Product Reviews by Sarasotagirl

Lipstick - REVLON - Super Lustrous Lipstick - Pink Truffle

5.0
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10 months ago

My most-loved, most-worn, most-often-repurchased lipstick.

Me: Brown hair (about level 5/5.5), bluish/greenish eyes, pale yellow, NARS Sheer Glow Siberia skin. Soft Autumn. Prone to dry skin and very dry lips.

Pink Truffle: Sheer-ish, but more pigment than in Lip Butter incarnation. Brownish-nudish-peachish-pink. Slightly shiny. This is the lipstick that I can put on …
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Lip Treatments - Glossier - Balm Dotcom

3.0
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Dec/13/2016

Five hippies for the unflavored/unscented, one for the cherry, which tastes disgustingly like cherry cough drops. My kids agree: If you WANT a lip balm that tastes like cough drops, well, now you know where to find it.

I say this is better than Aquaphor and Vaseline and other balms that list petrolatum as a first ingredient. It's not greasy and it seems to be absorbed into the …
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Cleansers - Eclos - Daily Facial Cleansing Oil

5.0
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May/07/2015

I love it for removing makeup without stripping my skin, but here's the kicker: My teenage son loves this because it has pretty much controlled his oil and tamed his acne.

Yep, you heard me. My son struggled with moderate acne and was prescribed the usuals: BHA toners and Retin-A. He hated those, because they made his skin sensitive and red. What you don't use can't …
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Masks - Mario Badescu - Enzyme Revitalizing Mask

5.0
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Dec/05/2014

A mild exfoliating mask that keeps flakes and clogged pores at bay without irritating my skin.

I've repurchased this several times and will probably repurchase until they stop making it. It's mild enough that I can use it twice a week without making my thin, dry skin unhappy. The main effect is that my skin looks just a little less dull and makeup goes on a little more …
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Foundations - Ellis Faas - Skin Veil Foundation

5.0
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Nov/05/2014

A medium-coverage foundation that really does blend to look like bare skin.

The YouTube gurus are right: This is a game-changer that hits the sweet spot of good coverage, great blendability, excellent wear and supreme undetectability. I don't know what chemists Ellis Faas is using, but they've knocked it out of the park with both the concealer and the foundation in her line …
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Foundations - Unlisted Brand - Maqpro - Fard creme

5.0
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Nov/05/2014

The pro full-coverage makeup line that gives me the best skin finish, blendability and color choice.

I've been using the original Fard Creme from MAQpro (Le Maquillage Professionnel) for about six months now. Though I'm not a professional makeup artist, I have used pro foundations from Graftobian, Cinema Secrets, RCMA and Joe Blasco. I've also used Kevyn Aucoin's …
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Lipstick - Lipstick Queen - Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick

5.0
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Apr/28/2014

A lasting, satin-finish liquid lipstick up to Poppy King's exacting standards. And the dispenser is pretty perfect, too.

The minute you start to use the new Vesuvius liquid lipsticks, you'll know why they're named after a volcano: The tube is not a "click" pen, but more of an "ooze" pen, one that works brilliantly. Forget about having to prime the pen …
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Liquid - Yves Saint Laurent - Le Teint Touche Eclat Foundation ] [DISCONTINUED]

4.0
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Apr/24/2014

My re-purchase vote is "maybe": I like the coverage and the color match, but I find it doesn't layer well over several sunscreens that I like. So it's good, but not perfect.

I prefer cream foundations generally, because I can customize and perfect the coverage. But I like having a sheer- to medium-coverage liquid foundation for those days when I am running very late …
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Lips - Unlisted Brand - Morpho Cosmetics Lip Stain

5.0
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Mar/31/2014

The best lip product on Earth.

That is, if you want a lip color that is absolutely weightless and super-comfortable, non-drying, very long-lasting, completely undetectable and tinted the color your lips SHOULD be. But if you'd rather have something heavy or drying or quick-fading or otherwise old-fashioned ....

I was devoted to Morpho Cosmetics' stains and glosses …
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Blush - BOOM! By Cindy Joseph - Boomstick Color

5.0
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Mar/18/2014

I've been using the BoomStick Trio for several months, several times a week. My favorite of the trio is the Glimmer highlighter (see that review for more), but I do like the Color stick and with summer coming, will probably use it even more often.

This is a sheer red/plum/brown color that is touted to be flattering on anyone, and I believe that. I'm pale and warm-toned …
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