Product Reviews by Schadenfrau

Moisturizers - Andalou Naturals - Argan Stem Cell BB Benefit Balm Un-Tinted SPF 30

5.0
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Jul/11/2014

I'm on my 7th or 8th bottle of this after as many months (like an earlier reviewer stated, one tube lasts about a month), and finally figured it was time to weigh in.

I was reluctant to purchase this product initially, given that it was untinted and there are so many BB and CC creams that make all the same claims but provide some tinted coverage, as well. I'm glad I did …
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Lip Treatments - Dr. Hauschka - Lip Care Stick

5.0
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Mar/10/2014

I'm on my third tube of this classic, reliable lip balm. It has a pleasant, un-sticky/un-greasy texture and a mild rose scent and taste. Great for both men and women, people of all ages. It's not prone to melting like Fresh's otherwise excellent lip balms are, either. Basically, it's an idealized form of Chapstick, minus the chemicals you don't want to ingest.

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Concealers - Dr. Hauschka - Pure Care Cover Stick

3.0
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Feb/18/2014

It's never a good sign when you start thinking about purchasing a different concealer pretty much as soon as you've tried a new one. That's where I was with Dr. Hauschka's Pure Care Cover Stick two months ago, and I'm still looking for an alternative.

This isn't the worst product in the world- I appreciate the lack of harmful ingredients, and I do use …
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Mascara - Eyeko - Black Magic Mascara (Curved Brush)

3.0
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Dec/10/2013

I love the packaging, but I don't think that this product performs any better than your average drugstore mascara, and is certainly not worth the $24 price tag.

I found that the curved brush made application difficult, and I'm not someone who's unused to curved brushes. There's something about this applicator that makes it impossible to get through a coat without …
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Eye Makeup Remover - Lancôme - Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Make-up Remover

5.0
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Nov/22/2013

I've used this product off and on for at least 20 years, but I always come back to it. In all that time, I've never found an eye makeup remover to be more effective than Lancome's Bi-Facil. It takes off all cosmetics with one wipe. No rubbing, no scrubbing, no irritation, no smudges.

Unlike cheaper dupes, this product contains no mineral oil. It's a classic for a …
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Eye Shadow - Kevyn Aucoin - The Brush Stroke Eye Powder Pencil in Olympia

4.0
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Apr/13/2013

I'm heartbroken that this product is discontinued, because it's my go-to eye pencil. I can't usually get away with eyeliner, but this is a lovely, warm copper color that doesn't look too bold. The application is a breeze, because like almost all Kevyn Aucoin products, it has a user-friendly design. I especially love the little blending brush on the opposite end …Read more

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Bath Treatments - Kneipp - Herbal Bath

5.0
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Dec/17/2012

Don't flinch at the cost- these are the best bath oils on the market.

I've tried to get away with less expensive bath products, but always come back to Kneipp. The scents are potent, and hyper-real. I especially like Rosemary, and find that while it's touted as being invigorating, works wonderfully at night.

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Mascara - Laura Mercier - Full Blown Volume Lash Building Mascara

4.0
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Oct/12/2012

Laura Mercier's Full Blown Volume is a wonderful mascara, and one of the few department store mascaras I've repurchased over the years. It's easy to apply, never clumps, and is noticeable without appearing overly dramatic.

My favorite thing about this mascara is the slight navy blue tint that shows up in natural light. The blue-black color really makes eyes pop in a …
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Lip Treatments - Fresh - Sugar Passion Tinted Lip Treatment

5.0
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Oct/12/2012

I reach for Fresh Sugar Passion every single day, and will continue to purchase it again and again. It provides a light, sheer wash of berry-red on your lips, and looks and feels incredibly natural. Unlike many similar products, this leaves more of a natural finish than a glossy sheen.

It's probably not ideal for people who are looking to heal seriously chapped lips, but as a …
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Misc Beauty Tools - beautyblender - the sponge

5.0
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Oct/12/2012

Don't waste your money on the dupes like I did- Beautyblender is the real deal. It makes even the cheapest foundation apply like a dream, blends all manner of color on your face, and comes in very handy for those times you go a little overboard with the powder.

Unlike the imitators, this sponge doesn't suck up too much product during the application process. Use it when …
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