months ago

I've tried most of DE's products and really enjoy a lot of them, but this is not one of their best. I have dry, sensitive skin that is particularly reactive to sunscreens (almost all chemical SPFs and even some mineral formulas). Two of the only formulas that do not irritate my skin are Dr. Jart's Premium BB Cream (which I avoid because it isn't cruelty free) and It …Read more

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Masks - Glow Recipe - Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask

2.0
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10 months ago

I was so excited to try this! I have dry, sensitive skin, and I love avocado and sleeping masks. Unfortunately, this was pretty forgettable. Unlike Glow Recipe's Watermelon mask, it didn't irritate my skin, but be aware that the fragrance in this is strong, so I can imagine it could irritate some. I would never have identified it as avocado, either - it's sort of a fresh smell …Read more

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